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Bruce Lee

1940 - 1973

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Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍; born Lee Jun-fan, 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong and American martial artist, actor and philosopher. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts (MMA). Lee is considered by critics, media, and other 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 44,404,351 page views. His biography is available in 113 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 111 in 2019). Bruce Lee is the 6th most popular actor (down from 4th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from United States (up from 24th in 2019) and the 4th 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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  • 113

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  • 4.85

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Among actors, Bruce Lee ranks 6 out of 9,996Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, Sylvester Stallone, Grace Kelly, and Alain Delon. After him are Al Pacino, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, and Brigitte Bardot.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Lee ranks 2Before him is Pelé. After him are Al Pacino, John Lennon, Margrethe II of Denmark, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Saparmurat Niyazov, Ringo Starr, Michael Gambon, and Bartholomew I of Constantinople. Among people deceased in 1973, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Pablo Picasso and J. R. R. Tolkien. After him are Pablo Neruda, Salvador Allende, David Ben-Gurion, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, and Ivan Konev.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 20 out of 18,182Before him are Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), and Elvis Presley (1935). After him are James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), Michael Jackson (1958), Ernest Hemingway (1899), and Joe Biden (1942).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 4Before him are Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), and Grace Kelly (1929). After him are Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), Marlon Brando (1924), Clint Eastwood (1930), James Stewart (1908), Morgan Freeman (1937), Danny DeVito (1944), and Patrick Swayze (1952).

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