Jackie Chan's father used to ask him all the time that why after being celebrated around the world with countless awards he had never won an Oscar.
"I just look at my dad and said, 'Ha, ha, ha,'" Chan, 62, said last night at the Governors Awards in Hollywood. "'Dad, I only make comedy action movies.'"
With more than 200 films under his belt spanning a 56-year career, Chan finally received a gold statuette as one of four recipients of this year's Governors Awards.
Chan remembered seeing Sylvester Stallone's Oscar when he had a meeting with the Rocky star at his house 23 years ago. "I touched it, kissed it, smelled it," Chan kidded. "I believe it still has my fingerprints on it...Then I talked to myself, 'I really want one.' Finally, [Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs] called and I said, 'Are you sure?'"