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A veteran martial artist and renowned actor, Jackie Chan needs no introduction. With his unique comic timing and out-of-the-box action, Chan has created his own legacy across the world. Although he might be living a prosperous life today, the Oscar Awards-winning actor also had to deal with bullies during his school-going days.

Jackie Chan began acting in the 1960s. Initially, he worked as a stuntman in films for Bruce Lee and other actors in Hong Kong cinema. Throughout his acting career, Chan has worked in a total of 150 movies. Moreover, he has a great fan base in the eastern and western parts of the world.

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Why was Jackie Chan bullied in his childhood?

Notably, Jackie Chan did not belong to an affluent family. His parents would work for the French ambassador in Hong Kong. At times, his parents had to borrow money from friends to solve medical emergencies.

Jackie grew up in a very money constraint surrounding. In his 2015 autobiography, “Never Grow Up“; Jackie Chan with Zhu hu, the actor, explained how he was bullied by his schoolchildren for belonging to a poor family.

He stated: “The rich kids I went to school with would see me climbing the hill on my way home as they passed by in cars, and they’d shout mean comments at me: “Servent’s Kid!” “Hey, beggar, if you don’t have money for the bus, don’t come to school”.

He continued: “After a while, I couldn’t really stand the insults anymore. One time on the playground, they said something cruel and I charged at them. We started brawling and rolling around on the ground. I used all the moves my dad taught me… One of them grabbed my legs: I lost my balance and fell over. My head hit a rock and everything went black. I lay on the ground, not moving. The kid who knocked me down as an ambassador’s son. He ran home to get an adult to help, and everyone else scattered.”

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After failing his first year in primary school, Chan was sent to a martial arts academy, China Drama Academy. He learned martial arts and acrobatics for an entire decade. Soon his way to the film industry opened and he began working as a stuntman learning various fighting skills.

Chan felt scared while performing stunts.

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Chan, in his autobiography, revealed that he was not a Superman but a normal human being. He did feel scared and eventually did the stunts.

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Chan would release outtakes at the end of his films. The idea behind it was to enlighten people about the injuries and mishaps that would happen while he performed stunts. Moreover, Chan learned a lot from the stunt coordinators on the set.