• Bleeding Steel Press Conference & Photocall

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Chinese actor Jackie Chan, who was recently in Australia to film "Bleeding Steel," will be given an honorary award by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his extraordinary achievements in films.

The 62-year-old actor-director would be given the Governors Award on Nov. 12, one of the four awardees. The Academy’s Board of Governors announced on Thursday that besides Chan, it would also give the same award to film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, reported CBS.

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The grant of Honorary Oscars to the four is to recognize that they are “true pioneers and legends in their crafts,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy.

Chan, from Hong Kong, started his film career at age eight as stuntman on Bruce Lee’s “Fist of Fury” and “Enter the Dragon.” He was launched in the film “New Fist of Fury,” mixing comedy with daring acrobatics.

Besides starring in Chinese martial arts movies such as “Drunken Master,” “Police Story” and “The Young Master,” Chan also appeared in foreign movies such as “The Tuxedo,” “Shanghai Noon” and “Rush Hour.” Chan does not only star and perform stunts, he writes, directs, produces and choreographs most of his movies, noted BBC.

In a Facebook message, Chan said he is honored to be the first Chinese recipient of the award. He wrote, "To be honest, making an action movie isn't easy. It's normal for us to get hurt and bleed. Many of us have sustained a body full of injuries and I'm no exception to the case.”

Chan shared the award with members of the JC Stunt Team. He admitted that he wants to win a regular Oscar award too.