We’re used to seeing Jackie Chan throwing epic punches and knocking people out. But based on a throwback picture the action idol just posted on his Facebook account, Chan could pass as quite the romantic, too.

The picture is of a younger Jackie Chan standing in the middle of a field wearing a white shirt, unbuttoned to show his chest. He’s got one hand in his back pocket and another shielding his eyes from the sun as he mysteriously dazes off into the distance—you can almost imagine the image on the cover of a romance novel.

Along with the picture, Chan asked his followers what they thought of the little gem he found. They obviously approved, because his Facebook post has been shared over 5,800 times and racked up more than 7,000 comments. It’s also been retweeted on Twitter at least 50 times.


Jackie Chan may be 61 years old now, but the martial arts master is still the reigning king of action movies. It’s no wonder that he’s the world’s second highest paid actor, according to Forbes. While he may not be seen much in mainstream Hollywood, Chan is estimated to have earned around $50 million in the past year from his Chinese blockbusters.

His latest Chinese film, Dragon Blade, grossed a whopping $216.4 million in China, just in its first week of release. The movie was released in the U.S. on September 4.

Jackie Chan’s Facebook page, accessed September 16, 2015.
Greenburg, Z.O., “Big Bucks For Big Brother: Why Jackie Chan Is The World’s Second-Highest Paid Actor,” Forbes web site, June 29, 2015.
Makinen, J., “Jackie Chan’s ‘Dragon Blade’ rules Chinese box office during holiday,” Los Angeles Times web site, February 25, 2015.

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