Chow Yun Fat

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Chow Yun Fat
Chow Yun-fat
Chow in 2007
Background info
Chinese name 周潤發 (traditional)
Pinyin Zhōu Rùnfā (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zau1Jeon6faat3 (Cantonese)
Birthday/Birthplace (1954-05-18) 18 May 1954
Lamma Island, British Hong Kong
Profession(s) Actor
Active Years 1974–present
Wife/Husband Candice Yu (1983–1983)
Jasmine Tan (m. 1986)
[show] Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Actor
1987 A Better Tomorrow
1988 City on Fire
1990 All About Ah-Long
Golden Horse Awards
Best Actor
1985 Hong Kong 1941
1987 An Autumn’s Tale
TVB Anniversary Awards
My Most Memorable Male Leading Role
1999 The Bund

Chow_Yun_Fat’s Biography

Chow Yun Fat grew up in Lamma Island, a fishing village on the outskirts of Hong Kong. At age ten, he moved with his family to the city. At seventeen he left school to become an actor, and enrolled in a training program for actors from a local television production company. Upon completion, he signed a contract with the chain for fourteen years. He became famous starring in the popular series Hotel and The Bund, for this chain. His first participation in the cinema came from the hand of the director Ann Hui, to star in The Story of Woo Viet. From that moment, his career skyrocketed, winning several awards as Best Actor. In 1986, John Woo chose him for the role of Mark in A Better Tomorrow.

After performing a series of romantic comedies and dramas, I would again collaborate with Woo on The Killer and Hard-boiled. These stories were reminiscent of the movies of black movie gangsters, starring Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney. Chow’s performance in Ringo Lam’s City on Fire, which was Quentin Tarantino’s inspiration for Reservoir Dogs, earned him another Best Actor award. After conquering Asia with more than 68 films, Chow went to Hollywood in 1996 for his first English role in The Replacement Killers directed by Antoine Fuqua.

From that moment on, his name began to be common in American cinema, during the early 2000s he participated in films such as The Corruptor, Anna and the King and the Taiwanese film Tiger and Dragon, the great surprise of the year at the Óscar Awards.

This film gave him enough fame in the United States to star in his own film, The Monk of 2003, along with Seann William Scott. The following years he participated in Asian cinema and then participate with a secondary role in Pirates of the Caribbean: at the end of the world, the third part of the saga starring Johnny Depp.

Two years later, in 2009, he co-starred in Dragonball Evolution, the nefarious adaptation in real image of the famous Dragon Ball manga. The resounding failure, both box office and critics and public, stoned his career in Hollywood and since then, with the exception of Shanghai (film) has only participated in films of little importance in his country.

Personal life

Chow has been married twice. First with Candice Yu (Chinese: 余安安) in 1983, who was an actress of Asia Television Ltd. But the marriage did not last long and the two separated after nine months. Subsequently, Chow married in Singapore with Jasmine Chow in 1987. Jasmine had a miscarriage during pregnancy and they have no children. However, Chow Yun-Fat has a goddaughter, Celine Ng.

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