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Tony Leung Chiu-wai is a Actor Chinois born on 27 june 1962 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Tony Leung Chiu-wai
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Nationality Chine
Birth 27 june 1962 (62 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)
Awards Asian Film Award for Best Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor, Best Actor Award

Tony Leung Chiu-wai (born 27 June 1962) is a Hong Kong actor and C-pop singer. He was the winner of Cannes Film Festival for Best Actor for his role in Wong Kar-wai's film In the Mood for Love. Leung is also a seven-time winner of Hong Kong Film Award and three-time winner of Golden Horse Film Awards.

Tony Leung collaborated with Wong Kar Wai for seven films, and three of them had been officially selected as competition film in Cannes Film Festival, including Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004).

Leung also stars in three Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winning films, including A City of Sadness (1989), Cyclo (1995) and Lust, Caution (2007), which was directed by Oscar winning director Ang Lee. Leung also stars in Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated film Hero.

The 2002 book East Asian Film Stars describes Leung as "undoubtedly one of the most successful and widely-acclaimed Hong Kong actors of his generation, with a broad and diverse filmography."


Tony Leung naît à Hong Kong de parents originaires de Taishan, dans la province du Guangdong, en Chine, et est élevé par sa mère.

Il devient un acteur connu pour ses rôles à la télévision puis au cinéma. Il a montré sa polyvalence en jouant dans plus de 60 films.

Il n'obtient cependant la renommée internationale qu'avec La Cité des douleurs de Hou Hsiao-hsien en 1989, qui remporte le Lion d'or à la Mostra de Venise, et avec son rôle dans le film d'action À toute épreuve de John Woo en 1992 au côté de Chow Yun-fat.

Tony Leung a souvent collaboré avec le réalisateur Wong Kar-wai, notamment avec ses rôles de joueur de poker à la fin de Nos années sauvages (1991), de policier esseulé dans Chungking Express (1994), d'expatrié homosexuel en Argentine dans Happy Together (1997), de journaliste victime d'adultère dans In the Mood for Love (1999), pour lequel il remporta le prix du meilleur acteur au Festival de Cannes, et d'écrivain de science-fiction dans 2046 (2004).

Il est considéré par beaucoup comme l'un des meilleurs acteurs hong-kongais de sa génération. Robert De Niro est un de ses admirateurs et le qualifie de réponse asiatique à Clark Gable. Il est également ami avec l'acteur et réalisateur Stephen Chow.

En privé, il suit une relation stable avec l'actrice Carina Lau depuis 1989. Ils se sont mariés en 2008.

Leung mène également une carrière comme chanteur de Cantopop et de Mandarin pop. Il a ainsi chanté le thème de Infernal Affairs avec Andy Lau.

Best films

Hero (2002)
The Grandmaster (2013)
In the Mood for Love (2000)

Usually with

Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(10 films)
Andrew Lau
Andrew Lau
(7 films)
John Woo
John Woo
(6 films)
Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(5 films)
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Tony Leung Chiu-wai (61 films)

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Where the Wind Blows
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Crime
Actors Aaron Kwok, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Patrick Tam, Michael Chow, Du Juan, Wan Yeung-ming
Roles Nam Kong
Rating59% 2.95132.95132.95132.95132.9513
Lui Lok (Aaron Kwok) est devenu un officier de police afin de faire respecter la justice mais la corruption généralisée au sein des forces de police l'empêche de rester indépendant. Il décide alors de se faire un nom au sein de la police en contrôlant le crime organisé.
Monster Hunt 2, 1h50
Directed by Raman Hui
Origin Chine
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng
Roles Tu Sigu
Rating54% 2.7378152.7378152.7378152.7378152.737815
Dans un passé lointain, les hommes et les monstres vivaient dans la paix et en harmonie jusqu’ au jour où les hommes chassèrent les monstres de leurs terres. Le jeune maire d’un village, enceint du bébé de la reine des monstres rencontre une apprentie chasseuse de monstres. Le couple va alors devoir protéger le bébé recherché tant par les hommes que par les monstres.
See You Tomorrow
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Angelababy, Eason Chan
Roles Chen Mo
Rating50% 2.5045252.5045252.5045252.5045252.504525
Suite à une expérience amoureuse douloureuse, Chen mo est devenu barman. Il se considère comme un passeur, c'est à dire quelqu'un qui aide les gens à traverser les moments difficiles de leur vie. Le film raconte, d'une manière totalement délirante, 3 histoires d'amour avec comme personnage central Chen Mo.
The Grandmaster, 2h10
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Song Hye-kyo, Yuen Woo-ping
Roles Ip Man
Rating65% 3.299863.299863.299863.299863.29986
The film narrates the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man from the 1930s in Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading up to his death.
The Silent War, 2h
Directed by Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Mavis Fan, Dong Yong, Carrie Ng, Jacob Cheung(張之亮)
Roles He Bing
Rating61% 3.0974653.0974653.0974653.0974653.097465
Au début des années 1950, l’assistant aveugle d’un accordeur de piano est recruté par les services secrets en raison de son ouïe phénoménale, afin de servir les intérêts de la toute jeune République chinoise.
The Great Magician, 2h8
Directed by Derek Yee
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Sean Lau, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Paul Chun, Vincent Kok, Alex Fong
Roles Zhang Xian
Rating59% 2.953062.953062.953062.953062.95306
In the years after the Revolution in which the Qing Dynasty in China is overthrown and the Republic is established, China is broken up into fiefdoms held by warlords, who are busy fighting each other. A Butler, Liu Kunshan (Wu Gang), uses magic to scare convicts into joining the army of warlord Lei Bully (Lau Ching-wan). Lei Bully has 6 wives and also imprisons a girl, Liu Yin (Zhou Xun), and wants her to be his seventh wife willingly. A group of local revolutionaries want to kidnap Lei and bring back the republic. They team up with a magician, Chang Hsien (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), to entice Lei to a magic show and kidnap him during the show. It is revealed that Zhang and Liu Yin had been ex-lovers in the past and Zhang is an apprentice of Liu's father, a magician, Liu Wanyao. Chang discovers that his former master was imprisoned by Liu Kunshan as he had wanted to extract a magic secret from Liu Wanyao.
I Wish I Knew, 2h5
Directed by Jia Zhang-ke (贾樟柯)
Origin Pays-bas
Genres Documentary, Historical
Actors Zhao Tao, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wei Wei, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Rebecca Pan
Roles Himself (Archival footage)
Rating68% 3.4428753.4428753.4428753.4428753.442875
Dix huit personnes se remémorent leur vie à Shanghai, ville qui a connu d'immenses bouleversements depuis 1930.
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 解放军代表
Rating49% 2.455332.455332.455332.455332.45533
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.
Red Cliff
Red Cliff (2008)
, 4h48
Directed by John Woo
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films based on mythology
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chang Chen, Lin Chi-ling, Zhang Fengyi, Zhao Wei
Roles Zhou Yu
Rating72% 3.6486253.6486253.6486253.6486253.648625
Director John Woo said in an interview with David Stratton that the film is only 50% factual. Woo decided to alter the story using modern feelings and his own feelings for a more worldly acceptance. According to Woo, historical accuracy was less important than how the audience felt about the battle.
Lust, Caution, 2h38
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin Taiwan
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Spy, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Carlo Chin, Anupam Kher, Wang Hui-Ling
Roles Mr. Yee
Rating74% 3.747553.747553.747553.747553.74755
The film takes place in the 1940s, when Shanghai was under Japanese occupation. A young Chinese woman named Mrs Mai is sitting in a luxurious cafe. She makes a phone call, signaling a group of resistance agents to load their weapons.
Confession of Pain, 1h50
Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Shu Qi, Chapman To, Wan Yeung-ming, Wayne Lai
Roles Lau Ching-Hei
Rating64% 3.247553.247553.247553.247553.24755
Police inspectors Lau Ching-hei and Yau Kin-bong arrest a rapist in 2003. When Yau returns home later, he sees that his pregnant girlfriend has committed suicide by slitting her wrists. Yau is so depressed with her death that he indulges in alcohol and turns in his police badge to work as a private investigator. He becomes obsessed with finding out the reason for his girlfriend's suicide.
Seoul Raiders, 1h35
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Martial arts
Themes Spy films, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Shu Qi, Richie Ren, Choi Yeo-jin, Lee Jung-jin, Saki Seto
Roles Lam
Rating55% 2.7635152.7635152.7635152.7635152.763515
Agent Lam teams up with JJ to track a pair of plates used to make fake American dollars.
2046 (2004)
, 2h9
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films set in the future
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau
Roles Chow Mo-Wan
Rating73% 3.698433.698433.698433.698433.69843
The film is the third chapter of a shared story that began with Days of Being Wild and continued with In the Mood for Love.
Three... Extremes, 2h5
Directed by Fruit Chan (陳果), Takashi Miike, Park Chan-wook
Origin Japon
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Bai Ling, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Lee Byung-hun, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Kang Hye-jeong, Miki Yeung
Rating68% 3.448823.448823.448823.448823.44882
*Dumplings - An aging actress wishing to reclaim her youth goes to a woman who makes dumplings that supposedly have regenerative properties. However, they contain a gruesome secret ingredient.
Infernal Affairs III, 1h58
Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Edison Chen, Leon Lai, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Anthony Wong
Roles Chan Wing-Yan
Rating68% 3.40073.40073.40073.40073.4007
Infernal Affairs III uses parallel storytelling, flashing between the past and the present.