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.

Coming soon: Bruce Lee's daughter kick-starts plans for Hong Kong legend's official biopic

Bruce Lee's incredible martial arts moves are what most of his fans remember. His daughter Shannon Lee says his official biopic will explore other aspects of his life, such as his art and philosophies. Photo: SCMP

Two rival biopics of Hong Kong kung-fu legend Bruce Lee are in development in Hollywood, after Lee's daughter announced the family was developing a definitive big-screen version of his life.

Sunday, 1 March, 2015, 3:42am 4 comments

Bruce Lee 'Game of Death' jumpsuit up for auction

Anna Lee shows off Bruce Lee’s jumpsuit. Photo: Edward Wong

Bruce Lee fans will have another chance to get their hands on the martial arts legend's property at a Hong Kong auction later this week - but aficionados hinted that their appetite for all things Bruce may be wearing thin.

Spink China expects the 14 items offered by an anonymous seller who works in the Hollywood film industry to fetch HK$1 million in Thursday's sale.

3 Dec 2013 - 10:02am 2 comments

Bruce Lee's best moves

Bruce Lee's best moves

'The Way of the Intercepting Fist': Also known as jeet kune do, it is a hybrid of different martial arts and philosopies founded by Lee. It promotes minimalism in combat and fluidity. As Lee had suggested, one should "be water".

12 Sep 2013 - 10:33am

Time for a Bruce Lee museum

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is without doubt Hong Kong's most famous son. The 40th anniversary today of the untimely death of the martial arts legend and movie star is being marked by fans around the world, proving the strength of his enduring appeal. Despite his iconic status, though, it is odd that the only fixed reminder of him in our city has been a bronze statue on the harbourfront in Tsim Sha Tsui. Admirers are to be commended for resolutely beginning the work of righting the wrong.

20 Jul 2013 - 3:17am 1 comment

Bruce Lee's legacy leaves a family divided

Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon with a poster promoting her father's memorial exhibition at the Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Photo: AP

As an exhibition opens to mark the 40th anniversary of the kung fu icon's death, his relatives are still at odds over the rights to his enduring legend.

20 Jul 2013 - 4:20am 3 comments

Bruce Lee exhibition celebrates the kung fu legend's life

Shannon Lee attends the exhibition. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The Bruce Lee legend is brought to life in a museum exhibition that opens today, the 40th anniversary of the kung fu star's passing. His daughter Shannon, president of the Bruce Lee Foundation, said the show brought back memories of her father.

20 Jul 2013 - 4:22am 1 comment

A bit of Bruce Lee in all of us

Bruce Lee statue at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui

A few times a year, I catch the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and take a walk along the Kowloon waterfront. I walk past the clock tower, past the rising south face of the Cultural Centre, past the line of photograph stalls with the best views of the harbour and the fine diners inside the InterContinental. I walk past the handprints of movie stars that dot the promenade, and keep walking until a familiar bronze figure comes into focus, a lean body with limbs bent in anticipation, that seems to sway even though it is frozen.

20 Jul 2013 - 3:17am 1 comment

Video: How Bruce Lee learned to fight

Ip Man with Bruce Lee

Speaking to the South China Morning Post this week, grandmaster Ip Man's son opens up about the relationship between his father and the man who brought martial arts to the global stage. 

20 Jul 2013 - 12:41pm 1 comment

Shannon Lee mobbed as she opens Bruce Lee exhibition in Hong Kong

Shannon Lee, right, at the opening of an exhibition in her late father's memory. Photo: Vivienne Chow

SCMP reporter Vivienne Chow tweets live from the "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu, Art, Life" preview in Hong Kong. 

20 Jul 2013 - 12:14am 1 comment

New book recalls memories of Bruce Lee by those who worked with him

Chaplin Chang‚ who worked on two of Bruce Lee's films and has now published a book about him, alongside the star's statue in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Dickson Lee

Like Marilyn Monroe and James Dean, Lee left a legacy and an idealised image of who he was. Yet he was all too human - he swore at his boss, boasted about his prowess and threatened to kill those who challenged him.

15 Jul 2013 - 9:01am

Fans can follow the 'Bruce Lee Way' with Hong Kong memorial trail

Bruce Lee relaxes in a parking lot at Ocean Terminal on a day Golden Harvest took stars on cruise liner tour in 1972. Photo: SCMP

A memorial trail covering movie star Bruce Lee's connection to Hong Kong will kick off this weekend, as part of a series of events marking the 40th anniversary of his death this year.

15 Jul 2013 - 9:01am

Bruce Lee fan club looks to overseas

Wong Yiu-keung, Chairman of Bruce Lee Club. Photo: Oliver Tsang

The Bruce Lee Club is planning its first exhibition overseas, set to be held later this year in Malaysia. Hew Kuan-yau, a Malaysian and the planning and research director for the club, said a formal event for fans in Malaysia to remember the kung fu legend was long overdue.

15 Jul 2013 - 4:51am

Bruce Lee whisky advert becomes a call for Occupy Central

Artist Kacey Wong felt that the content of a recent Bruce Lee ad would be better for Occupy Central. Photo: SCMP

A Hong Kong artist has turned a recent alcohol endorsement that uses Bruce Lee's likeness into an affirmation of Occupy Central.

12 Jul 2013 - 5:29pm 2 comments

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

12 Jul 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