Jackie won an honorary Oscar that evening after his decades-long career saw him in over 200 films.
During his acceptance speech, Jackie talked about admiring Sylvester‘s Oscar statue during a visit in the past.
“I touched it, kissed it, smelled it,” Jackie told the crowd (via E! News). “I believe it still has my fingerprints on it…Then I talked to myself, ‘I really want one.’ Finally, [Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs] called and I said, ‘Are you sure?’”
“I want to thank all my fans around the world because you’re the reason I continue to make movies, jumping through windows, kicking and punching [and] breaking my bones,” Jackie added. “Thank you so much!”