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Chow Yun-fat

Chow Yun-fat SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor. He is perhaps best known for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the five Hong Kong action heroic bloodshed films: A Better Tomorrow, A Better Tomorrow II, The Killer, Once a Thief and Hard Boiled, and in the West for his roles as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He mainly plays in drama films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor and two Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor in Taiwan. Chow started his career in movies in 1976 with Goldig Films, the third largest film company at the time.

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May 18, 1955 In Hong Kong, China
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Monkey King: The Legend Begins
Latest Project:
Movie Cold War III 2024
Known For
Series The Radio Tycoon Unknown 2024
Series The Legend of Master So Unknown 2024
Series Conflict Unknown 2024
Series The Super Power Unknown 2024
Movie The Monkey King: The Legend Begins Jade Emperor 2024
Movie Cold War III Oswald Kan 2024
Series Hotel Unknown 2024
Series The Battle Among the Clans Unknown 2024
Movie One More Chance 2023-06-21
Movie Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Himself (archive footage) 2019-08-14
Movie Project Gutenberg Painter 2018-09-30
Movie Duckweed Self (archive footage) 2017-01-28
Movie From Vegas to Macau III Ken Shek / Ko Chun 2016-02-06
Movie Cold War II Oswald S.C. Kan 2016-07-08
Movie The Moment: Fifty Years of Golden Horse Himself (archive footage) 2016-03-04
Movie Office Ho Chung-ping 2015-09-24
Movie From Vegas to Macau II Ken 2015-02-19
Movie From Vegas to Macau Ken 2014-01-30
Movie The Monkey King Jade Emperor 2014-01-09
Movie The Last Tycoon Cheng Daqi 2012-12-22
Movie The Assassins Chancellor Cao Cao 2012-09-26
Movie Beginning of the Great Revival Yuan Shikai 2011-06-23
Movie Confucius Confucius 2010-02-11
Movie Shanghai Anthony Lan-Ting 2010-06-10
Movie Let the Bullets Fly Huang Silang 2010-12-20
Movie Dragonball Evolution Master Roshi 2009-03-12
Movie The Children of Huang Shi Chen Hansheng 2008-04-03
Movie The Making of Stranglehold Unknown 2007-06-22
Movie The Postmodern Life of My Aunt Zhichang Pan / 潘知常 2007-08-03
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Sao Feng 2007-05-19
Series The Good The Bad The Ugly 2006-11-06
Movie Curse of the Golden Flower Emperor Ping 2006-12-14
Movie Waiting Alone Fa Ge (cameo) 2005-09-08
Movie Crossings: John Woo Self 2004-06-20
Movie Bulletproof Monk The Nameless Monk 2003-03-28
Movie Golden Chicken 2 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2003-12-24
Movie Golden Chicken Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2002-12-26
Movie Ultimate Fights from the Movies archive footage 2002-04-16
Movie An Autumn Diary An Autumn's Tale footage 2001-06-11
Movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Master Li Mu Bai 2000-07-06
Movie Anna and the King King Mongkut 1999-12-16
Movie The Corruptor Lieutenant Nick Chen 1999-03-12
Movie The Replacement Killers John Lee 1998-02-06
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 2 Himself 1996-07-22
Movie God of Gamblers 3: The Early Stage Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' (archive footage) 1996-12-13
Movie Eastern Heroes: The Video Magazine - Volume 1 Himself 1995-07-22
Movie Peace Hotel Wong A Ping / Killer 1995-04-12
Movie God of Gamblers' Return Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' 1994-12-24
Movie Treasure Hunt Jeffrey Chang Ching 1994-01-29
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Now You See Love... Now You Don't Ng San Shui 1992-02-01
Movie Hard Boiled Insp. 'Tequila' Yuen 1992-04-16
Movie Full Contact Jeff / Gou Fei 1992-07-23
Movie Once a Thief Red Bean Puddin / Joe 1991-02-02
Movie Prison on Fire II Chung Tin Ching 1991-06-22
Movie God of Gamblers II Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' 1990-12-13
Movie The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon Lam Bo Sun / Mr. Stink 1990-01-18
Movie A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon Mark Gor 1989-10-20
Movie The Romancing Star III Mechanic in flashback (uncredited) 1989-12-21
Movie God of Gamblers Ko Chun / 'The God of Gamblers' 1989-12-14
Movie Triads: The Inside Story Lee Man-Ho 1989-08-03
Movie The Killer Ah Jong 1989-07-06
Movie All About Ah-Long Ah Long 1989-03-16
Movie Wild Search Sgt. Lau Chun-Pong 1989-06-03
Movie The Romancing Star II Big Mouth Fat [cameo] 1988-01-21
Movie Fractured Follies Joe Leung 1988-07-06
Movie When Tat Fu Was Young Unknown 1988-09-23
Movie Goodbye My Friend Hung 1988-10-05
Movie City War Dick Lee 1988-12-21
Movie The Eighth Happiness Fang Chien Lang / Fong Kim Long 1988-02-11
Movie The Greatest Lover Qian Jin / Nelson Chow 1988-07-30
Movie Tiger on the Beat Sgt. Francis Li 1988-03-19
Movie The Diary of a Big Man Chow Ting Fat 1988-07-21
Movie City on Fire Ko Chow 1987-02-13
Movie Tragic Hero Boss Li Ah Chai 1987-02-20
Movie Prison on Fire 41671 / Chung Tin Ching 1987-11-13
Movie Flaming Brothers Tin 1987-07-30
Movie Spiritual Love Pu Yung Tsai 1987-10-15
Movie A Better Tomorrow II Ken Gor / Ken Lee 1987-12-17
Movie Scared Stiff Inspector Chow 1987-03-06
Movie An Autumn's Tale Samuel Pang 1987-07-16
Movie The Romancing Star Wong Yat Fat 1987-06-25
Movie Code of Honor Fai 1987-03-26
Movie Rich and Famous Boss Li Ah Chai 1987-05-27
Movie Rose Charles / Ga Ming 1986-02-21
Movie Witch from Nepal Joe 1986-02-27
Movie Love Unto Wastes Detective Lan 1986-08-30
Movie My Will, I Will Detective 1986-11-20
Movie 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife Fa 1986-06-05
Movie The Missed Date Peter 1986-05-24
Movie The Seventh Curse Wesley 1986-10-17
Movie A Better Tomorrow Mark Gor / Mark Lee 1986-08-02
Movie The Lunatics Chung 1986-06-05
Movie Dream Lovers Song Yu 1986-04-25
Movie A Hearty Response Ho Ting-Bon 1986-10-30
Movie Women Derek Sun 1985-06-12
Movie Why Me? Mr Chow 1985-10-29
Series Police Cadet '85 Unknown 1985-10-28
Series The Yang's Saga Lui Dong-bun 1985-09-23
Series The Battle Among the Clans Unknown 1985-07-18
Movie Fractured Folies Joe Leung 1985-07-07
Movie The Occupant Insp Valentino Chow 1984-09-30
Movie Hong Kong 1941 Yip Kim-Fay 1984-11-02
Series Police Cadet Cheung Ging Sing 1984-10-29
Movie Love in a Fallen City Fan Liu-Yuan 1984-08-02
Series The Smiling, Proud Wanderer Unknown 1984-04-02
Movie 上海灘 許文強 1983-01-10
Series The Super Power Unknown 1983-08-01
Movie Bloody Money Bullet (as Chow Yun-Fat) 1983-03-22
Movie The Bund Part II 许文强 1983-01-25
Movie The Bund Hui Man Keung 1983-01-20
Series The Radio Tycoon Unknown 1983-01-03
Series Angels And Devils Unknown 1983-08-08
Movie Last Affair Kwong Ping 1983-12-09
Movie The Postman Fights Back Fu Jun 1982-06-04
Movie The Head Hunter Yuen Lik/Nguen Dich 1982-03-25
Series The Legend of Master So 苏灿 1982-09-27
Series The Maverick Unknown 1982-01-04
Series 千王群英会 阿龙 1981-04-13
Series Seekers 1981-10-05
Series Good Old Times Unknown 1981-12-14
Series The Fate Unknown 1981-06-29
Movie The Story of Woo Viet Woo Viet 1981-04-23
Movie The Executor Ng Tao 1981-03-04
Movie Soul Ash Unknown 1981-01-12
Movie God Father Git 1980-01-23
Series The Bund Hui Man-keung 1980-03-10
Movie Joy to the World Yam Chung-Lung 1980-06-07
Series The Brothers Unknown 1980-04-21
Movie Modern Heroes Sgt Chu Hwa Tai 1980-09-18
Movie Pursuit Killer 1980-06-26
Series The Shell Game Unknown 1980-09-15
Series Cheap Detective Unknown 1979-02-12
Series I Am Woman Unknown 1979-03-05
Series Man From Hong Kong Ben 1979-04-30
Movie 爱欲狂潮 Unknown 1978-01-12
Series Hong Kong Story II 主持 1978-08-07
Series Conflict Unknown 1978-10-02
Series Disco Fever Unknown 1978-08-07
Series The Giants Unknown 1978-05-01
Movie Their Private Lives Ko Ming Chung 1978-01-12
Movie Miss "O" Koon 1978-04-28
Series Vanity Fair Unknown 1978-01-02
Series Hero Unknown 1977-08-08
Movie Hot Blood Ah Cheng 1977-09-23
Movie Bed for Day, Bed for Night Unknown 1977-03-31
Series A House Is Not a Home 1977-08-01
Series The Killer Unknown 1976-03-29
Movie The Reincarnation Unknown 1976-03-31
Series Teenager Unknown 1976-09-06
Movie Massage Girls Ah Gin 1976-09-23
Series The First Love Unknown 1976-08-09
Series Hotel Unknown 1976-10-04
Movie The Hunter, the Butterfly and the Crocodile Unknown 1976-11-25
Series C.I.D.(Series 2) Unknown 1976-12-28
Series Mystery Beyond Unknown 1976-07-15
Movie Learned Bride Thrice Fools the Bridegroom 1976-04-29
Series This Generation Unknown 1976-04-26
Series Dream Of The Red Chamber 蒋玉涵 1975-07-14
Series Murder Of Passion Unknown 1974-12-30
Series Chinese Folklore Unknown 1974-11-04
Series The God of Aqua Unknown 1974-12-30
Series Golden Horse Awards Self 1962-10-31