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Chow Yun-fat is a Actor and Scriptwriter Chinois born on 18 may 1955 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Chow Yun-fat

Chow Yun-fat
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Nationality Chine
Birth 18 may 1955 (65 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)
Awards Silver Bauhinia Star

Donald Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born May 18, 1955), commonly known by his transcribed Chinese name, is a Hong Kong actor. He is best known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the heroic bloodshed genre films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled; and in the West for his roles as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He mainly plays in dramatic films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor and two Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor in Taiwan.

In 2014, Chow was the second-highest earning actor in Hong Kong, earning 170 million HKD (21.9 million USD).

Biography

Chow was born in Lamma Island, Hong Kong to a mother who was a cleaning lady and vegetable farmer, and a father who worked on a Shell Oil Company tanker. Of Hakka origins, he grew up in a farming community on Lamma Island in a house with no electricity. He woke up at dawn each morning to help his mother sell herbal jelly and Hakka tea-pudding on the streets; in the afternoons he went to work in the fields. His family moved to Kowloon when he was ten. At seventeen, he left school to help support the family by doing odd jobs including bellboy, postman, camera salesman and taxi driver. His life started to change when he responded to a newspaper advertisement and his actor-trainee application was accepted by TVB, the local television station. He signed a three-year contract with the studio and made his acting debut. Chow became a heartthrob and a familiar face in soap operas that were exported internationally.

Chow has been married twice; first in 1983, to Candice Yu, an actress from Asia Television; the marriage lasted nine months. In 1986, Chow married Singaporean Jasmine Tan. The couple have no children, although Chow has a goddaughter, Celine Ng, a former child model for Chickeeduck, McDonald's, Toys'R'Us and other companies.

Best films

Usually with

Wong Jing
Wong Jing
(13 films)
John Woo
John Woo
(12 films)
Shing Fui On
Shing Fui On
(16 films)
Ringo Lam
Ringo Lam
(6 films)
Andy Lau
Andy Lau
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Chow Yun-fat (79 films)

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Be Water, My Friend
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Anita Yuen
Roles Fai

Fai (Chow Yun-fat), un joueur compulsif qui repousse toute responsabilité, est prié de prendre soin du fils de son ex-petite amie Chik (Anita Yuen), Yeung. Celle-ci lui révèle également que Yeung est son propre fils et qu’il a promis de lui donner 100 000 HK$. Fai accepte donc d'assumer son rôle de père pendant un mois.
Project Gutenberg, 2h10
Directed by Felix Chong
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok, Liu Kai-chi, Catherine Chau, Carl Ng, Alex Fong
Roles Painter
Rating68% 3.448323.448323.448323.448323.44832
Lee Man (Aaron Kwok), un artiste condamné pour contrefaçon de billets, est extradé d'une prison thaïlandaise. La police de Hong Kong enquête sur une série de meurtres dans le monde de la contrefaçon dont le principal suspect est le « Peintre », un mystérieux personnage qui avait autrefois travaillé avec Lee. Ce-dernier refuse cependant d'avouer son identité, affirmant que sa vie serait en danger, mais l'inspecteur Ho (Catherine Chau ) prétend avoir des preuves que Lee est lié aux meurtres. L'interrogatoire est interrompu par l’arrivée impromptue de Yuen Man (Zhang Jingchu), une célèbre artiste qui tente de faire libérer Lee. Un accord est conclu selon lequel ce-dernier sera libéré et placé sous le programme de protection des témoins en échange de la divulgation de l'identité du « Peintre » et de la confession de ses activités criminelles.
Duckweed
Duckweed (2017)
, 1h42
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Time travel films
Actors Deng Chao, Zhao Liying, Mason Lee, Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung
Roles (archive footage)
Rating63% 3.1995853.1995853.1995853.1995853.199585
L'histoire de la réconciliation d'un père et de son fils. Ah Lang, un jeune homme d'une petite ville, croit que son père Ah Zheng ne l'a jamais réellement compris. Au cours d'un accident mortel, il réalise la vie difficile que son père a eu autrefois.
From Vegas To Macau III, 1h52
Directed by Andrew Lau, Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, Carina Lau, Psy
Roles Ken Shek / Ko Chun
Rating22% 1.111451.111451.111451.111451.11145
Après que la rivale amoureuse de Ken (Chow Yun-fat), Molly (Carina Lau), ait sauté de son jet privé sans parachute, elle semble avoir survécu et est maintenant emprisonnée dans une sorte de bulle laser, inconsciente, nue et repeinte à l'aérographe, tandis que son admirateur, le scientifique fou Yik Tin-hang (Jacky Cheung) est en colère car Ken ne veut pas rembourser son repaire de Paradise Island, au large de la Thaïlande. À Macao, Ken s'effondre en apprenant le mariage de sa fille Rainbow (Kimmy Tong ) avec son filleul Vincent (Shawn Yue). Pour l'aider à s'en sortir, son ami Mark (Nick Cheung) l'hypnotise en lui faisant croire que Vincent épouse sa grosse cousine. Les choses tournent mal quand Michael (Andy Lau), le disciple de Ko Chun, téléphone pour avertir de se méfier de Yik Tin-hang, qui a engagé des mercenaires pour tuer Ken. Rainbow et Vincent tombent dans le coma quand une explosion a lieu durant leur mariage. Ken et Mark sont accusés d'avoir englouti l'argent illicite de la DOA et, en colère, Ken jure de se venger et de poursuivre le cerveau qui les a empêtrés là-dedans.
Cold War II, 1h50
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Chow Yun-fat, Charlie Yeung, Frankie Lam, Kenny Wong
Roles Oswald Kan
Rating65% 3.2980153.2980153.2980153.2980153.298015
La police de Hong Kong assiste aux obsèques des deux surintendants tués lors du film précédent. Peu de temps après, le commissaire Sean Lau (Aaron Kwok) reçoit un appel de l'un des responsables du vol du fourgon de police qui lui dit que sa femme a été enlevée et qu'elle sera échangée contre Joe Lee (Eddie Peng). Lau outrepasse la procédure habituelle pour transférer Joe hors de prison et le ravisseur lui ordonne de l'amener à une station de métro. Sur place, Joe réussit à s’échapper grâce à ses complices, dont l’un déclenche une bombe. Les criminels libèrent dans le même temps la femme de Lau dans la station.
Office
Office (2015)
, 1h57
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan, Tang Wei, Stephanie Che, Cheung Siu-fai
Roles Ho Chung-ping
Rating60% 3.049953.049953.049953.049953.04995
Billion-dollar company Jones & Sunn is going public. Chairman Ho Chung-ping (Chow Yun-fat) has promised CEO Winnie Cheung (Sylvia Chang), who has been his mistress for more than twenty years, to become a major shareholder of the company. As the IPO team enters the company to audit its accounts, a series of inside stories start to be revealed.
Office
Office (2015)
, 1h59
Directed by Johnnie To
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Sylvia Chang, Eason Chan, Tang Wei, Stephanie Che, Cheung Siu-fai
Roles Ho Chung-ping
Rating60% 3.049953.049953.049953.049953.04995
Hong-Kong, 2008. Le jeune idéaliste Lee Xiang et la surdouée Kat Ho font leurs débuts chez Jones & Sunn, une multinationale sur le point d’entrer en bourse. Alors que la banque Lehman Brothers fait faillite aux États-Unis, la tension commence à se faire sentir au sein de l’entreprise. Lee Xiang et Kat Ho vont petit à petit découvrir le monde extravagant et outrancier de la finance…
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 Ken
Rating46% 2.318492.318492.318492.318492.31849
Ken (Chow Yun-fat), surnommé « Main magique », vit maintenant une vie luxueuse loin du stress du monde du jeu et des inévitables implications avec les criminels qu’il entraîne. Son protégé, Vincent (Shawn Yue), travaille pour Interpol dans le but de faire tomber l'organisation criminelle DOA, et sa demande d’aide à son maître est systématique repoussée par Ken. Ce n’est que lorsque ce-dernier est impliqué dans une fusillade qui le met en danger, lui et ses amis, qu’il accepte à contrecœur d’aider Interpol et que lui et Vincent commencent à remonter la trace d'un ex-comptable de DOA, Mark (Nick Cheung). Seulement , celui-ci a détourné 15 milliards $ de ses anciens employeurs, s'attirant contre lui toute la puissance du monde criminel.
The Monkey King, 1h59
Directed by Soi Cheang
Origin Chine
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films based on mythology, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Donnie Yen, Chow Yun-fat, Aaron Kwok, Joe Chen, Kelly Chen, Gigi Leung
Roles Jade Emperor
Rating49% 2.4517852.4517852.4517852.4517852.451785
The film is based on selected chapters of Wu Cheng'en's classical novel Journey to the West and will tell the story of how the Monkey King rebels against the Jade Emperor of Heaven.
From Vegas to Macau, 1h33
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Nicholas Tse, Chapman To, Hui Shiu-hung, Annie Wu Chen Chun, Philip Wan-Lung Ng
Roles Ken
Rating49% 2.4580852.4580852.4580852.4580852.458085
Benz, his son "Cool" and nephew Ngau-Ngau are part of a team of vigilantes who rob gangsters at night and distribute the loot to the needy. However, his wife is suffering from cancer and knows nothing of their activities. Unbeknownst to all of them, Benz's stepson Lionel, a police officer, is on a deep undercover assignment as an employee of a multinational company called DOA. It is later revealed that DOA is merely the corporate front of a large criminal syndicate and is run by the ruthless Mr. Ko. Lionel, who had a camera surgically implanted onto a contact lens which he wore so the police could track the syndicate's activities and eventually nab them.
The Assassins, 1h47
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Liu Yifei, Hiroshi Tamaki, Annie Yi, Roy Cheung
Roles Chancellor Cao Cao
Rating55% 2.7552.7552.7552.7552.755
The film is set in China in the late 210s – the years preceding the end of the Han dynasty. In the earlier two decades, Cao Cao had defeated Lü Bu and other rival warlords to gain supremacy in northern and central China. In 216, Cao Cao is granted the title of a vassal king, "King of Wei", by Emperor Xian, the figurehead Han ruler controlled by him. He constructs the Bronze Sparrow Platform as a showcase of his power.
The Last Tycoon, 1h47
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Sammo Hung, Huang Xiaoming, Francis Ng, Yuan Quan, Yuan Li
Roles Cheng Daqi
Rating65% 3.2977153.2977153.2977153.2977153.297715
The story begins in the 1910s in early Republican China. Cheng Daqi, a young fruit vendor from Chuansha, is arrested and imprisoned after being framed for murder. He is saved by Mao Zai, an agent working for the Nationalist Government's secret police, after which he travels to Shanghai in search of a new life. In Shanghai, he meets Hong Shouting, a mob boss, and becomes one of Hong's apprentices. He also falls in love with Bao, a singer whom he eventually marries, even though his true love is actually Ye Zhiqiu, an opera actress from his hometown. At one point, Hong unknowingly offends the son of a general and is captured by the general's men. Cheng negotiates with the general and succeeds in striking up in a deal with him to release Hong and invest in their banking business. Hong feels so grateful to Cheng that he becomes sworn brothers with him later.
Beginning of the Great Revival, 1h58
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Actors Liu Ye, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Chen Kun, John Woo, Daniel Wu, Zhou Jie
Roles Yuan Shikai
Rating29% 1.4571051.4571051.4571051.4571051.457105
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.
Let the Bullets Fly, 2h12
Directed by Jiang Wen
Origin Chine
Genres Comedy, Documentary, Action, Historical
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Jiang Wen, Carina Lau, Liao Fan, Feng Xiaogang, Chen Kun
Roles Si-lang Huang
Rating73% 3.6970853.6970853.6970853.6970853.697085
Set in China during the warring 1920s,"Pocky Mark" Zhang Mazi (张麻子; Jiang Wen) leads a group of bandits (each of whom is numbered rather than named). The gang ambush a government train carrying Ma Bangde (马邦德; Ge You), who is on his way to Goose Town (鹅城 E-cheng) to assume the position of governor. Ma's train is derailed, killing both his bodyguards and his counselor, Tang (汤师爷 Tang-shiye; Feng Xiaogang). Ma has no money, having spent it all to buy his position; to avoid being killed by Zhang's bandits he lies to them, claiming that he is actually Counselor Tang and that his wife (Carina Lau) was the dead governor's wife. He tells the bandits that, if they spare him and his wife, he will help Zhang to impersonate Ma and pilfer Goose Town's finances.
Shanghai
Shanghai (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Morse, Ken Watanabe
Roles Anthony Lan-Ting
Rating63% 3.198833.198833.198833.198833.19883
In December 1941, just before the USA's entry into World War II, an American agent from the Naval Intelligence Office (Cusack) arrives in Shanghai to find his friend Conner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was recently murdered. Determined to find out who killed Conner and why, he begins working at the Herald using the alias Paul Soames, a Nazi-sympathizer cover he used while stationed in Berlin. He meets Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow Yun-Fat) an influential crime lord and Captain Tanaka (Ken Watanabe) at the German embassy in Shanghai, during an invitation only event. He later befriends Anthony when he saves him during an attack on Japanese officers by the Chinese Resistance at a night club.