Biography

Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon. Lee was born in San Francisco to parents of Hong Kong heritage but was raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Lee emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time that he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked a major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world, as well. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse. Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He initially trained in Wing Chun, but he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favouring instead to utilise useful techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).

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Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American and Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is widely considered by many commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of modern times, and a cultural icon. Lee was born in San Francisco to parents of Hong Kong heritage but was raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. Lee emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 to claim his U.S. citizenship and receive his higher education. It was during this time that he began teaching martial arts, which soon led to film and television roles. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked a major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world, as well. He is noted for his roles in five feature-length films: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers' Enter the Dragon (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and Game of Death (1978), directed by Robert Clouse. Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films. He initially trained in Wing Chun, but he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favouring instead to utilise useful techniques from various sources in the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).

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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1940-11-27

Day of Death 1973-07-20

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

Official Site http://www.brucelee.com/

Also Known As

  • Lee Jun-fan
  • Lee Jun Fan
  • 이소룡

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2012 I Am Bruce Lee as Himself (archive footage)
2004 Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong as Himself (archive footage)
2003 Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu as Himself (archive footage)
2002 Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious as Himself
2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies as Himself - Interviewee (archive footage)
2000 Bruce Lee in G.O.D. as Hai Tien (archive footage)
2000 Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey as Himself (archive footage)
2000 Fist to Fist as (archive footage)
1999 The Lees: Action Speaks Louder as Himself
1998 Jackie Chan: My Story as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
1998 Bruce Lee: In His Own Words as Himself (archive footage)
1998 The Path of the Dragon as Himself (archive footage)
1997 Face to Face as Himself
1996 Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar as (archive footage)
1995 Top Fighter as Himself (Archive Footage)
1995 Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do as Himself (archive footage)
1994 Cinema of Vengeance as (archive footage)
1994 The Life of Bruce Lee as Himself (archive footage)
1993 The Curse of the Dragon as Himself (archive footage)
1992 Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania as Himself (archive footage)
1990 The Best of Martial Arts Films as Himself (archive footage)
1985 Amazing Masters Of Martial Arts as Himself (archive footage)
1984 Bruce Lee: The Legend as Himself (archive footage)
1981 Game of Death II as Billy Lo / Lee Chen-chiang
1980 Fist of Fear, Touch of Death as The Martial Arts Master (archive footage)
1978 Game of Death as Billy Lo
1977 Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend as Himself (archive footage)
1977 Burce Lee a legenda as Bruce Lee
1976 Fury of the Dragon as Kato
1975 La légende du petit dragon
1975 Le retour du dragon as Kato
1974 The Green Hornet as Kato
1974 Kung Fu Killers as Himself
1973 The Real Bruce Lee as Himself
1973 Enter the Dragon as Lee
1973 Fist of Unicorn as Himself (Behind The Scenes Footage)
1972 The Chinese Connection as Chen Zhen
1972 The Way of the Dragon as Tang Lung (a.k.a. Dragon)
1972 Fist of Fury as Chen Zhen
1971 Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview as Himself
1971 The Big Boss as Cheng Chiu On
1971 Longstreet(4 episodes)
1971 Longstreet(22 episodes) as Li Tsung
1969 Marlowe as Winslow Wong
1968 Blondie(1 episode)
1968 Blondie(14 episodes) as Karate Instructor
1968 Here Come the Brides(1 episode)
1968 Here Come the Brides(52 episodes) as Lin
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1966 The Green Hornet as Kato
1966 The Green Hornet(26 episodes) as Kato
1966 Batman(3 episodes)
1960 The Orphan as Ah Sam
1955 An Orphan's Tragedy as Young Frank Wong Fuk-wan
1955 Er nu zhai as Le fils fainéant
1953 In the Face of Demolition
1953 The Guiding Light as San at 13
1950 The Kid
1941 Golden Gate Girl as Baby(uncredited)
1900 Sebring as Archive Footage

Crew

1973 Fist of UnicornMartial Arts Choreographer
1972 The Way of the DragonMartial Arts Choreographer
1968 The Wrecking CrewStunt Coordinator

Production

1973 Enter the DragonProducer
1972 The Way of the DragonProducer

Writing

1978 Circle of IronStory
1972 The Way of the DragonScreenplay

Directing

1972 The Way of the DragonDirector

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