Alan Mak

Alan Mak

  • Highest Rated: 94% Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) (2002)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% Initial D (2005)
  • Birthday: Jan 1, 1965
  • Birthplace: Hong Kong
  • Alan Mak Siu Fai was born in Hong Kong in 1965. In 1986, he studied in the School of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performance Arts. Upon graduation in 1990, he started his movie career.Mak made his directorial debut in 1997, with his first film being Nude Fear, which was written and produced by Joe Ma. After that, Mak had directed more films such as Rave Fever (1999), A War Named Desire (2000), Final Romance (2001), and Stolen Love (2001), which would be his first collaboration with writer Felix Chong.In 2002, Mak and Chong wrote their first script together. The movie was Infernal Affairs, which was produced by Mak's directing partner, Wai-keung Lau (Andrew Lau), who also served as cinematographer. Lau and Mak also served as directors for the film, and it would be the first of many collaborations involving the directing duo.The film starred the four top actors of its year--Andy Lau, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Eric Tsang and Anthony Wong Chau-Sang--along with the year's two top actresses--Kelly Chen and Sammi Cheng.Infernal Affairs was the number one box-office hit in Hong Kong that year, breaking several box office records alone. Furthermore, the film won many Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Picture, Best Directors (Lau and Mak), Best Screenplay (Mak and co-writer Chong), and Best Supporting Actor (Wong). Infernal Affairs also went on win awards at the 40th Golden Horse Awards and the Golden Bauhinia Awards.Not only was the film successful worldwide, but it later became the inspiration for Martin Scorsese's 2006 film, The Departed (2006).In 2003, Lau and Mak had completed the trilogy with the prequel Infernal Affairs II and the sequel/prequel and Infernal Affairs III. That same year, Mak received the '2003 Leader of the Year' award in the Sports/Culture/Entertainment category. This honor has made Mak's accomplishment scale new heights.In 2004, Lau and Mak worked on another blockbuster, Initial D, which was shot in Japan and released in Hong Kong during the summer. Once again, it was also another successful film for Lau and Mak, winning multiple awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards, winning for Best New Performer (Jay Chou), Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Wong Chau-Sang), and Best Visual Effects.In 2006, Lau, Mak and scriptwriter Felix Chong re-teamed to make the 2005 film, Moonlight in Tokyo. They re-teamed again for the 2006 film Confessions of Pain, once again re-teaming with Infernal Affairs star Tony Leung Chiu Wai.To this day, along with his partners, Wai-keung Lau, and Felix Chong, Alan Mak, as a prolific director, continues to make films, that will continue to challenge and appeal a mass audience.

Highest Rated Movies








80% Extraordinary Mission Director 2017
No Score Yet Overheard 3 Screenwriter Director 2014
No Score Yet The Silent War Screenwriter Director 2012
No Score Yet Overheard 2 (Sit yan fung wan 2) Director Screenwriter 2011
57% The Lost Bladesman (Guan yun chang) Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet Once a Gangster Producer 2010
No Score Yet Overheard (Qie ting feng yun) Director 2009
No Score Yet Daai sau cha ji neui, (Lady Cop & Papa Crook ) Director Screenwriter 2008
No Score Yet Seung sing (Confession of Pain) Director 2006
No Score Yet Moonlight in Tokyo Screenwriter Director 2006
33% Initial D Director 2005
No Score Yet Moonlight in Tokyo Director 2005
No Score Yet Infernal Affairs III (Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan) Director 2003
75% Infernal Affairs II Screenwriter 2003
94% Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou) Director Screenwriter 2002
No Score Yet Hung biu hyn sin ji daai tau gwaai ang (Horror Hotline... Big Head Monster) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Oi yue shing (A War Named Desire) Director 2000
No Score Yet Chow moot kwong hyn (Rave Fever) Director 1999


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