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John Lone is a Actor American born on 13 october 1952 at Hong Kong (Chine)

John Lone

John Lone
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Birth name Ng Kwok-leung (吳國良)
Nationality USA
Birth 13 october 1952 (66 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)

John Lone (Chinese: 尊龍; pinyin: Zūn Lóng; born October 13, 1952) is a Hong Kong-born American actor. Lone has played roles as diverse as a caveman in Iceman (1984), Puyi in The Last Emperor (1987), and an apparently female opera performer in M. Butterfly (1993).

Biography

Lone was born in October 1952 as Ng Kwok-leung (Chinese: 吳國良; pinyin: Wú Guóliáng) in Hong Kong. He was raised in an orphanage and later adopted by a Shanghainese woman. He began training in Beijing opera at Hong Kong's Chiu Chiu Academy. It was here, at the age of ten, where he was given the name "Johnny". He later chose the name Lone to reflect the fact that he was an orphan and for its similarity to Leung, part of his given name.

Sponsored by an American family, he left the Beijing opera troupe and emigrated to Los Angeles, California. In the United States, he married fellow Santa Ana Community College student Nina Savino in 1972, and gained American citizenship. The couple divorced in 1979. Lone also continued his performing arts studies at American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California. Eventually, he would move to New York City, in order to pursue a career on stage.

Best films

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
(Actor)
The Last Emperor (1987)
(Actor)
Year of the Dragon (1985)
(Actor)

Usually with

Brett Ratner
Brett Ratner
(2 films)
Dennis Dun
Dennis Dun
(2 films)
J. F. Lawton
J. F. Lawton
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of John Lone (12 films)

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Actor

War
War (2007)
, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Chen, John Lone, Devon Aoki, Saul Rubinek
Roles Li Chang
Rating62% 3.149233.149233.149233.149233.14923
During a shootout against Chinese Triads at a San Francisco dock warehouse, FBI agents John Crawford (Jason Statham) and Tom Lone (Terry Chen) stumble across the notorious assassin Rogue (Jet Li), a former CIA assassin who now works for the Japanese Yakuza. Rogue ambushes Crawford and is about to execute him when Lone appears and shoots Rogue in the face, causing him to fall into the water. Rogue's body was never found and he is presumed dead. However, Rogue survives and retaliates against Lone, his wife and his daughter. He kills them, burns down the house, and leaves their three corpses in the ashes of their home.
Rush Hour 2, 1h30
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Alan King, Roselyn Sánchez, Harris Yulin
Roles Ricky Tan
Rating65% 3.299523.299523.299523.299523.29952
Four days after the events of the first film, detective James Carter is on vacation in Hong Kong, visiting his friend, Hong Kong Police Force Chief Inspector Lee, as he was sent along with Lee in saving the life of the Chinese counsel's daughter in Los Angeles. The fun is put on hold when a bomb explodes at the United States Consulate General, killing two undercover U.S. custom agents inside. Inspector Lee is assigned to the case, which becomes personal when it is discovered that it somehow involves Ricky Tan, his late police officer father's former partner. Tan, who was suspected of having a role in Lee's father's death - though the connection was never proven - is now a leader of the Triads. This, however, causes a rift between Lee and Carter, the later who simply wants to enjoy his vacation and not get into any danger.
Rush Hour
Rush Hour (1998)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Tom Wilkinson, Ken Leung, Chris Penn, Tzi Ma
Rating69% 3.499073.499073.499073.499073.49907
On the last day of British rule in Hong Kong, Detective Inspector Lee of the Hong Kong Police Force leads a raid at a shipping bar wharf, hoping to arrest the mysterious crime lord Juntao. He finds only Sang, Juntao's right-hand man, who manages to escape. However, Lee successfully recovers numerous Chinese cultural treasures stolen by Juntao, which he presents as a farewell victory to his departing superiors: Chinese Consul Solon Han and British Commander Thomas Griffin.
The Hunted
The Hunted (1995)
, 1h51
Directed by J. F. Lawton
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Christopher Lambert, John Lone, Joan Chen, Yoshio Harada, Yōko Shimada, Masumi Okada
Roles Kinjo
Rating60% 3.0005053.0005053.0005053.0005053.000505
Paul Racine (Christopher Lambert), a computer-chip executive from New York, is on one of his many business trips to Nagoya. He meets a beautiful woman named Kirina (Joan Chen) in the hotel lounge, and ends up having a one-night stand with her. When he attempts to further the relationship, Kirina implies that she has no future and thanks him for a wonderful night of pleasure and love. Dejected and somewhat confused, Paul reluctantly leaves her to be alone as she requests.
The Shadow
The Shadow (1994)
, 1h43
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry
Roles Shiwan Khan
Rating59% 2.998752.998752.998752.998752.99875
In Tibet, following the First World War, an American named Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin), succumbing to his darker instincts during the war, has set himself up as a brutal warlord and opium kingpin under the alias of Ying-Ko (Mandarin Chinese for "Dark Eagle"). He is abducted from his palace by servants of the Tulku (Barry Dennen), a holy man who exhibits otherworldly powers and knows Cranston's identity. He informs Cranston that he is to become a force for good. Cranston objects but is silenced by the Phurba (Frank Welker), a mystical sentient flying dagger that assaults Cranston, wounding him. Cranston is unable to refuse and remains under the tutelage of the Tulku for seven years. He learns to "cloud men's minds," a form of mystical, psychic hypnosis that allows him to influence others' thoughts and bend their perceptions so he cannot be seen, except for his shadow (since light itself cannot be deceived), hence his new alias.
M. Butterfly, 1h41
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, L'usurpation d'identité, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Films based on plays, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Jeremy Irons, John Lone, Barbara Sukowa, Ian William Richardson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Shizuko Hoshi
Roles Song Liling
Rating67% 3.399323.399323.399323.399323.39932
Loosely based on true events (see Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu), the film concerns René Gallimard (Jeremy Irons), a French diplomat assigned to Beijing, China in the 1960s. He becomes infatuated with a Chinese opera performer, Song Liling (John Lone), who spies on him for the Government of the People's Republic of China.
The Moderns, 2h6
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, John Lone, Wallace Shawn, Geneviève Bujold, Géraldine Chaplin
Roles Bertram Stone
Rating66% 3.3469553.3469553.3469553.3469553.346955
Nick Hart (Keith Carradine) is an expatriate American artist living in Paris among some of the great artists and writers of the time, including Ernest Hemingway (Kevin J. O'Connor), Gertrude Stein (Elsa Raven), and Alice B. Toklas (Ali Giron).
The Last Emperor, 2h43
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Films about children, Politique, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun, Ryūichi Sakamoto
Roles Emperor Puyi
Rating77% 3.8991453.8991453.8991453.8991453.899145
The film opens in 1950, five years after the capture of Puyi by the Red Army when the Soviet Union entered the Pacific War in 1945 and his having been kept in their custody. In the recently established People's Republic of China Puyi arrives as a political prisoner and war criminal at the Fushun Prison. Soon after his arrival, Puyi attempts suicide, which only renders him unconscious.
Year of the Dragon, 2h14
Directed by Michael Cimino, Brian W. Cook
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane Koizumi, Raymond J. Barry, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun
Roles Joey Tai
Rating68% 3.4490653.4490653.4490653.4490653.449065
Stanley White (Rourke) is a decorated police captain and Vietnam War veteran assigned to New York City's Chinatown, where he makes it his personal mission to come down hard on Chinese organized crime.
Iceman
Iceman (1984)
, 1h40
Directed by Fred Schepisi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes La préhistoire
Actors Timothy Tarquin Hutton, Lindsay Crouse, John Lone, Josef Sommer, David Strathairn, Philip Akin
Roles Charlie, the Iceman
Rating61% 3.0990153.0990153.0990153.0990153.099015
Anthropologist Stanley Shephard (Timothy Hutton) is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man (John Lone) who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real possibility to revive him and their attempt to resuscitate the "iceman" proves successful.
King Kong
King Kong (1976)
, 2h14
Directed by John Guillermin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Natural horror films, Films about apes, King Kong films, Giant monster films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, René Auberjonois, Jack O'Halloran, Ed Lauter
Roles Chinese Cook
Rating59% 2.950122.950122.950122.950122.95012
Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin), an executive of the Petrox Oil Company, forms an expedition based on infrared imagery which reveals a previously undiscovered Indian Ocean island hidden by a permanent cloud bank. Wilson believes the island has a huge deposit of oil. Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges), a primate paleontologist who wants to see the island for himself, stows away on the expedition's vessel. Prescott reveals himself when he warns the crew the cloud bank may be caused by an unknown beast. Wilson orders Prescott locked up, claiming that he is really a spy from a rival oil company. While escorted to lock-up, Prescott spots a life raft which carries the beautiful and unconscious Dwan (Jessica Lange). Wilson conducts a thorough background check on Prescott and realizes he is telling the truth. He appoints Prescott the expedition's official photographer and requests that he be present when Dwan revives because of his medical background. Upon waking, Dwan says she is an aspiring actress who was aboard a director's yacht which suddenly exploded.