Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Born: June 6, 1962

Nationality: People's Republic of China

Occupation: actor,singer,film actor

Biography: Tony Leung Chiu-wai (born 27 June 1962) is a Hong Kong actor. He is considered one of Asia's most successful and internationally recognized actors and was named as "Small Tiger" among Five Tiger Generals of TVB. He has won many international acting prizes, including the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actor for his performance in Wong Kar-wai's film In the Mood for Love. Leung has been called "Asia’s answer to Clark Gable", and is widely considered the best native Hong Kong actor of his generation. He was named by CNN as one of "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time".Leung is known for his collaborations with director Wong Kar-wai, with whom he has worked in seven films including Chungking Express (1994), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), and The Grandmaster (2013). He also appeared in three Venice Film Festival Golden Lion-winning films, including A City of Sadness (1989), Cyclo (1995) and Lust, Caution (2007), directed by Ang Lee. Leung also stars in the Academy Award-nominated film Hero, and the box office hits Hard Boiled (1992) and Infernal Affairs (2002).

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