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Following in the footsteps of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen arrived on these shores in the early-to-mid-'90s as part of Quentin Tarantino's martial arts revival when the filmmaker convinced Miramax to release Yen's Hong Kong action movie Iron Monkey . Yen went on to appear in a handful of Hollywood films like Guillermo del Toro's Blade II and the action sequel Shanghai Knights , all the while continuing to work in Hong Kong. In recent years, he mainly has been focusing on bigger budget Chinese films, many of them huge hits in Asia. After working with director Wilson Yip on a number of gritty modern-day police action movies, he followed with a series of period action films about the martial arts legend Ip Man, all of which were hugely successful in China even though only »

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