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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 (45 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
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Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(14 films)
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Derek Yee
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Terence Yin
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Filmography of Daniel Wu (63 films)

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Actor

No. 7 Cherry Lane, 2h5
Directed by Yonfan
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Animation, Romance
Actors Sylvia Chang, Teresa Cheung, Jiang Wenli, Daniel Wu, Stephen Fung, Tian Zhuangzhuang
Roles Baron Louis (voice)
Rating51% 2.592342.592342.592342.592342.59234
Dans le Hong Kong politiquement compliqué des années 60, l'histoire d'un étudiant en littérature plongé dans un triangle amoureux entre la femme à qui il donne des cours particuliers et sa mère.
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, Emily Carey, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas
Roles Lu Ren
Rating62% 3.1499953.1499953.1499953.1499953.149995
Sept ans après la disparition de son célèbre père, Lara Croft, 21 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% 2.659342.659342.659342.659342.65934
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.
Sky on Fire, 1h39
Directed by Ringo Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Daniel Wu, Zhang Jingchu, Amber Kuo (郭采潔), Cheung Siu-fai, Jim Chim, Joman Chiang
Roles Chong Tin-Po
Rating47% 2.369232.369232.369232.369232.36923
Sky One, un gratte-ciel ultra moderne qui domine la ville de Hong Kong, abrite en son sein un laboratoire spécialisé dans le traitement des cancers. Quand un camion rempli d’échantillons de cellules souches à destination de Sky One est détourné, c’est au chef de la sécurité du building, Tinbo, qu’il appartient de le retrouver. Ce dernier ne tarde pas à découvrir que les voleurs sont personnellement liés au directeur de l’établissement high tech.
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% 3.395053.395053.395053.395053.39505
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% 3.293033.293033.293033.293033.29303
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.
Overheard 3, 2h11
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Alex Fong, Daniel Wu, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Gordon Lam
Roles Joe
Rating60% 3.0037853.0037853.0037853.0037853.003785
Il y a cinq ans, Lau (Louis Koo) a été condamné pour le meurtre d'un important propriétaire foncier lors d'un accident de voiture. À cette époque, il travaillait comme chauffeur pour To (Kenneth Tsang), un magnat de la campagne.
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% 2.759472.759472.759472.759472.75947
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% 2.9974552.9974552.9974552.9974552.997455
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 I. Wydra, Daniel Wu
Roles William Xu
Rating63% 3.1987353.1987353.1987353.1987353.198735
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% 3.1825053.1825053.1825053.1825053.182505
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
Rating61% 3.050063.050063.050063.050063.05006
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
Rating54% 2.7001352.7001352.7001352.7001352.700135
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
Rating57% 2.854862.854862.854862.854862.85486
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.
Inseparable
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Kevin Spacey, Daniel Wu, Peter Stormare, Kenneth Tsang Wing Kong, Zhang Mo
Roles Li
Rating54% 2.706672.706672.706672.706672.70667
Un jeune homme troublé, Li fait face à la pression au travail et les problèmes à la maison avec sa femme de mauvaise humeur. Chuck, sauve Li du bord du désespoir et devient un mentor improbable. Mais qui est Chuck vraiment?