When I was a child, I was very poor and wanted everything. So when I got money, I began buying things.
Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training.
As a father, I always want my son to be perfect. When he was young, I tried to train him in martial arts, but he said, ‘I don’t want to become like Bruce Lee’s son, with everybody telling me how good my father was.’ I just think my son is too lazy.
I just make good movies. That’s the way I thank my fans.
I don’t want to be an action star; action star’s life is so short. I want my life to get longer. I want my career to get longer.
When I was young I didn’t care about education, just money and box office.
When I give somebody something and see their face, it just makes me so happy.
I’m not a god – I do bad things.
If everyone does some good, think of what a good world this will be.
When you are learning about a martial art, it is about respect.
I do small things. I try to do good things every day.
I really hope someday in Hollywood, some producer or director will hire me only to do drama.
When I make a film – I direct my own film, I write my own script – that’s what I want to hear from the audience. ‘Oh, thank you, Jackie!’
Besides entertainment and action, I want to educate. You know, as a producer or director, we do have a responsibility to society.
I want to be in ‘Avatar’. I want somebody to hire me to be Superman, a Chinese Superman or Spider-Man.