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Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer-songwriter, actor, film director, record producer, and screenwriter. Cheung is considered one of the "founding fathers of Cantopop" by "combining a hugely successful film and music career." He rose to prominence as a teen heartthrob and pop icon of Hong Kong in the 1980s, with the turning point in his acting career coming in 1986 with his starring role in John Woo's A Better Tomorrow, which broke Hong Kong's box office record. In the following years Cheung was praised for his performances in films which found popularity with audiences worldwide, including A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), Rouge (1987) and Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild (1991). Cheung won the 1991 Hong Kong Film Award (Days of Being Wild) and the 1994 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award (Ashes of Time) for best actor. He had also won the 1994 Japan Film Critics Society Award for best actor for his performance in Farewell My Concubine and ten other best actor nominations, five Golden Horse Awards, three Cannes Film Festival Awards, an Asia Pacific Film Festival Award, and a Venice Film Festival Award. Cheung's music and movies not only captured fans in Hong Kong but also other Asian countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and South Korea. He is the first foreign artist to hold 16 concerts in Japan that has yet to be broken and the record holder as the best-selling C-pop artist in Korea. Cheung was ranked as the favorite actor in the 100 years of Chinese cinema. In 2010, he was voted the third "Most Iconic Musician of All Time" (after Michael Jackson and The Beatles). CNN considered Cheung as the "Most Beautiful Man from Hong Kong Cinema" and one of "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time."

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Sep 12, 1956 In Hong Kong, China
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber 1978-01-19
Latest Project:
Movie Inner Senses 2002-12-31
Known For
Poster of Farewell My Concubine
Poster of Days of Being Wild
Poster of A Chinese Ghost Story
Poster of 侬本多情
Movie Inner Senses Jim Law 2002-12-31
Movie Double Tap Rick Y.H.Pang 2000-05-27
Movie Okinawa Rendez-vous Jimmy Tong 2000-07-28
Movie Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing Passion Tour 2000 Unknown 2000-09-08
Movie From Ashes to Ashes Lawrence 2000-08-01
Movie Buenos Aires Zero Degree: The Making of Happy Together Himself / Ho Po-wing 1999-01-01
Movie Moonlight Express Tatsuya Misawa / Shek Karbo 1999-01-01
Movie Left Right Love Destiny 阿Sam 1999-10-10
Movie Shanghai Story Unknown 1999-11-18
Movie The Kid Wing 1999-10-14
Movie Ninth Happiness Unknown 1998-02-14
Movie Anna Magdalena Editor 1998-05-28
Movie Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema Himself 1998-06-04
Movie Happy Together Ho Po-wing 1997-05-30
Movie Tri-Star Father Zhong Guo Qiang 1996-02-15
Movie Temptress Moon Yu Zhongliang 1996-05-09
Movie Who's the Man, Who's the Woman Sam Koo Gai Ming 1996-06-24
Movie Viva Erotica Sing 1996-11-28
Movie Shanghai Grand Hui Man Keung 1996-07-13
Movie The Chinese Feast Chiu Kong Sun 1995-01-28
Movie The Phantom Lover Unknown 1995-07-22
Movie It's a Wonderful Life Roberto 1994-02-06
Movie He's a Woman, She's a Man Sam Koo Gai Ming 1994-07-23
Movie Over the Rainbow, Under the Skirt Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Long and Winding Road Lam Chiu-Wing 1994-08-04
Movie Ashes of Time Ouyang Feng / Malicious West 1994-09-16
Movie The Eagle Shooting Heroes Huang Yao Shih 1993-02-05
Movie All's Well End's Well, Too David Copper Feel 1993-01-20
Movie The Bride with White Hair Cho Yi Hang 1993-08-26
Movie Farewell My Concubine Xiaodouzi 1993-10-26
Movie The Bride with White Hair 2 Cho Yi Hang 1993-12-22
Movie All's Well, Ends Well Shang So 1992-01-25
Movie Arrest the Restless Unknown 1992-05-14
Movie Once a Thief Jim 1991-02-02
Movie The Banquet Himself/Little B-head 1991-11-30
Movie Days of Being Wild Yuddy 1990-12-15
Movie A Chinese Ghost Story II Ning Choi San 1990-07-13
Movie Aces Go Places V: The Terracotta Hit Brother Tief 1989-01-01
Movie 张国荣告别演唱会 Unknown 1989-04-01
Movie Sunset in Paris Unknown 1989-06-14
Movie Fatal Love Chi Ken Wing 1988-08-11
Movie Rouge Chan Chen-Pang 1987-01-07
Movie A Chinese Ghost Story Ling Choi Sin 1987-07-18
Movie A Better Tomorrow II Kit 1987-12-17
Movie Last Song in Paris Louie 1986-04-10
Movie A Better Tomorrow Kit 1986-08-02
Movie The Intellectual Trio Inspector Chan Wing 1985-06-06
Movie Crazy Romance Leslie Cheung 1985-08-01
Movie For Your Heart Only Piggy Chan 1985-07-09
Movie Behind the Yellow Line Paul Chan 1984-10-03
Series 侬本多情 Unknown 1984-06-28
Movie Double Decker Eddie 1984-12-07
Movie Merry Christmas John 1984-12-12
Movie The Drummer Unknown 1983-03-16
Movie Little Dragon Maiden Yang Guo / Yang Kang 1983-02-12
Movie First Time Unknown 1983-05-12
Movie Teenage Dreamers Jackson Chen 1982-03-24
Movie Nomad Louis 1982-11-25
Movie Energetic-21 Unknown 1982-09-30
Movie Job Hunter Wing 1981-08-26
Series 浮生六劫 Unknown 1980-02-06
Series 大内群英续集 (1980) Unknown 1980-10-13
Movie 歲月河山之我家的女人 Unknown 1980-04-20
Series Dynasty Unknown 1980-06-16
Movie Encore Unknown 1980-10-02
Movie Erotic Dream of the Red Chamber Jia Baoyu 1978-01-19
Movie Dog Bites Dog Bone Unknown 1978-06-14