Chow Yun-Fat 周潤發
About time we had a thread to chronicle the career of 發哥. One of the greatest Chinese actors of all time, he is not a martial artist but uses his suave bad-ass methods to deliver some of the finest peformances with two glocks.
Some of my fave characters include Mark Gor in these series of films "A Better Tomorrow", a trench coat and unlimited clips. Teamed with John Woo, they produced the classics "The Killer" and "Hard Boiled" that would make your pee pee sizzle.
Then there's his card gambling series "God of Gamblers", where HUSTLES em all.
He's also an underrated comedic and dramatic actor, as seen in his Hong Kong soap operas (TVB). Love "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" where he takes care of his entire FAM, incl. his greedy naive brother fresh from The Mainland:
CHECK OUT THE HAIR!!
Co-starred shitloads of future HK superstars like Simon Yam Tat Wah, Carol Cheng Yu Ling and more. There's this one scene where you REALLY see his acting chops, he's in prison and he fights back against a dickhead.
More info here: http://www.templeofchow.com/tvb/gall_mannet01.html
After making it into the US in a series of action/flops, Chow is still pimping, still hustling:CM for Crown Macau
Featured in the new POTC movie:
NO RED CLIFF!!! BUTT Here's hoping he works with John Woo again soon!Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chow_Yun-FatFansites: http://www.templeofchow.com/http://www.geocities.com/Athens/8907/factor.htmlhttp://chowofhongkong.com/DISCUSS!!