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Chow Yun-fat

Actor, Writer, Additional Credits
Born May 18, 1955 (69 years)
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.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Let the Bullets Fly
  • The Monkey King: Havoc in Heaven's Palace
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Cold War 2
  • The Assassins
  • The Last Tycoon
  • The Seventh Curse
  • Waiting Alone
  • Witch from Nepal
  • The Head Hunter
Known For
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Hard Boiled
  • Bulletproof Monk
  • The Killer
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Dragonball Evolution
  • The Replacement Killers
  • Anna and the King
  • A Better Tomorrow
  • The Corruptor
  • Once a Thief
  • City on Fire
  • Let the Bullets Fly
  • God of Gamblers
  • Project Gutenberg
  • Full Contact
  • Confucius
  • A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon
  • Shanghai
  • From Vegas to Macau III
  • The Children of Huang Shi
  • Beginning of the Great Revival
  • The Return of the God of Gamblers
  • A Better Tomorrow II

Filmography

2023
One More Chance · as Water Ng
2022
2018
2017
Duckweed · as Cast
2016
Cold War 2 · as Oswald S.c. Kan
2016
From Vegas to Macau III · as Ken Shek / Ko Chun
2015
Office · as Ho Chung Ping
2015
From Vegas to Macau II · as Ken / Ko Chun
2014
2014
The Man from Macau · as Ken / Ko Chun
2012
The Last Tycoon · as Cheng Daqi
2012
The Assassins · as Chancellor Cao Cao
2011
2010
Let the Bullets Fly · as Huang Silang
2010
Shanghai · as Anthony Lan-Ting
2010
Confucius · as Confucius
2009
Dragonball Evolution · as Master Roshi
2008
The Children of Huang Shi · as Chen Hansheng
2007
2006
The Postmodern Life of My Aunt · as Zhichang Pan / 潘知常
2006
Curse of the Golden Flower · as Emperor Ping
2004
Waiting Alone · as Fa Ge (cameo)
2003
Bulletproof Monk · as The Nameless Monk
2002
Ultimate Fights from the Movies · as Archive Footage
2000
1999
Anna and the King · as King Mongkut
1999
The Corruptor · as Nick Chen
1998
1996
1995
Peace Hotel · as Wong A Ping / Killer
1994
The Return of the God of Gamblers · as Ko Chun / 'the God Of Gamblers'
1994
Treasure Hunt · as Jeffrey Chang Ching
1992
Full Contact · as Jeff / Gou Fei
1992
Hard Boiled · as Insp. 'tequila' Yuen
1992
1991
Prison on Fire II · as Chung Tin Ching
1991
Once a Thief · as Red Bean Puddin / Joe
1990
God of Gamblers II · as Ko Chun
1990
The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon · as Lam Bo Sun / Mr. Stink
1989
God of Gamblers · as Ko Chun / 'the God Of Gamblers'
1989
1989
Triads: The Inside Story · as Lee Man-Ho
1989
Wild Search · as Sgt. Lau Chun-Pong
1989
The Killer · as Ah Jong
1989
All About Ah-Long · as Ah Long
1988
City War · as Dick Lee
1988
1988
The Greatest Lover · as Qian Jin / Nelson Chow
1988
The Diary of a Big Man · as Chow Ting Fat
1988
Fractured Follies · as Joe Leung
1988
Tiger on Beat · as Sgt. Francis Li
1988
The Eighth Happiness · as Fang Chien Lang / Fong Kim Long
1988
The Romancing Star 2 · as Big Mouth Fat [cameo]
1987
A Better Tomorrow II · as Ken Gor / Ken Lee
1987
Prison on Fire · as Chung Tin Ching
1987
Spiritual Love · as Pu Yung Tsai
1987
1987
An Autumn's Tale · as Samuel Pang
1987
The Romancing Star · as Wong Yat Fat
1987
Rich and Famous · as Lee Ah Chai
1987
Code of Honour · as Fai
1987
Scared Stiff · as Inspector Chow
1987
City on Fire · as Ko Chow
1987
Tragic Hero · as Lee Ah Chai
1986
A Hearty Response · as Ho Ting-Bon
1986
1986
Love Unto Waste · as Detective Lan
1986
A Better Tomorrow · as Mark 'gor' Lee
1986
The Lunatics · as Chung
1986
1986
Dream Lovers · as Song Yu
1986
1986
Lost Romance · as Charles / Ga Ming
1985
Why Me? · as Mr Chow
1985
The Yang's Saga (TV Series) · as Lui Dong-Bun
1985
Women · as Derek Sun
1985
Police Cadet '84 (TV Series) · as Ging Shing
1984
Hong Kong 1941 · as Yip Kim-Fay
1984
San jaat si hing (TV Series) · as Cheung Ging Sing
1984
The Occupant · as Insp Valentino Chow
1984
Love in a Fallen City · as Fan Liu-Yuan
1984
1983
The Last Affair · as Kwong Ping
1983
The Bund: Part II · as Hui Man Keung
1982
1982
The Head Hunter · as Yuen Lik/nguen Dich
1981
The Story of Woo Viet · as Woo Viet
1981
The Executor · as Ng Tao
1980
Hard Boiled Killers · as Sgt Chu Hwa Tai
1980
The Shell Game (TV Series) · as 千王群英會
1980
The Bund (TV Series) · as Hui Man-Keung
1979
1978
The Giants (1978) (TV Series)
1978
Miss O · as Koon
1977
Ru ce · as Ah Cheng
The Legend of Master So (TV Series) · as So Chan

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