My Top Asian Actors

My Top Asian (Male) Actors (No Order)
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1.
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"...
“ Watch anything, try I saw the Devil, Addicted, and Bittersweet Life First. Other notable ones are Joint Security Area and The Good The Bad and The Weird and Iris: The Movie ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Anything, Try Eye for an Eye 1st or Secret, or 71:Into the Fire first though ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Any TV drama, Try I come with the Rain as a movie ” - emcee_reeper
 
4.
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...
“ Watch Ip Man 1&2,The Return of Chen Zen, Body----Just anything ” - emcee_reeper
 
5.
Simon Yam
Actor, Yip Man
Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television series prior to "apply his trades" in the film industry in 1987...
“ Watch anything, he's in EVERYTHING ” - emcee_reeper
 
6.
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...
“ Watch Anything ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Anything he's in ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Triad Election or Anything he's in ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Rough Cut or ANY TV show he stars in ” - emcee_reeper
 
10.
Ken Watanabe
Actor, Inception
Both of Ken Watanabe's parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24 when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was studying, told him that acting was his special gift. Ken is mostly known in Japan for playing samurais...
“ Watch anything, you probably know him ” - emcee_reeper
 
11.
Nicholas Tse
Nicholas was born in Hong Kong, China. He attended school in Vancouver, Canada. He also attended school for a short time in Phoenix, Arizona before moving back to Hong Kong with his parents Patrick Yin Tse and Deborah Dik, and his sister, Jennifer (Ting Ting). Nicholas started his singing career around 1997.
“ Watch Bodyguards and Assassins ” - emcee_reeper
 
12.
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...
“ Watch The Warlords or Danny the Dog ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Anything ” - emcee_reeper
 
14.
“ Watch Dear Doctor ” - emcee_reeper
 
15.
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...
“ Watch Old Boy or Crying Fist ” - emcee_reeper
 
16.
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...
“ Watch Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance or Memories of Murder or ANYTHING. ” - emcee_reeper
 
17.
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...
“ You know him already ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Some or Green Rose (TV) ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch The Man From Nowhere ” - emcee_reeper
 
20.
Stephen Chow
Born Chow Sing-Chi in Hong Kong on June twenty-second, 1962, Stephen Chow spent his youth days with three sisters in Shanghai, China. He developed an interest in the martial arts after witnessing the talent of Bruce Lee, where he began training in the style of Wing Chun, which was one of Bruce Lee's specialties...
“ Watch Shaolin Soccer ” - emcee_reeper
 
21.
Tony Chiu Wai Leung
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...
“ Watch Infernal Affairs ” - emcee_reeper
 
22.
Takayuki Yamada
Japanese actor, born on 20th October 1983, teen heartthrob Yamada Takayuki, first started out co-starring in a handful of Jdoramas before making a big splash on Waterboys. He followed with Fireboys (2004), his award winning performance in Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World, Churasan 3 and the recent H2 (2005). His remarkable acting makes him most outstanding among the younger generation of Japanese actors.
“ Watch Anything, But 1st watch 13 Assassins ” - emcee_reeper
 
23.
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...
“ You can pretty much watch anything but Rush Hour 3. ” - emcee_reeper
 
24.
“ Watch Maou (TV) ” - emcee_reeper
 
25.
John Cho
John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. Upon graduation...
“ Watch West 32nd or Star Trek ” - emcee_reeper
 
26.
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...
“ Watch Fugitive Plan B (TV) or I'm a Cyborg, But It's Ok (Red Tails Coming soon) ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Running Wild ” - emcee_reeper
 
28.
“ Watch Gangster High ” - emcee_reeper
 
29.
“ Watch Dog Eat Dog (His Acting at least) ” - emcee_reeper
 
30.
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...
“ Watch Red Cliff ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Beast Stalker or The Stool Pigeon ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Protege ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Voice of a Murderer ” - emcee_reeper
 
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“ Watch Man of Vendetta ” - emcee_reeper
 
35.
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...
“ Watch Rampo Noir ” - emcee_reeper