John Woo

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  • Native name: 吳宇森
  • Also Known as: 吴宇森;Wú Yǔ Sēn;Wu Yu Sheng;Yusen Wu;Wu Yu-shen
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 1, 1946
  • Age: 73

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John Woo

  • Name: John Woo
  • Native name: 吳宇森
  • Also Known as: 吴宇森;Wú Yǔ Sēn;Wu Yu Sheng;Yusen Wu;Wu Yu-shen
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: May 1, 1946
  • Age: 73
Born in southern China, John Woo grew up in Hong Kong, where he began his film career as an assistant director in 1969, working for Shaw Brothers Studios. He directed his first feature in 1973 and has been a prolific director ever since, working in a wide variety of genres before A Better Tomorrow (1986) established his reputation as a master stylist specializing in ultra-violent gangster films and thrillers, with hugely elaborate action scenes shot with breathtaking panache. After gaining a cult reputation in the US with The Killer (1989), Woo was offered a Hollywood contract.
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2015 The Crossing Part 2
Movie
7.9
2014 The Crossing
Movie
7.8
2010 Reign Of Assassins
Movie
7.8
1989 Just Heroes
Movie
8.0
1985 Run Tiger, Run
Movie
3.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2017 Manhunt
Movie
7.1
2009 Red Cliff 2
Movie
8.6
2008 Red Cliff
Movie
8.4
1992 Hard Boiled
Movie
8.1
1991 Once a Thief
Movie
7.8
1990 Bullet in the Head
Movie
8.1
1989 The Killer
Movie
8.1
1987 A Better Tomorrow 2
Movie
8.3
1986 A Better Tomorrow
Movie
8.1
1979 Last Hurrah for Chivalry
Movie
7.6
1976 Hand of Death
Movie
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Himself (Support Role)
Himself
Support Role
7.5
1992 Hard Boiled
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Mr. Woo (uncredited) (Support Role)
Mr. Woo (uncredited)
Support Role
8.1
1991 Once a Thief
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Stanley Wu (uncredited) (Support Role)
Stanley Wu (uncredited)
Support Role
7.8
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
[Man on stairs] (Guest Role)
[Man on stairs]
Guest Role
7.0
1990 Bullet in the Head
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Policeman (Support Role)
Policeman
Support Role
8.1
1986 A Better Tomorrow
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Inspector Wu (Support Role)
Inspector Wu
Support Role
8.1
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