History Creator / JetLi

24th Sep '16 10:02:27 AM nombretomado
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Wushu master and heir to BruceLee's crown as king of kung fu movies. '''Jet Li''' (real name '''Li Lianjie''') (April 26, 1963-) spent some years as one of the world's most well-known exponents of WireFu, before making a move to more brutal fighting styles after heading west to try his luck in Hollywood.

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Wushu master and heir to BruceLee's Creator/BruceLee's crown as king of kung fu movies. '''Jet Li''' (real name '''Li Lianjie''') (April 26, 1963-) spent some years as one of the world's most well-known exponents of WireFu, before making a move to more brutal fighting styles after heading west to try his luck in Hollywood.
12th Sep '16 3:18:24 AM WolfThunder
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* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: Has actually starred in a movie set in America way back in 1988 and filmed entirely in San Francisco. It was a Hong Kong production, however, and he starred with Stephen Chow there. The latter was playing one of his few serious roles.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Played villainous roles from time to time after he debuted in Hollywood, and for someone who purports to not like those roles he's eerily good at them...



* PlayingAgainstType: Jet Li '''proudly''' touts ''Film/OceanHeaven'' as his first non-action movie, playing a terminally ill father who must find a way to say goodbye to his mentally-retarded adult-son while spending time together at the Aquarium.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Creator/ShuichiIkeda normally dubs his movies in Japan. Yep, that's right, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]] can not only being three times faster, he can ''kick your ass three times faster, too!''
27th Mar '16 8:40:09 PM dotchan
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* LightningBruiser: He's ''really'' fast. Even when doing Tai Chi. And he'll put just enough pressure behind it to make you feel it without injuring you. Creator/BrendanFraser put it best in his ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'' interview:

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* ChasteHero: Most of his protagonists are either too honorable and/or too focused on the main plot to bother with romance.
* LightningBruiser: He's ''really'' fast. Even when doing Tai Chi.Chi[[labelnote:note]]as it is supposed to be; the slow version is for ''exercise''[[/labelnote]]. And he'll put just enough pressure behind it to make you feel it without injuring you. Creator/BrendanFraser put it best in his ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'' interview:


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* ShownTheirWork: Despite the artistic license mentioned above, as a trained martial artist Li's move have a real sense of weight and deadly force; Jet Li movies that feature WireFu and the flashier (i.e. impossible in real life) stuff are explicitly set in fantasy or sci-fi settings.
5th Dec '15 12:11:36 PM erforce
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** During filming of ''LethalWeapon4'', Richard Donner had to tell him to slow down, as the cameras weren't able to register his moves. And they still ended up having to use some slow motion.

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** During filming of ''LethalWeapon4'', ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', Richard Donner had to tell him to slow down, as the cameras weren't able to register his moves. And they still ended up having to use some slow motion.
14th Aug '15 10:43:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/OceanHeaven'': as Wang Xuechang. Jet Li's first and thus far ''only'' [[PlayingAgainstType non-action or Martial Arts Movie:]] A heartwarming-drama about a single father aquarium technician diagnosed with cancer, who must find a way to take care of his mentally-retarded adult son, by spending quality time with him amongst the dolphins and turtles of his workplace (hence the title). [[{{Tearjerker}} Bring tissues, you WILL need them.]]

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* ''Film/OceanHeaven'': as Wang Xuechang. Jet Li's first and thus far ''only'' [[PlayingAgainstType non-action or Martial Arts Movie:]] A heartwarming-drama about a single father aquarium technician diagnosed with cancer, who must find a way to take care of his mentally-retarded adult son, by spending quality time with him amongst the dolphins and turtles of his workplace (hence the title). [[{{Tearjerker}} Bring tissues, you WILL need them.]]
14th Aug '15 10:42:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DannyTheDog'', a.k.a. ''Film/{{Unleashed}}'' as Danny.

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* ''DannyTheDog'', ''Film/DannyTheDog'', a.k.a. ''Film/{{Unleashed}}'' as Danny.
5th May '15 1:32:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Fearless}}'' as Huo Yuan Jia.

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* ''Film/{{Fearless}}'' ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}'' as Huo Yuan Jia.
14th Apr '15 6:26:59 PM Elusivehawk
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* BadAss: Was a real wushu champion before he started playing films. Naturally, ''almost'' all his roles (with the exception Wang Xuechang of ''Film/OceanHeaven'') are about him being a major BadAss.

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* BadAss: {{Badass}}: Was a real wushu champion before he started playing films. Naturally, ''almost'' all his roles (with the exception Wang Xuechang of ''Film/OceanHeaven'') are about him being a major BadAss.
12th Mar '15 11:56:56 PM Chortles
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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Played villainous roles from time to time after he debuted in Hollywood.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Played villainous roles from time to time after he debuted in Hollywood.Hollywood, and for someone who purports to not like those roles he's eerily good at them...
21st Feb '15 3:15:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BadAss: Was a real wushu champion before he started playing films. Naturally, ''almost'' all his roles (with the exception Wang Xuechang of ''OceanHeaven'') are about him being a major BadAss.

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* BadAss: Was a real wushu champion before he started playing films. Naturally, ''almost'' all his roles (with the exception Wang Xuechang of ''OceanHeaven'') ''Film/OceanHeaven'') are about him being a major BadAss.



* PlayingAgainstType: Jet Li '''proudly''' touts ''OceanHeaven'' as his first non-action movie, playing a terminally ill father who must find a way to say goodbye to his mentally-retarded adult-son while spending time together at the Aquarium.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Jet Li '''proudly''' touts ''OceanHeaven'' ''Film/OceanHeaven'' as his first non-action movie, playing a terminally ill father who must find a way to say goodbye to his mentally-retarded adult-son while spending time together at the Aquarium.
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