Bruce Lee

1940 - 1973

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Lee Jun-fan (Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), better known as Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍), was a Hong Kong American martial artist, actor, director, martial arts instructor 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 commentators, 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 37,498,285 page views. His biography is available in 111 different languages on Wikipedia. Bruce Lee is the 4th most popular actor, the 24th most popular biography from United States (down from 22nd 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 4 out of 10,030Before him are Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, and Sylvester Stallone. After him are Alain Delon, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Audrey Hepburn, Amitabh Bachchan, Anthony Hopkins, and Robert De Niro.

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Among people born in 1940, Bruce Lee ranks 2Before him is Pelé. After him are John Lennon, Al Pacino, Margrethe II of Denmark, Ringo Starr, Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Michael Gambon, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, and Qaboos bin Said al Said. Among people deceased in 1973, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Pablo Picasso and J. R. R. Tolkien. After him are Pablo Neruda, David Ben-Gurion, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, and Henri Charrière.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 24 out of 15,968Before him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Mark Twain (1835), Pocahontas (1595), and Ronald Reagan (1911). After him are Martin Scorsese (1942), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), James K. Polk (1795), Michael Jackson (1958), and Clint Eastwood (1930).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bruce Lee ranks 3Before him are Marilyn Monroe (1926) and Sylvester Stallone (1946). After him are Clint Eastwood (1930), Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Robert De Niro (1943), Morgan Freeman (1937), Kirk Douglas (1916), Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), and Judy Garland (1922).

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