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His turn as camp gangster Leslie Chow is frat-comedy excess – and shot him to fame. But the trained doctor and self-confessed 'shy nerd' takes his comedy seriously

Ken Jeong hit the mainstream groin first, leaping naked from the boot of a car on to Bradley Cooper's face. The standout scene from The HangoverTodd Phillips's $450m-from-nowhere blockbuster – introduced the world to Leslie Chow, the camp gangster who hung around The Hangover's "Wolf Pack" (Cooper, Zack Galifianakis, Ed Helms), being utterly disgusting and terrifyingly weird. Jeong as Chow came to encapsulate the excesses of the frat-comedy franchise. Over three Hangover films he would gobble dog food, get masturbated by a monkey and die – then be resurrected – after snorting cocaine. The character was wild and dangerous, psychotic but alluring. Chow was a tiger. Jeong, it turns out, is a pussy cat.

A self-described "shy nerd", the actor enters the »

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