Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.
The martial arts legend remains one of the best-known Chinese celebrities, yet the city where Lee lived, worked and died has long held his memory at something of a distance.
Bruce Lee’s death in 1973 was put down to brain swelling, but there was always doubt as to what exactly killed the martial arts actor. We recall four leading theories advanced in the years since he died.
In the 50 years since his death, the martial arts actor has been portrayed by a variety of actors in biopics fake and real, ‘Bruceploitation’ rip-offs, and fantasies. Will Mason Lee at last do Lee justice in Ang Lee’s biopic?
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bruce Lee’s death, Hong Kong actor and avid fan Stephen Au will show lost fight scenes of the martial artist, among other memorabilia, during talks in Vancouver.
The pop-up exhibition will feature items from popular culture related to the star while a day camp will be held for 30 lucky primary school pupils.
In One More Chance, an old-fashioned human drama that may or may not be inspired by Bruce Lee’s teaching, Chow Yun-fat plays a down-on-his-luck gambler who discovers he has a son.
Bruce Lee’s untimely death led to a raft of copycat films, starring lookalike actors with similar names, from Bruce Li to Dragon Lee. 50 years later, documentary maker David Gregory has made a film about them.
Enter the Dragon made Bruce Lee a household name upon its release in 1973. It remains the late martial arts idol’s most popular work, but was it his masterpiece? Experts weigh in.
Shannon Lee, daughter of Bruce Lee and actress Anna May Wong’s niece Anna Wong talk about how the actors paved the way for Asians in Hollywood, and the pain of the ‘horrible tropes’ they had to endure.
From the film that changed everything to fighting with fists instead of swords, girl power and the birth of a legend, milestones in the development of Hong Kong martial arts cinema.
The Taiwanese-American actor was in The Hangover Part II with Bradley Cooper, Lucy with Scarlett Johansson, and Hong Kong’s Limbo – and is even said to look like Bruce Lee
Ang Lee has revealed he cast his son Mason Lee in the title role of his biopic Bruce Lee. Directors from Clint Eastwood to Sammo Hung have also cast their children in movies.
Did you know that Bruce Lee wanted to add comedy to his films, and was a fan of samurai films? Bone up on the martial arts icon on what would have been his 82nd birthday.
Brain swelling was ruled as the cause of death, but researchers say the real reason may have been hyponatraemia – when a person cannot get rid of water quickly enough.
Bruce Lee was the greatest martial artist the world has seen. As we mark what would have been his 82nd birthday this month, let’s look back at how the legendary actor influenced martial arts on the screen and in the fighting cage, with his hybrid jeet kune do style.
Bruce Lee expert Carl Fox examines the making of Fist of Fury, the actor’s longest running film that is ‘one of Lee’s best’.
Test your knowledge about the world's greatest martial artist.
Entrepreneur turned author Ian Huen tells Kate Whitehead about the school bullying that reinforced his Chinese identity, how The Art of War can help protect family wealth and why we all need to know our end game.
The Lung Wah Hotel in Sha Tin may be forced to shut after income slashed by pandemic and younger people look elsewhere to dine out.
Andrew Koji, star of the Bruce Lee-inspired HBO drama Warrior, talks about why he almost gave up acting, the fickleness of Hollywood, and why acting alongside Brad Pitt in the movie Bullet Train was so much fun.
Kung Fu star Bruce Lee’s demolished Hong Kong home to be recreated for fans using the latest multimedia technology.
The Way of the Dragon is the first, and last, film Bruce Lee directed. Set in Rome, it made US martial artist Chuck Norris a household name and – not that he sought it – launched his action movie career.