Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.

It's a tribute, not an ad, says Bruce Lee's daughter

It's a tribute, not an ad, says Bruce Lee's daughter

In an exclusive interview with the Post, Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee has responded to criticism, saying that a recent Johnnie Walkie ad starring her father's likeness is meant to be a tribute

Friday, 12 July, 2013, 7:47am 7 comments

Bruce Lee whisky advert branded a disgrace

A likeness of Bruce Lee stars in a new advertisement. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A new advertisement for the China region features sophisticated computer graphics that re-create Lee’s likeness, painting a portrait of the late actor as he strolls atop a balcony in Hong Kong with the city skyline behind him. As he walks, Lee faces the camera and gives a short speech.

4 Sep 2013 - 6:36pm 14 comments

Hip hop's tie-in to Bruce Lee

Fred Brathwaite (Fab Five Freddy) and Chan Kwong-yan (MC Yan) at opening night of "Kung Fu Wildstyle" at Lincoln Centre in New York. Photo: Julie Cunnah

Featuring 12 graffiti-styled illustrations of Lee, "Kung Fu Wildstyle" debuted in Hong Kong last autumn, then made its way to Shanghai to start the year, and is now on exhibit at Lincoln Centre in New York until July 15.

7 Jul 2013 - 8:37pm

Enter the Dragon star Jim Kelly dies at age 67

Jim Kelly

Actor Jim Kelly, who played an afro-wearing American martial artist in Enter the Dragon with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishman, Kelly's ex-wife, said he died on Saturday of cancer at his home in California.

2 Jul 2013 - 3:00am

Bruce Lee show could grow into permanent exhibit

Leisure and Cultural services director Betty Fung. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The largest Bruce Lee exhibition yet staged in Hong Kong could become permanent if fans or acquaintances of the late kung fu star come forward and donate enough mementoes.

27 Jun 2013 - 5:22am 1 comment

Bruce Lee's contract will help activists

Pedro Chan hopes the money from the contract signed by Bruce Lee will help activists. Photo: David Wong

Surviving Chinese "comfort women" who were forced into sex during the Japanese invasion of China will be among the beneficiaries of the auction of a movie contract signed by late kung fu hero Bruce Lee.

15 May 2013 - 4:01am

Bruce Lee's Green Hornet contract to be sold off to fund Diaoyu dispute

Kung fu hero Bruce Lee

Diaoyu activists are auctioning off the supposed initial contract signed by kung fu hero Bruce Lee for the 1960s TV series The Green Hornet which propelled him to stardom.

26 Apr 2013 - 10:06am

Who said it?

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun

In the face of a very wrong government, after peaceful means have completely failed … the people can even revolt

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun backs Occupy Central


It really was Bruce Lee who put Hong Kong on the map. He was the one who brought Hong Kong and Hollywood together

Writer Matthew Polly


20 Apr 2013 - 3:23am

American who idolised Bruce Lee and trained at Shaolin writing star's biography

Martial arts expert Matthew Polly in front of a statue of Bruce Lee in Tsim Sha Tsui. Polly, who dropped out of Princeton to become a Shaolin apprentice, is writing the late star's biography. Photo: Edward Wong

Matthew Polly knows about being an introvert and an extrovert. When it's suggested he must be an extrovert, he doesn't deny it but confesses he used to be a skinny, nerdy boy, always too shy and geeky to communicate. Back then, he found it was always the suave and outgoing people who tended to lead or become popular among girls in the US, and he wanted to be one of them.

20 Apr 2013 - 3:37am

Talking points

Defence ministry publishes white paper

Defence ministry publishes white paper

16 Apr 2013 - 3:27am

Bruce Lee and the Hong Kong film industry

Bruce Lee (top right) in a scene from Enter in Dragon (1973); a scene (bottom) from the movie A Queen's Ransom (1976)

Hong Kong's studios have relied on the international market to bolster profits since its first golden age in the 1930s. Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and pre-1950 mainland China were the chief "foreign" consumers of Hong Kong's Mandarin, Cantonese and other productions, but distribution globally, apart from Chinatowns in the US, was elusive until the rise of kung fu in general and Bruce Lee in particular.

26 Mar 2013 - 10:13am

Enter the long-awaited Bruce Lee show

The Bruce Lee exhibition will include a documentary and interviews.

More than 100 items of memorabilia telling the life story of late kung fu legend Bruce Lee will go on display for the first time in July. The five-year Bruce Lee exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin is the result of efforts by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department after a plan to convert the star's former home into a museum fell through.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster premieres in Beijing

The Grandmaster stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s long-awaited martial arts film The Grandmaster was shown in public for the first time in Beijing on Sunday, after more than six years in production.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

City Digest, November 26, 2012

Tycoon wants to see Lee memorial in his life

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

What the local media says

Bruce Lee's former Kowloon Tong home. Photo: Felix Wong

Sunday, Apple Daily

Shenzhen retailers keep yuan low to draw HK customers

27 Oct 2012 - 3:14am