Jackie Chan Has No Plan To Give Up Stunts At 60
Jackie Chan has said he is still prepared to risk his life by doing his own stunts at the age of 60.
The Hong Kong actor who entered his seventh decade in April, told Sky News' Entertainment Week he has no plans to stop doing action movies.
"I am still doing stupid things, hurting myself, jumping on buildings," he said of his stunt work.
Despite acknowledging he is no longer young, he said the expectation among his fans is high.
He hinted at doing a sequel to his new film, Chinese Zodiac, while there are reports that a fourth Rush Hour film could be in the pipeline.
"I do have a lot of pressure, the audience never think I am getting old, they think 'Jackie, yes, he can do anything'. I'm not Superman, I'm getting old, I'm 60."
Chan began his film career doing stunts in Bruce Lee movies in the 1970s making his international name after breaking into the American film industry almost 20 years ago in films such as Rumble In The Bronx and Rush Hour.
With the China film market now the second biggest in the world behind America, Hollywood is now looking to China to capitalise on the country's growth.
Recent films shot in Chinese territories include Skyfall and Transformers: Age Of Extinction while Iron Man 3 was co-produced with a Shanghai-based company to get around the country's red-tape on the annual number of foreign films it allows to be shown.
Chan said combining the American and Chinese film industries can only be a good thing for both countries, allowing them to learn more about each other.
"We import a lot of American films and so we understand American culture, American ways, the songs, the living. We do need the American market to understand Chinese culture.
"Right now, China market getting bigger and bigger. So many productions are asking writers and directors to write the Chinese, American story. I think, from the movies, we can let the whole world and American people learn more about Chinese culture."
But for Chan, it is not a film from his homeland which rates as his all-time favourite nor a film dedicated to martial arts.
He revealed to Lucy Cotter on Entertainment Week that it is the classic Julie Andrew's musical, The Sound Of Music, which has a special place in his heart.
"I think I see it 100 times," he admitted.
Earlier this week Chan said he was "ashamed" and "sad" after his son Jaycee, 31, was detained in Beijing for marijuana possession.
: Watch more of Jackie Chan's interview on Entertainment Week, tonight at 8.30pm on Sky News.