He's 58, and even he realizes it's time to hang up the splints and doctor visits. Jackie Chan said on Tuesday that his latest film, "Chinese Zodiac 2012," will be his last big action film.
However, what he really means is that he will no longer continue his policy of doing all his stunts. That policy has resulted in numerous injuries throughout his career.
While in Beijing filming a documentary, the longtime actor and kung fu star said:
I'm not young any more, honestly. Why (do) I have to use my own life to still do these kind of things? I will still do as much as I can. But I just don't want to risk my life to sit in a wheelchair, that's all.
Jackie Chan's swan song show his talents as a multi-faceted star:
I'm the director, I'm the writer, I'm the producer, I'm the action director, almost everything. This really, really is my baby. You know, I've been writing the script for seven years.
,"Chinese Zodiac 2012" also stars Oliver Platt and Emilie Guillot and will premiere in China on Dec. 20. The film is about a man who searches the world for a set of mystical artifacts.
"Retirement" might not last long. "Rush Hour 4" is in the works, according to his co-star Chris Tucker. Tucker recently said:
"Rush Hour 4," we're looking into it, me and Jackie [Chan]. We're trying to get it going, so we're developing something, so hopefully we'll get something in.