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Meet Jackie Chan’s Body Double

Soldier-turned-actor Liu Peng has worked as a body double for martial arts superstar Jackie Chan since 2014. Liu, 36, has been in several movies including “Skiptrace,” “Kung Fu Yoga,” “Railroad Tigers.” Photo: Poornima Weerasekara/Caixin
Soldier-turned-actor Liu Peng has worked as a body double for martial arts superstar Jackie Chan since 2014. Liu, 36, has been in several movies including “Skiptrace,” “Kung Fu Yoga,” “Railroad Tigers.” Photo: Poornima Weerasekara/Caixin

From Los Angeles, to Mumbai to Beijing — every major film city attracts thousands of young migrants who come to these cities in search of stardom.

Many leave empty-handed, while a few survive through grit and a touch of good fortune.

Caixin recently spoke to soldier-turned-actor Liu Peng, who has been the de-facto body double for martial arts superstar Jackie Chan since 2014, to find out how he caught his first big break.

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