Leslie Cheung

Fat Chung Cheung

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  • First Name: Fat Chung
  • Family Name: Cheung
  • Native name: 张国荣
  • Also Known as: Cheung Kwok Wing
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: September 12, 1956
  • Died: April 1, 2003

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Fat Chung Cheung

Leslie Cheung

  • Name: Leslie Cheung
  • Native name: 张国荣
  • Given name: Cheung Fat Chung
  • Also Known as: Cheung Kwok Wing
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: September 12, 1956
  • Died: April 1, 2003
The late Leslie Cheung (Cheung Kwok Wing) was born in Hong Kong in 1956 and educated in England. He entered Hong Kong show business as a singer in 1980. After joining a training course for actors at a TV station he began acting in TV dramas and films; his appearance as a mother-fixated golden boy in Patrick Tam's NOMAD (1982) established him as a serious actor and marked the start of a decade of super-stardom in which he shuttled between hit albums, stadium-sized concerts and films. Three film roles in particular brought him to international attention: as a cop in John Woo's A BETTER TOMORROW (1986), as a 1930s opium addict in Stanley Kwan's ROUGE (1986) and as a 1960s playboy who seduces and abandons a string of women in Wong Kar Wai's DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990). In the early 1990s he announced his formal retirement as a singer and moved for a while to Vancouver. But he took on ever more ambitious roles in such films as Chen Kaige's FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (1993), Wong Kar Wai's ASHES OF TIME (1994), Chen Kaige's TEMPTRESS MOON (1996) and Wong Kar Wai's HAPPY TOGETHER (1997).

On April 1, 2003, Leslie Cheung committed suicide, by jumping to his death from the 24th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. He left behind a suicide note, noting his struggle with clinical depression.

Cheung was noted as one of the few Asian male stars to play openly gay characters (he was bi-sexual himself).

Cheung was considered as "one of the founding fathers of Cantopop", and "combining a hugely successful film and music career".

In 2000, Cheung was named Asian Biggest Superstar by China Central Television, and voted/ranked the 1st as The Most Favorite Actor in 100 Years of Chinese Cinema in 2005. Recently, he was voted into CNN's "top five most iconic musician of all time" placing behind Michael Jackson and The Beatles.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1984 The Fallen Family
Hong Kong Drama, 1984, 20 eps
Fong Hou Tien (Main Role)
20
Fong Hou Tien
Main Role
8.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2008 Ashes of Time Redux
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Ouyang Feng (Main Role)
Ouyang Feng
Main Role
7.5
2002 Inner Senses
Hong Kong Movie, 2002,
Jim Law (Main Role)
Jim Law
Main Role
6.8
2000 Okinawa Rendez-vous
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Jimmy Tong (Main Role)
Jimmy Tong
Main Role
8.0
2000 Double Tap
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Rick Pang (Main Role)
Rick Pang
Main Role
7.8
1999 The Kid
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Wing (Main Role)
Wing
Main Role
8.5
1999 Moonlight Express
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Shek Kar Bo / Tetsuya Misawa (Main Role)
Shek Kar Bo / Tetsuya Misawa
Main Role
7.3
1998 Anna Magdalena
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Editor (Support Role)
Editor
Support Role
6.4
1998 Ninth Happiness
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Ma Lun Cheung / Tok Choi (Main Role)
Ma Lun Cheung / Tok Choi
Main Role
7.0
1997 Happy Together
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Ho Po-Wing (Main Role)
Ho Po-Wing
Main Role
8.1
1997 All's Well, Ends Well 1997
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.8
1996 Viva Erotica
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Kwok Wing (Director) (Main Role)
Kwok Wing (Director)
Main Role
7.1
1996 Who's the Woman, Who's the Man
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Sam Koo (Main Role)
Sam Koo
Main Role
6.8
1996 Shanghai Grand
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Hui Man-keung (Main Role)
Hui Man-keung
Main Role
7.3
1996 Temptress Moon
Chinese Movie, 1996,
Zhongliang / Ruyi's brother-in-law (Main Role)
Zhongliang / Ruyi's brother-in-law
Main Role
7.5
1996 Tristar
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Chung Kwok-keung (Main Role)
Chung Kwok-keung
Main Role
8.5
1995 The Phantom Lover
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Song Danping (Main Role)
Song Danping
Main Role
7.4
1995 The Chinese Feast
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Sun (Main Role)
Sun
Main Role
7.2
1994 Ashes of Time
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ouyang Feng (Main Role)
Ouyang Feng
Main Role
7.8
1994 Long and Winding Road
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Lam Chiu-Wing (Main Role)
Lam Chiu-Wing
Main Role
8.5
1994 He's a Woman, She's a Man
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Sam Koo Gai Ming (Main Role)
Sam Koo Gai Ming
Main Role
7.7
1994 It's a Wonderful Life
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Roberto (Main Role)
Roberto
Main Role
8.8
1993 The Bride With White Hair 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Cho YiHang (Main Role)
Cho YiHang
Main Role
7.3
1993 The Bride With White Hair
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Cho Yi Hang (Main Role)
Cho Yi Hang
Main Role
7.6
1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Huang Yaoshi (Main Role)
Huang Yaoshi
Main Role
7.2
1993 All's Well, Ends Well Too
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
David Copper Feel (Main Role)
David Copper Feel
Main Role
7.4
1993 Farewell My Concubine
Chinese Movie, 1993,
Cheng Die Yi (Main Role)
Cheng Die Yi
Main Role
8.5
1992 All's Well, Ends Well
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Shang So (Main Role)
Shang So
Main Role
7.9
1991 Once a Thief
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Jim (Main Role)
Jim
Main Role
7.8
1990 Days of Being Wild
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Yuddy or 'York' (Main Role)
Yuddy or 'York'
Main Role
7.8
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Himself / B-head [Tsang's friend] (Support Role)
Himself / B-head [Tsang's friend]
Support Role
6.9
1990 A Chinese Ghost Story II
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Ning Tsai-Shen (Ning Choi-san) (Main Role)
Ning Tsai-Shen (Ning Choi-san)
Main Role
7.6
1988 Fatal Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Chi Ken Wing (Main Role)
Chi Ken Wing
Main Role
8.5
1988 Rouge
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Chan Chen-Pang (Main Role)
Chan Chen-Pang
Main Role
7.5
1987 A Better Tomorrow 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Sung Tse Kit (Main Role)
Sung Tse Kit
Main Role
8.3
1987 A Chinese Ghost Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1987,
Ning Tsai-Shen (Ning Choi-san) (Main Role)
Ning Tsai-Shen (Ning Choi-san)
Main Role
7.7
1986 A Better Tomorrow
Hong Kong Movie, 1986,
Sung Tse-Kit (Main Role)
Sung Tse-Kit
Main Role
8.2
1985 For Your Heart Only
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Piggy Chan (Main Role)
Piggy Chan
Main Role
7.6
1985 The Intellectual Trio
Hong Kong Movie, 1985,
Inspector Chan Wing (Unknown)
Inspector Chan Wing
Unknown
0.0
1984 Behind the Yellow Line
Hong Kong Movie, 1984,
Paul (Main Role)
Paul
Main Role
6.6
1983 Little Dragon Maiden
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
Yang Guo / Yang Kang (Main Role)
Yang Guo / Yang Kang
Main Role
5.0
1982 Teenage Dreamers
Hong Kong Movie, 1982,
Jackson (Main Role)
Jackson
Main Role
6.5
1982 Nomad
Hong Kong Movie, 1982,
Louis (Main Role)
Louis
Main Role
6.9
1981 Job Hunter
Hong Kong Movie, 1981,
Wing (Main Role)
Wing
Main Role
9.0
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