Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan has called for Asia's film industries to unite against Hollywood if they want preserve their unique cultures.

The 51-year-old is concerned the dominance of American movies around the world is eroding Asian countries' individuality because young people are so keen to mimic their favourite western film stars.

Chan tells The Times Of India, "Why do we need to ape their culture? I see an Indian saying, 'Yo Man!'

"But that's not what Asians are about. Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality."

Chan made the crossover to Hollywood with 1996's Rumble In the Bronx and has since starred in US films Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, RUSH HOUR 2 and The Tuxedo.