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Chinese martial arts choreographer and director who became one of the most respected figures in action cinema through his work on films like 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He made his directorial debut in 1978 with the Jackie Chan-starring film Snake in the Eagle's Shadow.
He got his start in the industry as an actor in 1965's Huo Shao Hong Lian Si Zhi Yuan Yang Jian Xia.
Yuen was born in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. With a support of Ng See-yuen, he achieved his first directing credit in 1978 on the seminal Snake in the Eagle's Shadow, starring Jackie Chan, followed quickly by Drunken Master. The films were smash hits, launching Jackie Chan as a major film star, turning Seasonal Films into a major independent production company, and starting a trend towards comedy in martial arts films that continues to the present day.
In late 2010, Yuen released his first film as director since 1996, True Legend, starring Vincent Zhao and Jay Chou.
In 2015, Yuen directed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, re-creating many of his signature action choreographies.
Yuen's father is famed martial arts actor Yuen Siu-tien. Yuen has siblings named Yuen, Shun-Yee, Brandy, Yat and Yuen.
Currently, Yuen Woo-Ping is 77 years, 8 months and 25 days old. Yuen Woo-Ping will celebrate 78th birthday on a Sunday 1st of January 2023. Below we countdown to Yuen Woo-Ping upcoming birthday.