Aug 282007
 

Jet Lee
Gender: male
Born: April 26th, 1963 (Heibei, China)

English Name: Jet Li
Chinese (Mandarin) Name: Li Lian Jie
Chinese (Cantonese) Name: Li Nin Kit
Height: 169cm

A modest man and devout Buddhist, Jet Li rose from a sheltered life to become one of China’s finest athletes before gaining unparalleled success, perhaps as the most popular martial arts star in the world.

Li was born Li Lianjie in Beijing, China. His father died when he was two. His mother took him to the Beijing Amateur Sports School at the age of eight. Li participated in the sport of wushu in the non-sparring event. He began his wushu of the Beijing Wushu team, an athletic group organized to perform martial arts forms during the All China Games. As a member of the team, he received wushu training and went on to win fifteen gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese wushu championships:
1974 — Youth National Athletic Competition: broadsword form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, all-round gold medal;
1975 — Third Chinese Wushu Championships: long fist form gold medal, spear form silver medal 1977 — National Wushu Competition: long-fist form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal
1978 — National Wushu Competition: long-fist form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal, all-round gold medal;
1979 — Fourth Chinese Wushu Championships: long-fist form gold medal, optional empty-hand form gold medal, broadsword form gold medal, sparring form gold medal, all-round gold medal.

He has also participated in some drama performances. His first movie was “Shaolin Temple”, this made him famous as it was China’s first modern Kung Fu movie. This introduced Shaolin’s Wu Shu to the world. There were hundreds of youngsters who visited the remains of the original Shaolin temple, hoping to train in the same manner as Li’s character in the movie. His second movie, “Kids from Shaolin”, was as good as the “Shaolin Temple”. He also likes the color white. His favourite films that he made were the “Shaolin Temple” series because it introduced him to the film industry, and “Once Upon A Time in China” because it brought him fame as an actor and martial artist.

Jet Li is very talented. He has the charisma, and he can act very well. He has the grace and the style and this can be seen in the varieties of movies he has made. He can perform drama, comedy, romance, and unquestionably he can do well in action. Jet Li can also direct, he has directed his movie Born to Defence. He also produced some of his movies such as “Kung Fu Colt Master”, “Fist of Legend”, “Bodyguard from Beijing”, “New Legend of Shaolin”, “Fong Sai Yuk”, and “Fong Sai Yuk 2″.

Filmography (selected):
2005 – Unleashed (actor)
2003 – Rise to Honor [VG] (voice actor, motion capture)
2002 – Cradle to the Grave (actor)
2002 – Hero (actor)
2001 – The One (actor)
2001 – Kiss of the Dragon (actor, producer, writer)
2000 – Romeo Must Die (actor)
1998 – Hitman (actor)
1998 – Lethal Weapon IV (actor)
1997 – Once Upon a Time in China and America (actor)
1996 – Black Mask (actor)
1996 – Dr. Wai and the Scripture with No Words (actor)
1995 – My Father is a Hero (actor)
1995 – High Risk (actor)
1994 – The New Legend of Shaolin (actor)
1994 – Fist of Legend (actor, producer)
1994 – The Bodyguard from Beijing (actor, producer)
1993 – Fong Sai Yuk II (actor)
1993 – The Tai Chi Master (actor)
1993 – Last Hero in China (actor, producer)
1993 - Once Upon a Time in China III (actor)
1993 – The Kung Fu Cult Master (actor, producer)
1993 – Fong Sai Yuk (actor, producer)
1992 – Once Upon a Time in China II (actor)
1992 – The Master (actor)
1992 – Lucky Way (actor)
1991 – Once Upon a Time in China (actor)
1991 – Swordsman II (actor)
1989 – Dragon Fight (actor)
1988 – Born to Defence (actor, director)
1986 – Martial Arts of Shaolin (himself)
1984 – Kids from Shaolin (actor)
1983 – This is Kung Fu (himself)
1982 – Shaolin Temple (actor)

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