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Niu Ben is a Actor Chinois born on 1 january 1935 at Tianjin (Chine)

Niu Ben

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Nationality Chine
Birth 1 january 1935 (85 years) at Tianjin (Chine)

Zhang Xuejing (张学景, Tianjin, 1935-), stagename Niu Ben (牛犇) is a Chinese film actor.


He lost both of his parents at the age of six, then lived with his oldest brother, who worked as a driver at the third film factory in Beijing. In 1946, 11-year-old Ben was chosen to act as a village boy "little ox" and became a child star. His stage name Niu Ben is composed of Niu the Chinese character of "牛" (ox, a common surname) and Ben "犇" (three oxen together, a less common personal name). He later played child roles in old Chinese films, and went to Hongkong.

After the foundation of People's Republic of China, he returned to mainland China and became an actor of the Shanghai Film Studio, and one of the members of the 5th China Film Association. In his 60 year career, he has been in hundreds of films and TV plays, and is still active in Chinese film.

Usually with

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(1 films)
Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen
(1 films)
Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
(2 films)
Guo Tao
Guo Tao
(2 films)
Xie Jin
Xie Jin
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Niu Ben (13 films)

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Gone with the Bullets, 2h20
Directed by Jiang Wen
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Actors Jiang Wen, Wang Zhiwen, Shu Qi, Zhou Yun, Wen Zhang, Niu Ben
Rating58% 2.9081852.9081852.9081852.9081852.908185
The film is set in 1920s Shanghai, surrounding a beauty pageant.
Five Minutes To Tomorrow, 2h7
Directed by Isao Yukisada
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Haruma Miura, Niu Ben
Rating59% 2.9663952.9663952.9663952.9663952.966395
Ryo est un jeune horloger japonais vivant en Chine. Un jour, il rencontre et tombe amoureux d'une jeune femme nommée Ruo Lan. Ruo Lan a une sœur jumelle, Ru Mei, qui est mariée à Tian Lun. Lors d'un voyage à l'étranger, une des jumelles meurt dans un accident. Est-ce Ruo lan ou Ru Mei qui a survécu ? Tia Lun et Ryo commencent à avoir des doutes sur l'identité de la personne qu'ils ont devant eux...
Don Quixote, 1h46
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Buddy films
Actors Guo Tao, Karena Lam, Wang Gang, Liu Hua, Paul Chun, Xiong Xin-xin
Roles Don Quixote's father
Rating57% 2.8603052.8603052.8603052.8603052.860305
Little Big Soldier, 1h36
Origin Chine
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Jackie Chan, Lin Peng, Ken Lo, Yu Rongguang, Yuen Woo-ping, Niu Ben
Roles Scholar
Rating68% 3.449093.449093.449093.449093.44909
On 1 December 2009, a press conference was held for the film, along with Chan's announcement of a new teaser trailer posted on the film's official Sina website. Twitch also released a plot synopsis of the film:
The Longest Night In Shanghai, 1h50
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Zhao Wei, Masahiro Motoki, Niu Ben, Sam Lee, Naomi Nishida, Naoto Takenaka
Rating68% 3.4403453.4403453.4403453.4403453.440345
Lin Xi's the struggling taxi driver who literally runs Naoki down in the street after he goes walkabout. Eager to placate the mysterious foreigner, Lin offers to chauffeur him around town, yet by the time she discovers Naoki has neither money nor any grasp of Chinese, he's captivated by watching her attempt to deal with her own personal problems. She should get him back home, but the phone calls keep coming in. He should get back to his hotel, but the strange bond he's forming with this woman (even though he barely understands a word she's saying) is the first thing in years to have him feeling alive.
The Matrimony, 1h30
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Leon Lai, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Rene Liu, Niu Ben, Li Qian
Roles Gatekeeper
Rating54% 2.717122.717122.717122.717122.71712
Set during the 1930s, The Matrimony follows Shen Junchu(Leon Lai), a cinematographer that's deeply in love with his girlfriend Xu Manli (Fan Bingbing). Due to his extremely introverted character, Junchu was unable to confess to her how deeply he cared for her. When Manli dies in a freak car accident on the way to their date, Junchu mourns her deeply. Junchu's mother manages to convince him to marry Sansan (Rene Liu), but he is unwilling to allow her to take Manli's place in his heart. When Sansan discovers a mysterious attic room, she's forbidden to enter by Junchu. She eventually enters the room, only to find the ghost of Manli. Manli offers to help Sansan's unhappy relationship with Junchu, only for the ghost to grow dangerously jealous when Junchu begins to show an attraction for Sansan.
The 601st Phone Call, 1h30
Directed by Zhang Guoli
Genres Drama
Actors Hu Ge, Cecilia Cheung, Niu Ben, Zhang Guoli, Wei Zongwan
Roles Old Man Li
Rating43% 2.1834952.1834952.1834952.1834952.183495
A young woman named Yishu believes she has no luck at all and she blames her name for it. One day she starts receiving phone calls from people thinking that she is the popular singer Tianyou. It turns out that someone has leaked 600 phone numbers of famous people to the internet and Yishu's phone number got mixed up in the bunch.
Happy Times, 1h35
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Zhao Benshan, Sun Honglei, Fu Biao, Tao Hong, Niu Ben
Rating73% 3.697213.697213.697213.697213.69721
In the city of Dalian, an old and laid-off factory worker (played by Zhao Benshan) seeks to marry an obese and divorced middle-aged woman (played by Dong Lifan), who he hopes will bring him warmth and comfort in life. So he sets out desperately to find a way to make money for the rich wedding he has promised to present. The hapless man and his friend (played by Fu Biao) decide to renovate a broken bus on top of a hill that is popular for romantic couples. He turns this bus into a small dwelling he names "Happy Times Hotel," which he will rent to willing couples visiting the hill.
To Live
To Live (1994)
, 2h5
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors Gong Li, Niu Ben, Guo Tao
Roles Town Chief
Rating82% 4.147364.147364.147364.147364.14736
In the 1940s. Xu Fugui (Ge You) is a rich man's son and compulsive gambler, who loses his family property to a man named Long'er. His behaviour also causes his long-suffering wife Jiazhen (Gong Li) to leave him, along with their daughter, Fengxia and their unborn son, Youqing.
The Herdsman, 1h46
Directed by Xie Jin
Actors Niu Ben
Rating70% 3.5234453.5234453.5234453.5234453.523445
In autumn of 1980, an elderly Chinese American entrepreneur, Xu Jingyou ( Liu Qiong), returns to China, and finds his son, Xu Lingjun ( Zhu Shimao), a herdsman working in Chilechuan Ranch in northwestern China. The father wants to take his son to the United States to inherit his assets. However, the junior Xu is very distant with his father. More than 30 years ago, the father had abandoned his wife and son to do business in America. His mother died of disease and Xu becomes an orphan. After graduating from high school, Xu became a teacher. In 1957, he was classified as a "rightist" and sent to work in a ranch in the underdeveloped northwest. In 1962, when the labor penalty was terminated, Xu stayed at the ranch as a herdsman. Due to despair, Xu even attempted to commit suicide. But his fellow ranchers, especially Grandpa and Grandma Dong and Guo Zi, give him the courage and strength to carry on. During Cultural Revolution, Guo Zi and other ranchers protect him from political persecution. In 1972, Xu marries Li Xiuzhi, a village girl who had fled the famine in Sichuan. They give birth to a son, Little Qingqing, and the family lived a carefree life. Xu was rehabilitated in 1979 and returned to his post as a teacher. In the evening when Xu meets his father at the Peking Restaurant, his heart is uneasy. He recalls his past at the ranch and his wife's trust in his returning, which consolidates his decision to stay in China. The senior Xu finally understands his son, and the two resume their kinship. After sending his father home, Xu returns to the ranch and to his friends and family.
The Red Detachment of Women
Directed by Xie Jin
Genres Drama, War
Actors Niu Ben
Rating69% 3.4653953.4653953.4653953.4653953.465395