After 56 years in the film industry, and over 200 films, Jackie Chan has finally gotten the Academy Award he's always wanted.
On Saturday during the annual Governors Awards, Chinese actor and martial arts star Jackie Chan received an honorary Oscar for his decades of work in the film industry.
Chan has wanted an Oscar since seeing one at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago. In that moment, he decided he wanted one for himself.
"After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many bones, finally," Chan, 62, quipped at the star-studded gala dinner while holding his Oscar.
During his speech, Chan acknowledged and thanked his hometown of Hong Kong for making him 'proud to be Chinese.' He also thanked his fans for allowing him to keep going."
Tom Hanks introduced Jackie Chan before his award, along with Chan's 'Rush Hour' co-star, Chris Tucker. Hanks said it felt gratifying to present the award to someone as influential as Chan, since action comedy and martial arts films are two genres often overlooked during awards season.
Sylvester Stallone was in attendance, and couldn't look happier for his buddy.
Congrats, Jackie Chan!