With his penchant for playing villains and "damaged" characters, actor Anthony Wong Chau-sun, 43, has earned a reputation as the angry man of the local film industry. Or perhaps that's because he likes to vent with his hard rock band. After 160 movies, including "Hard Boiled," "Infernal Affairs," and "The Medallion," and more than 10 acting awards, he stars in the long-awaited local blockbuster, "Initial D." He talks to Yvonne Young at Jia boutique hotel. In the 1960s, English-Chinese mixed-race people like me were regarded as bastards. Now they're all models. If I were born 20 years later I would be very loved and rich. My father left when I was four years old. I tried to look for him once out of curiosity, and when I failed, I was filled with rage at him. Now it means nothing. Not having a dad made me confused about what a man should be. I had no notion of what it meant to be a husband or father. I lived with my mother in the staircase of a pre-war building in Wan Chai. She taught me how important it was not to be poor. Everyone criticizes me for condemning Hong Kong and creating a bad image for the city. How can that be possible? I pour scorn on Li Ka-shing all the time and he's still rich. I used to love Hong Kong, I had hopes for it and that's why I was constantly critical. Now I hate it. The success of a place depends on the young generation. Look around, couples are hugging teddy bears in the street - what hope do we have? Of course expats love Hong Kong. We have this colonial mentality of thinking of Westerners as superior, so they live in Mid-Levels. Westerners in Shanghai and Beijing wear rags and flip-flops. I used to love Western girls for their charisma, but my ideal woman is my Chinese wife, who's taken care of my son for nine years. Women are such smart creatures. I am picky about choosing my friends and they are mostly women. I love acting. It is a state of freedom. One needs to identify and represent a character without detaching completely from your own mind. When you act in Hong Kong you must accommodate the other actors. If you are supporting a bad lead actor it's not appropriate to perform your best. On the mainland, if you do not act well you're dead, because the others make an extra effort to make you look worse. You become a big loser on the big screen. The local film industry is impotent. You blame bootlegs? I have a lot at home. The question is whether the film is worth watching in the theater. If bootlegs are the cause of the plunge in box office takings, why did "Infernal Affairs" bank $55 million and "Kung Fu Hustle" $60 million? Why would Hollywood want our actors? Are you kidding? Just because some big producers stop by the city, attend some parties and say, "Hey, we should keep in touch," doesn't mean you're recognized. Kenneth Tsang is my favorite actor, but not because of his cameo roles in Hollywood. I'll go to Hollywood... Hollywood Road. I like London. Every road and building has its own character and story. I also admire the architectural elegance of France and Italy, but I can't relate to them. I feel the most alienated here: Hong Kong loves demolishing its own memories. I never watch local TV and read local magazines. I enjoy regarding myself as a foreigner. I don't vent my emotions. When I don't feel well, I ask myself whether I'm hungry or tired. Then I'll either eat or sleep. I have a vision of myself in my 70s, with dried-up skin and my wrinkles more apparent than my features, walking slowly along the street with a cane. Now I exercise and I'm young. I'm a very happy man.