Bruce Lee

李小龙

What type of movie do you like to watch? If you like kung fu movie, you probably have heard or known Bruce Lee, 李小龙 (lǐ xiǎo lóng), a Chinese martial artist and actor who introduced Chinese martial arts to the world.

Born in November 27, 1940 in San Francisco Chinatown , California and died in July 20, 1973 in Hong Kong. He had more than one name, but was known as Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee was born in 1940, the year of dragon, at a Chinese hospital located in San Francisco, CA while his parents were preforming Cantonese Opera in California Chinatown. A few months after he was born, the whole family moved back to Hong Kong. He was raised there and moved back to the US in 1959.

Bruce’s father was one of the leading Cantonese opera artists at that time, and he was also a film director. Bruce followed his father’s footsteps. He not only exceeded his father’s achievement but became a super star and a Chinese icon at his time.

The Long Beach Karate Tournament

In 1964, Bruce was invited to demonstrate in Long Beach Karate Tournament. His performances opened up the door to American film industry. He later played Kato in The Green Hornet, and as a guest in a few TV series. At this Championship, Bruce also met Karate champion Chuck Norris. Bruce invited Chuck to the film he directed the Way of the Dragon (1972). There was a scene shot at the Coliseum in Rome. This fight was considered as Bruce’s master piece.

In late 1972, Bruce began filming his last film Game of Death. However, he didn’t finish it. In May, 1973 Bruce died from a sudden cause in Hong Kong.

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