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Jet Li

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Jet Li (Chinese name is Li Lianjie), born 26th April 1963, is one of the biggest name in martial arts today, easily surpassing the likes of Jackie Chan etc. His film biography is  very impressive, with a large collection of Kung Fu and Hollywood films.

What is most impressive about Li's career though is his martial arts beginnings. Li started training in Wushu in Beijing at the age of 8, and by the age of 12 was national champion (in the adult's championship!) He was 5-time champion by the end of his competing career, retiring at the humble age of 19 to concentrate on his acting career. 

Li's film list is a testimony to his ability to be in both Kung Fu and Hollywood films. He has worked with the biggest names in Hollywood, and starred in some of the best Kung Fu films of recent times.

For a full list of Li's films, see here.

Some of Li's greatest films include:

  • Fearless
  • Once Upon a Time in China
  • Hero
  • The Expendables
  • Lethal Weapon 4
  • Kiss of the Dragon
  • The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Unleashed


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