Chow Yun-fat and Jodie Foster in a still from “Anna and the King”. The Hong Kong actor’s hope it would lead to him landing more leading roles in Hollywood and expand his range did not come to fruition. Photo: SCMP
Chow Yun-fat and Jodie Foster in a still from “Anna and the King”. The Hong Kong actor’s hope it would lead to him landing more leading roles in Hollywood and expand his range did not come to fruition. Photo: SCMP

‘Finally, I don’t need a gun to make a living’: Chow Yun-fat in America, and why The Killer star’s Hollywood hopes were dashed

  • American producers woke up to Chow Yun-fat’s potential after the success of Hong Kong action film The Killer, and he moved to Hollywood to try his luck there
  • After two so-so action films he had hopes for Anna and the King yet, ironically, Chinese-language Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was his lone US-produced hit

Chow Yun-fat and Jodie Foster in a still from “Anna and the King”. The Hong Kong actor’s hope it would lead to him landing more leading roles in Hollywood and expand his range did not come to fruition. Photo: SCMP
Chow Yun-fat and Jodie Foster in a still from “Anna and the King”. The Hong Kong actor’s hope it would lead to him landing more leading roles in Hollywood and expand his range did not come to fruition. Photo: SCMP
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