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周潤發  ♂
Chow Yun-Fat
Donald Chow,  Aman Chow,  Chow Yun-Fatt,  Chow Yuen-Fat,  Zhou Runfa
Born: May 18th, 1955 (Hong Kong)

Filmography (1976-2023)
  Actor (95 films)
    The Reincarnation (1976)    
    Learned Bride Thrice Fools the Bridegroom (1976)    
    Massage Girls (1976) ... Ah Gin
    The Hunter, the Butterfly and the Crocodile (1976) ... Lau Tai-Kwong
    Bed for Day, Bed for Night (1977)    
    Hot Blood (1977) ... Ah Cheng
    Their Private Lives (1978) ... Ko Ming Chung
    Miss "O" (1978) ... Koon
    See-Bar (1980) ... Git / Chieh
    Joy to the World (1980) ... Yam Chung-Lung
    Pursuit (1980) ... Killer
    Modern Heroes (1980) ... Sgt Chu Hwa Tai
    Soul Ash (1981)    
    The Executor (1981) ... Ng Tao
    The Story of Woo Viet (1981) ... Wu Yuet
    The Head Hunter (1982) ... Yuen Lik/Nguen Dich
    Postman Strikes Back (1982) ... Fu Jun
    The Bund (1983) ... Hui Man Keung
    The Bund Part II (1983) ... Hui Man Keung
    Blood Money (1983) ... Bullet
    Last Affair (1983) ... Kwong-ping
    Love in a Fallen City (1984) ... Fan Liu Yuen
    The Occupant (1984) ... Insp Valentino Chow
    Hong Kong 1941 (1984) ... Yip Kim-Fei
    Women (1985) ... Derek Sun
    Why Me? (1985) ... Mr Chow
    Rose (1986) ... Charles / Ga Ming [2 roles]
    Nepal Affair (1986) ... Joe
    Dream Lovers (1986) ... Song Yu
    The Missed Date (1986) ... Peter
    The Lunatics (1986) ... Chung
    100 Ways to Murder Your Wife (1986) ... Fa
    A Better Tomorrow (1986) ... Mark Gor / Mark Lee
    Love Unto Waste (1986) ... Inspector Lan
    The Seventh Curse (1986) ... Wesley
    A Hearty Response (1986) ... Ho Ting Bon
    My Will, I Will (1986) ... Alex Feng
    City on Fire (1987) ... Ko Chow
    Tragic Hero (1987) ... Boss Li Ah Chai
    Scared Stiff (1987) ... Inspector Chow
    Brotherhood (1987) ... Fai
    Rich and Famous (1987) ... Boss Li Ah Chai
    The Romancing Star (1987) ... Wong Yat Fat
    An Autumn's Tale (1987) ... Samuel Pang
    Flaming Brothers (1987) ... Tin
    Spiritual Love (1987) ... Pu Yung Tsai
    Prison on Fire (1987) ... Chung Tin Ching
    A Better Tomorrow II (1987) ... Ken Lee
    The Romancing Star II (1988) ... Big Mouth Fat [cameo]
    The Eighth Happiness (1988) ... Fang Chien Lang/Fong Kim Long
    Tiger on the Beat (1988) ... Sergeant Francis Li
    Fractured Follies (1988) ... Joe Leung
    The Diary of a Big Man (1988) ... Chow Ting Fat
    The Greatest Lover (1988) ... Qian Jin / Nelson Chow
    Cherry Blossoms (1988) ... Yu Ta Fu (adult)
    Goodbye My Friend (1988) ... [Katanyu Prakasit footage]
    City War (1988) ... Dick Lee
    All About Ah Long (1989) ... Ah Long
    Wild Search (1989) ... Sgt. Lau Chun-Pong
    The Killer (1989) ... Jeff
    Triads - The Inside Story (1989) ... Lee Man-Ho
    A Better Tomorrow III (1989) ... Mark
    God of Gamblers (1989) ... Ko Chun
    The Romancing Star III (1989) ... Mechanic in flashback
    The Fun, the Luck and the Tycoon (1990) ... Lam Bo Sun / Stink [2 roles]
    God of Gamblers II (1990) ... Ko Chun
    Once a Thief (1991) ... Joe
    Prison on Fire II (1991) ... Chung Tin Ching
    Now You See Love... Now You Don't (1992) ... Ng San Shui
    Hard Boiled (1992) ... Tequila Yuen
    Full Contact (1992) ... Jeff / Gou Fei
    Treasure Hunt (1994) ... Jeffrey Chang Ching
    God of Gamblers Return (1994) ... Ko Chun
    Peace Hotel (1995) ... Wong A Ping / Killer
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) ... Li Mu Bai
    An Autumn Diary (2002) ... [AUTUMN'S TALE footage]
    Waiting Alone (2004) ... Himself [cameo]
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) ... Emperor
    The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006) ... Pan Zhichang
    The Children of Huang Shi (2008) ... Chen Hansheng
    Shanghai (2010) ... Anthony Lan-Ting
    Confucius (2010) ... Confucius
    Let the Bullets Fly (2010) ... Boss Huang Silang
    Fen Shou Zhuan Jia (2011)    
    Beginning of the Great Revival (2011) ... Yuan Shikai
    The Assassins (2012) ... Chancellor Cao Cao
    The Last Tycoon (2012) ... Cheng Daqi
    From Vegas to Macau (2014) ... Ken
    The Monkey King (2014) ... Jade Emperor
    From Vegas to Macau 2 (2015) ... Ken
    Office (2015) ... Ho Chung-Ping
    From Vegas to Macau 3 (2016) ... Ken Shek / Ko Chun
    Cold War 2 (2016) ... Oswald S. Kan
    Project Gutenberg (2018) ... Ng Fuk-Sang
    One More Chance (2023) ... Water Ng
  Story (2 films)
    All About Ah Long (1989)    
    Peace Hotel (1995)    
  Theme Song Composer (1 film)
    The Diary of a Big Man (1988)    
  Singer (1 film)
    The Diary of a Big Man (1988)    
  Lyrics (1 film)
    The Diary of a Big Man (1988)    
  Chow Yun Fat (周涌发) is a renowned actor from Hong Kong, known for his iconic roles in Chinese and international cinema. He was born in 1955, in Lamma Island, Hong Kong, and began his acting career in the late 1970s.

Chow Yun Fat's early works included television dramas and supporting roles in films. However, his breakthrough came in the 1980s when he collaborated with acclaimed director John Woo (吴宇森) in a series of action-packed films, such as "A Better Tomorrow" (英雄本色), "The Killer" (喋血双雄), and "Hard Boiled" (辣手神探). These films established Chow Yun Fat as a leading actor known for his charismatic on-screen presence, suave demeanor, and exceptional acting skills.

In the 1990s, Chow Yun Fat's success extended beyond Hong Kong as he ventured into Hollywood productions. He starred in the critically acclaimed film "Anna and the King" (安娜与国王) (1999), alongside Jodie Foster, which earned him international recognition. He also appeared in other Hollywood films such as "The Replacement Killers" (杀手之王) (1998) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (加勒比海盗:世界的尽头) (2007), further cementing his status as a global superstar.

Chow Yun Fat has won numerous awards for his acting, including multiple Hong Kong Film Awards, Asian Film Awards, and Golden Horse Awards. He is known for his versatility, having portrayed a wide range of characters in various genres, including action, comedy, drama, and romance. His performances are often praised for their emotional depth and authenticity, showcasing his exceptional talent and dedication to his craft.

In addition to his success in the entertainment industry, Chow Yun Fat is also known for his philanthropic endeavors. He has been actively involved in charitable causes, including supporting disaster relief efforts, children's charities, and animal welfare organizations.

Despite his fame and success, Chow Yun Fat has maintained a humble and down-to-earth demeanor, earning him admiration and respect from fans and colleagues alike. He is often regarded as one of the most beloved actors in the Asian film industry, with a career that spans over four decades.

Chow Yun Fat's contributions to the world of cinema and his philanthropic efforts have earned him numerous accolades and recognition throughout his career. He continues to inspire and entertain audiences with his performances, leaving a lasting impact on the film industry and beyond. Chow Yun Fat remains a legendary figure in Asian cinema, known for his exceptional talent, dedication to his craft, and philanthropic endeavors.

(BKasten 2023)

Married Yu On On from 1983 to 1984.