20 Jackie Chan Facts That Prove He Kills It Just As Much In Real Life As He Does On Screen

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18. He has his own stunt team

To say that Chan is a good stunt performer is a stark understatement. But did you know he even has his own stunt team? The aptly-named Jackie Chan Stunt Team has been active since 1976, and members are contracted for individual films, so it almost operates like an agency.

Image: YouTube/Kung fu Jiu jitsu
Image: YouTube/Kung fu Jiu jitsu

17. He almost died during a shoot in Yugoslavia

It’s no secret that Chan has been injured countless times during shoots, but one accident nearly cost him his life. While in Yugoslavia shooting Armour of God, Chan was tasked with jumping from a wall onto a tree. He missed, smacking his head hard on the ground below and firing a skull fragment into his brain. Ouch!

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Image: Getty Images

16. The actors who work with him have to wear padding

It’s hard not to wonder how much actual contact happens during Chan’s infamous fight scenes. In fact, it’s a lot, so Chan makes sure the actors he works with wear special padding. This extra protection stops them from getting hurt when he’s jabbing away at them.

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