Jackie Chan Is Retiring From Acting, Sort Of

Actor Jackie Chan attends "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Source: Jemal Countess/Getty Images North America) more pics »
Jackie Chan (Jemal Countess/Getty Images North America)
Jackie Chan's next action movie, Chinese Zodiac 2012, will be hist last major action feature.

The Chinese superstar told Reuters recently that he is getting too old to tackle large scale action films. And so, sadly, he's ready to retire from acting, sort of. "I'm not young any more," he said.

But don't think for a second that he's going to fade away anytime soon. No, the 58-year-old actor has plans to keep busy in the field of philanthropy. And he hasn't entirely given up on acting. He just knows that if he keeps pushing himself, he could wind up seriously injured.

"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," he said.

See more photos of Jackie Chan here:
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
  • Jackie Chan in "In Conversation With...Jackie Chan" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
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