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John Woo

John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.


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Born:
Sep 22, 1946 In Guangzhou, China
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie Accidentally 1968-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Ken San 2016-08-20
Known For
Poster of The Founding of a Republic
Poster of Twin Dragons
Poster of Bullet in the Head
Poster of A Better Tomorrow
Filmography
Movie Ken San Himself 2016-08-20
Movie Kurosawa's Way Himself 2011-05-13
Movie Beginning of the Great Revival 林森 2011-06-23
Movie How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Movie The Founding of a Republic 国军军官 2009-09-17
Movie Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki Unknown 2008-03-11
Movie A Century of Light and Shadow Himself 2005-01-01
Movie Crossings: John Woo Unknown 2004-06-20
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Wu Xia Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu Himself 2003-01-01
Movie The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Movie Kurosawa: The Last Emperor Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema Himself 1998-06-04
Movie Jackie Chan: My Story Himself 1998-07-17
Movie Task Force 1997-01-01
Movie Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Movie Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Hard Boiled Barman 1992-04-16
Movie Twin Dragons Priest 1992-01-15
Movie The Banquet Man on stairs 1991-11-30
Movie Bullet in the Head Policeman 1990-08-17
Movie Rebel from China Kwong 1990-10-25
Movie Sunset in Paris 1989-06-14
Movie Starry Is the Night Father Fan 1988-10-13
Movie The Thirty Million Dollar Rush Ling's Husband 1987-07-02
Movie A Better Tomorrow Taiwanese Investigator 1986-08-02
Movie From Riches to Rags [cameo] 1980-07-10
Movie Itchy Fingers Triad boss on lorry 1979-01-26
Movie Follow the Star Miss Chen's father 1978-02-04
Movie Hand of Death Zhang Yi 1976-07-15
Movie The Young Dragons Message deliverer 1975-12-09
Movie The Mandarin Unknown 1973-06-28
Movie Accidentally Young Man 1968-01-01
Movie Dead Knot Unknown 1968-01-01