Jackie Chan and fight scenes are made for each other like chocolate and cake, but an action sequence on top of the Sydney Opera House looks pretty dangerous. And impressive.
The 62-year-old (!) is in Sydney, Australia to film scenes from his upcoming movie Bleeding Steel, while also involving himself in some speaking engagements.
Chan was on top of the iconic, jaunty building on Wednesday afternoon, fighting the advance of a woman dressed in all black. It was cool.
The martial arts super star has a long history with Australia his family moving to the country’s capital city Canberra when he was six years old. He stayed in Hong Kong to study drama, but has travelled regularly to Australia where his family remained, according to Fairfax Media.
Originally known as Chan Kong Sang, his western name Jackie originated from Canberra labourers in the ’70s, according to the BBC. Chan worked alongside them, but they gave him the anglicised name “Jack.” This eventually became Jackie, and the rest is history, as they say.
Following the death of his father in 2008, Chan paid tribute to his parents when he opened up the Jackie Chan Science Centre at the Australian National University in Canberra. Chan made significant donations to university’s cancer research, leading to the building being named in his honour.
“Canberra took care of my parents for 46 years,” Chan said at the time, according to ABC News. “It’s about time I do something for Canberra.”
Despite the connection between Chan and Australia, the last film he shot in the country was 1997’s Mr. Nice Guy, which was filmed in the city of Melbourne.