History Creator / DonnieYen

10th May '18 10:50:15 AM PurpleEmperor
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Plays villainous roles from time to time.



* OneOfUs: He was immensely excited to be cast as badass warrior monk and Force-believer Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'', which is a direct prequel to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.
* PlayingAgainstType: Donnie, usually the LightningBruiser, played China's best known MightyGlacier in ''The Lost Bladesman''.
* PromotedFanboy: See the entry above.

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* OneOfUs: He was immensely excited to be cast as badass warrior monk and Force-believer Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'', which is a direct prequel to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.
* PlayingAgainstType: Donnie, usually the LightningBruiser, played China's best known MightyGlacier in ''The Lost Bladesman''.
* PromotedFanboy: See the entry above.
22nd Apr '18 5:35:08 AM AmuckCricetine
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At a young age, under influence from his mother, Yen developed an interest in martial arts and began experimenting with various styles, especially wushu, which got him in a two-year training program with the Beijing Wushu Team. In his return to United States, he made a side-trip to Hong Kong and met action choreographer [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-ping]] there, becoming a stunt double and later actor. His first leading role, 1984's, ''Drunken Tai Chi'' got him noticed by big studios in Hong Kong, although his big breakthrough would come in 1992 with playing a baddie in the box office hit ''Once Upon a Time in China II'', opposing his long time friend Jet Li. He also starred in cult classic ''The Iron Monkey''. While still having a moderate film career at that point, Yen fared better in TV, starring in over 5 series, his more well known shows were ''The Kung Fu Master'', where he played Hung Hei-gun, a major influential figure of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, and ''Fist Of Fury'', a 30 episode adaptation of the Bruce Lee classic, as Yen is a big Bruce Lee fan.

His film career would be revived after the international success of 2002's ''Hero'', where he would cross fists with Jet Li. However, after making well received films such as 2005's ''SPL: Sha Po Lang'', his biggest box office success would come in 2008's ''Ip Man'', a semi-biographical account of Yip Man (played by Yen), the wing chun master of Bruce Lee. ''Ip Man'' marked Yen's fourth collaboration with director Wilson Yip, reuniting him with his co-stars in ''SPL'' Sammo Hung and Simon Yam. Ip Man became the biggest box office hit to date which featured Yen in the leading role, grossing HK$25 million in Hong Kong and 100 million yuan in China. It would later gain sequel, ''Ip Man 2'', in 2010, which also a major box office success.

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At a young age, under influence from his mother, Yen developed an interest in martial arts and began experimenting with various styles, especially wushu, which got him in a two-year training program with the Beijing Wushu Team. In his return to United States, he made a side-trip to Hong Kong and met action choreographer [[Creator/YuenWooPing Yuen Woo-ping]] Creator/YuenWooPing there, becoming a stunt double and later actor. His first leading role, 1984's, ''Drunken Tai Chi'' got him noticed by big studios in Hong Kong, although his big breakthrough would come in 1992 with playing a baddie in the box office hit ''Once Upon a Time in China II'', opposing his long time friend Jet Li. He also starred in cult classic ''The Iron Monkey''. While still having a moderate film career at that point, Yen fared better in TV, starring in over 5 series, his more well known shows were ''The Kung Fu Master'', where he played Hung Hei-gun, a major influential figure of Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, and ''Fist Of Fury'', ''Film/FistOfFury'', a 30 episode adaptation of the Bruce Lee Creator/BruceLee classic, as Yen is a big Bruce Lee fan.

His film career would be revived after the international success of 2002's ''Hero'', where he would cross fists with Jet Li. However, after making well received films such as 2005's ''SPL: Sha Po Lang'', his biggest box office success would come in 2008's ''Ip Man'', a semi-biographical account of Yip Man (played by Yen), the wing chun master of Bruce Lee. ''Ip Man'' marked Yen's fourth collaboration with director Wilson Yip, reuniting him with his co-stars in ''SPL'' Sammo Hung Creator/SammoHung and Simon Yam. Ip Man ''Ip Man'' became the biggest box office hit to date which featured Yen in the leading role, grossing HK$25 million in Hong Kong and 100 million yuan in China. It would later gain sequel, ''Ip Man 2'', in 2010, which also a major box office success.
2nd Feb '18 9:29:25 AM erforce
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-->--'''Donnie Yen''' about his film style.

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-->--'''Donnie -->-- '''Donnie Yen''' about his film style.



* MartialPacifist: After he played the role of Wing Chun master Yip Man in both ''Film/IpMan'' and ''Ip Man 2''.

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* MartialPacifist: After he played the role of Wing Chun master Yip Man in both ''Film/IpMan'' and ''Ip Man 2''.''Film/IpMan2''.
30th Jan '18 5:32:58 PM nombretomado
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Apart from being an acclaimed martial artist and actor, Yen is also a world class action choreographer, and is especially notable for his violent yet technical style on screen. In recent years, Yen was successful in including MixedMartialArts (MMA) into his action sequences in various films, a feat most other action directors have been unsuccessful at accomplishing so far. His film ''Flash Point'', featuring abundant MMA, was a huge success and won him the "Best Action Choreography" awards at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards and the 2008 Golden Horse Film Awards. He also choreographed 2010 film ''Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen'', where he included MMA, Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do elements as a tribute to Bruce Lee (who played Chen Zhen in the 1972 film ''Fist of Fury''). Yen stated that the concept behind Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do is similar to that of MMA, hence its incorporation was a necessity in this film.

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Apart from being an acclaimed martial artist and actor, Yen is also a world class action choreographer, and is especially notable for his violent yet technical style on screen. In recent years, Yen was successful in including MixedMartialArts UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts (MMA) into his action sequences in various films, a feat most other action directors have been unsuccessful at accomplishing so far. His film ''Flash Point'', featuring abundant MMA, was a huge success and won him the "Best Action Choreography" awards at the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards and the 2008 Golden Horse Film Awards. He also choreographed 2010 film ''Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen'', where he included MMA, Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do elements as a tribute to Bruce Lee (who played Chen Zhen in the 1972 film ''Fist of Fury''). Yen stated that the concept behind Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do is similar to that of MMA, hence its incorporation was a necessity in this film.



* MixedMartialArts: ''Film/FlashPoint'' uses stylized MMA for combat scenes.
14th Jan '18 2:09:09 PM costanton11
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Plays villainous roles from time to time.




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* OneOfUs: He was immensely excited to be cast as badass warrior monk and Force-believer Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'', which is a direct prequel to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.
* PlayingAgainstType: Donnie, usually the LightningBruiser, played China's best known MightyGlacier in ''The Lost Bladesman''.
* PromotedFanboy: See the entry above.
7th Jan '18 8:42:07 AM nombretomado
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* ArchEnemy: On-screen, he has opposed JetLi several times. In real life, they are very close friends.

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* ArchEnemy: On-screen, he has opposed JetLi Creator/JetLi several times. In real life, they are very close friends.
4th Sep '17 8:08:30 AM dlchen145
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Donnie Yen (born Yen Ji-Dan 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Apart from being a well-known film and television actor in Hong Kong, Yen has also gained international recognition for appearing in many films together with other prominent and internationally-known actors such as Creator/JackieChan, Creator/JetLi and Creator/MichelleYeoh.

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Donnie Yen (born Yen Ji-Dan Ji-Dan, 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director and producer, action choreographer, and world wushu tournament medalist. Apart from being a well-known film and television actor in Hong Kong, Yen has also gained international recognition for appearing in many films together with other prominent and internationally-known actors such as Creator/JackieChan, Creator/JetLi and Creator/MichelleYeoh.
13th Aug '17 8:14:13 AM Exxolon
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* MuggingTheMonster: In the early 90s Yen was in a Hong Kong nightclub with his then girlfriend when members of a local gang started harassing her. Despite Yen warning them to back off and then deciding to leave before the situation got out of hand they followed Yen and his girlfriend out of the club and the eight strong group attacked him. Yen put all of them in hospital.
26th Mar '17 2:57:16 AM jameygamer
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* ''Film/ShanghaiKnights'' as Wu Chow
23rd Jan '17 7:20:13 AM Black_Diesel
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