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Jet Li

 
 
 
 
Other names : 李连杰
李連杰
Liánjié
Jet Lee
Lee Yeung Chung
Jet Li Lian Jie
Li Lian Jie
Li Lien Chieh
Li3 Lian2 Jie2
 
Birthdate : 26/4/1963
Nationality : China
Workplace : France, Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Director (1), Producer (7), Associate producer (1), Actor (47), Original Story (1), Motion capture (1)

Biography

Jet Li began training at the Beijing Martial Arts Academy at the age of nine. Just two years later, he captured the title of China’s National Martial Arts Champion. This earned him a slot on the prestigious Beijing Martial Arts Team that would go on to tour America. As part of a world tour in 1974, he had the honor of performing a two-man fight for President Nixon on the White House lawn. By his mid teens, he was already a national martial arts coach. By eighteen, Li had earned the title of National Martial Arts Champion a total of four times (1975, 1977, 1978 and 1979) – a record no one has broken.
Li retired from competition at twenty and was immediately offered many starring film roles and subsequently began his film career with director Chang Hsin Yen for ‘Shaolin Temple’ (1979). Upon its release, Li was propelled into instant movie stardom, and he would go on to act on the two sequels that precipitated the kung-fu mania in 1980s China. Jet Li was bitten by the silver screen bug.

In the late 80s, Jet Li moved his career to Hong Kong where he played such martial arts icons as Huang Fei Hung in Tsui Hark’s ‘Once Upon a Time in China’ (1991), Fong Shi Yu in ‘The Legend of Fong Sai-Yuk’ (1993), Zhang San Feng in ‘The Tai Chi Master’ (1993), Chen Zhen in ‘Shaolin Kung Fu’ (1994) and Hung Hei-Kwun in ‘The New Legend of Shaolin’ (1994). In homage to the great Bruce Lee, he remade Lee’s ‘Fist Of Fury’, as ‘Fist Of Legend’ (1997). Li then expanded his repertoire to include comedy, drama and romance genres with ‘Bodyguard from Beijing’ (1994) and ‘My Father is a Hero’ (1995).

Despite his growing fame in Asia, Jet Li was still largely unknown in North America and Europe. This would all change when he took on the role of Mel Gibson’s nemesis in the high octane block buster, ‘Lethal Weapon 4’. Li was quickly shaping up to be a global force to be reckoned with. Li built on his initial success taking a starring role in Joel Silver’s explosive inter-racial take on Shakespeare, ‘Romeo Must Die’ (2000). In 2001, Li continued to challenge himself with the ‘The One’, playing the Jekyll and Hyde police officer, Gabriel Yulaw. His latest success was ‘Kiss of the Dragon’ (2001), where he played the starring role as well as donning writing and producing hats.

Li’s future projects include a Joel Silver produced action-adventure film in the vein of ‘Indiana Jones’. He has also teamed up with Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions to produce a martial arts television series for TBS entitled ‘Invincible’. Jet Li’s Kung Fu features have attracted millions of viewers worldwide. He has earned credibility from all sectors of society – from teenagers (nominated MTV Awards for Best Villain for ‘Lethal Weapon 4’ (1998) as well as Best Fight Sequence for ‘Romeo Must Die’ (2000)) to women (voted one of the Top 25 Sexiest Men in Showbiz by E! Online).
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Badges Of Fury 2013 Actor
 Expendables II, The 2012 Actor
 Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate 2011 Actor
 Sorcerer And The White Snake, The 2011 Actor
 Expendables, The 2010 Actor
 Ocean Heaven 2010 Actor
 Founding Of A Republic, The 2009 Actor
 Forbidden Kingdom, The 2008 Actor
 Mummy 3 : Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor, The 2008 Actor
 Rogue 2007 Actor
 Warlords, The 2007 Actor
 Fearless 2005 Producer, Actor
 Danny The Dog 2004 Actor
 Cradle 2 The Grave 2003 Actor
 Rise To Honor 2003 Motion capture
 Hero 2002 Actor
 Invincible 2001 Producer
 Kiss Of The Dragon 2001 Associate producer, Actor, Original Story
 One, The 2001 Actor
 Romeo Must Die 2000 Actor
 Hitman, The 1998 Actor
 Lethal Weapon 4 1997 Actor
 Once Upon A Time In China And America 1997 Actor
 Black Mask 1996 Actor
 Dr Wai In " The Scripture With No Words " 1996 Actor
 High Risk 1995 Actor
 My Father Is A Hero 1995 Actor
 Bodyguard From Beijing, The 1994 Producer, Actor
 Fist Of Legend 1994 Producer, Actor
 Kung Fu Cult Master 1994 Actor
 New Legend Of Shaolin, The 1994 Actor
 Fong Sai Yuk 1993 Actor
 Fong Sai Yuk II 1993 Producer, Actor
 Last Hero In China 1993 Producer, Actor
 Once Upon A Time In China III 1993 Actor
 Tai Chi Master, The 1993 Producer, Actor
 Top Fighter 1993 Actor
 Lucky Way 1992 Actor
 Once Upon A Time In China II 1992 Actor
 Swordsman 2 1992 Actor
 Once Upon A Time In China 1991 Actor
 Master, The 1989 Actor
 Born To Defend 1988 Director, Actor
 Dragon Fight 1988 Actor
 Dragons Of The Orient 1988 Actor
 Martial Arts Of Shaolin 1986 Actor
 Kids From Shaolin 1984 Actor
 This is Kung Fu 1983 Actor
 Shaolin Temple 1982 Actor
 

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Gallery
 
 Jet Li pictures :  (Hide)
Fearless
Danny The Dog
Danny The Dog
Hero
Hero
The Hitman
Once Upon A Time In China And America
Once Upon A Time In China And America
Once Upon A Time In China And America
Black Mask
Black Mask
Black Mask
Dr Wai In " The Scripture With No Words "
High Risk
My Father Is A Hero
Kung Fu Cult Master
Kung Fu Cult Master
The New Legend Of Shaolin
Fong Sai Yuk
Fong Sai Yuk II
Once Upon A Time In China III
The Tai Chi Master
The Tai Chi Master
Top Fighter
Top Fighter
Once Upon A Time In China II
The Master
Born To Defend
Dragons Of The Orient
Martial Arts Of Shaolin
Martial Arts Of Shaolin
Martial Arts Of Shaolin
Martial Arts Of Shaolin
Kids From Shaolin
Kids From Shaolin
This is Kung Fu
Shaolin Temple
Rogue
Rogue
The Warlords
Fearless
The Hitman
 
 Other Jet Li pictures :  (Hide)
The Sorcerer And The White Snake (5)
Ocean Heaven (1)
Rogue (3)
The Warlords (8)
Fearless (21)
Danny The Dog (8)
Cradle 2 The Grave (7)
Rise To Honor (5)
Hero (4)
Kiss Of The Dragon (8)
 
More pictures in the gallery
 
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 Interview with Brandon Rhea (with additional comments by Mike Leeder) (preview)
HK Items > Film Industry > Gweilos, foreigners in HK cinema
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 11/3/2007
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 3  - index
 
 Interview Gordon Chan, from The Big Heat to A-1 (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin, David Vivier
Date : 13/1/2005
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 2  9  - index
 
 
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