At the Cannes, Jackie Chan announced his retirement from the action film world. At age 58, he said that he feels “really tired” after decades of putting his body through some of the most dangerous, gruelling stunts ever conceived.
Chan promised that his newest film, Chinese Zodiac, will be his last action movie. Coincidentally, it’s the 100th film of his prolific career.
“The world is too violent right now,” Chan said. “It’s a dilemma – I like action but I don’t like violence.”
Chan stressed that he’s not leaving the film industry altogether. He plans to continue acting–it’s just that he will no longer perform stunts.
Chan has been performing onscreen since the 1960s and he’s known for always doing his own stunts. Fans of action movies have hailed him as the greatest stunt-performer ever. After watching the video below, it’s not hard to see why: