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After five decades, nearly 200 films, and several broken bones, Jackie Chan has finally been awarded an Honourary Oscar statuette for his work.
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14 Nov 2016 - 3:05 PM  UPDATED 14 Nov 2016 - 3:59 PM

It's taken over five decades, nearly 200 hundred movies, and far too many broken bones, but Jackie Chan has finally managed to get his hands on that elusive gold Oscar statuette!

At the 8th Annual Governors Awards held on November 12, the superstar was awarded an honourary Oscar statuette in celebration of his decades of work in the film industry.

Introduced onstage by his "Rush Hour" co-star Chris Tucker, actress Michelle Yeoh, and Hollywood star Tom Hanks, Chan was awarded his long-awaited statuette, a moment that was capped with his lighthearted quip of "After 56 years in the film industry, making more than 200 films, after so many [broken] bones, finally!".

The actor talked about watching the Academy Awards ceremony with his parents over the years, before humourously revealing that his father always asked him why he never got an Oscar statuette despite having made so many movies. 

A huge congratulations to Jackie Chan for his honourary Oscar - we're sure your father will be proud to see you finally holding that gold statuette!

Check out Jackie Chan's acceptance speech right here:

Check out some of Chan's greatest movies HERE!!

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