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Lo Wei

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Hong Kong director Lo Wei helped make Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li international stars. Lo Wei began his entertainment career as an actor in Chung King during WWII. He next performed in Shanghai until moving to Hong Kong in 1948. During the '50s, Wei became a popular matinee idol. He became a director in 1957, but also continued his acting career. Wei signed with the Shaw Brothers in 1965 and for them directed 17 films, most of which were martial arts films; he moved to the newly created Golden Harvest in 1970 and continued in a similar vein. His involvement with Bruce Lee happened when Wei was hired to replace a recently fired director on The Big Boss (aka Fists of Fury) (1972), the film that made Lee an international star. Wei also directed Lee's second Golden Harvest film, Fist of Fury (aka The Chinese Connection) (1972). While Lo Wei has never been considered one of Hong Kong's greatest directors, he certainly demonstrated a rare gift for finding talent and then giving it free reign to blossom. Lo Wei retired from filmmaking in the early '80s following a contract dispute with Jackie Chan.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wu hu tu long (Brothers Five)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Shadow Whip
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet Fearless Hyena Part II (Long teng hu yue)
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
1983
No Score Yet Half a Loaf of Kung Fu (Dian zhi gong fu gan chian chan)
  • Producer
1980
No Score Yet Dragon Fist (Long quan) (In Eagle Dragon Fist)
  • Director
  • Producer
1979
No Score Yet The Fearless Hyena (Xiao quan guai zhao) (Revenge of the Dragon)
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Spiritual Kung Fu (Quan jing) (Karate Ghostbuster)
  • Producer
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Magnificent Bodyguards (Fei du juan yun shan) (Magnificent Guardsmen)
  • Producer
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin (She hao ba bu)
  • Producer
1978
No Score Yet To Kill with Intrigue (Jian hua yan yu Jiang Nan)
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
1977
No Score Yet New Fist of Fury (Xin jing wu men)
  • Director
  • Inspector
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1976
No Score Yet Shatter
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Yellow Faced Tiger
  • Director
1974
92% Fist of Fury (Jing wu men)
  • Inspector
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1972
64% The Big Boss (Tang shan da xiong)
  • Screenwriter
1972
No Score Yet Diau Charn
  • Actor
1958

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