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Sammo Hung is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Assistant Director, Theme Song Performance and Presenter Chinois born on 7 january 1952 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung
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Nationality Chine
Birth 7 january 1952 (72 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)

Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo.

Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like jiangshi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew.

It is common for Asians to address their elders or influential people with familial nouns as a sign of familiarity and respect. Jackie Chan, for example, is often addressed as "Dai Goh" (Chinese: 大哥; pinyin: dà gē), meaning Big Brother. Hung was also known as "Dai Goh", until the filming of Project A, which featured both actors. As Hung was the eldest of the kung fu "brothers", and the first to make a mark on the industry, he was given the nickname "Dai Goh Dai" (Chinese: 大哥大; pinyin: dà gē dà; Jyutping: daai6 go1 daai6), meaning, Big, Big Brother, or Biggest Big Brother.


Hung's grandmother was martial-arts actress Chin Tsi-ang who starred in almost 80 films between 1941 and 2002. His grandfather, a film director and writer, Hung Chung Ho, directed over 40 films between 1937 and 1950.
Hung's younger brother, Lee Chi Kit, has worked on almost 40 films, many of which Hung was also involved with. Lee also worked on Hung's Martial Law series. He works primarily as a supporting actor and action director.
He has three sons and a daughter, Timmy Hung Tin Ming (洪天明; born 1974), Jimmy Hung Tin Cheung (洪天祥; born 1977), Sammy Hung Tin Chiu (洪天照; born 1979) and Stephanie Hung Chao Yu (洪煦榆; born 1983) with Jo Yun Ok (曹恩玉), whom he grew up with in martial arts training school. He divorced Jo in 1994 and married model and actress Joyce Godenzi in 1995. Godenzi appeared in several of his films including The Haunted Island, Eastern Condors (both 1986), and Paper Marriage (1988) prior to the pair becoming a couple. She also appeared in Mr. Nice Guy (1997).

Timmy Hung has appeared alongside his father in SPL: Sha Po Lang, Legend of the Dragon, and Kung Fu Chefs, as well as having a recurring role in Sammo's series, Martial Law.
Sammy Hung appeared as the nemesis to Nicholas Tse's character in the 2007 television series Wing Chun, a remake of the original series broadcast in 1994, and the subsequent film Wing Chun. The series also starred Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao. Sammy also appeared alongside his father in the film Choy Lee Fut.
Hung is one of the celebrities honoured on the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.
Hung is known for his large frame. Despite this, he is a surprisingly agile and formidable martial artist.
He has a circular scar on the right side of his face, just above his lip. In the early days of his film career, Hung was involved in a street fight outside a Kowloon nightclub, and was stabbed with a broken cola bottle.
On 5 August 2009, Hung became unwell during the filming of Ip Man 2 in the Guangdong province of Foshan. He was admitted to hospital and underwent a heart surgery operation. He was discharged and returned to work within days. He cited a combination of his weight, his love of cigars and long filming hours resulting in fatigue and irregular meals as the cause.

Best films

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
(Stunt Coordinator)
Game of Death (1978)

Usually with

Yuen Biao
Yuen Biao
(56 films)
Lam Ching Ying
Lam Ching Ying
(55 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(35 films)
Wu Ma
Wu Ma
(38 films)
Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
(43 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sammo Hung (181 films)

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God of War
God of War (2017)
, 2h8
Directed by Gordon Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Action, Historical
Actors Chiu Man-cheuk, Sammo Hung, Michael Tong
Roles Commander Yu
Rating63% 3.1929853.1929853.1929853.1929853.192985
En 1557, les pirates japonais Wakō pillent des villages côtiers chinois. Les généraux Yu Dayou et Qi Jiguang doivent mettre au point une stratégie pour combattre ces pirates.
The Bodyguard
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Hu Jun, Dean Shek, Karl Maka, Tsui Hark
Roles Ding Hu
Rating59% 2.9506952.9506952.9506952.9506952.950695
Un garde du corps à la retraite se repose dans une petite ville aux limites de la frontière entre la Chine et la Russie. Il se lie d’amitié avec une jeune fille dont la vie est menacée par son père, qui a des liens avec la criminalité locale. Lorsque la fille et son père disparaissent, le garde du corps s’embarque dans une escapade violente afin de démanteler la mafia locale et de sauver la petite-fille.
Call of Heroes
Directed by Benny Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sean Lau, Louis Koo, Yuan Quan, Jiang Shuying, Liu Kai-chi, Wu Jing
Roles General on horse [Cameo]
Rating63% 3.198843.198843.198843.198843.19884
Set in 1914 following the collapse of the Qing dynasty, the film tells the story of a group of villagers standing up to a cruel young warlord.
The Bodyguard, 1h39
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Actors Sammo Hung, Andy Lau, Tsui Hark, Karl Maka, Dean Shek, Yuen Biao
Roles Ding Hu
Rating59% 2.9506952.9506952.9506952.9506952.950695
Dans les années 2000, dans une petite ville chinoise frontalière avec la Russie, un vieil homme appelé Ding (Sammo Hung) est témoin d'un meurtre au couteau par un gang, Mais lorsqu'il est convoqué par la police pour identifier le suspect, il hésite et n'arrive pas à le faire. La police enquête sur ses antécédents et découvre qu'il travaillait autrefois au Bureau central de sécurité du Parti communiste chinois à Pékin, et elle suppose qu'il souffre aujourd'hui de démence. De retour chez lui, Ding est invité à dîner par sa propriétaire, Park (Li Qinqin), une vieille dame séduite par lui. Ding, de son côté, s’occupe souvent d’une petite fille du quartier, Cherry (Jacqueline Chan), dont le père, Li (Andy Lau), est un joueur compulsif.
SPL 2: A Time for Consequences, 2h
Directed by Soi Cheang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Tony Jaa, Louis Koo, Sammo Hung, Simon Yam, Andy On, Wu Jing
Rating67% 3.352123.352123.352123.352123.35212
Kit is a Hong Kong undercover cop who becomes a drug addict to infiltrate a crime syndicate which has been kidnapping people and sending them to Thailand, where the victims are killed and have their organs sold in the black market. The mastermind behind the syndicate, Mr Hung, has a rare heart condition and needs to undergo a heart transplant to prolong his life. Hung's younger brother is the ideal donor for a heart.
Rise of the Legend, 2h11
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Sammo Hung, Jing Boran, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Angelababy, Byron Mann
Roles Master Lui
Rating63% 3.195923.195923.195923.195923.19592
Dans la Chine misérable de la dynastie des Qing, le contrôle du grand port de Canton se dispute entre le gang des Tigres noirs et celui de la mer du Nord. En 1868, un jeune justicier, Wong Fei Hung, va s’infiltrer chez les mafieux pour tenter de libérer les dockers de cette corruption.
Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, 1h35
Directed by Wong Ching-po
Origin Hong kong
Genres Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Gangster films
Actors Sammo Hung, Philip Wan-Lung Ng, Andy On, Philip Ng, Chen Kuan-tai, Yuen Cheung-Yan
Roles Master Tie
Rating67% 3.362613.362613.362613.362613.36261
Possessing unique super strength and martial arts skills since childhood, Ma Yongzhen (Philip Ng) travels from his hometown to Shanghai to seek a livelihood. There he meets rising gang boss Long Qi (Andy On), whose ruthlessness and powerful martial arts skills have put the four gang leaders of Shanghai’s reigning Axe fraternity on notice and pushed their territory from four even parts of Shanghai to just only half of it under the Axe fraternity and half under his own reign. Both youths possess insanely good martial arts skills. Ma righteously challenges Long Qi over his criminal activities at the pier with a duration of a cigarette in which if Ma won, he could have the entire truckloads of Opium for himself. Ma won the fight but instead of taking it and selling it out, he burnt the Opium right in front of Long Qi and Long Qi is impressed by Ma’s stalwart character and awesome martial arts skills. Soon, Long Qi offers to be Ma’s benefactor.
Firestorm (2013)
, 1h49
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Andy Lau, Ray Lui, Hu Jun, Gordon Lam, Yao Chen, Michael Wong
Rating61% 3.0988553.0988553.0988553.0988553.098855
A storm is heading to the city of Hong Kong, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches.
Firestorm (2013)

Directed by Herman Yau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Andy Lau, Louis Koo, Gordon Lam, Yao Chen, Karena Lam, Hu Jun
Rating60% 3.004833.004833.004833.004833.00483
Sur le marché de la drogue de Hong Kong, le revendeur Jizo (Louis Koo) commence progressivement une collaboration avec certains seigneurs de la drogue mexicains de l’autre côté de la frontière. De son côté, Yu Shun-tin (Andy Lau), un ancien membre des triades devenu philanthrope et magnat de la finance, qui fut témoin de la consommation de drogue de son père pendant son enfance et dont le fils est mort du même fléau, abhorre la drogue qu'il considère comme le mal absolu. Par conséquent, il offre une prime de 100 millions HK$ pour éliminer le principal trafiquant de drogue de Hong Kong, ce qui provoque une agitation dans la société. Le surintendant principal Lam Ching-fung (Michael Miu) a l'intention d'arrêter Jizo, mais est maintenant responsable de sa protection à cause de la prime. Tout en se sentant impuissant, Lam est lui-même attiré par la prime offerte par Yu et est confronté à une lutte intérieur entre le bien et le mal. Une bataille finale éclate entre les deux magnats qui étaient autrefois des frères dans la même triade.
Naked Soldier, 1h34
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sammo Hung, Ankie Beilke, Ellen Chan, Philip Wan-Lung Ng, Philip Ng, Andy On
Roles Lung Chi-Keung / CK Long
Rating48% 2.413412.413412.413412.413412.41341
The story of Phoenix who was kidnapped, when she was a child, by Madame Rose after killing her family except for Phoenix's father, Interpol agent CK Lung, who is still struggling to find his daughter. Phoenix is now an assassin under Madam Rose's orders, her target was her own father.
The Last Tycoon, 1h47
Directed by Wong Jing
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Sammo Hung, Huang Xiaoming, Francis Ng, Yuan Quan, Yuan Li
Roles Hong Shouting
Rating64% 3.2474253.2474253.2474253.2474253.247425
The story begins in the 1910s in early Republican China. Cheng Daqi, a young fruit vendor from Chuansha, is arrested and imprisoned after being framed for murder. He is saved by Mao Zai, an agent working for the Nationalist Government's secret police, after which he travels to Shanghai in search of a new life. In Shanghai, he meets Hong Shouting, a mob boss, and becomes one of Hong's apprentices. He also falls in love with Bao, a singer whom he eventually marries, even though his true love is actually Ye Zhiqiu, an opera actress from his hometown. At one point, Hong unknowingly offends the son of a general and is captured by the general's men. Cheng negotiates with the general and succeeds in striking up in a deal with him to release Hong and invest in their banking business. Hong feels so grateful to Cheng that he becomes sworn brothers with him later.
The Viral Factor, 2h
Directed by Dante Lam
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
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 Mark
Rating59% 2.950592.950592.950592.950592.95059
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).
A Simple Life, 1h58
Directed by Ann Hui
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Andy Lau, Deannie Yip, Anthony Wong, Wang Fuli, Lawrence Ah Mon, Elena Kong
Roles Director Hung
Rating74% 3.7476453.7476453.7476453.7476453.747645
Roger Leung (Andy Lau), an unmarried middle aged Hong Kong film producer lives with Chung Chun-to (Deanie Ip), a maidservant who has worked for his family for decades. Returning home after a business trip, Roger discovers To on the floor and calls for an ambulance. At the hospital, Roger discovers that To has had a stroke but rather than ask for rehabilitation, To decides she wants to retire and asks to be put in a nursing home. While looking for a nursing home Roger discovers one nearby that is owned by his friend. He installs To there and visits her in between his production jobs. While visiting To, he tells her friends and neighbours that he is her god son in order to explain their connection.
Fight the Fight, 1h32
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Sammo Hung, Kane Kosugi, Yuen Wah, Lau Kar Wing
Roles Chan Wai-Yip
Rating43% 2.182652.182652.182652.182652.18265
Après avoir suivi les conseils de son père, un homme décide de rentrer chez eux dans la poursuite d'un nouveau départ. Bien que la formation à l'école d'arts martiaux de son père, il apprend que son père a donné son consentement à vendre l'école à une école d'arts martiaux rivale.