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Quick Facts

Birth date: November 27, 1940, Chinatown, San Francisco, California, United States
Death date: July 20, 1973, Kowloon Tong
Birth place: Chinatown
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
Weight:128 lbs (58 kg)
Profession:Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Martial Arts Instructor, Philosopher, Film Producer, Martial Artist
Education:Tak Sun School, La Salle College, St. Francis Xavier's College, University of Washington, Wing Chun training
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Linda Lee Cadwell (m. 1964–1973)
Children:Brandon Lee, Shannon Lee
Parents:Grace Ho, Lee Hoi-chuen
Siblings:Robert Lee, Peter Lee, Phoebe Lee, Agnes Lee
Awards:Founder of Jeet Kune Do, Founders Award at The Asian Awards (2013)
Nominations:Greatest Movie Fighter Ever (Houston Boxing Hall Of Fame (Houston Boxing Hall Of Fame), 2014), 100 most influential people of the 20th century (Time magazine), Founder of Jeet Kune Do
Movies:The Big Boss (1971), Fist of Fury (1972), Way of the Dragon (1972), Enter the Dragon (1973), The Game of Death (1978), "The Wrecking Crew" (1969), "A Walk in the Spring Rain" (1970)
TV shows:The Pierre Berton Show (1969), "Longstreet" (1971), "The Warrior" (1971), "Kung Fu", "The Green Hornet" (1966-1967), "Batman", "Enjoy Yourself Tonight" (1970-1972)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1In 1972, Bruce Lee's star was rising faster than anybody could have imagined. In the midst of all this, Unicorn Chan, Lee's long time friend and confidant was offered a leading role. Lee offered assistance to the man who helped him get back into the Hong Kong film business. The result was "Fist of Unicorn", the only film outside his own that Bruce Lee would action-direct and help promote. Apart from Unicorn, they are many co-stars from the Lee's films also.in this film.
2Bruce Lee was voted as the Greatest Movie Fighter Ever in 2014 by the Houston Boxing Hall Of Fame. The HBHOF is a combat sports voting body composed exclusively of current and former fighters and Martial Artists.
3Bollywood made a song for him as a tribute: "Lets dance for the great guy Bruce Lee", composed by Bappi Lahiri and from the movie Morchha (1980).
4Was only 160 pounds at his heaviest.
5Was capable of doing push ups with a 250-pound man on his back and could do push-ups with only one finger.
6Once performed a kick so fast it had be slowed down by editors for fear it would look like it was sped up.
7Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time". (ranked #2).
8There is a character in the anime and manga Shaman King that is very heavily based on him. Also a character inspired by a Lee-like character appeared in the Yugioh manga.
9According to Hong Kong stuntman Phillip Ko, Lee was challenged by a tiger/crane kung fu stylist, an extra on Enter the Dragon (1973), who claimed Lee was a phony. Lee, who was furious at the claim, accepted the challenge to prove that his martial arts were indeed the real deal. The fight, which took place on the film set, only lasted 30 seconds, with Bruce pummeling his challenger with a series of straight punches to the face, low-line kicks to his shins/knees/thighs and finally ended with the guy being smashed to the wall with his hair pulled and his arms trapped by Bruce. After Lee forced the kung fu stylist to submit, he showed some class by telling him to go back to work instead of firing him. This fight was witnessed by the film's producer, Fred Weintraub, and Robert Wall.
10In the popular Nintendo game series, Pokémon, the fighting type monster Hitmonlee is based on Lee.
11To mark the occasion of what would have been Lee's 65th birthday (27 November 2005), a bronze statue of a topless Bruce adopting a martial arts stance was unveiled in Hong Kong, effectively kicking off a week-long Bruce Lee festival.
12Alongside Muhammad Ali, Lee is cited as a major influence by many K-1 and MMA champions: Bas Rutten, Jose "Pele' Landi-Jons, Wanderlei Silva, 'Emilianenko Fedor', Norifumi "Kid' Yamamoto, Rob Kaman, Ramon Dekkers, Frank Shamrock, Murilo Rua, Maurício Shogun, 'Jerome Le Banner', 'Carlos Newton', Remy Bonjasky, Jeremy Horn, David Loiseau and Tito Ortiz, among others.
13UFC President Dana White considers Bruce Lee as "the father of Mixed Martial Arts".
14He was a gang leader in his teenage years. The name of his group was known as "The Tigers of Junction Street".
15Son of Hoi-Chuen Lee
16Had four siblings, two sisters and two brothers: Phoebe Lee (b. 1938), Agnes Lee, older brother and fencing champion Peter Lee, and younger brother and musician Robert Lee. Some sources claim he also had a brother James who died of Black Lung in 1972 but James Yimm Lee was in fact his training partner and not his brother.
17Lee knocked out Uechi in 10 seconds in a 1962 Full-Contact match in Seattle. It was refereed by Jesse Glover.
18Lee knocked-out Chung, a Choy Li Fut fighter, in Hong Kong in a 1958 Full-Contact match. The match was refereed by Sheun-Leung Wong.
19Lee knocked out Wong Jack-Man in Oakland, CA, in a 1965 no-holds-barred challenge match. It was Lee's last official fight. It lasted three minutes.
20Defeated British boxer Gary Elms by knockout in the third round in the 1958 Hong Kong amateur boxing championships by using Wing Chun traps and high/low-level straight punches. Before he met Elms in the finals, he knocked out three boxers in the first round. Hawkings Cheung, his fellow Wing Chun street fighter, witnessed the event.
21Lee was trained by Yip Man from 1954-1957 & Wong Shun-Leung from 1957-1958.
22His father, Hoi-Chuen Lee (b. February 1901, died February 8, 1965) was a popular stage actor and died 8 days after Brandon Lee was born.
23(2004 September) Has a statue placed in the country Bosnia. After many years of war and religious splits, Lee's figure is to commend his work, to successfully bridge culture gaps in the world.
24Is often honored in video games. In "Mortal Kombat" games, the character Liu Kang was an obvious tribute to Lee. Then, in Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1993), a character named Fei Long was introduced bearing an uncanny resemblance in both looks and fighting style to Lee. A lesser game, World Heroes (1992), also copied Lee as Kim Dragon. Lastly, the "Tekken" games did the tribute to him not once, but twice. First with Marshall Law, then with his son Forrest Law for the third installment of Tekken. Along with this, his fighting style was honored in Virtua Fighter Remix (1993) with Jacky Bryant, in Dead or Alive (1996) with Jann Lee and in the "Soul Calibur" series as Maxi.
25When Elvis Presley's and Ed Parker's unfinished martial arts film "New Gladiators" was found in 2003, there was 20 minutes of Lee's demonstration at a martial arts display in the mid-'60s found along with it.
26Mortal Kombat character "Liu Kang" was inspired by him, complete with the characteristic animal noises.
27His first major U.S. project was the role of Kato in the television series The Green Hornet (1966). He joked that he got this role because he was the only Oriental actor who could properly pronounce the lead character's name: "Britt Reid".
28Mastered a technique called "The One-Inch Punch", in which he could deliver a devastating blow yet have his fist travel the distance of one mere inch (2.54 cm) before striking an opponent.
29In his first and only meeting with Enter the Dragon (1973) composer Lalo Schifrin, Bruce told him that he often trains to the Mission: Impossible (1966) theme.
30One of his martial arts students was James Bond star George Lazenby.
31Before hitting it big as a movie star he often trained with the martial arts world's biggest stars, many of whom would latter become celebrities in their own right, such as world karate champion Chuck Norris. Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, Lee was never Norris's instructor. They trained together, often trading techniques and ideas, but never had a student-teacher relationship.
32His death was considered to be under 'extraordinarily bizarre' circumstances by many experts. Many people claimed that it was the work of 'Oni' (Japanese for Demons or evil spirits), while others claimed he was cursed. The theory of the 'Curse of Bruce Lee' carried over to the extremely bizarre death of his son, Brandon Lee, who was shot and killed during the filming of The Crow (1994) in 1993.
33Developed a trick for showing off his speed: a person held a coin and closed his hand and, as he closed it, Lee would take it and could even swap the coin for another.
34Earned $30,000 for his first two feature films.
35Adopted his legendary nunchaku routine in his movies from the legendary karate master Hidehiko "Hidy" Ochiai. The two met at the Los Angeles YMCA in the mid 1960s.
36Was able to name every single karate term and performed them with dead accuracy.
37Spoke English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese.
38His last movie, Game of Death (1978), was his first film to be shot with sound, unlike most of his earlier films which were filmed without sound and later dubbed in by the actors. Some of the lost footage was later shown in Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000). You can hear his own voice speaking English and Cantonese. Had he not died, his character's name in this movie would have been Hai Tien.
39Demand for his private lessons grew so high that his hourly rate soared to $275 per hour.
40Faced discrimination from other Chinese kung fu masters when trying to learn other martial arts styles. Would usually go to the number 3 or 4 man in a certain system to learn it in exchange for teaching what he knew.
41Was sought after for instruction by established martial artists such as Joe Lewis and Chuck Norris.
42Left for Seattle in 1958 with $100. Gave cha cha cha lessons to first-class passengers to earn extra money during ship ride to US.
43Was constantly challenged by movie extras and other men seeking to gain fame by beating him in a fight.
44His development of Jeet Kune Do came partially out of an incident with his school. A rival martial artist challenged him to a duel over his decision to teach non-Chinese students. Lee accepted the challenge and won the duel but later thought that the fight took too long because his martial art technique was too rigid and formalistic. Thus he decided to develop a better system with an emphasis on practicality and flexibility.
45His father, Lee Hoi-chuen, was Chinese. His mother, Grace Ho, is described as being of mixed Chinese and European (usually stated as German) descent.
46His students in Jeet Kune Do martial arts included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Steve McQueen, and James Coburn.
47Suffered a serious back injury while attempting a good-morning (involves holding a barbell across the shoulders and bending forward, keeping legs and back straight). During his recuperation he wrote several books on the martial arts.
48Weighed only 128 pounds at the time of his death.
49A noted brawler in Hong Kong, Lee received formal training in wing chun under legendary sifu Yip Man. He later trained in a variety of arts but eventually found classical style limiting and, counter-productive. He developed Jeet Kune Do which, he stressed, is not a style but a way of approaching martial arts beyond style. It is the forerunner to mix martial arts.
50Was an accomplished dancer and Hong Kong cha cha cha champion.
51Bruce Lee Jun Fan Yuen Kam (Bruce Lee's full birth name) was born in the year of the dragon (1940), at the hour of the dragon (between 6:00AM- 8:00AM).
52While The Green Hornet (1966) TV series was in production, Bruce made several promotional appearances as Kato but made a point to never do the standard martial art stunts like breaking boards, which he felt had nothing to do with what martial arts are about.
53Interred at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington, USA.
54Developed his martial art style called Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) which is more of an idea of being flexible and practical with learning martial arts
55He is considered the greatest martial artist of the 20th century.
56Died of brain edema in Hong Kong at age 32.
57Father of Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.
58Ranked #100 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
59Bruce Lee was voted as the Greatest Movie Fighter Ever in 2014 by the Houston Boxing Hall Of Fame. The HBHOF is a combat sports voting body composed exclusively of current and former fighters and Martial Artists.
60Bollywood made a song for him as a tribute: "Lets dance for the great guy Bruce Lee", composed by Bappi Lahiri and from the movie Morchha (1980).
61Was only 160 pounds at his heaviest.
62Was capable of doing push ups with a 250-pound man on his back and could do push-ups with only one finger.
63Once performed a kick so fast it had be slowed down by editors for fear it would look like it was sped up.
64Chosen by Goldsea Asian American Daily as one of the "100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time". (ranked #2).
65There is a character in the anime and manga Shaman King that is very heavily based on him. Also a character inspired by a Lee-like character appeared in the Yugioh manga.
66According to Hong Kong stuntman Phillip Ko, Lee was challenged by a tiger/crane kung fu stylist, an extra on Enter the Dragon (1973), who claimed Lee was a phony. Lee, who was furious at the claim, accepted the challenge to prove that his martial arts were indeed the real deal. The fight, which took place on the film set, only lasted 30 seconds, with Bruce pummeling his challenger with a series of straight punches to the face, low-line kicks to his shins/knees/thighs and finally ended with the guy being smashed to the wall with his hair pulled and his arms trapped by Bruce. After Lee forced the kung fu stylist to submit, he showed some class by telling him to go back to work instead of firing him. This fight was witnessed by the film's producer, Fred Weintraub, and Robert Wall.
67In the popular Nintendo game series, Pokémon, the fighting type monster Hitmonlee is based on Lee.
68To mark the occasion of what would have been Lee's 65th birthday (27 November 2005), a bronze statue of a topless Bruce adopting a martial arts stance was unveiled in Hong Kong, effectively kicking off a week-long Bruce Lee festival.
69Alongside Muhammad Ali, Lee is cited as a major influence by many K-1 and MMA champions: Bas Rutten, Jose "Pele' Landi-Jons, Wanderlei Silva, 'Emilianenko Fedor', Norifumi "Kid' Yamamoto, Rob Kaman, Ramon Dekkers, Frank Shamrock, Murilo Rua, Maurício Shogun, 'Jerome Le Banner', 'Carlos Newton', Remy Bonjasky, Jeremy Horn, David Loiseau and Tito Ortiz, among others.
70UFC President Dana White considers Bruce Lee as "the father of Mixed Martial Arts".
71He was a gang leader in his teenage years. The name of his group was known as "The Tigers of Junction Street".
72Son of Hoi-Chuen Lee
73Had four siblings, two sisters and two brothers: Phoebe Lee (b. 1938), Agnes Lee, older brother and fencing champion Peter Lee, and younger brother and musician Robert Lee. Some sources claim he also had a brother James who died of Black Lung in 1972 but James Yimm Lee was in fact his training partner and not his brother.
74Lee knocked out Uechi in 10 seconds in a 1962 Full-Contact match in Seattle. It was refereed by Jesse Glover.
75Lee knocked-out Chung, a Choy Li Fut fighter, in Hong Kong in a 1958 Full-Contact match. The match was refereed by Sheun-Leung Wong.
76Lee knocked out Wong Jack-Man in Oakland, CA, in a 1965 no-holds-barred challenge match. It was Lee's last official fight. It lasted three minutes.
77Defeated British boxer Gary Elms by knockout in the third round in the 1958 Hong Kong amateur boxing championships by using Wing Chun traps and high/low-level straight punches. Before he met Elms in the finals, he knocked out three boxers in the first round. Hawkings Cheung, his fellow Wing Chun street fighter, witnessed the event.
78Lee was trained by Yip Man from 1954-1957 & Wong Shun-Leung from 1957-1958.
79His father, Hoi-Chuen Lee (b. February 1901, died February 8, 1965) was a popular stage actor and died 8 days after Brandon Lee was born.
80(2004 September) Has a statue placed in the country Bosnia. After many years of war and religious splits, Lee's figure is to commend his work, to successfully bridge culture gaps in the world.
81Is often honored in video games. In "Mortal Kombat" games, the character Liu Kang was an obvious tribute to Lee. Then, in Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (1993), a character named Fei Long was introduced bearing an uncanny resemblance in both looks and fighting style to Lee. A lesser game, World Heroes (1992), also copied Lee as Kim Dragon. Lastly, the "Tekken" games did the tribute to him not once, but twice. First with Marshall Law, then with his son Forrest Law for the third installment of Tekken. Along with this, his fighting style was honored in Virtua Fighter Remix (1993) with Jacky Bryant, in Dead or Alive (1997) with Jann Lee and in the "Soul Calibur" series as Maxi.
82When Elvis Presley's and Ed Parker's unfinished martial arts film "New Gladiators" was found in 2003, there was 20 minutes of Lee's demonstration at a martial arts display in the mid-'60s found along with it.
83Mortal Kombat character "Liu Kang" was inspired by him, complete with the characteristic animal noises.
84His first major U.S. project was the role of Kato in the television series The Green Hornet (1966). He joked that he got this role because he was the only Oriental actor who could properly pronounce the lead character's name: "Britt Reid".
85Mastered a technique called "The One-Inch Punch", in which he could deliver a devastating blow yet have his fist travel the distance of one mere inch (2.54 cm) before striking an opponent.
86In his first and only meeting with Enter the Dragon (1973) composer Lalo Schifrin, Bruce told him that he often trains to the Mission: Impossible (1966) theme.
87One of his martial arts students was James Bond star George Lazenby.
88Before hitting it big as a movie star he often trained with the martial arts world's biggest stars, many of whom would latter become celebrities in their own right, such as world karate champion Chuck Norris. Despite rumors and reports to the contrary, Lee was never Norris's instructor. They trained together, often trading techniques and ideas, but never had a student-teacher relationship.
89His death was considered to be under 'extraordinarily bizarre' circumstances by many experts. Many people claimed that it was the work of 'Oni' (Japanese for Demons or evil spirits), while others claimed he was cursed. The theory of the 'Curse of Bruce Lee' carried over to the extremely bizarre death of his son, Brandon Lee, who was shot and killed during the filming of The Crow (1994) in 1993.
90Developed a trick for showing off his speed: a person held a coin and closed his hand and, as he closed it, Lee would take it and could even swap the coin for another.
91Earned $30,000 for his first two feature films.
92Adopted his legendary nunchaku routine in his movies from the legendary karate master Hidehiko "Hidy" Ochiai. The two met at the Los Angeles YMCA in the mid 1960s.
93Was able to name every single karate term and performed them with dead accuracy.
94Spoke English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese.
95His last movie, Game of Death (1978), was his first film to be shot with sound, unlike most of his earlier films which were filmed without sound and later dubbed in by the actors. Some of the lost footage was later shown in Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000). You can hear his own voice speaking English and Cantonese. Had he not died, his character's name in this movie would have been Hai Tien.
96Demand for his private lessons grew so high that his hourly rate soared to $275 per hour.
97Faced discrimination from other Chinese kung fu masters when trying to learn other martial arts styles. Would usually go to the number 3 or 4 man in a certain system to learn it in exchange for teaching what he knew.
98Was sought after for instruction by established martial artists such as Joe Lewis and Chuck Norris.
99Left for Seattle in 1958 with $100. Gave cha cha cha lessons to first-class passengers to earn extra money during ship ride to US.
100Was constantly challenged by movie extras and other men seeking to gain fame by beating him in a fight.
101His development of Jeet Kune Do came partially out of an incident with his school. A rival martial artist challenged him to a duel over his decision to teach non-Chinese students. Lee accepted the challenge and won the duel but later thought that the fight took too long because his martial art technique was too rigid and formalistic. Thus he decided to develop a better system with an emphasis on practicality and flexibility.
102His father, Lee Hoi-chuen, was Chinese. His mother, Grace Ho, is described as being of mixed Chinese and European (usually stated as German) descent.
103His students in Jeet Kune Do martial arts included Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Steve McQueen, and James Coburn.
104Suffered a serious back injury while attempting a good-morning (involves holding a barbell across the shoulders and bending forward, keeping legs and back straight). During his recuperation he wrote several books on the martial arts.
105Weighed only 128 pounds at the time of his death.
106A noted brawler in Hong Kong, Lee received formal training in wing chun under legendary sifu Yip Man. He later trained in a variety of arts before creating his Jeet Kune Do style.
107Was an accomplished dancer and Hong Kong cha cha cha champion.
108Bruce Lee Jun Fan Yuen Kam (Bruce Lee's full birth name) was born in the year of the dragon (1940), at the hour of the dragon (between 6:00AM- 8:00AM).
109While The Green Hornet (1966) TV series was in production, Bruce made several promotional appearances as Kato but made a point to never do the standard martial art stunts like breaking boards, which he felt had nothing to do with what martial arts are about.
110Interred at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington, USA.
111Developed his martial art style called Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) which is more of an idea of being flexible and practical with learning martial arts
112He is considered the greatest martial artist of the 20th century.
113Died of brain edema in Hong Kong at age 32.
114Father of Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee.
115Ranked #100 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Jing wu men (1972)$7,500
Tang shan da xiong (1971)$7,500
Longstreet (1971)$2,000 /episode
The Green Hornet (1966)$400 /episode
Jing wu men (1972)$7,500
Tang shan da xiong (1971)$7,500
Longstreet (1971)$2,000 /episode
The Green Hornet (1966)$400 /episode


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Fighting shirtless
2Extremely well defined body and muscles
3Lightning fast moves and reflexes
4Bowl haircut
5Use of Jeet Kun Do, a form of martial arts he invented himself in which freedom of reaction was far more important than rigid form
6Made animal sounds when he fought to unnerve his foes and focus his strength. His characters were often proudly Chinese and battled foes who racially oppressed his people as in when he smashed a "No dogs or Chinese allowed" sign with a flying kick
7Often had a scene in his films where in a fight, he gets wounded. Standing stunned, he tastes his own blood and then he goes berserk wiping out any opponent in his path.
8Fighting shirtless
9Extremely well defined body and muscles
10Lightning fast moves and reflexes
11Bowl haircut
12Use of Jeet Kun Do, a form of martial arts he invented himself in which freedom of reaction was far more important than rigid form
13Made animal sounds when he fought to unnerve his foes and focus his strength. His characters were often proudly Chinese and battled foes who racially oppressed his people as in when he smashed a "No dogs or Chinese allowed" sign with a flying kick
14Often had a scene in his films where in a fight, he gets wounded. Standing stunned, he tastes his own blood and then he goes berserk wiping out any opponent in his path.


Quotes

#Quote
1Ever since The Big Boss there seems to be a wave, a hot wave in fact, of finding "another Bruce Lee" among all types of people, particularly martial artists. Ranging from karate men, hapkido men, judo men, etcetera, etcetera. Forgetting about whether or not they possess the ability to act, just so long as they can halfway decent kick or punch and know a few tricks or gimmicks, the producers will make them a "star." Now, let's stop about here. Is it that simple to become a star? Well, I can assure you it's not that simple. Also, I can tell you that as more (of) Bruce Lee's films are shown, the audience will soon realize-not only in acting ability but in physical skill as well-they will see the difference. Of course, "It is only moviemaking," people will say, but certainly the audiences are not so insensitive as to not be able to see and judge for themselves.
2First of all, the word superstar really turns me off--and I'll tell you why. The word "star" man, it's an illusion. it's something what the public calls you. You should look upon oneself as an actor, man. I mean you would be very pleased if somebody said (punches his fist into his open hand) "man, you are a super actor!" it is much better than, you know, superstar.
3You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to sound like ask Confucius, sayyyyyy--(joking) but under the sky, under the heaven, man, there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different.
4I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
5The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.
6A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.
7I have always been a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, but above all, am actualising myself to be an artist of life.
8Martial art is ultimately an athletic expression of the dynamic human body. More important yet, is the person who is expressing his own soul.
9Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
10Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
11Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
12There's no challenge in breaking a board. Boards don't hit back.
13If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread over into the rest of your life. It'll spread over into your work, into your mortality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.
14I don't believe in different ways of fighting now. I mean, unless human beings have 3 arms and 3 legs, then we will have a different way of fighting. But basically we all have two arms and two legs so that is why I believe there should be only one way of fighting and that is no way.
15A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
16Don't think, feel! It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
17The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
18I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
19To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. If you want to understand the truth in martial arts, to see any opponent clearly, you must throw away the notion of styles or schools, prejudices, likes and dislikes, and so forth. Then, your mind will cease all conflict and come to rest. In this silence, you will see totally and freshly.
20Empty your mind. Become formless and shapeless like water. When water is poured into a cup, it becomes the cup. When water is poured into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Be water, my friend.
21When an opportunity in a fight presents itself, "I" don't hit, "it" hits all by itself.
22A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.
23Simplicity is the last step of art.
24Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.
25Ever since The Big Boss there seems to be a wave, a hot wave in fact, of finding "another Bruce Lee" among all types of people, particularly martial artists. Ranging from karate men, hapkido men, judo men, etcetera, etcetera. Forgetting about whether or not they possess the ability to act, just so long as they can halfway decent kick or punch and know a few tricks or gimmicks, the producers will make them a "star." Now, let's stop about here. Is it that simple to become a star? Well, I can assure you it's not that simple. Also, I can tell you that as more (of) Bruce Lee's films are shown, the audience will soon realize-not only in acting ability but in physical skill as well-they will see the difference. Of course, "It is only moviemaking," people will say, but certainly the audiences are not so insensitive as to not be able to see and judge for themselves.
26First of all, the word superstar really turns me off--and I'll tell you why. The word "star" man, it's an illusion. it's something what the public calls you. You should look upon oneself as an actor, man. I mean you would be very pleased if somebody said (punches his fist into his open hand) "man, you are a super actor!" it is much better than, you know, superstar.
27You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to sound like ask Confucius, sayyyyyy--(joking) but under the sky, under the heaven, man, there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different.
28I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
29The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear, or your hang-ups.
30A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.
31I have always been a martial artist by choice, an actor by profession, but above all, am actualising myself to be an artist of life.
32Martial art is ultimately an athletic expression of the dynamic human body. More important yet, is the person who is expressing his own soul.
33Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
34Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
35Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
36There's no challenge in breaking a board. Boards don't hit back.
37If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread over into the rest of your life. It'll spread over into your work, into your mortality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.
38I don't believe in different ways of fighting now. I mean, unless human beings have 3 arms and 3 legs, then we will have a different way of fighting. But basically we all have two arms and two legs so that is why I believe there should be only one way of fighting and that is no way.
39A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
40Don't think, feel! It is like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.
41The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
42I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
43To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person. If you want to understand the truth in martial arts, to see any opponent clearly, you must throw away the notion of styles or schools, prejudices, likes and dislikes, and so forth. Then, your mind will cease all conflict and come to rest. In this silence, you will see totally and freshly.
44Empty your mind. Become formless and shapeless like water. When water is poured into a cup, it becomes the cup. When water is poured into a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Be water, my friend.
45When an opportunity in a fight presents itself, "I" don't hit, "it" hits all by itself.
46A teacher is never a giver of truth - he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst.
47Simplicity is the last step of art.
48Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 28 April 1993. At 6933 Hollywood Blvd.
1972Special Jury AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalJing wu men (1972)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fu gui fu yun1948
The Birth of Mankind1946
Golden Gate Girl1941Infant (uncredited)
Enter the Dragon1973Lee
The Way of the Dragon1972Tang Lung / Dragon
The Chinese Connection1972Chen Zhen
Longstreet1971TV SeriesLi Tsung
The Big Boss1971Cheng Chao-an
Marlowe1969Winslow Wong
Here Come the Brides1969TV SeriesLin
Blondie1969TV SeriesKarate Instructor
Ironside1967TV SeriesLeon Soo
The Green Hornet1966-1967TV SeriesKato
Batman1966-1967TV SeriesKato
The Milton Berle Show1966TV SeriesKato
Ren hai gu hong1960Ah Sam (as Lee Siu-Lung)
Thunderstorm1957Chow Chung (as Siu Lung Lee)
Zao zhi dang cu wo bu jia1956Kai Cheung
Zha dian na fu1956Yeung Siu-lung (as Lee Siu Lung)
Gu xing xue lei1955
Er nu zhai1955
Gu er xing1955
Ai xia ji1955
Ai1955
Wei lou chun xiao1953as Lee Jun-fan
Qian wan ren jia1953
Fu zhi guo1953Juvenile
Ci mu lei1953
Ku hai ming deng1953
Ren zhi Chu1951Ngau Tsai
Xi lu xiang1950Ah-Cheung (Juvenile) (as Lung Lee)
Meng li xi shi1949as Siu Hoi-Chuen Lee

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi2000director: original footage - uncredited
Game of Death1978action choreographer - uncredited / martial arts director - uncredited
Enter the Dragon1973fighting sequences stager / teaser writer - uncredited
Longstreet1971TV Series fight choreographer - 2 episodes
A Walk in the Spring Rain1970fight choreographer - uncredited
Marlowe1969fight choreographer - uncredited
The Wrecking Crew1968karate advisor

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi2000producer original footage
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentary producer original footage
The Story2000Video documentary short producer: original job
Game of Death1978producer: original version
Enter the Dragon1973producer - uncredited
The Way of the Dragon1972producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi2000material
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentary material
Circle of Iron1978story
Game of Death1978uncredited
The Way of the Dragon1972screenplay

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentary original footage
The Story2000Video documentary short original footage
Game of Death1978uncredited
The Way of the Dragon1972

Stunts

Stunts

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Lee and I1973action coordinator - uncredited / action director
The Way of the Dragon1972martial arts director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
The Hidden Side of the Things2015very special thanks
Conflict2014Short in memory of
Black News2013TV Series thanks - 1 episode
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Working Man2011Short grateful thanks
Club832009very special thanks
Bro Lee2008Video short special thanks
Big Stan2007the producers wish to thank
El Morao del Dragon Gordo2007Short in memory of
Evolucion2006Short special thanks
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentary for - as Bruce
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do1995Documentary dedicated to the memory of
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend1973Documentary in memoriam - as Mr. Bruce Lee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Enjoy Yourself Tonight1970-1973TV SeriesHimself
The Pierre Berton Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Where the Action Is1966TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sebring2018post-productionHimself
Ok! TV2017TV SeriesHimself
The Drunken Peasants2017TV SeriesHimself
Welcome to the Basement2016TV SeriesTang Lung / Dragon
Extra2015TV SeriesHimself
EA Sports UFC2014Video GameHimself
Blue Gold: American Jeans2014DocumentaryHimself
Pioneers of Television2014TV Mini-Series documentaryKato - Green Hornet
Rude Tube2013TV SeriesHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesHimself / Lee
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHimself / Various
Ftw2011ShortHimself (uncredited)
Limitless2011/IKarate Fighter on T.V. (uncredited)
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV SeriesHimself
5 Second Movies2010TV SeriesLee
The Grandmaster & the Dragon: William Cheung & Bruce Lee2009VideoHimself
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bruce Lee: In Pursuit of the Dragon2009DocumentaryHimself
L'urlo di Chen terrorizza ancora l'occidente - Dragonland2008DocumentaryHimself
Fighter2007/IHimself
La rentadora2007TV SeriesHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 22006Video documentaryHimself
Ban the Sadist Videos!2005Video documentaryHimself
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon'2004Video documentary shortHimself / Lee
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip2004TV MovieKato
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryLee
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong2003TV Movie documentary
Dark World: Duel of the Assassins2003VideoIskavich Hoshito
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious2002Video documentaryHimself
Modern Warriors2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee2001Video documentaryHimself
Interview with Anders Nelsson2001Video shortTang Lung (segment "Way of the Dragon")
Reflections on 'The Little Dragon'2001Video shortVarious
The Jon Benn Interview2001Video shortTang Lung (segment "Way of the Dragon")
Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi2000Hai Tien
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentaryHai Tien
The Story2000Video documentary shortHai Tien
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryLee
Fist to Fist2000DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Famous Families1999TV Series documentaryHimself / Various
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist1999Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On1999TV MovieHimself / Lee / Tang Lung / ...
The Path of the Dragon1998Video documentary shortHimself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jackie Chan: My Story1998Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words1998Video documentary shortHimself
Naamsaang-neuiseung1998DocumentaryHimself
The Immortal Masters1998Video shortHimself
Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts1998Video documentaryHimself
The Secrets of the Warrior's Power1997TV MovieHimself
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do1995DocumentaryHimself / Various / Narrator
Top Fighter1995Video documentary
Cinema of Vengeance1994Documentary
Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview1994Video shortHimself
The Life of Bruce Lee1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The Curse of the Dragon1993DocumentaryHimself
Sing si lip yan1993Billy Lo (uncredited)
Fame in the Twentieth Century1993TV Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee1993DocumentaryHimself
Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania1992DocumentaryHimself
Fei zhou he shang1991Himself (uncredited)
Bruce Lee - Best of the Best1990Documentary
The Best of the Martial Arts Films1990DocumentaryHimself
Holy Batmania1989Video documentary shortKato
Hao xiao zi1986Himself
Bruce Lee, the Legend1984DocumentaryHimself
Game of Death II1981Billy Lo Lee Chen-Chiang
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death1980DocumentaryThe Martial Arts Master
The True Game of Death1979Himself
Game of Death1978Billy Lo Hai Tien (original 1972 footage)
Yung chun ta hsiung1977uncredited
Jing wu men xu ji1977Chen Zhen
Fury of the Dragon1976Kato
The Tenant1976Bruce Lee (uncredited)
Lung men bei chi1976
Bruce Lee's Original Screen Test1974ShortHimself
Kung Fu Killers1974TV Movie documentary
The Green Hornet1974Kato
The Last Days of Bruce Lee1973Documentary shortHimself
The Real Bruce Lee1973DocumentaryHimself
Bruce Lee: The Man and the Legend1973DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Bruce Lee StoriesVideo documentary short

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