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Leslie Cheung

Highest Rated: 100% The Bride With White Hair (1993)

Lowest Rated: 60% Once a Thief (1991)

Birthday: Sep 12, 1956

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Leslie Cheung broke records, barriers, and hearts. He helped usher in the sub-genre of Hong Kong triad movies with John Wood and Chow Yun-Fat with his suave performance as Kit in the uber-violent "A Better Tomorrow." He starred in the films of Hong Kong's most talented directors, including Wong Kar-Wai, Tsui Hark, and Kaige Chen. In "Farewell My Concubine," he was the first Hong Kong star ever to perform in a Mainland Chinese movie. In no small part due to his moving turn as artist Cheng Dieyi in the film, "Farewell My Concubine" was also the first Chinese movie to win the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Cheung was at the leading edge of not just film, but also the music industry. A talented and incredibly popular singer, he led so-called "Cantopop" (Cantonese popular music) into the Golden Age of the 1980s with hits like "Silence is Golden." And yet Cheung was a brave leader not just in his career, but also in his personal life. He came out as a bisexual and introduced the world to his long-time partner, Daffy Tong Hok-Tak, whom his fans eventually embraced affectionately as "Tong Tong." In films like the gay-themed "Happy Together," Cheung also highlighted the reality of romance between two men on the big screen. As a film star and a pop singer, Cheung made a habit of blazing new trails, making his suicide in 2003, brought on by clinical depression, all the more tragic and shocking.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

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Credit
78% 75% Ashes of Time Redux Ouyang Feng (Character) $173.5K 2008
No Score Yet 57% Inner Senses Jim Law (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 28% Okinawa Rendez-vous Jimmy Tong (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 75% Double Tap Rick Pang (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid Wing (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 45% Moonlight Express Tatsuya Misawa/Shek Karbo (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ninth Happiness Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Anna Magdalena Editor (Character) - 1998
79% 91% Happy Together Ho Po-wing (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 47% Shanghai Grand Hui Man Keung (Character) - 1996
62% 73% Temptress Moon Yu Zhongliang (Character) $1.1M 1996
No Score Yet 83% Yang & Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 65% Viva Erotica Sing (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 72% Who's the Woman, Who's the Man Sam Koo Gai Ming (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 33% Tri-Star Father Zhong Guoqiang (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 65% The Chinese Feast Chiu (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 88% He's a Woman, She's a Man Sam Koo Gai Ming (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 60% The Phantom Lover Song Danping (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long and Winding Road Lam Chiu-Wing (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 73% It's a Wonderful Life Francis (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 52% All's Well, Ends Well Too David Copper Feel (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 59% The Eagle-Shooting Heroes: Dong Cheng Xi Jiu HuangYao-shih (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ashes of Time Ou-yang Feng (Character) - 1994
86% 93% Farewell My Concubine Cheng Dieyi (segment "Douzi") (Character) $2.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bawang Bie Ji Cheng Dieyi (Character) - 1993
100% 74% The Bride With White Hair Zhuo Yi-Hang (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bride With White Hair II Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 91% All's Well, Ends Well Shang So (Character) - 1992
90% 88% Days of Being Wild Yuddy (Character) $141.9K 1991
60% 54% Once a Thief James (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 64% A Chinese Ghost Story II Ling Choi Sin (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 87% Rouge Chan Chen-Pang (Character) - 1988
80% 83% A Better Tomorrow II Kit Sung/Billie (Character) - 1988
67% 86% A Chinese Ghost Story Ling Choi Sin (Character) - 1987
93% 90% A Better Tomorrow Kit Sung (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Decker Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 8% Yuen Fan Paul (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Dragon Maiden Unknown (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Energetic 21 Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crazy Romance Unknown (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nomad Louis (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Job Hunter Unknown (Character) - 1981

QUOTES FROM Leslie Cheung CHARACTERS

Ou-yang Feng says: If you don't want to be turned down by people, the best way is to turn them down first.

Ou-yang Feng says: The harder you try to forget something, the more it will stick in your memory. Once I heard someone say that if you have to lose something, the best way to keep it in your memory.

Ou-yang Feng says: People say, when you can't have what you want, the best you can do is not to forget.

Yuddy says: Mimi: "When did I say I'd come home with you?" Yuddy:"You never said you wouldn't."

Yuddy says: You never said you wouldn't.