The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia : From "Project A" to "Shanghai Noon" and Beyond

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The first authoritative, A-to-Z guide to today's #1 international media icon

The "Clown Prince" of martial arts and the world's top-grossing movie star, Jackie Chan has been delighting audiences with his two-fisted, high-velocity action comedies for more than three decades. The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia offers you and millions of other fans a first comprehensive look at everything Jackie. This lively and informative A-to-Z reference was carefully researched by martial arts expert John Corcoran and features photographs of Jackie Chan taken throughout his career.

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The first A-to-Z guide to the reigning king of martial arts action

"In the pantheon of movie action heroes there is only one true God, and his name is Jackie Chan."
--The Washington Post

The "Clown Prince" of martial arts, Jackie Chan has been delighting audiences with his two-fisted, high-velocity action comedies for more than three decades. With his penchant for performing his own amazing on-screen stunts, and with more fans than Schwarzenegger, Stallone, and Van Damme combined, Chan has firmly established himself as the undisputed king of action films worldwide. Now, with The Unauthorized Jackie Chan Encyclopedia, his millions of fans can get a first-ever comprehensive look at everything Jackie.

From the mind-blowing (a near-death accident on the set of "Armour of God") to the mundane (his favorite ice-cream flavor is chocolate), here is everything you need to know about the Charlie Chaplin of martial arts action. In addition to the extensive alphabetical listing of Jackie facts, you'll find:

  • A comprehensive filmography, from Jackie's childhood roles to his blockbuster hits of today
  • An exhaustive bibliographic guide to the books and magazine stories dedicated to Jackie
  • A list of official Jackie Chan fan clubs, complete with contact information and Web addresses

Carefully researched by martial arts expert and journalist John Corcoran and featuring photographs of Jackie Chan taken throughout his career, this lively and informative A-to-Z reference is nothing less than a Chan fan's dream come true.

About the Author:

John Corcoran is a veteran black belt in karate and is recognized as one of the world's premier martial arts authors and journalists. He is the author of seven martial arts books, including The Ultimate Martial Arts Q&A Book, countless articles, and the screenplay for "American Samurai." He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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