Jackie Chan leaves imprints in Hollywood for the second time

LOS ANGELES Thu Jun 6, 2013 10:44pm EDT

Actor Jackie Chan poses during a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, June 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

Actor Jackie Chan poses during a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, June 6, 2013.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chinese action film star Jackie Chan on Thursday became the first person to twice leave the imprints of his hands and feet in cement at Hollywood's famed Chinese Theatre.

Chan, who has starred in some 150 films in a career spanning more than 40 years, first left imprints in the forecourt of the theater in 1997, adding to the collection that features screen legends from Clark Gable to Marilyn Monroe.

But over the years, as ownership of the theater changed hands, the cement slab featuring Chan's prints was lost. Slabs are changed often to make room for new entries in the collection.

Representatives at the newly named TCL Chinese Theatre confirmed that Chan was the first two-time inductee. They said they did not know when the prints vanished but were sure that the slab was not stolen from the forecourt.

On Thursday Chan left imprints of his hands, feet and nose in cement, accompanied by his "Rush Hour" co-star Chris Tucker and "The Karate Kid" co-star Jaden Smith.

Chan, 59, told a crowd gathered for the occasion that he had always dreamed of having his prints in cement at the theater.

"My first time in the Chinese Theatre, I walked on the red carpet ... and I see that there are so many stars doing the interviews. And at that time I had nothing to do, standing there looking around," he said.

"During all those years I dreamed. Slowly, slowly, I got there," the actor said.

Chan has become one of China's biggest film stars, crossing into Hollywood movies with his Kung Fu fighting skills and ability to do his own action stunts.

(Reporting by Reuters TV; Writing by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Xavier Briand)

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Comments (3)
runningman wrote:
Did I read that correctly? Jaden Smith put his hand prints in cement? Did I miss the part where Jaden became a HUGE star with dozens of movies under his belt?

Jun 06, 2013 10:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
runningman wrote:
Did I read that correctly? Jaden Smith put his hand prints in cement? Did I miss the part where Jaden became a HUGE star with dozens of movies under his belt?

Jun 06, 2013 10:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
lababy wrote:
Too bad that he sees “America as the most corrupt nation on the planet.” Must be nice to make so much corrupt money!

Jun 06, 2013 11:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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