Chan OK with small Olympic role
Actor passed on 2 ads, a movie to promote the Games.HONG KONG -- Action movie star Jackie Chan said Wednesday he was not upset about his small role in the Beijing Olympics' opening and closing ceremonies because he was happy to play any part in promoting the games.
The world's best-known ethnic Chinese movie idol sang along with other singers at the end of both ceremonies, while the spotlight instead fell on retired Chinese gymnast Li Ning who soared suspended by wires around the upper, inner rim of the Bird's Nest Stadium to light the Olympic cauldron.
"I don't question my role. When the Beijing Organizing Committee beckons, I'm there," the 54-year-old actor known for his daredevil stunts said Wednesday, noting that he passed on two commercials and a movie to help promote the games.