Sammo Hung 洪金宝

Sammo Hung (born 7 January 1952), also known as Hung Kam-bo (洪金寶), is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu and John Woo.
Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like jiangshi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew.

Hung joined the China Drama Academy, a Peking Opera School in Hong Kong, in 1961. He was enrolled for a period of seven years, beginning at the age of 9, after his grandparents heard about the school from their friends.The opera school was run by Master Yu Jim Yuen and as was customary for all students, Hung adopted the given name of his sifu as his family name whilst attending. Going by the name Yuen Lung, Hung became the foremost member of the Seven Little Fortunes (七小福) performing group,and would establish a friendly rivalry with one of the younger students, Yuen Lo. Yuen Lo would go on to become international superstar Jackie Chan. At the age of 14, Hung was selected by a teacher who had connections to the Hong Kong film industry to perform stunts on a movie. This brief foray into the industry piqued his interest in film and he took particular interest in the operation of film cameras. As the eldest of the troupe, Hung would give his opera school brothers pocket money from his earnings, endearing him greatly to his young friends. Shortly before leaving the Academy at the age of 16, Hung suffered an injury that left him bedridden for an extended period, during which time his weight ballooned.

Many years later, in 1988, Hung starred in Alex Law's Painted Faces, a dramatic re-telling of his experiences at the China Drama Academy. Among the exercises featured in the film are numerous acrobatic backflips, and hours of handstands performed against a wall. Despite some of the more brutal exercises and physical punishments shown in Painted Faces, Hung and the rest of the Seven Little Fortunes consider the film a toned-down version of their actual experiences.

Film career

1961 Education of Love

1962 Big and Little Wong Tin Bar
The Birth of Yue Fei
The Princess and the Seven Little Heroes
Little Dragon Girl Teases White Snake Spirit

1963 Father and Son
The Monkey Soldiers Come to the Rescue

1964 The Crisis
The Rainbow Pass

1966 The Eighteen Darts (Part 1)
The Eighteen Darts (Part 2)
Come Drink with Me

1967 Paragon of Sword and Knife
Dragon Gate Inn

1968 The Bells of Death
Black Butterfly
Paragon of Sword and Knife PartⅡ
The Jade Raksha
Death Valley

1969 Raw Courage
Mad, Mad Sword
Dragon Swamp
The Swordmates
The Golden Sword
The Sweet Sword
Killers Five
The One Armed Magic Nun
The Devil Warrior
Sword of Emei
Vengeance is a Golden Blade

1970 Wrath of the Sword
The Iron Buddha
The Crimson Charm
The Twelve Gold Medallions
The Golden Knight
A Taste of Cold Steel
The Angry River

2001 The Legend of Zu
The Avenging Fist

2002 The Hidden Enforcers
Flying Dragon, Leaping Tiger

2003 Men Suddenly in Black
The Medallion

2004 Astonishing
Around the World in 80 Days
Kung Fu Hustle
Osaka Wrestling Restaurant

2005 Legend of the Dragon
Dragon Squad
SPL: Sha Po Lang

2007 Twins Mission

2008 Fatal Move
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon
Ip Man
Grandmaster Yip Man

2009 Kung Fu Chefs
Howling Arrow
action director Post-production (delayed)
He Who Would Be King

2010 14 Blades
Ip Man 2
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
The Legend is Born – Ip Man
Paladin Du Xin Wu
Tieqiao San

2011 Choy Lee Fut
My Kingdom
Road Less Traveled
A Simple Life

2012 Naked Soldier
The Last Tycoon 大
Tai Chi 0
Tai Chi Hero

2013 Princess and the Seven Kung Fu Masters
The Wrath of Vajra

2014 Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Rise of the Legend

2016 The Bodyguard
The Monkey King 2
Call of Heroes

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