Date of Birth: 22/06/1962
Full name: Stephen Chow Chow
Place of Birth: Hong Kong Stephen Chow
- the brightest star of the recent Hong Kong cinema. Actor, director, screenwriter and producer, outside Hong Kong is famous in the film with Jackie Chan, so unbelievable success of "Shaolin Soccer", to date the most successful of his film, is quite natural. Mimicry Jim Carrey, energy and great talent turned him into a star of Asian cinema.
to show business had nothing to do. At birth he was given the name Singh Ji, was born June 22, 1962 - a year of the Dragon. He grew up the only boy in the family (one older sister and two younger) and, like the Hong Kong child, worshiped Bruce Lee and studied oriental martial arts. All pocket money spent on posters of their idol, which was hung with his whole room. Parents long to get used to the fact that their son would not be an engineer.
Dreaming to repeat the success of his idol - Bruce Lee, Chow
, after graduating from college in 1982, trying to get a job in television station TTB, but it did not take place. However, with the help of friends, he enrolled in acting school, which is owned television.
And a year later he signed his first contract, which became a breakthrough in the world of show and movie-business. During 4 years of Stephen Chow
makes a children's show "430 spacecraft, a great success.
Finally, in 1987 he played his first dramatic role in sereale price growing up "- it was a supporting actress. Simultaneously Chow
"tasted gokongskuyu film industry, starring in the movie" Final Justice ". For this role, he received the prize "Taiwan Golden Horse" - it was an award for best supporting actress. This award and to orient him to the role in dramas and action, though, while he applied and his comedic talents when she appeared with Jackie Chan in the movie "Entirely your".
In 1990 he received his first major role in the film "All for the Winner", which turned out to be box-office hit. His popularity began to grow and, starting this year, he was actively withdrawn in cinema, receiving numerous awards annually. Stephen Chow
's star status was finally confirmed by the end of the 90th and he began in films as Jackie Chan is not just an actor, as a guest star - cameo.
However, despite this, Chow
's career took shape not as rosy as it may seem. Films in which he starred as an actor and who was shooting in 1997-99, failed at the box office. Perhaps it was because his fans expected too much from Chow
- his popularity on the Internet resulted in numerous unofficial fan sites, and his name for fans to truly become a cult.
The two-year break after the "King of Comedy" has caused concern among his fans, and some even thought that he ever left the cinema. As it turned out, all worries were unfounded - a break in the work of Chow
has become nothing but a lull before the storm. And this storm struck, when in 2001 at the Hong Kong screens out "Shaolin Soccer".
This movie was an absolute hit in the history of Hong Kong, having collected more than 60 million. HK $. The film won all imaginable and unimaginable awards at the Hong Kong film festivals (Chow
swept all the prizes, such as the "best director", as "the best young director, and as a" best director "). What is so remarkable in this film, instantly became a cult in his homeland - the cash register tape of all time, even immediately fired millions of copies of the film comics. Three million at the box office in Japan - the second place after "Spider-Man". It is now the Asian miracle, like the director. Carbon mix of stunning special effects, truly original humor, passion and Asian Indian morale. What else could be steeper than this?
And most important - is that the movie feels so, the child's touching and naive view of the world: belief in the magical power of the spirit of flying people and supernatural power football. This is not a delusion, at least to us and it is difficult to understand for Stephen Chow
's all this seriously. Needless to say, he now shoots a sequel. Ultimately, this film is not only elevated to the throne of King Chou of Hong Kong cinema, but this was for Chow
stairway to heaven, if we bear in mind the Hollywood Hills
. - "Shaolin Soccer"
. - "The King of Comedy"
. - "Price Kzrosleniya"
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