Chow Yun-fat

1955 - Today

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Chow Yun-fat SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor known for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the action heroic bloodshed films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Hard Boiled, and in the West for his roles as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He mainly plays in drama films and has won three Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor and two Golden Horse Awards for Best Actor in Taiwan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chow Yun-fat has received more than 3,035,954 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Chow Yun-fat is the 370th most popular actor (down from 341st in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Hong Kong (up from 175th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Actor.

Chow Yun-fat is most famous for his roles in the 1995 Hong Kong action film "Hard Boiled" and the 1997 American film "The Replacement Killers."

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  • 55

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  • 7.28

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  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Chow Yun-fat ranks 370 out of 10,030Before him are Ginger Rogers, Oona O'Neill, Juliette Gréco, Asta Nielsen, Bob Hoskins, and Jeff Goldblum. After him are Monica Vitti, Carole Lombard, Danny Glover, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter, and James Woods.

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Among people born in 1955, Chow Yun-fat ranks 22Before him are Willem Dafoe, Ornella Muti, Mo Yan, Isabelle Adjani, Li Keqiang, and Akira Toriyama. After him are Gary Sinise, Donatella Versace, Ludovico Einaudi, Liu Xiaobo, Mark David Chapman, and Marcelo Bielsa.

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In Hong Kong

Among people born in Hong Kong, Chow Yun-fat ranks 3 out of 80Before him are Jackie Chan (1954) and Sammo Hung (1952). After him are Stanley Ho (1921), Margaret Chan (1947), Ma Ying-jeou (1950), Leslie Cheung (1956), Carrie Lam (1957), Stephen Chow (1962), Andy Lau (1961), Yuen Biao (1957), and Katrina Kaif (1983).

Among ACTORS In Hong Kong

Among actors born in Hong Kong, Chow Yun-fat ranks 3Before him are Jackie Chan (1954) and Sammo Hung (1952). After him are Stephen Chow (1962), Andy Lau (1961), Yuen Biao (1957), Katrina Kaif (1983), John Lone (1952), Tony Leung Chiu-wai (1962), Nora Miao (1952), Maggie Cheung (1964), and Jacky Cheung (1961).

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