Jet Li
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Joyce Godenzi
(Movies & TV)
Jackie Chan
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Jean-Claude Van Damme
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Yuen Woo-ping
(Movies & TV)

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Corey Yuen

Knowledge Identifier: +Corey_Yuen


Corey Yuen

Hong Kong action director, film director, producer and action choreographer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1951.

Countries: China (33%), Belgium (27%), France (13%)

Main connections: Jet Li, Joyce Godenzi, No Retreat, No Surrender




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Corey Yuen was born in 1951 add something


He would go to appear as an extra in Hong Kong action films during the "chop socky" era of the 1970s add something


As an actor, Yuen is perhaps best known as Rubber Legs' student in 1979 kung fu comedy film "Dance of the Drunk Mantis" add something


In the 1980s, Yuen played Devil Disciple Leader in the 1983 film "Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain", alongside Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Mang Hoi. Yuen played SWAT Team Member in 1985 film "Heart of the Dragon", alongside Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan add something


In July 1981, Yuen made his Hong Kong directorial debut in 1982 film "Ninja in the Dragon's Den", along with Hiroyuki Sanada, Conan Lee and Hwang Jang Lee. In June 1985, Yuen made his American directorial debut in 1986 film "No Retreat, No Surrender", which marked the film debut of Belgium martial artist actor Jean-Claude Van Damme add something


He has worked with most of Hong Kong's top stars at one time or another, and began Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock's career in 1985 with "Yes, Madam" add something


Yuen played Bad Egg in 1986 film "Righting Wrongs" , along with Yuen Biao, Melvin Wong, Cynthia Rothrock, Peter Cunningham and Siu-wong Fan add something


No Retreat, No Surrender - "'No Retreat, No Surrender"' is a 1986 American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen in his American directorial debut, and starring Kurt McKinney and Jean-Claude Van Damme


Yuen played Judy Wu in 1987 film "Eastern Condors" along with Sammo Hung, Joyce Godenzi, Billy Chow, Yuen Biao, Siu-chung Mok, Yuen Woo-ping and Melvin Wong add something


He has directed Jackie Chan with Sammo Hung in 1988 film "Dragons Forever", and directed Anita Mui, Andy Lau and Aaron Kwok in "Saviour of the Soul" add something


He directed in 1990 film "All for the Winner" alongside Stephen Chow add something


In the 1990s, Yuen played Man in the Boat in the 1990 film "She Shoots Straight", along with Joyce Godenzi, Sammo Hung and Yuen Wah add something


He directed in 1991 film "Top Bet" alongside Anita Mui add something


In 1993, he began an alliance and good friendship with actor Jet Li add something


Yuen played Li Kwon Bon in 1993 film "Fong Sai-yuk II" alongside Jet Li add something


Yuen played Uncle Po in 1997 film Hero alongside Yuen Biao and Takeshi Kaneshiro add something


As an action director, Yuen gained fame in American cinema beginning with 1998 film "Lethal Weapon 4", followed by the 2000 blockbuster "X-Men" and six of Jet Li's American works: "Romeo Must Die", "Kiss of the Dragon", "The One", "Cradle 2 the Grave", "War", and "The Expendables" add something


Once Li gained stardom in American cinemas beginning with 1998 film "Lethal Weapon 4", Yuen's action direction received fame in the West, he was worked in the 2000 blockbuster "X-Men" as an action director, and he would handle the martial arts and action sequences in six of Jet Li's other American works: "Romeo Must Die", "Kiss of the Dragon", "The One", "Cradle 2 the Grave", "War", and "The Expendables" add something


In the 2000s, Yuen directed in 2006 film " add something


He partially directed "The Transporter" and "So Close", released in 2002 add something


He did not to return to direct the sequel "Transporter 2", released in 2005 add something


Jet Li - Li's 2007 Hollywood film, "War", was released in August of that year, and re-teamed him with actor Jason Statham, who previously starred with him in "The One", and action choreographer Corey Yuen