"Chan: If I Break My Ankle, Click, I Just Snap It Back"

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TIME: You've waited a long time for a hit like this in the U.S.
Chan: Am I surprised? Yes and no. People say I should stay in Hollywood. But Rush Hour's success lets me come back to Hong Kong and make an Asian film. In America, there is no way I can make the kind of movie I like: love stories, dramas. Action idol Jackie Chan finally makes it big in Tinseltown with his new box-office smash, Rush Hour American TV's most unlikely star Which of Jackie Chan's previous movies is your favorite? Which action hero do you think would win an on-screen battle: Jackie Chan or Jet Li?
 
TIME: Have you ever walked away from a stunt?
Chan: No, because I always control the scenes. It's not like somebody designs them for me. I am the stunt director and my team has been with me for 15 years. I know I'm crazy, but I won't risk my life. Action idol Jackie Chan finally makes it big in Tinseltown with his new box-office smash, Rush Hour American TV's most unlikely star Which of Jackie Chan's previous movies is your favorite? Which action hero do you think would win an on-screen battle: Jackie Chan or Jet Li?