Chow, Yun-Fat
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Yun-Fat Chow

[ Chow, Yun-Fat ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 周润发
Family name: Chow
Country: Hong Kong
Birth date: Wednesday, May 18, [61 years old]
Birth place: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Bio
Yun-Fat Chow (CHOW Yun-Fat / 周润发) is a Hong Kong actor, born on Wednesday, May 18, 1955, in Lamma Island, Hong Kong.
Trivia
  • Won Hong Kong Academy "Best Actor" Awards Three Times: A Better Tomorrow, 1987. City On Fire, 1988, All About Ah Long, 1990.
  • Won Taiwan Golden Horse "Best Actor" Awards Two Times: Hong Kong 1941, 1985. An Autumn's Tale, 1987.
  • Won Asian Pacific Festival "Best Actor" Award for Hong Kong 1941, 1985.
  • Chow Yun-Fat was born of the Hakkha (aka Ha Ka) race, an ethnic group from China that has moved from one region to another without taking up permanent residence since the ancient times. The Hakkha dialect is now the second most popular dialect in Taiwan.
  • CineAsia, the Asian Theatre Owners Convention, named Chow the Star of the Decade.
  • Turned down the role of Morpheus in The Matrix (1999).
  • Chosen one of 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
  • Before going to work on a movie each day, he goes to the nearest market and buys some fresh fruit.
  • Sponsors a lot of charity events such as,"National Wildlife" and many others.
  • Unusually tall by Chinese standards, he was often a head taller than his co-stars in his Hong Kong films, female or male.
  • Tri-lingual, speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
  • Credited as Chow Anderson in the Philippines in his earlier films.
  • He helped Andy Lau in his movie career, after it almost crashed when he refused to sign a contract with TVB, which made him blacklisted from Hong Kong Television.
  • He and Andy Lau made 4 movies together: Ying hung ho hon (1987), Gong woo ching (1987), Du shen (1989), and Dou hap (1991). They also made two TV-series together: "Yang ka cheung" (1986) and "Sou hat yi" (1982).
  • After a first unsuccessful marriage with a fellow Hong Kong star actress, he fell in love and re-married the daughter of one of the richest Chinese dynastic scions from Singapore.
  • Attempted suicide over the break-up after 5-year (1978-1983) romance with popular TV star Idy Chan.
  • Enjoys Photography. His elder sister also is a photographer.
  • Made a surprise cameo in the hit Chinese independent film Du zi deng dai (2004).
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 2012 Da nao tian gong as Jade Emperor
  • 2010 Let the Bullets Fly
  • 2010 Shanghai as Anthony Lan-Ting
  • 2010 Confucius as Confucius
  • 2009 Dragonball Evolution as Master Roshi
  • 2008 The Children of Huang Shi as Chen Hansheng
  • 2007 Stranglehold as Inspector 'Tequila' Yuen
  • 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Captain Sao Feng
  • 2006 Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia as Emperor Ping
  • 2006 Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo as Pan Zhichang
  • 2004 Du zi deng dai
  • 2003 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as Li Mu Bai
  • 2003 Bulletproof Monk as Monk With No Name
  • 2000 Wo hu cang long as Master Li Mu Bai
  • 1999 Anna and the King as King Mongkut
  • 1999 The Corruptor as Nick Chen
  • 1998 The Replacement Killers as John Lee
  • 1995 Woh ping faan dim
  • 1994 Du shen 2 as Ko Chun
  • 1994 Hua qi Shao Lin
  • 1994 Xian ren zhang
  • 1992 Xia dao Gao Fei
  • 1992 Lat sau san taam as Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen
  • 1992 Wo ai chou wen chai
  • 1991 Dei ha ching
  • 1991 Jian yu feng yun II: Tao fan as Chung Tin Ching
  • 1991 Zong heng si hai as Red Bean Pudding (Joe)
  • 1991 Dou hap as Ko Chun
  • 1989 Du shen as Ko Chun
  • 1989 Ying hung boon sik III jik yeung ji gor as Mark Gor
  • 1989 Dip huet seung hung as Ah Jong
  • 1989 Ban wo chuang tian ya
  • 1989 A Lang de gu shi
  • 1989 Ji xing gong zhao
  • 1989 Wo zai hei she hui de ri zi
  • 1988 Sing si jin jang as Officer Dick Lee Chiu
  • 1988 Daai jeung foo yat gei
  • 1988 Chang duan jiao zhi lian
  • 1988 Lo foo chut gang as Sgt. Francis Li
  • 1988 Ba xing bao xi
  • 1988 Jing zhuong zhui nu zi zhi er
  • 1988 Gong zi duo qing
  • 1988 Yu Ta-fu chuan ji
  • 1988 Zai jian ying xiong
  • 1987 Ying hung boon sik II as Mark Lee
  • 1987 Gam yuk fung wan as 41671
  • 1987 Jiang hu long hu men as Chang Ho-Tien
  • 1987 Chou tin dik tong wah as Boat-head
  • 1987 Cheng chong chui lui chai
  • 1987 Gong woo ching as Li Ah-Chai
  • 1987 Xiao sheng meng jing hun
  • 1987 Ying hung ho hon as Li Ah Chai
  • 1987 Lung fu fong wan as Ko Chow
  • 1987 Gui xin niang
  • 1987 Yi ben wu yan
  • 1986 Ying hung boon sik as Mark Gor
  • 1986 Meng zhong ren
  • 1986 Chu yi shi wu
  • 1986 Din lo jing juen
  • 1986 Ni qing wo yuan
  • 1986 Sha qi er ren zu
  • 1986 Yang ka cheung
  • 1986 Yi gai yun tian
  • 1986 Yuan Zhen-Xia yu Wei Si-Li
  • 1985 Nu ren xin
  • 1985 Dai heung kong
  • 1985 Hoh bit yau ngoh
  • 1985 Mei gui de gu shi
  • 1985 Qi yuan
  • 1985 San jaat si hing - juk jaap
  • 1984 Dang doi lai ming as Yip Kim Fay
  • 1984 Qing cheng zhi lian
  • 1984 Ling qi bi ren
  • 1984 Siu mo kong wu as Lingwu Chung
  • 1983 But dou san hung
  • 1983 Xue han jin qian
  • 1983 Bo yum yan
  • 1983 Fa sing
  • 1983 Shang Hai tan
  • 1983 Shang Hai tan xu ji
  • 1982 Xun cheng ma
  • 1982 Lie tou
  • 1982 Ai yu kuang chao
  • 1982 Fo fung wong
  • 1982 Sou hat yi as Beggar So
  • 1981 Woo Yuet dik goo si
  • 1981 Chin wong kwun ying wui
  • 1981 Zhi fa zhe
  • 1980 Xi gan xian
  • 1980 Meng nu da zei sha zhen tan
  • 1980 Ban ye
  • 1980 Hei kek wong
  • 1980 Shi ba
  • 1979 Mong chung yan
  • 1978 Jing wang shuang xiong
  • 1978 Keung yan
  • 1978 'O' nu
  • 1977 Ren ce
  • 1977 Ga bin
  • 1977 Chuang shang de gu shi
  • 1976 Lao jia xie pai gu ye zi
  • 1976 Xin Su xiao mei san nan xin lang
  • 1976 Tou tai ren
  • 1976 Chi nu
  • 1976 Saat sau qi shi er siu si
  • 1995 Woh ping faan dim
  • 1989 A Lang de gu shi
  • 1992 Lat sau san taam
  • 1987 Ying hung ho hon
  • 1998 StarCraft
  • 1996 Diablo
  • 1992 Reservoir Dogs
  • 2007 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2007 Entertainment Tonight
  • 2007 Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood
  • 2000 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2000 HBO First Look
  • 1999 From the (Under)Ground Up: The Making of 'The Corruptor'
  • 1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • 1996 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2
  • 1994 Cinema of Vengeance
  • 2007 Planet Voice
  • 1997 Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san
  • 1994 Who Do You Think You're Fooling?
As a composer:
  • 1992 Lat sau san taam
  • 1987 Ying hung ho hon
  • 1998 StarCraft
  • 1996 Diablo
  • 1992 Reservoir Dogs
  • 2007 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2007 Entertainment Tonight
  • 2007 Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood
  • 2000 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2000 HBO First Look
  • 1999 From the (Under)Ground Up: The Making of 'The Corruptor'
  • 1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • 1996 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2
  • 1994 Cinema of Vengeance
  • 2007 Planet Voice
  • 1997 Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san
  • 1994 Who Do You Think You're Fooling?
Self:
  • 2007 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2007 Entertainment Tonight
  • 2007 Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood
  • 2000 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 2000 The 72nd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2000 HBO First Look
  • 1999 From the (Under)Ground Up: The Making of 'The Corruptor'
  • 1998 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • 1996 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2
  • 1994 Cinema of Vengeance
  • 2007 Planet Voice
  • 1997 Do san 3: Chi siu nin do san
  • 1994 Who Do You Think You're Fooling?

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
Curse of the Golden FlowerCurse of the Golden Flower

Man Cheng Jin Dai Huang Jin Jia

as Emperor Ping

Year: 2006

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Wo Hu Cang Long

as Master Li Mu Bai (as Chow Yun Fat)

Year: 2000

Hard-BoiledHard-Boiled

Laat Sau Sen Taan

as Insp. Yuen (Tequila) (as Chow Yun Fat)

Year: 1992

Killer, TheKiller, The

Dip Huet Seung Hung

as Ah Jong (as Chow Yun Fat)

Year: 1989

 




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