A biography and life work of bruce lee a chinese born american actor and martial artist

A Bruce Lee theme park with memorial statue and hall has been scheduled to be built in Shunde, China.

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Lee felt that many martial artists of his time did not spend enough time on physical conditioning. Lee's legacy helped pave the way for broader depictions of Asian Americans in cinema and created a whole new breed of action hero -- a mold filled with varying degrees of success by actors like Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal and Jackie Chan.

As a teenager Lee was both a dancer, winning a cha-cha championship, and a gang member, risking death on the Hong Kong streets. He made guest appearances at notable martial arts events including the Long Beach Nationals.

Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, particularly among the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese nationalism in his films.

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He went on to make guest appearances in such TV shows as Ironside and Longstreet, while a notable film role came in 's Marlowe, starring James Garner as the notable detective created by Raymond Chandler. Mastered a technique called "The One-Inch Punch", in which he could deliver a devastating blow yet have his fist travel the distance of one mere inch 2.

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Lee played the martial arts instructor of the title character Mike Longstreet played by James Franciscus , and important aspects of his martial arts philosophy were written into the script. Around this time Bruce also opened a second kung fu school in Oakland, California and relocated to Oakland to be closer to Hollywood. Wong then tries to put limitations on techniques. At cm 5 ft 8 in and 64 kg lb , Lee was renowned for his physical fitness and vigor, achieved by using a dedicated fitness regimen to become as strong as possible. User Contributions:. In , Plans for a Hong Kong museum dedicated to Lee are also in discussion. There is a character in the anime and manga Shaman King that is very heavily based on him. At the time, two of Lee's martial arts students were Hollywood script writer Stirling Silliphant and actor James Coburn. Apart from Unicorn, they are many co-stars from the Lee's films also. His characters were often proudly Chinese and battled foes who racially oppressed his people as in when he smashed a "No dogs or Chinese allowed" sign with a flying kick Use of Jeet Kun Do, a form of martial arts he invented himself in which freedom of reaction was far more important than rigid form Bowl haircut Lightning fast moves and reflexes Extremely well defined body and muscles In at least one sequence in most of his movies, he would use a nunchaku against his opponents Fighting shirtless Trivia 70 Ranked in Empire UK magazine's "The Top Movie Stars of All Time" list. Lee, Bruce. In Way of the Dragon Lee introduced Norris to moviegoers as his opponent in the final death fight at the Colosseum in Rome, today considered one of Lee's most legendary fight scenes and one of the most memorable fight scenes in martial arts film history. By the time he was 18, he had appeared in twenty films. You should look upon oneself as an actor, man. Lee Hoi-chuen had been touring the United States for many years and performing at numerous Chinese communities there.

Lee had his first role as a baby who was carried onto the stage in the film Golden Gate Girl.

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