Agree? These are Hong Kong's top 10 actors of all time

4 September 2013 / 3 years 1 month ago

Hong Kong had no doubt made its name well-known for film-making throughout Asia-Pacific and sometimes beyond international recognition too. Lots of Hong Kong male film actors have achieved outstanding popularity and success.

Check out China Whisper's personal pick of the 10 best Hong Kong male movie stars.

1. Bruce Lee 李小龙

Bruce Lee (1940 –1973) was a famous Hong Kong action film actor. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. His most famous movies include The Chinese Connection and Fists of Fury.

2. Chow Yun-Fat 周润发

Chow Yun-Fat (born in 1955) is a well-known Hong Kong actor. He is best known for heroic bloodshed genre films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled; In 2000, he starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

3. Stephen Chow 周星驰

Stephen Chow (born in 1962) is film a kong Kong film actor & director. He is dubbed the “King of Comedy” by the Hong Kong press. His most famous flims include All for The Winner (1990), A Chinese Odyssey series, Shaolin Soccer (2001) and Kung Fu Hustle (2004).

4. Jackie Chan 成龙

Jackie Chan (born in 1954) is a Hong Kong action film actor. He is known for his acrobatic fighting style, use of improvised weapons, and innovative stunts. Jackie Chan has been acting in over 150 films. His best movies include Drunken Master, Police Story, Project A and Rush Hour 1 & 2.

5. Jet Li 李连杰

Jet Li (born1963) is a very professional martial artist film actor. He made his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). His most notale films are the Once Upon A Time In China series, Romeo Must Die (2000). Kiss of the Dragon and The Forbidden Kingdom.

6. Leslie Cheung 张国荣

Leslie Cheung (1956 – 2003) was famous Kong Kong film actor, CNN considered Cheung as the one of “Asia’s 25 Greatest Actors of All Time.” Days of Being Wild, Farewell My Concubine, Ashes Of Time and Happy Together are all his best movies. On April 1, 2003, Leslie Cheung committed suicide by jumping from the 24th floor of a Hotel in Hong Kong for depression.

7. Tony Leung Chiu Wai 梁朝伟

Tony Leung Chiu Wai (born in 1962) is regarded as one of the biggest actors in Hong Kong and one of the few who may be recognized internationally.  Leung has a number of popular movies including Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and 2046, Lust, Caution.

8. Andy Lau 刘德华

Andy Lau (born in 1961) works in a variety of genres, from crime thrillers and martial arts to comedies and straight romances, Lau is a diverse and dedicated talent, with over 140 films to his name… His best films include As Tears Go By(1988), Infernal Affairs (2002), Yesterday Once More (2004) and House of Flying Daggers (2004).

9. Tony Leung Ka-fai 梁家辉

Tony Leung Ka-fai (born in 1958) is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. Leung has been in the film industry for more than 30 years with a variety of roles. His best films are Burning of the Imperial Palace (1983), A Better Tomorrow 3 (1989), God of Gamblers Returns (1994) and Cold War (2012).

10. Ekin Cheng 郑伊健

Ekin Cheng is a Hong Kong film actor. He made his debut in the famous Hong Kong triads movie Young and Dangerous series. His other films include The Legend of Speed, A Man Called Hero, My Wife is 18 and The Twins Effect. 

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