ACTOR

Donnie Yen

1963 - Today

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Donnie Yen Ji-dan (Chinese: 甄子丹; pinyin: Zhēn Zǐdān; born 27 July 1963) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, action director, and choreographer.Yen is one of Hong Kong's top action stars. Yen is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts (MMA) into the mainstream Asian cinema by choreographing MMA in many of his films since the early 2000s. The first Chinese UFC champion Zhang Weili states that Yen's films introduced her to MMA. Yen has displayed skill in an array of martial arts, being well-versed in Tai Chi, Boxing, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Hapkido, Mixed Martial Arts, Taekwondo, Karate, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Hung Ga, Sanda, Judo, Wing Chun, and Wushu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donnie Yen has received more than 11,517,505 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Donnie Yen is the 449th most popular actor (up from 559th in 2019), the 204th most popular biography from China (up from 276th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Chinese Actor.

Donnie Yen is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film director, producer, and action choreographer. He is best known for his roles in the films "Ip Man", "Flash Point", "SPL", "Bodyguards and Assassins", "Hero", "House of Flying Daggers", "Curse of the Golden Flower", "Warcraft: The Beginning", and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

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  • 12M

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  • 71.65

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  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Donnie Yen ranks 449 out of 10,030Before him are Melanie Griffith, Sean Bean, George Gaynes, Raul Julia, Luke Perry, and Petr Shelokhonov. After him are Robert Downey Jr., Groucho Marx, Edward Norton, Pierre Brice, Pat Morita, and Tim Curry.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1963, Donnie Yen ranks 16Before him are Viktor Orbán, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, Mohammed VI of Morocco, Eros Ramazzotti, and Sergey Bubka. After him are James Hetfield, James May, Lisa Kudrow, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Thomas Anders, and Tori Amos.

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In China

Among people born in China, Donnie Yen ranks 204 out of 1,186Before him are Emperor Ling of Han (156), Kaidu (1230), Wang Yangming (1472), 6th Dalai Lama (1683), Wang Anshi (1021), and Lü Meng (178). After him are Emperor Taizong of Song (939), Zhang Yimou (1950), Jack Ma (1964), Emperor Cheng of Han (-51), Lin Zexu (1785), and Kang Youwei (1858).

Among ACTORS In China

Among actors born in China, Donnie Yen ranks 3Before him are Toshiro Mifune (1920) and Jet Li (1963). After him are Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Bolo Yeung (1946), Gong Li (1965), Run Run Shaw (1907), Shih Kien (1913), Yuen Siu-tien (1912), Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947), Zhou Xuan (1920), and Ti Lung (1946).

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