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: 78
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. Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2010 Reign of Assassins
Movie
7.8
1989 Just Heroes
Movie
6.9
1985 Run Tiger, Run
Movie
3.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2017 Manhunt
Movie
7.1
2015 The Crossing 2
Movie
7.6
2014 The Crossing 1
Movie
7.6
2009 Red Cliff 2
Movie
8.4
2008 Red Cliff
Movie
8.3
1992 Hard Boiled
Movie
7.8
1991 Once a Thief
Movie
7.6
1990 Bullet in the Head
Movie
7.7
1989 The Killer
Movie
7.9
1987 A Better Tomorrow 2
Movie
7.7
1986 Blast Heroes
Movie
8.2
1986 A Better Tomorrow
Movie
7.9
1985 The Time You Need a Friend
Movie
0.0
1982 Plain Jane to the Rescue
Movie
0.0
1982 To Hell with the Devil
Movie
0.0
1980 Laughing Times
Movie
6.0
1980 From Riches to Rags
Movie
6.5
1979 Last Hurrah for Chivalry
Movie
7.1
1978 Hello, Late Homecomers
Movie
0.0
1978 Follow the Star
Movie
0.0
1976 Hand of Death
Movie
6.5
1975 The Young Dragons
Movie
6.1
1975 The Dragon Tamers
Movie
10.0
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2007 Blood Brothers
Movie
6.5
1996 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Movie
7.3
1995 Don't Cry, Nanking
Movie
0.0
Assistant Director
Year Title Type Rating
1973 Fist to Fist
Movie
6.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2022 The King of Wuxia
Taiwanese Movie, 2022,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
0.0
2016 Ken San
Japanese Movie, 2016,
[Himself] (Guest Role)
[Himself]
Guest Role
1.0
2011 Beginning of the Great Revival
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Lin Sen (Support Role)
Lin Sen
Support Role
6.9
2009 The Founding of a Republic
Chinese Movie, 2009,
Liu Wen Hui [PLA genearl (Guest Role)
Liu Wen Hui [PLA genearl
Guest Role
6.9
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
7.7
1997 Task Force
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
[Police Chief] (Support Role)
[Police Chief]
Support Role
0.0
1992 Hard Boiled
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Mr. Woo [Uncredited] (Support Role)
Mr. Woo [Uncredited]
Support Role
7.8
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
[Man on stairs] (Guest Role)
[Man on stairs]
Guest Role
7.2
1991 Once a Thief
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Stanley Wu [Uncredited] (Support Role)
Stanley Wu [Uncredited]
Support Role
7.6
1990 Rebel from China
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Kwong (Main Role)
Kwong
Main Role
0.0
1990 Bullet in the Head
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Policeman (Support Role)
Policeman
Support Role
7.7
1986 A Better Tomorrow
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Inspector Wu (Support Role)
Inspector Wu
Support Role
7.9
1979 Itchy Fingers
Hong Kong Movie, 1979,
[Triad boss] (Support Role)
[Triad boss]
Support Role
7.0
1978 Follow the Star
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
[Miss Chen's father] (Support Role)
[Miss Chen's father]
Support Role
0.0
1976 Hand of Death
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
Scholar Cheng (Support Role)
Scholar Cheng
Support Role
6.5
1975 The Young Dragons
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
[Kin's message deliverer] (Support Role)
[Kin's message deliverer]
Support Role
6.1
1974 Young Lovers on Flying Wheels
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
[Man at bike reclaim center] (Bit part)
[Man at bike reclaim center]
Bit part
0.0
1974 The Godfathers of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Movie, 1974,
[Thug] (Bit part)
[Thug]
Bit part
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 Mask Singer Season 5
Chinese TV Show, 2020, 11 eps
(Ep. 6-7) (Guest)
11
(Ep. 6-7)
Guest
8.2
2006 Be My Guest
Hong Kong TV Show, 2006, 160 eps
(Ep. 112) (Guest)
160
(Ep. 112)
Guest
6.7
2002 A Date with Lu Yu
Chinese TV Show, 2002, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
9.0
1996 King's Brunch
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 1214 eps
(20090404) (Guest)
1214
(20090404)
Guest
0.0
1989 Celebrity Talk Show Season 2
Hong Kong TV Show, 1989, 17 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
17
(Ep. 6)
Guest
0.0
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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: 78

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