Lo Wei

1918 - 1996

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Lo Wei ( 12 December 1918 – 20 January 1996) was a Hong Kong film director and film actor best known for launching the martial arts film careers of both Bruce Lee, in The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, and Jackie Chan, in New Fist of Fury. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lo Wei has received more than 134,084 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Lo Wei is the 385th most popular film director (up from 436th in 2019), the 509th most popular biography from China (up from 514th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Chinese Film Director.

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Among film directors, Lo Wei ranks 385 out of 1,580Before him are Hirokazu Kore-eda, Alexandre Astruc, Jan Troell, Jörn Donner, John McTiernan, and Philippe Garrel. After him are Márta Mészáros, Marc Allégret, Curtis Hanson, Walter Ruttmann, Robert Wiene, and Ariane Mnouchkine.

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Among people born in 1918, Lo Wei ranks 94Before him are Huber Matos, Ian Stevenson, Helmut Lent, Gara Garayev, Theodore Sturgeon, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. After him are Ben Johnson, Massimo Girotti, Joseph Wiseman, Aldo van Eyck, Ajahn Chah, and Raimon Panikkar. Among people deceased in 1996, Lo Wei ranks 87Before him are Zeki Müren, Stavros Niarchos, Mary Leakey, Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho, Margaux Hemingway, and Nguyễn Hữu Thọ. After him are Karl Rappan, Ben Johnson, Jack Churchill, Jo Van Fleet, Idries Shah, and Shams Pahlavi.

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In China

Among people born in China, Lo Wei ranks 509 out of 1,186Before him are Wang Hongwen (1935), Bada Shanren (1626), Li Zhi (1527), Feng Menglong (1574), Fan Zhongyan (989), and Joseph Zen (1932). After him are Tung Chee-hwa (1937), Huang Xing (1874), Zheng Jing (1642), Zhang Xun (1854), Yan Liben (600), and Deng Yingchao (1904).


Among film directors born in China, Lo Wei ranks 7Before him are Zhang Yimou (1950), John Woo (1946), Wong Kar-wai (1958), Terence Young (1915), Yuen Woo-ping (1945), and Chen Kaige (1952). After him are Edward Yang (1947), King Hu (1932), Ann Hui (1947), Xie Jin (1923), Tian Zhuangzhuang (1952), and Jia Zhangke (1970).