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John Woo

1946-09-22 Guangzhou, China

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John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.


Life in 24 Frames a Second Himself 2021-06-26
John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2017-03-19
健さん Self 2016-08-20
建党伟业 林森/ Lin Sen 2011-06-23
Kurosawa, la voie Himself 2011-05-13
建国大业 刘文辉 2009-09-17
建国大业 国军军官 2009-09-17
How Bruce Lee Changed the World Himself 2009-05-17
Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki 2008-03-11
A Century of Light and Shadow Himself 2005-01-01
Crossings: John Woo 2004-06-20
Cinema Hong Kong: Wu Xia Himself 2003-01-02
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong Self 2003-01-01
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Himself - Interviewee 2002-06-01
Mission: Improbable Self 2000-01-01
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor Himself 1999-01-01
男生女相:華語電影之性別 Himself 1998-06-04
成龍的傳奇 Himself 1998-07-17
熱血最強 1997-01-01
Cinema of Vengeance Himself (uncredited) 1994-01-01
Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
辣手神探 Barman 1992-04-16
双龙会 Priest 1992-01-15
豪門夜宴 Man on stairs 1991-11-30
喋血街頭 Policeman 1990-08-17
勇闖天下 Kwong 1990-10-25
日落巴黎 1989-06-14
今夜星光燦爛 Father Fan 1988-10-13
橫財三千萬 Ling's Husband 1987-07-02
英雄本色 Taiwanese Investigator 1986-08-02
錢作怪 [cameo] 1980-07-10
神偷妙探手多多 Triad boss on lorry 1979-01-26
大煞星與小妹頭 Miss Chen's father 1978-02-04
少林門 Zhang Yi 1976-07-15
鐵漢柔情 Message deliverer 1974-07-25
Man zhou ren 1973-06-28
Sijie 1968-01-01
Ouran Young Man 1968-01-01
Mission: Remarkable - 40 Years of Creating the Impossible Self