TOP 100 ASIAN ACTORS AND ACTRESS

...STILL IN PROGRESS ...

I'm living in East Europe (POLAND) where almost all people like Asian culture , specially the Japanese where our composer F.Chopin is very famous and of course because of the SHOGUN miniseries :) Sadly European people know almost nothing about history Asian region and what worst or natural (not 4 me) European people don't like Asian movies as they love hits from Hollywood .
I decided start this list and list of 121 TOP ASIAN MOVIES (link on the right) because of hundreds good movies i saw from 1995 till now (2012)

My favorite movies :

Okuribito
Kikujiro
Oasis
Harakiri 1962
Tôkyô sonata
Bad Guy
I saw the evil
The road home
My way
Da hong deng long gao gao gua...and many, many others
HINDI movies like UDAN , BARFI! and more
I'm sure that my knowledge is still not enough but i'm hardly working to change it , if U know some actors i'm missing just leave your comment .

thx . and sorry 4 my english


thx 4 first four comments :) greetings from Poland .
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THE BEST FILMS in my old lists 2012-2016
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TOP 100 FILMS IN 2016 THE BEST MOVIES ..........Views: 452,575
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TOP 100 FILMS IN 2013 THE BEST MOVIES ..........Views: 189,420
TOP 100 FILMS IN 2012 THE BEST MOVIES ..........Views: 1,114,403

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1.
Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano was born in Tokyo in 1947 and entered show business in 1972 as "Beat" Takeshi, the stage name he continues to use today as a performer. As part of the comic duo Two Beats, Kitano was one of the leading figures in the manzai (stand-up comedy) boom in the late 1970s. With his distinctive art of speech and his idiosyncratic perspective...
“ 1. Kikujiro
2. Akiresu to kame
3. Hana-bi
__________________________

(7.80) - Hana-bi (1997)
(7.80) - Kikujirô no natsu (1999)
(7.80) - Batoru rowaiaru (2000)
(7.60) - Zatôichi (2003)
(7.52) - "Musashi" (2003)
(7.50) - Sonatine (1993)
(7.40) - Akiresu to kame (2008)
(7.20) - Brother (2000/I)
(7.14) - Kyôso tanjô (1993)
(7.11) - Chi to hone (2004)


For Kikujiro & Akiresu to kame & Hana-bi
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****************************************** ” - panerai
 
2.
Toshirô Mifune
Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in his father's studio for a time after graduating from Dalian Middle School...
“ (8.80) - Shichinin no samurai (1954)
(8.40) - Rashômon (1950)
(8.40) - Yôjinbô (1961)
(8.29) - Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
(8.20) - Kumonosu-jô (1957)
(8.19) - Jôi-uchi: Hairyô tsuma shimatsu (1967)
(8.10) - Tsubaki Sanjûrô (1962)
(8.09) - Akahige (1965)
(8.09) - "Shogun" (1980)
(8.08) - Saikaku ichidai onna (1952)

and many many ! more ! ....65 movies ” - panerai
 
3.
Min-sik Choi
Actor, Oldeuboi
Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han Seok-gyu...
“ (8.40) - Oldeuboi (2003) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(8.10) - Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004) !!
(7.80) - Akmareul boatda (2010)
(7.79) - Failan (2001) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(7.70) - Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005)
(7.39) - Jumeogi unda (2005)
(7.38) - Bumchoiwaui junjaeng (2012)
(7.20) - Chihwaseon (2002)
(7.19) - Ggotpineun bomi omyeon (2004)
(7.10) - Choyonghan kajok (1998)

For Oldeuboi (2003) & Failan (2001) ******************************************
******************************************
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4.
Byung-hun Lee
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His first project was a short lived TV series called "Asphalt My Hometown"...
“ (7.80) - Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000) !!
(7.80) - Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) !!!!
(7.80) - Akmareul boatda (2010)
(7.40) - Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)
(7.18) - Beonjijeompeureul hada (2001)
(7.17) - Jungdok (2002) !!!!
(7.16) - Nae maeumui punggeum (1999)
(7.10) - Saam gaang yi (2004)
(7.07) - Geuhae yeoreum (2006)
(6.95) - "All In" (2003)


For Dalkomhan insaeng (2005) & Jungdok (2002) ******************************************
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5.
Aamir Khan
Actor, 3 Idiots
Aamir Khan was born on March 14 1965 in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai in India in a conservative Muslim family which has been part of Hindi Film Industry for a long time. Aamir first came on screen as a child artist in his Uncle Nasir Hussain's production Yaadon Ki Baaraat, it was not a real part just a blink and miss appearance in the title song of the film...
“ HINDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



For PK & 3 Idiots
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6.
“ (7.90) - Wo hu cang long (2000)
(7.90) - Ying xiong (2002)
(7.69) - Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
(7.60) - Shi mian mai fu (2004)
(7.40) - 2046 (2004)
(7.29) - Musa (2001)
(7.10) - Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
(6.88) - Mei Lanfang (2008)
(6.77) - Mo li hua kai (2004)
(6.68) - Operetta tanuki goten (2005)

For Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
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7.
Ranbir Kapoor
Actor, Barfi!
Son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh; nephew of actors Randhir Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor. Grandnephew of actors Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Shammi Kapoor, Geeta Bali; cousin of actresses Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor. Belongs to the fourth generation of highly prestigious and considered to be the first family of Bollywood (Hindi film industry): Kapoor Family...
“ For Barfi
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8.
“ (8.10) - Okuribito (2008) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(7.70) - Shall we dansu? (1996)
(7.59) - Chûgoku no chôjin (1998)
(7.49) - Tekkon kinkurîto (2006)
(6.99) - Kagerô (1991)
(6.94) - 226 (1989)
(6.91) - Yoru no shanghai (2007)
(6.90) - Gonin (1995)
(6.82) - Rampo (1994)
(6.81) - Sôseiji (1999)


For Okuribito (2008)
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9.
Kang-ho Song
Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ground...
“ (8.10) - Salinui chueok (2003)
(7.80) - Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA (2000)
(7.80) - Boksuneun naui geot (2002)
(7.70) - Chinjeolhan geumjassi (2005)
(7.40) - Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)
(7.39) - Milyang (2007)
(7.19) - Ui-hyeong-je (2010)
(7.18) - Uahan segye (2007)
(7.10) - Choyonghan kajok (1998)
(7.10) - Gwoemul (2006)
(7.10) - Bakjwi (2009) ” - panerai
 
10.
“ FEARLESS

(8.00) - Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
(7.79) - Ima, ai ni yukimasu (2004)
(7.60) - Huo Yuan Jia (2006)
(7.50) - Chi bi xia: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)
(7.40) - Chi bi (2008)
(7.40) - Desu nôto: The last name (2006)
(7.11) - Arashi no yoru ni (2005)
(7.10) - Pingu-Pongu (2002)
(7.08) - Iden & Tity (2003)
(7.02) - Ashura no gotoku (2003)
(6.95) - Beck (2010) ” - panerai
 
11.
Jet Li
Actor, Ying xiong
Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens, he was already a national coach...
“ (7.90) - Ying xiong (2002)
(7.61) - Rise to Honor (2003) (VG)
(7.60) - Huo Yuan Jia (2006)
(7.50) - Jing wu ying xiong (1994)
(7.50) - The Expendables 2 (2012)
(7.39) - Wong Fei Hung II - Nam yi dong ji keung (1992)
(7.30) - Wong Fei Hung (1991)
(7.26) - Haiyang tiantang (2010)
(7.09) - Shao Lin Si (1982)
(7.09) - Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai (1992)
(7.09) - Fong Sai Yuk (1993)
(7.09) - Tai ji: Zhang San Feng (1993)
(7.00) - Danny the Dog (2005)

+ many more ... ” - panerai
 
12.
Donnie Yen
Actor, Yip Man
Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born to newspaper editor Klyster Yen and martial arts master Bow Sim Mark. At the age of four Yen started taking up martial arts from his mother, who taught him wushu and tai chi until the age of eleven when his family emigrated to Boston, MA. From there he continued mastering wushi and tai chi...
“ (8.10) - Yip Man (2008) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(7.90) - Ying xiong (2002)
(7.50) - Yip Man 2 (2010)
(7.49) - Siu nin Wong Fei Hung ji: Tit Ma Lau (1993)
(7.39) - Wong Fei Hung II - Nam yi dong ji keung (1992)
(7.17) - Sun lung moon hak chan (1992)
(7.09) - Saat po long (2005)
(6.99) - Wu xia (2011)
(6.98) - Wing Chun (1994)
(6.80) - Dou fo sin (2007)

For Yip Man (2008)
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13.
Rajesh Khanna
Actor, Anand
Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of Indian and Hindi Cinema with 74 Golden Jubilee Hits - (which includes 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden Jubilee Hits) & in addition had 22 Silver Jubilee Hits and 9 average hits, was born on 29 December 1942 in Amritsar, Punjab, India.Rajesh entered Hindi films in the year 1965 when he began shooting for Raaz and did 180 films...
 
14.
Amitabh Bachchan
Son of well known poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan. He has a brother named Ajitabh. He completed his education from Uttar Pradesh and moved to Bombay to find work as a film star, in vain though, as film-makers preferred someone with a fairer skin, and he was not quite fair enough. But they did use one of his other assets...
“ For Black
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15.
Jackie Chan
Hong Kong's cheeky, lovable and best known film star, Jackie Chan endured many years of long, hard work and multiple injuries to establish international success via his early beginnings in Hong Kong's manic martial arts cinema industry. Jackie was born Kong-sang Chan on Hong Kong's famous Victoria Peak on April 7...
“ (7.84) - A Touch of Beijing (2008)
(7.28) - Traces of a Dragon: Jackie Chan & His Lost Family (2003)
(7.20) - "Yi shu ren sheng" (2001) ” - panerai
 
16.
Andy Lau
Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same time...
“ (8.10) - Mou gaan dou (2002)
(7.64) - Tao jie (2011)
(7.60) - Jui kuen II (1994)
(7.60) - Shi mian mai fu (2004)
(7.59) - A Fei jingjyuhn (1990)
(7.58) - "Sun diu hap lui" (1983)
(7.28) - Am zin (1999)
(7.24) - Tau ban no hoi (1982)
(7.18) - Tian xia wu zei (2004)
(7.18) - Moon to (2007) ” - panerai
 
17.
Hiroyuki Sanada
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first became famous as an action star for his role in The Shogun's Samurai...
“ (8.65) - "Lost: LA X (#6.1)" (2010)
(8.09) - Tasogare Seibei (2002)
(7.70) - The Last Samurai (2003)
(7.30) - Ringu (1998)
(7.30) - Sunshine (2007)
(7.27) - Long zhi ren zhe (1982)
(7.05) - Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (1974)
(7.04) - Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (1979)
(7.03) - Hatsukoi (2000) ” - panerai
 
18.
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee remains the greatest icon of martial arts cinema and a key figure of modern popular media. Had it not been for Bruce Lee and his movies in the early 1970s, it's arguable whether or not the martial arts film genre would have ever penetrated and influenced mainstream North American and European cinema and audiences the way it has over the past four decades...
 
19.
“ (8.10) - Yip Man (2008)
(8.06) - Suzuran - Shoujo Moe no monogatari (2000)
(7.64) - "Beautiful Life" (2000)
(7.26) - Bakamono (2010)
(7.20) - Blues Harp (1998) ” - panerai
 
20.
Russell Wong
Russell Wong has earned a reputation as a sexy, charismatic leading man whose good looks are matched by his skills as an actor. The sixth of seven children, Russell Wong was born in Troy, New York; the son of restaurateur William Wong and Dutch-American artist Connie Van Yserloo. When Russell was seven years of age...
 
21.
“ (8.52) - Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan (2012)
(8.08) - Guizi lai le (2000)
(7.68) - Kiraware Matsuko no isshô (2006)
(7.49) - Tôkyô sonata (2008)
(7.22) - Dear Doctor (2009)
(7.17) - Za majikku awâ (2008)
(7.16) - Yureru (2006)
(7.16) - Kisaragi (2007)
(7.16) - Gôruden suranbâ (2010)
(7.10) - John Rabe (2009) ” - panerai
 
22.
Ken Watanabe
Actor, Inception
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an actor. He drew the attention of the critics when Yukio Ninagawa, a famous Japanese director, chose him for the lead role in one of his plays even though Ken was still an acting student...
 
23.
Tatsuya Nakadai
Actor, Ran
Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room. Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi's monumental...
“ (8.80) - Shichinin no samurai (1954)
(8.65) - Ningen no jôken (1961)
(8.49) - Seppuku (1962)
(8.47) - Ningen no jôken (1959/I)
(8.46) - Ningen no jôken (1959/II)
(8.40) - Yôjinbô (1961)
(8.30) - Ran (1985) ” - panerai
 
24.
Woo-sung Jung
Born as the youngest of three in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut with a TV commercial in 1994 and applied for an open audition for a leading role in The Fox with Nine Tails opposite 'So-Young Ko'. This role launched his career as one of the most promising actors in Korea. He dropped out of high school and became a full-time actor...
“ (8.19) - Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (2004)
(7.40) - Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom (2008)
(7.30) - Musa (2001)
(7.29) - Daisy (2006)
(7.28) - Saedeu mubi (2005)
(7.07) - Taeyangeun eobda (1999)
(6.89) - San Seung Hoi taan (1996)
(6.80) - Beat (1997) ” - panerai
 
25.
“ (8.31) - "Dae Jang-geum" (2003)
(7.68) - Bakha satang (1999)
(7.33) - A-i-deul... (2011)
(7.18) - Chihwaseon (2002)
(7.00) - Seom (2000)
(6.78) - Baramnan gajok (2003) ” - panerai
 
26.
Li Gong
Actress, 2046
Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China's top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989...
“ (8.10) - Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
(7.99) - Huozhe (1994)
(7.80) - Ba wang bie ji (1993)
(7.68) - The Hand (2004/II)
(7.59) - Ju Dou (1990)
(7.49) - Hong gao liang (1987)
(7.40) - 2046 (2004)
(7.39) - Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
(7.38) - Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (1993)
(7.20) - Jing Ke ci Qin Wang (1998) ” - panerai
 
27.
Richa Chadha
Richa Chadha, born 18th December 1988 was brought up in Delhi, India. She is the daughter of Somesh Chadda who owns a management firm and her mother, Kusum Chadda is a professor at Delhi University, who has written two books and also works with Gandhi Smrit. After completing her schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya in 2002...
“ MASAAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ” - panerai
 
28.
“ (7.79) - Dalkomhan insaeng (2005)
(7.15) - Superman ieotdeon sanai (2008)
(7.11) - Neoneun nae unmyeong (2005)
(7.02) - Yeoja, Jeong-hye (2004) ” - panerai
 
29.
“ (7.67) - Eureka (2000)
(7.30) - Ôdishon (1999)
(7.12) - Gaichû (2001)
(6.89) - Kyô no dekigoto (2004)
(6.80) - Autoreiji (2010)
(6.72) - Hôrudo appu daun (2005) ” - panerai
 
30.
“ (7.95) - "Yeonae sidae" (2006)
(7.49) - Wang-ui namja (2005)
(7.18) - Gyeolhoneun michinjishida (2002)
(7.06) - Ssonda (2007)
(6.92) - Nae sarang (2007)
(6.81) - Geomi sup (2004)
(6.75) - Gan-keun gajok (2005) ” - panerai
 
31.
Shah Rukh Khan
Sharukh Khan was born on 2 November 1965 in New Delhi, India. He married Gauri Khan on 25 October 1991. They have three children, son Aryan Khan (b. 1997), son AbRam (b.2013) and daughter Suhana (b. 2000). Khan started out his career by appearing in several television serials during 1988-1990. He made his film debut with the commercially successful Deewana...
“ Chak De! India
Fan ” - panerai
 
32.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (born 1974) also known as Nowaz is an Indian film actor who has appeared in some of Bollywood's major films including, Black Friday (2004), New York (2009), Peepli Live (2010), Kahani (2012), Gangs of Wasseypur (2012) and Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2 (2012). Early life and education Nawazuddin Siddiqui is from Budhana a small town of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh...
“ Gangs of Wasseypur
Dabba
Raees
Bajrangi Bhaijaan ” - panerai
 
33.
“ BAD GAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LA ISLA !!!!!!!!!!!! ” - panerai
 
34.
Dev Patel
Dev Patel was born in Harrow, London, to Anita, a caregiver, and Raj Patel, who works in IT. His parents, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, are both of Gujarati Indian descent. His first role was in the UK TV series Skins. His breakout role was in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire. In May 2012...
“ Slumdog Millionaire
Lion
The Road Within ” - panerai
 
35.
Manjot Singh
Actor, Udaan
Manjot Singh is an Indian born actor whose portrayal of young Lucky in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! made him accepted as dynamic sardar actor in Bollywood. Manjot had never acted before getting this first break. Manjot comes from a well educated Sikh family.
“ HINDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ” - panerai
 
36.
“ HINDI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ” - panerai
 
37.
Ryo Ishibashi
Actor, Audition
Ishibashi Ryo (Ryo Ishibashi) was born on July 20, 1956, in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan. Being a multi-talented star, and an international celebrity, Ryo Ishibashi has starred in many TV programs, and movies both within his native Japan, and abroad. He began his celebrity career when he started his own rock band the ARB (Alexiander's Ragtime Band) in 1977...
 
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41.
Seung-hyun Choi
Choi Seung Hyun is best known as T.O.P , the power rapper of Kpop group BIGBANG. This group has been active since 2006. He has also done several collaboration projects, the most known with band-mate/leader G-Dragon (Kwon Ji Yong)under the name GD&T.O.P. His first acting experience was in the video clip "I'm sorry" of Gummy, an artist signed under the same company (YG Entertainment)...
“ Pohwasogeuro ” - panerai
 
42.
Yeo-reum Han
Actress, Hwal
 
44.
Togo Igawa
Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. He trained in Japan at The Haiyuza Theatre Company Acting School and Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. In 1986, he became the first Japanese actor to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His work spans stage, film, anime, games and television...
 
45.
Mako
Born in Japan, Mako was living there with his grandparents while his parents studied art in the United States, when Japan and the U.S. went to war in 1941. His parents remained in the U.S., working for the Office of War Information, and, at the cessation of the conflict, were granted U.S. residency by Congress...
 
46.
Jung-jae Lee
Actor, Sinsegye
Apart from being a top star in film and TV, Jung-Jae Lee also works as a highly successful fashion model. One year after his debut on television in 1993, Lee was cast in his first film, a feature by Bae Chang-ho. His breakthrough came in late 1998 in the award-winning film An Affair by E-J Yong. This was followed up by another success...
 
47.
Rain
Rain was born in Seoul, South Korea, on June 25, 1982 with the birth name Jung Jihoon. He was extremely shy in elementary school, stating in interviews that he barely spoke a word. He caught the desire to become a dancer when, at a school talent show in sixth grade, no one from his school stepped forward to dance so he gave it a try...
 
49.
Daniel Dae Kim
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...
 
50.
Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan was born November 7, 1954 in Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu. He debuted as a child artiste in the film "Kalathoor Kannamma" (1960), which was released in the year 1960. Since then, he has starred in nearly 200 films in the major Indian languages - Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi. He has been a part of the film industry for 52 years...
 
51.
Ji-hyun Jun
Actress, My Sassy Girl
Jeon Ji-hyun (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress and model famous for her role in My Sassy Girl. Jeon was born in Seoul, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. She began her career as a model in 1997, and after appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debut came in White Valentine (1999)...
 
52.
Ho-jeong Yu
Actress, Sseo-ni
 
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Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning first runner-up...
 
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Tadanobu Asano
Actor, Thor
Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai's Fried Dragon Fish...
 
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Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Actor, Ying xiong
Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji or Jue dai shuang jiao...
 
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Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
Actor, Ip Man 2
Born in Hong Kong, Sammo Hung's acting career began while he was training in acrobatics, martial arts and dance as a child at the China Drama Academy, and he received acclaim for his performance with a troupe called "The Seven Little Fortunes." He made his feature film debut as an actor at the age of 12...
 
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Yuki Matsuzaki
Hollywood-based actor Yuki Matsuzaki, born in Miyazaki, Japan began acting at the age of 7 in a small theatrical group that performed for children. He performed over 50 shows in local theaters until he was 18. Upon graduating high school, he decided to dedicate his life to acting and moved to New York City to become an accomplished actor with the versatility to perform in both English and Japanese...
 
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Takeshi Kaneshiro
The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into a cool...
 
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Tsuyoshi Ihara
Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba (aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama called "The Midnight Party." Since then...
 
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Tony Ka Fai Leung
Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is known as "Little Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures. Leung has been in the film industry for more than 30 years...
 
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Leslie Cheung
Leslie Cheung was the youngest of 10 children. His father was tailor to the late William Holden. Leslie's parents divorced when he was young, and he claims this is one reason for his disinterest in marriage. Following graduation from secondary school, he studied at Leeds University in Great Britain...
 
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Takashi Shimura
Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded a theatre company...
 
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George Takei
Actor, Mulan
Although primarily known for playing Hikaru Sulu in the television series Star Trek and the first six features, George Takei has had a varied career acting in television, feature films, live theater and radio. He also is a successful writer and community activist. George Takei was born Hosato Takei on April 20...
 
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Yun-Fat Chow
Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo. Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong...
 
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Lucy Liu
Born to immigrants in Queens, New York, Lucy Liu has always tried to balance an interest in her cultural heritage with a desire to move beyond a strictly Asian-American experience. Lucy's mother, Cecilia, a biochemist, is from Beijing, and her father, Tom Liu, a civil engineer, is from Shanghai. Once relegated to "ethnic" parts...
 
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Michelle Yeoh
Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London...
 
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James Shigeta
Actor, Die Hard
Hawaiian-born James Shigeta was, for a time, the biggest East Asian U.S. star the country had known for decades. His up-and-down career reflected the country's changing interest in films with East Asian themes, but, when called upon, he filled both A-movie starring roles and minor T.V. guest appearances with the same cool and classy style...
 
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Sandra Oh
Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ballet dancer and eventually studied drama at the National Theatre School in Montreal...
 
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Ho-Sung Pak
Stunts, Nightcrawler
Korean-American born Ho Sung-Pak is best known for two accomplishments in martial arts. A wushu champion, Ho was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 1991. His first accomplishment was that he played both Liu Kang and Shang Tsung in the video game that started a fad and 2 movies, Mortal Kombat...
 
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Ken Jeong
Ken Jeong is a Korean-American actor, comedian, and physician. He is best known for his roles as Ben Chang on the critically acclaimed NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community and gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He appeared in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain, as Johnny Wu, a motivational speaker...
 
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Jamie Chung
Actress, Big Hero 6
Jamie Chung was born and raised in California, the daughter of Korean parents. She studied Economics at the University of California, Riverside. Chung's break came in 2004, when she was working in a sports bar. MTV held auditions for Real World there, she tried out, and was successful, appearing in the San Diego based fourteenth season...
 
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Yunjin Kim
Actress, Lost
 
82.
Cliff Curtis
Cliff Curtis was born in Rotorua, New Zealand, on July 27, 1968. He is of New Zealand Maori descent (with Ngati Hauiti and Te Arawa tribal affiliations). He enrolled at the New Zealand Drama School, and then the Teatro Dmitri Scoula in Switzerland. After returning to New Zealand from Europe, he was cast in The Piano...
 
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Shannyn Sossamon
Shannyn Sossamon, who credits her striking looks to a mix of English, French, Hawaiian, Dutch, Irish, Filipino, and German ancestry, was born Shannon Marie Kahololani Sossamon in Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of one, Shannyn and her family moved to a new locale: Reno, Nevada. Her youth was spent at a dance studio...
 
85.
Jason Scott Lee
Of Hawaiian and Chinese descent, Jason Scott Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Hawaii from the age of two. His interest in acting began while studying in high school. It blossomed further when he enrolled in Fullerton College, where he studied under acting coach Sal Romeo...
 
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Will Yun Lee
Will Yun Lee was born in Arlington, Virginia, to Jung Ja Lee and Soo Won Lee, who had recently emigrated from Korea. He was raised by both immediate and extended family and moved often, exposed to life on the tough Bronx streets and idyllic Hawaiian beaches. By his teens he was living in the San Francisco area with his father...
 
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Soon-Tek Oh
Actor, Mulan
Born in Japan but raised in Korea, actor Soon-Teck Oh (or Soon-Tek Oh or Soon-Taik Oh) is of Korean heritage. He came to the United States as a teenager in 1959, studied at UCLA and trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Long associated with the versatile Los Angeles' East-West Players theatre company...
 
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Aaron Yoo
Actor, 21
 
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Miiko Taka
Actress, Sayonara
 
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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor. A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo...
 
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Mohanlal
Actor, Drishyam
Mohanlal is best known for his work in Malayalam films. He was born to Viswanathan Nair and Santhakumari in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala, in the Southern part of India on 21 May 1960. Lal's rise to fame began with roles as villains until the late 1980s, then he was introduced in a leading role by the director Fazil...
 
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Kumiko Asô
Actress, Kairo
 
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Hye-ja Kim
Actress, Mother
 
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