An interesting article over the Washington Post about Jackie Chan:

Americans know Jackie Chan best for his cheery, acrobatic performances in action movies such as “Rumble in the Bronx” and “Rush Hour,” made successful by his amazing martial artistry and self-effacing comedy. Chinese know Chan, a Hong Kong native, for largely the same reasons. But they also know him for something most Americans might find surprising: He is passionately political, a staunch defender of the Chinese Communist Party and harsh critic of anyone he sees as opposing Beijing. Today, that includes the United States.

The piece notes that among other statements, Chan has called America “the most corrupt country in the world.”

Something to keep in mind the next time you’re thinking about seeing one of his movies.