Jackie Chan is finally getting a much-deserved Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors announced Thursday that Chan was among those set to receive Honorary Oscars this November. Joining the Rush Hour franchise star are film editor Anne V. Coates (Erin Brockovich), documentarian Frederick Wiseman (National Gallery), and casting director Lynn Stalmaster (Tootsie).
"The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, and Frederick Wiseman—true pioneers and legends in their crafts," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a press release. "The Board is proud to honor their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November."
Dude's career has been undeniably prolific, with his unparalleled action film mastery spanning decades. In addition to classic '00s blockbuster franchise fare like the Rush Hour trilogy and the Shanghai films, the stunt-performing actor still remains one of the biggest movie stars in the world in 2016.
Though Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his $64 million landed atop Forbes' latest ranking of the highest-paid actors on the planet, Jackie Chan just barely missed the crown with a nothing-to-scoff-at $61 million.
Chatting it up with IndieWire last year after receiving the Living Legend award at the Far East Film Festival, Chan got candid about his decision to leave portions of his beloved persona behind in favor of something fresh. "I want to be a true actor because for an action star, life is very, very short," Chan said. "So, that is the reason why, for the last 15 years, I have tried to change myself. I want my audience to know that I am the actor who can fight and not the fighter who can act."