Jet Li - My Favourite Asian Actor

Jet Li has always fascinated me and is a brilliant actor. You do not want to start a fight with him because he is an expert in Martial Arts. Jet Li was born in April 1963 and comes from Beijing, in China. I share 3 of my favourite Jet Li movie’s below:

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Fearless (2006)

Also Starring - Shidô Nakamura, Betty Sun and Yong Dong.

Fearless is a true story based on Chinese martial arts guru Huo Yuanjia. He founded the Jing Wu Men martial arts school in Shanghai. Jet Li played Huo - a national hero. In this movie, he was a fearless fighter and the more judo and kungfu competitions he won, the more popular and respected he became. Infact, people asked if they could be one of his disciples. Sadly, there was a particular man he beat and a member of the family took vengeance on Huo’s family (Jet Li). He got home to find his mother and little daughter killed. Heartbreaking...

This led to another chapter of his life. If you haven’t watched the film, I recommend you watch it till the end, to see how events turned out for him.

The costumes in the film are awesome and it is subtited in English. It’s a film you would want to watch more than once.

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Jet Li in the Movie "Fearless"

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Romeo must Die (2000)

Also starring - Aaliyah (the late singer), Isaiah Washington, Russell Wong and Delroy Lindo.

This is a Martial Arts movie mixed with Hip Hop. – in the process of searching for his brother's killer, Jet Li falls for Trish (Aaliyah), Isaak's beautiful daughter. An action packed movie and my favourite part was where Aaliyah tried to make Jet Li look “cool” so he could get into a Dance Club. His Hip Hop dance moves made me smile too. Great Movie.

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Jet Li with Aaliyah in "Romeo Must Die" (Club Scene)

Jet Li was a martial arts champion as a child and now he's a martial arts movie star in the U.S. and China. His first Hong Kong action movie was Shaolin Temple, 1979.

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Also Starring - Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo and Max Ryan.

In this Movie, he and Richard (Tchéky Karyo) were to capture a Drug lord. The Drug Lord was killed and Jet Li (Johnny) was framed for his murder. Eventually, Jet Li teamed up with one of Richards’s prostitutes (Bridget fonda). Bridget decided to help Jet Li because Richard was holding her little daughter captive. A great movie with a lot of suspense.

You will also be able to work out what "The kiss of the Dragon" really is.

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Do you have any favourite Jet Li movies?


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Jet Li and Jane Fonda "Kiss of the Dragon"

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KBEvolve 4 years ago from United States

All of these movies were great, and he has been consistently doing great work for many years.

My own list would have to include The One, simply because of the ending scene.

Oh, I'm surprised that Jet Li is that old. He definitely doesn't look it.


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Mentalist acer 4 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

My Favorite Jet Li Movie Was "The One" As A Sci-Fi Fan.;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_(2001_film)


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icciev 4 years ago from Kuwait

Hi Elena, Jet Li is for sure one of the most talented actors in the world, his movies are always a pleasure to watch specially the fearless I have seen it more than four times. I would also add to the list The forbidden Kingdom movie for the fight scene. thanks for sharing and voted up.


ChuckG 4 years ago

Jet Li is an amazing martial arts expert. I believe the movie "Hero" gave him some critical acclaim. While he has built a following, I'm more a Michele Yeoh fan. She actually got on a motorcycle, drove up the side of a mountain and landed that bike on a moving train for a movie stunt. Now that's fearless!


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THEHuG5 4 years ago

It's so funny that you wrote a hub about Jet Li I was just trying to watch Romeo Must Die last night lol! I love that movie but I haven't seen those others that you mentioned (although I've been meaning to watch Fearless)but I'll definitely have to check them out. Nice hub, voting up.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks KBEvolve - I hope they show "the one" on TV, I would love to watch it or even rent the movie. Best Wishes.

** Hi Mentalist Acer - Thanks for that Wiki link - I must watch that film. It would be nice to watch him in a Sci fi movie for a change. Cheers

** icciev - Thanks for that. I have made a note to also watch: The Forbidden Kingdom. Sounds interesting.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi ChuckG - I want to know who this fearless lady (Michele Yeoh fan) is and will be googling her. Now that is an awesome Stunt. Thanks for sharing.

** THEHuG05 Glad you stopped by. I hope you get to watch the others and even those listed in comments. They bring out so many emotions in you. (You'd laugh, you'd hold your breath, you'd wanna cry) Awesome Actor.

Best Wishes.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I'm unfamiliar with jet Li, he sounds great. I would watch his movie, just from your enthusiasm. LOL.. Cheers


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raakachi 4 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

Hello Elena, The next to Bruce Lee, i like Jakie Chan and Jet Li very much.Bruce is known for his style where as Jakie is known for his speed in action. I think Jet Li would be somewhat the copy of Jakie Chan when compared with his speedy actions. Take care! bye...


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Ruby - That's good to know. You will enjoy his movies. Best Wishes.

** Hi Raakachi - I have watched Bruce Lee and also enjoy Jackie Chan, particularly as most of his movies are mixed with humour and you are right, he moves like lightning. Glad you stopped by. Thanks.

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BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Love love love Jet Li. So cool. Thanks for this hub - rated up!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Well who in their right mind doesn't love Jet Li? Great hub! Voted up and awesome.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

I have the same idea with you, my friend. Jet Li is my favorite Asian actor beside Jacky Chan. He is very talented and he has great skill in kungfu. I always follow his movie. Thanks for writing and share about him. Rated up! Cheers.....

Prasetio


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Royalmark 4 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Lady Elena, nice compilation.

I've watched "Romeo must die" but it's been a long time.

Jet Li is a nice martial artist but most people say he uses film tricks oftentimes.

RM.


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Patkay 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I like his movies too. He fights with some kind of 'passion' making most of his movies a must see.


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platinumOwl4 4 years ago

Hello Lady E, I am surprise this Jet Li movie was not on your list. However it is my favorite. http://youtu.be/4wFDIG-lIfA list to the dialog carefully, then reply.

always platinumowl4


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@BKCreative - Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the Hub.

@Kittythedreamer - I'm glad you like him too Kitty. If you see him before me, get an extra autograph.

@Prasetio - Hi, He definitely has great Kungfu Skills. It's nice to know you like Jacky Chan too. I'm glad you stopped by.

@RoyalMark - Now that you noted that, I would like to see "the making" of any of his movies, but he sure can kick high. lol.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Patkay - a "must see" indeed. I would like to see all of them. Thanks for stopping.

@PlatinumOwl - Thanks for the link. I have watched "unleashed" twice and considered putting it on the hub, but thought it would make it too long. It's an excellent film.


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Royalmark 4 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Yes, he is actually good at it. :-D


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

It is a magnificient and beautiful art. Very fascinating. Thank you for a great hub


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Hello Hello,

Thanks for stopping by. :)


jet li 4 years ago

Hi jet Li is my fevrt actor in the world his movies are all ways sespens to watch four as all my famely we love you


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Jet Li

Is that really you commenting on my artice? lol.

Thanks for stopping. :-)

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