Saturday, July 27, 2013

BIRTHDAY: Happy 50th Birthday Donnie Yen! (Legend of the Wolf full movie)

Hard to believe that today Donnie Yen turned 50th! Or more accurately, if he's in Hong Kong, due to the time difference, he already turned 50 :)

Here is a brief bio of him:

Donnie was born in China and at the age of 2, his family moved to Hong Kong. He started training in the martial arts (Northern Shaolin and Taiji/Tai Chi) under his mother, Bow Sim Mark, at the age of 4. At the age of 11, his family moved to Boston. He was hanging out a part of Boston called the Combat Zone. His parents concerned for him, sent him for 2 years to the Beijing Wushu Team for training. This same team also had Jet Li as a student. He leaves and passes through Hong Kong and gets discovered by the great Yuen Woo-ping. Donnie was a stuntman in Shaolin Drunkard (1983) and Taoism Drunkard (1984). Yuen casts the then 20-year old Donnie in his first acting role in the Drunken Tai Chi (1984). That led to Tiger Cage (1988) and his breakthrough role opposite Jet Li in Tsui Hark’s Once Upon a Time in China II (1992). Yen goes on to star in the 1993 film, Iron Monkey. His star ascending, he continues to make action-packed movies to climb the highest echelons of popularity. He is one of the highest-paid actors in Asia.

Happy 50th Birthday Donnie Yen!

Check out these 3 vidclips of him and a full movie.

Donnie in Discovery Channel's documentary, Kung Fu Fighters

Donnie on Boston TV in 1985

Donnie Yen interview (Eng.) about Bruce Lee and Zhang Yimou, director of HERO

Donnie's directorial debut - Legend of the Wolf (1997) (Full movie)

Other full movies and animated GIF's of Donnie coming!

Happy Birthday Donnie! May you live long and make more great movies for your fans!

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