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Paul Chun Pui

 
 
 
 
Other names : 秦沛
Paul Chiang
Paul Chin Pei
Paul Chun
 
Birthdate : 17/5/1945
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong, Taiwan
Activities : Actor (148), Brief appearance (2), Cameo (1), Presenter (1)

Biography

Although the large bulk of his filmography consist of either buffonish cops or slimy villains , Paul Chun acting talent is so great that not only can he always play these brand of character with a colorful brilliance but he also do all sort of others roles rangin from the most broad and funny to the most moving with equal ease. This is no surprise when you know his family! His parents (Yan Huat and Hung Mei) were renowned actors and his brothers are no less than David Chiang and Derek Yee (half-brother). Though he has never been a star like his siblings, his acting career is nonetheless very rich and lasting. The variety of roles he was offered and the couple acting awards he got largely show the recognition of his talent.

Like many actors' offspring (Bruce Lee, Petrina Fung Bo Bo and his own brother David Chiang), Paul Chun makes his first moves in cinema as a child-actor and appears in a handful of films between 1949 and 1954. He returns to the big screen as an adult in the mid sixties. He can even be seen in the partly made in H-K US production, The Sand Pebbles in which he has a small part as a young militant student having the dubious honor of being killed by film's star Steve McQueen during a fight. This foreign production It is an exception in his long filmography, as the rest of his career is done only in Chinese films. Unlike his brother David Chiang who starts working in Hong Kong Mandarin cinema at about the same time, Paul Chun first appears in Cantonese cinema by playing in more than a dozen films between 1966 and 1970. It is only once the Cantonese film industry collapsed that he joins the Shaw Brothers where his talents as character actor are used in all sorts of films: from musicals (The Yellow Muffler 1971) to epic martial arts films (The Water Margin, All Men are Brothers, Fourteen Amazons), wherein he can successfully plays the virtuous knight as well as the villain. He also appears in the first films directed by his brother David Chiang as a determined police inspector in The Drug Addicts and a goofy gangster for Mad World Of Fools.

Towards the mid-70s, Paul Chun leaves the Shaw and goes for several years to Taiwan a great producers of K-F movies at the time. He notably appears in 36 Crazy Fists and Dance of Death, two productions of Jackie Chan's director friend :Chan Chi Hwa. He also has a part in Raining In The Mountain, a classy production shot in South Korea by the great King Hu. He also plays in a couple of Taiwanese productions starring his brother David Chiang (Lost Kung Fu Secrets and Six Directions Of Boxing). At the turn of the 80s, he himself produces a film The Legend of the Owl where Chiang both stars and directs, and whose screenplay was co-written by the youngest of the family Derek Yee. In this nutty Naked Gun/Air Plane style parody, Paul Chun is having a ball of a time fun playing a ninja assassin in drag..

With the collapse of the Taiwanese film industry in the early eighties, Paul Chun returns to Hong Kong where he swiftly revives his film career as the colony's cinema is in full effervescence. From there, he portrays mostly his token roles: the filthy scoundrel and above all the tyrannical and ludicrous police officer buffoon . Actually, what Paul Chun generally embodies are authority figures who are either feared or loathed because they abuse their power and are totally unscrupulous (the corrupted cop in Lee Rock for instance, the obnoxious trafficker in Wild Search, the shady businessman in TKidnap Of Wong Chak Fai). Or characters that people like to ridicule (boastful police chiefs in Rosa, I Love Maria and Heroic Trio, his parts in Stephen Chow's films like the headmaster in Fight Back To School, the vice roy in Royal Tramp 2or the rightous but ineffectual judge in Justice, My Foot !). He even sometimes combines those characteristics to play on this double scale simultaneously as the sinister and comical king of gamblers in All For the Winner, the producer in Viva Erotica. However, we can sometimes find him playing with more subtlety more benigh and friendly patriarchal figure although they tend generally to be most uneffectuel (the overprotective uncle in In The Line Of Duty 3 the wise elder of Fist Of Legend, the compromised policeman and father in China Strike Force).

This said, even if he constantly gets back to them, Paul Chun isn't limited to this type of roles. He can also play many other kinds of characters, from the funniest to the subtlest. Among his most noticeable performances, we can remember the priest in search of redemption in To Hell With The Devil or the fay opera actor in Peking Opera Blues which will get him an award for best supporting actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

He gets some of his best parts by working with his half-brother Derek Yee who knows perfectly well how to use Paul's acting talent in giving him demanding parts. That's the case for example with The Lunatics in which he interprets a mentally-ill person who is both moving and scary. Afterwards, Paul Chun keeps giving his best in his brother's films (Full Throttle, Viva Erotica). Besides, he gets a second award for best supporting actor for Yee's drama C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri.

Written by Yves Gendron, based on an original text by Arnaud Lanuque. (January 2007)
 
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Filmography
 [ 2010 - 2000 - 1990 - 1980 - 1970 - 1960 ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
 
Title    ( HK -  All )  Year Activity
 
 Ameera 2014 Actor
 Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault 2012 Actor
 Great Magician 2011 Actor
 Simple Life, A 2011 Actor
 Don Quixote 2010 Actor
 Echoes Of The Rainbow 2009 Actor
 Master Of Tai Chi, The 2008 Actor
 Pages Of Treasures 2008 Actor
 Shinjuku Incident, The 2008 Actor
 Silver Chamber Of Sorrows, The 2008 Actor
 Wasabi Mon Amour 2008 Actor
 Karmic Mahjong 2006 Actor
 Love Guaranteed 2006 Actor
 Life Made Simple 2005 Actor
 Papa Loves You 2004 Actor
 King Of Yesterday And Tomorrow, The 2003 Actor
 Lost In Time 2003 Actor
 Doomed To Oblivion 2002 Actor
 Golden Faith 2002 Actor
 At The Threshold Of An Era II 2000 Actor
 China Strike Force 2000 Actor
 Don't Look Back... Or You'll Be Sorry 2000 Actor
 Super Cars Criminals 2000 Actor
 Teacher Without Chalk, The 2000 Actor
 At The Threshold Of An Era 1999 Actor
 Burning Flame 1998 Actor
 Young And Dangerous 5 1998 Actor
 Recipe For The Heart, A 1997 Actor
 Viva Erotica 1996 Actor
 Adventurers, The 1995 Actor
 Full Throttle 1995 Actor
 One And A Half 1995 Actor
 Fist Of Legend 1994 Actor
 Hunting List 1994 Actor
 Kung Fu Cult Master 1994 Cameo
 Love On Delivery 1994 Actor
 Return To A Better Tomorrow 1994 Actor
 Shaolin Popey 1994 Actor
 Bare-Footed Kid, The 1993 Actor
 Bogus Cop 1993 Actor
 C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri 1993 Actor
 Executioners 1993 Actor
 Fight Back To School 3 1993 Actor
 Final Judgement, The 1993 Actor
 Heroic Trio, The 1993 Actor
 Kidnap Of Wong Chak Fai 1993 Actor
 Legal Innocence 1993 Actor
 Moment Of Romance II, A 1993 Actor
 Once Upon A Time In 2040 1993 Actor
 Arrest The Restless 1992 Actor
 Best Of The Best 1992 Actor
 Casino Tycoon 1992 Actor
 Heart Against Hearts 1992 Actor
 Justice, My Foot ! 1992 Actor
 Royal Tramp 2 1992 Actor
 Stoneman 1992 Actor
 What A Hero ! 1992 Actor
 Bury Me High 1991 Actor
 Fantasy Romance 1991 Actor
 Fight Back To School 1991 Actor
 Gambling Ghost, The 1991 Brief appearance
 Lee Rock 1991 Actor
 Lee Rock 2 : Father And Son 1991 Actor
 Queen Of The Underworld 1991 Actor
 Top Bet, The 1991 Actor
 All For The Winner 1990 Actor
 Best Friend Of The Cops 1990 Actor
 Bloody Hero 1990 Actor
 Front Page 1990 Actor
 When East Meets West 1990 Actor
 Black Sabre, The 1989 Actor
 Just Heroes 1989 Actor
 My Dear Son 1989 Actor
 Truth, The : Final Episode 1989 Actor
 Wild Search 1989 Actor
 Yuppie Fantasia, The 1989 Actor
 18 Times 1988 Actor
 Bet On Fire 1988 Actor
 Double Fattiness 1988 Actor
 I Love Maria 1988 Actor
 Law Or Justice 1988 Actor
 Profiles Of Pleasure 1988 Actor
 Truth, The 1988 Actor
 In The Line Of Duty 3 1987 Actor
 People's Hero 1987 Actor
 Spiritual Love 1987 Actor
 Wrong Couples, The 1987 Actor
 Hearty Response, A 1986 Actor
 Immortal Story 1986 Actor
 Lunatics, The 1986 Actor
 My Heavenly Lover 1986 Actor
 Peking Opera Blues 1986 Actor
 Rosa 1986 Actor
 Royal Warriors 1986 Brief appearance
 Sweet Surrender 1986 Actor
 Where's Officer Tuba ? 1986 Actor
 Feud That Never Was, The 1985 Actor
 Friendly Ghost 1985 Actor
 It's A Drink, It's A Bomb 1985 Actor
 Let's Make Laugh 2 1985 Actor
 Unwritten Law, The 1985 Actor
 Comedy 1984 Actor
 Company, The 1984 Actor
 Double Trouble 1984 Actor
 Heaven Can Help 1984 Actor
 Hong Kong 1941 1984 Actor
 All The Wrong Spies 1983 Actor
 Perfect Wife, The 1983 Actor
 Interpol 1982 Actor
 To Hell With The Devil 1982 Actor
 Dangerous Person 1981 Actor
 Executor, The 1981 Actor
 Legend Of The Owl 1981 Actor, Presenter
 Fatherland 1980 Actor
 Lost Kung Fu Secrets, The 1980 Actor
 Silver Spear 1980 Actor
 Dance Of Death 1979 Actor
 Raining In The Mountain 1979 Actor
 36 Crazy Fists, The 1977 Actor
 Six Directions Of Boxing 1977 Actor
 I Want More... 1976 Actor
 All Men Are Brothers 1975 Actor
 Sharp Fists In Kung Fu, The 1975 Actor
 Drug Addicts, The 1974 Actor
 Mad World Of Fools, A 1974 Actor
 Black Belt, The 1973 Actor
 Breakout From Oppression 1973 Actor
 Rendezvous Of Warriors, The 1973 Actor
 Fourteen Amazons, The 1972 Actor
 Let's Go To Bed 1972 Actor
 Pursuit 1972 Actor
 Water Margin, The 1972 Actor
 Yellow Killer, The 1972 Actor
 Yellow Muffler, The 1972 Actor
 Sunset 1971 Actor
 Bewitched Princess, A 1970 Actor
 Desperados, The 1970 Actor
 Naked Runner, The 1970 Actor
 Quick Swordsman 1970 Actor
 Famous Swordsman Tin Kiu 1969 Actor
 Joys And Sorrows Of Youth, The 1969 Actor
 Morning Mist 1969 Actor
 Mysterious Weapon 1969 Actor
 Shattering The Immortals' Array 1969 Actor
 Sky Dragon Castle 1969 Actor
 Assasinator, The 1968 Actor
 Magnificent Five, The 1968 Actor
 Three Young Girls 1968 Actor
 Unicorn Fortress 1968 Actor
 Sand Pebbles 1966 Actor
 Legend Of The Condor Heroes, The 1963 Actor
 

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 Paul Chun Pui pictures :  (Hide)
Love Guaranteed
China Strike Force
Full Throttle
Return To A Better Tomorrow
A Moment Of Romance II
Executioners
The Heroic Trio
Best Of The Best
Royal Tramp 2
Lee Rock
The Gambling Ghost
The Top Bet
All For The Winner
Just Heroes
I Love Maria
Profiles Of Pleasure
Spiritual Love
A Hearty Response
Immortal Story
Rosa
All The Wrong Spies
To Hell With The Devil
The 36 Crazy Fists
A Mad World Of Fools
The Drug Addicts
The Water Margin
 
 Other Paul Chun Pui pictures :  (Hide)
Life Made Simple (3)
Golden Faith (2)
China Strike Force (1)
Viva Erotica (1)
Full Throttle (1)
Love On Delivery (1)
Return To A Better Tomorrow (1)
A Moment Of Romance II (1)
C'est La Vie, Mon Cheri (1)
Executioners (2)
 
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