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Yuen Woo-ping is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Action Director and Martial Arts Choreographer Chinois born on 1 january 1945 at Guangzhou (Chine)

Yuen Woo-ping

Yuen Woo-ping
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Nationality Chine
Birth 1 january 1945 (78 years) at Guangzhou (Chine)

Yuen Woo-ping (袁和平 en chinois, Yuán Hépíng en hànyǔ pīnyīn) est un réalisateur, chorégraphe d'action, producteur et acteur hongkongais, né en 1945 à Canton en Chine.


Yuen Woo-ping est le fils de l'acteur Yuen Siu-tien. En 1978, il réalise son premier long métrage Le Chinois se déchaîne avec Jackie Chan. Comme tous ses premiers films, ce film est une comédie kung fu. Le Maître chinois, Le Héros magnifique et Tigre blanc sont des films qui mettent en scène le héros chinois Wong Fei-hung. Sorti en 1982, Miracle Fighters est une recherche particulièrement poussée de l'application des arts martiaux au cinéma fantastique.

Avec la trilogie Tiger Cage, il introduit les arts martiaux dans le polar urbain. Ces films permettent de découvrir Donnie Yen qui deviendra une star à Hong Kong par la suite.

En 1993, il réalise un sommet du film d'arts martiaux avec Tai-Chi Master. Ce film mettant en vedette Jet Li met en valeur la virtuosité des combattants ainsi que la philosophie du Tai Chi.

Depuis la fin des années 1990, il a cessé de réaliser pour se consacrer à la chorégraphie des scènes de combat dans de nombreux films : Fist of Legend, Matrix, Tigre et Dragon, Kill Bill, Crazy Kung Fu ...

En 2010, il réalise le film de kung-fu True Legend.

Best films

The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
(Fight Choreographer)
The Matrix (1999)
(Fight Choreographer)
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
(Fight Choreographer)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
(Action Director)
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
(Executive Producer)
The Grandmaster (2013)
(Martial Arts Choreographer)

Usually with

Yuen Cheung-Yan
Yuen Cheung-Yan
(29 films)
Donnie Yen
Donnie Yen
(15 films)
Ng See-yuen
Ng See-yuen
(8 films)
Chang Cheh
Chang Cheh
(16 films)
Jet Li
Jet Li
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yuen Woo-ping (76 films)

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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 Chan Wah-shun
Rating65% 3.2508653.2508653.2508653.2508653.250865
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.
Man of Tai Chi, 1h45
Directed by Keanu Reeves
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Tiger Chen, Simon Yam, Sam Lee, Iko Uwais
Roles Man at Fight Club (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.0007053.0007053.0007053.0007053.000705
Tiger Chen [(Tiger Chen Linhu)] is the sole student of his elderly master's Ling Kong Tai Chi style. While Tiger excels in the physical aspects of his training, Master Yang struggles to instill in Tiger the philosophical aspects, and fears for his character. Tiger harbors a determined ambition to prove the martial effectiveness of the style, as he competes in the local Wulin (武林) contest. In the meantime, HKPD officer Sun-Jing Shi (Karen Mok) has been leading an investigation into Security System Alliance (SSA), a private security firm owned by the mysterious Donaka Mark (Keanu Reeves). Suspected of hosting an illegal fighting operation, Sun-Jing turns one of Donaka's fighters into a mole, but he is discovered and personally killed by Donaka. Despite the setbacks, Sun-Jing wants to continue investigating, but without any evidence Superintendent Wong [(Simon Yam)] has the case closed. Believing the evidence would eventually come through, Sun-Jing secretly continues investigating Donaka and things change with Tiger's involvement.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey, 15h15
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Alexandre Sokourov, Norman Lloyd, Lars von Trier, Paul Schrader, Kyōko Kagawa, Haskell Wexler
Roles Self
Rating83% 4.19464.19464.19464.19464.1946
L'histoire du cinéma international racontée à travers l'histoire de l'innovation cinématographique. Couvrant six continents et douze décennies, il montre comment les cinéastes sont influencés par les événements historiques de leur époque et par les autres cinéastes.
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 Liang official
Rating68% 3.4498953.4498953.4498953.4498953.449895
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:
Double Dare, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities
Actors Zoë Bell, Jeannie Epper, Quentin Tarantino, Lynda Carter, Lucy Lawless, Ken Howard
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.6402153.6402153.6402153.6402153.640215
Zoe Bell, qui a fait ses débuts de cascadeuse dans la série Hercule, est devenue la doublure attitrée de Lucy Lawless, la sculpturale héroïne de Xena, la guerrière.
The Wicked City, 1h36
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Actors Jacky Cheung, Roy Cheung, Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yuen Woo-ping
Roles Sergeant Kayama
Rating56% 2.8049552.8049552.8049552.8049552.804955
The story takes place in Hong Kong in a conflict between worlds of Humans and "Rapters" ("Reptoids" in some dubbed versions) before the handover. A special police unit in the city are investigating a mysterious drug named "Happiness". Taki, one of the policemen, meets his old lover Windy, who is a rapter and now a mistress of a powerful old rapter named Daishu. Taki and other special police members track down and fight Daishu, but later find that he hoped to coexist with humans. The son of Daishu, Shudo, is the mastermind. In the end Shudo is defeated, but Daishu and Taki's friends die, too. Windy leaves alone.
Gameboy Kids, 1h35
Directed by Gordon Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Gangster films
Actors Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Ng Man-tat, Rosamund Kwan, Sandra Ng, Yuen Woo-ping
Roles Master Dragon
Rating50% 2.5412152.5412152.5412152.5412152.541215
In Hong Kong, triad leader Uncle Eight Taels (Jeffrey Lau) is terminally ill and calls his son Wong Kau-tai (Andy Lau) back to take over his position before he dies. Eight Tael's brother, 7.5 Taels (Ng Man-tat) and his bodyguard Chung (Aaron Kwok) awaits for Wong's appearance.
The Banquet, 1h37
Directed by Tsui Hark, Clifton Ko, Joe Cheung, Alfred Cheung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Comedy
Actors Eric Tsang, Carol Cheng, Sammo Hung, John Shum, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai
Roles Man at Dinner
Rating58% 2.902062.902062.902062.902062.90206
Developer Tsang Siu-Chi (Eric Tsang) and his agent (Jacky Cheung) have bought two of a group of four properties. Rival developer, Boss Hung (Sammo Hung) has secured the other two properties. Both aim to buy all four so they can knock them down and build hotels.
My Hero
My Hero (1990)
, 1h33
Directed by Bryan Leung
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Stephen Chow, Ann Bridgewater, Shing Fui On, Peter Yang Kwan, Bryan Leung, Lily Li Li-li
Roles Yi
Rating57% 2.8611752.8611752.8611752.8611752.861175
Restaurant waiter Sing (Stephen Chow) has always been obsessed with manhuas featuring triads and hoping to be part of them. One time, Sing rescues triad leader Wai Kit (Peter Yang), whom takes Sing under his wing. Sing also becomes good friends with Wai's underlings Chun (Wilson Lam) and Bill (Shing Fui-On). Later, Wai intends to retire and chooses his successor from the aforementioned trio. Then, the trio were sent to the Golden Triangle for trading activities, although faced obstacles, but successfully completed the mission. However, after returning to Hong Kong, due to conflicts in the gang, Bill is killed, Sing becomes an outcast and Chun also dies while rescuing Sing. The melancholic Sing then leave the underworld.
Just Heroes, 1h37
Directed by John Woo, Wu Ma
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Gangster films
Actors Danny Lee, Stephen Chow, David Chiang, Chen Kuan-tai, Paul Chun, Wu Ma
Roles membre de triade
Rating63% 3.199683.199683.199683.199683.19968
Following the death of a triad leader, there is conflict within the Hong Kong organised crime syndicate as various possible leaders vie for power. David Chiang attempts to bring the traitor in the midst of his own group to justice following a taped conversation of traitor admitting his crimes, but who cannot be found, while Danny Lee, the elected leader of the triad has his family attacked as he fights unknown enemies to bring the organisation back under control. Their actions are hindered by Chow Sing Chi who is attempting to build up anger between the two completing triads of Hong Kong. The film is brought to a bloody conclusion as the traitor leader of the group storms the triad safe house in a desperate attempt to gain control over the group, but is met by heavy resistance.
Tiger Cage
Tiger Cage (1988)
, 1h32
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Jacky Cheung, Simon Yam, Carol Cheng, Irene Wan, Donnie Yen, Bryan Leung
Roles Master Eight
Rating67% 3.3915853.3915853.3915853.3915853.391585
Les policiers des stups commandé par l'inspecteur Hsiu, font une descente et arrêtent une bande de dealers, mais leur chef, Hsiong, parvient à s'enfuir. Le lendemain, à la veille de son mariage avec Shirley, Hsiu est assassiné par Hsiong. Tous ses collègues se mettent à la poursuite du meurtrier, qu'ils arrêtent finalement alors qu'il s'apprête à embarquer sur un bateau pour quitter Hong Kong. Mais avant qu'ils aient pu l'interroger, le capitaine Wong tue Hsiong. Yau soupçonne alors un de ses collègues d'être lié au trafic de drogues.
Three Against the World, 1h25
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Andy Lau, Rosamund Kwan, Teddy Robin, Carlo Chin, Shing Fui On, Wu Ma
Roles Chia Yi Chen in disguise
Rating66% 3.322043.322043.322043.322043.32204
Lorsque la compagnie d'assurance du père d'un ami de Charlie Chan (Andy Lau) s'engage à veiller sur une copie inestimable du coran pendant qu'elle est exposée, Charlie jure d'aider à protéger le parchemin. Et quand deux escrocs cherchant à dérober le coran se pointent en ville, Charlie fait tout son possible pour déjouer leurs plans et garder la copie en sécurité.
Eastern Condors, 1h34
Directed by Sammo Hung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure
Actors Yuen Biao, Sammo Hung, Yuen Wah, Haing S. Ngor, Lam Ching Ying, Yuen Woo-ping
Roles Yun Yen-Hay/Grandfather
Rating70% 3.5479553.5479553.5479553.5479553.547955
Lieutenant Colonel Lam is an American army officer given a top secret mission by the US military. The mission entails entering Vietnam to destroy an old American bunker filled with missiles before the Viet Cong can get to them.
Mismatched Couples, 1h35
Directed by Yuen Woo-ping
Origin Hong kong
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Hip hop films
Actors Donnie Yen, Yuen Woo-ping, May Lo, Dick Wei
Roles Mini
Rating65% 3.28743.28743.28743.28743.2874
Eddie (Donnie Yen) is a martial artist and hip hop dancer. In the film, he befriends a poor old man named Mini (Yuen Woo-ping). Mini later falls in love with Eddie's older sister, Ying (Wong Wan-si). Later, Eddie's cousin, Stella (May Lo), falls for him, but Eddie actually has his eyes on Anna (Anna Kamiyama). Meanwhile, Kenny (Kenny Perez) also has his eyes on Anna, while there is a fighting champion (Dick Wei) who is obsessed with fighting Eddie.