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Bruce Lee

1940-11-27 San Francisco, California, USA

Image of Bruce Lee


Bruce Jun Fan Lee (Lee Siu Lung) was born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, CA while his parents were on tour with the Chinese Opera. Ultimately raised in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee was a child actor appearing in more than 20 films. At the age of 13, Bruce took up the study of wing chun gung fu under renowned wing chun master, Yip Man. Bruce left Hong Kong at the age of 18, came to the United States and made his way to Seattle, Washington where he worked in the restaurant of a family friend. He soon enrolled in the University of Washington where he pursued a degree in philosophy. Bruce began to teach gung fu in Seattle and soon opened his first school, the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute. Two more schools followed in Oakland and Los Angeles. Concurrently Bruce married his wife, Linda and had his two children, Brandon and Shannon. In the mid sixties, Bruce was discovered while doing an exhibition at the Long Beach Internationals and a role as Kato in the tv series The Green Hornet soon followed. During this time, Bruce was also developing his own martial art, which he ultimately named Jeet Kune Do (translated: the way of the intercepting fist). Bruce's art was steeped in a philosophical foundation and did not follow long held martial traditions. Instead it had at its core the ideas of simplicity, directness and personal freedom. After The Green Hornet series was canceled, Bruce encountered resistance while working in Hollywood and so headed to Hong Kong to pursue a film career. In Hong Kong he made 3 films, which consecutively broke all box office records and showcased martial arts in an entirely new way. Hollywood took notice and soon Bruce was making the first Hollywood / Hong Kong coproduction with a film called Enter the Dragon. Unfortunately, Bruce Lee died in 1973 before this film was released. This film catapulted him to international fame. Today Bruce Lee’s legacy of self expression, equality, and pioneering innovation continues to inspire people all around the world.


The Final Game of Death Self (archive footage) 2023-07-17
Be Water Self (archive footage) 2020-01-25
Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth Self (archive footage) 2020-03-06
死亡遊戲 Redux Hai Tien 2019-07-20
Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks Self (archive footage) 2019-08-14
Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon Self (archive footage) 2016-10-25
I Am Bruce Lee Self / Various (archive footage) 2012-02-09
Bruce Lee: In Pursuit of the Dragon Self (archive Footage) 2011-01-01
李小龍風采一生 Self (archive footage) 2009-01-01
How Bruce Lee Changed the World Self (archive footage) 2009-05-17
Dragonland - L'urlo di Chen terrorizza ancora l'occidente Self (archive footage) 2008-01-01
Le Frelon vert Kato 2005-01-06
Bruce Lee - Jeet Kune Do Self (archive footage) 2004-09-09
Bruce Lee - La Destinée du Dragon Self (archive footage) 2004-09-07
电影香江之功夫世家 Self (archive footage) 2003-01-01
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious Self (archive footage) 2002-12-10
Modern Warriors Self (archive footage) 2002-08-20
The Real Bruce Lee 2 (archive footage) 2002-01-01
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies Self - Interviewee (archive footage) 2002-06-01
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee Self (archive footage) 2001-12-18
Fist to Fist (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey Self (archive footage) 2000-10-22
Bruce Lee - Le Parcours d'un Guerrier Self (archive footage) 2000-01-01
Bruce Lee in G.O.D. Hai Tien (archive footage) 2000-11-25
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On Self / Lee / Tang Lung / Chen / Li Tsung / ... (archive footage) 1999-01-01
The Lees: Action Speaks Louder Self / Various (archive footage) 1999-10-25
The Path of the Dragon Self (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Bruce Lee: The Intercepting Fist Self (archive footage) 1998-01-01
Bruce Lee: In His Own Words Self (archive footage) 1998-07-01
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes Self (archive footage) 1998-08-18
成龍的傳奇 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1998-07-17
Face to Face Self (archive footage) 1997-01-01
Jackie Chan - From Stuntman to Superstar Self (archive footage) 1996-08-30
Top Fighter (archive footage) 1995-06-15
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do Self / Various / Narrator (archive footage) 1995-01-01
Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon Self (archive footage) 1994-01-18
The Life of Bruce Lee Self (archive footage) 1994-01-01
The Curse of the Dragon Self (archive footage) 1993-06-30
Death by Misadventure: The Mysterious Life of Bruce Lee Self (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania Self (archive footage) 1992-01-01
The Best of the Martial Arts Films Self (archive footage) 1990-01-01
Amazing Masters of Martial Arts Self (archive footage) 1985-03-14
Bruce Lee: The Legend Self (archive footage) 1984-01-01
死亡塔 Lee Chen-chiang (archive footage) 1981-03-21
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death The Martial Arts Master (archive footage) 1980-09-01
死亡遊戲 Billy Lo 1978-03-23
The Real Bruce Lee Self (archive footage) 1977-01-13
天皇巨星 Self (archive footage) 1976-01-02
Le locataire Bruce Lee (archive footage) (uncredited) 1976-05-26
Fury of the Dragon Kato 1976-10-14
The Warrior Within Self 1976-01-01
La légende du petit dragon Self (archive footage) 1975-01-01
Kung Fu Killers Tang Lung (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-01-01
The Green Hornet Kato 1974-03-21
Heiße Ware aus Hong Kong (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Li Xiao Long di Sheng yu si Self (archive footage) 1973-10-14
Enter the Dragon Lee 1973-08-17
The World of Kung Fu Self (archive footage) 1973-01-01
Location: Hong Kong with Enter the Dragon Self 1973-08-01
猛龍過江 Tang Lung 1972-12-30
精武門 Chen Zhen 1972-03-22
唐山大兄 Cheng Chiu On 1971-10-23
Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview Self 1971-12-09
Marlowe Winslow Wong 1969-09-19
Dragon Rising - The Green Hornet Screentest Kato 1965-01-01
人海孤鴻 Ah Sam 1960-03-02
雷雨 Chow Chung 1957-03-14
甜姐兒 1957-12-06
詐痲納福 Lee Siu Lung 1956-02-15
早知當初我唔嫁 Kai Cheung 1956-12-22
兒女債 Le fils fainéant 1955-01-01
孤星血淚 Wong Fuk-kwan (child) 1955-02-11
危樓春曉 1953-11-26
千萬人家 1953-10-08
苦海明燈 San at 13 1953-04-30
細路祥 Kid Cheung 1950-05-31
Fu Kuei Fu Yün 1946-01-01
金門女 Baby(uncredited) 1941-05-27