Knowledge Identifier: +Corey_Yuen
He would go to appear as an extra in Hong Kong action films during the "chop socky" era of the 1970s
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
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
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"
He directed in 1990 film "All for the Winner" alongside Stephen Chow
In 1993, he began an alliance and good friendship with actor Jet Li
Yuen played Uncle Po in 1997 film Hero alongside Yuen Biao and Takeshi Kaneshiro
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"