Jackie Chan is Quitting Action Movies

After performing his own stunts for decades, the 58-year-old Jackie Chan announced that his fighting days are over. While promoting his 100th movie, “Chinese Zodiac” yesterday, he told reporters “This will be my last action movie.”

“I tell you, I am not young any more … I am really, really tired,” he explained.

“The world is too violent now. It’s a dilemma because I like action, but I don’t like the violence,” he added.

“I don’t just want to be an action star … I want to be a true actor. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro,” he continued.

“I want to get rid of my image. So, for the last ten years I’ve done other films like ‘The Karate Kid’ where I’d rather play an old man. I want the audience to know I’m not just about fighting or comedy, also I can act,” said Chan.

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