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Creator / Robin Shou

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He knows Mortal Kombat.

Robin Shou (仇雲波, born July 17, 1960 in Hong Kong) is a martial artist, actor and stuntman, best known for his role as Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat: The Movie and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Prior to his success in Hollywood, Shou frequently appeared in low-budget Hong Kong films, usually B-movies alongside Yukari Oshima and Alex Fong.

Besides acting, Shou is also an accomplished stunt choreographer and trainer who is trained in Kenpo karate, wushu, kung fu, and sanda.

He has an official website that details his life and career here.

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Robin Shou's work provides examples of:

  • Cast the Expert: He was a working stuntman and proficient in kung fu before he was cast as Liu Kang. In fact, he was friends with Ho Sung-Pak, Liu Kang's actor in the first two Mortal Kombat games.
  • Casting Gag: Before becoming an actor, he was a hired bodyguard in Hong Kong in his early years. In the film In The Line Of Duty III: Force Of The Dragon, he plays an unnamed bodyguard who quits after his boss mistreats him.
  • Friendship on the Set:
  • Mr. Fanservice: In Forbidden Nights, in the scenes where Liang is in Judith's apartment after taking a bath, he wears a Modesty Towel. He also goes shirtless for the final battle in Mortal Kombat: The Movie.
  • '90s Hair: While filming The Most Wanted, he didn't cut his hair and kept the mullet when auditioning for Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat: The Movie. He also carried said style with him into Beverly Hills Ninja as Gobei.
  • Typecasting: His characters in Tiger Cage II, Long Arm of the Law 3, the Death Race remake trilogy, and Sleeping Dogs are either connected to the triads or have backgrounds as hired assassins.


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David walks into a trap

David arrives to Uncle Chiu's office to deliver back to Chiu the missing money. In the office are Chiu and Waise Chow. David asks of Chiu to judge the money and hold Waise responsible for setting up the robbery. Unfortunately, Waise has already dealt with Chiu... and David realizes too late that he's next.

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