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Creator / Chow Yun-fat

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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 (周潤發, born May 18, 1955 in Hong Kong) is an actor and a native of Hong Kong. He came to the attention of Eastern audiences for his role in Heroic Bloodshed movies by director John Woo. He came to the attention of Western audiences after his role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

He frequently played honorable badasses and tragic heroes in Asia, but is unfortunately typecast into stereotypical "Asian" roles in Hollywood films.

In 1999, Chow was voted as the most handsome action star in the world. It's not hard to see why.

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