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Anthony Wong Chau-Sang

He's been called everything from "The King of Category III" (Category III is the Hong Kong film rating equivalent to America's dreaded NC-17) to one of the most versatile actors of his generation, but however you refer to Hong Kong mainstay Anthony Wong, only one thing is certain -- the man is absolutely fearless. Accepting roles that would make Dennis Hopper run for cover and Udo Kier cower in fear, Wong has a willingness to completely lose himself in the most vile of screen characters, earning him near legendary status among Hong Kong film fanatics. Few actors could take the role of a cannibalistic serial killer and turn out an award-winning performance, but with his role as the murderous madman of the brutal true-crime horror film The Untold Story (1992), Wong did just that, earning a Best Actor Hong Kong Film Award for his shocking performance. Wong, who is the son of a British sailor and a Chinese mother, had a distaste for school that was no doubt fueled by the cruelty of his classmates, who frequently teased the mixed-race youngster. In the years following Wong's high-school graduation, his interest in acting was peaked, and at the age of 21, the aspiring actor was persuaded by his best friend to enroll in an ATV television course. As a result of his strong abilities, Wong was signed to a two-year contract with ATV, during which time he made 25 appearances for the popular network. Subsequently enrolling in The Academy of Performing Arts, Wong continued his education while honing his skills in such plays as Oedipus Rex and Cyrano de Bergerac. Increasingly active onscreen from the early '90s, Wong made a lasting impression on audiences with a pair of roles opposite Hong Kong megastar Chow Yun-Fat in Hard-Boiled and Full Contact (both 1992). With a role as Yun-Fat's maniacal nemesis in the former, and his weak-willed friend in the latter, Wong showed a remarkable ability to play both ends of the spectrum early on in his career. If his parts in Hard-Boiled and Full Contact served to introduce Wong to the masses, his role in The Untold Story later that same year ensured that they wouldn't soon forget him. Perhaps one of the most unforgettable and sadistic villains in screen history, Wong's performance as a man who slaughters an entire family of restaurateurs (including the young children) and serves them to unsuspecting diners as tasty pork rolls earned him top honors at that year's Hong Kong Film Awards. The fact that Wong was able to craft a despicable character who actually elicits the sympathy of the audience after performing some of the most atrocious acts ever to reach the silver screen was almost as disturbing as the film itself, and was an unquestionable testament to his remarkable acting abilities. Roles in The Heroic Trio, Taxi Hunter, and Rock 'n' Roll Cop found Wong's seemingly unstoppable ascent to stardom continuing unchallenged, and in 1995, he stepped behind the camera to make his directorial debut with the bizarre horror film New Tenant. In 1996, international audiences who may not have been savvy to Hong Kong cinema got a tantalizing taste of Wong in the widely released action film Black Mask. Though one certainly couldn't tell by looking at Wong's extensive filmography, a thyroid disorder threatened to cut his prolific career short in the mid-'90s. Thankfully for film lovers, he was able to make a full recovery, coming back as strong as ever with memorable roles in Armageddon and Beast Cops -- the latter of which found him the recipient of his second Best Actor award at the 1999 Hong Kong Film Awards. To say that Wong's career choices are eclectic may be one of the greatest understatements one could make; he frequently alternates between such high-profile mainstream fare as A Man Called Hero and Time and Tide and such lurid, cinematic sleaze as Raped by an Angel 4 and Erotic Nightmare. No matter how small his part in a film, Wong consistently stands out, leaving

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Mobfathers
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet 12 Golden Ducks
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet McDull: Me & My Mum
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Lawless Kingdom (Si da ming bu 2)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Naked Soldier
  • Power
2012
No Score Yet Crooked Business
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Plastic City
  • Yuda
2008
No Score Yet Ying han (Underdog Knight)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Bullet and Brain
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Roaring Dragon, Bluffing Tiger
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Ah sou (Mob Sister)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Jing mo gaa ting (House of Fury)
  • Teddy
2005
No Score Yet Sul sun (Slim Till Dead)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet McDull, Prince de la Bun
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet A-1
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Infernal Affairs III (Mou gaan dou III: Jung gik mou gaan)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Cat and Mouse (Liu sue oi seung mau)
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Fu Bo
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Bloody Secret
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Legend of a Professional
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Storm Riders (Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha)
  • Sword Saint
2000
No Score Yet The Story of Prostitutes
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Let It Be
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet What is a Good Teacher
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Ransom Express
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Baroness
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Duel
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Evil Fade
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Kingdom of the Mob
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Take Top
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Phantom Call
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Guhuozai jiqingpian zhi hongxing Dafeige (The Legendary Tai Fei)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Ungrateful Tink
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Fascination Amour (Ai qing meng huan hao)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Yue shi (Lunar Eclipse)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Ban zhi yan (Metade Fumaca)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Deadly Camp
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Legendary "Tai Fei"
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Erotic Nightmare
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Chuen chik daai diy (The Group)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Untold Story II
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Mr. Wai-Go
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Ng yun ji dai, (Teaching Sucks)
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Se qing nan nu (Viva Erotica)
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Goo waak jai 2: Ji maang lung gwoh gong (Young and Dangerous 2)
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Beyond the Cop Line
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Mongkok Story
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Floating Life
  • Gar Ming
1996
No Score Yet Husbands & Wives
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet The Day That Doesn't Exist
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Organized Crime & Triad Bureau
  • Tung
1994
No Score Yet Retribution Sight Unseen
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Our Neighbor Detective
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Cop Image (Meng chai ren)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Gleam of Hope
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Rock N' Roll Cop
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Zhi zu wu shang II yong ba tian xia (Casino Raiders II)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Brother of Darkness
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Xiang Gang qi an: Zhi xi xue gui li wang,(Physical Weapon), (The Underground Banker)
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Awakening
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Chai gong (Mad Monk)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Bat sin fan dim ji yan yuk cha siu bau (The Eight Immortals Restaurant: The Untold Story)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Tao xue wei long zhi long guo ji nian (Fight Back to School III)
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Mie men can an zhi nie sha
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Legal Innocence
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Daughter of Darkness
  • Captain Lui
1993
No Score Yet Lamb Killer
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Tiger's Legend of Canton
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Ti dao bao (Lucky Encounter)
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Hua! ying xiong (What a Hero)
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Madam City Hunter
  • Charlie Chan
1992
No Score Yet Liao zhai yan tan xu ji zhi wu tong shen (Erotic Ghost Story 2)
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Big Score
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Wu di xing yun xing (When Fortune Smiles)
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Master Wong v. Master Wong
  • Actor
No Score Yet Demoniac Flash
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Capt. Russell Nguyen

Quotes from Anthony Wong Chau-Sang's Characters