My Favourite Martial Arts Film Makers

Not just martial arts actors, but directors and choreographers too
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1.
Akira Kurosawa
Writer, Yojimbo
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata. Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom...
“ Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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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...
“ Actor, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
3.
Angela Mao
She had a successful career as a Chinesa Opera actress, where her flexibility and martial arts first developed. Then, she trained in hapkido, and felt attracted to the new kung fu style, on demand by Hong Kong producers. Her career, if not long, was impressive, as she was one of the first women to make that sort of break-through in the film industry...
“ Actress ” - DougWonnacott
 
4.
Anita Mui
With a career that began in her early childhood, Anita Mui is the queen of Hong Kong's pop-music industry. After she won a singing contest in 1982, her life in the limelight began. In the early stages of her career her image was a little bit tomboy-ish and sexy (which was the reason she was called the "Madonna of Hong Kong")...
“ Actress. ” - DougWonnacott
 
5.
Arthur Wong
Cinematographer, Ultraviolet
“ Cinematographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
6.
Benny Urquidez
Stunts, 1408
Benny Urquidez was raised in a very athletic family. His mother was a professional wrestler and his father a professional boxer, with all of his siblings black belts. He has earned black belts in nine different martial arts and trained in other styles. The Jet decided to pursue full-contact karate as a career in 1974...
“ Actor, Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
7.
Bey Logan
Born in Stamford, England, UK. Educated Uppingham Public School, Rutland. Former editor of 'Combat' and 'Impact' magazines. Resident in Hong Kong since 1995. Formerly employed my Media Asia Group and subsequently Emperor Multimedia Group. Previously ran own company, Shankara Productions, in partnership with actress Maggie Q...
“ Producer, Writer, Distributor (Dragon Dynasty & Cine Asia/Hong Kong Legends DVD labels). Special mention for Logan's excellent DVD commentaries on the aforementioned DVD label's releases and input on the special features on a lot of these releases. ” - DougWonnacott
 
8.
Biao Yuen
Yuen Biao is regarded as one of the most acrobatic martial artists ever. Unfortunately, he is still underrated and not as popular as other contemporaries such as Jackie Chan, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, and Jet Li even though he is the most critically acclaimed out of all of them and the most talented as well...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Bolo Yeung
Bolo Yeung was born in China. He began his martial arts training at the age of 10. Growing up he took an interest in bodybuilding. Later he became know as Chinese Hercules after becoming Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular physique he was chosen for several bad guy movie roles...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
11.
Brandon Lee
Actor, The Crow
Born in Oakland, California, USA, Brandon Lee spent the first eight years of his life in Hong Kong. By the time he was able to walk, he was already involved in learning about martial arts from his father, martial arts expert and famed actor Bruce Lee. After Bruce Lee's untimely death, Brandon...
“ Actor, Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
12.
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...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
13.
Cheh Chang
Chang Cheh was the leading Martial Arts director in Hong Kong in the 1970s, now with close to 100 films to his name. His has influenced other directors such as John Woo and Liu Chiau Liang, and made famous such Hong Kong stars as Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok, Fu Sheng and Lung Ti. Chang has declared that he will stop working after he has made his 101st film...
“ Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Director ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Ching-Ying Lam
Ching-Ying Lam was born on December 27, 1952 in Shanghai, China, the third of six children. He attended Shun Yi Association Elementary School in Hong Kong for 2 years. He later attended the Chun Chau Drama Society to learn Peking Opera, where he portrayed female roles and did stunt-doubling for actresses...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
19.
Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris is familiar to fans worldwide as the star of action films such as The Hitman, The Delta Force and Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection. He also starred in Missing in Action and its sequels, Firewalker and Sidekicks. He was an executive producer of Walker, Texas Ranger as well as the star. Chuck Norris was born in Ryan...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
20.
Corey Yuen
Miscellaneous Crew, The Transporter
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Director. ” - DougWonnacott
 
21.
Cynthia Khan
After studying Chinese and jazz dance from elementary school, at 17 years old Yeung won a national contest to find new talents, organized by the Taiwainese TV, and shortly after she made several appearances on TV and a bit part in the Taiwanese film of 1985 "Taipei Story", directed by Yang De-Chang...
“ Actress ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actress, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
26.
Darren Shahlavi
Actor, Ip Man 2
Darren Shahlavi was seven years old when he started training in martial arts in an old drama theatre in Manchester, England. Inspired by Bruce Lees films and other action movies such as Star Wars, he dreamed of being a movie actor and would show up to his Judo class at the drama hall early to watch the actors rehearsing and performing plays...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
27.
David Chiang
David Chiang was born in Suzhou, China on June 29, 1947. His mother Hung Wei and father Yim Dut were very popular movie stars. Young David began his acting career at a very early age, appearing in black & white films while he was only 4 years old. "John" is David's real English name, while "David" was a stage name given to him by Director Chang Cheh...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
29.
Dolph Lundgren
Dolph Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Sigrid Birgitta (Tjerneld), a language teacher, and Karl Johan Hugo Lundgren, an engineer and economist for the Swedish government. He lived in Stockholm until the age of 13, when he moved in with his grandparents in Nyland, Ångermanland, Sweden. Despite an early interest in music and the fine arts...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
30.
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...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
35.
Gareth Evans
Welsh born writer/director, in 2003 directed a short film "Samurai Monogatari" telling the tale of a Samurai waiting to be executed. The short was in Japanese language and starred students from Tokyo who were studying at Cardiff University at the time. In 2003 he also graduated with an MA in Scriptwriting...
“ Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
36.
Gary Daniels
Action film star Gary Daniels was a real-life kick-boxing champion. With rugged good-looks, a muscular build and a charming personality, it was a natural for him to move from the world of fighting to that of acting. Born Gary Edward Daniels on May 9, 1963 in Woking, Surrey, England, Daniels was a childhood fan of legendary martial arts film star Bruce Lee...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
38.
Hark Tsui
Producer, Wong Fei Hung
Tsui Hark recently became the fourth Chinese film director to join the board of judges for the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the feature films category this year. An internationally acclaimed visionary director, Hark started making experimental movies with 8mm film when he was only 13. After graduating from the University of Texas in Austin...
“ Actor, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Director. ” - DougWonnacott
 
41.
Hou Hsiao
Hsiao Hou was born in Henan China in 1958 and was schooled in the Chinese Opera by the famous Fan Kuk-Fa in Bejing as a very young child. He was discovered by Lar Kar-Leung (Liu Chia-Liang) in 1978 and later became a disciple of the martial artist/director for a number of years. His astonishing acrobatics and martial artistry also earned Hsiao a contract with Shaw Brothers...
“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
44.
Iko Uwais
Iko Uwais was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Maisyaroh and Mustapha Kamaluddin. His grandfather, H. Achmad Bunawar, was a master of silat, an Indonesian traditional martial art, and founded a silat school. Iko himself has been learning silat since he was 10 years old. He became National Champion in 2005 in Silat Demonstration category...
“ Actor, Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
45.
Ing-Sik Whang
Ing-Sik Whang is a Grandmaster of hapkido and a student of legendary hapkido Grandmaster Ji Han-jae (generally regarded as one of the two "fathers" of hapkido). For those who may be unaware, hapkido is a Korean martial art employing both grappling and striking techniques to disable an opponent. To film audiences...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
46.
Isaac Florentine
Worshiped by his fans for many years Isaac Florentine has built up his excellent reputation within the movie business. At first attracting the action movie fans, Isaac moved into the mainstream with New Line's release Undisputed II: Last man standing. The film received rave reviews not only for its groundbreaking fighting scenes but also for its complexity and dramatic qualities...
“ Director, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
47.
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...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
48.
Jing Wu
Born in Beijing China in 1974, he was sent to train at Beijing Wushu Academy when he was 6 years old as both his Father and Grandfather were also Martial artists. In 1995 he was spotted by Yuen Woo-Ping who had come to the academy to look for a martial artist for the film Tai Chi 2 (aka Tai Chi Boxer)...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
49.
James Lew
Stunts, Inception
Raised in South Central Los Angeles, James Lew's destiny was to answer a cattle call in Hollywood for the hugely popular Kung Fu television series. He went on to star in the now collectible Hong Kong film, Young Dragon. He made the move to big budget studio films in 1984. John Carpenter handpicked him as the Martial Arts Choreographer for 20th Century Fox's now cult film...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
50.
Jang Lee Hwang
Hwang Jang-Lee is the ultimate bootmaster. Known for his powerful and deadly kicks on screen as well as off, Hwang has a reputation as the Lord of the Superkickers. Born in Japan, Hwang's family moved back to their native Korea, where at the age of 14, Hwang began taking the national martial art of Tae Kwon Do...
“ Actor, Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
51.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
52.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme was born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg in Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Brussels, Belgium, to Eliana and Eugène Van Varenberg, an accountant. "The Muscles from Brussels" started martial arts at the age of eleven. His father introduced him to martial arts when he saw his son was physically weak...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
53.
JeeJa Yanin
Actress, Chocolate
Yanin "Jeeja" pronounced "ChiCha" Vismitananda was born in Bangkok, Thailand. Her mother is Prasita Vismitananda and her father, Pawadol Borirak, was a businessman who died when his daughter was 17, she has an older brother, Nantapong "Jeed" Vismitananda. She is mainly of Thai descent with some English and Burmese ancestry...
“ Actress ” - DougWonnacott
 
54.
Jeff Imada
Stunts, Fight Club
Jeff Imada was born and raised in Inglewood, California, USA, where he began studying martial arts at the age of fifteen. At El Camino College and UCLA, he majored in pre-med and minored in music. While in college, he started working as a movie "extra," which led to his becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
55.
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...
“ Actor, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Joey Ansah
Joey Ansah was born in 1982 in Hammersmith, London, England, 2nd in line to an older brother, Ryan, 3 years his senior. He is of mixed ethnicity, with his mother Nicola, originating from Plymouth, Devon, England and his father Kofi, originally from Ghana, west Africa. Joey grew up and spent the first 10 years of his life in Streatham...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
58.
Johnny Nguyen
Stunts, Spider-Man 2
Johnny left Vietnam at the age of 8, uncertain of what destination lied ahead. As a boy, he already loved Hong Kong cinema. Johnny would soon start training in martial arts and now has over 18 years of experience in Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Japanese Aikido. Johnny is now also an expert in Wushu, which he does for over 10 years. Johnny has won a gold medal from Pan America Form and Sword...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
59.
John Woo
Director, Face/Off
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow established...
“ Actor, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actress. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Jung Yuen
Born Kim Won-Jun in Korea, this young taekwondo and wushu expert made a name for himself in Hong Kong. He made his debut as the supervillain in Operation Scorpio (1991). It would be the biggest role he would play. He made 2 other films afterwards and was never heard from again. Rumours said he had died of AIDS (from drugs)...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Director. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Kara Hui
Actress, Dragon
Born Kara Hui Ying-Hung on in Shandong, China. Her Family moved to Hong Kong in 1966 and she started working at night clubs at fourteen. Her family lost their savings from her father's business acquaintances. Being left penniless, Hui's mother, herself and her siblings were forced to peddle goods on the streets of Hong Kong...
“ Actress. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Karen Sheperd
Stunts, Angel
Karen Sheperd is an American actress in film, television and theatre. Her recurring guest-star role as "The Enforcer" on television's "Hercules, The Legendary Journeys", opposite Kevin Sorbo, received the highest ratings ever for the entire series. Karen recently appeared on "Criminal Minds" with Joe Mantegna...
“ Actress, Stuntwoman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Keanu Reeves
Actor, The Matrix
Keanu Reeves, whose first name means "cool breeze over the mountains" in Hawaiian, was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, the son of English-born Patricia Taylor, a showgirl, and American-born Samuel Nowlin Reeves, a geologist. Keanu's father was born in Hawaii, of British, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian...
“ Actor, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
67.
Kuan-Chun Chi
Born as Wu Dong-wai in Guangdong, China on June 14th, 1969, Chi went to Hong Kong with his family at early age. He graduated from Sam Yuk Middle School and took acting course at the Cathay Studio in 1968. After winning first place at the "Manhood Competition" held by the Chiang Jiang Film Company, Chi joined the Shaw Brothers Studio...
“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Larnell Stovall
Stunts, Creed
Larnell Stovall moved from New Orleans to pursue the movie industry in February 2001. He is a former world and international champion in fighting, weapons and forms (kata).
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Lieh Lo
Born in Indonesia to Cantonese parents, Lo migrated to Hong Kong in his teens, where he attended acting school and in 1962 joined the Shaw Bros. film company. By 1969 he had become the first kungfu superstar, preceding the legendary Bruce Lee. He acted in more than 100 films, usually cast as villains...
“ Actor, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Luc Besson
Luc Besson spent the first years of his life following his parents, scuba diving instructors, around the world. His early life was entirely aquatic. He already showed amazing creativity as a youth, writing early drafts of The Big Blue and The Fifth Element, as an adolescent bored in school. He...
“ Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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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...
“ Actress. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Marko Zaror
Marko Zaror Aguad (Santiago, Chile) is a Chilean martial arts action star and fight choreographer, currently residing in Los Angeles, California, and Santiago, Chile. His career began as a young boy with a passion for martial arts and fighting, inspired by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jean Claude Van Damme...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Michael Jai White
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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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 Geik. She spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, she moved to London, England to study at the Royal Academy as a teenager...
“ Actress, Stuntwoman, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Mona Fong
Producer, Bian Lian
In 1981, Mona Fong was voted to the Board of directors of Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. After the closure of the movie studio in 1985, Mona Fong later rose to the position of chairwoman of TVB, Hong Kong's titan television network as well as chief executive for Shaw's remaining motion picture subsidiary Cosmopolitan...
“ Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actress. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Panna Rittikrai
Stunts, Ong-bak 2
Panna Rittikrai is the man behind Thai action star Tony Jaa, whose work in Ong-Bak, astounded viewers across the globe. Panna Rittikrai was born in the small village of Khon Kaen in Thailand. At a young age, he was a fan of martial arts films and he knew it would be his dream to become involved in the martial arts industry...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Director, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actress. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Phillip Rhee
Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Executive VP and Mandalay Pictures) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. The first "Best of the Best" starring academy award nominated actors...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Quentin Tarantino
Writer, Pulp Fiction
Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old. In January of 1992...
“ Producer, Distributor (Dragon Dynasty DVD label). ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Raymond Chow
A native of Guangdong province with Hakka roots, Golden Harvest studio president Raymond Chow was born in Hong Kong and considered to be a role model for success as a product of the parochial Catholic education system from China's past. Having fist attended the legendary St. Stephen's College Preparatory School for Boys in the Stanley peninsula...
“ Producer, Distributor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Richard Norton
A powerful screen presence, Richard Norton wins the applause of international audiences with his engaging ability to play either the hero or the heavy. Rare versatility and focused work ethic have enabled him to build an expanding library of almost 100 film and television titles. The disciplines that brought Norton success originated in his hometown of Croydon...
“ Actor, Choreographer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Robert Clouse
A hard-working director throughout his long and varied career, Robert Clouse is known best for his two most successful films: Enter the Dragon and _Game of Death (1978_. Clouse was a director who worked mainly in the visuals of cinema, owing to the fact that he was completely deaf, he employed assistant directors who could verify that actors had delivered their lines correctly...
“ Director, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Roy Horan
Roy Horan, presently CEO and founder of Innovea Ltd., began his career as a martial arts student of renowned Korean taekwondo master and popular Hong Kong movie super-villain "lord of the super kickers" Jang Lee Hwang. American-born Roy had emigrated initially to Taiwan and finally Hong Kong after graduation from the University of Rhode Island...
“ Actor, Producer. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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“ Producer, Distributor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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Run Run Shaw
Producer, Blade Runner
Run Run Shaw was born in Shanghai, China on October 4, 1907. He went into the filming industry with his brother, Runme Shaw, and established the Shaw Organization in 1926 and the Shaw Studios (formerly South Seas Film studio) in 1930. In 1967, Shaw established the famous Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) station in Hong Kong...
“ Producer, Distributor. ” - DougWonnacott
 
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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...
“ Actor, Choreographer, Stuntman, Director, Producer, Writer. ” - DougWonnacott