Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme at Shanghai International Film Festival
‘Jackie Chan Action Movie Gala’ announced at Shanghai International Film Festival
Date: Thu, Jun 19, 2014 13:00:00 GMT
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Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme
The multifaceted international star Jackie Chan attended the Shanghai International Film Festival, on Wednesday, June 18. At a presser held during the film fest, it was announced that the ‘Jackie Chan Action Movie Gala’ will be a permanent part of the Shanghai International Film Festival from 2015.
Also clicked at the presser was action star Jean-Claude Van Damme. Jackie Chan is quoted to have said: “I have always had a dream to facilitate the creation of an international award for action filmmakers who work behind the scenes, so that the whole world gets to see the efforts and hardships of action film makers.”
‘The Jackie Chan Action Movie Gala’ aims at giving people an insight into action cinema and honouring artists who have made outstanding contributions to action cinema around the globe.
“I used to be a stand-in for dangerous scenes, and I used to portray a dead body on the screen. When people tell me that I am a very good fighter, they hardly know the fact that I am a man who is very easy to get hurt. I hurt all over my body,” Chan said.
Catch some more pics of Jackie Shroff and Jean-Claude Van Damme from the Shanghai International Film Festival on the pages that follow.