Bruce Lee

Actor/Martial Artist

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Bio

Bruce Lee is a martial artist, film actor, philosopher, a filmmaker, martial arts instructor, and he is the founder of Jeet Kune Do. He was born on November 27, 1940 and died on July 20, 1973.

Training/Education

Bruce Lee went to a couple of places like University of Washington, Seattle Central College, etc. Bruce Lee learned mainly Kung Fu with Master Yip Man. He finished high school in Edison and taught Wing Chun, a style of martial arts. Later, he opened his own martial arts school in Seattle.

When and how did they get started in the Performing Arts field?

Bruce Lee Started Martial Arts in 1953 when he joined a gang. Then leaned Kung Fu. When Bruce Lee got married with Linda Emery in 1964. He made his own style of Martial Arts called Jeet Kune Do. Then He signed up for a role in the series The Green Hornet witch started off his carrier as an actor.

Resume / Major Roles held in their craf

  • Enter The Dragon
  • Fist of Fury
  • The Game of Death
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • The Big Boss

Who influenced their career? Who do they continue to look up to?

Bruce Lee was influenced by his teacher Master Yip Man. All his life he was influenced by Yip Man. Yip man also was part of World War 2.

Awards? (Tony, Oscar, Grammy, etc.)

  • Hong Kong Film Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Hong Kong Film Award for Star of Century

Interesting facts about them

Bruce Lee was known to be a great Cha-Cha dancer. He had won the Hong Kong Cha-Cha Championship in 1958.

ŸQuote by them about their craft

"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
Bruce Lee's amazing Kung Fu one inch punch