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Wushu master and heir to 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.

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!!His films include:
* The ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina'' series as Wong Fei-hung, his StarMakingRole.
* ''Film/DannyTheDog'', a.k.a. ''Film/{{Unleashed}}'' as Danny.
* ''Film/TheExpendables'' as Ying Yang, the sole FragileSpeedster amongst a party of MightyGlacier warriors.
* ''Film/{{Fearless 2006}}'' as Huo Yuan Jia.
* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'' as the Silent Monk[[spoiler:/the Monkey King]].
* ''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). Bring tissues, you WILL need them.
* ''Black Mask'' which was inspired by character of Kato in Franchise/TheGreenHornet.
* ''Film/{{Hero}}'' as Nameless.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', his first Hollywood role, and his first major villain role, as Wah Sing Ku.
* ''Film/TheOne'' as Gabe Law, Yulaw, and Lawless (it's that kind of movie).
* ''Film/TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor'', as the Dragon Emperor.
* ''{{Film/War}}'' as Rogue.
* ''Film/KissOfTheDragon'' as Liu Jian.
* ''Film/Cradle2TheGrave'' as Su.
* ''Film/RomeoMustDie'' as Han Sing.
* The ''Fong Sai Yuk'' series (known in the US as ''The Legend'') as Fong Sai Yuk.
* ''[[Film/FistOfLegend Fist of Legend]]'' as Chen Zhen.
* ''The Defender/Bodyguard From Beijing'' as Allan Hui Ching-Yeung/John Chang.
* ''Film/TaiChiMaster''
* ''Film/FlyingSwordsOfDragonGate'' as Zhao Huai'an

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!!Tropes applicable to him:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Some of his roles.
* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: His fighting style on-screen is typically Bruce Lee-inspired, and like Lee himself did, Li actually dismisses it as AwesomeButImpractical. In fact, Jet has acknowledged that despite his wins in wushu tournaments, he has zero real fighting experience, and that any of the MMA fighters he faces in ''Film/Cradle2TheGrave'' could beat him in seconds.
* {{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.
** During the 2006 tsunami, he helped save a family at his hotel, injuring his foot in the process.
* 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[[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:
--> "We got into position, then Action! I didn't even see it, his leg just went BOOM! *doubles up while holding his left ribcage* Not hard enough to knock me out, but enough to make me go whoof!"
** During filming of ''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.
* MartialPacifist: Most of his other roles.
** This is also a fair description of him in RealLife. Despite being one of the biggest [[BadAss bad asses]] in all of media, he's actually a pretty hardcore Buddhist who's gone so far as to say that those who view martial artistry as a weapon are not true martial artists.
* NiceGuy: Started a charity after he escaped the 2006 tsunami. Also tends to play this type of characters before he moved to Hollywood.
* 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.
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