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Jay Chou is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Sound Taiwanais born on 18 january 1979 at Taipei (Taiwan)

Jay Chou

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Birth name 拼音Zhou Jielun
Nationality Taiwan
Birth 18 january 1979 (41 years) at Taipei (Taiwan)

Jay Chou, né Zhou Jielun (chinois simplifié : 周杰伦 ; chinois traditionnel : 周杰倫 ; pinyin : Zhōu Jiélún) à Taipei dans la Province de Taïwan en République de Chine le 18 janvier 1979, est un chanteur, musicien et acteur taïwanais. Il est connu pour allier des sonorités traditionnelles avec de la musique occidentale et très populaire en Asie — surtout à Taïwan, à Hong Kong, en Chine, au Vietnam, au Japon, en Corée du Sud, en Malaisie et à Singapour.

Sa notoriété s'étend à travers les mers puisqu'il trouve également une audience auprès de la population asiatique en Amérique du nord ou en Europe.

Il est marié à Hannah Quinlivan qui est une actrice, présentatrice de télévision et mannequin, de 14 ans sa cadette, depuis le 16 janvier 2015.
En mars 2015, Jay annonce sur sa page Facebook qu'Hannah est enceinte de leur premier enfant, une fille, qu'ils nomment Hathaway. En février 2017, ils annoncent attendre leur deuxième enfant, cette fois-ci un garçon.

Biography

Jeunesse
Né le 18 janvier 1979 à Taipei (République de Chine), Zhou Jielun commença à apprendre le piano à l'âge de quatre ans, démontrant tout de suite un talent hors pair.


Carrière
Musique
Un producteur remarqua son talent pour l'écriture et la musique dans un concours de piano. Il fut alors engagé afin de composer de la musique pour d'autres artistes (Vivian Hsu, Jody Chiang…), et ainsi de nombreux tubes en Asie furent écrits par lui, sans que le grand public en ait conscience.

En 2000, sa maison de disques lui donna sa chance et son premier album 周杰倫同名專輯 (Jay) fut immédiatement un hit en Asie. Il sortit par la suite 范特西 (Fantasy), album qui lui vaudra de gagner encore un peu plus de popularité.
Son troisième album, 八度空間 (8th Dimensions), fut son plus gros succès, autant commercial que dans l'accueil de la critique.
Néanmoins l'album 葉惠美 (Ye Hui Mei) est souvent considéré comme son plus beau, les chansons présentes telles que Qing Tian (Cloudless Day), Ai Qing Xuan Ya (Love's Cliff) ou Ni Ting De Dao (You Can Hear), sont en effet des ballades ayant gagné les plus hautes places des charts asiatiques. À l'instar d'autres titres comme Yi Fu Zhi Ming (In The Name Of The Father) ou Wo De Di Pan (My Territory) qui eux sont plus à sonorité moderne.

Jay espère percer dans l'industrie musicale nord-américaine, malgré un anglais limité. Il affirme que la musique est un langage universel et que la langue n'est pas importante.


Cinéma
Il est l'acteur principal du film Initial D (頭文字D - Tau man ji D) (2005), et l'un des héros du film au plus gros budget chinois, La Cité interdite (滿城盡帶黃金甲).
En 2010, Jay Chou joue le rôle de Kato dans le film The Green Hornet. Il reprend le rôle tenu par Bruce Lee dans la série de 1966.

Best films

The Green Hornet (2011)
(Actor)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
(Actor)

Usually with

Will Liu
Will Liu
(5 films)
Eric Tsang
Eric Tsang
(3 films)
William Kong
William Kong
(3 films)
Anthony Wong
Anthony Wong
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jay Chou (11 films)

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Actor

Now You See Me 2, 2h9
Directed by Jon Chu
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine
Roles Li
Rating65% 3.254783.254783.254783.254783.25478
Three years after the events of the first film, Arthur Tressler's son, Walter (Daniel Radcliffe), seeks to bring "The Four Horsemen" to justice, after his father's imprisonment.
The Rooftop, 2h
Directed by Jay Chou
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Musical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Kung fu films
Actors Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Xu Fan (徐帆), Li, Xin’Ai, Wang Xueqi
Roles Wax
Rating59% 2.954352.954352.954352.954352.95435
The story occurs in a fantasy world called Galilee City, that consists of two contrasting communities. One group lives on the Rooftop, where they dance and sing their days away with no worries. While those on the ground are affluent and possess more power.
The Viral Factor, 2h
Directed by Dante Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse, Lin Peng, Michelle Bai, Andy On, Carl Ng
Roles Wan Fei / Jon
Rating59% 2.950572.950572.950572.950572.95057
IDC (International Defense Commission) agent Sean Wong (Andy On) and his team members are in Jordan on a dangerous mission to escort a scientist named Kenner Osama Muhammad, who has stolen a copy of the smallpox virus, to Norway. On the way out of the country, the convoy were ambushed by a group of assailants. It was later revealed that Sean has betrayed the team for his own agenda and shot his colleagues Jon Man (Jay Chou) and his girlfriend Ice (Michelle Bai). Sean then escapes with Kenner and the virus. The failed mission left Ice dead while Jon has a bullet lodged in his brain with no safe way to remove it and only two weeks to live. Three months later, the crew of a freight ship on Malaysian water was found to have been infected and killed by the smallpox virus. Elsewhere, Sean contacts an arms dealer called Tyler (Jared Robinson), who suggests to mutate the virus into a biological weapon, develop a vaccine and sell it to a corrupt pharmaceutical company. In Beijing, Jon returns home to spend his remaining days with his mother (Elaine Jin), who tells him that he has a long lost brother, Man Yeung (Nicholas Tse) whom she left behind with his father, Man Tin (Liu Kai Chi).
The Green Hornet, 1h59
Directed by Michel Gondry
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour
Roles Kato
Rating57% 2.897942.897942.897942.897942.89794
Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the irresponsible, 28-year-old slacker son of widower James Reid (Tom Wilkinson), publisher of the Daily Sentinel, a Los Angeles newspaper. Britt's attitude changes when James is found dead from an allergic reaction to a bee sting. After the funeral, Britt fires the staff aside from his maid, but later re-hires Kato (Jay Chou), James's mechanic and a skilled martial artist.
True Legend, 1h55
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Michelle Yeoh, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Jay Chou, Chiu Man-cheuk, David Carradine, Andy On
Roles God of Wushu / Drunken God
Rating63% 3.199813.199813.199813.199813.19981
Su Can is a general who leads a military force to save a prince from a large fortress of enemies in the mountains. In return, the prince promises that the Emperor will make him governor of Hu Bei. Su's step brother Yuan is envious of Su, but Su loves him and asks the prince to make Yuan governor instead. Su wants to leave the military and lead a life pursuing the perfection of Wu Shu, eventually in the hopes of starting his school and teaching his skills. Su gives his great prestigious sword to a comrade Ma, then tells Yuan of his plans. Yuan expresses that he is always in Su's shadow but accepts the governorship. Early next morning, Su leaves on a horse.
The Treasure Hunter, 1h45
Origin Taiwan
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jay Chou, Lin Chi-ling, Eric Tsang, Will Liu
Roles Qiao Fei
Rating38% 1.91711.91711.91711.91711.9171
In the northwest desert where countless prosperous dynasties have flourished and fallen, there is a rumor that buried amongst the sand exists a tomb containing countless riches. A group of mysterious guardians have been guarding the map to the location of the treasure until a fierce rivalry erupts. A notorious international crime group, The Company, manage to hunt down the map keeper but not before he manages to pass the map to a young chivalrous man, Qiao Fei (Jay Chou).
Kung Fu Dunk, 1h38
Origin Taiwan
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Basketball films, Kung fu films
Actors Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Charlene Choi, Chen Bo-Lin, Wang Gang, Will Liu
Roles Fang Shijie
Rating49% 2.4551252.4551252.4551252.4551252.455125
The film revolves around an orphaned boy called Fang Shi-jie (Jay Chou), who grew up in a kung fu school and becomes a talented basketball player. Every morning, he is used as a punchbag in a demonstration by the principal of the school. When he uses shaolin iron vest (iron shirt) technique, as to not feel the principal's punches, the principal makes him stay on the streets for one night without dinner. He demonstrates his incredible accuracy to a down-and-out hustler, Wang Li by throwing cans into a bin almost ten metres away. Wang tells him, that if he can throw a coin into his mouth from twenty metres away, he would treat him to dinner. They go to a five-star French restaurant, where Wang Li's daughter works, and eat leftovers. Li convinces Shi-jie to help them make some money for themselves. After eating, they go to a Casino owned by one of Wang Li's old friend's son, Brother Hu. There, Shi-jie wins hundreds of dollars playing darts. The resulting fight causes thousands of dollars' worth of damage. The next morning, before school starts, Bi Tianhao, the principal of Fireball University puts the principal of the kung fu school onto his paylist. Then, after a massive beating by Bi Tianhao's thugs, Shi-jie is expelled. The next night, Shi-jie is once again sitting on the park bench where he met Wang Li, who is still there. On the pretext of helping him search for his family, Wang Li invites him to play basketball at 'First University' as the new star of its basketball team. Meanwhile, Wang Li capitalises on media interest in Shi-jie to make money via interviews and news articles.
Secret
Secret (2007)
, 1h41
Directed by Jay Chou
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romantic comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Time travel films, Musical films
Actors Kwai Lun-mei, Jay Chou, Anthony Wong
Roles Ye Xiang Lun
Rating74% 3.7499753.7499753.7499753.7499753.749975
Ye Xianglun est un étudiant en musique avec une spécialisation piano. Il vient d’être transféré d’une école secondaire dans une école célèbre, réputée pour ses élèves doués en musique et particulièrement au piano. Le premier jour dans l'école, comme il erre à travers le bâtiment réservé aux cours de piano, il entend une mélodie mystérieuse jouée dans une des salles. En suivant le son, il trouve Lu Xiaoyu, une autre remarquable joueuse de piano. Quand il lui pose des questions sur la chanson qu’elle jouait, elle lui dit que c’est un secret qui ne peut être dit. Les deux musiciens développent une relation qui est assombrie de mystère. Lorsque Xianglun apprend à Xiaoyu que le bâtiment des cours de piano va être démoli le jour de la remise des diplômes, elle lui enseigne la musique secrète, mais lui demande en échange de ne pas la jouer sur le piano le plus ancien du bâtiment.
Curse of the Golden Flower, 1h54
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Aaron Shang, Liu Ye, Chen Jin
Roles Prince Zhai
Rating69% 3.49843.49843.49843.49843.4984
Golden flowers fill the imperial palace on the eve of Zhong Yang. The Emperor (Chow Yun-fat) returns from his campaign with his second son, Prince Jai (Jay Chou), in order to celebrate with his family.
Initial D
Initial D (2005)
, 1h50
Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Anne Suzuki, Chapman To
Roles Takumi Fujiwara
Rating64% 3.200243.200243.200243.200243.20024
Taking place in the Gunma prefecture in Japan, the film concerns a young tofu-delivery driver named Takumi Fujiwara, trained from a young age and way before he could drive to deliver tofu to the peak of Mt. Akina (Mt. Haruna in real-life). He had been trained to an incredible level of skill in taking on the five hairpin corners plus using the gutter techniques of Mt. Akina. The film chronicles his evolution from an uninterested delivery boy into a hardened tōge racer, also showing how he learns techniques of racing without affecting his delivery load.
Hidden Track, 1h40
Origin Hong kong
Actors Shawn Yue Man Lok, Daniel Wu, Eason Chan, Jay Chou
Roles Himself (as Chou Chieh Lun)
Rating46% 2.3116052.3116052.3116052.3116052.311605
Pu Pu is dumped by her boyfriend whom she loves. Before she moves out, she asks to listen to "their song" just one more time, that is the hidden track by Jay Chou. Then she leaves him and goes to her sister's place in Hong Kong. All the while she is there, she searches for the same song, the "hidden track", and from this it leads her onto a journey of discovering love and a new beginning. Despite the whole movie revolving around Jay Chou's song, Jay Chou plays only a cameo part.

Director

The Rooftop, 2h
Directed by Jay Chou
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Musical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Kung fu films
Actors Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Xu Fan (徐帆), Li, Xin’Ai, Wang Xueqi
Rating59% 2.954352.954352.954352.954352.95435
The story occurs in a fantasy world called Galilee City, that consists of two contrasting communities. One group lives on the Rooftop, where they dance and sing their days away with no worries. While those on the ground are affluent and possess more power.
Secret
Secret (2007)
, 1h41
Directed by Jay Chou
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romantic comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Time travel films, Musical films
Actors Kwai Lun-mei, Jay Chou, Anthony Wong
Rating74% 3.7499753.7499753.7499753.7499753.749975
Ye Xianglun est un étudiant en musique avec une spécialisation piano. Il vient d’être transféré d’une école secondaire dans une école célèbre, réputée pour ses élèves doués en musique et particulièrement au piano. Le premier jour dans l'école, comme il erre à travers le bâtiment réservé aux cours de piano, il entend une mélodie mystérieuse jouée dans une des salles. En suivant le son, il trouve Lu Xiaoyu, une autre remarquable joueuse de piano. Quand il lui pose des questions sur la chanson qu’elle jouait, elle lui dit que c’est un secret qui ne peut être dit. Les deux musiciens développent une relation qui est assombrie de mystère. Lorsque Xianglun apprend à Xiaoyu que le bâtiment des cours de piano va être démoli le jour de la remise des diplômes, elle lui enseigne la musique secrète, mais lui demande en échange de ne pas la jouer sur le piano le plus ancien du bâtiment.

Scriptwriter

The Rooftop, 2h
Directed by Jay Chou
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Musical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Musical films, Kung fu films
Actors Jay Chou, Eric Tsang, Xu Fan (徐帆), Li, Xin’Ai, Wang Xueqi
Roles Writer
Rating59% 2.954352.954352.954352.954352.95435
The story occurs in a fantasy world called Galilee City, that consists of two contrasting communities. One group lives on the Rooftop, where they dance and sing their days away with no worries. While those on the ground are affluent and possess more power.
Secret
Secret (2007)
, 1h41
Directed by Jay Chou
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romantic comedy, Documentary, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Time travel films, Musical films
Actors Kwai Lun-mei, Jay Chou, Anthony Wong
Rating74% 3.7499753.7499753.7499753.7499753.749975
Ye Xianglun est un étudiant en musique avec une spécialisation piano. Il vient d’être transféré d’une école secondaire dans une école célèbre, réputée pour ses élèves doués en musique et particulièrement au piano. Le premier jour dans l'école, comme il erre à travers le bâtiment réservé aux cours de piano, il entend une mélodie mystérieuse jouée dans une des salles. En suivant le son, il trouve Lu Xiaoyu, une autre remarquable joueuse de piano. Quand il lui pose des questions sur la chanson qu’elle jouait, elle lui dit que c’est un secret qui ne peut être dit. Les deux musiciens développent une relation qui est assombrie de mystère. Lorsque Xianglun apprend à Xiaoyu que le bâtiment des cours de piano va être démoli le jour de la remise des diplômes, elle lui enseigne la musique secrète, mais lui demande en échange de ne pas la jouer sur le piano le plus ancien du bâtiment.