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Date of Birth: 04/07/1954


 

Jackie Chan Quotes > For me the greatest source of...

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For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies.
Jackie Chan

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