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From Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, to Jet Li and Donnie Yen, Chinese-language martial arts movies have been popularised by some of the greatest action icons in cinema history....more
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Jackie Chan was born on
7 April 1954
and has performed in more than 150 films
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Jet Li Lianjie shot to fame in mainland China in
1982
in the film Shaolin Temple, but it was his role in Once Upon a Time in China series that made him a star across Asia
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Bruce Lee was born on
27 November 1940
He was just 32 when he died on July 20, 1973, in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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