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Jet Li

Jet Li

Date of Birth: 26 Apr 1963

Country: China

Biography: Li made his film debut in Shaolin Temple, the movie that launched the Hong Kong martial arts craze of the 1980s. A plethora of very popular Hong Kong action flicks followed; by the mid-'90s, Once Upon a Time in China, Black Mask and The Defender were getting release, and notice, in America. Li made his U.S. debut as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4. Li first u.s. starring role in Romeo Must Die. His American films include Kiss of the Dragon, The One and Cradle 2 the Grave.

Total Credits at Criticker: 52 (Actor), 1 (Director), 1 (Writer)

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    Cradle 2 the Grave
    America's gritty hip-hop ethos collides with the poetic intensity of Hong Kong cinema in the action thriller Cradle 2 the Grave, an explosive fusion of Eastern martial arts and Western street culture. (Warner Bros.)
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    Hero
    The time: two thousand years ago. The place: the violent dawn of the Qin dynasty. The story: the soon-to-be First Emperor of China is on the brink of conquering a war-torn land. Three opponents are determined to assassinate him and one loyal subject stands in their way. (Miramax)
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    Kiss of the Dragon
    Jet Li plays Liu Jiuan, China's top government agent, who arrives in Paris from Shanghai to carry out a sensitive, top-secret mission. (Twentieth Century Fox)
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    Lethal Weapon 4
    The "Lethal" quartet (Gibson, Glover, Russo and Pesci) is joined by junior detective Lee Butters (Rock), as the team struggles to unravel a series of crimes involving immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting. (Warner Bros.)
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    The One
    A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills. (imdb)
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    Romeo Must Die
    In this modern day Romeo and Juliet, kung fu action star Jet Li plays Romeo to hip-hop singer, Aaliyah Haughton's Juliet. Li is an ex-cop investigating the murder of his brother, who had ties with the Chinese mafia in America. Aaliyah plays the daughter of the American mob boss. Neither side approves of their romance, so, obviously, kung fu action ensues, with a soundtrack by Aaliyah. (imdb)
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    Fist of Legend
    In 1937, a Chinese martial artist returns to Shanghai to find his teacher dead and his school harassed by the Japanese. (imdb)
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    The Shaolin Temple
    The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital... (imdb)
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    Martial Arts of Shaolin
    Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration... (imdb)
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    Swordsman II
    With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990) (imdb)
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    Once Upon a Time in China
    Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China (imdb)
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    Once Upon a Time in China II
    In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult... (imdb)
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    Last Hero in China
    Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme... (imdb)
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    The Legend 2
    The Cantonese hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are... (imdb)
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    The Legend
    This Hong Kong martial-arts extravaganza tells of evil emperors and true love. The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions (imdb)
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    Tai Chi Master
    Jet Li was a monk in Shaolin. In a friendly competition for a higher place in Shaolin, he was betrayed... (imdb)
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    The Defender
    A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government... (imdb)
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    Dr. Wai in the Scripture with No Words
    A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers. (imdb)
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    Black Mask
    A survivor of a supersoldier project must fight his former comrades as a masked hero. (imdb)
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    The Enforcer
    The amazing Jet Li plays a cop whose job keeps him from attending his son's junior kung fu competitions. When sent undercover to infiltrate the gang of a brutal mob boss, his arrest--part of his cover story--exposes his son to humiliation in school. Meanwhile, his wife falls deeper into illness... (IMDB)
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    Once Upon a Time in China III
    Wong Fei-Hung and sidekick Chung arrive in Peking just as the Empress announces a Lion Dance martial arts contest... (imdb)
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    Legend of the Red Dragon
    A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak (imdb)
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    Once Upon a Time in China and America
    The story is set in both Hong Kong and the U.S. So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high (imdb)
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    Unleashed
    A man raised into behaving like a dog, escapes from his captor to start a new life, who seeks to reclaim him because of his unnatural martial arts skills that are triggered when unleashed. (imdb)
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    Fearless
    This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (imdb)
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    Born to Defense
    Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people. (imdb)
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    Kids from Shaolin
    Two rivaling families live on opposite sides of a river. One of them practices Shaolin kung fu and has only sons, while the other has only daughters and practices the Wu-Tang sword... (imdb)
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    War
    After his partner is brutally murdered by the infamous assassin Rogue, FBI agent Jack Crawford vows to find the elusive killer and personally avenge his partner's death. But Rogue proves untraceable until three years later, when he resurfaces to ignite a bloody turf war between Chinese mob leader Chang and Japanese Yakuza boss Shiro. Eager to capture Rogue once and for all, Crawford leads his team of crime specialists headlong into the conflict... (Lion's Gate)
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    Hitman
    Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon, but things complicate when the tycoon is killed and he is forced to ally with a misfortunate hitman to find the "King of the Hitman." (imdb)
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    The Evil Cult
    A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords -- and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder (yup!), serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying. (imdb)
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    The Warlords
    It's a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi. The story was filmed by Zhang Che in 1973 as The Blood Brothers. (imdb)
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    The Forbidden Kingdom
    An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King. (imdb)
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    The Master
    A young martial artist travels from China to America to visit his old master. Once in the US he is drawn into a conflict between his master and another disciple.
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    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
    In the Far East, trouble-seeking father-and-son duo Rick (Fraser) and Alex O'Connell (Ford) unearth the mummy of the first Emperor of Qin (Li) -- a shape-shifting entity who was cursed by a wizard (Yeoh) centuries ago.
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    Meltdown
    After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when The Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way.
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    Dragons of the Orient
    A look at martial arts in China today, both in terms of classical styles and demonstrations, as well as actors in kung fu films.
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    Dragon Fight
    Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tiger's plan to defect, an attempt to stop him fails and Jimmy ends up missing his flight to China. Now a fish out of water, Jimmy's only hope is Andy, a wisecracking youngster in L.A. Meanwhile, Tiger works for a mafia boss. (HKFlix)
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    The Expendables
    Barney (Sylvester Stallone) leads a ragtag band of hired guns charged with overthrowing a South American despot, a job no official military unit is willing to touch. But once on the ground, the team learns there's more to the mission than they were told. Their next move determines whether they survive -- or are, indeed, expendable.
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    The Founding of a Republic
    The rise of the Great Chinese Republic, step by step, day by day.
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    Ocean Heaven
    Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids.
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    The Sorcerer and the White Snake
    Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul. (imdb)
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    The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
    The setting is Ming Dynasty during the reign of Chenghua (1465-1487). The court is controlled by imperial eunuchs who consolidate their power by joining either the East or West Bureaus, organs of oppression and espionage whose in-fighting resembles that of the SA and SS in Nazi Germany. Wan Yulou (Gordon Liu), an enforcer of the East Bureau, is dispatched to execute Can Qianzhi, Minister of Five Armies. (mubi.com)
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    Da ba gua
    Fung shui expert takes us on a tour of HK and points out all the buildings and what causes either their good or bad fung shui.
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    This Is Kung Fu
    This Is Kung Fu (1987) - Direct-to-Video
    Documentary featuring scenes of hand-to-hand and combat with weapons. (imdb)
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    Badges of Fury
    Badges Of Fury, a crime thriller featuring one hell of a martial arts trio with Jet Li (needs no introduction), Collin Chou (The Matrix Reloaded, Flashpoint) and Wu Jing (SPL / Kill Zone) (imdb)
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    The Expendables 3
    Barney and his team, known as "The Expendables", come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. (imdb)
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    League of Gods
    Based on the 16th-century Chinese novel Feng Shen Yan Yi (The Investiture of the Gods), the story tells of how King Zhou of Shang becomes a tyrant due to the wiles of Daji, a vixen spirit who is disguised as one of his concubines.
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    Cause: The Birth of Hero
    The movie follows director Zhang Yimou as he is preparing to make the movie Hero. (imdb)
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    Guardians of Martial Arts
    AKA On That Night... While We Dream; Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the some words hiding between the green grass. He closes his eyes and the duel with different martial arts masters begins. (imdb)
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    Ultimate Fights from the Movies
    In their second film compilation following their 'Boogeymen: The Killer Compilation' series, FlixMix takes you into the history of action movies from Hollywood to Hong Kong cinema that spans two decades. This one features action scenes from 16 action-packed movies featuring action gurus, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Chow Yun-Fat, Jackie Chan, Jean-Claude Van Damme and many more.
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    Mulan
    A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney's 'Mulan.'
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    Top Fighter
    Welcome to the world of the martial arts. A voyage for the times of the martial arts cinema, from the beginning in China in the 6th Century B.C. by a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, until the actual time and the influence in the world, with interviews to actors like Gordon Liu and Jackie Chan and historians like David Weeden, and a review to the most important movies of all times and to the most famous action movies actors. A magnificent jewel of this genre what nobody wouldn't lose.
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