Donnie Yen Ji-Dan

Yen Chi Tan

Highest Rated: 96% Yip Man 2 (2010)

Lowest Rated: 11% Highlander: Endgame (2000)

Birthday: Jul 27, 1963

Birthplace: Yuexiu, China

Donnie Yen is a martial-arts master and one of the top leading men in the new style of Hong Kong action cinema. Born in China, Yen moved with his family to Boston, where his mother, a tai-chi practitioner, opened a martial arts studio. When he dropped out of high school to pursue martial arts full-time, his parents sent him back to China to study the wushu style of fighting with the Beijing Wushu Team. After completing his training he traveled to Hong Kong to meet Yuen Woo-ping, who choreographed Jackie Chan's early films as well as "The Matrix" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Shortly after, Yen started working as a stuntman and made his way up the ladder to better roles. He got his break appearing with Jet Li in "Once Upon a Time in China II," which included an epic battle between the two actors in the movie's final scene. With movie-star looks and an undeniable mastery of many fighting styles, there seemed no limit to Yen's possibilities. He teamed up with Jackie Chan in Shanghai Knights in 2003 and began choreographing movies for other directors, including Wilson Yip on "Flash Point," which brought an award for Best Choreography at the Hong Kong Film Awards. By 2008 Yen seemed on top of the world, that year starring in "Ip Man," the top-grossing film of all-time in Hong Kong and China.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
64% 90% Enter the Fat Dragon Unknown (Character),
Producer
$46.9K 2020
74% 50% Mulan Commander Tung (Character) - 2020
87% 95% Ip Man 4: The Finale Ip Man (Character),
Producer
$4M 2019
No Score Yet 18% Iceman: The Time Traveller Ho Ying (Character),
Producer
- 2018
89% 64% Master Z: Ip Man Legacy Producer $188.7K 2018
No Score Yet 77% Big Brother Henry Chen Xia/Chan Hak (Character),
Executive Producer
$84.6K 2018
45% 37% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Xiang (Character) $44.9M 2017
57% 72% Chasing the Dragon Crippled Ho (Character),
Producer
$456.9K 2017
20% 39% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny Meng Sizhao/Silent Wolf (Character) - 2016
84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Chirrut Îmwe (Character) $532.2M 2016
No Score Yet 88% An Inspector Calls Band Member (Character) - 2015
76% 73% Ip Man 3 Yip Man (Character) $2.5M 2015
75% 57% Kung Fu Jungle Hahou Mo (Character) $129.1K 2014
No Score Yet 26% The Monkey King Sun Wukong/Monkey King (Character) - 2014
20% 27% Iceman Ho Ying (Character),
Producer
$7.7K 2014
56% 25% Special ID Dragon Chan (Character),
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 33% Together Cool Sir (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet All's Well, Ends Well Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 26% All's Well Ends Well 2012 Unknown (Character) - 2012
85% 74% Wu Xia Liu Jin-Xi (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 24% All's Well, Ends Well 2011 Arnold Cheng (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragon Liu Jin-xi (Character) $11.1K 2011
69% 52% 14 Blades Green Dragon (Character) - 2010
47% 53% Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen Chen Zhen (Character) $48.4K 2010
96% 84% Yip Man 2 Ip Man (Character) $204.4K 2010
57% 71% Bodyguards and Assassins Sum Chung-yang (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 32% The Founding of a Republic Tian Han (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 30% Painted Skin Pang Yong (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Empress and the Warriors Muyong Xuehu (Character) - 2008
85% 93% Ip Man Ip Man (Character) $2.7M 2008
40% 67% Flashpoint Det. Sgt. Ma Jun (Character) $3.3K 2007
No Score Yet 64% Dragon Tiger Gate Dragon Wong (Character) - 2006
25% 55% Seven Swords Chu Zhaonan (Character) - 2005
80% 79% SPL Ma (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 24% Love on the Rocks Victor Tsui (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 35% Blade of Kings General Lone (Character) - 2004
66% 54% Shanghai Knights Wu Chan (Character) $60.5M 2003
95% 87% Hero Sky (Character) $53.6M 2002
57% 68% Blade II Snowman (Character) $81.6M 2002
11% 38% Highlander: Endgame Jin Ke (Character) $12.8M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet City of Darkness Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 40% Shanghai Affairs Tong Shan (Character),
Director
- 1998
No Score Yet 47% Ballistic Kiss Cat Lee (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet 57% Legend of the Wolf Fung Man-hin (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 1997
No Score Yet 84% Black Rose II Boxing School Owner (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 54% Satan Returns Mo Ti Nam (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 41% Iron Monkey 2 Iron Monkey (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Voltage Chiang Ho-Wa (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 73% Wing Chun Leun Pok To (Character),
Original Music
- 1994
No Score Yet 67% Circus Kid Danton Lee (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 22% Heroes Among Heroes So Chan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 50% Butterfly and Sword Yip Cheung (Character) - 1993
91% 86% Iron Monkey Wong Kei-Ying (Character),
Martial Arts Choreographer
$14.7M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Revenge of the Cheetah Ronnie/Roano (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 78% Dragon Inn Tsao Siu Yan (Character) - 1992
93% 85% Once Upon a Time in China II Lan (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crystal Hunt Chin Chi Leung (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 55% Tiger Cage 2 Dragon Yau (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Conflict Dick Kwan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 72% In the Line of Duty 4 Officer Donny Yan (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 50% Drunken Tai Chi Chan Chuen Chung (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2016

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