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Encyclopedia > Jet Li
Jet Li

Jet Li at the premiere of Fearless
Born April 26, 1963 (1963-04-26) (age 45)
Beijing, China
Years active 1982 - present
Spouse(s) Huang Qiuyan (1987-1990)
Nina Li Chi (1997-)
Official site http://www.jetli.com

Li Lianjie (Simplified Chinese: 李连杰; Traditional Chinese: 李連杰; pinyin: Lǐ Liánjié; born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist (Kung Fu), actor, Wushu champion, and international film star. After three years of intensive training, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring at age 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon a Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei Hung. His first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, most recently starring beside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008). is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ... Hong Kong Film Awards (香港電影金像獎), is the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong. ... The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ), is a 2007 Chinese / Hong Kong martial arts / drama film directed by Peter Chan and starring Andy Lau, Jet Li and Takeshi Kaneshiro. ... The Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards (Traditional Chinese: 香港電影評論學會大獎) are an annual award given by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society in Hong Kong, China since 1995. ... For other uses, see Fearless. ... // The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards (臺北金馬影展) is a film festival and awards ceremony held annually in Taiwan, Republic of China since since 1962. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Kung fu redirects here. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Gun (staff) event at the 10th All China Games Wushu (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally martial arts), also known as modern wushu or contemporary wushu, is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. ... A movie star is a celebrity who is well known for his or her starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures. ... The Shaolin Temple (Chinese: 少林寺; Pinyin:Shàolínsì) is a 1982 martial arts film directed by Chang Hsin Yen (Xinyan Zhang). ... Once Upon a Time in China Region 4 DVD cover The Once Upon a Time in China (武狀元黃飛鴻) series is Hong Kong auteur Tsui Hark (徐克)s series of six movies about the famous kung fu master and Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung or (Huang Fei Hong) (黃飛鴻) (played by Jet Li (李連杰) in... A folk hero is type of hero, real or mythological. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 buddy cop action-comedy film directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. ... Romeo Must Die (2000) is an American film, an adaptation loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... For other uses, see Forbidden Kingdom. ...

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Biography

Early life & career as athlete

Li was born Li Lianjie in Beijing, China. His father died when he was two. Li participated in the sport of wushu in the non-sparring event. He began his wushu on the Beijing Wushu Team, an athletic group organized to perform martial arts forms during the All China Games. As a member of the team, he received wushu training and went on to win fifteen gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese wushu championships: Peking redirects here. ... Gun (staff) event at the 10th All China Games Wushu (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally martial arts), also known as modern wushu or contemporary wushu, is both an exhibition and a full-contact sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts. ... The leitai of the 2004 China National Sanda Championships Sanshou (Chinese: 散手, lit. ... The Beijing Wushu Team (Chinese: ) is a world renowned wushu team from Beijing, China. ... The National Games of the Peoples Republic of China is an event of the Peoples Republic of China showcasing the countrys most talented athletes through competition and exhibition. ...

  • 1974 — Youth National Athletic Hi Competition: broadsword form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, all-round gold medal;
  • 1975 — Third Chinese Wushu Championships: long fist form gold medal, spear form silver medal
  • 1977 — National Wushu Competition: long-fist form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal
  • 1978 — National Wushu Competition: long-fist form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal, all-round gold medal;
  • 1979 — Fourth Chinese Wushu Championships: long-fist form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal, sparring form gold medal, all-round gold medal.

All his optional empty-hand form medals were won with a form called fanzi yingzhaoquan (翻子鷹爪拳, Fanzi eagle claw). His success led to the PRC declaring Jet Li to be a "National Treasure". Chinese Dao Knife or Sabre Dao (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: tao1, knife) is a category of single-edge Chinese swords primarily used for slashing and chopping (sabres), often called a broadsword in English translation because some varieties have wide blades. ... Chángquán (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; literally Long Fist) is a general term for external (as opposed to internal) Northern Wushu. ... Fānziquán (Chinese: 翻子拳; literally tumbling fist) is a Chinese martial art that emphasizes qínná, or joint-locking. ... For the military operation, see Operation Eagle Claw. ... For the Chinese civilization, see China. ...


Acting career

Chinese films

Jet Li's hand print and autograph at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong
Jet Li's hand print and autograph at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong

The fame gained by his sports winnings led to a career as a martial arts film star, beginning in mainland China and then continuing into Hong Kong. Li acquired his screen name in 1982 in the Philippines when a publicity company thought his real name was too hard to pronounce. They likened his career to an aircraft, which likewise "takes-off" as quickly, so they placed the name Jet Li to the movie posters. Soon everybody was calling him by this new name, which was also based on the nickname, "Jet," given to him as a young student, due to his speed and grace when training with the Beijing Wushu team. He made his debut with the 1982 film Shaolin Temple. Some of his more famous Chinese films include: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 961 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 961 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Martial artist and movie star 李小龍 Bruce Lees sculpture in the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong The Avenue of Stars (Chinese: ), modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. ... ... The Shaolin Temple (Chinese: 少林寺; Pinyin:Shàolínsì) is a 1982 martial arts film directed by Chang Hsin Yen (Xinyan Zhang). ...

Li starred in the 1995 film, Shu dan long wei, known in English as "Courage of a Mouse and Power of a Dragon". The film, known in the US as either High Risk or Meltdown, portrays Jet Li as a cop who becomes disillusioned after his wife is murdered by crime lords. Along the way, he pairs up with a wacky sell-out actor, Frankie (played by Jacky Cheung), and proceeds to engage in a series of violent battles in a high-rise building. The setting is similar to that of Die Hard (which similarly, is known in China as Hu Dan Long Wei, or "Courage of a tiger and power of a dragon"). This movie is notable in that director Wong Jing had such a terrible experience working with Jackie Chan in Jing's previous film City Hunter that he chose to make Cheung's character a biting satire of Chan. Jet Li would later publicly apologize to Chan for taking part in it. The Shaolin Temple (Chinese: 少林寺; Pinyin:Shàolínsì) is a 1982 martial arts film directed by Chang Hsin Yen (Xinyan Zhang). ... , Main gate of the Shaolin Monastery in Henan, China. ... Once Upon a Time in China Region 4 DVD cover Once Upon a Time in China (武狀元黃飛鴻) is Hong Kong auteur Tsui Hark (徐克)s series of six movies about the famous kung fu master and Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung or (Huang Fei Hong) (黃飛鴻) (played by Jet Li (李連杰) in parts 1... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... Fist of Legend (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Hero of Jing Wu) is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film starring the martial artist Jet Li. ... Bruce Lee (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Lǐ Xiǎolóng; Cantonese Yale: Léih Síulùhng; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Chinese-American martial artist, philosopher, instructor, and martial arts actor widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the 20th century and a... Jing Wu Men redirects here. ... The Jing Wu Men (Chinese: 精武門; pinyin: ) or Jing Wu Athletic Association is a martial arts association founded in Shanghai c. ... In most versions of his legend, the Chinese folk hero Fong Sai-Yuk (Chinese: 方世玉; pinyin: ; Yale Cantonese: Fong1 Sai3 Yuk6) was trained in the martial arts by his mother Miu Tsui-Fa, daughter of Miu Hin, one of the Five Elders who escaped the destruction of the Shaolin Monastery by... Fong Sai-yuk (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Yale Cantonese: Fong1 Sai3 Yuk6; North American title: The Legend), is a 1993 Hong Kong-made martial arts film starring Jet Li and directed by Corey Yuen. ... Fong Sai-yuk II (North American title: The Legend 2) was a 1993 Hong Kong-made film, starring Jet Li as historical figure Fong Sai-yuk, that was made as a sequel to Fong Sai-yuk. ... Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau is a Hong Kong singer and actor from the mid-1980s to the present. ... This article is about the 1988 action film. ... Wong Jing (Chinese: 王晶) (born January 1, 1956) is a Hong Kong film director, producer and screenwriter. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... City Hunter (城市獵人; Sing si lip yan) is a 1993 film based on the Japanese manga City Hunter. ...


American films

In 1998, he made his American film debut in Lethal Weapon 4 which also marked the first time he had ever played a villain in a film. He agreed to do Lethal Weapon 4 after the producer Joel Silver promised to give him the leading role in his next film, Romeo Must Die (2000) which was a box office hit launching his career as a leading man in Hollywood. Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 buddy cop action-comedy film directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. ... Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is a successful Hollywood film producer. ... Romeo Must Die (2000) is an American film, an adaptation loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. ...


Li turned down Chow Yun-Fat's role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) because he promised his wife that he would not make any films during her pregnancy.[1] He also turned down the role of Seraph in The Matrix trilogy, based on his belief that the role was not one which required his skills and that the films were iconic and stunning enough without adding his name to the cast list. Chow Yun-Fat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955) is a Hong Kong actor. ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... This articles section on its subjects history does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ...


In 2001, he appeared in two more Hollywood films: The One opposite Jason Statham and Kiss of the Dragon opposite Bridget Fonda which did moderately well at the box office. In July 2001, Li agreed to produce and star in an action film with Jackie Chan which was to be released in 2002 or 2003, but no further news of their collaboration surfaced until 2006. In 2002, the period martial arts epic film Hero was released in the Chinese market. This film was both a commercial and critical success. In 2003 he reunited with producer Joel Silver for the action thriller film Cradle 2 the Grave where he starred alongside rapper DMX and fellow martial artist Mark Dacascos. In 2004 Li lent his likeness, voice and provided motion capture work for the video game Jet Li: Rise to Honor. The One is a 2001 Revolution Studios action movie, starring Jet Li and Carla Gugino and written, produced and directed by James Wong and Glen Morgan. ... Jason Statham (born 12 September 1972) is an English actor, known for his definitive masculine roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver and Snatch. ... Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 action/thriller film, directed by Chris Nahon and starring Jet Li. ... Bridget Jane Fonda (born January 27, 1964) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-award nominated American actress. ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Hero (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a Chinese wuxia film, directed by Zhang Yimou with music by Tan Dun. ... Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak featuring world-renowned martial artist Jet Li and the famous rapper DMX. Other cast members include Gabrielle Union, Anthony Anderson, Drag-on and Tom Arnold. ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known by his stage name DMX is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Mark Dacascos (born February 26, 1964, Honolulu, Hawaii) is an actor and martial arts expert, winning numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 9 and 18. ...


Li departed from his usual martial arts action films with the 2005 dramatic film, Unleashed (a.k.a. Danny the Dog), where he portrays an adult with the mentality of a child who has been raised like an animal. Although his martial arts skills were utilized extensively, it was a somber film with more depth than had been previously seen in Li's films, and co-starred dramatic actors Bob Hoskins and Morgan Freeman. Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog), is a 2005 action / thriller film, directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Luc Besson. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... For the Dawsons Creek director, see Morgan J. Freeman. ...


In 2006, The martial arts film epic Fearless, was released world-wide. Although he will continue to make martial arts films, Fearless is his last Wushu epic. In Fearless, he played Huo Yuanjia, the real-life founder of Chin Woo Athletic Association, who reportedly defeated foreign boxers and Japanese martial artists in publicized events at a time when China's power was seen as eroding. Together with the film Fist of Legend, Li has portrayed both Chen Zhen, the student and avenger of Huo Yuanjia, as well as Huo Yuanjia himself. Fearless was released on January 26, 2006 in Hong Kong, followed by a September 22, 2006 release in the United States where it reached second place in its first weekend. Martial arts film is a film genre that originated in the Pacific Rim. ... For other uses, see Fearless. ... Wushu may refer to: Chinese martial arts, or fighting systems from China. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 霍 (Huo) Huo Yuanjia (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (c. ... Huo Yuanjia, founder Chin Woo Athletic Association (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; lit. ... Fist of Legend (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Hero of Jing Wu) is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film starring the martial artist Jet Li. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

I stepped into the martial arts movie market when I was only 16. I think I have proved my ability in this field and it won't make sense for me to continue for another five or 10 years. Huo Yuanjia is a conclusion to my life as a martial arts star.

Li has stated in an interview with the Shenzhen Daily newspaper that this will be his last martial arts epic, which is also stated in the film's television promotions. However, he plans to continue his film career in other genres. Specifically, he plans to continue acting in action and martial arts films; epic films deal more with religious and philosophical issues.


Li's 2007 Hollywood film, War, was released in August of that year, and re-teamed him with actor Jason Statham, who previously starred with him in The One, and action choreographer Corey Yuen. War failed to do well at the box office becoming one of Li's lowest grossers in America. With the exception of Romeo Must Die and the world-wide release of Hero, most of Jet's American films have been only modest hits like Kiss of the Dragon, The One, Unleashed, Cradle 2 the Grave, and the world-wide release of Fearless. War is an action/thriller film, directed by Phillip Atwell with Corey Yuen as the martial arts choreographer. ... Jason Statham (born 12 September 1972) is an English actor, known for his definitive masculine roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Revolver and Snatch. ... Corey Yuen Kwai (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a Hong Kong actor, film director and producer. ... Romeo Must Die (2000) is an American film, an adaptation loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. ... Hero (Chinese: 英雄; Pinyin: Yīng Xióng) is a Chinese martial arts and drama film, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Jet Li. ... Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 action/thriller film, directed by Chris Nahon and starring Jet Li. ... The One is a 2001 Revolution Studios action movie, starring Jet Li and Carla Gugino and written, produced and directed by James Wong and Glen Morgan. ... Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog), is a 2005 action / thriller film, directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Luc Besson. ... Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak featuring world-renowned martial artist Jet Li and the famous rapper DMX. Other cast members include Gabrielle Union, Anthony Anderson, Drag-on and Tom Arnold. ... For other uses, see Fearless. ...


Li and fellow martial arts veteran Jackie Chan appeared together onscreen for the first time in The Forbidden Kingdom, which began filming in May 2007 and was released to critical and commercial success on April 18, 2008. The film was based on the legend of the Monkey King from the Chinese folk novel Journey to the West.[2][3] Li will also star as the lead villain in the fantasy action film The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor with actors Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh. Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... For other uses, see Forbidden Kingdom. ... Sun Wukong (孫悟空, pinyin: sun1 wu4kong1, WG: Sun Wu-kung, also surn vukorn), the Monkey King, is perhaps the most famous and beloved fictional character in all of classical Chinese literature. ... The four heroes of the story, left to right: SÅ«n Wùkōng, Xuánzàng, ZhÅ« Bājiè, and Shā Wùjìng. ... Brendan James Fraser[1] (born December 3, 1968) is a Canadian-American film and stage actor. ... Dato Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese (Yale romanization): yèuhng jí kìhng; born August 6, 1962) is an BAFTA-Award nominated Chinese Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the...


Personal life

Li is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism.[4] He has met with the Dalai Lama on more than one occasion.[citation needed] Tibetan Buddhism[1] is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet and the Himalayan regions, which include northern Nepal, Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Ladakh and Sikkim), Mongolia, Russia (Kalmykia, Buryatia and Tuva) and northeastern China (Manchuria: Heilongjiang, Jilin). ...


In 2007, he stated that he is not a proponent of Tibetan autonomy. He said that while he respects the Dalai Lama's religious views, he does not necessarily see eye to eye with the Dalai Lama's political views.[citation needed] Flag of Tibet between 1912 and 1950. ...


In 1987, Li married Beijing Wushu Team member and Shaolin Temple series co-star Huang Qiuyan,[5] with whom he had two children. They divorced in 1990, Since 1999, he has been married to Nina Li Chi (born Li Zhi), a Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-based actress. He has two children with her as well, Jane (born 2000) and Jada (born 2002). This article is about the year. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Nina Li Chi (Chinese: 利智; born December 31, 1961) is a Chinese actress. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


Li was in the Maldives when the tsunami hit during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Although it was widely reported at the time that he had died during the disaster,[6] he only suffered a minor foot injury, caused by a piece of floating furniture, while he was guiding his daughter to safety. The two were in the lobby of their hotel when the wave came ashore.[7] For other uses, see Tsunami (disambiguation). ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea (subduction) earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ...


According to Li, once, as a child, when the Chinese National Wushu Team went to perform for President Richard Nixon in the United States, he was asked by Nixon to be his personal bodyguard. Li replied, "I don't want to protect any individual. When I grow up, I want to defend my one billion Chinese countrymen!" which earned him much respect in his homeland.[8]


Philanthropy

Li has been a "philanthropic ambassador" of the Red Cross Society of China since January 2006. He contributed 500,000 yuan ($62,500 USD) of box office revenues from his film Fearless to the Red Cross' psychological sunshine project, which promotes mental health.[9]


In April of 2007, touched by his near-death experience in the Maldives during the 2004 tsunami, Li formed his own nonprofit foundation called The One Foundation.[10][11] The One Foundation supports international disaster relief efforts in conjunction with the Red Cross as well as other efforts, including mental health awareness and suicide prevention.


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1982 Shaolin Temple
(少林寺 Shao Lin Si)
Jueh Yuan (覺遠)
1983 Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin
(少林小子 Shao Lin Xiao Zi)
San Lung
1986 Born to Defence Jet
Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin
(南北少林 Nan Bei Shao Lin)
Zhi Ming
1988 Dragon Fight
(龍在天涯 Long Zai Tian Ya)
Jimmy Lee
1989 The Master Jet
1991 Once Upon a Time in China
(黃飛鴻 Wong Fei Hung)
Wong Fei Hung
Swordsman II
(笑傲江湖之東方不敗 Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fan Bu Bai)
Ling Hu Cong
1992 Once Upon a Time in China II
(黃飛鴻之二男兒當自强 Wong Fei Hung 2: Nan er dang zi qiang)
Wong Fei Hung
1993 Tai Chi Master
(太極張三豐 Tai Ji Zhang San Feng)
Junbao aka Twin Warriors (USA)
Fong Sai-yuk
(方世玉 Fong Sai Yuk)
Fong Sai Yuk aka The Legend
Fong Sai Yuk II Fong Sai Yuk aka The Legend 2
The Evil Cult
(倚天屠龍記之魔教教主 Yi tian tu long ji zhi mo jiao jiao zhu)
Zhang Wu Ji aka The Kung Fu Cult Master
aka
Lord Of The Wu Tang
aka Kung Fu Master
Last Hero in China
(黃飛鴻之鐵雞斗蜈蚣 Wong Fei-Hung zhi tie ji dou wu gong)
Wong Fei Hung aka Claws of Steel
aka Deadly China Hero
Once Upon a Time in China III Wong Fei Hung
1994 The Bodyguard from Beijing Allan Hui Ching-yeung/John Chang aka The Defender
aka Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
Fist of Legend
(精武英雄 Jing Wu Ying Xiong)
Chen Zhen
Legend of the Red Dragon
(洪熙官之少林五祖 Hong Xi Guan Zhih Shaolin Wu Zu)
Hung Hei-Kwun aka The New Legend of Shaolin
1995 High Risk
(鼠胆龍威)
Kit Li aka Meltdown
My Father is a Hero
(給爸爸的信 Gei Baba De Sing)
Kung Wei aka The Enforcer
aka Letter to Daddy
1996 Black Mask
(黑俠 Hei Shia)
Michael/Simon/Tsui Chik/Black Mask released 1999 in US
Dr. Wai and the Scripture Without Words
(冒險王 Mao Xian Wong)
Chow Si-Kit aka Adventure King
aka The Scripture with No Words
1997 Once Upon a Time in China and America
(黃飛鴻之西域雄獅)
Wong Fei-Hung aka Once Upon a Time in China and America
1998 Lethal Weapon 4 Wah Sing Ku
Hitman Fu aka The Hitman
aka The Contract Killer
2000 Romeo Must Die Han Sing
2001 The One Gabe Law/Gabriel Yulaw/Lawless
Kiss of the Dragon Liu Jian
2002 Ying Xiong
(英雄)
Nameless aka Hero released 2004 in US
2003 Cradle 2 the Grave Su
2004 Jet Li: Rise to Honor (Playstation 2 video game) Kit Yun (voice, motion-capture actor) released 2004 in US
2005 Unleashed Danny aka Danny The Dog
2006 Fearless
(霍元甲 Huo Yuan Jia)
Huo Yuanjia aka Legend of a Fighter
2007 The Warlords
(投名狀 Tou Ming Zhuang)
Pang Qing Yun
War Rogue aka "Rogue Assassin" or "Rogue"
2008 The Forbidden Kingdom
(功夫之王 Gong Fu Zhi Wang)
Sun Wukong the Monkey King/Silent Monk
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Emperor Qin Shi Huang

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The Shaolin Temple (Chinese: 少林寺; Pinyin:Shàolínsì) is a 1982 martial arts film directed by Chang Hsin Yen (Xinyan Zhang). ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... We dont have an article called Dragon Fight Start this article Search for Dragon Fight in. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... The year 1991 in film involved some significant events. ... Once Upon a Time in China Region 4 DVD cover Once Upon a Time in China (武狀元黃飛鴻) is Hong Kong auteur Tsui Hark (徐克)s series of six movies about the famous kung fu master and Chinese hero Wong Fei Hung or (Huang Fei Hong) (黃飛鴻) (played by Jet Li (李連杰) in parts 1... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... Swordsman II (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: Xiào Ào Jiāng Hú ZhÄ« Dōng Fāng Bù Bài; Cantonese Yale: Siu3 Ngou6 Gong1 Wu4 Ji1 Dung1 Fong1 Bat1 Baai6) is a Hong Kong action film made in 1991. ... The year 1992 in film involved many significant films. ... Once Upon a Time in China II is a 1992 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jet Li as legendary Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei Hung. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... The year 1993 in film involved many significant films. ... Twin Warriors (originally titled Tai Chi Master, Chinese title: 太極張三豐) is a 1993 martial arts action/adventure film starring Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. ... Twin Warriors (originally titled Tai Chi Master) is a 1993 martial arts action/adventure film starring Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh. ... Fong Sai-yuk (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Yale Cantonese: Fong1 Sai3 Yuk6; North American title: The Legend), is a 1993 Hong Kong-made martial arts film starring Jet Li and directed by Corey Yuen. ... Fong Sai Yuk, also known as Fang Shi Yu in Mandarin or The Legend in North America, is a 1993 Hong Kong kung fu movie starring Jet Li and directed by Corey Yuen. ... Fong Sai-yuk II (or Fong Sai Yuk juk jaap) (North American title: The Legend 2) is a 1993 Hong Kong-made film, starring Jet Li as historical figure Fong Sai-yuk, that was made as a sequel to Fong Sai-yuk. ... Fong Sai Yuk, also known as Fang Shi Yu in Mandarin or The Legend in North America, is a 1993 Hong Kong kung fu movie starring Jet Li and directed by Corey Yuen. ... Last Hero in China is a 1993 film written and directed by Wong Jing. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... Once Upon a Time in China III is a 1993 Hong Kong action film written and directed by Tsui Hark and starring Jet Li as legendary Chinese folk hero, Wong Fei Hung. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Wong. ... The year 1994 in film involved some significant events. ... Fist of Legend (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; literally Hero of Jing Wu) is a 1994 Hong Kong martial arts film starring the martial artist Jet Li. ... Chen Zhen (Chinese: ) is purported to be a Chinese martial artist who was a student of Huo Yuanjia. ... Hong Xiguan zhi Shaolin wu zu (also known as Hung Hei-Koon: Shaolins Five Founders, Legend of the Future Shaolin and by the US video title: Legend of the Red Dragon) is a 1994 kung fu film from Hong Kong by Wushu and international film star Jet Li. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The year 1995 in film involved some significant events. ... Meltdown is a 1995 action adventure film starring Jet Li, Jacky Cheung, Chingmy Yau and Charlie Yeung. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... Black Mask is a 1996 Hong Kong action film starring Jet Li, Karen Mok and Anthony Wong Chau-Sang. ... Dr. Wai and the Scripture Without Words, aka Mo him wong is a Hongkong action movie featuring Jet Li from 1996. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... Once Upon a Time in China is a series of six movie about Chinese folklore hero Wong Fei Hung (played by Jet Li in parts 1, 2, 3, 6 and by Vincent Zhao in parts 4 and 5) The film deals with the story of a young kung fu master... Wong Fei Hung (黃飛鴻 huang2 fei1 hong2) (1847 - 1924) was a healer, martial artist and revolutionary who became a Chinese folk hero. ... The year 1998 in film involved some significant events. ... Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 buddy cop action-comedy film directed by Richard Donner and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. ... Hitman Contract killer(US) is a 1998 Hong Kong action movie starring Jet Li, Eric Tsang, and Gigi Leung. ... The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. ... Romeo Must Die (2000) is an American film, an adaptation loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... The One is a 2001 Revolution Studios action movie, starring Jet Li and Carla Gugino and written, produced and directed by James Wong and Glen Morgan. ... Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 action/thriller film, directed by Chris Nahon and starring Jet Li. ... The year 2002 in film involved some significant events. ... Hero (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a Chinese wuxia film, directed by Zhang Yimou with music by Tan Dun. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ... Cradle 2 the Grave is a 2003 action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak featuring world-renowned martial artist Jet Li and the famous rapper DMX. Other cast members include Gabrielle Union, Anthony Anderson, Drag-on and Tom Arnold. ... The year 2004 in film involved some significant events. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2005 in film involved some significant events. ... Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog), is a 2005 action / thriller film, directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Luc Besson. ... The year 2006 in film involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Fearless. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is 霍 (Huo) Huo Yuanjia (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (c. ... 2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the year of the threequels, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises which premiered or had installments released in 2004, which appear again this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Ocean... The Warlords, previously known as The Blood Brothers (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ), is a 2007 Chinese / Hong Kong martial arts / drama film directed by Peter Chan and starring Andy Lau, Jet Li and Takeshi Kaneshiro. ... War is an action/thriller film, directed by Phillip Atwell with Corey Yuen as the martial arts choreographer. ... 2008 in film is slated to have releases such as: Iron Man, Rambo, Step Up 2 the Streets, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lost Boys: The Tribe, The Dark... For other uses, see Forbidden Kingdom. ... The Monkey King redirects here. ... The monarch known now as Qin Shi Huang (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Shih-huang) (259 BCE – September 10, 210 BCE),[1] personal name Yíng Zhèng, was king of the Chinese State of Qin from 247 BCE to 221 BCE (officially still under the Zhou Dynasty), and...

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The history of Chinese language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of China, and Cinema of Taiwan. ... The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of Taiwan. ...

References

  1. ^ Burr, Martha. "Kiss of the Dragon." Kung Fu Magazine June 2001 13 Feb 2007 [1].
  2. ^ Jackie and Jet Li Will Begin Filming of The Forbidden Kingdom in May
  3. ^ Forbidden Kingdom Facts
  4. ^ How did you come to follow Tibetan Buddhism?
  5. ^ "Huang Qiu Yan." Hong Kong Cinemagic. 13 Feb 2007. [2]
  6. ^ "Asian Blog Entry ." Blog Critics ~ About Tsunami. [3]
  7. ^ "Reports: Jet Li escapes Maldives flooding." USA Today. 28 Dec 2004. Gannet Co. Inc. 13 Feb 2007 [4]
  8. ^ "Jet Li Essays." The Official Jet Li Website. 13 Feb 2007 [5]
  9. ^ "Jet Li Becomes 'Philanthropic Ambassador' of Red Cross." Xinhua News Agency. 23 January 2006. [6]
  10. ^ "Interview with Jet Li." CNN. 25 January 2008. [7]
  11. ^ The One Foundation [8]

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