Actor: Jackie Chan
Films: Rush Hour (1998), Rush Hour 2 (2001), Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Detective Inspector Lee is brilliant officer of the Hong Kong Police Force but finds himself lumbered by the arrogance of a Los Angeles Police Department detective called James Carter who has other things on his mind than finding the culprit in Lee's investigations.
Later, back in America, Lee has to face the triads and uses his martial arts skill to defeat the army of assassins.
Soon after acting in his first films in Hong Kong, Jackie Chan attained a black belt in the discipline Hapkido. It was these two roles that brought him to the attention of the mainstream Hong Kong market as it was thought that Chan would make the ideal stuntman. Chan doubled for Bruce Lee on more than one occasion during his early career.
During the 1980's Chan continued to make a name for himself in Hong Kong - even going so far as to displace Bruce Lee in the box office records. Into the 1990's, Chan started to make a name for himself in the cop buddy comedy with the Police Story franchise before he finally got his Hollywood blockbuster break in Rush Hour (1998) alongside Chris Tucker.
This success spawned two more sequels in the early 2000's and along with films such as Shanghai Noon (2000) and The Tuxedo (2002) he became a household name throughout the world. He has since returned more to his roots by voicing The Master in Kung Fu Panda and playing The Master in the Karate Kid remake.