Movie scenes that nearly killed Jackie Chan
The incomparable Jackie Chan has been thrilling and charming audiences for over four decades. His singular combination of insane martial arts skills and crack comedic timing made him a star in the frantic early days of Hong Kong kung fu cinema, but it was his eminently lovable personality that ultimately led to Hollywood stardom and his current status as an international icon.
With his most recent revenge thriller The Foreigner smashing up theaters, it's worth remembering the other quality that has set Chan apart from the vast majority of his peers over his distinguished career—his insistence on doing his own stunts, no matter how dangerous. The outtakes of his films—which often play over the end credits—have for years illustrated for fans just how dedicated Chan is to his craft, and how lucky we are that he manages to cheat death virtually every time he makes a movie. Here are ten scenes that posed grave danger to the life and limbs of one of the greatest action stars of all time.