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CANNES COVERAGE: Jackie Chan Retires From Action Films

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Jackie ChanJackie Chan has had it with acting — in action films, anyway. Chan announced his career shift at the Cannes Film Festival during a “Chinese Zodiac” press conference, saying, “This will be my last action movie. I tell you, I am not young any more. I am really, really tired.”

What’s next for Chan in Hollywood? “I don’t just want to be an action star. I want to be a true actor. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro,” he explained. “I want to get rid of my image. So, for the last 10 years I’ve done other films like ‘The Karate Kid’ where I’d rather play an old man. I want the audience to know I’m not just about fighting or comedy, also I can act.”

Do you think Jackie Chan will succeed in rounding out his acting resume?