Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – but what is the legend’s real legacy? Photo: Sony Entertainment Pictures Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – but what is the legend’s real legacy? Photo: Sony Entertainment Pictures
Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – but what is the legend’s real legacy? Photo: Sony Entertainment Pictures
Douglas Parkes
Opinion

Opinion

Douglas Parkes

Does Bruce Lee’s legacy have a dark side? His peerless kung fu paved the way for Jackie Chan and Jet Li, but that violent image may have typecast Asian action stars forever

He inspires millions to this day, but Lee’s legend has a dark side probed by Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – can the martial arts icon’s hyper-violent, highly fetishised image really be blamed for holding Asian actors back in Hollywood?

Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – but what is the legend’s real legacy? Photo: Sony Entertainment Pictures Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – but what is the legend’s real legacy? Photo: Sony Entertainment Pictures
Mike Moh plays Bruce Lee in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – but what is the legend’s real legacy? Photo: Sony Entertainment Pictures
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Douglas Parkes

Douglas Parkes

Commissioning Editor at SCMP, Douglas focuses on education topics. Having lived and worked in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong, he is also experienced in writing about a wide range of lifestyle subjects including bars and drinks, film, travel and music.