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.

Our hero forever

A self-made man

Every so often, people become cultural icons. Think about Mother Theresa, Princess Diana and Jim Henson, for example. They all left their marks on the world in their unique way.


Wednesday, 1 December, 2010, 12:00am

The day Bruce Lee lifted the lid on an anniversary surprise

To celebrate the 70th birthday of Bruce Lee today, LoDown met legendary broadcaster Robert Chua, who has fond memories of his late, great friend.

He reminisced about the time when the world's most famous kung fu star appeared on TVB's variety show Enjoy Yourself Tonight - Chua's most successful brainchild - to celebrate its fifth anniversary in 1972.

27 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Bruce Lee, My Brother

Starring: Aarif Rahman, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Christy Chung Lai-tai, MC Jin Directors: Raymond Yip Wai-man and Manfred Wong Category: IIA (Cantonese and English)

When Bruce Lee, My Brother begins, the titular character is nowhere to be seen. In fact, there's hardly anyone in the film's opening sequence.

25 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Return of the dragon

Back in the 1970s and 80s, many Chinese kids wanted to be just like Bruce Lee. The martial arts movie star had put kung fu on the world map - and he looked mighty cool doing it.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Full-on promotion for first Bruce Lee film sanctioned by his family

The awkwardly titled Bruce Lee, My Brother - the first film based on the late martial arts icon's life to be officially sanctioned by the Lee family - is now being promoted around town.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The buzz

Anniversaries are funny things. While husbands forget them at their peril and youngsters wish away the days leading up to their birthdays, anniversaries also affirm how far we have come, our important victories and also our good fortune.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

In Brief

Girl, 13, raped by four men after drinking beer, court told

17 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

It's time we gave Bruce Lee his just deserts

Mention Bruce Lee anywhere in the world and chances are the martial arts and movie icon's name will ring a bell. Few people have done more to put Hong Kong's culture and image on the global map. Indeed, there are Bruce Lee memorials scattered around the world.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

And the winner is ...

A team of architects from Hong Kong have beaten contestants from the mainland and overseas in a competition to find ideas on how to best restore late martial arts superstar Bruce Lee's home.

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Return of the dragon

A website for Bruce Lee was launched last month by the late martial arts superstar's daughter after she reacquired merchandising rights from Universal Studios.

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Designs flood in for Bruce Lee museum

A competition to design a Bruce Lee museum at the late kung fu star's former Kowloon Tong home has attracted more than 160 submissions from Hong Kong and overseas.

17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Stephen Au Kam-tong

Stephen Au Kam-tong is arguably one of the most visible actors in Hong Kong today. He's a mainstay in Off Pedder, TVB Jade's hit sitcom, and star of The Caveman, a stage play on its third re-run now at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Jockey Club Auditorium.

2 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Contest opens for ideas to turn Bruce Lee's home into star draw

If you have an idea of how Bruce Lee's former home in Kowloon Tong should look, there is now a rapt audience that wants to hear all about it.

An international competition seeking ideas to restore the star's former home kicked off yesterday on the 36th anniversary of his untimely death - even if the funding and schedule for such works have yet to be finalised.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Film trailer marks anniversary

Bruce Lee's former home has yet to be turned into a public memorial, but a nine-minute trailer of a film was premiered yesterday as an alternative way to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the legend's death.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Martial arts legend honoured in exhibition

This year marks the 36th anniversary of the death of martial arts great Bruce Lee. With this in mind, martial arts master W Wong Yiu-keung, chairman of the Bruce Lee Club, is holding an exhibition to share his passion and respect for the star.

15 Jul 2009 - 12:00am