Action film legend Jackie Chan has today been presented with two Guinness World Records certificates during an event in Shanghai.
GWR Greater China President Rowan Simons made the presentations for Most credits in one movie and Most stunts by a living actor to the star during the official launch of Chan's latest movie Chinese Zodiak.
Chan carried out 15 of the major creative movie-making roles for the film, including Director, Producer, Actor, Fight Choreographer and Composer, breaking the previous record of 11 credits held by Robert Rodriguez.
Speaking about the achievement, Chan said, "Achieving these Guinness World Records titles is recognition of all my life's work".
The highlight of the event was the presentation of a second Guinness World Records title for Most stunts by a living actor, an accomplishment that reflects Chan's amazing career in which he has nearly lost his life several times and broken numerous bones.
Commenting on the achievement, Simons said, "nobody has risked more in the name of entertainment than Jackie Chan and this world record is a tribute both to his creativity and his endurance."
Over a 50-year career, Chan has appeared in over 100 domestic and international movies, including Police Story (Hong Kong, 1985), Around the World in 80 Days (USA/Germany/Ireland/UK, 2004)) and the Rush Hour series (USA, 1998-2007). He made his debut in Big and Little Wong Tin Bar (Hong Kong, 1962) at the age of eight, before focusing on martial arts movies.
No insurance company will underwrite Chan's productions, in which he performs all his own stunts. After a number of stuntmen were injured during the making of Police Story, the star formed the Jackie Chan Stuntmen Association, training the stuntmen personally and paying for their medical bills out of his own pocket.