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Top 10 High-Profile Chinese Kungfu Stars

When referring to Chinese martial arts, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan may appear in your mind. Howere, there are also other famous Kungfu actors in China, who not only have excellent acting, but also have a solid foundation of the martial arts. Now let us see who are the 10 best Chinese Kung Fu actors ever? Below are the top 10 Chinese Kung Fu stars ranking, for your reference only.


  1. Bruce Lee 李小龙

Bryce Lee is the first actor that enables foreigners to have a direct understanding of Chinese martial arts.  As the pathfinder of action movies, Bruce Lee disseminated Chinese Kung Fu to the whole world. Bruce Lee is the first Chinese who goes to Hollywood, pushing forward the development of martial arts and action movies. His nunchakus performances are the one to none. Bruce Lee Movies: Fist Of Fury, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Glory, Game of Death, The Way of the Dragon.


  1. Jackie Chan 成龙

Jackie Chan is one of the world’s most well-known action star, whose films are loved by audiences of all ages. His unique humor, risky jump, outstanding cycling and the first-class performance make him a great idol of the public. Many of Jackie Chan’s movies can be ranked as Hong Kong ‘s biggest-grossing movies.

Jackie Chan Movies: Drunken Fist, Rumble in the Bronx, Rush Hour, Police Story, The Young Master, Project A, Armour of God, City Hunter, Who am I, The Accidental Spy, Around the World in 80 Days, The Karate Kid.


  1. Jet Li 李连杰

Jet Li is a martial arts star that struggles in Hong Kong from mainland. With the perfect performance in Shaolin Temple, he was known to all the audience for his authentic Shaolin Kung Fu. He has acted as many degage righteous chivalrous men in lots of famous films. Such roles he acted in the movies as Huang Feihong, Fang shiyu, Hong xiguan, Xu Zhengyang, Huo Yuanjia are all Righteous people. Jet Lee has won the best actor in the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards, and won 2008 You Bring Charm to the World Award.

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Jet Lee’s Movies: The Shaolin Temple, Hero, Black Mask, Fist of Legend, The Defender, The Tai Chi Master, The Kung Fu Cult Master, Dragon Fight, Swordsman Ⅱ, Dragons of the Orient.


  1. Donnie Yen 甄子丹

Born in a martial arts family, he is also an idol of many teenagers for his wonderful Kung Fu and good shape. He is a martial arts generalist who can digest Chinese and western martial arts.

Donnie Yen’s Movies: Hero, Tiger Cage II, Iron Monkey, IP Man 1, IP Man 2, S.P.L., Legend of the Wolf.


  1. Jason Wu 吴京

Wu Jing, born on April 3, 1974, sometimes known as Jacky Wu, is a Chinese martial artist, actor and director.

Jason Wu’s Movies and televisions: Tai Chi Master, S.P.L., Seung Chi Sun Tau.


  1. Sammo Hung Kam-Bo 洪金宝

Sammo Hung (洪金宝) is a humorous action movie actor, and he has had wonderful performances in many Kung fu comedies. He is now internationally renowned as a pioneer and trend-setter in Hong Kong action films. Besides being actors, Sammo Hung has succeeded in working as the guidance of the martial arts and director. He has won the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award in Hong Kong Film Awards and in Asia Pacific Film Festival. Sammo Hung has cooperated with Jackie Chan in many films, giving excellent performances.

Representative Movies: Wheels on Meals, Dragon Forever, Project A, Millionaire’s Express, Eastern Condors.


  1. Michelle Yeoh 杨紫琼

Michelle Yeoh is an international female action star famous at home and abroad. She has acted in many famous movies, acting as female knight-errant, showing her authentic Chinese Kung Fu. Her beauty, acting skills and skilled Kung Fu impress people a lot.

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Representative Movies and televisions: Butterfly & Sword, The Heroic Trio, Esay Money, Holy Weapon, Reign of Assassins, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.


  1. Man-Cheuk Chiu 赵文卓

Man Cheuk Chiu (赵文卓) is a stylish man of strong build who is famous at home and abroad for his high-level Kung Fu and hearty personality. Man Cheuk Chiu has a good command of sword, spear and Chinese boxing. Man Cheuk Chiu was nominated the best actor in Golden Rooster Awards for his Sino-Dutch War 1661, and his movie True Legend got the best Asian action movie award.

Representative Movies: Once Upon a Time in China 4 , Once Upon a Time in China 5, The Blacksheep Affair, Sino-Dutch War 1661, True Legend, Green Snake.


  1. Kara Wai 惠英红

Known to the international audience for her kung-fu roles in Shaw Brothers Studio films in the 1970s and 1980s, Kara Hui has since portrayed a wide range of roles on screen and on television with much success. At the End of Daybreak won her acting awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, Changchun Film Festival, Pacific Meridian, Asian Film Awards, and Golden Horse Awards. On July 1, 2018, she was awarded Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, in recognition of her contribution to Hong Kong film industry and acting performances.


  1. Louis Fan 樊少皇

Louis Fan (born 19 June 1973), also known as Fan or Faan Siu-wong, is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist. He is best known for his role as Ricky in Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) and as Jin Shanzhao in Ip Man (2008) and Ip Man 2 (2010), as well as his roles in some television series produced by TVB.

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