Wong Fei-hung vs Wong Fei-hung

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 July, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 July, 1993, 12:00am

JET LI Age: 30. Height: 1.67 m. Li is quite stocky, a head shorter than Chiu at least, but that can be taken care of on-screen. Looks: The Beijing-born star appears reasonably handsome in the movies but in truth he isn't much of a looker. He has sparse eyebrows and a worsening acne condition - but nothing make up can't cure though.

Acting: Li has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. In his last film, Last Hero of China, he showed more confidence and poise. Pugilistic skills: He is a master of multiple flying kicks in mid-air. Aficionados say his ability to lift his right leg perpendicular to the ground and hold it there for minutes is enough to have women fans drooling.

Love life as Wong Fei-hung: He is very much a square. It took him three Once Upon a Time in Chinas before he could muster enough courage to propose to Rosamund Kwan's character, Aunt Thirteen. Star forecast: Li's fortune teller has predicted many more successful years and that is good enough for us.

Verdict: Indisputably still the best person to play Wong Fei-hung.