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Donnie Yen


Martial artist and Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen was born in Canton, China on July 27 of 1963 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... See full bio »

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 2014 Iceman 2 (post-production)
Ho Ying
 2014 Kung Fu Jungle (completed)
Hahou Mo
 2014 Iceman
Ho Ying
 2014 Golden Chickensss
Yip Man
 2013 Special ID
Chan Chi-Lung / Dragon
 2013 Together
Mr. Cool
 2012 All's Well, Ends Well 2012
Carl Tam
 2011 All's Well, Ends Well 2011
Arnold Cheng
 2010 Ip Man 2
Ip Man
 2010 14 Blades
General Qinlong
 2009 The Founding of a Republic
Tian Han
 2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009
Wedding guest
 2008 Ip Man
Yip Man
 2008 Painted Skin
Pang Yong
 2007 Flash Point
Inspector Jun Ma
 2006 Dragon Tiger Gate
Dragon Wong
 2005 Seven Swords
Chu Zhaonan
 2004 The Twins Effect II
General Lone
 2004 Love on the Rocks
Victor Tsui
 2002 Hero
Sky
 2002 Blade II
Snowman
 1999 City of Darkness
Ozone
 1998 Shanghai Affairs
Tong Shan
 1998 Ballistic Kiss
Cat Lee
 1997 Legend of the Wolf
Fung Man-Hin
 1997 Black Rose II
Boxing School Owner
 1996 Satan Returns
Mo Ti Nam
 1995 The Saint of Gamblers
Lone Seven
 1995 Asian Cop: High Voltage
Chiang Ho-Wa
 1994 Circus Kids
Danton Lee (as Yin Sze Dan)
 1994 Wing Chun
Leung Pok To (as Yen Chi Tan)
 1993 Butterfly and Sword
Yip Cheung
 1992 Dragon Inn
Eunuch Tsao Siu Yan
 1992 Once Upon a Time in China II
Commander Lan
 1992 Revenge of the Cheetah
Ronnie / Roano (English version, voice)
 1991 Crystal Hunt
Chin Chi Leung
 1991 Holy Virgin vs. The Evil Dead
Shiang Chi-Fei
 1991 The Crime File (TV Series)
Wong Wai-Sek (1991)
 1991 A New Life (TV Series)
Chung Ka-Jun (1991)
 1990 Tiger Cage 2
Dragon Yau
 1989 Flying Squads (TV Series)
Cheung Ho Nam (1989)
 1989 In the Line of Duty 4
Officer Donny Yan
 1989 File Noir (TV Series)
Tse Kwok-Tung (1989)
 1988 Tiger Cage
Terry
 1988 The Last Conflict (TV Movie)
Dick Kwan
 1985 Mismatched Couples
Eddie
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Alternate Names:

Donnie Yen Ji Dan | Yan Che Dan | Yen Ji Dan | Yin Sze Dan | Donnie Yen Chi Tan | Yen Chi Tan | Chi-Tan Yen | Ji-Dan Yen | Zidan Zhen | Zhen Zidan

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

(On the difference of working as action director in Hong Kong and Hollywood) I think it's a difference between the way action is treated in Hong Kong and in Hollywood. In Hong Kong, my job is to "direct" the action, and when I'm shooting the fight sequences, I take over the set. I choose the camera angles and see how the drama intercuts with the action. In Hollywood, you "choreograph" working ... See more »

Trivia:

Daughter (2004) named Jasmine W. Yen. See more »

Trademark:

Uses slow-motion for certain takes during his fight scenes to showcase the power of techniques done by actors he works with. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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