Yuen Woo-ping

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Yuen Woo-ping (Chinese: 袁和平; pinyin: Yuán Hépíng; alias: Yuen Wo-ping; born 1945) is a Hong Kong martial arts choreographer and film director who worked in Hong Kong action cinema and later Hollywood films. He is one of the inductees on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuen Woo-ping has received more than 606,275 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Yuen Woo-ping is the 289th most popular film director (down from 286th in 2019), the 439th most popular biography from China (down from 427th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Film Director.

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Among film directors, Yuen Woo-ping ranks 289 out of 1,581Before him are William Kennedy Dickson, Ousmane Sembène, Darren Aronofsky, Michael Bay, Germaine Dulac, and Ruggero Deodato. After him are Garry Marshall, Richard Brooks, Mike Nichols, Béla Tarr, M. Night Shyamalan, and Leos Carax.

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Among people born in 1945, Yuen Woo-ping ranks 106Before him are Franco Battiato, Rita Pavone, Jeremy Rifkin, Jaclyn Smith, Gunther von Hagens, and Micheline Calmy-Rey. After him are Graça Machel, Piero Ferrari, Peter Criss, Elis Regina, Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, and Jeffrey C. Hall.

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In China

Among people born in China, Yuen Woo-ping ranks 439 out of 1,392Before him are Zhang Chunqiao (1917), Cao Zhang (190), Wang Zhengjun (-71), Zhou Dunyi (1017), Shih Kien (1913), and Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei (408). After him are Sheng Shicai (1895), Gan Ying (100), Yao Wenyuan (1931), Hong Tianguifu (1849), Jia Sidao (1213), and Emperor Wen of Liu Song (407).


Among film directors born in China, Yuen Woo-ping ranks 5Before him are Zhang Yimou (1950), John Woo (1946), Wong Kar-wai (1958), and Terence Young (1915). After him are Chen Kaige (1952), Lo Wei (1918), Edward Yang (1947), King Hu (1932), Ann Hui (1947), Chang Cheh (1923), and Chloé Zhao (1982).