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Yuen Shun-yi
Sunny Yuen Shun-yi, also credited as Shun-Yee Yuen (born 12 June 1953) is a Chinese actor, stuntman and stunt coordinator. He is the brother of Yuen Woo-ping
Yuen Woo-ping
and Yuen Cheung-yan. He is also the son of Simon Yuen Siu-tien.Contents1 Early life 2 History 3 Acting career 4 External linksEarly life[edit] In his early life, he was born in Beijing, China. He began training martial arts and Kung Fu with his father Simon Yuen Siu-tien at an early age. In his early life, he also appeared in some movies with Hong Kong famous actors. History[edit] Yuen joined the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong, in 1961. He was enrolled for a period of seven years, beginning at the age of 9, after his grandparents heard about the school from their friends
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Traditional Chinese Characters
Traditional Chinese characters
Chinese characters
(traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin: Zhèngtǐzì/Fántǐzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
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Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
Sammo Hung
(born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for other actors such as Jackie Chan. Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like jiangshi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
is often addressed as "Da Goh" (Chinese: 大哥; pinyin: dà gē), meaning Big Brother
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Beijing
Beijing
Beijing
(/beɪˈdʒɪŋ/;[9] Mandarin: [pèi.tɕíŋ] ( listen)), formerly romanized as Peking,[10] is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city
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Peking Opera School
The Peking Opera Schools were boarding schools located throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau
Macau
and Taiwan, specialising in teaching Peking opera. The most well known of these schools are those that were based in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
during the 1950s and 60s, as many of the attending students subsequently embarked on successful careers in the Hong Kong film industry. In learning Peking opera, attending students developed skills in martial arts, acrobatics and tumbling, music and dance and performed these skills for audiences. The schools produced a generation of stunt performers, action choreographers, actors and film directors including some of the most famous stars of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
action cinema
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Yu Jim Yuen
Yu Jim-yuen (September 5, 1905 – September 8, 1997) (Chinese: 于占元; pinyin: Yú Zhānyuán; Jyutping: jyu1 zim1 jyun4) was the master of the China
China
Drama Academy, one of the main Peking Opera Schools in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
from which Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, and Corey Yuen received their training. He was also the father of early wuxia actress Yu So-chow, who appeared in more than 150 movies, but his only film was The Old Master (師父出馬), in 1979, as Wen Ren-yang. He died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, United States. In 1988, the film Painted Faces
Painted Faces
was released
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Sifu
Shifu (simplified Chinese: 师傅 or 师父; traditional Chinese: 師傅 or 師父), or sifu in Cantonese, (sư phụ in Vietnamese) is a title for and role of a skillful person or a master. The character 師/师 means "skilled person" or "teacher", while the meaning of 傅 is "tutor" and the meaning of 父 is "father." 傅 and 父 are both pronounced "fu" with the same tones in Cantonese
Cantonese
and Mandarin. A similar term often used in Chinese is 老師/老师 ( Cantonese
Cantonese
Chinese pronunciation: lou5 si1; Mandarin Chinese pronunciation: lǎoshī), meaning "teacher" or literally "old person of skill". Though pronounced identically and bearing similar meanings, the two terms are distinct and usage is different
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Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
Man-Wai GBS (born 8 October 1927) is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
film producer, and presenter. He is responsible for successfully launching martial arts and the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
cinema onto the international stage. As the founder of Golden Harvest, he produced some of the biggest stars of the martial arts film genre, including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Tsui Hark.Contents1 Early life 2 Film career 3 Notes 4 External linksEarly life[edit] Chow, who is of Hakka Han ethnicity, attended Saint John's University, Shanghai,[1] and graduated with a B.A in journalism in 1949. In 1951 he joined the Voice of America
Voice of America
office in Hong Kong.[2][3] He also studied martial arts under master Lam Sai-wing. Film career[edit] Chow was the head of publicity and the production chief of Shaw Brothers between 1958 and 1970
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Orange Sky Golden Harvest
Orange Sky Golden Harvest
Orange Sky Golden Harvest
(OSGH) (Chinese: 橙天嘉禾娛樂集團有限公司) SEHK: 1132, previously known as Golden Harvest (Chinese: 嘉禾娛樂事業集團有限公司) from 1970 to 2009, is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong. It dominated Hong Kong
Hong Kong
box office sales from the 1970s to 1980s[2] and played a major role in introducing Hong Kong
Hong Kong
films to the Western market, especially those by Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee
(Concord Production Inc.), Jackie Chan, and Sammo Hung.Contents1 History 2 Cinemas 3 Films produced 4 See also 5 References 6 Notes 7 External linksHistory[edit] Notable names in the company include its founders, the veteran film producers Raymond Chow
Raymond Chow
(鄒文懐) and Leonard Ho (何冠昌)
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The Angry River
The Angry River
The Angry River
(Chinese title: 鬼怒川) is a 1970 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
fantasy action film directed by Huang Feng. It was the first film produced by Golden Harvest. Plot[edit] Lan Tin-lung, master of the Liangyi Castle, calls upon all upright swordsmen to help wipe out the notorious Lunar Sect. But he is soon fatally wounded by the Sect's leader nicknamed King Hell. Lan's daughter, Lan Feng, sets out to find a precious herb capable of curing her dying father. The herb she eventually gets,leading her to a series of hectic confrontations with those who also covet the priceless medicine. She befriends Leng Yu-han, who saves her from being molested by a wicked man, Ma Ga Tueng, who is of the Hua Shan School. Lan Feng returns home to find the entire castle in an aftermath of the attack by Lunar Sect. Her father is among the dead
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Yuen Woo-ping
Yuen Woo-ping
Yuen Woo-ping
(Chinese: 袁和平; pinyin: Yuán Hépíng; born 1945) is a Chinese martial arts choreographer and film director, renowned as one of the most successful and influential figures in the world of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
action cinema. He is one of the inductees on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong. Yuen is also a son of Yuen Siu-tien, a renowned martial arts film actor.Contents1 Life and career 2 Filmography2.1 As director 2.2 Selected filmography as action choreographer/fight advisor 2.3 Actor3 Awards and nominations 4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Yuen was born in Guangzhou, China. 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
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A Touch Of Zen
A Touch of Zen
A Touch of Zen
is a 1971 wuxia film co-edited, written, and directed by King Hu. The film won Technical Grand Prize award at the 1975 Cannes Film Festival. Although filming began in 1968, A Touch of Zen
A Touch of Zen
was not completed until 1971. The original Taiwanese release was in two parts in 1970 and 1971 (filming was still ongoing when the first part was released) with the bamboo forest sequence that concludes Part 1 reprised at the beginning of Part 2; this version has a combined run time of 200 minutes. In November 1971 both parts of the film were combined into one for the Hong Kong market with a run time of 187 minutes
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The Fate Of Lee Khan
The Fate of Lee Khan
The Fate of Lee Khan
is a 1973 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
wuxia film, directed by King Hu.[1]Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Analysis 4 Releases 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] In the film, Wan Jen-mi is a resistance fighter of the Chinese underground who wants to stop Lee Khan from attaining an important map. All of the resistance fighters want to restore Han rule
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Yuen Biao
Yuen Biao (born 26 July 1957) is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He specialises in acrobatics and Chinese martial arts
Chinese martial arts
and has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer. Along with Peking Opera School "brothers" at the China Drama Academy, Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan, he was one of the Seven Little Fortunes.Contents1 The early years 2 Film career2.1 Early 1970s 2.2 Late 1970s and 1980s 2.3 1990s 2.4 2000s3 Directing and producing 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External linksThe early years[edit] Born Ha Lingchun (Chinese: 夏令震) in Hong Kong, he was the fifth child in a family of eight children. At the age of six he was enrolled at the Peking Opera School The China Drama Academy
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Yuen Wah
Yuen Wah (born 2 September 1950) is a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
action film actor, action choreographer, stuntman and martial artist who has appeared in over 160 films and over 20 television series.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksEarly life[edit] Born Yung Chi on 9 September 1950 in Hong Kong, Yuan attended the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
in the late 1950s and 1960s. He was instructed by Master Yu Jim Yuen and became a member of the Seven Little Fortunes along with fellow students including Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu and Corey Yuen. Like the other students, he took his sifu's given name – "Yuen". In his biography, Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
stated that Yuen Wah's martial arts ability was well respected among his fellow students
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Lam Ching-ying
Best Action Choreography 1983 Prodigal Son (Won) 1984 Winners and Sinners
Winners and Sinners
(Won) 1986 My Lucky Stars
My Lucky Stars
(Nominated) Best Supporting Actor 1985 Mr. Vampire
Mr. Vampire
(Nominated)Lam Ching Ying (Chinese: 林正英; birth name: Lam Gun-bo 林根寶; 27 December 1952 – 8 November 1997) was a Hong Kong
Hong Kong
stuntman, actor, film producer, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist
Taoist
priest in Mr. Vampire
Mr. Vampire
(1985). He had a reputation for being disciplined, headstrong, restrained, and self-willed. As an actor, action choreographer, martial artist, and teacher he touched many people with his candor and uncompromising professionalism
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