Jackie Chan’s Action Comedy Sets Guinness World Record


Jackie Chan is undeniably a filmmaking legend known for his exceptional talents in martial arts and comedy. His influence stretches across the globe, having made a significant impact on both Eastern and Western cinema. Not only has Chan achieved immense success in his film career, but he also indirectly contributed to the creation of Rotten Tomatoes. His list of accomplishments includes prestigious awards like an honorary Academy Award, multiple Hong Kong Film Awards, and even a couple of Kid’s Choice Awards.

One of Chan’s remarkable achievements was associated with his 2012 film, CZ12 (also known as Chinese Zodiac). In this film, Chan took on an extraordinary number of roles, setting the Guinness World Record for “Most credits in one movie for the same person” with a total of 15 credits attributed to him. These credits included writer, director, actor, producer, executive producer, cinematographer, art director, unit production manager, catering coordinator, stuntman, stunt coordinator, gaffer, composer, props, and theme tune vocalist. This exceptional involvement covered nearly every aspect of the film’s production, showcasing Chan’s multifaceted skills and his dedication to the project.

In addition to this record, Chan was also recognized by Guinness for “Most stunts by a living actor.” This acknowledgment celebrated Chan’s extensive career, which spanned over 100 film appearances and countless daring stunts performed on screen.


CZ12 marked Chan’s return to the Armour of God franchise. The original Armour of God film was released in 1986 and was a significant success, followed by Armour of God II: Operation Condor in 1991. CZ12 continued the adventurous journey of “Asian Hawk,” a character portrayed by Chan, as he embarked on a quest to retrieve the bronze heads representing the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Known for its blend of slapstick humor and breathtaking martial arts stunts, CZ12 showcased Chan’s enduring physical prowess and entertainment value.

The film CZ12, a part of the Armour of God series, can be rented or purchased on platforms like YouTube for viewing.