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Jackie Chan Jumps Back Into The Action With 'The Foreigner'

Though he said he was retiring in 2012, Jackie Chan is back in The Foreigner, his first American action movie in seven years. But what he really wants is to "make a drama film without one punch."
Jackie Chan attends the premiere of The Foreigner last week in Hollywood, Calif. / Jason LaVeris / Getty Images

When audiences watch a Jackie Chan movie, they know exactly what they're in for — lots of punching — but there's something that might surprise people about him. "I hate violence," Chan says. "But I make action films."

Chan got his start in his native Hong Kong as a low-wage stuntman, working on films with the legendary Bruce

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