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Bolo Yeung Tze

Other names : 楊斯
Yang Sze
Yang Szu
Yang1 Si1
Bolo Yeung
Yeung See
Yeung Shut
Yeung Tze
Birthdate : 3/7/1938
Nationality : China
Workplace : Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Director (2), Action Director (1), Actor (80), Brief appearance (9)


Even though Bolo Yeung’s career is intimately related to baddies characters, whose intelligence often equals one of an oyster, he is an actor that managed to create charismatic roles, being often able to wake up the spectator from its deep lethargy.

Born in Guangzhou suburbia, Bolo Yeung studies martial arts since his youngest age from local great masters. But, contrarily to many others, he is also interested in developing his physical strength through intensive muscular training. During the 60s, he is forced to run away from communism, and leaves to take refuge in Hong Kong, where he first becomes a body-building teacher. In 1970, he is even consecrated as Mister Hong Kong.

His strong corpulence, his brute face and his obvious martial skills quickly attracted the attention of the big studios, particularly the Shaw Brothers that offer him in 1969 to act in Chang Cheh’s The Heroic Ones as the brutal and robust general Meng Chieh Hui. Once his career is really started, Bolo Yeung does some more movies with Chang Cheh (Deadly Duo, Angry Guest) before leaving the Shaw studios in 1971. Concurrently to his cinematographic adventures, he acts in a few TV ads, including one for the Winston cigarettes brand. It is this occasion that will lead him to meet with Bruce Lee. Struck by the monstrous corpulence of Bolo, he offers him to hold a fighter role in his new film, Enter The Dragon. Unfortunately, Bolo Yeung is once more reduced to a brainless character, whose only goal seems to be the most brutal possible destruction of his opponent. Worse, the movie does not propose any direct confrontation between Bruce Lee and Bolo Yeung. Even if this would have been planned for Game Of Death, the death of the little dragon puts a definite end to the hopes of Bolo Yeung.

During the 70s and 80s, Bolo Yeung is going to play in about a hundred of movies, most of the time in the role of a monstrous stranger, whose presence mainly serves to put the main character (usually a Bruce Lee clone) in a heroic position. He can be seen being put into pieces, but not without resistance, in such forgotten movies as Hong Kong Superman, The Fighting Dragon, Bruce's Deadly Fingers, Big Boss 2, The Clones Of Bruce Lee, Bruce Li In New Guinea (!), Bruce The Super Hero and many others.

Even though he has played in countless movies, often of a doubtful quality, we have to wait until the end of the 80s to see Bolo Yeung making a name amongst action movies fans. It is in 1988 that he gets the Chong Li role, in Bloodsport, along with a beginner, Jean-Claude Van Damme. For many, the true attraction of the movie is Bolo Yeung. And we will see him crossing path with the Belgian again in Double Impact, in 1991. At last, in 1993, Bolo Yeung acts in Shootfighter: Fight To Death where he gets one of his rare good guy roles. He returns in 1996 in a sequel : Shootfighter 2 : Kill Or Be Killed

Stéphane Jaunin (October 2003)


 [ 1990 - 1980 - 1970 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 Fist Of Legends 2 1996 Actor
 Life Of Bruce Lee, The 1993 Brief appearance
 Top Fighter 1993 Actor
 Bruce Lee And Kung Fu Mania 1992 Brief appearance
 Megaforce From Highland 1992 Actor
 Double Impact 1991 Actor
 Bloodfight 1989 Actor
 Bloodsport 1988 Actor
 One Husband Too Many 1988 Actor
 Killer's Nocturne 1987 Actor
 To Err Is Humane 1987 Actor
 Legacy Of Rage 1986 Actor
 Lucky Stars Go Places 1986 Brief appearance
 Millionaire's Express, The 1986 Actor
 Where's Officer Tuba ? 1986 Brief appearance
 Lucky Diamond 1985 Actor
 My Lucky Stars 1985 Actor
 Seven Angels, The 1985 Brief appearance
 Working Class 1985 Actor
 Silent Romance 1984 Actor
 Boxer's Omen, The 1983 Actor
 Fearless Hyena 3 1983 Actor
 Just For Fun 1983 Actor
 Play Catch 1983 Actor
 Bruce Strikes Back 1982 Actor
 Kung Fu Cook 1982 Actor
 All The Wrong Clues For The Right Solution 1981 Brief appearance
 Cold Blooded Murder, The 1981 Actor
 Enter Three Dragons 1981 Actor
 Ninja Killer 1981 Actor
 Bolo 1980 Director, Action Director, Actor
 Bruce - King Of Kung Fu 1980 Brief appearance
 Challenge Of The Tiger 1980 Actor
 Master Killers 1980 Actor
 Snake Deadly Act 1980 Actor
 36 Deadly Styles, The 1979 Actor
 Big Boss 2 1979 Actor
 Bruce The Super Hero 1979 Actor
 Dragon, The Hero, The 1979 Brief appearance
 Fists, Kicks, And The Evils 1979 Actor
 Ruthless Revenge 1979 Actor
 Treasure Of Bruce Le 1979 Actor
 Writing Kung Fu 1979 Director, Actor
 Amsterdam Connection 1978 Actor
 Bruce And Shaolin Kung Fu 1978 Actor
 Bruce Lee - The Invincible 1978 Actor
 Bruce Le's Greatest Revenge 1978 Actor
 Bruce Li In New Guinea 1978 Actor
 Enter The Game Of Death 1978 Actor
 Mr Big 1978 Actor
 Storming Attacks 1978 Actor
 Tattoo Connection, The 1978 Actor
 Clones Of Bruce Lee, The 1977 Actor
 Ten Magnificent Killers 1977 Actor
 Big Family 1976 Actor
 Bruce's Deadly Fingers 1976 Actor
 Queen's Ransom, A 1976 Actor
 All Men Are Brothers 1975 Actor
 Debt Of Crime, A 1975 Actor
 Fighting Dragon, The 1975 Actor
 Hong Kong Superman 1975 Actor
 Kung Fu on the Bosporus 1974 Actor
 Super Kung Fu Kid 1974 Actor
 Thunder Kick 1974 Actor
 Black Guide 1973 Actor
 Bodyguard, The 1973 Actor
 Call To Arms 1973 Actor
 Chinese Hercules 1973 Actor
 Enter The Dragon 1973 Actor
 Greatest Thai Boxing 1973 Actor
 Killer In The Dark 1973 Actor
 Kung Fu's Hero 1973 Actor
 Soul of Chiba, The 1973 Actor
 Tiger 1973 Actor
 Angry Guest, The 1972 Actor
 Fourteen Amazons, The 1972 Actor
 Fugitive, The 1972 Brief appearance
 Gourd Fairy, The 1972 Actor
 Intrigue In Nylons 1972 Actor
 King Boxer 1972 Actor
 Man Of Iron 1972 Actor
 Trilogy Of Swordsmanship 1972 Actor
 Young People 1972 Actor
 Deadly Duo, The 1971 Actor
 Lady Professional, The 1971 Actor
 Oath Of Death, The 1971 Actor
 Rescue, The 1971 Actor
 Heroic Ones, The 1970 Actor
 Wandering Swordsman, The 1970 Actor

 Article    Review    Poster/Gallery    DVD Captures    Trailer    DVD Captures/Trailer  

 Bolo Yeung Tze pictures :  (Hide)
Top Fighter
Double Impact
To Err Is Humane
Legacy Of Rage
Lucky Stars Go Places
My Lucky Stars
Working Class
The Boxer's Omen
Snake Deadly Act
The 36 Deadly Styles
Chinese Hercules
The Bodyguard
King Boxer
The Angry Guest
The Angry Guest
The Angry Guest
Trilogy Of Swordsmanship
Trilogy Of Swordsmanship
Young People
The Deadly Duo
The Heroic Ones
The Wandering Swordsman
All The Wrong Clues For The Right Solution
Enter The Dragon
 Other Bolo Yeung Tze pictures :  (Hide)
Top Fighter (1)
Double Impact (3)
Bloodfight (3)
Bloodsport (2)
Killer's Nocturne (1)
Legacy Of Rage (1)
Just For Fun (3)
The Boxer's Omen (1)
All The Wrong Clues For The Right Solution (1)
Snake Deadly Act (1)
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 Interview with the golden boy Jerry Trimble (preview)
HK Items > Film Industry > Gweilos, foreigners in HK cinema
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 24/8/2007
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 7  - index
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