Ha! Old people, amirite? Michael Caine knows what Jackie Chan is talking about.
Jackie continued, “And the world is too violent right now. It’s a dilemma — I like action but I don’t like violence.”
Chan should hook up with Michael Bay. He manages to make 3 hour action movies where nothing happens except for a lot of loud clanging noises.
However, don’t take this as a retirement announcement from Jackie. He wants to move into more serious roles. He wants the world to know him as the Asian Robert De Niro. Which would have been a good thing back in his Raging Bull and Taxi Driver and even Casino days, but now not so much. Even American Robert De Niro has lost a little respect for Robert De Niro.
“For the last 10 years I have been making some other different movies. I want to be an Asian Robert De Niro. I don’t just want to be an action star, I want to be a true actor. I want to get rid of my image,” he said.
“I want the audience to know I’m not only a comedian. I can act. Day by day, year by year, I’m going to show you the real Jackie Chan.”
Said Jackie while launching himself from the tip of a 30 foot tall bamboo into a helicopter.