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Gordon Liu (劉家輝; Lau Kar-Fai; Liu Jia Hui, formerly spelled Liu Chia-Hui) (born November 30, 1955) is a Chinese martial arts film actor. He was born in Guangdong Province, China and is the adopted brother of famed Shaw Brothers director and actor Lau Kar-leung (Liu Chia-Liang). is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... Guangdong, often spelt as Kwangtung, is a province on the south coast of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Shaw Studio (邵氏片場), owned by Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. ... Lau Kar-Leung (Chinese: ; Mandarin: Liu Jialiang, Liu Chia-Liang; born August 1936) is a famous Hong Kong Chinese martial arts film director, choreographer and actor. ...


Best known by Western moviegoers for his role as Pai Mei in Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004), and as Johnny Mo in Kill Bill: Volume 1, the head general of the Crazy 88, O-Ren Ishii's (Lucy Liu) personal army. Elsewhere, Liu is known for his role as San Te from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and its sequels from which he adopted his shaved head style. Some fans call him the "Master Killer" after the alternate title to The 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Beatrix Kiddo and Pai Mei fighting in Kill Bill: Vol. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... The San-De or San Te monk was a legendary shaolin martial arts disciple who trained under the general Zhi Shan. ... The 36th Chamber of Shaolin or Shao Lin san shi liu fang is a martial arts film from Hong Kong, directed by Lau Kar-leung, and first screened in 1978. ...

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Youth

In his youth, he skipped school to train in martial arts without his parents' knowledge. He trained at Lau Charn's martial arts school of Hung Gar discipline that descended from Wong Fei Hung's grand student (father to Lau Kar Leung). Lau Charn's wife assisted in his training and their friendship eventually lead to his adoption into Lau's family and received the name Lau Kar Fei. As he grew up, he found a job as a shipping clerk to make ends meet. His interests had always been towards martial arts was eventually offered a role by Lau Kar Leung. Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... Hung Gar, also known as Hung Kuen or Hung Ga, is a southern Chinese martial art associated with the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung, who was a master of Hung Gar. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... Lau Kar-leung (Mandarin: Liu Chia-liang) is a famous Chinese martial arts director and actor. ...


Career

Over the years Gordon's movie roles dwindled as younger and more agile martial artists emerged. During the 80's, he was forced to take smaller roles such as in Lau Kar-leung's Tiger on the Beat. However, Liu has been active in television, and was contracted to Hong Kong's TVB company for many years, continuing playing roles as a martial arts master. Though he still commonly plays roles in some martial arts capacity, he's also at home in playing comedic, self-depreciative or emotional characters. His second common role in TVB has been playing a HK police officer[citation needed]. Lau Kar-Leung (Chinese: ; Mandarin: Liu Jialiang, Liu Chia-Liang; born August 1936) is a famous Hong Kong Chinese martial arts film director, choreographer and actor. ... Tiger on Beat (Lo foo chut gang) is a 1988 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Lau Kar-leung. ... REDIRECT Television Broadcasts Limited ...


Quentin Tarantino has long been a fan of Liu, and had one day hoped to find him a role in one of his movies. This eventually came to pass with the roles of Johnny Mo and Master Pai Mei in both Kill Bill movies. His roles in Kill Bill raised Liu's profile again and a renewed interest was shown by Chinese producers. Since Gordon's Kill Bill fame, Gordon has returned to doing movies while continue doing television for Hong Kong's TVB station. And the answer to the question could Gordon Liu beat Bruce Lee in a fight to the finish, is no. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ...


Selected Filmography

5 Shaolin Masters aka 5 Masters Of Death is a 1974 Shaw Brothers film directed by Chang Cheh and produced by Mona Fong. ... Challenge Of The Masters is a Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar Leung. ... 7 Man Army is a 1976 release film by director Chang Cheh. ... He Has Nothing But Kung Fu is a martial arts film directed by Liu Chia Yung, starring Gordon Liu and Wong Yue. ... Executioners from Shaolin or Hung Hsi Kuan (after its main character) is a 1976 classic kung-fu movie produced by the Shaw Brothers movie studio of Hong Kong. ... The 36th Chamber of Shaolin or Shao Lin san shi liu fang is a martial arts film from Hong Kong, directed by Lau Kar-leung, and first screened in 1978. ... Heroes of the East, also known as Challenge of the Ninja and and Shaolin Challenges Ninja is a martial arts film produced in 1978. ... Dirty Ho (1979) is a Gordon Liu kung fu film classic directed by Lau Kar-leung. ... Also known as Fist of the White Lotus, this martial arts film features Lo Lieh and Gordon Liu in one of the classic examples of the kung-fu genre. ... Return to the 36th Chamber (少林搭棚大師, Shao Lin ta peng hsiao tzu, Return of the Master Killer or Master Killer II) is a 1980 Shaw Brothers Studio Hong Kong martial arts comedy film starring Gordon Liu. ... Shaolin and Wu Tang is a 1981 martial arts film directed by Gordon Liu. ... Martial Club (aka Instructors of Death) is a Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar Leung, it is another of his lighthearted kung fu films starring Kara Hui, Hsiao Ho and Gordon Liu, and Wang Lung Wei in a rare hero role. ... The Shaolin Drunken Monk is a 1982 kung fu film. ... Directed by Lau Kar-Leung, this historical piece taking place during the Boxer Rebellion, revolves around Lei Kung, one of the leaders of the rebellion. ... Treasure Hunters aka “Master of Disaster” is a Shaw Brothers film directed by Chu Yuan, starring Alexander Fu Sheng and Gordon Liu. ... Cat vs. ... Lady Is The Boss is a Shaw Brothers film directed by Lau Kar Leung. ... Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (五郎八卦棍, Wu lang ba gua gun, also Invincible Pole Fighter or Master Pole Fighter) is a 1983 Hong Kong martial arts film produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio starring Gordon Liu and Alexander Fu Sheng. ... Shaolin Warrior was a 1984 kung fu film. ... Disciples of the 36th Chamber was a 1985 kung-fu film. ... Tiger on Beat (Lo foo chut gang) is a 1988 Hong Kong action-comedy film directed by Lau Kar-leung. ... Flirting Scholar (original title: 唐伯虎點秋香 pinyin: Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang ) is a 1993 comedy film. ... 1. ... American Shaolin is a 1991 martial arts film, starring (among others) Kim Chan and Daniel Dae Kim. ... Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記) is a 1996 Hong Kong TV series produced by TVB, based on the classic Chinese novel of the same name. ... A Step into the Past (Chinese: 尋秦記; literal translation: The Chronicles of Finding Qin) is a Hong Kong television drama produced by TVB, released in 2001 and adapted from the novel Xun Qin Ji by Huang Yi. ... Drunken Monkey (Chui ma lau) is a 2002 kung fu film directed by Lau Kar-leung. ... Kill Bill is the fourth feature film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino released in two parts: Volume 1 & Volume 2. ... Kill Bill is the fourth feature film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino released in two parts: Volume 1 & Volume 2. ... Shaolin Vs. ... Dragon Squad is a Hong Kong action crime thriller released in 2005, starring Sammo Hung, Michael Biehn, Maggie Q, and Simon Yam. ... A Chinese Tall Story (Chinese: 情癲大聖, Ching din dai sing) is a 2005 Hong Kong fantasy adventure film, written and directed by Jeffrey Lau. ... Mr. ...

See also

A complete list of films produced by Shaw Brothers Studios. ... This article is about the Hong Kong movie studio. ...

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Gordon Liu Information (159 words)
Gordon Liu (劉家輝; Lau Kar-Fai; Liu Jia Hui) (born November 30, 1955) is a Chinese martial arts actor.
Elsewhere, Liu is known for his role as San Te from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and its sequels from which he adopted his shaved head style.
Liu is a real-life practitioner of Hung Gar, a traditional kung fu style.
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