Bruce Lee in a still from Game of Death, the movie he was filming when he died in 1973. If he were stlll alive, the martial arts icon would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on November 27, 2022. Photo: Criterion Collection.
Bruce Lee in a still from Game of Death, the movie he was filming when he died in 1973. If he were stlll alive, the martial arts icon would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on November 27, 2022. Photo: Criterion Collection.

Happy birthday Bruce Lee: 7 things about the martial arts icon you may not know, from his love of samurai films to wanting more comic scenes

  • Born on November 27, 1940, the martial arts icon, while super serious about his acting, had wanted to add more comedy to his films – and shoot period movies
  • And while he preferred to do his own fight choreography, Lee got on well with a young Sammo Hung, then a stuntman, on Enter the Dragon and The Game of Death

Bruce Lee in a still from Game of Death, the movie he was filming when he died in 1973. If he were stlll alive, the martial arts icon would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on November 27, 2022. Photo: Criterion Collection.
Bruce Lee in a still from Game of Death, the movie he was filming when he died in 1973. If he were stlll alive, the martial arts icon would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on November 27, 2022. Photo: Criterion Collection.
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