From shaw brothers to golden harvest, from the 1970s to up to now. This list shows the greatest of kung fu cinema.actors that really made HK martial arts cinema stand out.

P.S this list is not based on martial arts capabilities.
their are many more not on the list .
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
“ from shaw brother classics,36th chamber , 8 diagrams. Gordon liu dominated the screen during the late 1970s, giving us some of the best films that kung fu cinema had to offer ” - p-rabs
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...
“ acted and directed his own films which were classics in their own right.
Warriors two , prodigal son , which demonstrated wing chun , while Maginificent butcher , hungar style. ” - p-rabs
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...
“ having appeared in a host of kung fu /martial arts films. ” - p-rabs
Jackie Chan
Actor, Rush Hour
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...
“ dominate during the 70s with golden harvest and seasonal , drunken master, snake in eagle shadow. just show his work. ” - p-rabs
“ Fung hak on
-iron fisted monk
-warriors two
-maginficent butcher

just to name a few. Famous for his evil villain roles. truley deserves to be in the top 10. For being just a bad ass villain ” - p-rabs
“ part of the famous shaw brothers deadly duo with david chiang.
-avenging eagle
-magic blade

great actor ” - p-rabs
“ another famous shaw actor
-flying guillotine
-executioners from shaolin
-boxer from shantung ” - p-rabs
Donnie Yen
Actor, Yip Man
Biography Early Life Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts. There...
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...
“ its unfortunate that we only got to see 3 complete bruce lee films. ” - p-rabs
“ one of the good venoms out of the five venoms ” - p-rabs
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...
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...
“ old classic shaw actor ” - p-rabs
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...
“ king boxer
36th chamber of shaolin ” - p-rabs
“ Johnny wang ” - p-rabs
Sheng Fu
Born Chang Fu-Sheng to a wealthy family on October 20th, 1954, in Hong Kong. His English adopted name was Alexander. He was the ninth of 11 siblings. He was considered his father's favorite. Unlike the rest of his family, he showed little interest in academic and had no desire to try his hand in business...
“ Alexander fu sheng ” - p-rabs
“ Lau kar leung ” - p-rabs