Jackie Chan is landing his last punch as an action star, but says he is stepping into retirement having made one of the most important films of his career.
The 58-year-old Hong Kong actor told the AP on Friday that his latest film, Chinese Zodiacwill be his last action movie. Chan, launching the movie at the Cannes Film Festival with co-stars Kwone Sang Woo, Yao Xingtong and Liao Fan, said that people don't believe him when he says he is going to retire.
"They say 'no, you're still young, you can still do it,' but I have to stop one day."
Jackie, as he is fondly called, has become a global figure with his action movies that are always laced with comedy. Unlike Bruce Lee and Jet Li, Jackie is the only martial arts actor who doesn't invoke any form of competitive comparison in the martial arts world. People just love watching him.