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Leslie Cheung is a Actor, Writer and Executive producer Hongkongais born on 12 september 1956 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung
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Nationality Hong kong
Birth 12 september 1956 at Hong Kong (Chine)
Death 1 april 2003 (at 46 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)

Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer, actor and film producer. He is considered as "one of the founding fathers of Cantopop" by "combining a hugely successful film and music career."

He rose to prominence as a teen heartthrob and pop icon of Hong Kong in the 1980s, receiving numerous music awards including both Most Popular Male Artist Awards at the 1988 and 1989 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards. In 1989, Cheung announced his retirement from the music industry as a pop singer. Returning to the music scene after a five-year hiatus, Cheung released his chart-topping comeback album Most Beloved (寵愛) which achieved a huge market success. In 1999, he won the Golden Needle Award for his outstanding achievement as a musician at the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards, and his 1984 hit song Monica was voted as Hong Kong's "Song of the Century". He was honoured as "Asia's Biggest Superstar" at the 2000 CCTV-MTV Music Honours.

Cheung won the 1991 Hong Kong Film Award (Days of Being Wild) and the 1994 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award (Ashes of Time) for best actor. He had also won the 1994 Japan Film Critics Society Award for best actor for his performance in Farewell My Concubine and ten other best actor nominations, five Golden Horse Awards, three Cannes Film Festival Awards, a Asia Pacific Film Festival Award, and a Venice Film Festival Award.

Cheung's music and movies not only captured fans in Hong Kong but also other Asian areas including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and South Korea. He is the first foreign artist to hold 16 concerts in Japan that has yet to be broken and the record holder as the best-selling C-pop artist in Korea.

Cheung was ranked as the favourite actor in the 100 years of Chinese cinema. In 2010, he was voted the third "Most Iconic Musicians of All Time" (after Michael Jackson and The Beatles). CNN considered Cheung as the "Most Beautiful Man from Hong Kong Cinema" and one of "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time."

Cheung committed suicide on April 1, 2003 by jumping off the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hong Kong. A suicide note left by Cheung stated that he had been suffering from depression.


Though Cheung had never publicly declared his sexual orientation, he once said in an interview with Time magazine: "It's more appropriate to say I'm bisexual. I've had girlfriends. When I was 22 or so, I asked my girlfriend Teresa Mo to marry me."

Cheung and Ngai Sze-Pui (倪詩蓓), a Hong Kong model and actress whom he met on the set of Agency 24, were in a relationship for two years.

In a 1997 concert, Cheung openly revealed his relationship with Daffy Tong Hok-Tak, who remained his partner until Cheung's death.

Charity work
Cheung was a supporter of several charities concerning children's welfare. He was a patron of the Children's Cancer Foundation, a charity provides caring service for young children with cancer and their families. Cheung donated HK$1 million (US$128,000) in 1996 and launched five sets of RED cards to help raise funds for the Children's Cancer Foundation. He was also a patron of the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation (ECSAF), founded by veteran actress Josephine Siao. In 1999 and 2000, he appeared in TVB charity shows to help raise funds for ECSAF, in which he was appointed a goodwill ambassador in 2002.

He moved to Vancouver in 1990 and became a Canadian citizen by naturalisation. He held Canadian citizenship.

Usually with

Tsui Hark
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Ronny Yu
Ronny Yu
(4 films)
Clifton Ko
Clifton Ko
(5 films)
John Woo
John Woo
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Leslie Cheung (42 films)

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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% 3.199653.199653.199653.199653.19965
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.
Inner Senses, 1h40
Origin Hong kong
Genres Horror
Actors Leslie Cheung, Karena Lam
Roles Jim Law
Rating62% 3.149363.149363.149363.149363.14936
Okinawa Rendez-vous
Directed by Gordon Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Leslie Cheung, Faye Wong, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Stephanie Che, Vincent Kok, Masaya Katō
Roles Jimmy Tong
Rating60% 3.0033753.0033753.0033753.0033753.003375
Jimmy Tong (Leslie Cheung) is an expert blackmailer and thief who specialises in white-collar crimes. With his side-kick (Vincent Kok), Jimmy steals a personal diary belonging to a Yakuza leader Ken Sato (Masaya Kato) intending to use its details as a platform for blackmailing and to extort money. Sato agreed to the uneasy deal and made preparations to pay Jimmy his exorbitant demands only for Sato's girlfriend Jenny (Faye Wong) to betray him and make off with the money to Okinawa.
Double Tap
Double Tap (2000)
, 1h36
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Leslie Cheung, Alex Fong, Vincent Kok, Monica Chan, Joe Cheung, Lawrence Ah Mon
Roles Rick Y.H.Pang
Rating66% 3.342283.342283.342283.342283.34228
Leslie Cheung plays Rick Pang, an IPSC champion who is also a gun expert who tinkers with his pistols and modified its magazine to perfect his technique known as 'double tap' which is the terminology for a shooter placing two shots in the same exact spot, to maximize marksmanship in any competition.
The Kid
The Kid (1999)

Directed by Jacob Cheung(張之亮)
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama
Actors Leslie Cheung, Carrie Ng, Ti Lung, Gordon Lam
Roles Wing
Rating65% 3.287913.287913.287913.287913.28791
This drama highlights the social problems of single parents struggling to raise children. Leslie Cheung plays the role of a retired fund-manager, Wing who lost his entire fortune in a financial mishap and was severely depressed until he discovered an abandoned baby boy in his yacht which he has not sold off at that time. He sought to raise the baby as his own son, encountering many happy moments even though he was not financially sound. His happiness is cruelly cut short a few years later as the now toddler's real mother returns and wishes to raise her own son again, while he attempts to prevent this as he loved his adopted son very much. The final touching scene depicts the inevitable as his beloved adopted son followed his mother into her luxury car while Wing fought back tears despite him voluntarily relenting into allowing the child to leave.
Moonlight Express
Directed by Daniel Lee
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Leslie Cheung, Takako Tokiwa, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Lee, Mars, Liu Kai-chi
Roles Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
Rating62% 3.1006553.1006553.1006553.1006553.100655
Hitomi (Takako Tokiwa), a Japanese resident, comes to Hong Kong after the death of her fiancé Tetsuya (Leslie Cheung) in a fatal accident to settle several important matters surrounding his demise. Although the incident was years ago, it has apparently left an indelible mark in her life as she could not forget him.
Knock Off
Knock Off (1998)
, 1h31
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lela Rochon, Michael Wong, Rob Schneider, Paul Sorvino, Mike Ian Lambert
Roles Mechanic [cameo]
Rating49% 2.450932.450932.450932.450932.45093
Marcus Ray (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a sales representative for "V SIX" jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks (Rob Schneider), are about to be busted for selling "knock off" jeans (a low-quality imitation of well-known products). Their American contact, Karen Leigh (Lela Rochon), who is not only their employer but a CIA agent sent to find the mole in their operation, is threatening them with a jail term if they do not prove their innocence.
Anna Magdalena, 1h38
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jacky Cheung, Anita Yuen, Leslie Cheung
Roles Editor
Rating63% 3.1989553.1989553.1989553.1989553.198955
The film structure loosely follows that of the minuet: four "movements", which are announced by titles: two themes, a duet, and a set of variations. 1- Chan Kar-fu's (Takeshi Kaneshiro) introduction 2- Yau Muk-yan's (Aaron Kwok) effect on his life 3- Mok Man-Yee's (Kelly Chen) effect on their lives 4- Chan Kar-fu's literary vision of love. This fourth "movement" (Variations) is a wild fantasy on the previous material, based on the novel written by Kaneshiro's character: The XO Pair.
All’s Well, Ends Well '97, 1h25
Directed by Alfred Cheung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Stephen Chow, Francis Ng, Raymond Wong Pak-ming, Leslie Cheung, Roy Chiao, Christy Chung
Roles This script must be run from the command line
Rating61% 3.0994153.0994153.0994153.0994153.099415
This script must be run from the command line
Happy Together, 1h36
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Leslie Cheung, Chang Chen, Shirley Kwan, Ng Man-tat
Roles Ho Po-wing
Rating77% 3.8992753.8992753.8992753.8992753.899275
Ho Po-wing et Lai Yiu-fai sont originaires de Hong Kong. Un jour, ils décident de partir quelque peu à l'aventure, très loin, là-bas, en Amérique du Sud. Presque à l'autre bout du monde. Ils s'aiment parfois, se querellent souvent et se quittent, irrémédiablement. Pour mieux se retrouver, et repartir à zéro, comme ils tiennent tant à se le rappeler.
Viva Erotica, 1h39
Directed by Derek Yee
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about pornography
Actors Leslie Cheung, Karen Mok, Shu Qi, Paul Chun, Elvis Tsui, Sean Lau
Roles Sing
Rating66% 3.3448853.3448853.3448853.3448853.344885
Viva Erotica is a sex-comedy film, though with a serious subject of how an artist has to compromise his artistic integrity to make a living. The film is about an unsuccessful film-director Kwok-Wing (Leslie Cheung) and his producer Chung (Law Kar-ying), who agrees to make Category III sex/porn movies for their financial stability. Their movie projects are financed by a gangster boss Pui (Paul Chun). Shu Qi and Karen Mok played the roles of the leading actresses in the movie. In the end, Wing finally decides not to compromise his artistic integrity by making a porn movie.
Shanghai Grand, 1h36
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung, Wu Hsing-kuo, Jeong Woo-seong
Roles Hui Man Keung
Rating65% 3.2943353.2943353.2943353.2943353.294335
Shanghai années 30. Hui Man-keung, membre du parti nationaliste capturé par les Japonais, s'échappe et s'échoue sur une plage de Shanghai, avec une seule idée en tête, se venger. Ding Lik travaille comme éboueur pour une mafia locale dont il rêve de prendre la tête. Il est amoureux de la fille d'un de ses patrons. Le destin des deux hommes va se croiser. D'abord oeuvrant ensemble et gravisant les échelons jusqu'au sommet de l'organisation, ils vont devenir ennemis pour l'amour d'une femme. Inspiré de la célèbre série "The Bund" des années 1980.
Tri-Star (1996)
, 1h46
Directed by Tsui Hark
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Leslie Cheung, Sean Lau, Anita Yuen, Elvina Kong, Paul Fonoroff, Xiong Xin-xin
Roles Father Zhong Guo Qiang
Rating62% 3.1482153.1482153.1482153.1482153.148215
Un prêtre reçoit la confession d'une prostituée qui lui raconte une histoire de dette de 200,000 HK$.
Temptress Moon, 2h10
Directed by Chen Kaige
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Leslie Cheung, Gong Li, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Patrick Tse
Roles Yu Zhongliang
Rating67% 3.3978053.3978053.3978053.3978053.397805
The film opens in 1912, immediately before the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the abdication of Emperor Pu Yi. The Pang clan, a wealthy family in a small town near Shanghai is suffering a similarly drawn out decline. Yu Zhongliang (Leslie Cheung), then a 13-year-old boy, arrives at the Pang estate to live there along with his sister Yu Xiuyi (He Caifei) and her husband, Pang Zhengda (Zhou Yemang). There, he is treated like a servant by his brother-in-law who forces him to kiss his own sister while intoxicated by the effects of opium. In revenge Zhongliang poisons his brother-in-law's opium pipe and flees. Chen Kaige, however, deliberately leaves the audience in the dark, making Zhongliang's flight from the Pang estate all the more mysterious. As Zhongliang attempts to find his way to Beijing, however, he is taken by several men who lead him to Shanghai where he is embraced by the triads.