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AKIPRESS.COM - Actor Jackie Chan was bestowed an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Saturday night.
Tom Hanks was tasked with introducing Chan, one of four filmmakers to receive the lifetime achievement honor, which was also given to film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, USA Today reported.
Chan, 62, has produced, directed and starred in serious films like legendary actor John Wayne and physically comedic films like Buster Keaton, Hanks said.
Chan said he never imagined he would be standing at the Academy Awards podium after a career of "comedy-action movies." "I break so many bones," said Chan. "I still cannot believe I am standing here. It’s a dream."
Chan gave thanks to his fans around the world. "Because of you, I have a reason to continue jumping into windows, kicking and punching and breaking my bones," said Chan.