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If you're Chinese in Hollywood, Jackie Chan says, the roles start looking real familiar.

"There are few roles for Chinese unless they specially write a script for us. Then its cop, cop, cop, killer, killer killer," the Hong Kong action star said Saturday in Taipei, where he's promoting his latest film "Rush Hour."

Chan's first Hollywood production in over a decade, "Rush Hour" grossed $33 million in its opening week in the United States.

He plays a policeman in the movie, and Hollywood debuts this year by Chow Yun-fat and Jet Lee have cast them as hit men. All are veterans of Hong Kong's gritty movie industry that puts a premium on action and violence.

Chan, who was made an honorary officer by Taiwan's police force, also said he would donate $29,000 worth of movie proceeds to a fund for families of officers killed in duty.

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