Bruce Lee

1940 - 1973

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Bruce Lee (born Lee Jun-fan; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong-American martial artist and actor. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is sometimes credited with paving the way for the combat sport mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by some commentators and martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruce Lee has received more than 50,013,520 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). Bruce Lee is the 6th most popular actor, the 22nd most popular biography from United States (down from 20th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Actor.

Bruce Lee is most famous for his martial arts skills. He was a martial artist and actor.

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Among actors, Bruce Lee ranks 6 out of 13,578Before him are Sylvester Stallone, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Hopkins, and Alain Delon. After him are Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, and Audrey Hepburn.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Lee ranks 2Before him is Pelé. After him are Margrethe II of Denmark, Al Pacino, John Lennon, Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, Annie Ernaux, Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, Ringo Starr, and Nursultan Nazarbayev. Among people deceased in 1973, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Pablo Picasso, and J. R. R. Tolkien. After him are David Ben-Gurion, Salvador Allende, Pablo Neruda, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Fulgencio Batista, Abebe Bikila, and Hans Kelsen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 22 out of 20,380Before him are Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Martin Scorsese (1942), James K. Polk (1795), and Malcolm X (1925). After him are Joe Biden (1942), Grace Kelly (1929), Franklin Pierce (1804), Elvis Presley (1935), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and John F. Kennedy (1917).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Sylvester Stallone (1946), and Marilyn Monroe (1926). After him are Grace Kelly (1929), Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), Clint Eastwood (1930), Bette Davis (1908), Marlon Brando (1924), Danny DeVito (1944), James Stewart (1908), and Patrick Swayze (1952).

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