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Yuen Biao is a Actor, Director, Producer, Action Director and Stunts Hongkongais born on 26 july 1957 at Nanjing (Chine)

Yuen Biao

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Birth name 元彪, Yuán Biāo
Nationality Hong kong
Birth 26 july 1957 (65 years) at Nanjing (Chine)

Yuen Biao (born 26 July 1957) is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer. Along with Peking Opera School "brothers" at the China Drama Academy, Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, he was one of the Seven Little Fortunes.

Biography

Né sous le nom de Hsia Ling-Jun (夏令正), Yuen Biao a étudié à l'Académie d'étude du théâtre chinois de 5 à 16 ans. "Yuen" était le nom du professeur Yu Jim Yuen (translittération cantonaise du nom chinois 于占元 - yú zhān yuán en pinyin mandarin). Comme de nombreux condisciples, Yuen Biao a choisi de prendre ce nom de scène en son honneur.

En 1973, Yuen Biao devint une doublure de Bruce Lee. Il fut l'un des "faux" Bruce Lee dans Le Jeu de la mort, réalisant les acrobaties et cascades que la doublure officielle de Bruce Lee (l'expert de tae-kwon-do Kim Tai Chung) ne pouvait pas faire.

Yuen Biao n'eut pas vraiment l'occasion de montrer ses talents au public avant la fin des années 1970, grâce à ses amis Sammo Hung et Jackie Chan. Il fut la vedette de plusieurs films à succès au début des années 1980, notamment The Prodigal Son et Tigre blanc (Dreadnaught) (réalisé par Yuen Woo-ping), mais accepta par la suite des seconds rôles dans les films des stars Chan et Hung.

Son succès déclina donc un peu dans les années 1990, mais remonta doucement grâce aux films Hero en 1997 et A Man Called Hero en 1999. En 2000, Yuen Biao se rendit aux États-Unis pour travailler avec Jackie Chan comme chorégraphe des combats dans Shanghai Kid (Le Cowboy de Shanghaï). En 2001, Yuen Biao fut le partenaire de Sammo Hung dans The Avenging Fist. Il joua aussi dans la comédie de 2002 No Problem 2.

Il est surtout connu pour ses scènes d'action acrobatiques, qui font souvent de l'ombre à ses partenaires plus connus, comme dans Eastern Condors (avec Sammo Hung) ou Dragons Forever. Dans la plupart de ses rôles, il interprète des jeunes gens naïfs et sans expérience ou des excentriques.

Il est marié depuis 1984 à Didi Pang Sau-Ha et a eu deux enfants avec elle.

En 2005, il a joué dans une série télévisée pour la chaîne TVB, Real Kung Fu, qui lui a donné l'occasion de démontrer ses talents de kung fu.

Best films

The Way of the Dragon (1972)
(Stunts)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
(Stunts)
Fist of Fury (1972)
(Stunts)
Game of Death (1978)
(Stunt Double)

Usually with

Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(56 films)
Lam Ching Ying
Lam Ching Ying
(37 films)
Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(35 films)
Corey Yuen
Corey Yuen
(32 films)
Yuen Wah
Yuen Wah
(31 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yuen Biao (100 films)

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Actor

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 Police Director Zhang
Rating58% 2.901352.901352.901352.901352.90135
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.
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 Police Director Zhang
Rating58% 2.901352.901352.901352.901352.90135
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.
Tai Chi Hero, 1h42
Directed by Sammo Hung, Stephen Fung
Genres Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Steampunk films
Actors Tony Leung Ka-fai, Jayden Yuan, Angelababy, Daniel Wu, Yuen Biao, Stephen Fung
Roles Master Li
Rating61% 3.0500753.0500753.0500753.0500753.050075
The continuing adventure of Yang Lu Chan as he bumbles his way through learning Chen-style kung fu.
Just Another Pandora's Box, 1h32
Directed by Jeffrey Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Actors Gigi Leung, Betty Sun, Eric Tsang, Gillian Chung, Athena Chu, Patrick Tam
Roles Liu Bei
Rating46% 2.3116952.3116952.3116952.3116952.311695
Rose Fairy is sailing along the river when she suddenly trips on a rope and falls into the water. The trap is set by the bandit Qingyise, who wants to rob her. He steals the Purple Sword from her and plans to sell it. Just then, Joker (the protagonist in A Chinese Odyssey) appears and makes Qingyise unsheathe the sword by pulling away its scabbard. Rose Fairy regains consciousness and mistakenly thinks it was Qingyise who unsheathed the sword. Since she has made a promise to marry the person who unsheathes the sword, she follows Qingyise wherever he goes, leading to a cat-and-mouse chase between the two of them.
The Legend Is Born: Ip Man, 1h40
Directed by Herman Yau
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Biography, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Sammo Hung, Louis Fan, Xu Jiao, Yuen Biao, Lam Suet, Sire Ma
Roles Ng Chung So
Rating69% 3.4980953.4980953.4980953.4980953.498095
As a child, Ip Man learns Wing Chun from Chan Wah-shun together with Ip Tin-chi (Ip Man's adopted brother) and Lee Mei-wai. After Chan's death from an illness, Ip Man continues to learn Wing Chun from his senior, Ng Chung-sok, before eventually leaving Foshan to study in Hong Kong.
Turning Point, 1h29
Directed by Herman Yau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Felix Wong, Kenny Wong, Wayne Lai, Tracy Ip
Roles CIP Xian Sir
Rating58% 2.9407852.9407852.9407852.9407852.940785
The story takes place before the early year of 2000 when Laughing (Michael Tse) is an undercover cop, but because of a drug case, Inspector Poon (Felix Wong) has been trying to track him down.
Robin-B-Hood, 2h1
Directed by Benny Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Louis Koo, Charlene Choi, Michael Hui, Nicholas Tse, Yuen Biao, Cherrie Ying
Roles Inspector Steve Mok
Rating66% 3.305433.305433.305433.305433.30543
The film begins showing Thongs and Octopus evading security guards in a hospital, having stolen money and cancer medication from the safe. Meanwhile, a newborn baby to the wealthy Lee family is snatched by Max, the mother's ex-boyfriend, prompting the security guards give chase, ignoring the burglars, and corner Max on an escalator. Following a violent struggle, Max and the baby fall over the side—the baby is caught by Thongs, while Max plummets to his death. While the guards are distracted, Thongs and Octopus leave in the Landlord's minivan.
Enter the Phoenix, 1h44
Directed by Stephen Fung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about sexuality, Sports films, LGBT-related films, Martial arts films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Eason Chan, Jackie Chan, Daniel Wu, Karen Mok, Stephen Fung, Chapman To
Roles Georgie Hung's father
Rating56% 2.810782.810782.810782.810782.81078
When gang master Hung died, his two followers Cheung and Chapman To were sent to Thailand to look for his son, Georgie Hung, to succeed him. Georgie, who is gay and lives as a cook with his boyfriend Frankie, is uninterested to continue his father's work. But his close friend Sam, adored the life of a gangster and took his position instead. Sam and Georgie thus returned to Hong Kong with their identities swapped.
The Avenging Fist, 1h36
Directed by Corey Yuen, Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Kung fu, Action
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Stephen Fung, Gigi Leung, Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Roy Cheung, Cecilia Yip
Roles Thunder
Rating43% 2.1671352.1671352.1671352.1671352.167135
Dans un futur lointain, le jeune Nova va voir sa tante Wing tuée et sa sœur enlevée par un homme portant un masque de fer. Celui-ci est en fait Thunder, le père de Nova, que ce dernier croit mort, et cet enlèvement prémédité par Combat 21 est un chantage visant à récupérer le secret d'une technique martiale très puissante que connaît Nova : l'Avenging Fist. Aidé par le commissaire Dark et ses alliés Jazz et Iron Surfer, il va tenter de sauver sa sœur et de mettre fin à la quête de pouvoir de Combat 21.
Shanghai Noon, 1h50
Directed by Tom Dey
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Western, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Buddy films
Actors Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Lucy Liu, Xander Berkeley, Walton Goggins, Yu Rongguang
Roles Indian With the Axe / Saloon Fighter (uncredited)
Rating65% 3.298353.298353.298353.298353.29835
In 1881, Chon Wang (Chan) is a Chinese Imperial Guard in the Forbidden City. After Princess Pei-Pei, for whom Wang has affection, is abducted and taken to the United States, the Emperor of China sends three of his guards to retrieve her. Wang is not one of the three, but he tells the Captain of the Imperial Guards that it was his fault the princess was kidnapped and insists on joining them. The Captain first refuses, but when the Royal Interpreter, Wang's uncle, offers to allow Wang to come help with the baggage, the Captain agrees in the hopes that the "foreign devils" would get rid of Wang. In Nevada, Roy O'Bannon (Wilson) is an outlaw who, with his gang, hijacks the train Wang is on. When Wallace, a member of Roy's gang, kills Wang's uncle, Wang chases the outlaws down. However, the gang is well-armed and Wang's only choice is to unhinge the cars and get away on the engine. In the process, Wallace takes over the gang from Roy, and they leave him buried up to his chin in the desert sand. Meanwhile, Pei-Pei, who was tricked into believing she was freely escaping her arranged marriage in China, finds out she has been kidnapped by an agent of Lo Fong, who ran away from the Forbidden City and was viewed as a traitor by the Chinese.
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey, 1h50
Directed by Bruce Lee
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Documentary, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Films about television, Martial arts films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Lazenby, Sammo Hung, Robert Baker
Roles (archive footage)
Rating79% 3.98823.98823.98823.98823.9882
Bruce Lee, légendaire artiste martial, est le sujet central de ce documentaire de Lee John Little (lui -même fan de Bruce Lee). Au travers d'interviews, de scènes d'action et de prises de vues en coulisses tirées du dernier film inachevé de Bruce Lee, le Jeu de la Mort, Little nous dépeint un portrait détaillé de l'acteur de films d'action le plus renommé du monde.
Jackie Chan: My Stunts, 1h34
Directed by Jackie Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Documentary, Martial arts
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Films about television, Martial arts films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, Kung fu films
Actors Jackie Chan, Jackie Chan Stunt Team, Ken Lo, Yuen Biao, Brad Allan, Mars
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.784983.784983.784983.784983.78498
Jackie Chan : My Stunts est un film documentaire hongkongais réalisé par Jackie Chan, sorti en 1999. Ce documentaire nous montre Jackie Chan et son équipe de cascadeurs expliquant ce qu'ils font dans les films lors des grandes cascades.
A Man Called Hero, 1h56
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Ekin Cheng, Shu Qi, Yuen Biao, Jerry Lamb, Dion Lam, Nicholas Tse
Roles Boss of China House
Rating57% 2.8535152.8535152.8535152.8535152.853515
The story begins in early Republican China. Hero Hua (Ekin Cheng) is given his family heirloom, the Red Sword, and is accepted by Pride (Anthony Wong), a martial arts master, as a student after passing a test. When he returns home, he is horrified to see that his family have been murdered by Westerners for opposing the opium trade. That night, Hero breaks up the Westerners' party and kills them in revenge. He spends the rest of the night with his lover, Jade (Kristy Yang). The next morning, he flees from China and sails to America.
Jackie Chan: My Story, 1h14
Directed by Jackie Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Michelle Yeoh, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, John Woo
Roles Himself
Rating68% 3.4313253.4313253.4313253.4313253.431325
Ce documentaire retrace la vie de Jackie Chan exposée par lui-même.
Hero
Hero (1997)
, 1h37
Directed by Corey Yuen
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Yuen Biao, Jessica Hsuan, Yuen Wah, Corey Yuen
Roles Tam See
Rating61% 3.099183.099183.099183.099183.09918
At the end of the Qing Dynasty due to poverty and starvation, Ma Wing Jing (Takeshi Kaneshiro) and his older brother Ma Tai Cheung (Yuen Wah) flee from their harsh homeland to the big city of Shanghai to make their fortune. Once they arrive in Shanghai reality sets in and both are only able to secure jobs as coolies (bitter hard manual labor) making chump change. Wing Jing admires the local triad gangster boss Tam Sei's (Yuen Biao) life style. Tam Sei seeing Ma Wing Jing admire his horse carriage challenges Wing Jing to a human versus horse race. Wing Jing accepts his challenge, after seeing Wing Jing's determination, loyalty, fighting skills and athleticism the two strike up a friendship and Tam Sei tells Wing Jing to visit his night club one day if he ever needs help.