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Andy Lau is a Actor, Director, Producer and Presenter Chinois born on 27 september 1961 at Tai Po

Andy Lau

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Birth name Andy Lau Dak Waa
Nationality Chine
Birth 27 september 1961 (57 years) at Tai Po
Awards Medal of Honour

Andy Lau (chinois simplifié : 刘德华 ; chinois traditionnel : 劉德華 ; pinyin : Liú Déhuá) est un acteur et chanteur hong-kongais né le 27 septembre 1961 dans le district de Tai Po dans les nouveaux territoires de Hong Kong.

Sa carrière a été lancée par ses participations dans des séries télévisées comme Eagle Hunter ou Retour of Condors Heroes.

Biography

Vie privée
Andy Lau est né dans le district de Tai Po dans les nouveaux territoires de Hong Kong. Il grandit dans une famille très modeste. Il est diplômé du collège Ho Lap de San Po Kong à Kowloon. Andy Lau pratique depuis son plus jeune âge la calligraphie chinoise. Il s'est converti au bouddhisme à l'âge de 30 ans et est aujourd'hui adepte du Temple de Lingyan Mountain à Taiwan.

Andy Lau s'est marié à l'âge de 47 ans avec Carol Chu, une ancienne miss de Malaisie. Leur relation est longtemps restée secrète pour ne pas entraver la carrière d'Andy Lau et donner l'image d'une star disponible pour ses fans. Le 9 mai 2012, sa femme donne naissance à leur première petite fille.


Carrière d'acteur
Andy Lau fait ses débuts au grand écran en 1982 avec la comédie dramatique Boat People de la réalisatrice Ann Hui. Le premier réalisateur à lui donner un rôle important est Wong Kar-wai avec As Tears Go By en 1988, année où Andy Lau enchaîne les longs métrages.

Mais ce n'est qu'en 2000 que la consécration arrive enfin, avec le titre de meilleur acteur aux Hong Kong Film Awards, pour sa performance dans Running Out of Time de Johnnie To. D'autres rôles, dans Infernal Affairs ou Running on Karma lui ont valu des moments de gloire supplémentaire.

Sa performance dans le film Protégé de Derek Yee, aux côtés de Daniel Wu, est une autre preuve de sa qualité d'acteur et de sa prestance à l'écran.

En Occident, il est surtout connu pour sa présence au casting des films Le Secret des poignards volants ou encore Les Seigneurs de la guerre, avec Jet Li et Takeshi Kaneshiro, ou encore Les Trois Royaumes, la résurrection du Dragon.

En 2012, il est désigné pour un rôle dans Iron Man 3 en tant qu'allié de Tony Stark. Il refuse finalement d'y jouer après la naissance de son premier enfant en mai de la même année.


Carrière de chanteur
Plus qu'un acteur confirmé, Andy Lau est aussi un chanteur célèbre dans toute l'Asie. Avec Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai et Aaron Kwok, Andy Lau était parmi les chanteurs les plus populaires des années 1990, et les médias les appelaient les « Quatre Rois du Ciel » (四大天王). En Chine continentale, il est une star majeure, ce qui explique sa participation à l'élaboration de chansons sur la thématique des Jeux Olympiques 2008. Il a signé notamment la chanson Everyone is number one.

Best films

Usually with

Wong Jing
Wong Jing
(31 films)
Eric Tsang
Eric Tsang
(23 films)
Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
(18 films)
Shing Fui On
Shing Fui On
(28 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(15 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Andy Lau (153 films)

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Actor

Shock Wave
Shock Wave (2017)
, 1h59
Directed by Herman Yau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Andy Lau, Ron Ng, Song Jia, Felix Wong, Liu Kai-chi, Wan Yeung-ming
Roles Cheung J.S.
Rating64% 3.2013153.2013153.2013153.2013153.201315
Cheung Choi-san, spécialiste des explosifs, fait face à Blast, un criminel poseur de bombes.
The Adventurers, 1h48
Directed by Stephen Fung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes La provence, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Andy Lau, Shu Qi, Jean Reno, Zhang Jingchu, Eric Tsang, Marek Vašut
Roles Dan Zhang
Rating56% 2.805542.805542.805542.805542.80554
Après avoir cinq années derrière les barreaux, Cheung Tan, un voleur professionnel, retrouve son ancien partenaire Po Chen et leur nouvelle recrue, Ye Hong. Ils planifient le casse parfait : le vol de deux précieux joyaux d'une valeur inestimable durant le Festival de Cannes. Leur braquage est réussi mais ils sont traqués par le Français Pierre Bisette, un détective obsessionnel qui recherche Tan depuis longtemps. Ce dernier persuade l'ex-fiancée de Tan, Amber Li, de se joindre à lui pour le retrouver. Sa traque le mènera de Cannes à Prague.
From Vegas to Macau III
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, Carina Lau
Roles Michael "Dagger" Chan, the Knight of Gamblers

The Great Wall, 1h43
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Kaiju films, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Henry Cavill, Jing Tian
Roles Wang Junshi
Rating59% 2.9976352.9976352.9976352.9976352.997635
Set in Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.
Lost and Love, 1h48
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Andy Lau, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Sandra Ng
Roles Lei Zekuan
Rating63% 3.1982453.1982453.1982453.1982453.198245
One day in 1999 when his two-year-old son Lei Da went missing, Anhui farmer Lei Zekuan (Lau) begins his fifteen-year-long journey of hardship searching for his lost son. On his way he meets Zeng Shuai, a young car mechanic who was abducted as a child himself and is also searching for his parents.
Saving Mr. Wu, 1h46
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Andy Lau, Liu Ye, Lam Suet, Ma Sichun, Jackie Chan
Roles Mr. Wu
Rating66% 3.343513.343513.343513.343513.34351
Ruthless criminal Zhang Hua (Wang Qianyuan) and his gang impersonate as police officers to abduct wealthy businessmen. Setting a trap outside a Beijing karaoke club, they hit the jackpot with Hong Kong film star Mr Wu (Andy Lau), forcing him into their car on the pretext of being investigated for a hit-and-run.
From Vegas to Macau II, 1h50
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Nick Cheung, Carina Lau, Shawn Yue Man Lok, David Chiang, Jin Qiaoqiao
Roles Michael, Knight of Gamblers
Rating46% 2.31932.31932.31932.31932.3193
Our Times
Our Times (2015)
, 2h14
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Joe Chen, Andy Lau
Roles Himself
Rating73% 3.699323.699323.699323.699323.69932
The film opens in the present day, where Lin Zhen Xin is an ordinary office worker who gets ridiculed by her subordinates. Dejected, she listens to a cassette recording of an old Andy Lau song. This brings her back to her high school days, where she was an ordinary high school girl. She has a crush on OuYang Fei Fan, the school's most popular male student.
Switch
Switch (2013)
, 2h2
Genres Action, Adventure, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Andy Lau, Zhang Jingchu, Lin Chi-ling, Siqin Gaowa, Ariel Aisin-Gioro, Che Yongli
Roles Xiao Jinhan
Rating24% 1.2213851.2213851.2213851.2213851.221385
A famous Chinese Yuan Dynasty painting known as "Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains" was stolen and being sold on the black market, led by a mysterious business magnate (Tong Dawei). Special agent Jinhan (Andy Lau) is tasked to recover the painting.
Firestorm
Firestorm (2013)
, 1h49
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Andy Lau, Ray Lui, Hu Jun, Gordon Lam, Yao Chen, Michael Wong
Roles Inspector Lui
Rating62% 3.100133.100133.100133.100133.10013
A storm is heading to the city of Hong Kong, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches.
Blind Detective, 2h10
Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Actors Andy Lau, Gao Yuanyuan, Guo Tao, Lo Hoi-pang, Lam Suet, Celine Ma
Roles Chong Si Teun / Johnston
Rating64% 3.247023.247023.247023.247023.24702
Forced to leave service after turning blind, former detective Johnston Chong See Tun (Andy Lau) ekes out his living by solving cold cases for police rewards. During a case involving the search for the culprit who throws acid off roofs, he meets an attractive hit team inspector Goldie Ho Ka Tung (Sammi Cheng). When Ho notices Johnston's impressive investigative mind despite lack of vision, she enlists his help in a personal case she is unable to solve on her own. The two work together to solve the case as well as other cold cases.
Cold War
Cold War (2012)
, 1h42
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Charlie Yeung, Gordon Lam, Carlo Chin, Andy Lau
Roles Philip Luk Ming-wah
Rating66% 3.348133.348133.348133.348133.34813
The police have long been untouch-able in Hong Kong, Asia's safest city. One midnight, though, a police van carrying advanced equipment and five police officers goes missing. The kidnappers possess detailed knowledge of the police's procedures and have planned several steps ahead. The police must meet a list of demands to ensure the hostages' release, including the delivery of a large ransom. Any delay will cost lives. The clock has begun to tick.
The Founding of a Party, 1h58
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Actors Liu Ye, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Chen Kun, John Woo, Daniel Wu, Zhou Jie
Roles Cai E
Rating25% 1.2564951.2564951.2564951.2564951.256495
During the early 20th century, China is marked by political disunity and a handful of individuals, including Mao Zedong, Li Dazhao, and Zhou Enlai, envision a unified China, especially in the political crises that followed the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, which ended centuries of dynastic rule in the country. After World War I, the Western Allies give Tsingtao and Kiaochow Bay to the Empire of Japan at the Treaty of Versailles, stirring sentiments amongst China's youth, leading to the May Fourth Movement of 1919. In March 1920, Grigori Voitinsky comes to China in an attempt to spread communism to the Far East and, on 22 July 1921, 13 representatives from throughout China meet in a Shanghai's women's dormitory to found what would become the Chinese Communist Party.
Shaolin
Shaolin (2011)
, 2h11
Directed by Benny Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Martial arts
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musiques du monde, Musical films, Kung fu films
Actors Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Jackie Chan, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Xing Yu, Wu Jing
Roles General Hou Jie
Rating68% 3.4483953.4483953.4483953.4483953.448395
The film is set in Dengfeng, Henan, during the warlord era of early Republican China. A warlord named Hou Jie defeats a rival, Huo Long, and seizes control of Dengfeng. Huo Long flees to Shaolin Temple to hide but Hou Jie appears and shoots him after getting his treasure map. Hou Jie ridicules the Shaolin monks before leaving.