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I watch other wrestlers. I watch movies with Jackie Chan and Jet Li and Tony Jaa. Then there’s breakdancing and Capoeira – just anything I see that looks awesome that I think I could adapt in the ring. Just your typical Kung Fu, breakdancing, Capoeira moves.
I’m inspired by my master’s movie ‘Kerd ma lui,’ Bruce Lee’s ‘Fists of Fury,’ and Jackie Chan’s ‘Police Story.’
In the film industry, we tend to pick up where others have left off, and I’d like to think the influences I picked up from Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme are visible in my work.
Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.
I got into the Kennedy White House because at the time I was president of the Women’s National Press Club, and they assigned me to cover the early days of the Kennedy campaign. Jackie especially. Everyone was interested in the family.
Brad will tell you. He puts a movie on, I’m asleep in 10 minutes. I have no patience. But the kids love action movies with comedy, Jackie Chan and all that.
Every year we discuss Jackie Robinson Day, which is April 15. We talk about it throughout baseball, promote it throughout baseball.
The martial arts that I got into was because of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, because of all of the animal styles at the time. It was around about the time when Jackie was doing ‘Drunken Master,’ and, like, Snake versus this and that.
Jackie Berman, a 64-year-old widow and former special education teacher from Chicago, enrolled in Obamacare. She really needed coverage after sustaining serious injuries from being hit by a car. Now Jackie gets the care she needs at an affordable rate.
Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation.
I was one of the first people to learn that Jackie was going to marry Aristotle Onassis.
Things that make me laugh range from a wonderful stand-up like Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock to my son Gabe, who does great improv work. I also look backwards to the great comedic actors like Jackie Gleason, Paul Lynde and Phil Silvers.
For many years, even after Jackie Robinson, baseball was so segregated, really. You just didn’t expect us to have a chance to do anything. Baseball was meant for the lily-white.
In my own life, I share my home with works by artists like Elizabeth Murray, Martin Puryear, Jackie Windsor and so many others, whose creativity is clear and fresh and compelling; the works break through the usual, and they inspire creativity; they inspire responses and understanding.
I was like a Borscht Belt comedian trapped in the body of a 6-year-old. I was channeling Jackie Mason at 7.
I never wanted to be the next Bruce Lee. I just wanted to be the first Jackie Chan.
My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.
Jackie considered his resurrection, the world’s best return performance.
Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark.
Jackie was speaking at a drugstore, and I said, ‘I’m not going to get this opportunity again, so I better take my chances and listen to Jackie Robinson now.’ Little did I know, I got front row seats, and next to me was my father.
Jackie Chan, I’ve known him, he’s a great guy. I know he’s very watchable and fun. He’s perfect, actually.
There were days when I was literally running for hours in the forest and then I’d jump on a plane and then I’d be on the ‘Nurse Jackie’ set. I was going from Vancouver to New York every three days. For me, it was really invigorating.
I remember, in 2009, I had said in an interview, ‘who knows I might work with Jackie Chan one day.’ Seven years later I actually did.
I was a huge Jackie Chan fan growing up.
I knew who Jackie Kennedy was in terms of being the wife of JFK and being a clothes horse, and I knew that she later married Onassis, but I had a very, very vague idea of who he was.
I’ve stayed buddies with my old buddy Jackie Slater. I talk to Jackie Slater. I play golf with Marcus Allen a lot. I play golf with Marshall Faulk a lot. My buddy Craig Young, he lives up in New Mexico. I still talk to a lot of the guys.
Jackie’s dream was France, but mine was really art and Italy, as that was all I cared about through school. My history of art teacher, who saved my life at Farmington, was obsessed with Bernard Berenson, and I succumbed as well.
It is totally different making films in the East than in the West. In the East, I make my own Jackie Chan films, and it’s like my family. Sometimes I pick up the camera because I choreograph all the fighting scenes, even when I’m not fighting. I don’t have my own chair. I just sit on the set with everybody.
I don’t really want to be compared to Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, but I really feel honored and really proud that people actually see me as them or similar to them, and because they are my inspiration for what I have become today. I am really honored that people compare me to those people.
Saying good-bye on ‘Nurse Jackie’ was a really big deal, so I’m sure I was keeping myself guarded from ever having to feel anything like that again on another job, especially a death scene.
My dad was in a Beatles cover band. My mom wore Candies and belly buttons. The people in our family were very glamorous. They wore pearls like Jackie O.
There’s an assumption that my audience is all these bearded twats from Dalston. But actually, quite a lot of older people go. For them, it’s like pre-alternative comedy, when there was Dave Allen or Jackie Mason or someone. Also, weirdly, because I don’t really swear, they’re not scared off.
Until Eleanor Roosevelt, there was only one or two First Ladies in all of American history who made an impact, who people could even have recognized or identified. And it’s really only been since Jackie Kennedy that there’s been this idea that the family life of the president is such a central thing.
Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.
It was a breaking period for black people coming into baseball, and how many followed depended on Jackie’s conduct. But that’s not the case now. What and how I do doesn’t mean nearly as much as what and how Jackie did.
I have deep respect for Rep. Jackie Speier and all that she has done to open doors for women everywhere.
I remember always feeling lucky with Zoey on ‘Nurse Jackie’ that… she was new at the very beginning. So that gave her everywhere to go.
We didn’t grow up in any sort of meaningful representation in media apart from, you know, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee. But, of course, that was different still, because it always played to this narrative of the foreigner from the East.
Sure, if I had a choice I’d really prefer Jackie at home, waiting for me with a hot meal on the table. But I married a show business gal – we met when we were working in the old ‘Billy Barnes Revue’ and I went into that marriage with my eyes open.
I certainly look at them very differently now, and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that.
I grew up loving Jackie Chan and Jet Li and certainly Bruce Lee. But as I got older, I started to question: Is that all we have?
But Jackie Chan is that guy who would pick up glasses and bottles lying on the road or that guy who would help in picking up tents once the filming production is over. He doesn’t act like a star.
I wanted to tour the United States because I feel I owe it to the community that I grew up in. When I was growing up, the only people I saw on TV were Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and Jet Li. Our representation as Asians wasn’t big, but I wanted to be like Lucy Liu and then Maggie Q.
My first concert makes me sound like a real old man. My very first concert was Jackie Wilson.
While prepping ‘Smokey,’ I saw a picture in a magazine of a Pontiac Trans Am that gave me a product placement idea. I could picture Burt Reynolds behind the wheel with Jackie Gleason on the chase. I called Pontiac and asked if they would like to have the car in the movie.
When I was on the playground, people were calling me Jackie Chan.
Jimmy O. Yang
With me, traveling for work is arriving at the airport, checking into the hotel, leaving the hotel the next morning at 4 or 5 to do something like ‘The Jimmy and Jackie Captain Crazy Morning Zoo,’ doing a bunch of those in a row, then going back to the hotel, and then finally going to the club.
I let my game do the talking. I’ve had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example.
As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie.
I loved when my dad was home. He liked to sit in the living room and watch boxing and baseball on TV. Or he’d be tinkering around or listening to records by his musician buddies – George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and the Jackie Gleason Orchestra.
Anyone can be a Superman, but nobody can be Jackie Chan.
I didn’t really know anything about Margot Fonteyn. I’d never really been a ballet child, so I had no idea what an incredibly huge icon she was, not just in terms of a creative icon – she was also a style icon. I had no idea she was up there with Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis in terms of that kind of image.
Jackie Chan is like a big bro to me.
Why did I become Jackie Chan? Mostly because I work very hard. When people were sleeping, I was still training.
If I was the Jackie Robinson of golf, I sure didn’t do a very good job of it. Jackie was followed by hundreds of great black ballplayers who have transformed their sport… But there are hardly any black kids coming up through the ranks of golf today.
Before I did ‘Rush Hour,’ I was a big fan of Jackie Chan movies and I had seen all of them.
I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, ‘Jackie, they aren’t throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don’t like you.
Pee Wee Reese
Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.
Not because I’m trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades.
I liked Jackie Robinson because he was cool to watch, not because he was black. Every time you turned around, he was hitting a triple or making a great play in the field or, best of all, stealing home.
Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband’s assassination. She was especially wonderful to me.
I loved playing Jackie on ‘Happy Endings.’ It was really exciting to be in the pilot and then be able to come back. Her character was so much fun!
I’ve not done the Jackie Chan kind of stunts.
My introduction to art was winning a Weetabix drawing competition: I did a picture of a combine harvester. My sister used to read Jackie magazine in those days, so next I drew a picture of Mark Bolan for them and won a prize.
As I look out there and see the culture of baseball, a lot of blacks and Latins, it’s given me a lot of joy to know that Jackie started that. If Jackie hadn’t come in ’47, me and Ron Santo wouldn’t have played in Double-A and all those years in the big leagues.
I have many pairs of long gloves because my wrists get cold as I also like coats with short sleeves – what Jackie O would have called bracelet-length sleeves.
Electing Barack Obama president was a glorious Jackie Robinson moment for the United States of America. Obama didn’t just win; he became the first Democrat since Jimmy Carter to win a popular-vote majority.
There’s people saying that ‘Jackie Brown’ was a blaxploitation movie, when there’s nothing at all blaxploitation about it other than Pam Grier being in it.
Michael Jai White
When I was a kid, I loved Jackie Chan.
Oh, yeah! Playing ‘Young Jackie’ came at the insistence of Roseanne herself. Mom obliged but told me that would not be an option again until I was 18. Truthfully, I grew up not thinking I would act.
I get called Jacqueline Bissette in America. In France, I get called Jackie Bisset. And actually, it is Jacqueline Bisset, which is not that easy to say.
I have met Jackie Chan about 6 times up ’til now… and even though many people think we are natural enemies, I personally think he is a cool bloke and would honestly love to work with him in a film one time – that would a well brilliant movie!
I see similarities between Jackie Robinson and myself.
I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show.
I wasn’t trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.
I could not have taken what he took, sliding into second base and having a guy stand over you and spit on you, call you every name in the book. Believe me, for him not to respond, to ignore it and not retaliate, you can’t say enough good about Jackie.
There’s an image that some of us have of Jackie Onassis, stepping out in the rain, and Maurice Tempelsman is holding her umbrella. We want that man. We want the man to be the concierge and the masseur and the travel booker.
Sandra Tsing Loh
One of my heroes growing up was Jackie Robinson. My mom, an ardent baseball fan from whom I got my love of the game, had an old baseball card of his from the 1950s and told us his amazing story of courage in integrating baseball.
You look at how Barack Obama has had to conduct himself as president. It reminds me of Jackie Robinson, how he had to be very careful to reassure people that this was all right.
Women are constantly taught to think about what other people are thinking, from those ‘Jackie’ magazine quizzes – ‘What’s he thinking?’ – to being a grown adult.
My brother, Jackie, and I used to dance all the time.
Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do. You can both go to two Chinese restaurants, but both can have different kinds of food.
I talk a lot about Jackie MacMullan. Think about the trust and the equity Jackie has built with people in this game. When you watch her work, there is such a high level of respect given. It’s hard to describe it, but you can see it when players engage with her.
I have played father to Jackie Shroff and Rishi Kapoor.
Don’t try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.
People would call me Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan or whatever popular martial artist there was at that time. I also remember the other kids at the lunch table freaking out when I brought in Korean food.
John Goodman is like the Jackie Chan of acting. Any prop that you put in front of him, he’s going to take advantage of it in some peculiar way.
Being offered the role in the Jackie Chan film was amazing. I got to do a fight scene with Jackie Chan.
Jackie Kennedy was the most appropriately dressed first lady we’ve ever had. You can see how lasting Jackie’s style is.
Jackie Chan is the best storyteller on this planet.
He is one of the finest and kindest human beings I have come across. When you meet him, you will understand why he is the Jackie Chan. It’s not just for his work but also the kind of person he is.
When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.
I hope those who previously only thought of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee regarding Hong Kong would now realise that the city is also a place fighting for democracy.
A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, ‘Jackie, are you scared?’ Of course I’m scared. I’m not Superman.
I loved Jackie Chan growing up, watching mostly his Hong Kong film work.