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Jackie Chan's ex-manager says he quit after fame "went to Jackie's head"

Published on Jun 8, 2014 5:45 PM
 
Jackie Chan and former manager Willie Chan. Jackie Chan's former manager Willie Chan has revealed that he ended their 38-year partnership after fame went to the action superstar's head. -- PHOTO: APPLE DAILY

Hong Kong - Jackie Chan's former manager Willie Chan has revealed that he ended their 38-year partnership after fame went to the action superstar's head.

In the 1970s, when Jackie Chan was a stuntman, his manager was crucial to getting him leading roles in director Lo Wei's New Fists Of Fury and director Yuen Woo Ping's Snake In The Eagle's Shadow.

In an interview on Commercial Radio which aired last Saturday, Willie Chan spoke of why he left the star six years ago, said Apple Daily.

"Gradually he became so popular that fame went to his head a little, he didn't need my help anymore and I couldn't help him with much," the 73-year-old producer said. "There would be many high-ranking officials at the same table, or rich men and yes men. My words fell on deaf ears."

 
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