This one should be easy to guess since almost every time we’ve seen Jackie Chan on the big screen, he’s been a cop or someone who wanted to beat up the bad guy for…reasons. In other words, he’s been typecast as a Hong Kong guy so many times, whether he’s a cop or not, that he just got tired of playing roles that made him do pretty much the same thing. . This doesn’t bother some actors and falls straight into the typography trap, but Jackie has wanted to show he’s had more range than that for a while, and that’s what gave rise to Mr. Han’s role in The Karate. Remake for children with Jaden Smith. It was also what inspired him to star in The Foreigner with Pierce Brosnan as it didn’t focus on his combat skills as much and allowed Jackie to tell more of the story since his characters had more to their overall arc than their ability to fight. . Escaping roles that have him playing characters who have battle experience and can handle himself isn’t going to happen anytime soon, but that part doesn’t seem to bother Jackie as he’s fully okay with showing off his fighting abilities, but he prefers to be seen as an actor who knows how to fight rather than just an action star. This is understandable as it allows him to remain versatile when taking on various roles and can open up many other possibilities that he can nurture.
When you look at what he can do without needing to be the guy using a ladder to fight off a group of three or four guys, it’s actually pretty impressive since Jackie is a pretty good actor. We didn’t get to see much of that since most of the time in his career he pulled off stunts and moves that are just amazing and yet became a big part of any role he played in. When he took on the movie The Forbidden Kingdom and had the chance to fight Jet Li on screen, it was pretty impressive because watching the two men face off, even if it was for a movie, was enjoyable because it showed a distinct difference in their styles and ability to act. But when he took on the role of Mr. Han in The Karate Kid remake, it wasn’t just for the fighting skills he brought to the film, it was the fact that Mr. Han was a person. broken since he lost his wife and child and had nothing to do but play handyman in the apartment complex and fix his old car just so he could dump it again and have something to fix again. In short, Han was stuck in his head so often that work was probably the only thing keeping him together until Dre and his mom showed up, and especially until Dre gave him a reason to focus. on something other than his pain.
In L’Étranger, he embodies a restaurateur with a somewhat dark past since he was forced to see his daughter die in an explosion which had nothing to do with either of them but which was the work of an extremist group trying to make itself heard. heard around the world. When he went after those who might have given him the names of the suicide bombers, it became a one-man mission that saw him bomb a bathroom to make a point, then harass Pierce Brosnan’s character as he kept asking for the names of the suicide bombers. Once he found the bombers, he went in and took them all out, right under the noses of the British authorities as he escaped at the last second. So despite the fact that there was fighting, it was not the same type of character since he was a very trained ex-military man who owned a restaurant and was a civilian at the time he left. taken from those who had caused the death of his daughter. Better still, once his task was done, he resumed his life as a restaurateur, and the authorities, who could not help him at first, watched him but thought they owed him this, and so left him alone outside. monitoring. The movie wasn’t exactly a blockbuster, but it was proof that Chan could do more than just perform death-defying stunts that were fun to watch. He will always be remembered for films such as The Legend of Drunken Master and Rush Hour, but it’s great to know he can do so much more when he puts his mind to it.