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Jackie Chan Reminisces About Being Enveloped in Bruce Lee's Warm Embrace

One kung-fu legend shares an awesome story from the set of Enter the Dragon.

When Bruce Lee was filming his kung-fu classic Enter the Dragon in 1973, he was far and away the biggest martial arts star in the world. Jackie Chan, meanwhile, was a 17-year-old stuntman and extra, who got a chance to go head-to-head with Lee as one of the villain's henchmen. The film, which was released just six days after Lee's death, established him as the greatest kung fu icon in history, but in the ensuing 40 years, Chan has had a helluva career himself, no doubt full of all sorts of incredible stories. His BEST story though — one he recounted on Canada's George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight — is about the time he and his hero shared a tender, post-fight moment. And, yeah, it is a pretty great story:

 

And just for the hell of it, here's a different Enter the Dragon fight scene between the two:

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