On Tuesday 9th of June, 2015, Jackie was in Nepal delivering aid relief kits to families in the devastated earthquake struck area. Together with the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Beijing (JCCFB), Red Cross Foundation China, and the Nepal Red Cross Society, Jackie helped deliver boxes of essential items including food, blankets, water, tents and many other items.
Jackie and JCCF donated RMB$1 million (USD$160,000) for the aid relief kits, and Jackie previously donated SGD$100,000 (USD$74,400) when the earthquake hit Nepal in April.
Nepal was struck by a disastrous magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 25, 2015. More than 8,000 people have been killed and over 23,000 injured.
On May 7, 2015, Jackie Chan became the first celebrity to be appointed the Anti-Drug Ambassador in Singapore. Jackie received the appointment at Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapopre, during the launch of a new anti-drug mobile game application developed by Aversion and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
On April 23, Jackie Chan was in Udine, a North Eastern town in Italy, for the opening of the Far East Film Festival. Director Daniel Lee accompanied Jackie at the event, first attending a press conference followed by the screening of Dragon Blade, officially opening the film festival. Jackie was presented with the Golden Mulberry Life Achievement Award.
The 19th Annual Channel [V] China Music Awards and Asian Influential Power Grand Ceremony (全球華語榜中榜暨亞洲影響力大典) was held on April 16, 2015, at Macau’s Cotai Arena. The theme of the evening was “Never Stop” with over 40 celebrities from all over Asia attending the ceremony.
Jackie Chan won two awards at the ceremony: Channel [V] Best Motion Picture Theme Song (Channel V 最佳電影歌曲) for “Hero of the Desert” 《大漠英雄》 and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Asian Music (華語樂壇特別貢獻大獎).
Jackie Chan’s new book “Growing Old Before Growing Up” 《還沒長大就老了》, written by Zhu Mo, was released on his birthday on April 7, 2015, during a press conference held in Beijing.
The book reveals a side of Jackie Chan previously not known to the public, including how he used to drink and drive regularly after he shot to fame in his early 20s and became very wealthy; how he would often crash luxury cars after drinking and had treated media badly during those days.
Jackie’s new book is currently only available in Simplified Chinese.
Jackie Chan attended the “Dragon Blade” 《天將雄師》 press conference announcing the release of the movie’s theme songs “Hero of the Desert” 《大漠英雄》 and “Send Dad Home in the Wind”《風沙送爹回家》. Female actress’ of the film, Lin Peng and Wang Ruoxin, also appeared at the event which was held in Beijing on January 21, 2015.
“Dragon Blade”《天將雄師》 will be released in IMAX3D during the lunar new year.
“Hero of the Desert” 《大漠英雄》 – Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan’s upcoming new movie, “Dragon Blade”, is to be released in IMAX 3D format in China in time for Chinese New Year.
The film, which also stars Adrien Brody and John Cusack, will be remastered into the giant screen format and released by the Shanghai Film Group on Feb. 19, 2015.
“Dragon Blade,” from director Daniel Lee (“White Vengeance,” “14 Blades”), follows a Roman general (Cusack) who, after crossing into China, befriends a former high-ranking Chinese official, played by Chan.
Text from Variety
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