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An influential Hong Kong comedian, actor and film director, best known in the west for ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle'', Stephen Chow Sing-Chi (born 22 June 1962) is famous for his slap stick martial arts movies. He also has something of a reputation for taking unknowns as his romantic lead, collectively called "Sing girls", all of whom go on to have successful careers in their own right.

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An influential Hong Kong comedian, actor and film director, best known in the west for ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle'', Stephen Chow Sing-Chi (born 22 June 1962) 1962 in Hong Kong) is famous for his slap stick martial arts movies. He also has something of a reputation for taking unknowns as his romantic lead, collectively called "Sing girls", all of whom go on to have successful careers in their own right.


* ''LoveOnDelivery''
* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence of interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')

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* ''LoveOnDelivery''
''Film/LoveOnDelivery''
* ''Hail The Judge'' ''Film/HailTheJudge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence of interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')


* ''The Final Combat'' (a memetic quote from his character, "Let's sit down, have some tea and a bun, and talk slowly", is regarded as the TropeMaker of his ''mo lei tau'' style)



* ''LoveOnDelivery''



* ''Film/TrickyBrains''



* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence of interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')



* ''The Flirting Scholar'' (AffectionateParody of the classic romance of Tang Bohu and Qiuxiang. Known for testing the waters for epic duels by pitting martial arts legends Cheng Peipei and Gordon Liu against each other.)



* ''Flirting Scholar'' (AffectionateParody of the classic romance of Tang Bohu and Qiuxiang. Known for testing the waters for epic duels by pitting martial arts legends Cheng Peipei and Gordon Liu against each other.)
* ''LoveOnDelivery''
* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence of interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')



* ''Film/AChineseOdyssey'' (based off ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'')
* ''Film/SixtyMillionDollarMan''



* ''Film/AChineseOdyssey'' (based off ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'')



* ''Film/{{CJ7}}''
* ''Film/TrickyBrains''

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* ''Film/{{CJ7}}''
* ''Film/TrickyBrains''
''Film/CJ7''



* AffectionateParody: Much of his earlier stuff, but ''A Chinese Odyssey'' comes dangerously close to PragmaticAdaptation.

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* AffectionateParody: Much of his earlier stuff, but ''A Chinese Odyssey'' ''Film/AChineseOdyssey'' comes dangerously close to PragmaticAdaptation.



* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: Multiple of his films involve a Buddhist powerup to finish the climactic battle.

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* EnlightenmentSuperpowers: Multiple of his films involve a Buddhist powerup to finish the climactic battle. Notably ''Film/AChineseOdyssey'', ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle''.



* RuleOfFunny: Widely considered the TropeCodifier for Hong Kong cinema.

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* RuleOfFunny: Widely considered the TropeCodifier of the ''mo lei tau'' style comedy (which translates to something in the vein of "nonsensical comedy") for Hong Kong cinema.



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->''"One very important element for me to make a movie is, it has to be unique and different from any other."''





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* SlobsVersusSnobs: One theme of Chow's movies included the conflict between the working class and the upper-class, which sympathizes with the former. Though the lead character of ''Film/GodOfCookery'' and ''Film/KingOfBeggars'' came from wealthy strata, they only learn humility as they spend more with the lower classes after their fall from grace.


* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence if interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')

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* ''Hail The Judge'' (Looking like a FollowTheLeader of the resurgence if of interest in the historical judge Justice Bao thanks to a Chinese LongRunner tv series, this is actually a SpiritualSuccessor of ''Justice My Foot'')


* ''The Royal Tramp'' (based off the classic literature ''Duke of Mount Deer'')

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* ''The Royal Tramp'' (based off the classic literature ''Duke of Mount Deer'')''Literature/TheDeerAndTheCauldron'')


He was also a producer for ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', but beyond that he had not given any sort of creative influence to the film, even if it needed it.

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He was also a producer for ''Film/DragonballEvolution'', but beyond that he had not given any sort of creative influence to the film, even if it needed it.
it.[[note]]Which it did[[/note]]


An influential Hong Kong comedian, actor and film director, best known in the west for ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle'', Stephen Chow Sing-Chi is famous for his slap stick martial arts movies. He also has something of a reputation for taking unknowns as his romantic lead, collectively called "Sing girls", all of whom go on to have successful careers in their own right.

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An influential Hong Kong comedian, actor and film director, best known in the west for ''Film/ShaolinSoccer'' and ''Film/KungFuHustle'', Stephen Chow Sing-Chi (born 22 June 1962) is famous for his slap stick martial arts movies. He also has something of a reputation for taking unknowns as his romantic lead, collectively called "Sing girls", all of whom go on to have successful careers in their own right.

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* BlackAndWhiteMorality: Sticks to traditional good vs evil stories.


As an actor he has been known to be the lead actor in all of his movies as well as some lead roles in films such as the ''Film/GodOfGamblers'' sequels and ''A Chinese Odyssey''.

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As an actor he has been known to be the lead actor in all of his movies as well as some lead roles in films such as the ''Film/GodOfGamblers'' sequels and ''A Chinese Odyssey''.''Film/AChineseOdyssey''.


When not making a film, Stephen Chow is reported to be a taciturn and serious individual who is unenergetic and rarely if ever smiles. Some speculate that this stems from his boyhood spent in abject poverty in Kowloon, and/or the fact that just because he's good at making people laugh [[MoneyDearBoy doesn't mean he likes doing it.]] Or the [[BewareTheNiceOnes mob connections]] that got him banned from Canada as of 1995.[[note]]All rumors, of course.[[/note]]

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When not making a film, Stephen Chow is reported to be a taciturn and serious individual who is unenergetic and rarely if ever smiles. Some speculate that this stems from his boyhood spent in abject poverty in Kowloon, and/or the fact that just because he's good at making people laugh [[MoneyDearBoy doesn't mean he likes doing it.]] Or the [[BewareTheNiceOnes mob connections]] that got him banned from Canada as of 1995.[[note]]All rumors, of course.[[/note]]


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Very much on the Idealistic end.



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** ''Film/JourneyToTheWestTheDemonsStrikeBack''


* RuleOfFunny: Widely considered the TropeCodifier for Hongkong cinema.

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* RuleOfFunny: Widely considered the TropeCodifier for Hongkong cinema.

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Hong Kong cinema.
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