Yun-Fat Chow Net Worth

Yun-Fat Chow was born on May 18, 1955 in  Lamma Island, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, is Actor, Writer, Soundtrack. Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong, near its famous Victoria Harbour. His mother was a vegetable farmer and cleaning lady, and his father worked on a Shell Oil Company tanker. Chow's family moved to urban Hong Kong in 1965 and in early 1973, Chow attended a casting call for TVB, a division of Shaw Bros. productions. With his good looks and easy-going style, Chow was originally a heartthrob actor in non-demanding TV and film roles. However, his popularity increased with his appearance as white-suited gangster Hui Man-Keung in the highly popular drama TV series Shang Hai tan (1983).In 1985, Chow started receiving acclaim for his work and scored the Golden Horse (Best Actor) Award in Taiwan and another Best Actor Award from the Asian Pacific Film Festival for his performance in Dang doi lai ming (1984). With these accolades, Chow came to the attention of Woo, who cast Chow in the fast-paced gangster film Anh Hung Ban Sac (1986) (aka "A Better Tomorrow"). The rest, as they say, is history. The film was an enormous commercial success, and Chow's influence on young Asian males was not dissimilar to the adulation given to previous Asian film sensations such as Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan. Nearly every young guy in Hong Kong ran out and bought himself a "Mark Coat," as they became known--a long, heavy woolen coat worn by Chow in the movie (although it is is actually very unsuited to Hong Kong's hot and humid climate).Further hard-edged roles in more John Woo crime films escalated Chow's popularity even higher, and fans all over the world flocked to see Anh Hung Ban Sac (1987) (aka "A Better Tomorrow 2"), Dip huet seung hung (1989) (aka "The Killer"), and Lat sau san taam (1992) (aka "Hard Boiled"). With the phenomenal global interest in the HK action genre, Chow was enticed to the United States and appeared in The Replacement Killers (1998) with Mira Sorvino, The Corruptor (1999) with Mark Wahlberg, and, for a change of pace, in the often-filmed romantic tale of Anna and the King (1999).Chow then returned to the Asian cinema circuit and starred in the critically lauded kung fu epic Ngoa Ho Tàng Long (2000) (aka "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"). His wide appeal can be seen in his "boy next door" type of personality and his ability to play such a broad spectrum of roles from a comedic buffoon to a lovestruck Romeo to a trigger-happy professional killer. A highly entertaining and gifted actor with dynamic on-screen presence, Chow continues to remain in strong demand in many film markets.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Birth Day May 18, 1955
Birth Place  Lamma Island, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Age 65 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Gemini
Chinese name 周潤發 (traditional)
Pinyin Zhōu Rùnfā (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zau1Jeon6faat3
Occupation Actor
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Candice Yu (1983–1983) Jasmine Tan (m. 1986)
Awards Hong Kong Film AwardsGolden Horse AwardsTVB Anniversary Awards Awards Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor 1987 A Better Tomorrow 1988 City on Fire 1990 All About Ah-Long Golden Horse Awards Best Actor 1985 Hong Kong 1941 1987 An Autumn's Tale TVB Anniversary Awards My Most Memorable Male Leading Role 1999 The Bund Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor 1987 A Better Tomorrow 1988 City on Fire 1990 All About Ah-Long Golden Horse Awards Best Actor 1985 Hong Kong 1941 1987 An Autumn's Tale TVB Anniversary Awards My Most Memorable Male Leading Role 1999 The Bund Best Actor 1987 A Better Tomorrow 1988 City on Fire 1990 All About Ah-LongBest Actor 1985 Hong Kong 1941 1987 An Autumn's TaleMy Most Memorable Male Leading Role 1999 The Bund
Hong Kong Film AwardsGolden Horse AwardsTVB Anniversary Awards Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor 1987 A Better Tomorrow 1988 City on Fire 1990 All About Ah-Long Golden Horse Awards Best Actor 1985 Hong Kong 1941 1987 An Autumn's Tale TVB Anniversary Awards My Most Memorable Male Leading Role 1999 The Bund Best Actor 1987 A Better Tomorrow 1988 City on Fire 1990 All About Ah-LongBest Actor 1985 Hong Kong 1941 1987 An Autumn's TaleMy Most Memorable Male Leading Role 1999 The Bund
Traditional Chinese 周潤發
TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinYue: CantoneseYale RomanizationIPAJyutping Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Zhōu Rùnfā Yue: Cantonese Yale Romanization JāuYeuhnfaat IPA [tsɐ́u jɵ̀nfāːt] Jyutping Zau1Jeon6faat3 Zhōu RùnfāJāuYeuhnfaat[tsɐ́u jɵ̀nfāːt]Zau1Jeon6faat3
Hanyu Pinyin Zhōu Rùnfā
Yale Romanization JāuYeuhnfaat
IPA [tsɐ́u jɵ̀nfāːt]

💰 Net worth: $8 Million

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Awards and nominations:

Hong Kong Film Awards

(13 Best Actor nominations, 2 Best Supporting Actor nominations, 2 Best Original Film Song nominations)

Biography/Timeline

1980

When Chow appeared in the 1980 TV series The Bund on TVB, it did not take long for him to become a household name in Hong Kong. The series, about the rise and fall of a gangster in 1930s Shanghai, was a hit throughout Asia and made Chow a star.

1983

Chow has been married twice; first was in 1983 to Candice Yu, an Actress from Asia Television; the marriage lasted nine months. In 1986, Chow married Singaporean Jasmine Tan. The couple have no children, though Chow has a goddaughter, Celine Ng, a former child model for Chickeeduck, McDonald's, Toys'R'Us and other companies.

1986

Although Chow continued his TV success, his goal was to become a big-screen actor. However, his occasional ventures into low-budget films were disastrous. Success finally came when he teamed up with Director John Woo in the 1986 gangster action-melodrama A Better Tomorrow, which swept the box offices in Asia and established Chow and Woo as megastars. A Better Tomorrow won him his first Best Actor award at the Hong Kong Film Awards. It was the highest-grossing film in Hong Kong history at the time, and set a new standard for Hong Kong gangster films. Taking the opportunity, Chow quit TV entirely. With his new image from A Better Tomorrow, he made many more 'gun fu' or 'heroic bloodshed' films, such as A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987), Prison on Fire, Prison on Fire II, The Killer (1989), A Better Tomorrow 3 (1990), Hard Boiled (1992) and City on Fire, an inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs.

1988

Chow may be best known for playing honorable tough guys, whether cops or Criminals, but he has also starred in comedies like Diary of a Big Man (1988) and Now You See Love, Now You Don't (1992) and romantic blockbusters such as Love in a Fallen City (1984) and An Autumn's Tale (1987), for which he was named best actor at the Golden Horse Awards. He brought together his disparate personae in the 1989 film God of Gamblers (Du Shen), directed by the prolific Wong Jing, in which he was by turns suave charmer, a broad Comedian and an action hero. The film surprised many, became immensely popular, broke Hong Kong's all-time box office record, and spawned a series of gambling films as well as several comic sequels starring Andy Lau and Stephen Chow. The often tough demeanor and youthful appearance of Chow Yun-Fat's characters has earned him the nickname "Babyface Killer".

1998

The Los Angeles Times proclaimed Chow Yun-Fat "the coolest actor in the world". In the mid '90s, Chow moved to Hollywood in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to duplicate his success in Asia. His first two films, The Replacement Killers (1998) and The Corruptor (1999), were box office disappointments. In his next film Anna and the King (1999), Chow teamed up with Jodie Foster, but the film suffered at the box office. Chow accepted the role of Li Mu-Bai in the (2000) film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It became a winner at both the international box office and the Oscars. In 2003, Chow came back to Hollywood and starred in Bulletproof Monk. In 2006, he teamed up with Gong Li in the film Curse of the Golden Flower, directed by Zhang Yimou.

2007

In 2007, Chow played the pirate captain Sao Feng in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. However, his part was omitted when the movie was shown in mainland China, where government censors felt that Chow's character "vilified and humiliated" Chinese people.

2008

On 26 June 2008, Chow released his first photo collection in Hong Kong, which includes pictures taken on the sets of his films. Proceeds from the book's sales were donated to Sichuan earthquake victims. Published by Louis Vuitton, the books were sold in Vuitton's Hong Kong and Paris stores.

2014

In October 2014, Chow supported the Umbrella Movement, a civil rights movement for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. His political stance eventually resulted in censorship by the Chinese government.

2015

In February 2015, Chow reprised his role as Ken in the sequel From Vegas to Macau II. He was paid 5 million USD (39 million HKD) for the film.

2016

As of 2016, Chow's net worth stands at US$80 million. Chow also said he would donate 99% of his wealth to charity via setting up a foundation to help the needy.