Gordon Liu (right) in a still from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, the 1978 film in which he played a bald-headed monk and which made his name as a martial arts actor.
Gordon Liu (right) in a still from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, the 1978 film in which he played a bald-headed monk and which made his name as a martial arts actor.

How Gordon Liu became a martial arts superstar thanks to Shaw Brothers movies like Dirty Ho and The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter

  • Liu made his name as the bald-headed monk in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin in 1978 and went on to appear in several acclaimed Shaw Brothers movies
  • Cast later by Quentin Tarantino in the Kill Bill films, Liu was an elegant fighter who learned kung fu from martial arts choreographer Lau Kar-leung’s father

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
Gordon Liu (right) in a still from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, the 1978 film in which he played a bald-headed monk and which made his name as a martial arts actor.
Gordon Liu (right) in a still from The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, the 1978 film in which he played a bald-headed monk and which made his name as a martial arts actor.
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