Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow

  • Name: Stephen Chow
  • Native name: 周星馳
  • Also Known as: Chau Sing Chi
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: June 22, 1962
  • Age: 61
Chow Sing Chi (English name: Stephen) is a Hong Kong actor, comedian, screenwriter, film director, and producer.

Stephen Chow began as a temporary actor for TVB. He entered TVB in the early 1980s and was trained there, although he had few opportunities to appear in films. Chow graduated from TVB's acting classes in 1982. Chow began to find some success with the children's program 430 Space Shuttle, which he co-hosted with Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.

In 1987, Chow entered into the movie industry through the film Final Justice, which won him the Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor. While Chow became quite well known on TVB for his comedies (especially 1989's The Final Combat), he shot to stardom in the 1990s All for the Winner. This film made him and his older sidekick Ng Man-Tat two of the most sought-after stars in the Hong Kong film industry. Chow would collaborate with Ng on many of his more successful comedies, including Shaolin Soccer. Chow became Hong Kong's undisputed No. 1 comedian, taking over the mantle of Michael Hui. Unlike Hui, Chow's comedies are of the mo lei tau genre. With his expert comic timing and "rubber-faced mannerisms", Chow ranked alongside Andy Lau, Chow Yun-fat, and Jackie Chan as the major box office draws of the 1990s.

In 1994 Chow began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love, which he co-directed with Lee Lik-Chi. In the latter half of the 1990s, mainland China began to warm to Stephen Chow movies. His film duology A Chinese Odyssey (1994) became (and remains) a cult classic in mainland China, baffling many Hong Kong observers, as the duology did only moderately well in Hong Kong. Nonetheless, on the mainland Chow rapidly became one of Hong Kong's most iconic film stars.

In 2001 his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over 60 million HK dollars. The film won Best Picture, and Chow won Best Actor and Best Director at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, receiving a total of seven wins from 2001-2003, including the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director. It was his first international hit and established his reputation in the West. In 2004 he directed the film Kung Fu Hustle winning 18 awards including BAFTA Best Film Not in the English Language, five Golden Horse Awards, and six Hong Kong Film Awards.

Chow's film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007 the film was given the title CJ7, a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions— Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. This film introduced newcomer Kitty Zhang as his romantic lead.
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Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
2017 Journey to the West 2: The Demons Strike Back
Movie
7.4
Director
Year Title Type Rating
TBA The Mermaid 2
Movie
7.7
TBA Shaolin Women's Soccer
Movie
0.0
1994 Love on Delivery
Movie
7.5
1993 Flirting Scholar 1
Movie
7.8
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2019 The New King of Comedy
Movie
7.3
2016 The Mermaid
Movie
7.0
2013 Journey to the West 1: Conquering the Demons
Movie
7.6
2008 CJ7
Movie
7.8
2004 Kung Fu Hustle
Movie
8.3
2001 Shaolin Soccer
Movie
8.0
1999 King of Comedy
Movie
7.4
1996 God of Cookery
Movie
7.6
1996 Forbidden City Cop
Movie
7.6
1994 From Beijing with Love
Movie
7.5
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1989 The Justice of Life
Hong Kong Drama, 1989, 30 eps
Gam Sui (Main Role)
30
Main Role
7.3
1989 File Noir
Hong Kong Drama, 1989, 20 eps
Cheung Ka-shu (Support Role)
20
Cheung Ka-shu
Support Role
9.0
1989 The Final Combat
Hong Kong Drama, 1989, 30 eps
Duen Fei (Main Role)
30
Main Role
7.5
1988 My Father's Son
Hong Kong Drama, 1988, 20 eps
Tang Ka Fat (Main Role)
20
Tang Ka Fat
Main Role
7.5
1988 Behind the Silk Curtains
Hong Kong Drama, 1988, 5 eps
(Guest Role)
5
Guest Role
7.5
1983 The Old Miao Myth
Hong Kong Drama, 1983, 20 eps
A Hong [Tse family servant] (Support Role)
20
A Hong [Tse family servant]
Support Role
0.0
1983 My Way
Hong Kong Drama, 1983, 20 eps
(Guest Role)
20
Guest Role
6.8
1982 The Emissary
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 20 eps
[Police cadet] | [Righteous citizen] (Support Role)
20
[Police cadet] | [Righteous citizen]
Support Role
7.3
1982 Love and Passion
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 30 eps
(Support Role)
30
Support Role
7.0
1982 Soldier of Fortune
Hong Kong Drama, 1982, 30 eps
[Student] (Support Role)
30
[Student]
Support Role
7.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2016 The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse
Taiwanese Movie, 2016,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
9.5
2008 CJ7
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Ti Chow (Main Role)
Ti Chow
Main Role
7.8
2004 Kung Fu Hustle
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
Sing (Main Role)
Sing
Main Role
8.3
2001 Shaolin Soccer
Hong Kong Movie, 2001,
Ah Sing (Main Role)
Ah Sing
Main Role
8.0
1999 The Tricky Master
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Master Wong (Main Role)
Master Wong
Main Role
7.5
1999 Gorgeous
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
[Policeman] (Guest Role)
[Policeman]
Guest Role
7.6
1999 King of Comedy
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Wan Tin-Sau (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1998 The Lucky Guy
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Ho Kam Sui (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
1997 Lawyer Lawyer
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Chan Mon-Gut (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1997 All's Well, Ends Well 1997
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Son number 3 (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1996 God of Cookery
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Stephen Chow (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
1996 Forbidden City Cop
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Ling Ling Fat (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
1995 Sixty Million Dollar Man
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Lee Chak Sing (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1995 A Chinese Odyssey 2: Cinderella
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Main Role
7.6
1995 A Chinese Odyssey: Pandora's Box
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Main Role
7.6
1995 Out of the Dark
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Leon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1994 Love on Delivery
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ang Ho Kam (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1994 Hail the Judge
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Judge Bao Zheng (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1994 From Beijing with Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Ling ling Chai / Chat (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1993 The Mad Monk
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Main Role
7.1
1993 Fight Back to School 3
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Chow Sing-Sing (Main Role)
Chow Sing-Sing
Main Role
7.5
1993 Flirting Scholar 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
ang Pak Fu / Wah On (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
1992 King of Beggars
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
So Chan (Main Role)
So Chan
Main Role
7.6
1992 Royal Tramp 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Main Role
7.6
1992 Royal Tramp
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Wilson Bond (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1992 Justice, My Foot!
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Main Role
7.3
1992 Fight Back to School 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Chow Sing-Sing (Main Role)
Chow Sing-Sing
Main Role
7.6
1992 All's Well, Ends Well
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Shang Foon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
1992 The Thief of Time
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.7
1992 Fist Of Fury 1991 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1992,
Lau Chin (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1991 The Banquet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Chow Saint (Support Role)
Chow Saint
Support Role
7.2
1991 The Magnificent Scoundrels
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Romeo/Shun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1991 God of Gamblers 3: Back to Shanghai
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Main Role
7.6
1991 Fight Back to School 1
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Main Role
7.7
1991 Crazy Safari
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
[ voice only ] Narrator (Cantonese version) (Main Role)
[ voice only ] Narrator (Cantonese version)
Main Role
7.3
1991 Fist of Fury 1991
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Sing (Main Role)
Sing
Main Role
7.4
1991 The Top Bet
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Sing (Guest Role)
Sing
Guest Role
7.2
1991 Tricky Brains
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Main Role
7.8
1991 Legend of the Dragon
Hong Kong Movie, 1991,
Chow Siu Lung (Main Role)
Chow Siu Lung
Main Role
7.4
1990 God of Gamblers 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Chow Sing Cho / "Saint of Gamblers" (Main Role)
Chow Sing Cho / "Saint of Gamblers"
Main Role
7.7
1990 Triad Story
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Sin (Main Role)
Sin
Main Role
6.0
1990 When Fortune Smiles
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Vincent Hing (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1990 All for the Winner
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Sing (Main Role)
Sing
Main Role
7.7
1990 Look Out, Officer!
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Sing (Main Role)
Sing
Main Role
6.9
1990 Sleazy Dizzy
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Sing (Main Role)
Sing
Main Role
6.6
1990 Curry and Pepper
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Chiu Man Keung / "Pepper" (Main Role)
Chiu Man Keung / "Pepper"
Main Role
7.3
1990 Unmatchable Match
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Cheung Lon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1990 Lung Fung Restaurant
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Rubbish Pool (Main Role)
Rubbish Pool
Main Role
6.9
1990 My Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Sing (Main Role)
Sing
Main Role
6.8
1990 Love Is Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1990,
Sam Shek Kam Shui (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
1989 Thunder Cops 2
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Sui Yuen (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
1989 Just Heroes
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Main Role
6.9
1989 Dragon Fight
Hong Kong Movie, 1989,
Andy Yau (Support Role)
Andy Yau
Support Role
7.5
1988 Final Justice
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Boy (Main Role)
Boy
Main Role
7.3
1988 The Last Conflict
Hong Kong Movie, 1988,
Lau Ting Kin (Main Role)
Lau Ting Kin
Main Role
6.9
1983 Crossroads: Pocket Money
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
A Bong (Main Role)
A Bong
Main Role
0.0
1983 Crossroads
Hong Kong Movie, 1983,
{Pocket Money} A Bong (Main Role)
{Pocket Money} A Bong
Main Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Star Talk
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 150 eps
(Guest)
150
Guest
8.6
2002 A Date with Lu Yu
Chinese TV Show, 2002, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
9.0
1998 Behind the Headlines with Wen Tao
Chinese TV Show, 1998, 5000 eps
(Guest)
5000
Guest
0.0
1996 Xing Guang Ban Wo Xin
Chinese TV Show, 1996, 20 eps
(Ep. 12) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 12)
Guest
0.0
Presenter
Year Title Type Rating
2024 Take Me Home
Drama
0.0
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Stephen Chow

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  • First Name: Stephen
  • Family Name: Chow
  • Native name: 周星馳
  • Also Known as: Chau Sing Chi
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: June 22, 1962
  • Age: 61

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