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Daniel Wu is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer American born on 30 september 1974

Daniel Wu

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Birth name 吴彦祖 (Wú Yànzǔ)
Nationality USA
Birth 30 september 1974 (44 years)

Daniel Wu (chinois : 吴彦祖, Wú Yànzǔ) est un acteur et réalisateur américano-chinois né le 30 septembre 1974 à San Francisco (Californie). Il est devenu célèbre tout d'abord en Chine continentale, puis à Hong Kong. Proche de Jackie Chan, il est notamment l'initiateur du réseau social alivenotdead.com.

Les films notables dans lesquels il a joué sont New Police Story, The Banquet, Protégé ou encore Shinjuku Incident. Ainsi, depuis ses débuts en 1998, Daniel a joué dans plus de 60 films. Pour cela, il est surnommé « le jeune Donnie Yen ».

Il est actuellement le héros de la série d'arts martiaux Into the Badlands, aux côtés du jeune acteur Aramis Knight.

Biography

Wu est né à Berkeley, en Californie, et a grandi à Orinda. Ses parents, Diana, professeure au collège, et George Wu, ingénieur, viennent de Shanghai et sont nés en Chine. Son père a immigré aux États-Unis après la révolution communiste chinoise en 1949, et sa mère est parti vivre à New York pour ses études. Après leur mariage, la famille ne bougera plus de Californie. L'acteur a deux sœurs, Greta et Gloria.

Dès son plus jeune âge, Daniel s'intéresse aux arts martiaux après avoir vu Jet Li dans le film The Shaolin Temple, et Donnie Yen dans Iron Monkey. Son modèle enfant était Jackie Chan, qui considère Daniel comme son fils. Il a effectué sa scolarité à l'école Head-Royce à Oakland, et a poursuivi sur un master en architecture avec Tony Salas à l'Université de l'Oregon. La-bàs, il fonda le Wushu Club en 1994 et se porta volontaire pour être le premier coach de la team.
Malgré son admiration envers Luc Besson et ses performances au théâtre, Daniel Wu n'a tout d'abord pas l'ambition de devenir acteur. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme, sa sœur l’entraîna dans le milieu de la mode, et celui-ci commença à débuter une carrière de mannequin. Quatre mois plus tard, il est repéré par le réalisateur Yonfan, qui lui propose un rôle dans un film, après l'avoir vu sur une affiche dans un Métro de Hong Kong.

Best films

Tomb Raider (2018)
(Actor)

Usually with

Stephen Fung
Stephen Fung
(13 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(14 films)
Derek Yee
Derek Yee
(10 films)
Terence Yin
Terence Yin
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Daniel Wu (61 films)

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Actor

Tomb Raider, 1h58
Directed by Roar Uthaug
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi
Roles Lu Ren
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Sept ans après la disparition de son célèbre père, Lara Croft, vingt-et-un ans, refuse de prendre la direction de l'entreprise familiale et gagne sa vie en tant que coursière à vélo à Londres.
Geostorm
Geostorm (2017)
, 1h49
Directed by Dean Devlin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Katheryn Winnick, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina
Roles Cheng Long
Rating53% 2.657152.657152.657152.657152.65715
As a man heads into space to prevent climate-controlling satellites from creating a storm of epic proportions, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the president.
Warcraft
Warcraft (2016)
, 2h3
Directed by Duncan Jones
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about video games, Films based on video games
Actors Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Dominic Cooper, Clancy Brown, Toby Kebbell
Roles Gul'dan
Rating67% 3.395423.395423.395423.395423.39542
The film portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis upon both the Alliance's and Horde's sides of their conflict. Featuring characters such as Durotan and Lothar, the film will take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series.
Go Away Mr. Tumor, 2h8
Origin Chine
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Bai Baihe, Daniel Wu, Zhang Zixuan
Roles Doctor Liang
Rating65% 3.292723.292723.292723.292723.29272
Xiong Dun est une jeune femme intrépide et optimiste de 29 ans avec une grande imagination et optimiste. Cependant, elle va apprendre qu'elle souffre d'une tumeur.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2, 1h53
Directed by Johnnie To
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Louis Koo, Miriam Yeung (杨千嬅), Gao Yuanyuan, Daniel Wu, Lam Suet, Lo Hoi-pang
Roles Fang Qi Hong
Rating55% 2.760122.760122.760122.760122.76012
L’histoire reprend là où elle était restée dans le film précédent. Les cloches du mariage semblent sonner pour Cheng Zixin (Yuanyuan) & Fang Qihong (Daniel Wu). Pourtant, leur romance prend un tournant lorsque Chen Zixin retombe sur Zhang Shenran (Louis Koo), qui semble encore avoir un faible pour elle, malgré le fait qu’il sorte avec Yang Yang Yang (Miriam Yeung), la patronne de Chen Zixin…
That Demon Within, 1h51
Directed by Dante Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung, Andy On, Liu Kai-chi, Dominic Lam, Stephen Au
Roles Dave Wong
Rating59% 2.9975952.9975952.9975952.9975952.997595
Reclusive cop Dave (Daniel Wu) unwittingly saves the life of criminal gang leader Hon Kong (Nick Cheung) by donating his blood, thus symbolizing that despite diametrically opposed outer appearances they are essentially made of the same stuff. The gang members hide their faces behind traditional demon masks when committing their violent crimes. During psychotic episodes Dave experiences his own demons within as he sets out to play off the gang members against each other, resulting in everyone's annihilation. It is then revealed that Dave was brought up by a high expressed emotion father in a socio-economically disadvantaged living environment. He witnessed his father's death inadvertently caused by the responsible policeman who resembled Hon Kong. As a young, innocent soul who had lost the father, he impulsively went on to take revenge, resulting in excessive guilt that predisposed the onset of psychosis later in his life. The event whereby he rescued Hon Kong reminded him of his suppressed memories as a child who had done wrong but trying the hardest to make reparation. Before his inevitable death, there was an opportunity for him to resolve his subconscious intrapersonal conflicts which was to have the courage to fix a mistake done.
Europa Report, 1h30
Directed by Sebastián Cordero
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Anamaria Marinca, Karolina Wydra, Daniel Wu
Roles William Xu
Rating63% 3.1988453.1988453.1988453.1988453.198845
Dr. Unger (Embeth Davidtz), CEO of Europa Ventures, narrates the story of the Europa One mission. Six astronauts embark on a privately funded mission to Europa, a moon of Jupiter, to find potential sources of life. The crew members are Captain William Xu (Daniel Wu), pilot Rosa Dasque (Anamaria Marinca), chief science officer Daniel Luxembourg (Christian Camargo), marine biology science officer Katya Petrovna (Karolina Wydra), junior engineer James Corrigan (Sharlto Copley), and chief engineer Andrei Blok (Michael Nyqvist).
Control
Control (2013)
, 1h30
Genres Thriller
Actors Daniel Wu, Yao Chen, Simon Yam, Leon Dai, Kara Hui, Shao Bing
Roles Mark
Rating63% 3.1851153.1851153.1851153.1851153.185115
Contrôlé en permanence jusque dans ses moindres gestes, Mark, n'est plus maître de son existence. Il se retrouve impliqué, bien malgré lui, dans divers méfaits, dont un vol de banque. Entraîné de force dans une spirale dont il ne peut plus se défaire et conscient que sa vie s'effondre, Mark n'a plus qu'une seule idée en tête : reprendre le contrôle de sa vie. Pour cela, il lui faut à tout prix démasquer le responsable.
Chinese Zodiac, 2h
Directed by Jackie Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jackie Chan, Kwon Sang-woo, Oliver Platt, Helen Yao, Chen Bo-Lin, Liao Fan
Roles Hospital doctor
Rating60% 3.049123.049123.049123.049123.04912
The movie begins by Jackie Chan telling the story of the Old Summer Palace and its looting and destruction by British and French soldiers in the Second Opium War. Among the treasures stolen are twelve bronze heads of the animals of the Chinese zodiac.
The Man with the Iron Fists, 1h36
Directed by RZA
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Kung fu, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, Byron Mann, Rick Yune
Roles Poison Dagger
Rating53% 2.6996352.6996352.6996352.6996352.699635
In nineteenth century China, Jungle Village is home to several warring clans. The village blacksmith creates deadly weapons for the clans, intending to use his payments to purchase the freedom of his lover Lady Silk, and leave the village. The region's governor tasks the Lion Clan's leader Gold Lion with protecting a large shipment of gold that must pass through the village. Gold is betrayed by his lieutenants Silver Lion and Bronze Lion, who plan to steal the gold. They use the chaos ensuing from a fight with the Hyena Clan to allow their co-conspirator Poison Dagger—the governor's aide—to assassinate Gold, after which Silver becomes the Lions' leader. Gold's son Zen-Yi learns of his father's murder and sets off to the village to seek revenge.
The Last Supper, 1h50
Directed by Lu Chuan
Origin Chine
Genres Action, Historical
Actors Liu Ye, Chang Chen, Daniel Wu
Roles Xiang Yu
Rating59% 2.952422.952422.952422.952422.95242
The story is told in flashbacks from the point of view of a 61-year-old Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the Han dynasty. Liu Bang has been experiencing nightmares and living in fear and apprehension as he constantly suspects that someone is trying to kill him. In his whole life, he has been afraid of only two persons: Xiang Yu, who fought with him for supremacy over China after the fall of the Qin dynasty; Han Xin, a man who previously served Xiang Yu, but later became a general under him, and helped him defeat Xiang Yu. Liu Bang then reflects on key events in his life, such as the Feast at Hong Gate and the Battle of Gaixia.
Tai Chi Zero, 1h39
Directed by Sammo Hung, Stephen Fung
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Steampunk films
Actors Angelababy, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jayden Yuan, Shu Qi, Daniel Wu, Stanley Fung
Roles Mad Monk
Rating60% 3.04973.04973.04973.04973.0497
Chine, 19ème siècle, une guerre sans fin ravage le royaume. Sur le champs de bataille, un guerrier d’exception fait preuve d’une force sans limite. Mais ce don surhumain finira aussi par le tuer. Pour survivre, il devra se rendre là où tout a commencé et percer le secret d’une pratique ancestrale…
Tai Chi Hero, 1h42
Directed by Sammo Hung, Stephen Fung
Genres Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Steampunk films
Actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jayden Yuan, Angelababy, Daniel Wu, Yuen Biao, Stephen Fung
Roles Mad Monk
Rating62% 3.1001053.1001053.1001053.1001053.100105
The continuing adventure of Yang Lu Chan as he bumbles his way through learning Chen-style kung fu.
Don't Go Breaking My Heart, 1h55
Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Gao Yuanyuan, Lam Suet, Terence Yin, Selena Li
Roles Fang Qihong
Rating63% 3.1998353.1998353.1998353.1998353.199835
Chi-yan (Gao Yuanyuan) is an analyst who just broke up with her boyfriend (Terence Yin) as he was having a baby with another woman (Selena Li). Sean (Louis Koo), a CEO of a broker firm, knew Chi-yan as her office is just opposite of his. He liked Chi-yan all the while, but knew that she was in a relationship and did not want to interfere, and started to take action as he saw what happened in the bus between Chi-yan, her ex, and his current wife. However, Kevin (Daniel Wu), an architect, who dressed shabbily, and an alcoholic, helped Chi-yan out when she was heartbroken by her ex. With Chi Yan's support and, Kevin decided to pick up designing again, and dated her to meet up again a week later. Chi-yan totally forgot about it as she was starting out with Sean, but it did not work out as Sean had a one-night stand with Angelina which started with a misunderstanding and ended his relationship with Chi-yan. Sean later shifted his office as the economy crisis caused him to lose a big sum of money and went over to US. Three years later, Sean comes back into her life as her boss. He tries to win her heart again, but she is put off, because he would be easily seduced by women. Chi-yan becomes disappointed him and right around this time, Kevin also comes back into her life. Subsequent their last meeting, he successfully started an architecture firm and moves to where Sean's old office was located. Both guys court her and she must choose between the aggressive "flower-hearted" Sean or the sincere Kevin.