Let's toast a real hero

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 October, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 October, 2005, 12:00am

Congrats to Hong Kong film producer extraordinaire Bill Kong (pictured) who has been selected as one of Asia's Heroes in the new edition of Time Magazine (Asia). Kong is recognised for championing films such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero and House Of Flying Daggers and bringing them to an international audience. The article notes, at one point in Crouching Tiger's struggles to find financing, Kong put in some of his own cash. The payoff was obviously worth it.

Other Asian heroes include celebrity chef Nobu and China's first American Idol-esque winner Li Yuchun.