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Jet Li is a Actor, Director and Producer Chinois born on 26 april 1963 at Beijing (Chine)

Jet Li

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Birth name Li Lianjie
Nationality Chine
Birth 26 april 1963 (57 years) at Beijing (Chine)

Li Lianjie ([lì ljæ̌ntɕjě]; born 26 April 1963), better known by his English stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalised Singaporean citizen.

After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung.

Li's first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, including Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed. He co-starred in The One (2001), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone, and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser.

Biography

Li is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. His master is Lho Kunsang.

In 1987, Li married Beijing Wushu Team member and Kids from Shaolin co-star Huang Qiuyan, with whom he has two daughters, Si and Taimi. They divorced in 1990. Since 1999, he has been married to Nina Li Chi (born Li Zhi), a Shanghai-born, Hong Kong-based actress. He has two daughters with her also, Jane (born 2000) and Jada (born 2003).

Li was in the Maldives when a tsunami hit during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Although it was widely reported at the time that he had died during the disaster, he only suffered a minor foot injury, caused by a piece of floating furniture, while he was guiding his 4-year-old daughter Jane and the nanny holding his 1-year-old daughter Jada to safety. The four of them were by the pool and slightly above the beach when the wave came ashore.

In 2009, Li, who previously had US citizenship after years working in the United States, renounced his US citizenship. He was thought to have taken up Singaporean citizenship, although Singaporean authorities did not initially provide any confirmation of this. On 28 July 2009, the chairman of One Foundation (the Charity fund of Jet Li) announced that Jet Li had indeed become a Singaporean citizen. He was said to have chosen Singapore for its education system for his two daughters.

In 2009, Li launched his own fitness program that he named "Wuji". The programme consists of elements of martial arts, yoga and pilates; Adidas launched a special clothing line for it that bears the initials of "JL".

In 2013, Li revealed that he suffers from hyperthyroidism and has been dealing with the issue for the past three years. Since his heart rate can hit 130~140 at normal, Li takes medication to control his heart rate and has been advised not to do any sort of exercise.

In his free time he likes to play badminton, table tennis, ride his bicycle, read and meditate. He collects rare Tibetan beads. He says he is never bored in his free time.

Best films

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)
(Actor)
The Expendables 2 (2012)
(Actor)
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
(Actor)
The Expendables (2010)
(Actor)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
(Actor)
Hero (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

Corey Yuen
Corey Yuen
(8 films)
Wong Jing
Wong Jing
(6 films)
Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(8 films)
Yuen Woo-ping
Yuen Woo-ping
(5 films)
Collin Chou
Collin Chou
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jet Li (51 films)

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Actor

Mulan
Mulan (2020)

Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Liu Yifei, Gong Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jason Scott Lee, Ron Yuan
Roles The Emperor
Rating54% 2.7429952.7429952.7429952.7429952.742995
Lorsque l’Empereur de Chine publie un décret stipulant qu’un homme de chaque famille du pays doit intégrer l’armée impériale pour combattre des envahisseurs venus du nord, Hua Mulan, fille ainée d’un vénérable guerrier désormais atteint par la maladie, décide de prendre sa place au combat. Se faisant passer pour un soldat du nom de Hua Jun, elle se voit mise à l’épreuve à chaque étape du processus d’apprentissage, mobilisant chaque jour un peu plus sa force intérieure pour explorer son véritable potentiel… Commence alors pour Mulan un voyage épique qui transformera la jeune fille en une guerrière aux faits d’armes héroïques, honorée par tout un peuple reconnaissant et faisant la fierté de son père.
League of Gods
Origin Hong kong
Genres Fantasy, Action
Actors Jet Li, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Tony Leung Ka-fai, Louis Koo, Huang Xiaoming, Angelababy
Roles Jiang Ziya
Rating45% 2.2683052.2683052.2683052.2683052.268305
Sous le règne du roi Zhou (Tony Leung Ka-Fai), un fonctionnaire entre dans sa chambre, et est dévoré par les queues monstrueuses de Daji (Fan Bingbing), sa concubine. En dehors de leur ville, plusieurs guerriers dans un wagon métallique de discuter de leurs stratégies pour libérer les gens invisibles et leur chef, lorsque Jiang Ziya (Jet Li) semble leur. Il leur dit que, lorsque le roi Zhou était plus jeune, il se laissa devenir possédé par le Dragon Noir pour sa quête du pouvoir.
League of Gods, 1h49
Origin Hong kong
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Actors Jet Li, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Louis Koo, Wen Zhang, Angelababy, Huang Xiaoming
Roles Jiang Ziya
Rating46% 2.3163652.3163652.3163652.3163652.316365
Le roi Zhou de la dynastie Shang devient un tyran à cause des manipulations de Daji, un esprit maléfique qui s’est déguisé en l’une de ses concubines.
The Expendables 3, 2h6
Directed by Simon West, Avi Lerner, Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Mel Gibson, Dolph Lundgren
Roles Yin Yang
Rating61% 3.051053.051053.051053.051053.05105
The Expendables—led by Barney Ross and formed by Lee Christmas, Gunnar Jensen, and Toll Road—extract former member Doctor Death, a knives specialist and team medic, from a military prison during his transfer on a train. They recruit Doc to assist them in intercepting a shipment of bombs meant to be delivered to a warlord in Somalia. Arriving there, they reunite with Hale Caesar, who directs them to the drop point, where Ross is surprised to find out that the arms trader providing the bombs is Conrad Stonebanks, a former co-founder of the Expendables who went rogue and was presumed dead. In the ensuing firefight, The Expendables manage to kill all but Stonebanks, who shoots Caesar twice. As the team attempts to aid him, they are forced to retreat due to Stonebanks' advanced weaponry, and Caesar is severely injured in the process.
Badges of Fury, 1h38
Origin Chine
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Films about television, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jet Li, Wen Zhang, Collin Chou, Michelle Chen Yan-hsi, Wu Jing, Stephen Fung
Roles Huang Feihong
Rating46% 2.3056152.3056152.3056152.3056152.305615
In just 3 days, three cases of Smiling Murder shock Hong Kong. As he looks into the homicide, the young detective Wang Bu Er (Wen Zhang), the police station's reckless buffoon, makes a shocking statement that this is a serial murder.
The Expendables 2, 1h42
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about terrorism
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme
Roles Yin Yang
Rating65% 3.296613.296613.296613.296613.29661
The Expendables—leader Barney Ross, knife specialist Lee Christmas, hand-to-hand combat specialist Yin Yang, heavy-weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitions expert Toll Road, the unstable Gunner Jensen, and sniper Billy the Kid, the team's newest recruit and Ross' protégé—are deployed to Nepal to rescue Dr. Zhou, a hostage. They also rescue the captured mercenary Trench, Ross's rival. Yang leaves the group to escort Zhou back to China.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, 2h1
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Jet Li, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Chen Kun, Kwai Lun-mei, Louis Fan, Mavis Fan
Roles Chow Wai On
Rating60% 3.000273.000273.000273.000273.00027
The Emperor's eunuchs have gained power and influence, the East Bureau and West Bureau spy and police the nation. They visit the shipyards, but only as a cover to execute those who would try and report their taking of bribes to the Emperor. Wandering hero Zhao Huai'an fights the leader of the East Bureau, defeating him and putting his head in a box and hanging it as a warning to other corrupt officials.
The Sorcerer and the White Snake, 1h30
Directed by Ching Siu-tung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jet Li, Charlene Choi, Raymond Lam, Wen Zhang, Vivian Hsu, Miriam Yeung (杨千嬅)
Roles Abbot Fahai
Rating58% 2.9027752.9027752.9027752.9027752.902775
The film starts with Abbott Fahai and his assistant Neng Ren heading towards a snow blizzard through a magical door. An ice harpy appears at the top of the mountains and turns the impetuous Neng Ren into an ice statue. She then reveals her past and reasons to kill all men. Unable to persuade the ice harpy to turn over a new leaf, Fahai is forced to fight the ice harpy. The battle ends with Fahai capturing the ice harpy using a demon trapper, which releases Neng Ren from ice. Neng Ren is then tasked to confine the ice harpy at Lei Feng Pagoda, and the master and assistant head back to the door which disappears after closing behind them. At Lei Feng Pagoda, Neng Ren transfers the ice harpy from the demon trapper into the magic circle, which holds other trapped demons in it.
The Expendables, 1h43
Directed by Sylvester Stallone
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Monde imaginaire
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Stone Cold Steve Austin
Roles Yin Yang
Rating64% 3.246583.246583.246583.246583.24658
The Expendables, a group of elite mercenaries based in New Orleans, deploy to the Gulf of Aden to save hostages on a vessel from Somali pirates. The team consists of leader Barney Ross, blades specialist Lee Christmas, martial artist Yin Yang, Gunner Jensen, weapons specialist Hale Caesar, and demolitions expert Toll Road. Jensen instigates a firefight, causing casualties for the pirates. He then tries to hang a pirate, but Yang stops him when Ross and the team discourage it. Ross reluctantly discharges him from the team. Later, Christmas is upset to discover his girlfriend, Lacy, has left him for another man.
Ocean Heaven, 1h36
Directed by Xue Xiaolu
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama
Actors Jet Li, Kwai Lun-mei, Wen Zhang, Zhu Yuanyuan, Gao Yuanyuan, Yong Mei
Roles Wang Xingchang
Rating75% 3.7925753.7925753.7925753.7925753.792575
Wang Xincheng travaille avec dévouement dans un parc d'attraction aquatique, et élève seul son fils Dafu. Âgé de 21 ans, Dafu est autiste : il ne peut se débrouiller seul dans le monde extérieur. En revanche, c'est un excellent nageur, et il rejoint souvent son père au travail, pour nager dans les immenses aquariums à côté des dauphins et des tortues. Lorsque Wang apprend qu'il est atteint d'un cancer en phase terminale, il va tout faire pour apprendre à son fils à s'intégrer à la société et à survivre seul…
Ocean Heaven, 1h36
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Jet Li, Kwai Lun-mei, Wen Zhang, Zhu Yuanyuan, Dong Yong, Gao Yuanyuan
Roles Wang Xingchang
Rating75% 3.7925753.7925753.7925753.7925753.792575
Ocean Heaven is about a terminally ill father, Sam Wong (Jet Li) as he works his job in an aquarium and struggles to look after his 21-year-old son Dafu, who has autism (Asperger's Syndrome) (Wen Zhang). Sam has single-handedly brought up his son since his wife died 14 years ago and looks after him day and night attempting to help him learn basic tasks in order to care for himself, as well as searching for a home for his son before he passes away. As the story progresses, the growing relationship between father and son as well as the community around them become clearer. Ling ling (Gwei Lun-mei) plays the role of a clown who is part of a small traveling circus (they perform in the aquarium for a short period of time) and who gets on well with Dafu, leading to a close friendship between them.
The Founding of a Republic, 2h18
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Tang Guoqiang, Donnie Yen, Zhang Guoli, Xu Qing, Jet Li, Zhang Ziyi
Roles 陈绍宽
Rating48% 2.4059552.4059552.4059552.4059552.405955
In 1945 after the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Mao Zedong and members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) travel to Chongqing for a meeting with Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang (KMT). With help from the China Democratic League, the Double Tenth Agreement is signed between the KMT and CPC, with both sides agreeing to stop the civil war and to establish a multi-party government in China.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, 1h54
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, John Hannah, Luke Ford, Russell Wong
Roles Emperor
Rating52% 2.6021752.6021752.6021752.6021752.602175
In ancient China, Qin Shi Huang, a brutal and tyrannical warlord, unites the country's kingdoms into an empire and becomes the Dragon Emperor. He orders the construction of the Great Wall of China to bury and curse his dead enemies. The Emperor soon grows fearful that his death will end all he has accomplished and summons Zi Yuan, a sorceress who is said to know the secret of immortality. She seemingly casts a spell on the Emperor in Sanskrit, before he executes General Ming, his trusted friend and Zi Yuan's lover. But foreseeing such events, Zi Yuan immolates and detains the Emperor, transforming his army into the Terracotta Army, and flees.
The Forbidden Kingdom, 1h53
Directed by Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Sports films, Time travel films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Collin Chou, Liu Yifei, Li Bingbing (李冰冰), Michael Angarano
Roles The Silent Monk / The Monkey King
Rating65% 3.2994453.2994453.2994453.2994453.299445
South Boston teenager Jason Tripitikas (Michael Angarano) is a fan of martial arts films and he awakens from a dream of a battle between the Monkey King (Jet Li) and celestial soldiers in the clouds. He visits a pawn shop in Chinatown to buy Wuxia DVDs and discovers a golden staff. On his way home, Jason is harassed by some hooligans, whose leader Lupo attempts to use him to help them rob the shop-owner Hop. Hop tries to fight the thieves with the staff, but is shot and wounded by Lupo. He tells Jason to deliver the staff to its rightful owner and Jason flees with the staff. He is cornered on the rooftop by the hooligans and almost shot too, but he is pulled off the roof by the staff and falls backwards onto the asphalt.
The Warlords, 2h7
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan, Raymond Yip Wai-man
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Zongwan, Hao Lei, Aaron Shang
Roles General Ma Xinyi
Rating69% 3.4987753.4987753.4987753.4987753.498775
The film is set in China in the 1860s, during the Taiping Rebellion. It is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. In the beginning, there is a battle between loyal-ists and rebels, during which all of the loyal-ists are killed except Qingyun, the general. Qingyun goes to a village nearby where the inhabitants engage in banditry, being led by two men, Erhu and Wuyang. He offers his assistance in executing a raid against a rebel convoy. However, a loyal-ist army assaults the village shortly afterward and seizes the spoils for themselves. Around this time, Qingyun begins an affair with Erhu's wife.