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John Woo

John Woo

  • Born on
    • September 22nd, 1946
John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.

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Filmography

Acting (7 Credits)

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2011Beginning of the Great Revival as 林森
2009The Founding of a Republic as 刘文辉
1992Hard Boiled as Barman
1992Twin Dragons as Priest
1990Bullet in the Head as Policeman
1986A Better Tomorrow as Taiwanese Investigator
1976The Hand of Death as Zhang Yi

Himself (2 Credits)

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