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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:
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.
Jet Li in the Movie "Fearless"
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.
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.
Do you have any favourite Jet Li movies?