Chow Yun-Fat

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  • Birth Place: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Worked as a bellboy, camera salesman and assistant postman before becoming an actor.
  • Got his big break in John Woo's 1986 Hong Kong action flick A Better Tomorrow.
  • Hailed as "the coolest actor in the world" by the Los Angeles Times in 1995.
  • Named Star of the Decade in 1997 by CineAsia.
  • Made his American film debut in 1998's The Replacement Killers.
  • Most of his scenes were cut from the Chinese version of 2007's Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, because censors thought his portrayal of pirate lord Sao Feng presented negative views of the Chinese.
  • After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he released a book of photographs called Moving Pictures and donated all proceeds to the Hong Kong Red Cross.
  • Known to his fans as "Big Brother" in Hong Kong.


  • Jasmine Chow — Wife
  • Candice Yu — Ex-wife


  • Birth Place: Lamma Island, Hong Kong
  • Profession: Actor

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