Creator: Donnie Yen
- "When you watch my films, you're feeling my heart."—Donnie Yen about his film style.
Notable Donnie Yen Films:
- Once Upon A Time In China II as General Nap Lan
- Iron Monkey as Wong Kei Ying
- The Lost Bladesman as Guan Yu
- Legend Of The Wolf as Fung Man Hin
- Ballistic Kiss as Cat
- Blade II as Snowman
- Hero as Sky
- Sha Po Lang as Inspector Ma Kwan
- Dragon Tiger Gate as Wong Xiao Long or "Dragon Wong"
- Flash Point as Inspector Ma Jun
- The IpMan series as the title character
Tropes applicable to him:
- Arch-Enemy: On-screen, he has opposed Jet Li several times. In real life, they are very close friends.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: 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.
- Badass: One of the biggest in Asiatic cinema.
- Badass Beard: In 2011, he did the titular role in The Lost Bladesman as legendary glaive-wielder Guan Yu, one of the major characters of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, 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 by the time of his death.)
- Badass in a Nice Suit: In several of his early films, you see him kick ass while wearing some fancy clothes, mostly formal.
- Cultured Badass: He's quite good at playing the piano, and he gets a chance to do so in the movie Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen.
- Bruce Lee Clone: While he doesn't do it as much, he does tend to show mannerisms related to Bruce Lee, mostly as a nod as his love for him. He also played one of Lee's iconic characters Chen Zhen, twice in Fist of Fury TV series and the film Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen.
- Bullying a Dragon: 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 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.
- Combat Parkour: Several of his film characters use it.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: He has trained in tai chi, wushu, boxing, kickboxing, taekwondo, muay thai, wing chun, Jeet Kune Do, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling and Le Parkour under varios trainers.
- Mean Character Nice Actor: Plays villainous roles from time to time.
- Martial Pacifist: After he played the role of Wing Chun master Yip Man in both Ip Man and Ip Man 2.
- Mixed Martial Arts: Flash Point uses stylized MMA for combat scenes.
- Playing Against Type: Donnie, usually the Lightning Bruiser, played China's best known Mighty Glacier in The Lost Bladesman.
- Promoted Fanboy: See the trope above.