Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

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  • Name: Bruce Lee
  • Native name: 李小龍
  • Given name: Lee Jun-fan
  • Also Known as: Li Yuanxin, Li Yuanjian, Li Xiaolong
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 27, 1940
  • Died: July 20, 1973

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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

  • Name: Bruce Lee
  • Native name: 李小龍
  • Given name: Lee Jun-fan
  • Also Known as: Li Yuanxin, Li Yuanjian, Li Xiaolong
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 27, 1940
  • Died: July 20, 1973
Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and the founder of 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 the 20th century, 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 The 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 use 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).

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Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1981 Game of Death II
Hong Kong Movie, 1981,
Lee Chen chiang (Main Role)
Lee Chen chiang
Main Role
6.0
1979 Game of Death
Hong Kong Movie, 1979,
Hai Tien (Main Role)
Hai Tien
Main Role
7.6
1979 Fist of Fury 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1979,
Chen Zhen [in archive footage] (Support Role)
Chen Zhen [in archive footage]
Support Role
8.6
1973 Enter the Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
Lee (Main Role)
Lee
Main Role
8.3
1972 Way of the Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
Tang Lung (Main Role)
Tang Lung
Main Role
8.1
1972 Fist of Fury
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
Chen Zhen (Main Role)
Chen Zhen
Main Role
7.8
1971 The Big Boss
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
Cheng Chao-an (Main Role)
Cheng Chao-an
Main Role
7.7
1960 The Orphan
Hong Kong Movie, 1960,
Sam (Support Role)
Sam
Support Role
8.5
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