History Creator / DonnieYen

30th Nov '16 9:43:24 PM Xtifr
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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''' Donnie Yen (born '''Yen Ji-Dan''' 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.
8th Nov '16 4:45:32 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: One of the biggest in Asiatic cinema.
** BadassBeard: In 2011, he did the titular role in ''The Lost Bladesman'' as legendary glaive-wielder Guan Yu, one of the major characters of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', whose trademark physical feature was his legendarily long beard... although throughout the latter half of the movie it's actually shaved off to a goatee. (The opening scene reveals that he'd grown it back [[spoiler:by the time of his death]].)
** BadassInANiceSuit: In several of his early films, you see him kick ass while wearing some fancy clothes, mostly formal.
** CulturedBadass: He's quite good at playing the piano, and he [[TheCastShowoff gets a chance to do so]] in the movie ''Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen''.

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* {{Badass}}: One of the biggest in Asiatic cinema.
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BadassBeard: In 2011, he did the titular role in ''The Lost Bladesman'' as legendary glaive-wielder Guan Yu, one of the major characters of ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'', whose trademark physical feature was his legendarily long beard... although throughout the latter half of the movie it's actually shaved off to a goatee. (The opening scene reveals that he'd grown it back [[spoiler:by the time of his death]].)
** * BadassInANiceSuit: In several of his early films, you see him kick ass while wearing some fancy clothes, mostly formal.
** CulturedBadass: He's quite good at playing the piano, and he [[TheCastShowoff gets a chance to do so]] in the movie ''Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen''.
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* CulturedBadass: He's quite good at playing the piano, and he [[TheCastShowoff gets a chance to do so]] in the movie ''Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen''.
14th Oct '16 10:31:02 PM karategal
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* ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story'' as Chirrut Îmwe

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* ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story'' ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/RogueOne'' as Chirrut Îmwe
14th Oct '16 7:33:09 PM karategal
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* ''Film/TheLostBladesman'' as Guan Yu
* ''Film/LegendOfTheWolf'' as Fung Man Hin
* ''Film/BallisticKiss'' as [[ProfessionalKiller Cat]]

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* ''Film/TheLostBladesman'' ''The Lost Bladesman'' as Guan Yu
* ''Film/LegendOfTheWolf'' ''Legend of the Wolf'' as Fung Man Hin
* ''Film/BallisticKiss'' ''Ballistic Kiss'' as [[ProfessionalKiller Cat]]



* ''Film/KungFuJungle'' as Hahou Mo

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* ''Film/KungFuJungle'' ''Kung Fu Jungle'' as Hahou Mo
14th Oct '16 7:31:23 PM karategal
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* OneOfUs: He was immensely excited to be cast as warrior monk and Force-believer Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'', which is a direct prequel to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.

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* OneOfUs: He was immensely excited to be cast as warrior monk and Force-believer Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'', which is a direct prequel to the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.
14th Oct '16 7:30:49 PM karategal
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* ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story''

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* ''Film/RogueOne: A Franchise/StarWars Story''Story'' as Chirrut Îmwe



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: He has trained in tai chi, wushu, boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, muay thai, wing chun, Jeet Kune Do, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling and LeParkour under various trainers.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Plays villainous roles from time to time.



* PlayingAgainstType: Donnie, usually the LightningBruiser, played China's best known MightyGlacier in ''The Lost Bladesman''.
* PromotedFanboy: See the trope above.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Donnie, usually OmnidisciplinaryScientist: He has trained in tai chi, wushu, boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, muay thai, wing chun, Jeet Kune Do, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and LeParkour under various trainers.
* OneOfUs: He was immensely excited to be cast as warrior monk and Force-believer Chirrut Îmwe in ''Film/RogueOne'', which is a direct prequel to
the LightningBruiser, played China's best known MightyGlacier in ''The Lost Bladesman''.
* PromotedFanboy: See the trope above.
original ''Franchise/StarWars'' films.
7th Apr '16 8:19:02 PM MontyPythonFanatic2
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* ''[[Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny]]''
24th Oct '15 8:14:05 AM Cieloazul
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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A huge number of his early roles, and some say he was quite arrogant off screen in his early career. However, all of his coworkers nowadays describe him as a very polite, professional guy.

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* ArrogantKungFuGuy: A huge number of his early roles, and some say he was quite rather arrogant off screen in his early career. However, all of his coworkers nowadays describe him as a very polite, professional guy.



* BullyingADragon: Donnie has an anecdote in which he and his girlfriend were harassed in a Hong Kong club in the 1990s by a troublesome gang. Yen calmly warned them to leave them alone, but the thugs [[TooDumbToLive opted to attack him]], which ended with Donnie thoroughly kicking their asses in the street. The incident got Yen arrested for a night and solidified his reputation as a real life dangerous martial artist.

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* BullyingADragon: Donnie has an anecdote in which he and his girlfriend were harassed in a Hong Kong club in the 1990s by a troublesome gang. Yen calmly warned them to leave them alone, but the thugs [[TooDumbToLive opted to attack for attacking him]], which ended with Donnie thoroughly kicking their asses in the street. The incident got Yen arrested for a night and solidified his reputation as a real life dangerous martial artist.



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: He has trained in tai chi, wushu, boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, muay thai, wing chun, Jeet Kune Do, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling and LeParkour under varios trainers.

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: He has trained in tai chi, wushu, boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, muay thai, wing chun, Jeet Kune Do, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling and LeParkour under varios various trainers.



* MixedMartialArts: Film/FlashPoint uses stylized MMA for combat scenes.

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* MixedMartialArts: Film/FlashPoint ''Film/FlashPoint'' uses stylized MMA for combat scenes.
30th Sep '15 11:54:18 AM Exxolon
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-->''"When you watch my films, you're feeling my heart."''
--->--'''Donnie Yen''' about his film style.

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-->''"When ->''"When you watch my films, you're feeling my heart."''
--->--'''Donnie -->--'''Donnie Yen''' about his film style.
30th Sep '15 11:53:50 AM Exxolon
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* BullyingADragon: Donnie has an anecdote in which he and his girlfriend were harassed in a Hong Kong club in the 1990s by a troublesome gang. Yen calmly warned them of leaving them alone, but the thugs [[TooDumbToLive opted to attack him]], which ended with Donnie thoroughly kicking their asses around the street. The incident got Yen arrested for a night and solified his reputation as a real life dangerous martial artist.

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* BullyingADragon: Donnie has an anecdote in which he and his girlfriend were harassed in a Hong Kong club in the 1990s by a troublesome gang. Yen calmly warned them of leaving to leave them alone, but the thugs [[TooDumbToLive opted to attack him]], which ended with Donnie thoroughly kicking their asses around in the street. The incident got Yen arrested for a night and solified solidified his reputation as a real life dangerous martial artist.
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