Jet Li in a still from Romeo Must Die (2000), the first Hollywood film in which the Chinese martial arts actor played the lead role.
Jet Li in a still from Romeo Must Die (2000), the first Hollywood film in which the Chinese martial arts actor played the lead role.

Jet Li in Hollywood: how the martial arts superstar fared in America with films like Romeo Must Die and The One

  • Li joined an exodus to Hollywood of Hong Kong movie talent in the late 1990s that included Jackie Chan, John Woo, and Chow Yun-fat
  • He made enjoyable action movies such as Romeo Must Die, but never got the chance to show the full range of his kung fu skills or his acting chops there

Jet Li in a still from Romeo Must Die (2000), the first Hollywood film in which the Chinese martial arts actor played the lead role.
Jet Li in a still from Romeo Must Die (2000), the first Hollywood film in which the Chinese martial arts actor played the lead role.
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