Saturday, June 10, 2017

Perhaps the most influential martial artist of all time, the legendary Bruce Lee left his mark in the world of cinema with such classics like Fists of Fury, The Big Boss and Enter the Dragon.

But what you may not realize is Bruce actually had a career in film long before he even started training in the martial arts.

The son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen, Bruce would go on to star in as many as twenty films as a child through to adulthood often alongside his father. Some of these films were The Kid, Wealth is like a Dream and Golden Gate Girl – where he was only just a baby.

He would take a sabbatical from acting when he moved to the United States and would concentrate on the martial arts before making his return to the screen in the hit show The Green Hornet.

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Lee Jun-fan(Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, philosopher and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films as his Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, sparking a surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West in the 1970s. [Source: Wiki]

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