History Creator / BruceLee

26th Aug '17 1:27:32 PM Triglavjim
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* ActionFashionista: Ever seen him in a suit and tie, all groomed up? No? Then, [[http://www.suitsociety.com/bruce-lee-in-suit/ just see]]. Lee was pretty famous for being a stylish fellow. A number of years ago, Japanese toy company Medicom released an entire line of Bruce Lee 12" dolls based on the various stylish attires he wore. In another example, Bruce's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfBaLEo2qY only English role where martial arts wasn't involved]] (an episode of ''HereComeTheBrides'' called "Marriage Chinese Style"). Likewise, his only turn as an antagonist when he played Winslow Wong in ''Marlowe'' in two different but just as stylish suits.



* HeCleansUpNicely: Ever seen him in a suit and tie, all groomed up? No? Then, [[http://www.suitsociety.com/bruce-lee-in-suit/ just see]]. Lee was pretty famous for being a stylish fellow. A number of years ago, Japanese toy company Medicom released an entire line of Bruce Lee 12" dolls based on the various stylish attires he wore. In another example, Bruce's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtfBaLEo2qY only English role where martial arts wasn't involved]] (an episode of ''HereComeTheBrides'' called "Marriage Chinese Style"). Likewise, his only turn as an antagonist when he played Winslow Wong in ''Marlowe'' in two different but just as stylish suits.



* SilentSnarker: In most films, you could always tell what his character is thinking without him saying anything.


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* TheSilentBob: In most films, you could always tell what his character was thinking without him saying anything. In real life, however, Lee was incredibly eloquent and could speak with great wisdom, particularly evident in his appearance on the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mz2DEnE_y4 Pierre Berton show]].
23rd Aug '17 9:27:21 AM Triglavjim
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* WalkingShirtlessScene: In many of his movies, the only times his torso is fully covered is when he's in one of his disguises. This suggests that his chest is more distinctive identification than his face.
23rd Aug '17 8:55:03 AM Triglavjim
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* BadassBoast: Bruce Lee, upon claiming that he invented a new martial art, was pitted against a former karate champion in an attempt to prove his claims. Lee, unfazed, claimed that not only would he defeat the challenger, but he would do so within one minute. He did it in 58 seconds.
23rd Aug '17 8:54:28 AM Triglavjim
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Chuck Norris, who was his training partner as well as close friend. Norris still speaks highly of Lee to this day.
23rd Aug '17 8:51:30 AM Triglavjim
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* ''Tower of Death'' a.k.a. ''Game of Death II'': Lee Chen-chiang/Billy Lo [[note]] In actuality, Lee had nothing to do with this movie, made 8 years after his death. The film merely used stock footage of Lee from Enter the Dragon, 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. The film also has nothing to do with the first ''Game of Death''; the character's name was simply changed in the international English dub to Billy Lo. [[/note]]

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* ''Tower of Death'' a.k.a. ''Game of Death II'': Lee Chen-chiang/Billy Lo [[note]] In actuality, Lee had nothing to do with this movie, made 8 years after his death. The film merely used stock footage of Lee from Enter the Dragon, 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. The film also has nothing to do with the first ''Game of Death''; the character's name it was simply changed in only the international English dub which changed the character's name to Billy Lo.Lo. However, the (real) star of the film does happen to be the same actor who served as the main stand-in for Lee in the first ''Game of Death''. [[/note]]
23rd Aug '17 8:46:02 AM Triglavjim
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* ''Film/FistOfFury'': Chan Zhen

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* ''Film/FistOfFury'': Chan Chen Zhen



* ''Film/GameOfDeath'': Hai Tien [[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''. ''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'' [[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 [[/note]]

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* ''Film/GameOfDeath'': Hai Tien [[note]]this Tien/Billy Lo [[note]] This is the last film to have Bruce Lee directly involved at all; he died during this movie's production and they used it was completed with a totally new storyline using stock footage of him for both this film and Lee along with some rather egregious tricks. ''Game of Death II''. ''Game of Death I'' Death'' 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'' [[note]]Sorta; II'': Lee Chen-chiang/Billy Lo [[note]] In actuality, Lee had nothing to do with this movie, made 8 years after his death. The film merely used stock footage of Lee from Enter the original film, Dragon, 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. The film also has nothing to do with the first ''Game of Death''; the character's name was simply changed in the international English dub to Billy Lo. [[/note]]
28th Jul '17 6:37:16 AM MsCC93
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* BullyingADragon: He was a constant victim of this.
20th Jul '17 1:18:31 PM Pogimax
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Lee died tragically young (32 years old) on the 20th of July 1973, reportedly from a 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 Music/ElvisPresley, 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 died tragically young (32 years old) on the 20th of July 1973, reportedly from a 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 Music/ElvisPresley, 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 worked as a brief appearance stuntman in ''The Fist of Fury'' and ''Enter the Dragon'').
10th Jul '17 2:55:20 PM ultimomant
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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), he was raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He had 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), he was raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong. He had a strong command of English that helped him break away from the "halted Asian accent" stereotype. He was trained in martial arts first by his father, and then by Ip Man (yes, the man whom ''Film/IpMan'' is about). 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''.
10th Jul '17 2:51:15 AM rufusluciusivan
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* BoringInvincibleHero: At least, when it comes to fights. His opponents rarely truly endanger him and the best of them end up as CurbstompCushion.
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