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07th Apr 2024

Legendary actor and martial artist Jackie Chan celebrates his 70th birthday

Charlie Herbert

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Happy birthday to a legend

Jackie Chan has celebrated an age milestone today, as he turned 70.

Born in Hong Kong on April 7, 1954, Chan started his career as a stuntman.

But ever since his appearance in 1978 action comedy film Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow, his career has led him to become one of the most recognisable film stars in the world, and he’s best known for his work on movies such as Rush Hour, Shanghai and The Karate Kid.

His age isn’t slowing him down either, with the actor as busy as ever.

He recently lent his voice to the Splinter character in Seth Rogen’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem and will also do voice over work on the upcoming Kung-Fu Panda 4.

And rumours continue to swirl about the potential for a fourth installment in the Rush Hour film series, with both Chan and his co-star Chris Tucker saying they’re in talks for a Rush Hour 4. However, there is yet to be any official confirmation that this is in the pipeline.

Along with his outstanding back catalogue of films, another impressive feat from Chan is that he made it through the vast majority of his life without ever having heard of the Kardashians.

Back in 2017, he was being interviewed by Access Hollywood when he was asked who his favourite Kardashian is.

Somehow, despite a life in Hollywood and showbiz, the Rush Hour star seems to have remained sheltered from the phenomena that is the Kardashian family.

At the time of the interview, the Kardashians were easily one of the most famous families in the world. Kim was still married to Kanye, and Keeping Up With the Kardashians had been on TV for a decade.

Yet Chan didn’t have a scooby who they were, and even asked if the word ‘Kardashian’ was English.

The interviewers posed the question to Chan, “We’re going to have you name your favorite Kardashian. Who do you like?”, to which he responded: “Kardashian? What do you mean Kardashian?”

When they then asked if he knows the Kardashians, he replied: “No, I don’t know – is that English?

“I’ve never heard them before!”

Fans loved his response, and the clip has since resurfaced on the Reddit thread r/MadeMeSmile.

“Just another reason to treasure this man,” one response said, while another replied: “Best response ever.”

Another Redditor joked: “Wish I could have this mindset where I don’t know a single Kardashian.”

Someone else penned: “Blessed sweet oblivion. All of us wish we had never heard that name.”

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