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3 Biographical Movies |
3 Print Biographies |
10 Interviews |
17 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Ng Yu Chen | Yu Chen Ng | Yu-Sam Ng | Wu Yu Shen | Wu Yu Sheng | John Y.S. Woo | John Wu | Yao Shen Wu | Yu Sheng Wu | Yu-Sheng Wu | Yu-Shen Wu | Yu-shen Wu | Yusen Wu | Wu Yu-shen
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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[on working in Hollywood] Even though I enjoyed the opportunity to work in Hollywood, I never got used to their system. I didn't like much of the studio people. Well, there are too much politics and so much going on, and a lot of them have nothing to do with the movie. It's all about power, it's all about egos.
Woo's many American admirers include the likes of Martin Scorsese
, Sam Raimi
(who compared his mastery of action to Alfred Hitchcock
's mastery of suspense) and Quentin Tarantino
(who, replying to a studio executive saying "I suppose Woo can direct action scenes" said "Sure, and Michelangelo can paint ceilings!").
His lead characters, whether good or bad, always have a code of conduct which includes a strict vow never to harm or kill innocent people. In many of his films, these lead characters often fight against villains with no such code who freely kill innocent people without remorse.