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John Lone

Highest Rated:   92% The Last Emperor (1987)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Hunted (1994)
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Birthplace:   Hong Kong
Trained at Hong Kong's Chiu Chiu academy and the Peking Opera, John Lone continued his acting and musical studies at the Pasadena branch of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. The tall, brooding Lone won an Obie award for his performance in the New York stage production FOB, which he also choreographed. Except for a few early make-work parts like the Chinese cook in King Kong (1976), Lone has strived to avoid played stereotypical Asians. He essayed the thawed-Neanderthal title character in Iceman (1984), and portrayed Chinese emperor Pu Yi in Bertolucci's Oscar-winning The Last Emperor (1988). In discussing his choice of roles, Lone has stated that "I don't do Fu Manchu," but came awfully close as megalomaniac villain Shiwan Kahn in The Shadow (1994), though he was careful to season the role with distinctly American wise-guy humor. In addition to his acting accomplishments, John Lone has pursued a satisfying career as a Hong Kong recording artist.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
14% War (Rogue Assassin)
  • Chang
$22.4M 2007
52% Rush Hour 2
  • Ricky Tan
2001
35% The Shadow
  • Shiwan Khan
1994
9% The Hunted
  • Kinjo
1994
42% M. Butterfly
  • Song Liling
1993
No Score Yet Shanghai 1920 (Shang Hai yi jiu er ling)
  • Billy
1991
No Score Yet Shadow of China
  • Henry
1991
75% The Moderns
  • Bertram Stone
1988
92% The Last Emperor
  • Pu Yi as an Adult
1987
No Score Yet Echoes of Paradise
  • Raka
1986
60% Year of the Dragon
  • Joey Tai
1985
No Score Yet Iceman
  • Charlie
1984
49% King Kong
  • Chinese Cook
1976

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