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Chow Yun-fat

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周潤發
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Chow Yun-fat in 2007
Born 18 May 1955 (1955-05-18) (age 66)
Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Other names Donald Chow
Alma mater City University of Hong Kong
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s)
Candice Yu
(m. 1983; div. 1983)

Jasmine Tan (m. 1986)
Parents
  • Chow Yung-Wan (father)
  • Chan Lai-fong (mother)
Awards
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Actor
1987 A Better Tomorrow
1988 City on Fire
1990 All About Ah-Long

Golden Horse AwardsBest Actor
1985 Hong Kong 1941
1987 An Autumn's Tale

TVB Anniversary Awards – My Most Memorable Male Leading Role
1999 The Bund

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Chow's name in Traditional (top) and Simplified (bottom) Chinese characters
Traditional Chinese 周潤發
Simplified Chinese 周润发

Chow Yun-Fat (born May 18, 1955 on Lamma Island, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong actor.

His parents were farmers and poor. When he was seventeen year old, he left school to work. One year later, he saw a TV station advertisement about some actors, so he decided to apply and was asked to go for an audition.

Chow then started acting, but at first he could only act in some minor roles. From 1975 to 1995 Chow acted in 70 movies. When he finished the movie called "Peace Hotel", he left Hong Kong and went to Hollywood. In Hollywood, the first movie he acted in was "Replacement Killers". Then he acted in some movies like "Anna & the King".

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