Biao Yuen

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Biao Yuen
Biao Yuen
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Born:
July 26, 1957
Birth Name:
Hsia Ling-Jun
Nickname:
Little Brother
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations.
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Some Facts
Is one of the rare HK performers who have a more loyal following in Japan than in his native Hong Kong. Thus the many Japan/HK co-productions in his work (The Setting Sun 1992, Bakayaro! 1991, No Problem 2 2002.) For the Kung Fu-soccer comedy The Champions (1983), he was promoted as a wholesome, super-athlete version of Japan's pop idol culture. As the norm for idols in Japan, Yuen released several music albums despite his rudimentary grasp on Japanese and pop music. Documented as recently as 2004, Yuen still makes the occasional personalized replies to his Japanese fans.
Longtime friend of Jackie Chan (Rush Hour (1998)) and Sammo Kam-Bo Hung (Martial Law (1998)).
Biao has worn spectacles since adolescence. Although in most movies he does not not wear spectacles he can be seen wearing his own pairs in Wheels on Meals (19834), Mr Vampire 2 (1986), and Hunted Hunter (1997).
Introduced nephew Edmond Fung Yuen-Man to film production. Fung has now directed Futago (2005).
"Yuen" is the surname of his Peking Opera school teacher, Yu Jim Yuen. Many school graduates take the name as their stage name, in honor of their teacher. "Biao" means a youthful tiger in its prime.
Personal Quotes
"Kung fu talent is abundant in China. But is there an experienced person who can mold this potential to make films, action films? Like Sammo Hung or Jackie Chan, who have the desire for action films, and able to teach them? I don't think there ever will be." - from Project A DVD interview.
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"By the time we came out to work in Hong Kong film industry, we realized that our teacher had taught us useful things, since we didn't go to normal schools. We studied opera so we entered the entertainment industry. If there wasn't a film industry, we would have been lost. We were lucky that in Hong Kong, people liked this kind of film, and there were people who could perform it to represent Hong Kong. This became the mainstream film. Then eventually, Hong Kong became renowned for it." - from Project A DVD interview.
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"We'd known about Bruce Lee ever since we were children. Regarding what he could do, he did deserve people's admiration. On film, his kung fu was magnificent, but as far as filming technique is concerned, those old films were not that sophisticated. They were one-man shows. If he hadn't been so great, there would have been nothing to see. [Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and I] had all done "Enter the Dragon" together with Lam Ching-Ying. Bruce Lee liked our group, the stunt-men, very much. After he died, action films declined for a while. Then Sammo Hung and [the rest of] us emerged. We made action films together, with Sammo Hung as leader." - from Project A DVD interview.
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