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Chow Yun Fat

Other names : 周润发
Chow Yun Faat
Zhōu Rùnfā
Zhou1 Run4 Fa1
Birthdate : 18/5/1955
Nationality : Hong Kong
Workplace : Hong Kong, USA
Activities : Actor (113), Brief appearance (1), Original Story (2), Motion capture (2)


Born on the Lamma island in 1955, Chow Yun Fat has passed

His family moved to HK in 1965 and in 1973 he answered an ad for TVB actors. His tall good looks immediately got him in - but it was a long road to stardom. He appeared in numerous TV series over the years - some of them like The Bund were great successes, but the transition to film was not so easy. In the late 70's a very slim Chow can be seen in a number of low budget exploitation films. His first major film break was in the Ann Hui film The Story of Woo Viet (1981) in which he played a Vietnamese refugee.

Producers thought he didn't have the stuff to be a leading man and it seemed possible that his career was headed for a decline. Then in 1986 a nearly washed up director (John Woo) cast a former star whose best days were considered to be behind him (Ti Lung), an actor better known for his singing (Leslie Cheung) and Chow Yun Fat. It was a remake of a 60's film and no one had great expectations for it. A Better Tomorrow was of course a huge hit, created bullet ballet, made a success of Woo, resuscitated Ti Lung's career, got Leslie started on his way towards being a film star - and of course began the legend of Chow Yun Fat. His collaboration with Woo over the next few years produced other classics and made Chow the biggest actor not only in HK but also made him into an international star.

 [ Actor - Brief appearance - Original Story - Motion capture ] 
 Alternate lists by alpha / genre / year
Title    ( HK -  All ) Year  Activity (  Year - Title )
 Cold War 2 2016 Actor
 From Vegas To Macau 3 2016 Actor
 Man From Macau II, The 2015 Actor
 Man From Macau, The 2014 Actor
 Monkey King, The 2014 Actor
 Assassins, The 2012 Actor
 Last Tycoon, The 2012 Actor
 Founding Of The Party 2011 Actor
 Confucius 2010 Actor
 Let The Bullets Fly 2010 Actor
 Shanghai 2010 Actor
 Dragonball Evolution 2009 Actor
 Founding Of A Republic, The 2009 Actor
 Children of Huang Shi, The 2008 Actor
 Pirates Of The Caribbean : At Worlds End 2007 Actor
 Curse Of The Golden Flower 2006 Actor
 Postmodern Life of My Aunt, The 2006 Actor
 Bulletproof Monk 2003 Actor
 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 Actor
 Anna And The King 1999 Actor
 Corruptor, The 1999 Actor
 Replacement Killers, The 1998 Actor
 Peace Hotel 1995 Actor
 God Of Gamblers' Return 1994 Actor
 Treasure Hunt 1994 Actor
 Full Contact 1992 Actor
 Hard Boiled 1992 Actor
 Now You See Love, Now You Don’t 1992 Actor
 Once A Thief 1991 Actor
 Prison On Fire II 1991 Actor
 Fun, The Luck & The Tycoon, The 1990 Actor
 All About Ah Long 1989 Actor
 Better Tomorrow III : Love And Death In Saigon, A 1989 Actor
 God Of Gamblers 1989 Actor
 Killer, The 1989 Actor
 Triads - The Inside Story 1989 Actor
 Wild Search 1989 Actor
 Cherry Blossoms 1988 Actor
 City War 1988 Actor
 Diary Of A Big Man 1988 Actor
 Eighth Happiness, The 1988 Actor
 Fractured Follies 1988 Actor
 Goodbye My Friend 1988 Actor
 Greatest Lover, The 1988 Actor
 Tiger On The Beat 1988 Actor
 Autumn’s Tale, An 1987 Actor
 Better Tomorrow II, A 1987 Actor
 Brotherhood 1987 Actor
 City On Fire 1987 Actor
 Flaming Brothers 1987 Actor
 Prison On Fire 1987 Actor
 Rich And Famous 1987 Actor
 Romancing Star, The 1987 Actor
 Scared Stiff 1987 Actor
 Spiritual Love 1987 Actor
 Tragic Hero 1987 Actor
 100 Ways To Murder Your Wife 1986 Actor
 Better Tomorrow, A 1986 Actor
 Dream Lovers 1986 Actor
 Hearty Response, A 1986 Actor
 Lost Romance 1986 Actor
 Love Unto Waste 1986 Actor
 Lunatics, The 1986 Actor
 Missed Date, The 1986 Actor
 My Will, I Will 1986 Actor
 Seventh Curse, The 1986 Actor
 Witch From Nepal 1986 Actor
 Yangs' Saga, The 1986 Actor
 Battle Among The Clans, The 1985 Actor
 Police Cadet '85 1985 Actor
 Why Me ? 1985 Actor
 Women 1985 Actor
 Hong Kong 1941 1984 Actor
 Love In A Fallen City 1984 Actor
 Occupant, The 1984 Actor
 State Of Divinity 1984 Actor
 Angels And Devils 1983 Actor
 Blood Money 1983 Actor
 Bund I Série 1983, The 1983 Actor
 Bund II Série 1983, The 1983 Actor
 Head Hunter, The 1983 Actor
 Katanyu Prakasit 1983 Actor
 Last Affair, The 1983 Actor
 Radio Tycoon 1983 Actor
 Fate, The 1982 Actor
 Legend Of Master So, The 1982 Actor
 Postman Strikes Back, The 1982 Actor
 Executor, The 1981 Actor
 Good Old Times 1981 Actor
 Shell Game II, The 1981 Actor
 Story Of Woo Viet, The 1981 Actor
 Brothers, The 1980 Actor
 Bund I Série 1980, The 1980 Actor
 Bund II Série 1980, The 1980 Actor
 Joy To The World 1980 Actor
 Pembunahan Pursuit 1980 Actor
 Police Sir 1980 Actor
 See Bar 1980 Actor
 Seekers 1980 Actor
 Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The 1979 Actor
 Over The Rainbow 1979 Actor
 Conflict 1978 Actor
 Giants, The 1978 Actor
 Miss O 1978 Actor
 Their Private Lives 1978 Actor
 Hot Blood 1977 Actor
 House Is Not A Home, A 1977 Actor
 Hunter, The, The Butterfly & The Crocodile 1976 Actor
 Killer 1, The 1976 Actor
 Learned Bride Thrice Fools Bridegroom 1976 Actor
 Massage Girls 1976 Actor
 Reincarnation, The 1976 Actor
 Seven Women 1976 Actor
Brief appearance
 Romancing Star 2, The 1988 Brief appearance
Original Story
 Peace Hotel 1995 Original Story
 All About Ah Long 1989 Original Story
Motion capture
 Stranglehold 2007 Motion capture
 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2003 Motion capture

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

 Chow Yun Fat pictures :  (Hide)
Dragonball Evolution
The Children of Huang Shi
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Peace Hotel
God Of Gamblers' Return
God Of Gamblers' Return
Treasure Hunt
Full Contact
Hard Boiled
Once A Thief
Once A Thief
Once A Thief
A Better Tomorrow III : Love And Death In Saigon
A Better Tomorrow III : Love And Death In Saigon
The Killer
The Killer
The Killer
Triads - The Inside Story
City War
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Diary Of A Big Man
Fractured Follies
Fractured Follies
The Romancing Star 2
A Better Tomorrow II
Prison On Fire
Rich And Famous
Scared Stiff
Spiritual Love
The Romancing Star
Tragic Hero
100 Ways To Murder Your Wife
A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow
A Better Tomorrow
A Hearty Response
The Seventh Curse
The Occupant
The Bund I Série 1983
Massage Girls
 Other Chow Yun Fat pictures :  (Hide)
The Man From Macau (9)
The Monkey King (1)
Confucius (17)
Shanghai (1)
Dragonball Evolution (2)
The Children of Huang Shi (3)
Pirates Of The Caribbean : At Worlds End (1)
Curse Of The Golden Flower (2)
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (4)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (3)
More pictures in the gallery

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 Test DVD Optimum : A Better Tomorrow Ultimate Edition (preview)
Guide > DVD Tests > Optimum
Author(s) : Arnaud Lanuque
Date : 16/6/2006
Type(s) : DVD Review
Page(s) : 1  - index

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