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Title: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on May 13, 2007, 09:07:29 PM
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!! XD 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:

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:
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NO RED CLIFF!!! BUTT Here's hoping he works with John Woo again soon!



Title: Re: The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: BigDnm01 on May 20, 2007, 01:49:58 AM
This man is one of my most respected and one of the most talented actor i know. he's my idol.  he's incredible.  i started watching him in god of gamblers and it's several sequels.  also watch his other films, like a Better tomorrow and hardboiled and several others.  he always seem so cool and charismatic.  too bad he career didn't take off in America.  it's seem the director and film producers doesn't know how to use him.
Title: Re: The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Saburo on May 20, 2007, 03:27:57 AM
Here's my testimony: the reason I purchased a laserdisc player was to get "The Killer" in widescreen format. 

I owe a debt to Mr. Chow, whose body of work with John Woo introduced me to Hong Kong cinema.  It seems to me that "The Killer" was marketed in the United States as an over-the-top fantasy but I saw a lot of heart between the gunplay and male bonding. 

NO ONE fired double pistols like Chow, nor looks as suave doing so...  I always thought that Chow and Woo would team up again in another contemporary melodrama but it has yet to happen.  Very unfortunate.
Title: Re: The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on May 22, 2007, 06:02:22 AM
^ ahahaha...male bonding is common theme in John Woo movies. Brotherhood. Loyalty. Lessons I learned from cheap ass video tapes my uncle pirated for me when I was a kid. I am hearing rumors he's gonna have a cameo in "Red Cliff" instead of the  title role (now given to Tony Leung Chiu Wai of Wong Kar Wai, "Infernal Affairs" fame).

WERD BigDnm01. They just want to make Chow do "The Killer Part 119" -- they don't know how versatile he is. Like this scene from "A Better Tomorrow II" ... truly gangsta. truly on the level of Pacino, Brando, and DeNiro if not EVEN BETTER!!




Title: Re: The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Saburo on May 22, 2007, 06:43:25 AM
Great stuff...  The finale of "Better Tomorrow II" is THE definitive gun battle ever seen in movies.

Well, it wasn't really a "battle" (i.e. balanced contest) but y'all KnowWhutIMean.

I can't think of anyone else in movies (save for James Bond) who can be badass with the firearms AND look suave in a tux.
Title: Re: The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Happosai on May 22, 2007, 08:28:27 AM
Great stuff...  The finale of "Better Tomorrow II" is THE definitive gun battle ever seen in movies....

FoSHO!  :D Even the finale of "Scarface" looks like a kindergarten field-trip compared to that ending scene!!  ;D

BTW, guess what character inspired Mr. Chang from the "Black Lagoon" manga & anime?


Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on November 16, 2008, 12:56:48 PM
Chow Yun Fat as Dr. Slump XD
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on January 28, 2009, 11:29:18 AM
Chow Yun Fat Interview 1993 Part 1

Chow Yun Fat Interview 1993 Part 2

Chow Yun-Fat is the coolest dude ever! 8)

Top 10 CYF Flicks
1. The Killer
2. Hard Boiled
3. A Better Tomorrow II
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
5. A Better Tomorrow
6. City on Fire
7. Once a Thief
8. Curse of the Golden Flower
9. The Replacement Killers
10. God of Gamblers

Dude's filmography is tight as hell! The Killer & Hard Boiled are pretty much my all-time favorite action movies. Anyways one of the most underrated CYF flicks is The Replacement Killers. It might not be as deep as his Hong Kong flicks but the action scenes are the best he has done since Hard Boiled. Easily my favorite CYF Hollywood flick :yep:

The Replacement Killers trailer
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on March 11, 2009, 08:08:06 AM
CHOW YUN FAT TO PLAY CONFUCIUS! (MonkeyPeaches Exclusive) :tama-mad:
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What an ambitious Confucius! Who will ply the Confucius? Chow Yun-Fat! That’s right. Chow has personally confirmed he would do it last week in Hong Kong, when on a promo-tour for Dragonball Evolution. He even started growing beard for the role. Chow is expensive and the payment to him will probably equal to a third of US$21 millions, budgeted for the film. But director Hu said it was well worth.

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on April 02, 2009, 11:18:57 PM
Chow Yun-Fat Talks Dragonball Evolution

Tue, March 31st, 2009 at 11:58AM PST

Best known for his work in John Woo’s “Hard-Boiled” and “The Killer” as well as Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” international superstar Chow Yun-Fat is no stranger to action films. Chow is set to demonstrate his skills once again in the role of Master Yoshi in the live-action adaptation of Akira Toriyama's popular "Dragonball" manga and anime series, “Dragonball Evolution." The film, which opens in theaters April 10, features Chow’s Roshi as the mentor to Goku, played by Justin Chatwin (“War of the Worlds”). Master Roshi learns that Goku is the grandson of his long-time friend Gohan (Randall Duk Kim, “The Matrix Reloaded”) and trains him for the ultimate battle with Lord Piccolo (James Marsters, “Angel”), to prevent the villain from collecting the powerful Dragonballs and destroying Earth.

CBR News had the opportunity to visit the set of “Dragonball Evolution” in Mexico last year, and sat down with Chow to talk about his career, comic book movies and the process of brining “Dragonball” to the big screen.

CBR: Tell us about the character you play in the film, Master Roshi.

Chow Yun- Fat: I saw some pictures but I had the challenge of not having seen all the cartoons and the comic books. But based on the script, I think Master Roshi is a very funny guy, full of humor and he can master the super power. Because Master Roshi has a lot of super powers, he has to carry on for his good friend Gohan and take care of Goku. So I like the Master-and-the-student relationship. It is not like traditional Chinese kind of Master-and-student relationship, this is more like friends.

In the “Dragonball” books, Roshi’s kind of a dirty old man and very lecherous. Does that translate into this PG=rated film version?

I think [director James Wong] did a very good job to balance the East and West. They know the audiences in West or Europe don’t except this kind of over-the-top humor, you know. Maybe it’s not very suitable for R-rating. If Master Roshi acts like his character from the comic book then that would be very crazy. I saw the script, which is very appropriate for my character now. Not too much but you can sense it a little bit. For instance, in the cartoon, Master Roshi is more than 300-hundred-years-old. He’s a dirty old man with a white beard but this is different.

What’s it like working with James Wong?

James Wong as a writer and director, he can show everything. He knows how to play every single scene. He gives me a lot of room to create Master Roshi. I realize that sometimes -- not sometimes, all the time, I’m over the top. He tells me, “Mr. Chow, Mr. Chow, too much, fall back.” Which is good because this is the first time for this actor and this American director to make a movie together. So the East and West blend together is good. You have to think about it, you steal some technique, some skill to make it balanced. Yin and Yang.

Were you a fan of “Dragonball” before shooting the film?

Honestly, when they were released in 1985 or ’86, in that period I was so busy when I was in Hong Kong doing all the John Woo movies, so I missed it. But I can catch up on it later.

How did you get along with your younger cast members on this film?

They more or less respect Master Roshi as Chow Yun-Fat, you know. We have a lot of fun on the set. You know, Emmy [Rossum], she knows how to sing and dance. Joon Park is a rap singer and Justin [Chatwin], he loves music. Every day on the set was like a party, a lot of fun. Even though I’m over fifty I’m still like twenty-five.

What was the most challenging scene for you in this film?

I think the comedy. The opening scene. You have to make it funny and make it serious to tell the younger generation because Bulma and Goku are coming to my home looking for the Dragonball. Finally, I have to tell them the background story. It is a fun scene but there is a lot of background story.

At this point in your career, how comfortable are you performing in English-language movies?

Honestly, I’m still learning everyday with my coach. My English is bad. But if you stick to Hong Kong, making all of the Hong Kong domestic movies, sooner or later you come up with good idea and Hollywood will buy you out, replace the director and some good actor replacing me. I think it was good opportunities that led to me learning more English because that gave me more opportunities for my age. You know, if I am acting in my country, that would be very limited character for me because I’m already over fifty. This is the fact, you know? You have to face it. So more or less, if I’m exposed in the Western world, maybe there will be more opportunities to let me play.

As an Asian actor in Hollywood, you get cast in a lot of stereotypical roles. Is Master Roshi in “Dragonball” a nice change of pace for you?

Yeah, the gangster, or waiter, or mafia, or drug dealer. So for an actor it is great opportunity to let audience see another side of Chow Yun-Fat. Or maybe you can see Yun-Fat in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” or you can see him as the King of Siam [in “Anna and the King”] but he always carries two guns, he’s always the killer. So more as an actor on certain levels, we don’t want to change, not on the money way or the working way. It’s the interpretation of the characters that I want to take in a different direction.

Will you be doing either a sequel or prequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” as has been rumored for years?

I think they bought the rights but I don’t know what happened to the writer and the studio. They have all the finance already but maybe they try to do it now, maybe a little later, I don’t know. I hope so. Otherwise I’ll be way old. I cannot wait.

Do you like making sequels?

Actually, if you are talking about “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the sequel is more interesting than the previous one. It’s talking about Michele Yeoh’s boyfriend, and Li Mu-bai [Chow’s character in the film] were buddies. By accident, Michele Yeoh’s boyfriend saved Li Mu-bai and he sacrificed himself. It’s very interesting. That’s why Li Mu-bai has paid much respect to Michele Yeoh’s character because he and she love each other but they still have a gap because they have a tragedy because of Michele Yeoh’s boyfriend. Very interesting. Very shallow, but a lot of sentiments inside. It’s more than the previous one. Because the people are more deep, they have more layers.

Is it always the script that draws you to a project?

I think the character is more important than anything. Like in the movie “The Replacement Killers,” I play a killer, and in next movie, I play a dirty cop in “The Corruptor.” Then “Anna and the King.” “Bullet Proof Monk,” I play a Master and now “Dragonball.” I think different characters give me different inspirations.

What’s the difference between making American films and making films in different countries?

More or less, men in China have more vision, different direction. Where in Hong Kong they stick to the commercial way. Hong Kong usually makes all the gang movies, action movies, Jackie Chan comedies or Stephen Chow comedies and that’s it. They don’t have this kind of money to invest in adventure movies or a thriller. So more or less in Hong Kong, our living and thinking is so narrow. The market is so narrow. So if you want to spread out your talent, you have to go somewhere else and find other resources to increase your ability in your performance, your language and your knowledge. Just like here, all the CGI amazed me. I’ve never seen that before. So this is a learning experience as an actor regarding to the blue screen, green screen. It’s been a lot of fun.

Finally, with “Bullet Proof Monk” and now “Dragonball Evolution,” you’ve been in two comic book films. Are you a comic book fan yourself and how do you feel about comic books being adapted into films?

Comic books are page-by-page, but now with movies, all the pages bring it together to become a movie. That is interesting. But I think comic books are more imagination, to let the readers think about something. Even some pictures without dialogue, you know, you see the picture and you have to fill with imagination. You can act your imagination with lines but in movie it’s already there. It’s two different issues. I’m not very fascinated about the cartoon character. But I saw a movie called “Sin City,” it’s from the comic, and it stuck with me. It’s the content. The content of the movie is very extreme and very violent. (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on May 19, 2009, 03:52:45 PM
First Look: Chow Yun-Fat as Confucius in Hu Mei's Biopic

It was only March when we first announced that Chow Yun-Fat was going to play Confucius in a Chinese biopic titled Confucius. Being a big fan of Chow Yun-Fat, I was immediately interested, and have been anxious to see something or hear more about the production. Thanks to Sina (via Twitch) we have some first photos of Chow Yun-Fat in the film. Coincidentally, I got a shot of the Confucius poster on display in the Film Market at Cannes, so I thought I'd throw both of these together today. It looks a lot more epic than I was imagining (especially with a rumored $3 million budget) and that is definitely a good thing. Enjoy!

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Confucius is being directed by Hu Mei, with a budget of $2.8 million, which converts to roughly $22 million in Hong Kong dollars. Shooting will start later this month in the Hebei province. The movie will screen later this year to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China and Confucius' 2,560th birthday. Confucious' teachings are now gaining popularity as a way of bringing morals to the country which is contending with the rise of consumerism. This is actually a production that I'm looking forward to, not only because of Chow Yun-Fat, but because I'm interested to see the story of Confucious. Stay tuned for more! (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on May 19, 2009, 08:22:09 PM
HOLYSHIT! I thought they were bullshitting. I dunno what Confucius even looked like. This is HARDCORE.

I'm totally jaw dropping at the pix. CHOW YUN FAT ISSSS GOD
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Mugen on May 19, 2009, 10:52:04 PM
holy crap, he looks nuts!
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on September 04, 2009, 12:45:16 PM
Confucius trailer (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on September 20, 2009, 11:03:43 AM
^ Fixed. Link got wiped out :lol: Confucius is EPIC!!

Been browsing through his CLASSICS!! Realized, I never even watched 原裝預告 City on Fire  :doh:

《龍虎風雲》原裝預告 City on Fire Originial Trailer (

But FUCK Prison on Fire hands down the tales of Brotherhood.

Prison on Fire II Theme Song 希盼得好夢 (

Some of my favorities scenes. Chow going "I talk loud don't mean I'm disrespecting!!" features Roy 張耀揚 Cheung as corrupt cop #1

Giving manly advice from the crapper - LOL Tony Leung was such a wimp

AND SHIT ... everyone busting out in bromance. ONLY Fat Goh can pull shit off like that XD

YOU MUST WATCH!! The prison fight at the end, where Chow flips out. HANNIBAL LECTER wish he was that nuts.  :pimp:
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on September 30, 2009, 08:33:28 PM
New stills from the upcoming film "Confucius" were released this past Monday to mark the 2,560th birthday of the great Chinese philosopher.

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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on September 30, 2009, 09:08:21 PM
Heroic Bloodshed by Chow Yun Fat (
Chow Yun-Fat Tribute (
Tribute John Woo and Chow yun-fat (

The greatest action hero of all-time! :bow:

Been browsing through his CLASSICS!! Realized, I never even watched 原裝預告 City on Fire  :doh:
Daaaaamn, homie! Step yo' game up! I got that shit on DVD :yep:
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on October 04, 2009, 09:36:45 AM
Chow Yun Fatt "12 Minutes and Totally Nasty" Remix/Medley (

MP3: (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on October 04, 2009, 11:59:39 AM
Rice is my family (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on October 04, 2009, 12:03:13 PM
That was the fuckin funniest 12 minutes of my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He was all over the place singing about buns, SEE THAI LONG!! and more. Chow is an underrated comedian, totally universal versatile actor.
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on October 23, 2009, 06:34:52 AM
According to The Hollywood Reporter Chow Yun-Fat will co-star with Ge You in the action comedy Let The Bullets Fly. Chow will play a 'cruel but visionary' gang leader in 1949 China. The film is slated for released fall 2010. (

Interesting.....if it's not a Hollywood production.
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on November 16, 2009, 10:10:54 AM
Chow Yun-Fat's CONFUCIUS posters:

Images: Beijing Dadi Century Limited, China Film Group, Dadi Film Group.

But FUCK Prison on Fire hands down the tales of Brotherhood.

Prison on Fire II Theme Song 希盼得好夢 (

Some of my favorities scenes. Chow going "I talk loud don't mean I'm disrespecting!!" features Roy 張耀揚 Cheung as corrupt cop #1

Giving manly advice from the crapper - LOL Tony Leung was such a wimp

AND SHIT ... everyone busting out in bromance. ONLY Fat Goh can pull shit off like that XD

YOU MUST WATCH!! The prison fight at the end, where Chow flips out. HANNIBAL LECTER wish he was that nuts.  :pimp:


THE BLOODIEST ... tale of Brotherhood you ever seen.  :pimp:


Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on December 04, 2009, 06:47:11 AM
Y'all peeped the CONFUCIUS site yet? (


Just keep scrolling the mouse to the left to see the scenes
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on January 05, 2010, 07:08:59 AM
Faye Wong helps Chow Yun Fat sing the theme song to "Confucius"


Faye Wong had just recorded for the theme song for Chow Yun Fat's film "Confucius 孔子" entitled "幽蘭操" on New Year's Eve. Earlier the "Sweet Angel Fund Charity Dinner" was held in Beijing, Chow Yun Fat donated a photographic work for auction. As a result, it helped the foundation raise 3.18 million yuan. Turns out that the donation was to thank Faye for singing the theme song to his new film. "Confucius" will be releasing at the end of this month, but Faye's theme song will be released worldwide on January 6th on the official site of the film.

Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: parmes on January 06, 2010, 12:59:21 PM
With CYF getting on in his years, its nice to see him progressing to such roles, starting from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. His cool factor remains. Come to think of it, he is taking on more roles that Tony Leung (that one that married Carina Lau, not the other clown) aims for.
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on January 06, 2010, 01:03:33 PM
Chow Yun Fat shootout. (

With CYF getting on in his years, its nice to see him progressing to such roles, starting from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. His cool factor remains. Come to think of it, he is taking on more roles that Tony Leung (that one that married Carina Lau, not the other clown) aims for.
Welcome to JPH!P, parmes! :welcome
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on January 08, 2010, 05:45:32 AM
 New Poster of Chow Yun-Fat's CONFUCIUS       (

more: (

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on January 28, 2010, 07:43:52 AM
Cast members Chow Yun-Fat, Zhou Xun and Ren Quan, and director Hu Mei promote the historical epic film "Confucius" at a press conference in Hong Kong on January 25, 2010. [Photo: CFP]

周潤發欣賞周迅「香」 (


"Confucius" shows the ancient philosopher as a sage as well as an ordinary man. Although Chow Yun-Fat's casting as Confucius has roused controversy, the film managed to rake in 38 million yuan (US$5.57 million) in its first weekend following its January 22 opening on the Chinese mainland, according to the film's distributor. "Confucius" will open in Hong Kong on January 28.


In the star-studded premiere ceremony for the film on January 14, actor Chow Yun-fat kowtowed onstage to a 93-year-old descendant of Confucius, which surprised and moved many in the audience. [Photo: NEWS.CN]

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on February 04, 2010, 08:37:34 AM
confucius MV by wong faye
Confucius Theme Song / 孔子 主题歌 (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on February 28, 2010, 08:36:48 AM
Now this is a Ringo Lam movie I gotta see. Chow Yun-fat does Harrison Ford in Wild SEarch

Wild Search Pt 1 of 10 [Cantonese-Eng Sub] (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on March 22, 2010, 09:53:30 AM

Chow Yan Fat made a rare appearance posing for "Let the bullets fly"


After much publicity of the film "Let the bullets fly" was announced in Cannes Film Festival last October, the film production have been working very low fey. The shooting of the film were in secret location, from the outskirts of Beijing to Guangdong. The three leading actors including Jiang Wen and Chow Yat Fat have not been seen in public since the launch of the film. However, out of the blue, the three made a rare appearance yesterday. Jiang Wen, who plays the role as a bandit was dressed in a blue national army uniform. Chow Yan Fat was wearing a suit, holding a red and white flowers, looking very smart indeed. It was reported the shooting of the film is at its final phase.

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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Masa on April 25, 2010, 11:47:40 AM
Michelle Yeoh and Chow Yun-Fat on the 73rd Academy Awards Ceremony (
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on May 07, 2010, 09:58:19 AM
You don't know Chow unless you've seen Chow Yun-fat in the EPIC TVB series "Shanghai Bund"

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on August 22, 2010, 02:23:01 AM
Watched "An Autumn's Tale" from 1987, a pretty corny / romantic film, set in New York Chinatown. LOL @ the white guys in this, I think they were dubbed.

AN AUTUMN'S TALE (1987) Trailer (

pretty weird,  I swore they were cousins, albeit distant.

But Chow Yun-fat's "Figurehead" character is one of those hardworking manly men, who likes to gamble and drink but wants to win over the sophisticated bitch. He does it, but he's a goof.

SAMPAN! You gotta watch it, for the corniness alone.

GODDAMN Cherie Chung is so fucking gorgeous. No wonder she retired. See her also in "To Catch A Thief" with Leslie, A John Woo Production :yep:

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on September 14, 2010, 12:36:28 PM
^ his watch was pretty badass too lol

Chow Yun Fat publicly praises Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Joyce Tang

Chow Yun Fat's seen it all in the entertainment circle, but he still loves it, why is that? Because he loves being an actor, even if he's playing an elderly like a grandfather, he does not feel belittled. Chow Yun Fat accepted an exclusive interview with [Oriental Daily]. (TN: Only part 2 of the interview is translated.)

Reporter: How do you feel about the quality of TVB series?

Chow: Pretty good! I watched Can't Buy Me Love, it's really quite funny. Charmaine Sheh and Moses Chan gets better and better. Earlier I also watched Beauty Knows No Pain, it's too a pretty good series!

Reporter: Last year you publicly praised Fala Chen, this year who do you support?

Chow: Joyce Tang I really like. In Beauty, she sacrificed her appearance, making her nose big and got an ugly look. To her, it really is a great development.

Reporter: Have you thought of returning to film a series on TVB?

Chow: Haha! I can't handle it now, I really do fear that I won't be able to handle filming series. But honestly, really have to see if there is a good script, Never say never.

Reporter: Never won an Oscar's actor award, is that a regret?

Chow: Acting is my profession, can't always think about awards. I really don't have many wishes, I just hope to do well on my roles. I can't say I won't accept a fee for being a movie just to get an award. Even if I say that you won't believe it! Given a salary, doing my best is a must, awards are just a bonus. After all, all the awards I received are donated to the Film Library.

Reporter: When are you retiring?


Chow: Never thought about it. If I want to work, then I'll continue to do so. Even if it means I'm being a grandfather, most important is if I like the role or not, every actor started off as a Siu (young) Sang to Chung (middle) Sang and finally to Lo (old) Sang, it's the law! Acting is not about you choosing, other people are choosing you too. It could be several years that no one will give you jobs, I won't wait, will go do it!

Reporter: Rumors say you and Stephen Chow are going to collaborate? Do you anticipate?

Chow: I really don't know. Even if it's true, we may not be on the main line together, so I won't think too much. A script written by the two of us will be a good watch!

Reporter: You went from shooting series, to the film scene, to Hollywood, and now back to Mainland, how does it feel?

Chow: It's just the locations changed, my lines are either in Chinese or English. It's still shooting for 12 hours a day. Of course English and Mandarin aren't my mother language, so have to practice my pronunciations!

Reporter: Ever thought of why still so popular after such a long time?

Chow: Lucky! When I entered the film scene, it was the red hot era, there were many new directors. From my entry into the film scene, to the Hollywood in the 90s and now back to Mainland... it is all luck that I was able to catch all the waves.

Reporter: Are the current artists born at the wrong time?

Chow: Nowadays there are very few Hong Kong artists who give lectures. Counting back and forth, there's only Louis Koo or Donnie Yen. Now we have the leng mo trend, but they must evolve into higher class, like Miss Hong Kong, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk didn't win the first prize, but she still made a huge success in her acting career. Why? Because she knows how to appreciate.


Reporter: Do you feel a sigh in the current entertainment industry, any message to give to all the juniors?

Chow: There will be a new scene with ups and downs, just like stocks will be high or low, because 'this is the worse time, but is also the best time.' Have to grasp! More work and effort does not necessary mean more gain, but in the entertainment circle one needs more exposure, the most important part is putting in the effort!

Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on December 01, 2010, 03:57:24 AM

Chow Yun Fat embraces Carol Cheng scratching the 7 year itch


Invested nearly a billion dollars into the new film Let The Bullets Fly with big actors Chow Yun Fat, Wen Jiang and Xiao Gang Feng, the film is scheduled to release January 2011. Yesterday Chow Yun Fat started the first promotion in HK, attracting nearly 500 reporters to the promotion for interviews. Chow Yun Fat's wife and EEG's and CEO Albert Yeung both attended as well. The press conference invited Carol Cheng to be the MC.

It has been 7 years since Chow Yun Fat seen carol, so when they met, they embraced one another. Chow also praised that carol looked younger than before, making her extremely happy. As the MC, Carol asked Chow and the crew of the shooting process. Chow said that the other two lead actors performed very well, so he had to be well-prepared, putting lots of effort into it. Carol asked if it was difficult to play two characters? He smiled: "They found a 'Guangzhou Chow Yun Fat' to replace me, he looked very similar to me from the back. I have never done two characters before, and even with different personalities. It was fun."


Also, Chow had always loved to watch TV series, when asked if he watched the No Regrets finale? he said: "Really good! (Who do you support for TV King and Queen?) Kent Cheng, enough weight. (How do you feel about Raymond Lam?) He looks like Evergreen Mak! TV Queen is between Sheren Tang and Charmaine Sheh. (How about just pick one?) No choice, then I choose Carol Cheng!" Chow's humorous responses made everyone laugh.

Besides series, Chow also read about the Felix Wong's fire breathing at TVB. He laughed: "I didn't see him scold at TVB, I just praise TVB, won't scold." Besides him, Carol asked him if he'll go back to film TVB series? he said: "If you do it then I will too! But I don't know if they will tell me to sign a 1 series per year contract? If so, then I don't know what to do." As for having good friend Chow's support, Kent Cheng said: "Thank you! it's impossible, he's not the judge, what use is that? If he was the judge then we're talking!"

Source: Oriental Daily
Translator: aZnangel@AEU

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Post by: Saburo on December 01, 2010, 04:09:12 AM
Watched "An Autumn's Tale" from 1987, a pretty corny / romantic film, set in New York Chinatown.

I saw this movie too, about a year ago.  It was on a list of recommended HK movies on "The Killer" laserdisc (yes, LASERDISC) and always remembered the title.  I thought it quaint, almost naive.  Also very EIGHTIES -- I was taken aback by Cherie Chung's poofy hair (she was uber BABES in "Once A Thief" though).
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Post by: daigong on December 03, 2010, 07:40:02 AM
^ indeed. Cherie Chung was such a classic beauty, you can see her naked ass in "Women" as the "other woman" that causes Chow and Cora Miao to divorce.


Cora joins a Singles Women club while Chow gets all the sex he wants with Cherie, who is deliciously sexy in this. Eventually Chow figures his wife was the best he ever had and they get back, but not without a bunch of metaphors of life and comparisons among friends.

WOMEN (1985) Trailer english subtitles (

He also appears in Ann Hui On Wah "Love in a Fallen City" 《傾城之戀》 where Chow is a Malaysian tycoon looking for a wifey and ends up falling for Cora Miao, a shy introverted divorcee. Taboo amongst pre-WWII Shanghai.

汪明荃《傾城之戀》 傾城之戀『電影預告片』Ann Hui Movie "Love in a Fallen City" (

They go from Shanghai to Hong Kong and back, Chow trying to court her and she refuses him until they get caught up in the Japanese invasion. Oh werd? when bombs are dropping you need a man? Touching love story.

Both were produced by Shaw Bros and highly acclaimed, Women racking up a bunch of nominations and Cora Miao even won best actress.

DAMN! I wonder if Laserdiscs matched up with VCDs in quality. :lol:

I found this French site that has a SHITLOAD of old Fat Gor movies, most of them are so low budget and he was just a bit player.
Title: NEKKKID?!!
Post by: Saburo on December 03, 2010, 07:49:59 AM
^ indeed. Cherie Chung was such a classic beauty, you can see her naked ass in "Women" as the "other woman" that causes Chow and Cora Miao to divorce.

WAIT WAHAIWAAAA WAIT just a fucking minute!

Where are the Cherie Chung clips?!!  Evidence pleeeeaaazzzze!
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: nimrod on December 18, 2010, 05:34:14 PM (

Chow Yun-Fat trapped on expressway due to snowstorm
  The Chinese actor was left cold and starving for 20 hours

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Post by: daigong on February 26, 2011, 08:30:24 PM
Watched All About Ah Long 阿郎的故事 (1989)  recently

All about Ah long pt1 (

Big time HK Film nominee for 9 Hong Kong Film Awards, best movie, actor (Chow Yun-fat) etc. but only Best Actress (Sylvia Chang) won.

Really touching movie, between father and son when suddenly he is reunited with his ex-lover who happened to be recruiting his son for a commercial AND happens to be the kid's mom.

He loves her, and she does too so passionately that she nearly rips his lips off.

Chow at his finest mouthful lower class kinda guy

working at the quarry with hilarious hair

Funny scene in the restaurant where only english is spoken, Chow's like "I'll have what he's having"

and ends up with the kids meal

lol out of nowhere there's this motorcycle racing scene

Still, some epic acting performances - the kid I think was in THE STORY OF MY SON 爱的世界 too
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Post by: daigong on March 28, 2011, 08:10:28 AM
^ and here chow yun fat winning best actor for Ah Long.
chow yun-fat 89bestactor (

and winning singing awards! lol no just presenting/performing
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chow yun-fat 1985 JSGawards (

but pulling off crazy stunts on TV anniversary specials!
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lol i thought he was gonna jump over the fence

and Koreans love him too!
[star] Chow Yun-Fat, visit (주윤발, 방한, ) (
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Post by: tehdc on April 01, 2011, 07:53:23 AM
A Better Tomorrow II killcount (

lol @ fock you!
i miss the badass chow yun fat. i'm not feeling the martial arts stuff hes doing. and hollywood has made him look so bad/give him crappy roles...
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: zeroyui on April 05, 2011, 12:15:01 PM
He was godly in Hardboiled. I even played the game that he was on in the ps3 game. Such a good actor, i only hope that he coulda made more movies>.>
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Post by: Tao Priest on April 13, 2011, 10:09:27 PM
Chow Yun-Fat, Joey Wong and Sally Yeh - Very Nice! (

My favorite comedy part with him. Absolutely hilarious!
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: nimrod on May 19, 2011, 02:28:53 AM
Happy Birthday Fat Gor!

The best tribute to Chow Yun Fat (
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Post by: daigong on May 24, 2011, 10:39:59 AM
Watched Love Unto Waste from 1986, which Chow got a best supportin actor nom, which Tony Leung Chiu-wai gets caught up in a love triangle, or square and there's a murder! And Chow is the weird cop on the case, "Hey, you wanna do exercises?" which Tony goes "Officer, I been here since 11, what do you want from me?"


he goes and "hangs out" with them at his rice shop:

Funniest part was when Chow was like "You know what I feel like doing up here?"

And all Tony can do is "Have you had enough now?" lol. Then they all go get drunk:

Turns out he had cancer, and just wanted some friends to hang with...or just hang with people whose life sucked more than his. "Am I an asshole?"

Damn, powerful powerful stuff.

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on June 11, 2011, 11:11:47 AM
his newest movie. A Communist's Pride!!!

Chow Yun Fat is asked to play a different Yuan Shikai


With almost 200 actors from three lands on both sides of the strait, BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL yesterday held a premiere press conference and ceremony in Beijing. Directors Han Sanping and Huang Jianxin led actors Chow Yun Fat, Zhao Benshan, Liu Ye, Feng Yuanzheng, Li Qin, Dong Jie, Li Chen, He Ping, Zhou Jie, Nie Yuan, Fan Bingbing, Ye Xuan, Liu Tao and others in an appearance.

Han Sanping and Huang Jianxin even talked about the actors' performances in the film. Han Sanping said, "This time we invited 178 actors. Despite most appeared in special performances or cameos, some even had to take time off from their original productions, now the film is finally completed after a year. I hope to thank all actors through today." Huang Jianxin even "exposed" Fat Gor, "Before this press conference something very surprising to me happened. Before we communicated with the actors the situation of attending the press conference, Chow Yun Fat took the initiative to ask us about it. Something so minor touched all of us particular. With their great support, I believe BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL will definitely become a new milestone for national films."

As for Chow Yun Fat and Zhao Benshan the two "Beiyang Warlords" made their first appearance. When Chow Yun Fat received the role of Yuan Shikai, Huang Jianxin asked him specifically to "have to perform a different feel". Fat Gor said, "At the time Director Huang Jianxin chatted with me specifically, saying that I must not bring shades of Huang Silang (his LET THE BULLETS FLY character) to Yuan Shikai. In addition I couldn't play Yuan Shikai as an absolute villain. Thus we studied for a long time about this character. For all of my scenes, Director Han would watch on the set. So I could sense how important this character was to him."

However, Fat Gor did not forget to "complain". "In order to play this character, before the shoot I didn't eat everyday. I relied on water to replenish my energy." He revealed, "I feel this time Director Han had a grudge with me, all the subordinates he arranged for me had problems. Zhao Benshan, Feng Gong, Fan Wei were joking around on the set everyday, no wonder when I was the President the country would be such a mess!" Fat Gor also joked, "In the film I had eight wives, in the end I didn't even see one." Fat Gor's "complaints" left Han Sanping scrambling to explain, "Actually you had 'scenes' with them, but in that scene your Yuan Shikai passed away so you didn't see them."

Playing Duan Qirui, Zhao Benshan said, "This time I had many scenes with Fat Gor, from him I could sense his serious confidence on this character. Our collaboration was very pleasant. On the set we also often made fun of him." Playing Mao Zedong, Liu Ye expressed deep regret about unable to work with Fat Gor. "Fat Gor and I have worked together before, but I always had the feeling of not having enough. So this time I very much regretted not having any scene with Fat Gor."

As for the box office, Han Sanping confidently said, "BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL is better than FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC." Huang Jianxin said, "I believe BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL's box office will definitely excessive FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC's." After the shoot wrap, two directors went their separate ways. This press conference was the two directors' first meeting in half a year. Han Sanping also said, "Currently the U.S., Canada, Australia, and several dozen nations overseas rights have been signed. The film's international version was already completed. Actually recently we have been very happy and thanked all of BEGINNING OF THE GREAT REVIVAL hard working people."

Source: singtao, takungpao
Translated by: hktopten

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Post by: daigong on June 21, 2011, 07:01:27 AM
Chow Yun-fat classic song XD
Chow Yun-Fat, Joey Wong and Sally Yeh - Very Nice! (



pimping his new movie with Myolie!

Chow Yun Fat protects Myolie Wu's 1 second screen time in his film


The film Beginning of the Great Revival (建黨偉業) held a charitable premiere last night. The attendees include Chow Yun Fat and his wife, Liu Ye, Nick Cheung, Angelababy, Michelle Ye and Myolie Wu. Myolie makes a 1 second camero in the film as Chow Yun Fat's 7th mistress. She was much luckier than Tang Wei, who had her scenes completely cut out. It turns out Myolie had Chow Yun Fat's protection that saved her the 1 second screen time.

Fat Gor became the main focus when he appeared at the event, Liu Ye said that with Fat Gor around, it is a stress reliever? Fat Gor said: "Liu Ye is the lead actor, I am just a supporting actor!" Fat Gor plays Yuan Shikai, Liu Ye wanted to exchange roles with him, but Fat Gor was not willing to because he expressed he can't play Mao Zedong. Andy Lau plays Cai E and has scenes with Fat Gor, it has been many years since they last collaborated. He praises that Andy is very handsome and looks younger than before, but he's too thin.

Secret 'nude photos' by paparazzi is very terrifying

When asked about his opinion on the recent 'nude photo' incident taken by the media? Fat Gor said it's too over, and laughed that the media can take the photos, but don't publish them. He's also worried that if he got secretly photographed, that would be very terrifying for him, but at his house when he changes, he has frosted glass in the bathroom and he won't go out in the balcony.

Sexy outfits, not necessary for Bosco Wong to look over

Last night, Myolie was dressed in a sexy outfit and stole the limelight. She laughed and said that she rarely has a chance to dress up, so this time she deliberately dressed up for this occassion. Usually at home, she just dresses very causally. Asked if she need to first have Bosco Wong look over her outfit? She said not necessary. In the film, Myolie plays the 7th mistress of Yuan Shikai, who has a 1 second camero appearance, and it was fortunate that she did not get cut. Myolie said she was at the same scene as Fat Gor, but no scenes opposite of him. He is an international actor, while she turned into an Extra ('ke lei fe'), it is a special experience. Fat Gor takes good care of TVB artists, and treats her very well. During the shoot, he especially told the director not to cut her scene out! It was said she was more awesome than Tang Wei because her scenes were cut out completely.

Source: Mingpao
Translator: aZnangel@AEU
Title: Re: The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Deaglezero on June 25, 2011, 03:44:04 AM

NO ONE fired double pistols like Chow, nor looks as suave doing so...

I totally agree. Somehow the gangster themes of those John Woo movies and blazing gunfights just captured the whole 80s HK police/gangster movie feeling, and Chow's other roles in "God of Gamblers" etc. were beyond awesome as well.

I have a lot of respect for what Chow Yun-Fat did back in the days of HK cinema, because he was a very versatile actor.

I mean, look at Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Chow fitted the role of a swordsman so perfectly even though he can look just as good firing dual pistols as a hitman/cop or whatever.
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Post by: Frenchy on June 29, 2011, 12:42:54 AM
I always liked his versatility - you could go into any Chow Yun-Fat film knowing that he would be great no matter what the genre was.
His action films were solid, comedy was funny, romance was believable, and so on.
I once read an article where a reporter compared him to Cary Grant and I think that is a close comparison.
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Post by: nimrod on July 18, 2011, 04:55:29 PM
Stephen Chow Has Started Working On A NEW CHINESE ODYSSEY (

Long before Stephen Chow came to fame in the West with SHAOLIN SOCCER and KUNG FU HUSTLE, he was already a superstar in Asia for many years and starred in many classic films. His 1994 films A CHINESE ODYSSEY PART ONE: PANDORA'S BOX and PART TWO: CINDERELLA were two of his early classics. Loosely based on the famous Chinese novel A Journey to the West, the films tell the story of the Monkey King travelling with his friends to the west to acquire sutras from India.

Now news has come that Chow has already started shooting A NEW CHINESE ODYSSEY. He is co-directing the film with Kwok Chi-kin (GALLANTS' director), while also acting as the film's producer and screenwriter.

According to reports, Chow was originally planning to play a master monk, but now is likely going to reprise his role as the Monkey King (on the request of the film's investors). Anthony Wong will be playing the role of the master monk instead, while Taiwanese pop star Show Luo will be playing Pigsy. The gorgeous Shu Qi will be starring as the film's heroine.

I think this news is most interesting not only because Stephen Chow is now making a new film and reprising an old role, but of the fact that Donnie Yen is also playing the Monkey King in his upcoming new film (titled THE MONKEY KING). (

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Post by: daigong on December 03, 2011, 10:54:19 AM
Chow as Cao Cao!


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Post by: daigong on March 11, 2012, 08:47:09 AM
classic pix! Big Award Winner!

Wong Jing revealed that Huang Xiaoming has joined the cast of "Once Upon a Time in Shanghai" with Chow Yun-Fat and Sammo Hung. Both Chow and Huang have played the lead character, Hui Man Keung, in TV series versions of the story. Yuan Quan (Yolanda Yuan) and Yuan Li were also named as joining the cast. A Lunar New Year release is planned.


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Post by: daigong on March 16, 2012, 07:59:47 AM
BLOWN AWAY!! nice insight on his favorite movies:

Chow Yun-fat
Posted: 14 Mar 2012


Is there a more fitting person to unveil our 100 Greatest Hong Kong Films special feature than Chow Yun-fat? We think not. The ever personable superstar shares his views on our movie list – and the current state of Hong Kong cinema. Interview by Edmund Lee.

It’s one of life’s beautiful ironies that Chow Yun-fat – the Lamma native who reached the zenith of Chinese-language filmmaking with such timeless classics as A Better Tomorrow (1986), An Autumn’s Tale (1987) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) – would become a superstar by not acting anything like one. In person, the 56-year-old actor assumes the air of a friendly everyman who just so happens to be Hong Kong cinema’s biggest name; in public, he has shunned the limelight and restricted his public appearances to a controlled minimum; but when he does show up, you’ll be forgiven for thinking it’s the emperor who has entered the room.

For instance, at his last movie premiere in Hong Kong (for the star-studded Chinese epic Beginning of the Great Revival), the press room had noticeably gone a notch quieter when Chow – and not any of the other big-name actors – arrived. Speaking exclusively to Time Out on March 2, Chow is still bemused when I tell him the air seemed to have temporarily stood still on that royal entrance. “I feel that [the journalists] were behaving that way because I seldom attend those functions,” he says with modesty. “I’m actually not the type of person [who puts on an air of superiority], you know what I mean? It’s just that if I tried to act like we’re the best of friends then… it might be a bit scary for you.” He’s giggling now. “On other occasions, like when people ask me for a photo on the street, I’ll just hold the iPhone and take it with them.”

It’s in the same jovial spirit that I chat with Chow about our special feature, his illustrious career and where Hong Kong cinema is heading...

In our list of the 100 Greatest Hong Kong Films, you star in seven of them –
 Tell me about them!

Make a guess.
 You want me to guess? Um, God of Gamblers (1989), An Autumn’s Tale (1987), City on Fire (1987), A Better Tomorrow (1986), The Killer (1989)… what are the last two?

Hard Boiled (1992) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).
 Oh yes, yes. Hard Boiled is the one by… John Woo – that’s right. So Prison on Fire (1987) is not included? [Laughs]

The problem is you’ve made too many good films! Which of the movies mentioned do you think will rank the highest?
 It’s probably A Better Tomorrow.

Indeed, most of the local industry people I talked to mentioned it, while the likes of Hard Boiled and The Killer seem to be enjoying greater acclaims overseas. Do you have a theory on this?
 If we consider the characterisation, the explosiveness and the entertainment value, then of course Mark Gor [in A Better Tomorrow] is great fun. The character struck a chord with the local viewers because it is very identifiable to them: Mark Gor is both faithful and honourable. As for my favourite – or what I consider to be the best – from the several John Woo movies, I’d pick The Killer. It’s cool and stylish, and it resembles foreign movies in its composition. It’s unique in that it’s transcended the limits of Hong Kong films, having a little bit of the flavours of French films and Hollywood films.

It has a romanticised ambience.
 Exactly, exactly. A Better Tomorrow is much more ‘hard-selling’ and straightforward [by comparison]. As for Hard Boiled, perhaps the foreign audience likes the Hong Kong style exemplified by its bird-cage-breaking opening shootout at a [traditional Chinese] teahouse; they like to watch something that is culturally flavoured. Maybe that’s why.

When you look back at those movies, are you surprised that so many of them have stood the test of time and become classics?
 I haven’t really thought about it, not really.

But did you feel like you were doing something special back then?
 Not really. From my perspective as an actor, I tried to give my best performance to achieve what’s required of each of my roles – and to make the film better. That’s the basics to making a living in the world: you have to provide a service of [certain quality] – right? I wouldn’t consider whether a film may turn into a classic someday; that’s not what I pay attention to. I won’t pay attention to the awards, either. Maybe because I’m from the older generation of actors, [chuckles] I think I should help the boss make a profit. If a boss can make a living, he’ll be able to continue hiring me. [Laughs]

Good thinking.
 That’s why I give my 200 percent to play the characters and this is still my attitude up to these days. At the end it’s a business; we’re not making art films, and your salary isn’t cheap. It’s not about your personal interest – unless you’re taking less to work on a project you like. For example, I gave a discount to take part in The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006), because I like the character, I like [director] Ann Hui and I like the film on the whole. That was fun. You can try to do something different in it, but that’s not a commercial film – it’s an arthouse film. Another example: you see Andy Lau is investing in [Hui’s latest film] A Simple Life? That’s very risky too. [Chuckles] Isn’t it?

Have you seen the film yet?
 I haven’t, but I will.

It’s quite a good film actually.
 Yeah? I [always] watch Ann’s films.

I’d like to ask you something about your formative years. What are the earliest movies that you remember seeing?
 When I was living on Lamma Island as a kid, I was mostly watching Cantonese opera. [Laughs] I mean the bamboo theatre for the Tin Hau Festival… when you didn’t have electric lamps and were only using oil lamps in the tents… when you see things light up in that darkness… it’s like being in a dream. And you know how detached the music and lyrics of Cantonese opera could make you feel, how their costumes and makeup [could make you feel]… so I felt ‘wow, that was really amazing!’ [Chuckles] When you were used to the very dark environment and suddenly came across something like that, it was really memorable.

So when was your first ‘experience’ with cinema?
 After I moved out from Lamma and began living on Portland Street, I often secretly went to the late afternoon screenings. They were really cheap – about 20 cents [for a ticket]. The cinemas at the time also offered [discounted] tickets to movies that had been shown for over a month. My favourite was definitely 633 Squadron (1964). The previously released movies we watched then were all Hollywood blockbusters; we didn’t have money to watch on the first run. I watched a lot of vampire movies, and I watched The Great Escape (1963), The Longest Day (1962), Gone with the Wind (1939) and a lot of very impressive Hollywood movies. I didn’t know how to [properly] appreciate them when I was young, but when I saw those major Hollywood productions it was still a pretty amazing experience.

And did you ever dream of being up on the silver screen yourself?
 No! [Laughs] I was merely looking at the colourful world as a country bumpkin. Watching those movies was like living in dreams.

Was there any Hong Kong movie star from that period who left a deep impression on you?
 Before we moved out [from Lamma], we didn’t have many chances to see the [Hong Kong] black-and-white movies, and they wouldn’t bring those films to screen on Lamma. So I missed that period [of Hong Kong cinema]. I would occasionally catch up after black-and-white television broadcasts began, but… the most popular [movie star] then was Connie Chan. “Here comes Connie Chan!” [Laughs] And I very seldom watched those Yam-Pak [Cantonese opera] films. It’s in the 1970s, when I was enrolled in the [TVB] actor-trainee programme, that I started to catch up with the movies.

The representative directors today, such as John Woo, Tsui Hark and Johnnie To, were deeply influenced by the 1960s and 70s films by the likes of King Hu and Chang Cheh. Did you watch those early films?
 Yes, yes, yes. You know, Shaw Brothers Studio was associated with the trainee programme. We didn’t have our lessons in Shaw Brothers but we did go and watch their movies. I really liked to watch [director] Chor Yuen’s Killer Clans (1976) and Chang Cheh’s Blood Brothers (1973). We were working as extras then, so we had time to go out [and watch movies]. But since the early 1980s, when I began to have the chances to play leading roles, there’d been more than a dozen years in which I didn’t see any movies. [Laughs] I was working day and night and had absolutely no time to watch movies. Even in the heyday of Hong Kong cinema in the 80s, the only chance I got to watch movies were the occasional midnight screenings that the bosses asked me to go to – otherwise I’d be working. [Laughs]

That sounds crazy.
 When my television series were at their most popular I also had no chance to watch them, because we would still be filming when [the
 earlier episodes] were broadcast. I just heard about [my works] from other people, you know what I mean? It took a long time to shoot then –
 for both TV and film. Dude, when we shot Hard Boiled we worked on well over 100 sets. [Laughs] It was a major production!

This reminds me of [cinematographer] Christopher Doyle’s reply when I asked him to name his favourite Hong Kong films a few days ago. He said he couldn’t name any because he ‘makes films to make films, not to watch films’.
 That’s very true.

I guess this is a very common statement for people working in the industry.
 It is, it is. And when you happen to have made something that’s turned out to be surprisingly successful, all you can say is ‘oh’. It’s just one word: ‘oh.’ [Laughs] You have no idea how people in the public are seeing you; you just keep your head down and work like there’s no tomorrow.

Many Hong Kong audiences feel that the best time – the ‘Golden Age’, so to speak – is already in the past. Do you agree with that?
 I totally agree. Because the production costs were lower in the past, and the salaries are relatively expensive nowadays. In a city in which property costs are so high… now, you can go back a little bit and look at the death of Japanese cinema, which was entirely down to the high property costs. Studios such as Toei Company have all utilised their lands in the property market and not troubled themselves to make movies, no? [Laughs] You know how much we used to like Japanese movies? That has all changed since their economy took flight in the 1980s. Even an iconic figure like Akira Kurosawa had to rely on Steven Spielberg’s funding [to make the film Dreams (1990)]; and he’s a national treasure, wasn’t he? So now, unless the four major property developers [in Hong Kong] decide to support our cinema… [Laughs]. It’s very expensive now – from the actors to everything else. Our population also only has seven million people, so our box office… what can we do about it?

We’d just build more houses.
 That’s the thing! What can we do? We can of course make more films like Gallants [2010, the low-budget best picture winner at the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards]. But can we gather 100 industry people to unite and give low-budget movies a chance together?

How about the trend of Hong Kong-Mainland co-productions in recent years? Do you think it’s a good thing for our industry?
 It’s not up to us. Things change along with the times; there will always be a culture of sorts in any given period of time [in history]. For example, if they had torn down the Sunbeam Theatre, would there still be Cantonese opera? There would still be some. [Laughs] You’d see them at Ko Shan Theatre or Tsuen Wan – the smaller venues. You can’t stop the change of times. It’s very difficult. And you can also see that there’s a shortage of actors today. Many would think: if it takes so much time [to become an actor], why don’t I be a singer instead? How long would it take to turn someone into a movie star? It’s very difficult now.

Being a Cantopop singer has become one of the most natural paths to becoming a movie actor nowadays…
 Indeed, indeed.

They don’t start out as actors any more.
 They don’t, because it’s a tough road. It’s like ‘I’d rather enrol in the Miss Hong Kong pageant than the actor-trainee programme’. [Laughs] It’s too difficult to get ahead.

Now that you’re one of the biggest movie stars in Chinese language cinema…
 I’m just an actor! I’m not a star.

Okay, but seriously, have you been taken aback by your achievement?
 Not really. I just treat it as a job. It’s pointless even if people put a crown on my head. [Laughs] I mean, I have my own way of life, and I’m still taking the MTR and buses. My life wouldn’t change if you give me a boat or an airplane. That I have an interest in something doesn’t mean that I have to milk it for all it’s worth; the fun I have when I work on a set with all the [cast and crew] is greater than what comes to me afterwards.

Throughout your film career, what question have you been asked the most?
 ‘How did I create a certain character?’ But it’s impossible to explain [to those who’re asking], because as long as they haven’t spent the long hours on the set with me, they won’t understand what filmmaking is all about. For example: you’re interviewing me now, and I’m also full of questions about how you’re going to write this up afterwards. After you’ve listened to and digested [what I said], you’d come up with something – written words, specifically – that are slightly altered according to your own emotions and knowledge. When I read your interview another day and think back to our conversation today, I’d also have a [new understanding]. Same for filmmaking: we hear the story from the film director and we perform on the scene after discussing it, but you can’t simply envision the end results. If I showed you the script of A Better Tomorrow, you wouldn’t have guessed how it’d turn out to be like; and when I read your story later on, I’d also think: “Oh, Edmund, you’re writing it like this?” [Laughs] You know what I mean?

Yes, I think so.
 You have your room for creativity, just as I have my room for creativity. The process is where we meet and interact.

Do you have a habit of re-watching your own movies?
 That very rarely happens. I watched the [pre-release] midnight screening [and that’s it]. I have a habit: I don’t watch the playback on the set, and this has been the case ever since my television days. I only watched my films once when I got the chance to see them on the big screen. Why do I do that? Because it should be the director who tells me what to do, and it’s not about what I think I should do after watching the playback.

So if you could show your family just one of your films, which would you choose?
 I think An Autumn’s Tale is good. [Laughs] I really like how it provides the fantasy that there may be a table for two [for the protagonists] at the
 end. There’s a bit of hope. It’s also precious for two people from different cultural backgrounds to come together eventually. I like watching dramas a lot; for action films I like watching the Die Hard movies, the Rambo movies and the Indiana Jones movies, but I like watching dramas more than action films.

But you’re most famous for your action films!
 But then, from start to finish, I’ve always been trained to be an actor since my actor-trainee programme! People just pushed me into being an action star! [Laughs] Dude, it’s such an irony. I never learned to fight or anything, you know what I mean? I’ve never been a martial arts actor.

Is that why you chose to add a little extra depth into your action roles? I saw that you’re often chewing on a toothpick...
 It’s only Mark Gor [in A Better Tomorrow].

Not only him but…
 I think there’s only Mark Gor – who else?

You’re doing that in Hard Boiled too.
 So… it’s only the John Woo series. [Laughs]

Finally, can you tell Time Out your top five favourite Hong Kong films?
 I like Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China (1991) – I like it very much. And I like Tsui’s Shanghai Blues (1984) and The Butterfly Murders (1979), Ann Hui’s The Spooky Bunch (1980) and Boat People (1982), Yim Ho’s Homecoming (1984), and I like Stephen Chow’s movies. [Laughs] They are hilarious. Actually, I love watching comedies the most.

Really? You should do more of them.
 I think comedies are enjoyable to both the audience and me. It’s a lot of fun on the set: even if you can resist laughing, the crew members on the side are already laughing [during the filming]. Comedies are hard to do, but if you can do it, it’s a lot of fun.

Is there any type of character that you still really want to portray on film?
 Yes, there are many. For actors, our roles change as our age increases. There’s no turning back at some point. There must be characters that you’ll find the chance to play at different ages. Like Jane Fonda’s father [Henry Fonda] and his film On Golden Pond [1981]: you will have the chance to play that kind of [elderly] character one day; that’s just the way it is. From your acting skills to your life experience to your body, it’s all heading in that direction. You’ll see me do that not very long from now. [Laughs]

Lastly, how do you want to be remembered decades from now?
 It’s good enough if the audiences like the movies and like the characters. I’m only a performer. As long as they enjoy watching me, I’ve done my job and that’s fine with me already. The main issue is: as a performer who’s collecting a pay cheque, I’m satisfied as long as the box office is decent and the boss isn’t losing money. If the audiences like [my performance], of course I’m happy; but even if they don’t, there’s not much I can do for them either – dude, I’m just making a living! [Laughs]

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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on June 17, 2012, 07:32:35 AM
pimping "The Last Tycoon 大上海" with  Huang Xiaoming and crew at  15th Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF)


sneak peek presser the other day
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on July 15, 2012, 09:24:36 AM
Chow Yun-fat to End the Year with 'The Last Tycoon'     
2012-07-10 13:39:19       Web Editor: Xie Tingting

 Chow Yun-fat says he is looking forward to ending the year in style with his new film releasing in December.

Actors (from left to right) Huang Xiaoming, Francis Ng and Chow Yun-fat on the set of the film "The Last Tycoon" [Photo:]

Actor Chow Yun-fat says he is looking forward to ending the year in style with his film "The Last Tycoon" releasing in December.


Chow told media recently while celebrating the conclusion of filming, "This year-end is going to be a wonderful movie-going season." The season will host Jackie Chan's "CZ12", Stephen Chow's "New Chinese Odyssey", and Wong Kar-wai's "The Grandmasters".

Chow explained, "because of them, in addition to my film, the box-office derby will be very exciting."

"The Last Tycoon", directed by Wong Jing and produced by Andrew Lau, is inspired by the real-life story of a gang leader who built his empire through the 1920s and 30s in Shanghai.

Chow Yun-fat plays the lead character, alongside Sammo Hung, Francis Ng, Huang Xiaoming and Yuan Quan.

A selling point for the film has largely been the cooperation between Chow Yun-fat and Huang Xiaoming. Chow made his name in 1980 for his role in the hit TV series "The Bund", and Huang took over the role in a 2007 remake.

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Post by: daigong on July 18, 2012, 09:28:49 AM


Actor Chow Yun Fat has been tapped to be the first Asian brand ambassador for Hugo Boss.

The 57-year-old, who has modeled for Boss in the past, is now officially the ambassador for its high-end menswear brand, Boss Selection.

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no brainer. Fat Goh is THE ULTIMATE COOL in Asian Entertainment, everyone else just imitating. doing the catwalk lol reporter fangirling in 3D, dem juices flowing!
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“We are most honored to have Chow Yun-Fat as the first Asian testimonial in the history of Hugo Boss. He possesses not only immaculate style and class, but also the confidence and charisma of a man of distinction. He is the true embodiment of the spirit of the brand,” remarked Gerrit Ruetzel, president and CEO of Hugo Boss Asia-Pacific.

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Post by: daigong on August 12, 2012, 06:22:21 PM
New Stills of 'The Assassins' Released     
2012-08-09 15:29:19       Web Editor: Xie Tingting


 Chow Yun-fat plays Cao Cao in the costume drama film "The Assassins".

A conceptual poster and a batch of stills for the costume drama film "The Assassins" have been released.

"The Assassins" features a strong line-up, including Chow Yun-fat, Liu Yifei, Hiroshi Tamaki, Alec Su, Annie Shizuka Inoh, Qiu Xinzhi, Yao Lu and Ni Dahong.

Chow plays Cao Cao, an important figure in the Three Kingdoms period.

Cao once built the famous Bronze Sparrow Terrace where musicians and dancers would perform to entertain guests at his banquets.

Based on the historical evidence, the film emphasizes the characteristics of people at that time.

Directed by Zhao Linshan, "The Assassins" is scheduled for release in October.

By Liu Shuai


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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on August 14, 2012, 08:48:31 AM

FAt Gor!! hamming it up with Liu Yifei ( at the "The Assassins" showcase:


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Title: [HK] Chow Yun Fat
Post by: 3q3q on September 08, 2012, 12:07:59 PM
How is he not here?

Wikipedia stuff:
Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born May 18, 1955) is an actor from Hong Kong. He is best known in Asia for his collaboration with filmmaker John Woo in heroic bloodshed genre films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled; and to the West for his role as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He mainly plays in dramatic films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for "Best Actor" and two Golden Horse Awards for "Best Actor" in Taiwan.

Chinese name    周潤發 (Traditional)
Chinese name    周润发 (Simplified)
Pinyin    Zhōu Rùnfā (Mandarin)
Jyutping    Zau1 Jeon6faat3 (Cantonese)

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Post by: daigong on September 09, 2012, 12:25:38 AM
because he is here? XD Asian Movies & TV forum: (

Please discuss cuz i'm talking to myself for my love of Fat Gor in there. SiNCE Police Cadet 85 BABY!

TBL :lock: n move by Thimas
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on September 18, 2012, 03:46:57 AM

Chow Yun Fat makes a classic return with a gun


The Andrew Lau Wai Keung produced, Wong Jing directed, Chow Yun Fat, Huang Xiaoming, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Francis Ng Chun Yu starred THE LAST TYCOON (DAI SEUNG HOI) released its international poster at the Toronto International Film Festival and in the overseas film magazine Screen Daily.

On the poster, Fat Gor's back was turned toward the camera with a gun in his hand and a serious look on his face. In front of him was a large banner with the word honor on it atop Shanghai. Behind him was the English title. Several of Fat Gor's stills from the film were revealed. In the stills he was shooting a gun and looking cool. In recent years Fat Gor mostly starred in costume films. He personally has not held a gun in a film a long time.

The film's overseas seller Bona film group said that Fat Gor in previous film posters for A BETTER TOMORROW (YING HUNG BOON SIK), THE KILLER (DIP HUET SEUNG HUNG) and others all held guns and looked mighty. For years they have always been classic among film fans.

An overseas professional film site earlier unveiled THE LAST TYCOON's first trailer. Although it was brief it was extraordinary. Hung Kam Bo in the film returned the master invitation to Chow Yun Fat and they were no longer master and disciple but sworn brothers. The trailer displayed Fat Gor receiving the brothers' bows as the boss and thoroughly showed his power.

Source: Takungpao, Mingpao
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there's rumours that he will be back with TVB (like Andy Lau) as a favor to new GM and homie and my distant cousin Eric Tsang
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on September 20, 2012, 09:38:02 AM
^ teaser trailer SO GANGSTA!
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FAT GOR!!!! poster up close. lookin so Cao Cao


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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on November 11, 2012, 07:34:32 AM
More scenes from The Assassins!!
讯 周润发、黄晓明、洪金宝、吴镇宇等主演的电影《大上海》曝剧照,周润发霸气不减当年。

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WHOA!!! Tycoon guns-a-blazing!
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Chow Yun-Fat's leading lady in The Tycoon is Monica Mok 莫小棋
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on November 18, 2012, 09:45:34 AM
PLEASE drop a new album Fat Gor!!



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THE LAST TYCOON (DAI SEUNG HOI) will soon open. The cast not only included Chow Yun Fat, Huang Xiaoming, Sammo Hung Kam Bo, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Yolanda Yuan Quan and other superstars, the film theme song performer is fellow heavyweight song god Jacky Cheung Hok Yau.

 This time producer Andrew Lau Wai Keung contacted Cheung Hok Yau, who already thought that the story was rather attractive as soon as he heard it. He immediately agreed to perform before the lyrics even reached his hands. He was even fully prepared before recording. In order to accurately interpret the film's emotions, he asked Lau Wai Keung to show him parts of the film. After seeing the trailer, Hok Yau said that the film was a rare one that shocked him in recent years. He said, "THE LAST TYCOON is a surging film. I hope to be able to sing the feeling of a man who look at the changes of a lifetime in detail, for the film through the lyrics to be sung into the hearts of viewers."

 Actually, Fat Gor years ago released a record that sold 100,000 copies and was the favorite of the music scene rookie that year. Later Fat Gor released an album that also received an enthusiastic response. In recent years he no longer had any intention to return to the microphone. When Fat Gor learned that Cheung Hok Yau would sing the theme song for THE LAST TYCOON, he felt that Hok Yau was the only choice. Fat Gor even joked, "Back then when I met Cheung Hok Yau I already felt that he was Song God. I immediately retired from music. This time is truly too great that THE LAST TYCOON asked him to sing the theme song. I truly can't wait to hear it. I originally wanted to sneak into the recording studio to hear it first, but they found out and stopped me. I could only wait for the song to be completed before enjoying it."

 Yesterday the film held a press conference in Beijing. All the actresses including Yuan Quan, Monica Mok Siu Kei, Feng Wenjuan, Yuan Li, Tong Fei, and Zheng Yitong attended with Lau Wai Keung and director Wong Jing. Bona film group chief Yu Dong even announced that THE LAST TYCOON has been scheduled for a December 22 Mainland release. He confidently said, "This Christmas, THE LAST TYCOON and THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) will exceed 1 billion at the box office."
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more fire blazin pix!! what is up with the foot scene lol  behind-the-scenes chaos Love. Different from the previous two generations Xu Wenqiang "the latest tidbits detailed interpretation of the film, the itinerant disputes outside the rich emotional context.
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on November 22, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
LMFAO!!!! super candid, always down to hang with fellow former colleagues.

Monica Chan Fat Yung recently ran into Chow Yun Fat while shopping and Fat Gor asked her for a photo together. She was so happy that her heart almost jumped out of her chest!


Source: Mingpao
Translated by: hktopten

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on December 26, 2012, 09:09:09 AM
^ and more run-ins! with celebs.

 Carmen Lee Yeuk Tung ( earlier ran into Chow Yun Fat on a flight, took a photo and posted it online.

Source: Mingpao
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The film THE LAST TYCOON (DAI SEUNG HOI) earlier held its premiere at the Singapore Film Festival. Chow Yun Fat and his wife, Yolanda Yuan Quan and Feng Wenjuan along with producer Andrew Lau Wai Keung and director Wong Jing were among the attendees. Huang Xiaoming was absent due to his leg injury. Fat Gor had quite a flair, even with Fat Soh next to him he still openly flirted with girls.

 Fat Gor in the film had relationship scenes with Yuan Quan and Monica Mok Siu Kei. When a female reporter asked him about the romantic scene experience, he jokingly publicly "wrote a ticket" and asked her to leave her card. He would call her for a candle lit chat at night.

 Fat Gor is a Singapore son in law. When he promoted in Singapore he joked that he hid in the hotel. He did not dare to go out because he was afraid that he did not treat his wife well enough normally and was worried that his wife would find someone to avenge her. Fat Soh was used to Fat Gor's jokes. When asked about how she felt about her husband's intimate scenes, she helplessly said that she did not mind. Fat Gor said that at first he was anxious that viewers would not like THE LAST TYCOON, when the film ended with thunderous applause he finally breathed a sigh of relief. He bowed to the audience in appreciation.

 Fat Gor said that the most exciting scene during the shoot was the Nanjing Road explosion scene, with a plane fly over and the scene was as grand as a firework display. During his kiss scene with Yuan Quan he felt the heat like the one from the explosion scene. He enjoyed that very much as well.

 In the film he had many crying scenes. Female viewers were moved to tears too. As for praises for his convincing performance, Fat Gor joked that because the set was filled with smoke, his eyes teared up. In addition the director said that this scene was very important, if he did not perform well he would not receive the rest of his payment. Thus he could only cry with all his might.
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Chow Yun Fat, Francis Ng Chun Yu, Yolanda Yuan Quan, Monica Mok Siu Kei, Tong Fei, Andrew Lau Wai Keung, and Wong Jing two nights ago attended the film THE LAST TYCOON (DAI SEUNG HOI) premiere. Huang Xiaoming due to his leg injury was absent. Chun Yu in Fat Gor's presence became a fan. He not only bowed to him but also chok for a photo face to face. Chun Yu said, "I am afraid to lose to my idol, but Fat Gor definitely wins!"

 Fat Gor said that he still had to lose over 10 pounds in order to work with Nicholas Tse Ting Fung next year. He said, "In mid January Ting Fung and I will work on Wong Jing's Hong Kong film that is like GOD OF GAMBLERS (DOH SUN). Ting Fung is very thin, I have to lose weight." Fat Gor is a famous "television addict". Did he have favorites for Best Actor and Best Actress? He said, "The favorites are (Wayne) Lai Yiu Cheung and (Myolie) Wu Hung Yi. I watch (Tavia) Yeung Yi's later stuff more. (Kate) Tsui Tsz Shan I didn't watch until the finale. Her drug abuse performance is pretty good." Did he watch Tsui Tsz Shan's rape scene? Fat Gor joked, "It was very little (short), Yeung Yi's rape was a big longer and had lip biting."

 Did he not like Damien Lau Chung Yan's chances to win Best Actor? Fat Gor said, "Great! Why not? However he isn't a biological son." Raymond Lam Fung is a "biological son" (TVB artist) so he will definitely win? Fat Gor did not respond and instead asked, "Isn't Lai Yiu Cheung a biological son?" Fat Gor felt that the Best Supporting Actor Award was between So Gay and Sam Shun (Jerry Koo Ming Wa, Chan Kwok Bong). He said, "Performing Art Academy vs. Performing Art Academy. Best Supporting Actress favorite is (Elena) Kong Mei Yi. Is she a biological daughter?" As for the numerous incidents in show business recently, Fat Gor only joked that (Eric Tsang) Chi Wai constantly got drunk.

 Chun Yu told a friend that he worked with Fat Gor on a movie but he played a villain. His friend joked that if he did not play the villain what would be left for him to do. Fat Gor joked, "Then next time I will play the villain." Chun Yu said that he was not worthy of that and was afraid that the audience would not accept that. He continued, "Fat Gor is fitter and fitter, I too am a lot thinner. Because when I was working overseas on TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES II I wasn't used of the Western nations' food and time difference, I lost 10 pounds." However he denied that he "did not get a good meal" while working on the TVB series. Speaking of his online arguments with Wu Hung Yi's fans, he said, "They came over to my place and said something that was not related to TRIUMPH IN THE SKIES II. The opinions that they expressed should be discussed in their own place. I wanted every post to be cleaner."

 Huang Xiaoming due to his leg injury was unable to attend the premiere in Hong Kong. He expressed his regret through video. In a wheel chair he humorously said, "This look of mine is a salute to Fat Gor's ONCE A THIEF (JUNG WAN SEI HOI)." Fat Gor joked, "ONCE A THIEF had 'wires', he didn't have any 'wire'."
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on December 29, 2012, 02:13:10 AM

Fuck Ping!! Chow Yun-fat is The Selca Champ! :P
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on February 18, 2013, 06:28:11 AM
he may appear in Cold War 2!!! ( bring back Andy to face off with Tony and Aaron. Insert Jacky and Little Tony! SHIT. It's ON!

Chow Yun Fat may be acting in Cold War 2

The Hong Kong veteran actor may be starring in the sequel to the highly grossed Hong Kong film Cold War

Hong Kong actor Chow Yun Fat may join the ranks of Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-Fai in the highly-anticipated sequel to the Hong Kong blockbuster cop and robbers movie Cold War, if it all works out.

According to the Hong Kong media, the production company has announced last month that the filming of the sequel to Cold War would begin end of this year following the huge success of the movie. The movie left off with Aaron’s wife and son being kidnapped by a mysterious ‘mastermind’, whose identity will be revealed in the sequel.

According to the reports, Chow was regarded as the most suitable actor to take up the role of the ‘mastermind’ and talks with the actor are ongoing.

 Chow went to America to develop his career after acting in his Peace Hotel  and switched his focus to China-made productions since his return to Hong Kong in recent years.

The established actor has not acted in Hong Kong productions for 18 years, his last being Hong Kong film Peace Hotel in 1995.

When asked to confirm the rumours, Cold War’s director revealed, “The filming will begin in year end, and we are now discussing the script. As for plans of Chow Yun Fat acting as the ‘boss’, I think it is best if you ask him personally.”

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who KNEW this was his last Hong Kong film. all the other Chinese films was with Mainland
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Assman on March 10, 2013, 08:15:27 AM
more Fat Gor Selcas XD

Chow Yun Fat is the idol of Hong Kongers, his charm is irresistable even to goddess Annie Liu (Lau Sum Yau). Yesterday Lau Sum Yau posted her photo with Chow Yun Fat online. "A photo with God of Gamblers Ko Chun......" Aside from Lau Sum Yau, Real Ting Chi Ko also posted his photo with Fat Gor. He paid Fat Gor a Lunar New Year visit with his son and they recently ran into each other again. Ting Chi Ko earlier posted a photo from a dinner with Fat Gor.
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Assman on June 02, 2013, 10:29:17 PM
even more Selcas, he just has like one pose XD with vicki zhao wei
Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: Assman on June 16, 2013, 11:33:26 PM
when powers COLLIDE!!

Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on December 26, 2013, 03:10:26 AM
Fat Gor in Monkey king 3D魔幻巨制《西游记之大闹天宫》由香港著名导演郑保瑞执导,甄子丹、周润发、郭富城、梁咏琪、陈慧琳等众星加盟,5日发布12款角色海报。 (


FUCKIN PRIDE! walkin on air
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Title: Re: [CHI] The Official Chow Yun-Fat Thread
Post by: daigong on August 22, 2016, 02:16:47 AM
did u cop cold war??  :hip smile:

haha his singing in OFFICE YES