Chow Yun-Fat is an Asian-born film actor who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Chow Yun-Fat is an Asian-born film actor who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 113

Birthday 1955-05-18

Place of Birth Lamma Island, Hong Kong

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Also Known As

  • Yun-Fat Chow
  • 周潤發
  • 周润发
  • Zhōu Rùnfā
  • Chow Yun Fat
  • 文哥
  • 주윤발

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Cold War III as Oswald Kan
2018 Project Gutenberg as Painter
2017 Duckweed as (archive footage)
2016 Cold War II as Oswald Kan
2016 The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse as Himself (archive footage)
2016 From Vegas To Macau III as Ken Shek / Ko Chun
2015 Office as Ho Chung-ping
2015 From Vegas to Macau II as Ken
2014 From Vegas to Macau as Ken
2014 The Monkey King as Jade Emperor
2012 The Last Tycoon as Cheng Daqi
2012 The Assassins as Chancellor Cao Cao
2011 Beginning of the Great Revival as Yuan Shikai
2010 Let the Bullets Fly as Si-lang Huang
2010 Shanghai as Anthony Lan-Ting
2010 Confucius as Confucius
2009 Dragonball Evolution as Master Roshi
2008 The Children of Huang Shi as Chen Hansheng
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Captain Sao Feng
2006 Curse of the Golden Flower as Emperor Ping
2006 The Postmodern Life of My Aunt as Pan Zhichang
2005 Waiting Alone as Fa Ge (cameo)
2003 Golden Chicken 2 as archive footage
2003 Bulletproof Monk as The Nameless Monk
2002 Golden Chicken as archive footage
2002 Ultimate Fights from the Movies as archive footage
2001 An Autumn Diary as An Autumn's Tale footage
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as Master Li Mu Bai
1999 Anna and the King as King Mongkut
1999 The Corruptor as Lieutenant Nick Chen
1998 The Replacement Killers as John Lee
1996 God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage as Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (archive footage)
1996 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 as Himself
1995 Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 as Himself
1995 Peace Hotel as Wong A Ping / Killer
1994 God of Gamblers' Return as Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers'
1994 Treasure Hunt as Jeffrey Chang Ching
1994 Cinema of Vengeance as Himself (uncredited)
1993 Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino as Himself
1992 Full Contact as Jeff / Gou Fei
1992 Hard Boiled as Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen
1992 Now You See Love... Now You Don't as Ng San Shui
1991 Prison on Fire II as Chung Tin Ching (as Chow Yun Fat)
1991 Once a Thief as Joe
1990 God of Gamblers II as Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers'
1990 The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon as Lam Bo Sun / Mr. Stink
1989 The Romancing Star III as Mechanic in flashback
1989 God of Gamblers as Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers'
1989 A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon as Mark Gor
1989 The Killer as Jeff
1989 Wild Search as Sgt. Lau Chun-Pong
1989 All About Ah-Long as Ah Long
1989 Triads: The Inside Story as Lee Man-Ho
1988 City War as Dick Lee
1988 Goodbye My Friend as Hung
1988 When Tat Fu Was Young
1988 The Greatest Lover as Qian Jin / Nelson Chow
1988 The Diary of a Big Man as Chow Ting Fat
1988 Fractured Follies as Joe Leung
1988 Tiger on the Beat as Sgt. Francis Li
1988 The Eighth Happiness as Fang Chien Lang/Fong Kim Long
1988 The Romancing Star II as Big Mouth Fat [cameo]
1987 A Better Tomorrow II as Ken Gor / Ken Lee
1987 Prison on Fire as 41671 / Chung Tin Ching
1987 Spiritual Love as Pu Yung Tsai
1987 Flaming Brothers as Tin
1987 An Autumn's Tale as Samuel Pang
1987 The Romancing Star as Wong Yat Fat
1987 Rich and Famous as Boss Li Ah Chai
1987 Code of Honor as Fai
1987 Scared Stiff as Inspector Chow
1987 Tragic Hero as Boss Li Ah Chai
1987 City on Fire as Ko Chow
1986 My Will, I Will as Detective
1986 A Hearty Response as Ho Ting-Bon
1986 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife as Fa
1986 Love Unto Wastes as Detective Lan
1986 A Better Tomorrow as Mark Gor / Mark Lee
1986 The Missed Date as Peter
1986 Dream Lovers as Song Yu
1986 Witch from Nepal as Joe
1986 Lost Romance as Charles and Ga Ming [2 roles]
1986 The Seventh Curse as Wesley
1986 The Lunatics as Chung
1985 Why Me? as Mr Chow
1985 The Yang's Saga (1 episode) as Lui Dong-bun
1985 Women as Derek Sun
1984 Hong Kong 1941 as Yip Kim-Fay
1984 Police Cadet (1 episode) as Cheung Ging Sing
1984 The Occupant as Insp Valentino Chow
1984 Love in a Fallen City as Fan Liu-Yuan
1983 The Last Affair as Kwong Ping
1983 Blood Money as Bullet (as Chow Yun-Fat)
1983 The Bund
1982 The Postman Fights Back as Fu Jun
1982 The Head Hunter as Yuen Lik/Nguen Dich
1981 The Story of Woo Viet as Wu Yuet
1981 The Executor as Ng Tao
1981 Soul Ash
1980 Modern Heroes as Sgt Chu Hwa Tai
1980 Pursuit as Killer
1980 Joy to the World as Yam Chung-Lung
1980 The Bund (25 episodes) as Xu wenqiang
1980 See-Bar as Git
1979 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1 episode)
1978 Miss "O" as Koon
1978 Their Private Lives as Ko Ming Chung
1977 Hot Blood as Ah Cheng
1977 Bed for Day, Bed for Night
1976 The Hunter, the Butterfly and the Crocodile
1976 Massage Girls as Ah Gin
1976 Learned Bride Thrice Fools the Bridegroom
1976 The Reincarnation


2006 Curse of the Golden Flower Screenplay

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