History Creator / BruceLee

17th Jul '16 10:09:16 AM nombretomado
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* FightingWithChucks: He made the nunchaku famous with sequences such as the big fight in Han's basement from ''Enter the Dragon''. He also fought with both double nunchaukus and a single [[ChuckNorris Chuck]] in ''Way of the Dragon''.

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* FightingWithChucks: He made the nunchaku famous with sequences such as the big fight in Han's basement from ''Enter the Dragon''. He also fought with both double nunchaukus and a single [[ChuckNorris [[Creator/ChuckNorris Chuck]] in ''Way of the Dragon''.
30th May '16 3:56:52 AM jameygamer
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* ''Film/WayOfTheDragon''
* ''Film/EnterTheDragon''
* ''Film/GameOfDeath'' (this is the last film to have Bruce Lee directly involved at all; he died during this movie's production and they used stock footage of him for ''Game of Death II'')
* ''Tower of Death'' a.k.a. ''Game of Death II'' (sorta; this used stock footage of Lee from the original film, but at least one DVD still bills him as the star, which was called out by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in his "You Know What's Bullshit" series)

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* ''Film/WayOfTheDragon''
''Film/WayOfTheDragon'' [[note]] Lee directed this film, and it's the only one he fully directed. He was also the original director of ''Game of Death'', but his AuthorExistenceFailure prompted Robert Clouse, the director of ''Enter the Dragon'', to finish it. [[/note]]
* ''Film/EnterTheDragon''
''Film/EnterTheDragon'' [[note]] His most iconic role and the last film Lee was able to complete. He died only six days before this film was released in theaters. This also means this is the only main Bruce Lee film to be distributed by one of the major Hollywood studios, Creator/WarnerBros, and the only one to not be distributed by Creator/MiramaxFilms stateside at some point. [[/note]]
* ''Film/GameOfDeath'' (this [[note]]this is the last film to have Bruce Lee directly involved at all; he died during this movie's production and they used stock footage of him for both this film and ''Game of Death II'')
II''. ''Game of Death I'' was delayed by 5 years because of Lee's death and two stand-ins had to be used. [[/note]]
* ''Tower of Death'' a.k.a. ''Game of Death II'' (sorta; [[note]]Sorta; this used stock footage of Lee from the original film, but at least one DVD still bills him as the star, which was called out by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in his "You Know What's Bullshit" series)
series [[/note]]
30th May '16 2:06:30 AM jameygamer
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* ''Film/GameOfDeath''
* ''Tower of Death'' a.k.a. ''Game of Death II'' (sorta)

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* ''Film/GameOfDeath''
''Film/GameOfDeath'' (this is the last film to have Bruce Lee directly involved at all; he died during this movie's production and they used stock footage of him for ''Game of Death II'')
* ''Tower of Death'' a.k.a. ''Game of Death II'' (sorta)
(sorta; this used stock footage of Lee from the original film, but at least one DVD still bills him as the star, which was called out by WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in his "You Know What's Bullshit" series)
27th May '16 1:13:51 AM bombadil211
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: His characters were all tough guys and he really was as badass as the characters he played. However, he was also extremely kind-hearted and could become a complete mess if he accidentally hurt someone.
28th Apr '16 8:41:40 AM Bauglir100
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* DoesNotLikeGuns: Inverted! Despite his impressive martial arts skills, Bruce Lee was known for possessing a personal collection of firearms for self-defense purposes, and even a couple of his martial arts movies have his character requesting to use a gun.
26th Feb '16 10:24:02 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** The ''superpower'' part is right, as certain documentaries have calculated that the force in one of Bruce's kicks is ''equivalent to a fully loaded truck going at 30 miles per hour!''
** He was also extremely fast, able to take a coin out of your hand and replace it with another one before you could close your hand. An even more prominent example is the fact that he was too fast for the cameras of the day to capture his movements clearly and thus he had to be filmed at 32 frames per second rather than the standard 24.

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** The ''superpower'' part is right, as certain documentaries have calculated One documentary claimed that the force in one of Bruce's kicks is ''equivalent equivalent to a fully loaded truck going at 30 miles per hour!''
hour.
** He was also extremely fast, is said to able to take a coin out of your hand and replace it with another one before you could close your hand. An even more prominent example hand.
** It
is the fact said that he was too fast for the cameras of the day to capture his movements clearly and thus he had to be filmed at 32 frames per second rather than the standard 24.



* RealMenWearPink: Not only a martial arts god, but also a pro-level ballroom dancer (He won several cha-cha competitions), soap opera junkie (missing an episode of ''GeneralHospital'' could leave him in a big blue funk for days) and something of a [[TheDandy dandy]].

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* RealMenWearPink: Not only a martial arts god, but also a pro-level ballroom dancer (He won several cha-cha competitions), soap opera junkie (missing an episode of ''GeneralHospital'' ''Series/GeneralHospital'' could leave him in a big blue funk for days) and something of a [[TheDandy dandy]].
26th Feb '16 10:17:01 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MixedMartialArts: With his formation of Jeet Kwoon Do Lee is credited as the father of the sport.
3rd Feb '16 4:27:51 PM lorgskyegon
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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Bruce Lee felt this way about those trained in Western martial arts: catch wrestling and boxing. He was known to have said several times that someone with one year training in both would be able to defeat any Eastern martial artist. This was one of the things that led him to develop Jeet Kune Do and was a prediction of mixed martial arts.
24th Jan '16 1:34:06 AM tsstevens
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* MixedMartialArts: With his formation of Jeet Kwoon Do Lee is credited as the father of the sport.
5th Dec '15 2:52:04 PM Triglavjim
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Born in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco on the 27th of November 1940 (in a Year of the Dragon, appropriately), Lee's time growing up was split between Hong Kong and America (specifically Los Angeles and UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}). This gave him a strong command of English that helped him break away from the "halted Asian accent" stereotype. His first real break came when he was cast as Kato in ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' TV series as a HypercompetentSidekick. Kato became a BreakoutCharacter; in Asia, the show was [[MarketBasedTitle renamed]] ''The Kato Show''. He proceeded to gain a strong fanbase for Asian MartialArtsMovie films until he was made an international star with the (internationally-produced) ''Film/EnterTheDragon''.

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Born in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco on the 27th of November 1940 (in a Year of and at the hour of the Dragon, appropriately), Lee's time growing up was split between Hong Kong and America (specifically Los Angeles and UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}). This gave him a strong command of English that helped him break away from the "halted Asian accent" stereotype. His first real break came when he was cast as Kato in ''Franchise/TheGreenHornet'' TV series as a HypercompetentSidekick. Kato became a BreakoutCharacter; in Asia, the show was [[MarketBasedTitle renamed]] ''The Kato Show''. He proceeded to gain a strong fanbase for Asian MartialArtsMovie films until he was made an international star with the (internationally-produced) ''Film/EnterTheDragon''.



Lee was said to be a DanceBattler, since he was both a badass WarriorPoet ''and'' an award-winning chachacha dancer. He was always ready to take a challenge from martial artists, too -- but the time one of them scared his kids, Brandon and Shannon, [[PapaWolf Lee]] [[CurbStompBattle had no mercy on him]].

Lee died tragically young (32 years old) on the 20th of July 1973 from a brain aneurysm caused by an allergic reaction to an ingredient in an equagesic painkiller. His sudden death combined with his young age sparked urban legends about the "true" cause of his death -- these range from suicide to his being a target of the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triads]]. Much like Elvis Presley, there are those who believe he [[ElvisLives faked his own death]]. His death devastated the Hong Kong film industry to the point where producers began casting numerous {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s in their movies; they hoped that audiences starved for more Bruce Lee would simply accept the poor imitations. [[EpicFail While, by and large, it didn't work]], there are a few renowned martial arts stars who managed to get their first break during this period (notably Creator/JetLi and Creator/JackieChan, the latter of which had a brief appearance in ''Enter the Dragon'').

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Lee was said to be a DanceBattler, since he was both a badass WarriorPoet ''and'' an award-winning chachacha dancer. He was always ready to take a challenge from martial artists, too -- but the time one of them scared his kids, Brandon and Shannon, [[PapaWolf Lee]] [[CurbStompBattle had no mercy on him]].

cha-cha-cha dancer.

Lee died tragically young (32 years old) on the 20th of July 1973 1973, reportedly from a brain aneurysm cerebral oedema caused by an allergic reaction to an ingredient in an equagesic painkiller. His sudden death combined with his young age sparked urban legends about the "true" cause of his death -- these range from suicide to his being a target of the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triads]]. Much like Elvis Presley, there are those who believe he [[ElvisLives faked his own death]]. His death devastated the Hong Kong film industry to the point where producers began casting numerous {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s in their movies; they hoped that audiences starved for more Bruce Lee would simply accept the poor imitations. [[EpicFail While, by and large, it didn't work]], there are a few renowned martial arts stars who managed to get their first break during this period (notably Creator/JetLi and Creator/JackieChan, the latter of which had a brief appearance in ''Enter the Dragon'').
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