John Woo

Total Box Office:
 $118.0M
Highest Rated:
100% Bullet in the Head (Die xue jie tou) (1990)
Lowest Rated:
23% Bulletproof Monk (2003)
Birthday:
Sep 23
Birthplace:
Guangzhou, China
Bio:
The first Asian filmmaker to helm a major Hollywood feature, John Woo initially emerged as the leading light of the Hong Kong action renaissance of the late '80s. Celebrated for his unique, much-imitated style -- a Molotov cocktail of graceful slow-motion sequences, staccato edits, freeze-frames,…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
77% Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
  • Producer
-- 2012
25% The Beginning of a Great Revival
  • Lin Sen
$0.2M 2011
70% Jianyu (Reign of Assassins)
  • Producer
-- 2010
76% Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt And The Magnetic Fields
  • Actor
$68.1k 2010
93% A Better Tomorrow
  • Inspector
-- 2010
How Bruce Lee Changed the World
  • Actor
-- 2009
89% Red Cliff (Chi Bi)
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$0.5M 2009
Red Cliff Part II (Chi Bi 2)
  • Director
-- 2009
Spy Hunter
  • Director
-- 2006
All the Invisible Children
  • Director
-- 2006
Land of Destiny
  • Director
-- 2005
Chop Socky - Cinema Hong Kong
  • Actor
-- 2004
Killer Elite
  • Producer
-- 2004
27% Paycheck
  • Producer
  • Director
$53.7M 2003
23% Bulletproof Monk
  • Producer
$23.0M 2003
32% Windtalkers
  • Director
$40.5M 2002
57% Mission: Impossible 2
  • Director
-- 2000
Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2'
  • Actor
-- 2000
Hostage (The Hire: Hostage)
  • Director
-- 1999
Blackjack
  • Director
-- 1998
Jackie Chan: My Story
  • Actor
-- 1998
91% Face/Off
  • Director
-- 1997
Once a Thief (John Woo's Once a Thief) (John Woo's Violent Tradition)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1996
Yang Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (Yang & Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema)
  • Actor
-- 1996
53% Broken Arrow
  • Director
-- 1996
50% Hard Target
  • Director
-- 1993
45% Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother)
  • Priest
-- 1992
94% Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)
  • Director
  • Mr. Woo (night club owner)
-- 1992
60% Zong heng si hai (Once a Thief)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1991
Rebel From China (Yong chuang tian xia)
  • Actor
-- 1990
100% Bullet in the Head (Die xue jie tou)
  • Director
-- 1990
100% The Killer (Dip huet seung hung)
  • Director
-- 1989
Yi dan qun ying (Just Heroes) (Tragic Heroes)
  • Director
-- 1989
Starry Is the Night
  • Actor
-- 1988
83% A Better Tomorrow II
  • Director
-- 1988
Ying xiong wu lei (Heroes Shed No Tears) (The Sunset Warrior)
  • Director
-- 1986
Liang zhi lao hu (Run Tiger Run)
  • Director
-- 1985
Time You Need a Friend
  • Director
-- 1984
To Hell With the Devil
  • Director
-- 1982
Plain Jane to the Rescue
  • Director
-- 1982
Laughing Times
  • Director
-- 1981
Last Hurrah for Chivalry
  • Director
-- 1979
Money Talk
  • Director
-- 1979
Follow the Star
  • Director
-- 1978
Money Crazy
  • Director
-- 1977
Countdown to Kung Fu (Shao Lin men) (Hand of Death) (Strike of Death)
  • Director
-- 1976
95% Le Cercle Rouge
  • Producer
-- 1970

John Woo Trivia

John Woo is a notorious film maker who portrayed his unique style offering Chow Yun Fat as inspector Tequila who was given the brilliant trademark of long gun fights involving slick and stylish stunts and involving someone using two handguns at one time.
- submitted by Etan V (4 years ago)

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