The time has come for golden oldies to put their best face forward

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 02 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 02 April, 2011, 12:00am


Action stars way past their prime seem to have found a new lease on life. No work on the silver screen? Try advertising for watches. Jobs are still aplenty, it seems.

Described as 'an internationally acclaimed movie star, Chinese martial arts champion, philanthropist and social sector leader', Jet Li (far right) is now a 'legendary ambassador for Hublot', the boutique watch.

And Sammo Hung (right) is posing for Roamer, the Swiss watch. Kung fu seems to be the common theme.

But why watches? That seems to be one of life's great mysteries. Perhaps old men need to tell the time while fantasising about their younger fighting days. It seems no washed-up kung fu stars are too old for a piece of the action, or the timepiece.