Martial arts expert and popular actor Jackie Chan will be awarded with an honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 12 in Los Angeles.
The 62-year-old Hong Kong-born star of Hollywood movies such as "Kung Fu Panda," "The Karate Kid" and the "Rush Hour" franchise will accept the Oscar alongside fellow honorees, documentary maker Frederick Wiseman, British film editor Anne V. Coates and casting director Lynn Stalmaster at the 2016 Governors Awards.
"The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman —— true pioneers and legends in their crafts," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs told Reuters
"The Board is proud to honour their extraordinary achievements, and we look forward to celebrating with them at the Governors Awards in November," she added.
Each of them will receive an honorary Oscar statuette recognizing their lifetime contribution to the film industry.
Chan made his debut in a film when he was only 8 years old. He has acted and sometimes written and directed more than 30 martial arts movies in Hong Kong. But, he has never won an Oscar.
He was known for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts, in his movies.