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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon. Lee was born in San Francisco to parents of Hong Kong heritage but was raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Lee emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time that he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked a major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world, as well. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse. Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He initially trained in Wing Chun, but he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favouring instead to utilise useful techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist). Description above from the Wikipedia article Bruce Lee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia. Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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Born:
Nov 27, 1940 In Hong Kong
Movie/TV Credits:
55
First Appeared:
In the movie Sebring
Latest Project:
Movie Bruce Lee - Too Young to Die 2015-12-12
Known For
Poster of Bruce Lee in G.O.D.
Poster of Fist of Fury
Poster of Longstreet
Poster of Blondie
Filmography
Movie Sebring Archive Footage 2019
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself (archive footage) 2019
Movie Bruce Lee - Too Young to Die Himself [archive footage] 2015-12-12
Movie I Am Bruce Lee Himself (archive footage) 2012-02-09
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself (archive footage) 2009-05-17
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself (archive footage) 2003-01-01
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee (archive footage) 2002-06-01
Movie Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Himself 2002-12-10
Movie Modern Warriors Himself (archive footage) 2002-08-20
Movie Bruce Lee in G.O.D. Hai Tien (archive footage) 2000-11-25
Movie Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey Himself (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Movie Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Movie The Lees: Action Speaks Louder Himself 1999-10-25
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1998-07-17
Movie Bruce Lee: In His Own Words Himself (archive footage) 1998-07-01
Movie The Path of the Dragon Himself (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Movie Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Himself (archive footage) 1996-08-30
Movie Top Fighter Himself (Archive Footage) 1995-06-15
Movie Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Himself (archive footage) 1995-01-01
Movie Cinema of Vengeance (archive footage) 1994-01-01
Movie Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee Himself (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie The Curse of the Dragon Himself (archive footage) 1993-06-30
Movie The Best of Martial Arts Films Himself (archive footage) 1990-01-01
Movie Amazing Masters Of Martial Arts Himself (archive footage) 1985-03-14
Movie Bruce Lee: The Legend Himself (archive footage) 1984-01-01
Movie Game of Death II Billy Lo / Lee Chen-chiang 1981-03-21
Movie Fist of Fear, Touch of Death The Martial Arts Master (archive footage) 1980-09-01
Movie Game of Death Billy Lo 1979-06-08
Movie The Last Fist of Fury Himself 1977-01-13
Movie Burce Lee a legenda Bruce Lee 1977-01-10
Movie Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend Himself (archive footage) 1977-04-30
Movie Fury of the Dragon Kato 1976-10-14
Movie The Green Hornet Kato 1974-03-21
Movie Kung Fu Killers Himself 1974-01-01
Movie The Real Bruce Lee Himself 1973-12-31
Movie Enter the Dragon Lee 1973-08-17
Movie Fist of Unicorn Himself (Behind The Scenes Footage) 1973-03-01
Movie The Way of the Dragon Tang Lung (a.k.a. Dragon) 1972-06-01
Movie Fist of Fury Chen Zhen 1972-03-22
Movie Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview Himself 1971-12-09
Movie The Big Boss Cheng Chiu On 1971-10-02
Series Longstreet Li Tsung 1971-09-16
Movie Marlowe Winslow Wong 1969-09-19
Series Here Come the Brides Lin 1968-09-25
Series Blondie Karate Instructor 1968-09-26
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Series The Green Hornet Kato 1966-09-09
Movie The Green Hornet Kato 1966-09-09
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12
Movie The Orphan Ah Sam 1960-03-02
Movie An Orphan's Tragedy Young Frank Wong Fuk-wan 1955-01-01
Movie Er nu zhai Le fils fainéant 1955-01-01
Movie In the Face of Demolition 1953-11-26
Movie The Guiding Light San at 13 1953-01-01
Movie The Kid 1950-05-31