Stephen Chow (left) and Ng Man-tat in a still from Royal Tramp. Critics called Chow 
 “the finest Hong Kong comedian of his generation” and “Hong Kong’s hottest actor” of the 1990s.
Stephen Chow (left) and Ng Man-tat in a still from Royal Tramp. Critics called Chow “the finest Hong Kong comedian of his generation” and “Hong Kong’s hottest actor” of the 1990s.

Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle were not the films that made the Hong Kong comedian famous – so which ones did?

  • Jackie Chan? No – Hong Kong’s biggest movie star of the early 1990s was comedian Stephen Chow Sing-chi, who consistently struck box-office gold with his films
  • Critics called him ‘the finest Hong Kong comedian of his generation’, ‘Hong Kong’s hottest actor’ – and some of the phrases he coined are still used today

Stephen Chow (left) and Ng Man-tat in a still from Royal Tramp. Critics called Chow 
 “the finest Hong Kong comedian of his generation” and “Hong Kong’s hottest actor” of the 1990s.
Stephen Chow (left) and Ng Man-tat in a still from Royal Tramp. Critics called Chow “the finest Hong Kong comedian of his generation” and “Hong Kong’s hottest actor” of the 1990s.
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