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...
“ Bruce Lee is and was an amazing film actor and when he appeared in films such as The Green Hornet, Enter The Dragon, Fist of Fury, Game of Death, Game of Death 2, Way of The Dragon, The Big Boss etc, his acting was and is absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
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...
“ Jet Li is an amazing film actor and his acting in films such as the excellent and brilliant Born To Defend, Once Upon A Time In China, Swordsman 2, Once Upon A Time In China 2, The Master, The Shaolin Temple, Once Upon A Time In China 3, The Legend, The Legend 2, Twin Warriors, Legend of The Red Dragon, The Defender, Fist of Legend, The Enforcer, Meltdown, Dr Wai In The Scripture With No Words, Black Mask, Hitman, Lethal Weapon 4, Romeo Must Die, Kiss of The Dragon, The One, Hero, Cradle 2 The Grave, Unleashed, Fearless, War, The Warlords, The Forbidden Kingdom, Mummy: Tomb of The Dragon Emperor, The Expendables, The Expendables 2 etc is absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
Japanom Yeerum was born on February 5, 1976, in the northeastern province of Surin, Thailand. His parents were elephant herders. Jaa watched martial arts films as a young kid and began to emulate some of his idols, from Bruce Lee
to Jackie Chan
to Jet Li
. Jaa studied martial arts...
“ Tony Jaa is also an amazing film actor. This man from Thailand is an excellent actor and his acting in films such as Ong Bak, Ong Bak 2, Ong Bak 3, The Protector, Hard Gun etc is absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
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...
“ Donnie Yen is also an amazing film actor and his acting in films such as Dragon Tiger Gate, Flashpoint, Ip Man, Ip Man 2 etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
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...
“ Johnny Nguyen is also an amazing film actor and his acting in films such as The Protector, Force of Five etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
“ Pat Morita is also an amazing film actor and his acting in films such as The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid 2, The Karate Kid 3 etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung
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...
“ Sammo Hung is also an amazing film actor and his acting in the U.S T.V Cop Comedy Martial Law with Black Comedy Actor Chris Tucker, the film Ip Man 2 etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
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...
“ Jackie Chan is also an amazing film actor and his acting in films such as Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3 etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
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...
“ Bolo Yeung is also an amazing film actor and his acting in films such as Enter The Dragon and in Van Dammes Bloodsport as Chong Li is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
“ Sung Kang is also an amazing film actor. This Korean mans acting in films such as the excellent an awesome Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast and Furious, Fast and Furious 5, Fast and Furious 6, War etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. His family moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two years old. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie
“ Brian Tee is also an amazing film actor. This Japanese mans acting as the evil D.K in the Film Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
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...
“ Iko Uwais is also an amazing film actor. This Indonesian mans acting in films such as The Raid etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan and Italy for several months before deciding to relocate to L.A...
“ Kelly Hu is also an amazing female fim actor. This Chinese womans acting in film such as The Scorpion King, Cradle 2 The Grave etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
“ Nitin Ganatra is also an amazing film/T.V actor. This Indian mans acting in the soap Eastenders, in the film Bride and Prejudice, acting alongside 'Torque' film actor Martin Henderson etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
“ Nina Wadia is also an amazing female film/T.V actor. This Indian Womans acting in Eastenders, Doctor Who etc is also absolutely brilliant. ” - nims-1975
“ Meera Syal is also an excellent and amazing female film/T.V actor. ” - nims-1975
Adil's background, outlook and brave style makes him a favourite among viewers and listeners. Adil is a stand out performer in today's comedy scene. In 2010 Adil made his comedy debut on BBC2's Bellamy's People which included characters such as the self appointed Muslim community leader, Mr Khan, confused young British Pakistani MC Raa and the money making, Guru Dev...
“ Adil Ray is also another excellent actor and his acting as the Pakistani man Citizen Khan in the T.V Comedy of the same name is excellent, amzing and hilarious. ” - nims-1975