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“It Was Now or Never”: Despite Multiple Failures, Jackie Chan’s Decades-Old Friendship With Sylvester Stallone Inspired Him to Overcome a Massive Hurdle Once

Jackie Chan is a global star, known for his incredible sets of skills such as action, martial arts, and comedy. However, the Chinese martial arts icon didn’t had a successful start to his career at the global level. In his 2015 published book, ‘Never Grow Up’, Jackie Chan revealed an incident in his life where it was a ‘now or never’ situation for him. Moreover, he disclosed the role of Sylvester Stallone in his massive comeback that led him to become a global star, eventually.

Jackie Chan’s remarkable comeback at 40
Jackie Chan became a massive star in Chinese movies in the late 70s. However, he didn’t try his hands at the global level yet. But when he did approach world cinema in the 80s, Chan got terribly failed. He almost gave up the idea of working in Hollywood, but it was then he met the Hollywood superstar Sylvester Stallone. Stallone gave him the inspiration and the proud moment of Chan’s life, which made him think about his comeback.

In his book Never Grow Up, Chan revealed the meeting he had with Stallone on the sets of Demolition Man. It was a massive turnaround for Chan when he came to know that everyone there knew Chan; moreover, they respected him for his work. When Stallone told him he extracted a few ideas from Chan’s films, Chan wrote, “I felt very proud of myself.”

This is how Stallone inspired him. Other than that, Chan disclosed the thought he had at 40. He wrote, “My burgeoning friendship with Stallone—now twenty-five years strong—gave me the inspiration to try one more time. I was forty years old in 1994, and figured it was now or never.”After that Chan waited for the perfect script for him and appeared in ‘Rumble in the Bronx’, a Hong Kong production, which was dubbed in English. Interestingly, it made $9.8 million on its opening weekend and did pretty well at the box office.

From being disastrous to winning an Oscar

Even though Jackie Chan’s entry into Hollywood wasn’t a pleasant one, his existence is incredible. He is one of the most loved stars all around the world. With his work and personality, he has won everyone’s hearts. Not only Stallone, but the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is also his best of friends. In 2016, Chan won the Academy Awards for his Lifetime achievement in Hollywood.

However, Chan didn’t expect it, his friend Schwarzenegger sure did. After Chan won the Oscar, Terminator congratulated him, and wrote, “Congratulations to my great friend Jackie Chan on his fantastic honor – after 200 movies, you certainly deserve this Oscar. You always inspire.”

Which is your favorite Jackie Chan movie? And what do you think about this incredible journey of a legendary star? Let us know in the comment section.

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The Ultimate List of the Best Action Movie Hero Names

Arnold Schwarzenegger (aka “Arnie”, “The Austrian Oak”, or “The Govenator”) is an ultimate action movie legend of the first class. Both a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia champion bodybuilder and former Governor of California, Arnold has risen to the highest levels of worldly success.

Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, Arnold made his breakthrough into Hollywood action movies originally in sword-and-sorcery with Conan the Barbarian and in sci-fi with The Terminator, early roles which let him hide his thick accent and lack of American acting experience.

However, Arnold quickly found his niche and would go on to helm some of the most critically and commercially successful action movie blockbusters of all time. Including Terminator 2: Judgement Day and the Terminator Series, Commando, Predator, Total Recall and True Lies to name a few. While he has eased up in later years to pursue public office, his legacy remains Arnold strong!

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American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991) Biography, Plot, Trailer

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation is a 1991 American martial arts action film starring Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, and James Booth. A sequel to American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989), it is the fourth installment in the American Ninja franchise, followed by American Ninja V and was directed by Cedric Sundstrom. The film marked Michael Dudikoff’s final appearance in the American Ninja franchise.

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)


A Delta Force unit attempts to escape from a pursuing group of ninja in a foreign country but most are killed and the rest are captured. The secret Ninja Army is headed by Colonel Scarf Mulgrew) an ex-British policeman and anti-American who has joined with Shiekh Ali Maksood, a Muslim militant, who plans to bring a suitcase nuke to New York. Mulgrew threatens to burn the commandos alive and use the nuke unless he is paid a ransom of 50 million dollars. Agents Sean Davidson and Carl Brackston are sent on a covert mission to rescue the prisoners and defeat the terrorists.


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Sean and Carl parachute in and meet their contact Pango. While gathering information from a local operative named Freddie, they are confronted by Mulgrew and the corrupt local police headed by O’Reilly. Freddie is killed by Mulgrew but Sean, Carl, and Pango escape. Pango takes them to Dr. Sarah a Peace Corps nurse who hides them from the police. Soon after ninjas attack, capturing Sean, Carl and Sarah alive while Pango escapes, and imprisoning them in an old British fort to be tortured by Mulgrew. Mulgrew assaults Sarah and later it is revealed Mulgrew killed her father.


  • Michael Dudikoff as Agent Joe Armstrong
  • David Bradley as Agent Sean Davidson
  • Dwayne Alexandre as Agent Carl Brackston
  • Robin Stille as Dr. Sarah[3]
  • Ken Gampu as Dr. Tamba
  • James Booth as Colonel Scarf Mulgrew
  • Ron Smerczak as Shiekh Ali Maksood
  • Frantz Dobrowsky as Captain O’Reilly
  • Kely McClung as Super Ninja
  • Jody Abrahams as Pango
  • Anthony Fridjhon as Freddie / Treddle
  • David Sherwood as Gavin
  • Sean Kelly as Norris
  • Jamie Bartlett as Segal
  • John Pasternak as Carlos
  • Robin B. Smith as Schultz
  • Shane Safi as Little Special School Child

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Will Smith CONFRONTS Jim Carrey For HUMILIATING Him On Live TV

Get ready for the ultimate showdown! In this explosive video, Will Smith confronts Jim Carrey after being publicly humiliated on live TV.

The two Hollywood legends have a long-standing rivalry, but things came to a head after Jim’s controversial comments about Will during an interview.
With tensions running high, Will finally has the opportunity to confront Jim face-to-face and demand an apology.

But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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But will Jim be able to make amends for his insulting remarks, or will this confrontation only escalate the feud further?
Watch now to find out!

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