Wo Ping Jyun

Yuen Woo Ping

  • Name: Yuen Woo Ping
  • Native name: 袁和平
  • Also Known as: Yuan He Ping, Yuen Wo Ping
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: 1945
  • Age: 79
Yuen Woo Ping is a director. He achieved his first directing credit in 1978 on the seminal Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, starring Jackie Chan, followed quickly by Drunken Master. The films were smash hits, launching Jackie Chan as a major film star, turning Seasonal Films into a major independent production company, and starting a trend towards comedy in martial arts films that continues to the present day.

Yuen went on to work with such figures as Sammo Hung in Magnificent Butcher (1979), Yuen Biao in Dreadnaught (1981), Donnie Yen in Iron Monkey (1993), and Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh in Tai Chi Master (1993), and Wing Chun (1994).

Yuen's works, particularly his action choreography on Fist of Legend (1994), attracted the attention of the Wachowskis, who hired him as the martial arts choreographer on The Matrix (1999). The success of this collaboration, plus his action choreography on the following year's hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, made him a highly sought-after figure in Hollywood. He went on to work on the Matrix sequels and Kill Bill (2003).

More recent action choreography duties in Hong Kong cinema have included Kung Fu Hustle (2004), starring Stephen Chow, and Fearless (2006), starring Jet Li.

Yuen also choreographed the action sequences in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), a Hollywood martial arts–adventure film, which was the first film to star two of the best-known names in the martial arts film genre, Jackie Chan and Jet Li. He worked as a fight choreography consultant on Ninja Assassin (2009).

In late 2010, Yuen released his first film as director since 1996, True Legend, starring Vincent Zhao and Jay Chou.

Yuen went on to work as stunt co-ordinator in two South Indian films, Enthiran (2010) and I (2014), both directed by S. Shankar.

In 2015, Yuen directed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, re-creating many of his signature action choreographies.

(Source: Wikipedia) Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2020 Septet: The Story of Hong Kong
Movie
7.7
2018 Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy
Movie
7.8
2017 The Thousand Faces of Dunjia
Movie
7.2
2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Movie
7.5
2010 True Legend
Movie
7.4
2003 The Tai Chi Master
Movie
0.0
1999 The New Shaolin Temple
Drama
0.0
1998 The Tai Chi Master
Drama
7.4
1996 Iron Monkey 2
Movie
7.3
1996 Tai Chi Boxer
Movie
7.6
1994 Wing Chun
Movie
7.7
1993 Tai-Chi Master
Movie
7.7
1993 Iron Monkey 1
Movie
7.8
1993 Last Hero in China
Movie
7.8
1991 Tiger Cage 3
Movie
0.0
1990 Tiger Cage 2
Movie
7.6
1989 In the Line of Duty 4: Witness
Movie
7.4
1988 Tiger Cage 1
Movie
7.5
1985 Mismatched Couples
Movie
7.8
1984 Drunken Tai Chi
Movie
7.3
1982 Legend of a Fighter
Movie
8.3
1982 The Miracle Fighters
Movie
8.0
1981 Dreadnaught
Movie
9.0
1979 Magnificent Butcher
Movie
7.7
1979 Dance of the Drunk Mantis
Movie
7.8
1978 Drunken Master
Movie
8.0
1978 Snake in the Eagle's Shadow
Movie
7.8
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
1983 Shaolin Drunkard
Movie
8.0
Stunt Coordinator
Year Title Type Rating
1977 Arson: The Criminals, Part III
Movie
0.0
1976 Homicides: The Criminals Part II
Movie
0.0
1974 The Shadow Boxer
Movie
7.0
Producing Director
Year Title Type Rating
1986 The Close Encounter of the Vampire
Movie
0.0
1980 The Buddhist Fist
Movie
8.0
Martial Arts Director
Year Title Type Rating
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Movie
8.3
1979 Revenge of the Shaolin Master
Movie
0.0
1977 To Kill a Jaguar
Movie
6.0
1974 From China with Death
Movie
0.0
1973 The Black Belt
Movie
0.0
1973 The Money Tree
Movie
0.0
1973 Fist to Fist
Movie
6.0
1973 Heroes of Sung
Movie
0.0
1972 The Bloody Fists
Movie
6.2
1972 The Killer
Movie
0.0
1971 The Mad Killer
Movie
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2021 Kung Fu Stuntmen
Hong Kong Movie, 2021,
[Himself] (Guest Role)
[Himself]
Guest Role
8.0
2013 Man of Tai Chi
Chinese Movie, 2013,
[Man at fight club - uncredited] (Guest Role)
[Man at fight club - uncredited]
Guest Role
6.9
2013 The Grandmaster
Hong Kong Movie, 2013,
Chan Wah Shun (Guest Role)
Chan Wah Shun
Guest Role
7.5
1993 Bogus Cops
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
[Sleeping police officer] (Support Role)
[Sleeping police officer]
Support Role
0.0
1992 The Wicked City
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Sergeant Kayama (Guest Role)
Sergeant Kayama
Guest Role
6.5
1992 Game Kids
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Master Dragon (Support Role)
Master Dragon
Support Role
7.0
1990 My Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Yi (Support Role)
Yi
Support Role
6.8
1989 Just Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
6.8
1988 Three Against the World
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
[Chia Yi Chen in disguise] (Support Role)
[Chia Yi Chen in disguise]
Support Role
7.8
1987 Eastern Condors
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Yun Yen Hoy [Grandpa] (Support Role)
Yun Yen Hoy [Grandpa]
Support Role
7.4
1985 Mismatched Couples
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Mini (Support Role)
Mini
Support Role
7.8
1984 Merry Christmas
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
[Paula's cousin] (Support Role)
[Paula's cousin]
Support Role
8.1
1983 Shaolin Drunkard
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
[Night watchman] (Guest Role)
[Night watchman]
Guest Role
8.0
1978 Sensual Pleasures
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
6.0
1978 The Kung Fu Stars
Hong Kong Movie, 1978,
(Support Role)
Support Role
4.0
1976 Farewell to a Warrior
Hong Kong Movie, 1976,
[Soldier] (Guest Role)
[Soldier]
Guest Role
0.0
1975 Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1975 The Imposter
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1975 Lady of the Law
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
[Bandit] (Guest Role)
[Bandit]
Guest Role
0.0
1975 The Protectors
Hong Kong Movie, 1975,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1973 The Bastard
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
[Gu's thug] (Guest Role)
[Gu's thug]
Guest Role
6.0
1973 Fist to Fist
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
6.0
1973 Heroes of Sung
Hong Kong Movie, 1973,
[Prison officer] (Guest Role)
[Prison officer]
Guest Role
0.0
1972 Trilogy of Swordsmanship
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
{White Water Strand} [Soldier] (Guest Role)
{White Water Strand} [Soldier]
Guest Role
0.0
1972 Man of Iron
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Thug] (Guest Role)
[Thug]
Guest Role
6.0
1972 The Bloody Fists
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Chin San's brother] (Support Role)
[Chin San's brother]
Support Role
6.2
1972 The Angry Guest
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Jin Long student] (Guest Role)
[Jin Long student]
Guest Role
6.0
1972 The Lizard
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Casino thug] (Guest Role)
[Casino thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1972 The Killer
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Thug] (Guest Role)
[Thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1972 The Fists of Vengeance
Hong Kong Movie, 1972,
[Japanese] (Guest Role)
[Japanese]
Guest Role
0.0
1971 The Deadly Duo
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
7.7
1971 Duel of Fists
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
[Chiang Ren's man] (Guest Role)
[Chiang Ren's man]
Guest Role
6.0
1971 The Mad Killer
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1971 The Anonymous Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
[Drunk officer] (Guest Role)
[Drunk officer]
Guest Role
5.0
1971 The Duel
Hong Kong Movie, 1971,
[Gan's man] (Guest Role)
[Gan's man]
Guest Role
7.3
1970 The Singing Killer
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Fung's thug] (Guest Role)
[Fung's thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1970 The Chinese Boxer
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
A Hai (Guest Role)
A Hai
Guest Role
7.4
1970 The Secret of the Dirk
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
6.0
1970 Swordswomen Three
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Thug] (Guest Role)
[Thug]
Guest Role
6.0
1970 Secret Agent No. 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Thug] (Guest Role)
[Thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1970 The Winged Tiger
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Martial artist] (Guest Role)
[Martial artist]
Guest Role
7.3
1970 The Wandering Swordsman
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Robber] (Guest Role)
[Robber]
Guest Role
7.5
1970 The Twelve Gold Medallions
Hong Kong Movie, 1970,
[Mountain slicing squad] (Guest Role)
[Mountain slicing squad]
Guest Role
7.5
1969 Redress
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
[Bandit] (Guest Role)
[Bandit]
Guest Role
0.0
1969 Supreme Sword
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1969 Twelve Deadly Coins
Hong Kong Movie, 1969,
[Bandit] (Guest Role)
[Bandit]
Guest Role
0.0
1968 The Unicorn Fortress
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1968 Dragon Fortress
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1968 The Sword of Swords
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
[Shang's thug] (Guest Role)
[Shang's thug]
Guest Role
8.0
1968 The Magic Whip
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1968 That Fiery Girl
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
[Hulu Valley's bandit] (Guest Role)
[Hulu Valley's bandit]
Guest Role
0.0
1968 The Killing Sword
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
[Thug] (Guest Role)
[Thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1968 Red Lamp Shaded in Blood
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1968 Buddhist Spiritual Palm Returned
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1968 The Silver Fox
Hong Kong Movie, 1968,
[Old teacher's man] (Guest Role)
[Old teacher's man]
Guest Role
7.3
1967 Lady in Distress: The Invincible Fighter
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1967 The Assassin
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1967 Rape of the Sword
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
[Lu's soldier] (Guest Role)
[Lu's soldier]
Guest Role
0.0
1967 Lady Black Cat Strikes Again
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
[Gang member] (Guest Role)
[Gang member]
Guest Role
0.0
1967 The Silent Swordsman
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
[General Lu's soldier] (Guest Role)
[General Lu's soldier]
Guest Role
6.0
1967 The Professionals
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
[Extra] (Guest Role)
[Extra]
Guest Role
0.0
1967 Lady in Black Cracks the Gate of Hell
Hong Kong Movie, 1967,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1966 Smiling Fire, the Lady Thief
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
[Thug] (Guest Role)
[Thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1966 The Aftermath of a Fire
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
0.0
1966 The Knight of Knights
Hong Kong Movie, 1966,
[Chaoching monk] (Guest Role)
[Chaoching monk]
Guest Role
0.0
1965 The Twin Swords
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
[Red Lotus member] (Guest Role)
[Red Lotus member]
Guest Role
7.1
1965 The Blind Swordsman
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
[Chu's thug] (Guest Role)
[Chu's thug]
Guest Role
0.0
1965 The Lotus Lamp
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
[God of Thunder's fellow] (Guest Role)
[God of Thunder's fellow]
Guest Role
0.0
1965 Temple of the Red Lotus
Hong Kong Movie, 1965,
[Red Lotus member] (Guest Role)
[Red Lotus member]
Guest Role
7.2
1962 Madame White Snake
Hong Kong Movie, 1962,
[Celestial spirit] (Guest Role)
[Celestial spirit]
Guest Role
8.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Chef Nic Season 3
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 12 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 5)
Guest
9.5
2008 Day Day Up
Chinese TV Show, 2008, 900 eps
(20160219) (Guest)
900
(20160219)
Guest
8.1
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  • First Name: Wo Ping
  • Family Name: Jyun
  • Native name: 袁和平
  • Also Known as: Yuan He Ping, Yuen Wo Ping
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: 1945
  • Age: 79

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