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->''"In the West, audiences think I am a stereotyped action star, or that I always play hitmen or killers. But in Hong Kong, I did a lot of comedy, many dramatic films, and most of all, romantic roles, lots of love stories. I was like a romance novel hero."''

Chow Yun-fat (born May 18, 1955) is an actor and a native of Hong Kong. He came to that attention of Eastern audiences for his role in HeroicBloodshed movies by director Creator/JohnWoo. He came to the attention of Western audiences after his role in ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.

He frequently played honorable badasses in Asia, but is unfortunately typecast into stereotypically "Asian" roles in Hollywood films.

!!Partial Filmography:

* ''Film/TheHeadHunter'' - Nguyen Dich (Andy)
* ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'' - Mark Gor (StarMakingRole)
* ''Film/ABetterTomorrow2'' - Ken Gor
* ''Film/ABetterTomorrow3: Love and Death in Saigon'' - Mark Gor
* ''Film/CityOnFire'' - Ko Chow
* ''Film/PrisonOnFire'' - 41671 / Chung Tin Ching
* ''Film/TigerOnTheBeat'' - Sergeant Francis Li
* ''Film/TheKiller'' - Ah Jong (Jeffery)
* ''Film/OnceAThief'' - Red Bean Pudding (Joe)
* ''Film/FullContact'' - Gou Fei (Jeff)
* ''Film/HardBoiled'' - Inspector Tequila Yuen
* ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'' - John Lee
* ''Film/TheCorruptor'' - Nick Chen
* ''Film/AnnaAndTheKing'' - King Mongkut
* ''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon'' - Li Mu Bai
* ''Film/BulletProofMonk'' - "Nameless"
* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' - Captain Sao Feng
* ''Film/DragonballEvolution'' - Master Roshi
* ''John Woo Presents {{VideoGame/Stranglehold}}'' - Inspector Tequila Yuen
* ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower'' - Emperor Ping