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Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung at the Cannes Film Festival, 1993
Chinese name 張國榮 (Traditional)
Chinese name 张国荣 (Simplified)
Birth name Cheung Fat Chung (張發宗)
Born September 12, 1956(1956-09-12)
Hong Kong
Died April 1, 2003 (aged 46)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) 哥哥 (Goh Goh; lit. Big Brother)
Occupation Singer, Actor
Genre(s) Cantopop
Label(s) Polydor, Capital Artists, Cinepoly, Rock, Apex Music, Universal
Years active 1977 – 2003
Parents Cheung Wut Hoi

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (September 12, 1956April 1, 2003) (traditional Chinese: 張國榮; simplified Chinese: 张国荣; Cantonese IPA: [tsœŋ55 kwɔk33 wɪŋ11], Jyutping: zoeng1 gwok3 wing4; Mandarin Pinyin: Zhāng Guóróng, Wade-Giles: Chang Kuo-jung; nickname "Gor-gor" (哥哥, "Elder Brother" in Cantonese), was an actor and musician from Hong Kong. In 2000, he was named Asian Biggest Superstar by China Central Television, and voted as The Most Favorite Actor in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in 2005.[1][2] 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. ... // 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. ... The Bride with White Hair is a fantasy/martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu. ... Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... Jyutping (sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... China Central Television or Chinese Central Television, commonly abbreviated as CCTV (simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the major television broadcaster in Mainland China. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Childhood and education

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing was born in Kowloon, Hong Kong. His birth name was Cheung Fat-chung (張發宗), which was later changed to Cheung Kwok-Wing. Cheung was the youngest of ten children in a middle-class family. Cheung Wut Hoi - his father was a fairly well-known tailor, whose customers included the American actors William Holden and Cary Grant[3][4][5] His parents divorced when he was quite young. While in Hong Kong, Leslie Cheung attended Rosaryhill School (Stubbs Road, Hong Kong). In modern day Hong Kong, Kowloon refers to the urban area made up of Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon, bordered by the Lei Yue Mun strait in the east, Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Stonecutters Island in the west, Tates Cairn and Lion Rock in the north, and... A tailor attending to a customer in Hong Kong. ... William Holden (April 17, 1918 – ca. ... This article is about the British actor. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


At the age of 13, he was sent to England as a boarder at Eccles Hall School and faced racial discrimination at the school. He worked as a bartender at his relatives' restaurant and sang during the weekends. It was around this period that he chose his name, "Leslie". According to Cheung, he chose this name because "I love the film Gone with the Wind. And I like Leslie Howard. The name can be a man's or woman's, it's very unisex, so I like it."[6] For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. ... For the song by Dave Matthews Band, see Bartender (song). ... Leslie Howard (April 3, 1893 - June 1, 1943) was an English stage and Academy Award nominated film actor. ...


In several of his interviews, Cheung stated that he had a fairly unhappy childhood. "I didn't have a happy childhood. Arguments, fights and we didn't live together; I was brought up by my granny." (Time magazine interview with Richard Corliss[7]) "What I would say most affected me as a child, was that my parents were not at home with me. As a young kid, one could not always understand why his parents weren't at home. This made me depressed sometimes."[8]


Cheung attended the University of Leeds in northern England, where he studied textile management. He dropped out of university at the end of his first year, when his father fell ill. After his father's recovery, Cheung did not return to England to complete his studies.[9][10] The University of Leeds is a major teaching and research university, one of the largest in the United Kingdom with over 32,000 full-time students. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Career

Cheung was considered as "One of the founding fathers of Cantopop," and "combining a hugely successful film and music career". [11] Cantopop (Chinese: 粵語流行曲) is a colloquial abbreviation for Cantonese popular music. It is also referred to as HK-pop, short for Hong Kong popular music. It is categorized as a subgenre of Chinese popular music within C-pop. ...


Early career

In 1977, Cheung won second prize by singing Don McLean's American Pie at the Asian Music Contest held by Rediffusion Television (RTV). He signed a contract with RTV, which subsequently became Asia Television Limited (ATV) and began his career in the entertainment industry. He also signed a music contract with Polydor Records, releasing Day Dreaming (1977) and Lover's Arrow (1979). For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ... For other uses, see American Pie (disambiguation). ... Asia Television Limited (ATV) (亞洲電視有限公司) is the first television station in Hong Kong, founded on May 29, 1957. ... Asia Television Limited (logo aTV) (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) was Hong Kongs first television station under Rediffusion. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ...


The early days of his career were not easy. He was once booed off the stage during a public performance, and his first two albums were not welcomed by the public. He left Polydor Records at the end of his contract. Cheung's first film, The Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber (紅樓春上春) in 1978 was a soft porn film. Cheung later stated that he was unaware of the sexual nature of the film when he signed the contract[12]. 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ...


During the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in a number of TV dramas such as The Young Concubine (我家的女人), Agency 24 (甜甜廿四味), Pairing (對對糊), and The Spirit Of The Sword (浣花洗劍錄). These TV dramas helped turn him into a household name in South East Asia.


Ascension to fame

Summer Best Collection - All Because of You, 1985
Summer Best Collection - All Because of You, 1985

In 1982, Cheung joined Capital Artists upon the end of his contract with RTV. It was at Capital Artists that Florence Chan became his music agent and remained as such through his entire career. While at Capital Artists, he also met Anita Mui, another Hong Kong Cantopop idol, starting a long lasting friendship. In 1983, Cheung released his first hit song, "The Wind Blows On" (風繼續吹). In 1984, he released his first top ten hit song "Monica", which became the first so-called "fast" song that won the RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award. "Monica" became representative of a new genre of Hong Kong music in the mid 1980s. Fans began to demand fast and energetic Cantopop songs that would be suitable for both dancing and listening. Other Top Ten Gold Songs released by Cheung through Capital Artists included "Wild Wind" (不羈的風) (album, For Your Love Only, 1985); "Who Can Be With Me" (有誰共鳴) (album, Leslie Cheung: Allure Me, 1986) and "Love in Those Years" (當年情) (theme song for A Better Tomorrow, album Leslie Cheung: Allure Me, 1986). "Who Can Be With Me" became the Gold of the Gold Songs (Best Song) of the Year for 1986. Image File history File links Cover3_Cheung. ... Image File history File links Cover3_Cheung. ... Anita Mui Yim-fong (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: muìh yihm fòng; October 10, 1963–December 30, 2003) was a popular Hong Kong pop singer and actress. ... Cantopop (Chinese: 粵語流行曲) is a colloquial abbreviation for Cantonese popular music. It is also referred to as HK-pop, short for Hong Kong popular music. It is categorized as a subgenre of Chinese popular music within C-pop. ... Television Programs RTHK produces public affairs television programs which are broadcast by Hong Kongs three commercial television channels, TVB, ATV and Cable TV. These programmes include Hong Kong Connection (鏗鏘集), A Week in Politics (議事論事), Media Watch (傳媒春秋) and Police Magazine... A Better Tomorrow (Chinese: 英雄本色; pinyin: yÄ«ngxióng bÄ›nsè, Cantonese: ying1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally True Colors of a Hero) is a 1986 Hong Kong action movie which had a profound influence on the Hong Kong movie-making industry, and later on an international scale. ...


Cheung's movie career was a little slower to take off. He appeared in supporting roles in his second and third movies Encore (1980) and On Trial (1981). However, his acting talent was soon recognized with his nomination for the Hong Kong Film Awards' Best Supporting Actor for his role in On Trial. Subsequently after this nomination, he began to star as the leading man in Teenage Dreamers (1982) and has held the lead role in almost every movie he had been in since. From the early 1980s through 1986, most of the movies in which he had starred were teenage movies. Among them, Nomad (1982, directed by Patrick Tam Kar-ming) are widely considered by film critic as the representation of the Hong Kong "New Wave" films. Cheung's role as Louis in Nomad won him his first Best Actor nomination of the Hong Kong Film Awards. Later, Cheung stated that he considers Nomad as his first "real" movie. During this period, Cheung continued to act in a number of Television Broadcasts (TVB) dramas, such as Once Upon an Ordinary Girl (儂本多情) and The Fallen Family (武林世家). Hong Kong Film Awards (香港電影金像獎), is the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong. ... Nomad (烈火青春) is a 1982 Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Tam. ... Television Broadcasts Limited (HKSE: 0511), commonly known as TVB, is the first over-the-air commercial television station in Hong Kong. ...


Stardom and retirement

Leslie Cheung in the Final Encounter of the Legend concert, 1989
Leslie Cheung in the Final Encounter of the Legend concert, 1989

In 1986, he joined Cinepoly Records Hong Kong and released the album Summer Romance in 1987. Summer Romance became the Best Selling CD of the Year and IFPI Best Selling Album in Hong Kong. The success of Summer Romance made him one of the top two Cantopop idols at the time (the other was Alan Tam). In 1988, he composed one of his most famous songs "Silence is Golden" (沉默是金). Other popular albums published by Cheung through Cinepoly Records included Hot Summer (1988), Virgin Snow (1988), Leslie '89 (Side face, IFPI Best Album of the Year, 1989), Final Encounter (1989), and Salute (1990). Salute was the first non-profit album released by a superstar in Hong Kong music history that would only compile songs originally performed by other singers. According to Cheung, Salute is his homage to music. He donated all the proceeds from the sales of Salute to the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (香港演藝學院), which was named the Leslie Cheung Memorial Scholarship after his death [13]. Image File history File links Final_Cheung. ... Image File history File links Final_Cheung. ... now. ... Summer Romance Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 1987. ... Alan Tam Wing Lun (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born 23 August 1950) is a Hong Kong cantopop singer and a film actor. ... Hot Summer Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung released in 1988 by Hong Kong Cantopop record company Cinepoly and followed on the heels of the success of Summer Romance the year before. ... Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung in 1988 released by Cinepoly Records of Hong Kong. ... Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung released in 1989 by Cinepoly Records of Hong Kong. ... Final Encounter Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung released in 1989 by Cinepoly Records of Hong Kong. ... For a description of the medieval homage ceremony see commendation ceremony Homage is generally used in modern English to mean any public show of respect to someone to whom you feel indebted. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (Traditional Chinese: ), located near the north coast of Wan Chai on the Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, is both an academic institution and a venue for performances ranging from amateur dramatics through to international professional appearances. ...


With the popularity of Cheung and Tam, fans of these two stars became increasingly hostile to each other, starting a long-standing conflict that soon put heavy pressure on both singers. In 1988, Alan Tam publicly quit all pop music award ceremonies. In 1989, Cheung announced his intention to retire from his music career as a singer. Cheung then set a record by being the first singer ever in Cantopop history to hold a retirement concert series (Final Encounter of the Legend), which ran for 33 consecutive nights (he was 33 at the time) at Hong Kong Coliseum. In 1990, he left Hong Kong at the peak of his music career and emigrated to British Columbia, Canada. Later in 1992, he gained Canadian citizenship but shortly after, left Canada to reside in Hong Kong again. Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Splendour without diminishment) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Lieutenant Governor Iona Campagnolo Area 944,735 km² (5th)  - Land 925,186 km²  - Water 19,549 km² (2. ...


From 1986 to 1989, Cheung acted in a number of movies that are considered as Hong Kong classics by film critics and Asian movie fans[14][15]. In 1986, Cheung co-starred with Chow Yun-Fat in A Better Tomorrow (directed by John Woo), which was widely considered as a trend starter for Hong Kong triad movies in the 1980s. Cheung played Kit, a righteous and idealistic young cop. Cheung's role in the movie was widely considered his debut as a serious actor. He also starred in the sequel, A Better Tomorrow II (1987). Also in 1987, Cheung starred in Stanley Kwan's Rouge where he played Chen-Pang Chan, an infatuated, opium-smoking playboy and doomed lover of a beautiful prostitute, Fleur (played by Anita Mui). Further, in the same year (1987), he appeared in Tsui Hark's A Chinese Ghost Story (directed by Ching Siu-tung). Cheung played Ling Choi Sin, a well-meaning but cowardly debt collector who had fallen in love with a beautiful ghost (played by Joey Wong). His performance in these movies won him two Best Actor nomination from Hong Kong Film Awards. The success of A Better Tomorrow and A Chinese Ghost Story made his name known in the Japanese and South Korea film markets. Chow Yun-Fat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955) is a Hong Kong actor. ... A Better Tomorrow (Chinese: 英雄本色; pinyin: yÄ«ngxióng bÄ›nsè, Cantonese: ying1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally True Colors of a Hero) is a 1986 Hong Kong action movie which had a profound influence on the Hong Kong movie-making industry, and later on an international scale. ... For other uses, see John Woo (disambiguation). ... A Better Tomorrow II is possibly the best family film you will ever come across. ... Stanley Kwan (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born October 9, 1957) is a Hong Kong film director and producer. ... Rouge (胭脂扣) is a 1987 Hong Kong movie, directed by Stanley Kwan. ... Anita Mui Yim-fong (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: muìh yihm fòng; October 10, 1963–December 30, 2003) was a popular Hong Kong pop singer and actress. ... Tsui Hark (Chinese: 徐克; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsü Ko) (born Tsui Man-kong (徐文光) on February 15, 1950) is a New Wave film director in Hong Kong who is also a highly influential producer, often likened to Steven Spielberg for a similar galvanizing effect on his countrys cinematic scene. ... A Chinese Ghost Story (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chien-nü Yu-hun, literal meaning: The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty) is a 1987 Hong Kong movie starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. ... Joey Wong (王祖賢 b. ... Hong Kong Film Awards (香港電影金像獎), is the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong. ...


Golden age in film

Leslie Cheung in the movie Days of Being Wild, 1990
Leslie Cheung in the movie Days of Being Wild, 1990

The mid-80s to mid-90s was a golden age in Hong Kong's film industry, which coincided with Cheung's film career. In 1990, Cheung acted as Yuddy, a handsome, ruthless bad boy, philanderer and narcissist in Wong Kar-wai's movie Days of Being Wild. His performance in Days of Being Wild won him the Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1991 and his first nomination of Best Actor at the Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan). He also acted in two other Wong Kar-wai movies. In the 1994 martial arts film, Ashes of Time, he starred as Ouyang Feng, a swordsman and assassin who spent his days in a desert. His role as Ouyang won him the Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards. In 1997's gay movie Happy Together (although Wong insists that it isn't essentially a "gay" film[16]), he played a bitchy boy, Ho Po-wing, who went to Argentina with his boyfriend Lai Yiu-fai (played by Tony Leung Chiu-wai). Image File history File links Daysofbeingwild_cheung. ... Image File history File links Daysofbeingwild_cheung. ... Days of Being Wild aka The True Story of Ah Fei (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ā fÄ“i zhèng zhuàn) is a 1991 Hong Kong movie by director Wong Kar-wai. ... Wong Kar-wai (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Gà Waih; Shanghainese Latin method: Wan Kawe; born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director known for his visually unique, highly stylized art films. ... Days of Being Wild aka The True Story of Ah Fei (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ā fÄ“i zhèng zhuàn) is a 1991 Hong Kong movie by director Wong Kar-wai. ... Hong Kong Film Awards (香港電影金像獎), is the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong. ... // 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. ... Ashes of Time (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , literally The Heretic East and the Venomous West) is a 1994 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Wong Kar-wai, based very loosely on four characters from the Louis Cha novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes. ... 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. ... Happy Together (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a 1997 Hong Kong movie directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai, that depicts the eventual conclusion of a turbulant romance between two men. ... Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Chinese: 梁朝偉; pinyin: ) (born June 27, 1962) is a Hong Kong movie and ex-television actor. ...


In 1992's historical masterpiece Farewell My Concubine (directed by Chen Kaige), Cheung acted as the Peking opera star Dieyi Chen, turning drag farce to grand opera. Farewell My Concubine is the first Chinese film to have won the Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival. It also won more than twenty other film awards including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Film and Best Cinematography. Cheung's performance in the film won him international fame as a film star and set his steps in the mainland China film industry. In 1996, he worked again with Chen Kaige, playing the role of a misty gigolo, Zhongliang Yu, in Temptress Moon. In 1998's A Time to Remember (directed by Yip Ying), he acted as Jin, an underground Chinese Communist leader. His Hong Kong background caused a heated debate at the time, but the film still achieved Box Office success in mainland China and in 2004 won a "Most Popular Foreign Film" Award at the Pyongyang Film Festival. Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Chen Kaige (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chen Kai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) is a Chinese film director. ... In Beijing, September 2002 Beijing opera or Peking opera (京剧, pinyin: Jīngjù) is a kind of Chinese opera which arose in the mid-19th century and was extremely popular in the Qing dynasty court. ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... The Cannes Film Festival (French: le Festival de Cannes), founded in 1939, is one of the worlds oldest, most influential and prestigious film festivals. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... The Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Foreign Language Film is a yearly US award for the best film in a language other than English, released in the period October - September in the country of origin. ... Charles Rosher the first recipient in 1928 The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is awarded each year to a cinematographer for his work in one particular motion picture. ... Temptress Moon (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige, and was jointly produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and the Taipei-based Tomson Films. ... The Pyongyang International Film Festival is a biennial cultural exhibition held in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. ...


Other important movies Cheung starred in during this period include The Bride with White Hair (with Brigitte Lin, 1993), He's a Woman, She's a Man (with Anita Yuen, 1994), The Phantom Lover (1995), and Viva Erotica (with Shu Ki, 1996). His performance in these movies won him three Best Actor Award nominations at the Hong Kong Film Awards and three Best Actor Award nominations at the Golden Horse Film Festival from 1990 to 1998. The Bride with White Hair is a fantasy/martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu. ... Brigitte Lin (Chinese: 林青霞; Pinyin: ) or Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia (born November 3, 1954) is a Taiwanese actress. ... Hes a Woman, Shes a Man DVD cover Hes a Woman, Shes a Man (金枝玉葉 or Jīn Zhī Yù Yè) is a 1994 film directed by Peter Chan Ho Sun and written by James Yuen and Lee Chi Ngai. ... Anita Yuen Wing-Yi (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born September 4, 1971) is a Hong Kong film and television actress. ... The Phantom Lover is a 1995 Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung and Jacqueline Wu. ... Viva Erotica (色情男女) is a 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Yee Tung-Shing. ... Shu Qi (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Shu Chi) (born April 16, 1976) is the stage name of a Taiwanese actress born Lin Li-Hui (林立慧). Her stage name is occasionally romanized as Hsu Chi or Shu Kei (Cantonese). ... Hong Kong Film Awards (香港電影金像獎), is the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong. ... // 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. ...


As a versatile actor, Cheung also acted in many comedies. In 1991, teamed again with Chow Yun-Fat and Cherie Chung, Cheung played a skillful and charming thief in John Woo's Once A Thief. In 1992's All's Well, Ends Well, he acted as an effeminate brother who would later realise the meaning of true love. Other well-known comedies included The Eagle Shooting Heroes, It's a Wonderful Life, and The Chinese Feast. Cheung was also a box office attraction in Hong Kong; from 1990 to 1998, 13 out of 39 movies in which he starred were listed as yearly top ten box office movies[17]. Chow Yun-Fat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955) is a Hong Kong actor. ... Cherie Chung Chor-hung 鍾楚紅 (born February 16, 1960) was a Hong Kong film actress in the 1980s. ... For other uses, see John Woo (disambiguation). ... Once a Thief (縱橫四海; Zong heng si hai; literally: Criss-Cross Over Four Seas) is a 1991 film directed and written by John Woo. ... Alls Well, Ends Well (家有喜事; Jia You Xi Shi) is a Hong Kong movie directed by Clifton Ko and released in 1992. ... The Eagle Shooting Heroes is a 1993 comedy film from Hong Kong, directed by Jeff Lau Chun-Wai. ... The Chinese Feast is a 1995 Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung, Anita Yuen, Kenny Bee, Law Kar-Ying and Tsui Hark. ...


Although Cheung quit his career as a pop singer from 1989 to 1995, he continued his music career as a composer. He composed more than ten songs during that time. In 1993, he won Best Original Movie Song Award from Golden Horse Film Festival for the theme song Red Cheek, White Hair to the movie The Bride with White Hair (as a composer). In 1995, he composed all three theme songs for the film The Phantom Lover. As a composer, Cheung won four nominations for Best Original Movie Song Award at the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards and two nominations for Best Original Film Song at the Hong Kong Film Awards. // 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. ... The Phantom Lover is a 1995 Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung and Jacqueline Wu. ...


Return to music

Red, 1996
Red, 1996

In 1995, Cheung signed a contract with Rock Records, returning to music as a singer. At the same year, he released his first post-"retirement" album, Beloved. Beloved achieved large market success with the award of IFPI Best Selling Album[18] [19], but it did not receive much acclaim from music critics as it is a collection of Cheung's movie theme songs from 1993 to 1995. In 1996, Cheung released possibly his most highly acclaimed album, Red. Red was a fusion album, mixing smooth jazz, R&B, trip hop, etc., into cantopop, forming a consistent unique style. Cheung worked since then on cutting-edge music as well as cantopop, his new music style being totally different from before his earlier retirement. In this album, Cheung also composed another important song in his music career, Red. In 1998, Cheung released his first album in Mandarin (and also the only one originally in the language), Printemps. Image File history File links Red_Cheung. ... Image File history File links Red_Cheung. ... Red, 1996 Red is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 1996. ... Rock Records is a Taiwanese record label founded in 1980 by Sam and Johnny Duan (段鍾沂). They had their first multiseller in 1989 with Sarah Chen. ... Most Beloved (宠爱) is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung released in 1995 after a long personal struggle between deciding to make a comeback or to make good his retirement vow. ... Red, 1996 Red is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 1996. ... Red, 1996 Red is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 1996. ... Red, 1996 Red is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 1996. ... Printemps (meaning spring in French)) is a Mandarin album by Leslie Cheung first released in 1998. ...


In 1997, Cheung held his first post-retirement concert series: World Tour 97, which lasted from Dec. 12, 1996 to June 17, 1997. Like with the refinements to his musical style, Cheung introduced a new image to his audience. The most daring part possibly was the closing dance "Red" where Cheung did a tango duet in a pair of red high-heels with a macho dancer . World Tour 97 included 55 concerts: 24 concerts were held in Hong Kong Coliseum and 31 concerts were held in the cities around the world. Among them, six concerts were held in Japan and mainland China respectively. World Tour 97 was the first concert series that Cheung held in these two areas. Facade of Hong Kong Coliseum. ...


In 1999, Cheung started a music company, Apex Music, signing a distribution contract with Universal Music Group(UMG). Important albums released via UMG includes Count Down With You (1999), Big Heat (2000), and Untitled (2000). The hit songs released by him during this period include Passing-by Dragonfly, the top one hit song, Big Heat, and Left Right Hands, Top Ten Gold Song of the Year (1999). He also composed the song I (first released in album Big Heat), which was considered by him as a song of self-statement. In 2000, Cheung was awarded the Golden Needle award (lifetime achievement award in Cantopop music). In the same year, Cheung had been assigned as the "Music Ambassador" of Composors And Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH) until his death. Cheung also composed the theme song Noah's Ark, for the CASH Golden Sail Award. Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Big Heat is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 2000. ... Big Heat is a Cantopop album by Leslie Cheung first released in 2000. ...


The later years

Leslie Cheung in Passion Tour, 2001
Leslie Cheung in Passion Tour, 2001

In 2000, Cheung held his last concert series, Passion Tour. Passion Tour included 43 concerts, lasting from July 31, 2000 to April 16, 2001. It was his most disputable, and possibly best concert. Cheung worked at the first time as the art director as well as the singer for the concert. He invited Jean-Paul Gaultier to design all eight costumes for the concert. However, the costumes, together with his long wig and beard, were criticized bitterly by Hong Kong media at the early stage of the concerts. Cheung later disclosed that Gaultier was very angry about the criticism and claimed in an email (sent to Cheung) that he would never design costumes again for any Asian performer. Despite the early criticisms from the media, Passion Tour achieved huge success. Passion Tour was highly welcomed in Japan and made Cheung hold 10 concerts there. Together with World Tour 97 concerts, Cheung set a record of foreign artists of holding 16 concerts in Japan. In China, Cheung set a record yet to be broken by holding two consecutive night concerts in Shanghai Stadium (capacity of 80,000). He was also awarded the "Grand Salute Award" (2000) by Mingpao Weekly (Hong Kong) and "Music Salute Award" (2000) from Chinese Pop Music Media Association (mainland China) for his work in Passion Tour. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (700x1189, 127 KB) Summary Leslie Cheung in Passion Tour. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (700x1189, 127 KB) Summary Leslie Cheung in Passion Tour. ... Jean-Paul Gaultier (born April 24, 1952, in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne) is a French fashion designer and past television presenter. ...


By the end of the 1990s, Cheung had began to focus on acting in non-romance roles. In The Kid (1999, directed by Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung), he starred as a poor single father who fostered an abandoned baby boy. In the action thriller Double Tap (2000, directed by Lo Chi Leung), he played a psycho killer, Rick. In the 2002 psycho thriller Inner Senses (directed by Lo Chi Leung), he played psychologist Dr. Law, who discovered his own emotional issues when he tried to treat his patient Yan (Kar Yan Lam). His performance in these films earned him another Best Actor nomination from the Hong Kong Film Awards. He also garnered another two Best Actor Award nominations from Taiwan Film Festival. During this period, Cheung began to try his hand at film direction. In 2000, he directed his first movie, the 45 minutes From Ashes to Ashes. In 2002, he began to film his first regular length movie Stealing Heart. The film was not completed due to the deterioration of his health. The Kid (流星語 1999) is a Hong Kong movie starring Leslie Cheung. ... Double Tap movie poster (designed for Japanese market) Double Tap (槍王) is a 2000 Hong Kong movie starring Leslie Cheung, Alex Fong Chung-sun, Monica Chan and Ruby Wong. ... Inner Senses (異度空間) is a 2002 Hong Kong film directed by Law Chi-Leung. ... Karena Lam (Lam Kar-Yan 林嘉欣) is an award-winning actress based in Hong Kong. ...


Sexual orientation

Cheung was bisexual and once said in an interview of the Time magazine [20]:"It's more appropriate to say I'm bisexual. I've had girlfriends. When I was 22 or so, I asked my girlfriend Teresa Mo (his colleague in ATV of the time) to marry me." “Bisexual” redirects here. ... Teresa Mo Sun-Kwan (毛舜筠) (born 1953) is a Hong Kong actress. ...


Despite numerous tabloid rumors, he denied his sexual orientation for the first half of his career. After his immigration to Canada (in Vancouver, British Columbia), his stance relaxed considerably. In the early 1990s he became one of the few Hong Kong actors who dared play gay characters onscreen. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cheung's first gay role was Cheng Dieyi in Farewell My Concubine (1993). Cheng Dieyi was a Beijing opera singer or Dan (male actor who plays female roles) who had fallen in love with his male singing partner. In Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together (1997), Cheung played another gay role, Ho Po-wing. Happy Together contained graphic sex scenes. He was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse Awards and the Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in Happy Together. Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Dan(æ—¦) is the general name for the female roles in Chinese opera. ... Wong Kar-wai (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Gà Waih; Shanghainese Latin method: Wan Kawe; born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director known for his visually unique, highly stylized art films. ... Happy Together (春光乍泄) is a 1997 Hong Kong movie directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. ... Happy Together (春光乍泄) is a 1997 Hong Kong movie directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Hong Kong Film Awards (香港電影金像獎), is the most prestigious film awards in Hong Kong. ... Happy Together (春光乍泄) is a 1997 Hong Kong movie directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. ...


In 1995 a Hong Kong tabloid published a photo of Cheung with another man, Daffy Tong Hok-Tak (唐鶴德). In a 1997 concert, Cheung openly revealed that Tong was his "most beloved" after his mother. The Hong Kong media eventually accepted the two men's relationship and the tabloid gave Tong the nickname Tong Tong (in the style of Gor Gor). After Cheung's death, Cheung's family published a full-page obituary in a Hong Kong newspaper, in which Tong was listed as a surviving spouse (未亡人). Tong, together with Cheung's eldest sister, was also designated as the executor of Cheung's estate.


Death

Leslie Cheung's funeral car (upper) and memorial service (lower)
Leslie Cheung's funeral car (upper) and memorial service (lower)

Cheung committed suicide on April 1, 2003. He leapt from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located in the Central district of Hong Kong Island. [21] He left a suicide note saying that he had been suffering from depression. He was 46 years old.[22][23][24][25][26][27] Image File history File links Funeral_cheung. ... Image File history File links Funeral_cheung. ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A skyway The front door The Mandarin Oriental (Traditional Chinese: ) is a 5-star hotel in Hong Kong, the first and flagship hotel of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: Xiānggǎngdǎo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... On the Threshold of Eternity. ...


As one of the most popular performers in Asia, Cheung's death shocked the Asian entertainment industry and Chinese community world-wide.[28][29] [30][31][32] Rumors about the cause of his death spread so fast that his family urged tabloids to let Cheung rest in peace, and not to sensationalize his sexual orientation and reasons for suicide. The day after Leslie's death, his long time partner, Tong, confirmed that Cheung suffered from (clinical) depression and had been seeing psychiatrists for treatment for almost a year. He also revealed that Cheung had attempted suicide in 2002. Later at his funeral, Cheung's niece disclosed that Cheung had severe clinical depression and suffered much over the past year (2003).


Despite the risk of infection from SARS and the WHO's warning on travels to Hong Kong, tens of thousands, including celebrities and other fans, many from other parts of the world such as mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Southeast Asia, the United States and Canada attended Cheung's memorial service, which was held for the public, on April 7, 2003. Cheung's funeral was on April 8, 2003. For almost one month, Cheung's death dominated newspaper headlines in Hong Kong and his songs were constantly on the air. Template:Infobox Disease sars Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a respiratory disease in humans which is caused by the SARS coronavirus. ... WHO redirects here. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ...


Cheung's last album Everything Follows the Wind (一切隨風) was released three months after his death.

  • Cheung's suicide note (translation): "Depression! Many thanks to all my friends. Many thanks to Professor Felice Lieh-Mak (Cheung's last psychiatrist, 麥列菲菲). This year has been so tough. I can't stand it anymore. Many thanks to Mr. Tong. Many thanks to my family. Many thanks to Fei-Fei (Lydia Shum Din-ha). In my life I did nothing bad. Why does it have to be like this?"
  • Cheung's suicide note (Chinese): "Depression! 多謝各位朋友,多謝麥列菲菲教授,這一年很辛苦,不能再忍受, 多謝唐先生,多謝家人,多謝肥姐. 我一生沒做壞事 為何這樣?"

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Extra Information

  • His last public singing appearance was in the late Anita Mui's last 2002 concert as a guest performer, shortly before his death. There, he sang a duet which they had recorded in the 80s and a new song "Extinct Season of Glory". He directed and acted in the MTV of the song "Extinct Season of Glory".
  • Leslie Cheung is the first generation of Pepsi stars in Asia.
  • Voted as #1 in Commercial Radio's Top 10 Most Beautiful People in Hong Kong.[33]
  • Voted as the winner of the 10 Hottest Celebrities of the Millennum in Hong Kong.
  • In 2000, many websites and newspapers reported that Leslie Cheung, Brigitte Lin, Zhu Ling Ling and Michelle Reis were elected as Four Peerlessly Beauty in Hong Kong. Among them Cheung is the only man, and all the rest are women.
  • His song Monica was crowned as Song of the Century.
  • Named Asian Biggest Superstar by CCTV-MTV in Beijing China [34].
  • Won the Most Favorite Actor Award in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in the poll held by Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd, Hong Kong Ferry Co. Ltd, HKFAA and UA Cinemas for the Centennial of Chinese Film History (2005) [35]
  • Supports charitable organizations such as Hong Kong Red Cross, Children's Cancer Foundation Hong Kong, and End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation.
  • One of 10 Chinese Cultural Idols of the 20th Century.[37]
  • His wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong was unveiled on March 31, 2004 (fisrt anniversary of his death). It's put in "Historical and National Heroes" room (Cheung is the only singer/actor in this room). The look is reminiscent of Cheung in his famous role as Beijing opera impersonator Cheng Dieyi in the film, Farewell My Concubine.[38]
  • A 2006 Hong Kong study on the celebrity suicide events suggested that Cheung's death may cast negative effects on the people already depressed during the SARS period: in April 2003, there were 134 suicides in Hong Kong (Hong Kong population is of 6.9 million). Among them, 13 mentioned Cheung in their suicide notes. However, the historical statistic given in the paper show that the suicide rates in the months before and after April 2003 keep consistent with that of April 2003. The paper does not analyze the effect of the SARS and economy depress on the suicide rate either. [39]
  • For remembering Cheung, some his fans donated benches with Cheung's name to parks at the places they live, such as Hibiya Park in Tokyo or Stanley Park in Vancouver.
  • Cheung was called the Elvis of Hong Kong earlier in his career[40]. Coincidentally, the year Elvis Presley died was the year Cheung started his singing career.
  • There're some songs about Cheung, the most famous one is Gor Gor, written and sung by Lum Hon Yeung.

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Achievement lists

Selected awards

  • RTV Asian Song Contest Runners-up with the song "American Pie" 1977
  • Overseas Chinese Daily News The Best Newcomer Award 1977
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award winner with the song Monica 1984
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Award winner with song Monica 1984
  • Commercial Radio Chinese Pop Songs Award winner 1984
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award winner with song Wild Wind 1985
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Award winner with song Wild Wind 1985
  • Commercial Radio Chinese Pop Songs Award winner 1985
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award winner with song Who Can Be With Me 1986
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Award winner with songs Who Can Be With Me and, Love in Those Years 1986
  • Commercial Radio Chinese Pop Songs Award winner 1986
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award winner with song Sleepless NightSummer Romance is also the Best Selling CD of the year and IFPI Best Selling Album in 1987
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Award winner with song Sleepless Night
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award winner with songs Silence is Golden and 無需要太多 1988
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Award Most Popular Male Singer 1988
  • CRHK Ultimate Song Chart Awards Best Male Singer 1988
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Award winner with song 由零開始, and also winner of the Most Popular Male Singer 1989
  • Commercial Radio Ultimate Song Chart Male Gold Award 1989 winner LESLIE, album is also the IFPI Best Album of the Year
  • IFPI Best Selling Album winner with Fondness 1999
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award Millennium Gold Song Award for Monica 1999
  • RTHK Golden Needle Award (lifetime achievement award in Cantopop) 1999
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award winner with song Left Right Hand 1999
  • CRHK Ultimate Song Chart Awards Top Ten Albums for Countdown With You 1999
  • CRHK Ultimate Song Chart Awards Best Song Award for Left Right Hand 1999
  • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards Best Song Award for Left Right Hand 1999
  • Metro Radio Hit Music Awards Top Ten Best Hits for Left Right Hand 1999
  • TVB Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Awards Music Salute Award 2000
  • Mingpao Weekly Outstanding Male Singer Award 2000
  • Ming Pao Weekly Grand Salute Award for Passion Tour 2000
  • Joint Award by RTHK, CR, TVB & Metro Radio for the Best Album of the Year winner with album Untitled 2001
  • Chinese Pop Music Media Awards Best Male Singer Award 2001
  • Chinese Pop Music Media Awards Best Concert Award for Passion Tour 2001
  • Chinese Pop Music Media Awards Top Ten Chinese Songs for Passing Dragonfly 2001
  • "Sprite My Choice" China Original Music Pop Chart Awards Golden Song Award for Fever 2001
  • "Sprite My Choice" China Original Music Pop Chart Awards Millennium Outstanding Achievement Award 2001
  • RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Awards Silver Jubilee Award of Excellence 2002
  • Chinese Pop Music Media Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2003
  • Chinese Pop Music Media Awards Top Ten Chinese Songs for So Far So Close 2003
  • CASH My All-time Favorite Song for I 2003
  • CASH Golden Sail Music Awards Best Alternative Composition for So Far So Close 2003
  • Hong Kong Film Awards winner Best Actor for Days of Being Wild 1991
  • Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival winner Best Original Movie Song for the Theme Song of the Bride of White Hair (紅顏白髮) 1993
  • Chinese Performance Art Association Special Achievement Award for Farewell My Concubine
  • Japanese Critic Society Best Actor Award (Foreign Movie) for Farewell My Concubine 1994
  • Hong Kong Film Awards Best Original Film Song Award for Chase
  • Winner of HK Film Critics Society Best Actor Award for Ashes of Time 1994
  • Taiwan Golden Horse Awards, Udn, Phoenix TV, and World Journal Global Top Ten Chinese Movie Stars Award 1996
  • Ming Pao Weekly Performing Arts Awards Most Outstanding Actor Inner Senses 2002
  • Nikkei Entertainment Japan Top Ten Best Actors in Asia 2004
  • NHK Japan Top Ten Favorite Movie Stars 2006
  • Hong Kong Film Awards Eternal Glory Performing Arts Award 2004
  • Hong Kong Film Awards Most Favorite Actor Award in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema 2005
  • Hong Kong Film Awards Silver Jubilee Best Actor Award 2006
  • Standard Chartered Hong Kong Platinum Multi-Talented Award 2000
  • CCTV-MTV Music Awards Biggest Asian Artist Award 2000
  • Sina China Top 10 Cultural Idols of the 20th Century 2003
  • City of Smile Hong Kong Top 10 Celebrities With the Most Beautiful Smile 2003
  • Sina China Most Missed Artist 2007
  • Sohu China "Remembering My 1997" Most Memorable Celebrity 2007

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Discography

  • I Like Dreamin' (白版碟) 1977
  • Day Dreamin' 1977
  • 情人箭 ('Lover's Arrow') 1979
  • 風繼續吹 ('The Wind Blows On') 1983
  • 一片痴 ('Craziness') 1983
  • 張國榮 Leslie (Monica) 1984
  • 夏日精選 - 全賴有你 (Summer Best Collection - All Because of You) 1985
  • 為你鍾情 ('For Your Love Only') 1985
  • 張國榮(迷惑我) Leslie Cheung (Allure me) 1986
  • Stand Up 1986
  • 張國榮 (當年情) ('The Past Love') 1986
  • 愛慕 (國語) ('Admire') 1987
  • Summer Romance'87 1987
  • Hot Summer 1988
  • Virgin Snow 1988
  • Leslie '89 張國榮 (側面) ('Side Face' or 'Profile') 1989
  • Salute'89 1989
  • Final Encounter 1989
  • Dreaming 1990
  • 寵愛 (Beloved) 1995
  • 紅 (Red) 1996
  • FROM NOW ON (single) 1996
  • Printemps 1998
  • 這些年來 (EP) ('All These Years') 1998
  • 陪你倒數 (Count Down With You) 1999
  • Big Heat (大熱) 2000
  • Leslie Untitled (EP) 2000
  • Leslie Forever 2001
  • Crossover 2002
  • 一切隨風 ('Everything Follows the Wind') 2003

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Filmography

  • Inner Senses (異度空間 2002)
  • From Ashes to Ashes (煙飛煙滅 2000)
  • Okinawa Rendez-vous (戀戰沖繩 2000)
  • Double Tap (槍王 2000)
  • The Kid (流星語 1999)
  • Moonlight Express (星月童話 1999)
  • Anna Magdalena (安娜瑪德蓮娜 1998)
  • A Time to Remember (紅色戀人 1998)
  • Ninth Happiness (九星報喜 1998)
  • Happy Together (春光乍泄 1997)
  • All's Well, Ends Well 1997 (97家有喜事 1997)
  • Tristar (大三元 1996)
  • Who's the Man, Who's the Woman (金枝玉葉 II 1996)
  • Shanghai Grand (新上海灘 1996)
  • Viva Erotica (色情男女 1996)
  • Yang Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (1996)
  • Temptress Moon (風月 1996)
  • The Chinese Feast (金玉滿堂 also known as: 滿漢全席 1995)
  • The Phantom Lover (夜半歌聲 1995)
  • It's a Wonderful Life (大富之家 1994)
  • He's a Woman, She's a Man (金枝玉葉 1994)
  • Over the Rainbow Under the Skirt (記得……香蕉成熟時 II:初戀情人 1994)
  • Long and Winding Road (錦繡前程 1994)
  • Ashes of Time (東邪西毒 1994)
  • The Bride with White Hair (白髮魔女傳 1993)
  • The Bride with White Hair 2 (白髮魔女傳 II 1993)
  • All's Well, Ends Well Too (花田喜事 1993)
  • The Eagle Shooting Heroes: Dong Cheng Xi Jiu (射雕英雄傳之東成西就 1993)
  • Farewell My Concubine (霸王別姬 1993)
  • All's Well, Ends Well (家有喜事 1992)
  • Nam Kong Legend: Anti-Punk Squad (藍江傳之反飛組風云 1992)
  • Party of a Wealthy Family aka. The Banquet (豪門夜宴 1991) - Himself
  • Days of Being Wild (阿飛正傳 1991)
  • Once a Thief (縱橫四海 1991)
  • A Chinese Ghost Story Part II (倩女幽魂 II:人間道 1990)
  • Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit (新最佳拍檔 1989)
  • Fatal love (殺之戀 1988)
  • A Chinese Ghost Story (倩女幽魂 1987)
  • A Better Tomorrow II (英雄本色 II 1987)
  • Rouge (胭脂扣 1987)
  • A Better Tomorrow (英雄本色 1986)
  • Last Song in Paris (偶然 1986, 1982?)
  • For Your Heart Only (為你鐘情 1985)
  • Intellectual Trio (龍鳳智多星 1984)
  • Behind the Yellow Line (緣份 1984)
  • Double Decker (三文治 1984)
  • Merry Christmas (聖誕快樂 1984)
  • First time (第一次 1983)
  • Little Dragon maid (楊過與小龍女 1983)
  • The Drummer (鼓手 1983)
  • Nomad (烈火青春 1982)
  • Teenage Dreamers (檸檬可樂 1982)
  • Crazy Romance (求愛反斗星 1982)
  • Energetic 21 (沖激21 1982)
  • Encore (喝采 1980)
  • The Drummer (1980)
  • On Trial (失業生 1980)
  • Dog eats Dog (狗咬狗骨1978)
  • Erotic Dreams of the Red Chamber (紅樓春上春 1978)

Inner Senses (異度空間) is a 2002 Hong Kong film directed by Law Chi-Leung. ... Okinawa Rendezvous is a Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung, Faye Wong, Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Gigi Lai. ... Double Tap movie poster (designed for Japanese market) Double Tap (槍王) is a 2000 Hong Kong movie starring Leslie Cheung, Alex Fong Chung-sun, Monica Chan and Ruby Wong. ... The Kid (流星語 1999) is a Hong Kong movie starring Leslie Cheung. ... Moonlight Express is a joint Hong Kong/Japan film released in 1999. ... Anna Magdalena (安娜瑪德蓮娜) is a 1998 Hong Kong film directed by Yee Chung Man. ... Happy Together (春光乍泄) is a 1997 Hong Kong movie directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Leslie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. ... Alls Well, Ends Well (家有喜事; Jia You Xi Shi) is a Hong Kong movie directed by Clifton Ko and released in 1992. ... Tristar (Da san yuan - 大三元) is a 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Tsui Hark. ... Shanghai Grand (新上海灘) also known as Shanghai Grand 1996 to differentiate this film from its more illustrious TVB series of the same name (上海灘) The Bund is a 1996 film starring Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau and Ning Jing. ... Viva Erotica (色情男女) is a 1996 Hong Kong film directed by Yee Tung-Shing. ... Temptress Moon (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is a 1996 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige, and was jointly produced by the Shanghai Film Studio and the Taipei-based Tomson Films. ... The Chinese Feast is a 1995 Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung, Anita Yuen, Kenny Bee, Law Kar-Ying and Tsui Hark. ... The Phantom Lover is a 1995 Hong Kong film starring Leslie Cheung and Jacqueline Wu. ... Its a Wonderful Life (大富之家) is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Clifton Ko. ... Hes a Woman, Shes a Man DVD cover Hes a Woman, Shes a Man (金枝玉葉 or JÄ«n ZhÄ« Yù Yè) is a 1994 film directed by Peter Chan Ho Sun and written by James Yuen and Lee Chi Ngai. ... Ashes of Time (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: , literally The Heretic East and the Venomous West) is a 1994 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by Wong Kar-wai, based very loosely on four characters from the Louis Cha novel The Legend of the Condor Heroes. ... The Bride with White Hair is a fantasy/martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu. ... Alls Well, Ends Well Too is a Hong Kong film which was released on Chinese New Year 1993 as comedy fare as is the usual custom to entertain movie-goers on the Lunar New Year celebrations. ... Farewell My Concubine is a 1993 Chinese film directed by Chen Kaige which depicts the effects of various Chinese political turmoils during the 20th century on a Peking opera troupe. ... Alls Well, Ends Well (家有喜事; Jia You Xi Shi) is a Hong Kong movie directed by Clifton Ko and released in 1992. ... The Banquet (豪門夜宴) aka. ... Days of Being Wild aka The True Story of Ah Fei (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ā fÄ“i zhèng zhuàn) is a 1991 Hong Kong movie by director Wong Kar-wai. ... Once a Thief is a 1991 film by John Woo. ... A Chinese Ghost Story Part II (倩女幽魂 II:人間道) is a 1990 Hong Kong movie, the sequel to A Chinese Ghost Story. ... A Chinese Ghost Story (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chien-nü Yu-hun, literal meaning: The Ethereal Spirit of a Beauty) is a 1987 Hong Kong movie starring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong and Wu Ma, directed by Ching Siu-tung and produced by Tsui Hark. ... A Better Tomorrow II is possibly the best family film you will ever come across. ... Rouge (胭脂扣, Yin ji kau) is a 1987 Hong Kong movie, directed by Stanley Kwan. ... A Better Tomorrow (Chinese: 英雄本色; pinyin: yÄ«ngxióng bÄ›nsè, Cantonese: ying1 hung4 bun2 sik1; literally True Colors of a Hero) is a 1986 Hong Kong action movie which had a profound influence on the Hong Kong movie-making industry, and later on an international scale. ... Behind the Yellow Line (緣份, Yuen Fan), also known as Fate, is a 1984 Hong Kong romantic comedy, which casting by Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, and Anita Mui. ... Nomad (烈火青春) is a 1982 Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Tam. ...

References

  1. ^ Cheung Tops Asia's CCTV-MTV Honors [1], AllBusiness.com, Inc.
  2. ^ 'Farewell My Concubine' most appreciated in HK [2], China Daily
  3. ^ Kevin Thomas, "A Career In Full Plumet", Los Angeles Times, June 22, page 6, 1997 [3].
  4. ^ Michel Ciment, Hubert Niogret, "Interview of Leslie Cheung", Positif no. 455/1999, Berlin, conducted on 21 February 1998
  5. ^ Chitose Shima, "Leslie Cheung Interview", All About Leslie, P25-40, Saangyo Henshu Center Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 1999, ISBN 4-916199-10-3
  6. ^ Richard Corliss, "Forever Leslie", Time Asia, vol. 157, No. 18, May, 2001, [4]
  7. ^ Richard Corliss, "Forever Leslie", Time Asia, vol. 157, No. 18, May, 2001, [5]
  8. ^ Leslie Cheung, "Leslie Cheung Autobiography", Commercial Radio Hong Kong, 1985, (also collected in Album Collection History-His Story by Capital Artist, 2004), an English translation can be found in [6]
  9. ^ Michel Ciment, Hubert Niogret, "Interview of Leslie Cheung", Positif no. 455/1999, Berlin, conducted on 21 February 1998
  10. ^ Chitose Shima, "Leslie Cheung Interview", All About Leslie, P25-40, Sangyo Henshu Center Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 1999, ISBN 4-916199-10-3
  11. ^ Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, "World Music Volume 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific", P54., BBC Radio, ISBN 1-85828-636-0
  12. ^ Leslie Cheung, "Leslie Cheung Autobiography", Commercial Radio Hong Kong, 1985, (also collected in Album Collection History-His Story by Capital Artist, 2004), an English translation can be found in [7]
  13. ^ Leslie Cheung Memorial Scholarship: [8]
  14. ^ The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures, [9]
  15. ^ "A Better Tomorrow" [10]
  16. ^ Khoi Lebinh and David Eng "Interview with Wong Kar-wai", conducted October 27, 1997 for WBAI, 1999.5, New York, conducted (see discussion page for exact quote)
  17. ^ "1990-99 Box Office Ranking for Chinese Movies in Hong Kong" ("1990-99年历年华语片票房排名") [11]
  18. ^ Leslie Cheung's Beloved are sold more than 300,000, Min Pao Weekly, Oct. 28, 1995, see[12]
  19. ^ Achievements of Leslie Cheung, [13]
  20. ^ Corliss, R. (2001). "Forever Leslie", Time Magazine Asia Edition. [14], Retrieved December 17, 2005,
  21. ^ Corliss, R. (2003). That old feeling: Days of being Leslie. Time Magazine Asia Edition. Retrieved December 17, 2005, from [15]
  22. ^ Stephen Kelly, ""WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS?" Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003", [16], 8 May 2003
  23. ^ "Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing commits suicide.", Hong Kong Entertainment News in Review (2003), [17], Retrieved December 17, 2005
  24. ^ "Actor Leslie Cheung 'found dead'", BBC, Apr. 1, 2003, [18]
  25. ^ "Activities to Commemorate Leslie Cheung", Xinhua, Apr. 2, 2005, [19]
  26. ^ Yu Sen-lun, "The Leslie Cheung Legend Lives on", TaiPei Times, Apr. 10, 2003, [20]
  27. ^ Bruce Einhorn, "Hong Kong: A City in Mourning", BusinessWeek, Apr. 14, 2003, [21]
  28. ^ Stephen Kelly, ""WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS?" Leslie Cheung, 1956-2003", [22], 8 May 2003
  29. ^ "Leslie Cheung, Larger Than Life" [23]
  30. ^ Jonathan Crow, "Leslie Cheung", AOL All Movie Guide[24]
  31. ^ "Leslie Cheung's Suicide" Gothamist, [25], April,3rd. 2003
  32. ^ "Life In Legacy - Week of April 5, 2003"[26]
  33. ^ Leslie Cheung Biography[27]
  34. ^ Cheung Tops Asia's CCTV-MTV Honors [28], AllBusiness.com, Inc.
  35. ^ 'Farewell My Concubine' most appreciated in HK [29], China Daily
  36. ^ 'Farewell My Concubine' most appreciated in HK [30], China Daily
  37. ^ WHAT THEY ARE SAYING[31], China Daily
  38. ^ HK's Madame Tussauds Unveils Wax Figure of Leslie Cheung [32]
  39. ^ P. Yip, K. Fu, K. Yang, B. Ip, C. Chan, E. Chen, D. Lee, F. Law, K. Hawton, "The effects of a celebrity suicide on suicide rates in Hong Kong." Journal of Affective Disorders, Volume 93, Issue 1-3, Pages 245-252. [33]
  40. ^ Leslie Cheung - Lagrer Than Life [34]

Michel Ciment was born 26 July 1928 in the Bronx, New York. ... Positif is a French film magazine, founded in 1952 by Bernard Chardère. ... Michel Ciment was born 26 July 1928 in the Bronx, New York. ... Positif is a French film magazine, founded in 1952 by Bernard Chardère. ...

Further reading

  • Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, "World Music Volumn 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific", BBC Radio, 2000, ISBN 1-85828-636-0
  • Klein, A. (2003). Farewell, Leslie Cheung. Los Angeles City Beat. Retrieved December 17, 2005, from [35].
  • Kei Mori, "夢想之欠片(Broken pieces of dreams)", Renga Shyobo Shinshya Co,Ltd,Tokyo Japan,2004,ISBN 4-902603-55-1
  • Chitose Shima, "Leslie Cheung Interview", All About Leslie, P25-40, Sangyo Henshu Center Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 1999, ISBN 4-916199-10-3
  • Chitose Shima, "Time of Leslie Cheung", Sangyo Henshu Center Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 2004, ISBN 4-916199-59-6
  • City Entertainment Editor Committee, "Leslie Cheung's Movie World 2 (1991-1995)", City Entertainment, Hong Kong, 2006, ISBN 962-8114-98-0
  • De Hui, "Leslie Cheung's Movie Life" I, II, Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House, Shanghai, 2006, ISBN 7-80678-557-4-J.272

External links

  • Leslie Cheung at the Internet Movie Database
  • レスリー・チャン(張國榮)スマイル
  • Leslie Cheung Cyberworld Official website of Red Mission, providing material on Cheung's music, movies, interviews, photos, etc.
  • Leslie Legacy Association Official website of LLA (Leslie Legacy Association), providing material on Cheung's records, movies, and international news reports
  • Leslie Cheung at rottentomatoes
  • Watch the documentary film "Leslie Cheung - Hong Kong Star", shown by German - French TV channel Arte on August 30th, 2007.
  • Leslie Cheung Internet Fan Club Official website of the Leslie Cheung Internet Fan Club
Awards
Preceded by
Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor
1991
for Days of Being Wild
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Anita Mui
Golden Needle Award of RTHK Top Ten Chinese Gold Songs Award
1999
Succeeded by
Jacky Cheung

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