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10 amazing facts about Jackie Chan

10 amazing facts about Jackie Chan

Ahead of Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes on National Geographic, learn all about the butt-kicking hero

Chan you believe it? As the kung fu maestro turns eco-warrior, we shine a light on his incredible life…

Jackie Chan’s Green Heroes, Saturday 1 September, 7pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic

He’s one of the biggest movie stars in the world, renowned globally for his martial arts expertise and willingness to do his own stunts, and the recipient of numerous awards (including “Favorite Buttkicker” at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards!). But there’s more to this high-flying superstar than death-defying leaps and spinning kicks.


In his new show for National Geographic, the indefatigable Chan travels around China exploring innovative projects designed to improve the environment and clean up the world. Take that, plastic waste!

But before you tune into Jackie Chan’s foray into the world of environmentalism, click/hover on the text boxes below to find more fascinating facts about cinema’s famous fighting man…

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