Beijing: Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan, one of Asia’s most famous actors, has founded a film and television school in China, web portal Sina reported on Wednesday.

Chan, whose Hollywood successes include “Rush Hour” and a remake of “Karate Kid”, said in his personal micro-blog that the new school, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, was his “life-long dream”.

The actor attended the school’s inauguration in the company of Chinese movie celebrities, including director Feng Xiaogang and actor Li Bingbing.

The Jackie Chan Film and Television Academy will offer courses in acting, animation and other fields related to digital media.

Hong Kong-born Chan, 61, complained recently that Chinese films depend on big budgets and foreign directors and actors for box-office success.