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  • How are you?

  • Good.

  • Good. Are you having a nice day?

  • Sort of.

  • I get up at six o'clock. I sleep around three o'clock. I get up at six o'clock.

  • No! Three hours?

  • -Yeah. -Only?

  • I did hear that you only have like one day off a year. Is this true?

  • There's only one Jackie Chan.

  • So now, my first question is to ask you is it really true that this is possibly your

  • last action movie?

  • No.

  • Two years ago, I was in Cannes. I really wanted to say that's my last big action movie. Probably

  • the big. Not loud enough. I just said that's my last big action movie.

  • So next day, immediate: "Jackie Chan last action movie." No last big action movie.

  • Phew.

  • Physical movie. Because physical is difficult. You know, you have to go through the jumping

  • through the car window and jumping to the building. The Rush Hour 2 with the cash machine.

  • These kind of things, I cannot do anymore, but action I still can do it. Machine gun,

  • punch, kicking, yeah. Physical, I might stop. Less, less.

  • Just less. Okay, I'm pleased. We were all very worried.

  • Go!

  • -Hello. -Hey JC. It's Jonathan.

  • I am on holiday.

  • What would you say has been the most dangerous stunt you've ever done?

  • Jump. Supercop jump to the helicopter. From the roof.

  • And how big was the fall?

  • There was a nine-storey high, and the helicopter was about...

  • about that far away, about ten or twelve feet.

  • I had to run to catch the ladder below.

  • Crazy.

  • Crazy, and do you ever get nervous when you're filming this one?

  • I do get nervous. On the first day they come, I do scare. I say no, not today. I said cancel.

  • I'm not going to jump today. Then we do some dialogue scene. The second day, and they asked

  • me. I still don't want to jump, but they tell me. You know what? There's hundreds of paparazzi

  • across the street with a long lens.

  • Then I go on the ground and look at so many paparazzi just waiting. I don't know where

  • they get the message. Then I said, I've got to jump. I've got to jump.

  • And I get up. I go to the roof. I pretend I don't know the paparazzi are there. The

  • helicopter comes. I just tell the helicopter come close. I used a crane to lift the ladder.

  • Then I jumped from about this height, not really high. Then I jumped. Okay. Then I put

  • the red tip on the ladder, okay? The red tip. And I say go! The helicopter goes, then I

  • went on the roof waiting. Then waiting the helicopter comes. First I wait, wait, wait.

  • Then I just no. Too far away. You die right away. Then they come back. Just seeing. Ah!

  • I run. You know what? I missed the wind. You know the helicopter? They start the wind.

  • I jump. The wind pushed me down.

  • And I see, I see the red mark like this...

  • I catch the second one, and the whole... I catch the helicopter goes around, put me back

  • to the roof. Then it goes away. I see everybody clapping. You know what? I'm too scared, but

  • in that time I walked to the edge of the building. I know the paparazzi are taking a photo. I

  • just okay good? Okay, next shot.

  • But all the time's lucky. Yeah.

  • Do you get nervous when you watch your own stunts? When you watch them back?

  • I'm proud. I'm proud. I think...

  • I'm very lucky. The studio put this kind of money, government support, local government

  • support and you design your own stunt. The people let you jump these kind of things.

  • Normal people, they want to jump. They won't allow you to jump. so this one, I said I'm

  • very lucky. I've got to do it. I've got to do it. I'm not Superman. I'm just ordinary

  • people. I'm scared. I'm shaking. But I just, I've got to do it because for the responsibility,

  • for the movie, for the audience, for the company. I've got to do it.

  • What are you top three tips for anybody who wants to be a better action movie star?

  • There's a lot of things. There's so many good actors out there, but first you have to know,

  • choreograph, how to choreograph. After you know how to choreograph, you have to know

  • the camera angle. After you know three things, then you have to - most important - you know

  • how to editing. Editing is very important to helping your own action sequence. Last,

  • you've got to have a good team.

  • Before I finish, I'm sure you've heard the really sad news about Robin Williams. Did

  • you ever meet him? What's your memory of him?

  • This morning when I got up, I turned on the TV. It's a big shock. All of the flashback,

  • and I remember he sent me a photo. Right now the photo hangs in my office. Long time ago,

  • I was in Oscar green room. I was standing there because my English was not very good.

  • I was shy, and I'm hiding. I'm afraid to talk to people. I'm afraid. Suddenly there's a

  • guy in front of me. Wow! Robin Williams.

  • "Jackie Chan. Big fan. Do you know how much I love you?"

  • Then he just kept talking. I tried to say something back, but I can't because he's so

  • fast.

  • Okay, you stay there. I'll go. You're good. You're the man, and then he's gone. Then

  • I look at him. I call my manager. You know Robin Williams? Can you ask him for a photo

  • with autograph? Then he called him. He sent me a photo, but this day. Today I'm just shocked.

  • Even though I don't really know him, it seems like I lost a best friend.

  • Well thank you so much for your time. It's been such a pleasure meeting you. I can't tell you.

How are you?

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Jackie Chan interview: Done with action movies? Plus Robin Williams memories

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