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Anthony Wong

Highest Rated:   94% A Simple Life (2012)
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He's been called everything from "The King of Category III" (Category III is the Hong Kong film rating equivalent to America's dreaded NC-17) to one of the most versatile actors of his generation, but however you refer to Hong Kong mainstay Anthony Wong, only one thing is certain -- the man is absolutely fearless. Accepting roles that would make Dennis Hopper run for cover and Udo Kier cower in fear, Wong has a willingness to completely lose himself in the most vile of screen characters, earning him near legendary status among Hong Kong film fanatics. Few actors could take the role of a cannibalistic serial killer and turn out an award-winning performance, but with his role as the murderous madman of the brutal true-crime horror film The Untold Story (1992), Wong did just that, earning a Best Actor Hong Kong Film Award for his shocking performance.Wong, who is the son of a British sailor and a Chinese mother, had a distaste for school that was no doubt fueled by the cruelty of his classmates, who frequently teased the mixed-race youngster. In the years following Wong's high-school graduation, his interest in acting was peaked, and at the age of 21, the aspiring actor was persuaded by his best friend to enroll in an ATV television course. As a result of his strong abilities, Wong was signed to a two-year contract with ATV, during which time he made 25 appearances for the popular network. Subsequently enrolling in The Academy of Performing Arts, Wong continued his education while honing his skills in such plays as Oedipus Rex and Cyrano de Bergerac. Increasingly active onscreen from the early '90s, Wong made a lasting impression on audiences with a pair of roles opposite Hong Kong megastar Chow Yun-Fat in Hard-Boiled and Full Contact (both 1992). With a role as Yun-Fat's maniacal nemesis in the former, and his weak-willed friend in the latter, Wong showed a remarkable ability to play both ends of the spectrum early on in his career. If his parts in Hard-Boiled and Full Contact served to introduce Wong to the masses, his role in The Untold Story later that same year ensured that they wouldn't soon forget him. Perhaps one of the most unforgettable and sadistic villains in screen history, Wong's performance as a man who slaughters an entire family of restaurateurs (including the young children) and serves them to unsuspecting diners as tasty pork rolls earned him top honors at that year's Hong Kong Film Awards. The fact that Wong was able to craft a despicable character who actually elicits the sympathy of the audience after performing some of the most atrocious acts ever to reach the silver screen was almost as disturbing as the film itself, and was an unquestionable testament to his remarkable acting abilities. Roles in The Heroic Trio, Taxi Hunter, and Rock 'n' Roll Cop found Wong's seemingly unstoppable ascent to stardom continuing unchallenged, and in 1995, he stepped behind the camera to make his directorial debut with the bizarre horror film New Tenant. In 1996, international audiences who may not have been savvy to Hong Kong cinema got a tantalizing taste of Wong in the widely released action film Black Mask. Though one certainly couldn't tell by looking at Wong's extensive filmography, a thyroid disorder threatened to cut his prolific career short in the mid-'90s. Thankfully for film lovers, he was able to make a full recovery, coming back as strong as ever with memorable roles in Armageddon and Beast Cops -- the latter of which found him the recipient of his second Best Actor award at the 1999 Hong Kong Film Awards. To say that Wong's career choices are eclectic may be one of the greatest understatements one could make; he frequently alternates between such high-profile mainstream fare as A Man Called Hero and Time and Tide and such lurid, cinematic sleaze as Raped by an Angel 4 and Erotic Nightmare. No matter how small his part in a film, Wong consistently stands out, leaving

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
  • Executive Producer
2016
No Score Yet Da cha fan (Gangster Payday)
  • Actor
2015
65% Ip Man: The Final Fight
  • IP Man
$27.7k 2013
No Score Yet The Four
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Motorway (Che sau)
  • Lo
2012
94% A Simple Life
  • Elderly Home Boss
2012
49% Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Chou En-lai
2012
No Score Yet The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake
  • Li Zhongyue
2011
No Score Yet White Vengeance
  • Fan Zeng
2011
No Score Yet A Beautiful Life (Bu Zai Rang Ni Gu Dan)
  • Zhong
$66.6k 2011
47% Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
  • Liu Yiutian
$48.9k 2011
No Score Yet Punished (Bou ying)
  • Wong Ho-Chiu
2011
91% Vengeance (Fuk sau)
  • Kwai
2010
No Score Yet Laughing gor chi bin chit (Turning Point)
  • Lai Tin-yat
2009
No Score Yet Gam chin dai gwok (I Corrupt All Cops)
  • Unicorn Tang
2009
No Score Yet Mask of the Ninja
  • Hiro
2008
13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • General Yang
$101.7M 2008
No Score Yet Bu neng shuo de. mi mi (Secret)
  • Chiu
2007
No Score Yet Mr. Cinema
  • Zhou Heung Kong
2007
No Score Yet Dancing Lion (Sing see)
  • Great Uncle
2007
74% The Painted Veil
  • Colonel Yu
$8M 2006
80% Fong juk (Exiled)
  • Blaze
2006
No Score Yet Hak bak do (On the Edge)
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Isabella
  • Chen-Shing's boss
2006
90% Little Fish
  • Mr. Chan
2006
75% Just One Look
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet All About Love
  • Actor
2005
33% Initial D
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 2 Young
  • Nam's Pop
2005
No Score Yet House of Fury
  • Yue Siu Bo
2005
30% Flight of the Phoenix
  • Lead Smuggler
$21M 2004
No Score Yet 20 30 40
  • Shi Ge
2004
35% The Matrix Revolutions
  • Ghost
$139.1M 2003
17% The Medallion
  • Lester Wong
$22M 2003
No Score Yet Hak bak sam lam (Black White Forest) (Colour of the Truth)
  • Huang
2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded
  • Ghost
$281.6M 2003
No Score Yet Vampire Effect (Chin gei bin) (The Twins Effect)
  • Prada
2003
No Score Yet Visible Secret
  • Wong-Lin
2003
75% Infernal Affairs II
  • Inspector Wong
2003
No Score Yet Roaring Dragon, Bluffing Tiger
  • Actor
2003
94% Infernal Affairs (Mou gaan dou)
  • Superintendent Wong
2002
No Score Yet Seung Fei (Princess D)
  • Joker's Father
2002
No Score Yet Jumping Ship
  • Frakes
2001
No Score Yet Fist Power
  • Charles Chau
2001
64% Time and Tide (Shun liu Ni liu)
  • Uncle Ji
2001
No Score Yet Runaway
  • Ray
2001
No Score Yet Border Patrol
  • Capt. Takeyama
2001
No Score Yet Hong Kong History X
  • Actor
2000
60% The Mission
  • Curtis
2000
No Score Yet Bloody Secret
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Violent Cop (Bao li xing jing)
  • Tai Pan-kim
2000
No Score Yet Kingdom of the Mob
  • Captain Yip
2000
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Barry Tong
2000
No Score Yet A Man Called Hero (Zhong hua ying xiong)
  • Master Pride
1999
No Score Yet Yue shi (Lunar Eclipse)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Yeshou xingjing (Beast Cops)
  • Tung
1998
48% Black Mask
  • King Kau
1997
No Score Yet Haunted Mansion
  • Fai
1997
No Score Yet Tin dei hung sam (Armageddon)
  • Chiu Tai-Pang
1997
No Score Yet Young and Dangerous 3
  • Tai Fai
1996
No Score Yet Ebola Syndrome
  • Wai
1996
No Score Yet Chung fung dui liu feng gaai tau (Big Bullet) (Emergency Unit: Angry Fire Street Corner)
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet New Tenant
  • Director
  • Alan Tam
1995
No Score Yet Rock 'N' Roll Cop
  • Inspector Hung
1994
78% The Heroic Trio (Dung fong saam hap)
  • Kau
1993
No Score Yet Taxi Hunter
  • Kin
1993
94% Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled)
  • Wong
1992
88% Full Contact
  • Sam
1992
50% Kindergarten Cop
  • Tom
1990
No Score Yet Trouble in Paradise
  • Ringe
1989
No Score Yet Winners & Sinners 3: Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars (Xia ri fu xing)
  • Actor
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Capt. Russell Nguyen
  • 2008
84% The Unit
2006-2009
  • Prince
  • 2007
27% The Mullets
2003-2004
  • Contestant No. 2
  • 2003

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