Chow Stephen

Stephen Chow Sing-Chi is a Hong Kong actor, comedian, screenwriter, film director and producer.

Stephen Chow began as a temporary actor for TVB. He entered TVB in early 1980s, and was trained there, although he had few opportunities to appear in films. Chow graduated from TVB's acting classes in 1982. Chow began to find some success with the children programme 430 Space Shuttle, which he co-hosted with Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.

In 1987, Chow entered into the movie industry through the film Final Justice, which won him the Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor.

While Chow became quite well known on TVB for his comedies (especially 1989's The Final Combat), he shot to stardom in 1990's All for the Winner. This film made him and his older sidekick Ng Man-Tat two of the most sought-after stars in the Hong Kong film industry. Chow would collaborate with Ng on many of his more successful comedies, including Shaolin Soccer. Chow became Hong Kong's undisputed No. 1 comedian, taking over the mantle of Michael Hui. Unlike Hui, Chow's comedies are of the mo lei tau genre. With his expert comic timing and "rubber-faced mannerisms" , Chow ranked alongside Andy Lau, Chow Yun-fat and Jackie Chan as the major box office draws of the 1990s.

In 1994 Chow began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love, which he co-directed with Lee Lik-Chi. In the later half of the 1990s, mainland China began to warm to Stephen Chow movies. His film duology A Chinese Odyssey (1994) became (and remains) a cult classic in mainland China, baffling many Hong Kong observers, as the duology did only moderately well in Hong Kong. Nonetheless, on the mainland Chow rapidly became one of Hong Kong's most iconic film stars.

In 2001 his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over 60 million(60000000) HK dollars. The film won Best picture, and Chow won Best Actor and Best Director at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, receiving a total of seven wins from 2001-2003, including the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director. It was his first international hit and established his reputation in the West. In 2004 he directed the film Kung Fu Hustle winning 18 awards including BAFTA Best Film not in the English Language, five Golden Horse Awards and six Hong Kong Film Awards.

Chow's film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007 the film was given the title CJ7 (长江七号 Chang Jiang qi hao), a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions—Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. This film introduced newcomer Kitty Zhang as his romantic lead.

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Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
1989
30
Duen Fei Main Role
6.0

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2008
Unknown Role
6.2
2008
Ti Main Role
7.6
2004
Sing Main Role
8.2
2001
Ah Sing Main Role
7.8
1999
Master Wong Main Role
7.2
1999
Policeman with dog (cameo) Guest Role
7.7
1999
Wan Tin-Sau Main Role
6.3
1998
Ho Kam Sui Main Role
6.8
1997
Chan Mon-Gut Main Role
6.7
1996
Stephen Chow Main Role
7.7
1997
Son number 3 Main Role
7.8
1996
Ling Ling Fat Main Role
8.0
1995
Lee Chak Sing Main Role
7.7
1995
Chi Juen Bo / Joker / Monkey King Main Role
7.8
1995
Chi Juen Bo/ Suen Ng Hung / Joker Main Role
7.7
1995
Leon Main Role
7.1
1994
Judge Bao Zheng Main Role
8.1
1994
Ling ling Chai / Chat Main Role
8.1
1993
Main Role
7.3
1993
ang Pak Fu / Wah On Main Role
8.2
1992
So Chan Main Role
7.3
1992
Duke Wai Siu Bo/Wilson Bond Main Role
7.5
1992
Wilson Bond Main Role
7.9
1992
Main Role
7.4
1992
Chow Sing-Sing Main Role
7.5
1992
Shang Foon Main Role
7.6
1992
Lau Chin Main Role
7.0
1992
Duen Siu Fei Guest Role
6.0
1991
Romeo/Shun Main Role
6.8
1991
Chow Sing Cho / Saint of Gamblers Main Role
7.5
1991
[ voice only ] Narrator (Cantonese version) Main Role
8.0
1991
Sing Main Role
7.0
1991
Koo Jing / Chi Man-Jing Main Role
8.2
1990
Chow Sing Cho / Saint of Gamblers Main Role
7.9
1991
Unknown Role
9.0
1991
Main Role
7.2
1990
Sing Main Role
7.9
1990
Pepper (Chiu Man Keung) Main Role
7.2
1990
Sam Shek Kam Shui Main Role
5.3
1990
Sing Main Role
6.4
1989
'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao Main Role
6.0
1989
Andy Yau Supporting Role
7.3

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    EXO_HOLIC Jun 22, 2014

    Happy birthday

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    Plural Jun 22, 2014

    Happy birthday, the legend!

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    Kealohalani808 Jun 22, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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    Cheer Jan 31, 2014

    One of the first Asian actors I knew and I am still impressed by him until now. I always rewatch his films because they're that great!

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    JaeHyun Jun 23, 2013

    Belated happy birthday!! :D

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    freeangel Jun 22, 2013

    Happy Birthday oppa!

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    yourebeautiful Jun 22, 2013

    happy birthday!

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    1WhiteRose Jun 22, 2013

    Happy birthday ^^

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    Rourou Jan 18, 2013

    He owns a special place in my heart! One of my favourite actors when it comes to old films.
    I am always pleased with his productions ^^

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    PrettyBrown_Eyes Apr 17, 2012

    He is my all time absolute favourite actor no competition! I have all his films (no jokes) and have seen them over a million times...been watching him since forever and he continues to be an absolute legend!!

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      yanchan May 29, 2012

      me too... i'm forever in love with stephen chow's movies and i've seen almost all of his movies. I've added some of his movies into my lists. if possible maybe you can add the movies you've watched into your lists so we can see stephen chow's statistics growing. :)

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      PrettyBrown_Eyes Jul 1, 2012

      HAHA yes I've just done that! I practically added all of them theyre all my favourites and rewatched millions of times! Been watching his stuff since I was a child <3 know all the words and everything aha!!

Details

  • Name:

    Chow Stephen
  • Native name:

    周星馳
  • Also Known as:

    Chau Sing Chi
  • Nationality:

    Hong Konger
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    June 22, 1962
  • Age:

    52