From left, Hong Kong screen idols Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leslie Cheung and Aaron Kwok. Photos: SCMP, In-Gear Films, SCMP From left, Hong Kong screen idols Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leslie Cheung and Aaron Kwok. Photos: SCMP, In-Gear Films, SCMP
From left, Hong Kong screen idols Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leslie Cheung and Aaron Kwok. Photos: SCMP, In-Gear Films, SCMP

Before BTS and K-drama, Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun-fat and Tony Leung were Asia’s hottest stars – who were the leading men of Hong Kong cinema’s golden age?

Wong Kar-wai and John Woo are among the directors who helped make these award-winning actors and Canto-pop stars famous in classic 80s and 90s films such as Hard Boiled, Days of Being Wild, Bullet in the Head, Infernal Affairs and Farewell, My Concubine

Topic |   Asian cinema: Hong Kong film
From left, Hong Kong screen idols Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leslie Cheung and Aaron Kwok. Photos: SCMP, In-Gear Films, SCMP From left, Hong Kong screen idols Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leslie Cheung and Aaron Kwok. Photos: SCMP, In-Gear Films, SCMP
From left, Hong Kong screen idols Tony Leung Ka-fai, Leslie Cheung and Aaron Kwok. Photos: SCMP, In-Gear Films, SCMP
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