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Stephen Chow

1962-06-22 Hong Kong, China

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Stephen Chiau Sing Chi, professionally known as Stephen Chow, is a Hong Kong filmmaker, actor, and producer. Stephen Chow was born in Hong Kong on 22 June 1962 to Ling Po Yee, an alumna of Guangzhou Normal University, and Chow Yik Sheung, an immigrant from Ningbo, Zhejiang. Chow has an elder sister named Chow Man Kei and a younger sister named Chow Sing Ha. Chow's given name "Sing-chi" derives from Tang dynasty Chinese poet Wang Bo's essay Preface to the Prince of Teng's Pavilion.After his parents divorced when he was seven, Chow was raised by his mother. Chow attended Heep Woh Primary School, a missionary school attached to the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China in Prince Edward Road, Kowloon Peninsula. When he was nine, he saw Bruce Lee's film The Big Boss, which inspired him to become a martial arts star. Chow entered San Marino Secondary School, where he studied alongside Lee Kin-yan. After graduation, he was accepted to TVB's acting classes. Chow began his career as an extra for Rediffusion Television. He later joined TVB in 1982. He was drawn to attention hosting the TVB Jade children's program 430 Space Shuttle. Chow made his film debut in the 1988 film Final Justice, which won him the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 25th Golden Globe Awards. Chow shot to stardom in The Final Combat. The following decade, he appeared in more than 40 films. Fight Back to School became Hong Kong's top-grossing film of all time. In 1994, he began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love. In the latter half of the 1990s, Chow becomes very famous in China, he became a legend and the Stephen Chow Phenomenon. In 2001, his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over US$50 million worldwide. Chow won Best Director and Best Actor at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, and the film went on to garner additional awards including a Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director. It was the highest-grossing Chinese film in Hong Kong at the time, grossing $46 million in the Asia region. In 2004, his film Kung Fu Hustle grossed over US$106 million worldwide. Chow also won Best Director at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and Best Picture of Imagine Film Festival as well as over twenty international awards. Critics as well as film stars such as comedian Bill Murray said that the film was the supreme achievement of modern comedy that had outshone any preexisting form of American comedy, including Murray's directorial work. His film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007, the film was given the title CJ7, a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions—Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. CJ7 became the highest-grossing film of all time in Malaysia. For his work in comedy, he has received praise from notable institutions such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, who called him the King of Comedy. Stephen Chow has directed multiple classic films since the 1990s. In 2013, his film Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time. In 2016, his film The Mermaid broke numerous box office records, and became the highest-grossing film of all time in China.


長江七號 Ti Chow 2008-01-30
功夫 Sing 2004-02-10
少林足球 Sing 2001-07-05
特技猛龍 Himself 2000-01-01
喜劇之王 Wan Tin-Sau 1999-02-08
玻璃樽 Policeman with dog 1999-02-12
千王之王 2000 Master Wong 1999-08-05
行運一條龍 Ho Kam-Sui 1998-01-16
97家有囍事 Lo Kung 1997-02-06
算死草 Chan Mon-Gut 1997-07-31
食神 Stephen Chow 1996-12-21
大內密探零零發 Ling Ling Faat (Double 0 Fat) 1996-02-16
百變星君 Lee Chak-Sing 1995-08-19
西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒 Chi Juen Bo/ Suen Ng Hung / Joker 1995-01-21
西遊記大結局之仙履奇緣 Chi Juen Bo / Joker / Monkey King 1995-02-04
回魂夜 Leon 1995-07-06
九品芝麻官 Pao Lung Sing 1994-03-31
國產凌凌漆 Ling Ling Chai / Chat 1994-10-13
破壞之王 Ho Kam An 1994-02-04
唐伯虎點秋香 Tang Pak Fu / Wah On 1993-07-01
Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino Himself 1993-01-01
逃學威龍III之龍過雞年 Star Chow, Million Wong 1993-01-14
濟公 Dragon Fighter Lo Han 1993-07-29
武狀元蘇乞兒 So Cha Ha Yee Chan / Tsan, So Hat Ngai 1992-12-17
鹿鼎記 II : 神龍敎 Wei Siu Bo / Wilson Bond 1992-09-24
漫畫威龍 Sing Chi 1992-01-01
家有囍事 Shang Foon 1992-01-25
鹿鼎記 Wei Siu Bo / Wilson Bond 1992-07-30
群星會 Dyun Siu Fei 1992-01-01
審死官 Sung Sai-Kit / Sung Shih-Chieh 1992-07-02
逃学威龙 II Chow Sing Sing 1992-04-09
新精武門1991 Lau Ching / Saint of Gamblers 1991-03-23
賭俠 III 之上海灘賭聖 Chow Sing Cho 1991-08-21
逃學威龍 Star Chow 1991-07-18
整蠱專家 Koo Jing / Chi Man-Jing / Maggie Koo 1991-02-02
賭霸 Shing 1991-03-07
情聖 Romeo/Shun 1991-10-09
豪門夜宴 Chow Sing-Chee 1991-11-30
非洲和尚 Narrator (voice) 1991-07-05
龍的傳人 Chow Siu-Lung 1991-03-07
賭俠 Chow Sing Cho 1990-12-13
龍鳳茶樓 Rubbish Pool 1990-04-26
咖喱辣椒 Pepper 1990-05-23
小偷阿星 Xing 1990-06-15
一本漫畫闖天涯 Sing 1990-03-22
師兄撞鬼 Hsing 1990-07-27
無敵幸運星 Vincent Hing 1990-09-27
江湖最後一個大佬 Sin (as Sing Chi Chow) 1990-10-11
賭聖 Sing 1990-01-01
風雨同路 Cheung Lon / Cockroach 1990-05-11
望夫成龍 Sam Shek Kam-Shui 1990-02-14
龍在天涯 Andy Yau 1989-09-01
義膽群英 'Jacky' Yuen Kei-hao 1989-09-14
流氓差婆 Sui Yien 1989-01-01
刑警本色 Lau Ting Kin 1988-01-01
霹雳先锋 Boy 1988-06-23
捕風漢子 1988-04-21
最佳女婿 Puddin Lai 1988-12-17
阴阳界 1987-01-01
梦边缘 王文杰 1987-01-01
臨歧:零用錢 Ah Bong 1983-01-01