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Known Credits: 39

Birthday: 1956-09-12

Day of Death: 2003-04-01

Place of Birth: Hong Kong

Adult Actor: False

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Also Known As

  • Zhāng Guóróng
  • Leslie Cheung
  • Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing
  • Cheung Kwok-Wing
  • 張國榮

Leslie Cheung

Biography

Leslie Cheung (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actor, film director, record producer, and screenwriter. Cheung is considered as "one of the founder fathers ofCantopop" by "combining a hugely successful film and music career."He rose to prominence as a teen heartthrob and pop icon of Hong Kong in the 1980s, receiving numerous music awards including bothMost Popular Male Artist Awards at the 1988 and 1989 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards.In 1989, Cheung announced his retirement from the music industry as a pop singer. Returning to the music scene after a five-year hiatus, Cheung released his chart-topping comeback album which achieved a huge market success. In 1999, he won the Golden Needle Award for his outstanding achievement as a musician at the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards,and his 1984 hit song Monica was voted as Hong Kong's "Song of the Century".He was honoured as "Asia's Biggest Superstar" at the 2000 CCTV-MTV Music Honours. Cheung won the 1991 Hong Kong Film Award (Days of Being Wild)and the 1994 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award (Ashes of Time) for best actor. He had also won the 1994 Japan Film Critics Society Award for best actor for his performance in Farewell My Concubine and ten other best actor nominations, five Golden Horse Awards, three Cannes Film Festival Awards,a Asia Pacific Film Festival Award, and a Venice Film Festival Award. Cheung's music and movies not only captured fans in Hong Kong but also other Asian countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and South Korea. He is the first foreign artist to hold 16 concerts in Japan that has yet to be broken and the record holder as the best-selling C-pop artist in Korea. Cheung was ranked as the favourite actor in the 100 years of Chinese cinema. In 2010, he was voted the third "Most Iconic Musicians of All Time" (after Michael Jackson and The Beatles).CNNconsidered Cheung as the "Most Beautiful Man from Hong Kong Cinema" and one of "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time."

Acting
2002 Inner Senses as Jim Law
2000 Okinawa Rendez-vous as Jimmy Tong
2000 Double Tap as Rick Pang
1999 Shanghai story
1999 The Kid as Wing
1999 Moonlight Express as Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo
1999 Buenos Aires Zero Degree: The Making Of Happy Together as Himself / Ho Po-wing
1998 Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema as Himself
1997 Happy Together as Ho Po-wing
1996 Temptress Moon as Yu Zhongliang
1996 Shanghai Grand as Hui Man Keung
1996 Who's the Man, Who's the Woman as Sam Koo Gai Ming
1996 Tri Star
1995 The Phantom Lover
1995 The Chinese Feast as Chiu Kong Sun
1994 Ashes of Time as Ouyang Feng / Malicious West
1994 He's a Woman, She's a Man as Sam Koo Gai Ming
1994 Over the Rainbow, Under the Skirt as Himself
1993 The Bride with White Hair 2 as Cho Yi Hang
1993 Farewell My Concubine as Ching Dau Ji (Cheng Dieyi)
1993 The Bride with White Hair as Cho Yi Hang
1993 The Eagle Shooting Heroes as Huang Yao Shih
1993 All's Well, Ends Well Too as David Copper Feel
1992 All's Well, Ends Well as Shang So
1991 A Chinese Ghost Story III as Ling Choi Sin
1991 Once a Thief as Jim
1990 Days of Being Wild as 旭仔(Yuddy)
1990 A Chinese Ghost Story II as Ling Choi Sin
1989 Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit as Brother Tief
1988 Fatal Love
1988 Rouge as Chan Chen-Pang
1987 A Better Tomorrow II as Kit
1987 A Chinese Ghost Story as Ling Choi Sin
1986 A Better Tomorrow as Kit
1985 For Your Heart Only as Piggy Chan
1984 Merry Christmas as John
1984 Behind the Yellow Line as Paul Chan
1983 Little Dragon Maiden as Yang Guo / Yang Kang
1982 Nomad
Writing
1994 He's a Woman, She's a Man … Writer