Jet Li Biography
Li Lianjie born on 26th April 1963, better known as Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing. He is a naturalized Singaporean citizen.
After three years of training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple in 1982. He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably as the lead in director Zhang Yimou’s 2002 Hero, Fist of Legend which is the best acclaimed Li movie by Rotten Tomatoes, and the Once Upon a Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung.
Li’s first role in a non-Chinese film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 in 1998, and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die in 2000. He has gone on to star in many action films, including in French cinema with the Luc Besson-produced films Kiss of the Dragon in 2001 and Unleashed in 2005. He co-starred in The One in 2001 and War in 2007 with Jason Statham, The Forbidden Kingdom in 2008 with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone, and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in 2008.
Interested in charitable causes, Li serves as an ambassador for the Red Cross. He established the Jet Li One Foundation in partnership with the Red Cross Society of China. The organization works in several different areas, and provides disaster relief to the people of China. Li married his wife Nina in 1999. The couple has two daughters together. Previously married to Qiuyan Huang from 1987 to 1990, Li has two daughters from his first marriage.
Jet Li Age
Li Lianjie born on 26th April 1963, better known as Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing.
Let Li Wife
Li married his wife Nina in 1999. The couple has two daughters together. Previously married to Qiuyan Huang from 1987 to 1990, Li has two daughters from his first marriage.
Jet Li Family|Daughters|Children
Jet Li is married to Nina Li Chi And Was formerly married to Qiuyan Huang. With both wives, he has 4 daughters; Jada Li, Taimi Li, Jane Li and Si Li.
Jet Li Height
He is 1.68M tall.
Jet Li Net Worth
Jet Li is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist and Wushu champion who has a net worth of $200 million dollars.
Jet Li Health
He assured all his fans that he was doing well when it comes to health despite viral pictures of him circulating the internet being fatally ill. Li has been suffering from hyperthyroidism and spiral problems and doctors have warned he could end up in a wheelchair if he continues acting in action movies and he hasn’t been active in any action projects of late.
Jet Li Death
There have been many speculations that Jet Li is dead but all this are just stories and he is very much alive.
Jet Li Fighting Style
Li uses the chinese martial arts, wushu and baguazhang fighting techniques in hi fighting scenes.
Jet Li Martial Arts
Li was eight when his talent for Wushu was noticed as he practiced at a school summer course. He then attended a non-sparring wushu event, followed by joining the Beijing Wushu Team which did a martial art display at the All China Games. Renowned coaches Li Junfeng and Wu Bin, made extra efforts to help the talented boy develop.
Wu Bin even bought food for Li’s family because they could not afford to buy meat, which was essential for an athletes physical condition. A very young Li competed against adults, in the Chinese Wushu Championships and won fifteen gold medals and one silver medal.
My winning first place caused quite a sensation because I was so young. I was 12 years old, and the other two medalists were in their mid- to late twenties. During the awards ceremony, as I stood on the top step of the podium, I was still shorter than the 2nd and 3rd place medalists. It must have been quite a sight.
According to Li, once, as a child, when the Chinese National Wushu Team went to perform for President Richard Nixon in the United States, he was asked by Nixon to be his personal bodyguard. Li replied, “I don’t want to protect any individual. When I grow up, I want to defend my one billion Chinese countrymen!”
Li is a master of several styles of wushu, especially Chángquán (Northern Longfist Style) and Fānziquán (Tumbling fist). He has also studied other arts including Baguazhang (Eight trigram palm), Taijiquan (Supreme ultimate fist), Xing Yi Quan (Shape intent fist), Zui Quan (Drunken fist), Ying Zhao Quan (Eagle claw fist) and Tanglangquan (Praying mantis fist).
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He did not learn Nanquan (Southern fist), because his training focused only in the Northern Shaolin Styles. He has also mastered wushu’s main weapons, such as Sanjiegun (Three Section Staff), Gùn, Dao (Broadsword), Jian (Straight Sword). Jet Li’s martial arts prowess contributed to his domestic and international fame.
Best Jet Li Movies
- Fist of Legend
- Once Upon a Time in China II
- Once Upon a Time in China
- The Warlords
- The Legend
- The Legend II
- The Bodyguard from Beijing
- Tai-Chi Master
- Swordsman II
- The Shaolin Temple
- Martial Arts of Shaolin
- Last Hero in China
- Once Upon a Time in China III
- Once Upon a Time in China and America
- Kiss of the Dragon
- The Expendables 2
- The Expendables
Jet Li Movies
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1982||Shaolin Temple||少林寺||Jueh Yuan|
|1984||Kids From Shaolin||少林小子||San Lung|
|1986||Born to Defence||中華英雄||Jet||Jet Li’s directorial debut
a.k.a. Born to Defend (Australia)
a.k.a. Born to Defense (USA)
|Martial Arts of Shaolin||南北少林||Zhi-ming||a.k.a. Shaolin Temple 3: Martial Arts of Shaolin|
|1989||Dragon Fight||龍在天涯||Jimmy Lee||a.k.a. Defector|
|1991||Once Upon a Time in China||黃飛鴻||Wong Fei-hung|
|1992||Once Upon a Time in China II||黃飛鴻之二男兒當自强||Wong Fei-hung|
|Swordsman II||笑傲江湖之東方不敗||Ling-wu Chung||a.k.a. The Legend of the Swordsman(USA)|
|1993||Tai Chi Master||太極張三豐||Zhang Sanfeng||a.k.a. Twin Warriors (USA)
|Fong Sai-yuk||方世玉||Fong Sai-yuk||a.k.a. The Legend
|Fong Sai-yuk II||方世玉續集||Fong Sai-yuk
|a.k.a. The Legend II|
|Kung Fu Cult Master||倚天屠龍記之魔教教主||Cheung Mo-kei||a.k.a. The Evil Cult (USA)
a.k.a. Lord of the Wu Tang
a.k.a. Kung Fu Master
|Last Hero in China||黃飛鴻之鐵雞斗蜈蚣||Wong Fei-hung||a.k.a. Claws of Steel
a.k.a. Deadly China Hero
|Once Upon a Time in China III||黃飛鴻之三：獅王争霸||Wong Fei-hung||a.k.a. The Invincible Shaolin|
|1994||The Bodyguard from Beijing||中南海保鑣||Allan Hui Ching-yeung / John Chang||a.k.a. The Defender
a.k.a. Zhong Nan Hai bao biao
|Fist of Legend||精武英雄||Chen Zhen||Also producer|
|The New Legend of Shaolin||洪熙官之少林五祖||Hung Hei-kwun||a.k.a. Legend of the Red Dragon
|1995||High Risk||鼠胆龍威||Kit Li||a.k.a. Meltdown|
|My Father Is a Hero||給爸爸的信||Kung Wei||a.k.a. The Enforcer
a.k.a. Letter to Daddy
|1996||Black Mask||黑俠||Michael / Simon / Tsui Chik / Black Mask||Released in 1999 in the United States|
|Dr. Wai in “The Scripture with No Words”||冒險王||Chow Si-kit||a.k.a. Adventure King
a.k.a. The Scripture With No Words
|1997||Once Upon a Time in China and America||黃飛鴻之西域雄獅||Wong Fei-hung||a.k.a. Once Upon a Time in China IV|
|1998||Hitman||殺手之王||Fu||a.k.a. The Hitman
a.k.a. The Contract Killer
|Lethal Weapon 4||致命武器4||Wah Sing-ku|
|2000||Romeo Must Die||致命羅密歐||Han Sing|
|2001||The One||最後一強||Gabe Law / Gabriel Yulaw / Lawless|
|Kiss of the Dragon||龍之吻||Liu Jian||Also associate producer|
|2002||Hero||英雄||Nameless||Released in 2004 in the United States|
|2003||Cradle 2 the Grave||同盜一擊||Su|
|2005||Unleashed||Danny||a.k.a. Danny the Dog
|2006||Fearless||霍元甲||Huo Yuanjia||a.k.a. Legend of a Fighter (Hong Kong)
Also producer and presenter
|2007||The Warlords||投名狀||Pang Qingyun|
|War||Rogue, a.k.a. Victor Shaw||a.k.a. Rogue Assassin or Rogue|
|2008||The Forbidden Kingdom||功夫之王||Sun Wukong the Monkey King / Silent Monk|
|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor||Emperor Han|
|2009||The Founding of a Republic||建國大業||Chen Shaokuan||a.k.a. Jian Guo Da Ye (lit. The Great Cause of China’s Foundation)
a.k.a. Founding of the Nation
a.k.a. Lofty Ambitions of Nation Building
|2010||Ocean Heaven||海洋天堂||Sam Wong|
|The Expendables||Yin Yang|
|2011||The Sorcerer and the White Snake||白蛇傳說之法海||Reverend Fahai|
|Flying Swords of Dragon Gate||龍門飛甲||Chow Wai-on|
|2012||The Expendables 2||Yin Yang|
|2013||Badges of Fury||不二神探||Huang Feihong|
|2014||The Expendables 3||Yin Yang||Fifth time partnered with Jason Statham, second time opposite Mel Gibson since Lethal Weapon 4|
|2016||League of Gods||封神榜||Jiang Ziya|
|2017||Gong Shou Dao||功守道||Old Monk||Producer|
|2020||Mulan||花木兰||The Emperor of China||Filming|
|Year||Documentary title||Chinese title||Notes|
|1983||This is Kung Fu||中華武術||Biographic role|
|1988||Dragons of the Orient||東方巨龍||Biographic role|
|Abbot Hai Teng||少林海燈大師||Biographic role|
|1994||Shaolin Kung Fu||少林真功夫|
Jet Li The One
The One is a 2001 American science fiction-martial arts film written and directed by James Wong and starring Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham and Carla Gugino. The film was released in the United States on November 2, 2001.
Gabriel Yulaw (Jet Li), once an officer of the “Multiverse Authority”, an agency that polices interdimensional travel via wormholes, seeks to hunt down all variations of himself in alternate universes. By killing all 124 of his other selves (becoming the last version) and absorbing their life energies, he believes he will become an immortal godlike being called “The One”. Yulaw is briefly captured by MVA agents Rodecker (Delroy Lindo) and Funsch (Jason Statham,) only to escape from captivity during the trial sentencing him to life in the Stygian penal colony in the Hades universe.
The last known alternate, Gabriel (Gabe) Law, works in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. For two years he has been experiencing increases in strength, speed, and mental ability, but neither he nor his wife, T.K. Law (Carla Gugino), can understand why. While transporting a prisoner for the Sheriff’s Department, Gabe “feels” Yulaw’s presence just before he attempts to kill Gabe. Yulaw escapes, but is followed by Gabe, who inhumanly leaps a very high wall. Landing on the other side, Gabe is shot and wounded by Yulaw. As Yulaw approaches Gabe to finish him off, Yulaw is interrupted by Rodecker and Funsch.
Gabe realizes Yulaw is identical to him in every way. Unfamiliar with the interdimensional travel concept, he finds Yulaw’s appearance shocking. After checking into the hospital, Gabe is ambushed by Yulaw, which Rodecker and Funsch again foil. Yulaw deters them from shooting him because if he is killed, then Gabe would then be left as the only “One”. Dressed alike and identical in every way, Gabe and Yulaw’s battle confuses Gabe’s police colleagues. Both Gabe and Yulaw manage to escape the hospital.
Rodecker is faced with a dilemma: they have to capture Yulaw, but they cannot kill him or allow Gabe to be killed because whoever survives will become “The One”, which could potentially have catastrophic damage to the multiverse. Funsch insists that Yulaw, as the instigator, must be dealt with in a more aggressive manner. Rodecker makes a fateful decision to “go way off procedure” and split the team. Rodecker pursues and fights Yulaw and is killed when Yulaw breaks his neck.
Funsch catches up with Gabe and explains the multiverse and Gabe’s abilities to him. Yulaw finds Gabe’s residence where TK, believing it is Gabe, attempts to protect him, but she senses he is not her husband. Gabe arrives, only to have Yulaw force him to watch while he kills her. Funsch finds Gabe and they team up to find Yulaw at the next wormhole.
Yulaw, Gabe and Funsch arrive at the industrial plant, where the final battle between Gabe and Yulaw takes place. When Gabe eventually wins, all three are caught in a wormhole and taken back to the MVA headquarters in the Alpha Universe. Yulaw is transported immediately to the prison colony universe after a failed last attempt to switch places with Gabe.
The MVA then prepares to send Gabe back to his own universe where he will be arrested and put in prison for the murders Yulaw committed. Recalling an earlier conversation with Gabe, Agent Funsch sends him to a different universe where Gabe can restart a normal life in Los Angeles, beginning with when he first met TK.
Meanwhile, Yulaw, now in the Stygian penal colony, declares he will still become the One. The camera pulls back to show that Yulaw, standing at the top of a Ziggurat in the Hades universe, battles hundreds of fighters as the credits roll.
Jet Li Fearless
Fearless, also known as Huo Yuanjia (霍元甲) in Chinese, and as Jet Li’s Fearless in the United Kingdom and in the United States, is a 2006 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts film directed by Ronny Yu and starring Jet Li. It is loosely based on the life of Huo Yuanjia, a Chinese martial artist who challenged foreign fighters in highly publicized events, restoring pride and nationalism to China at a time when Western imperialism and Japanese manipulation were eroding the country in the final years of the Qing Dynasty before the birth of the Republic of China.
Li stated in an interview that the film was his last wushu martial arts epic, a point also made in the film’s television promotions and other publicity. Fearless was released on 26 January 2006 in Hong Kong, on 23 June 2006 in the United Kingdom, and on 22 September 2006 in the United States.
Jet Li New Movie
Mulan is an upcoming American war drama adventure film directed by Niki Caro with the screenplay by Elizabeth Martin, Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The film stars Liu Yifei as the eponymous character. It is set to be released on March 27, 2020.
Hero Jet Li
Hero is a 2002 Chinese wuxia film directed by Zhang Yimou. The starrin Jet Li acts as the nameless protagonist, the film is based on the story of Jing Ke’s assassination attempt on the King of Qin in 227 BC.
Hero was first released in China on 24th October 2002. At that time, it was the most expensive project and one of most highest-grossing motion pictures in China. Miramax Films bought the American market distribution rights, but delayed the release of the film for nearly two years. Quentin Tarantino eventually convinced Miramax to open the film in American theaters on 27 August 2004; the film went on becoming the first Chinese-language movie to place No. 1 at the American box office (where it stayed for two consecutive weeks ) and went on to earn $53.6 million.
Jet Li Master
The Master is a 1992 Hong Kong martial arts film written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Crystal Kwok and Jerry Trimble. The project was filmed in 1989, but it was not released until 1992 when the success of Once Upon a Time in China made Li a major action star.
Jet Li 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. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant, recently moved to Canton. Her father, in an attempt to gain influence in the region and thus improve his business, offers his daughter in marriage to the winner of a kung-fu contest. Some interesting gender role-reversals take place during a ‘comedy of errors.’
Jet Li Lethal Weapon
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, and Jet Li. It is the fourth and final installment in the Lethal Weapon film series.
War Movie Jet Li
War is a 2007 American action crime thriller film directed by Philip G. Atwell in his directorial debut and also featuring fight choreography by Corey Yuen. The film stars Jet Li and Jason Statham. The film was released in the United States on August 24, 2007. War features the second collaboration between Jet Li and Jason Statham, reuniting them for the first time since 2001 film The One. Jason Statham plays an FBI agent determined to take down a mysterious assassin known as Rogue (played by Jet Li), after his partner is murdered.
War’s working title was Rogue; it was changed to avoid conflict with another film with the same name. It was re-titled as Rogue Assassin in New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Australia, the Philippines, and several European countries.