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Birth Name: Wu Yusen (吴宇森)

Age: 69, born 1 September 1946

Country of origin: China

Currently Residing In: United States

Height: 5' 4"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Annie Woo Ngau Chun-Lung


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Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion.
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Movies directed by

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1. Face/Off (1997)
Rating:
6.7
2895 Watched
Rating:
5.6
2389 Watched
3. Broken Arrow (1996)
Rating:
5.6
795 Watched
4. Paycheck (2003)
Rating:
5.8
733 Watched
5. Hard Boiled (1992)
Rating:
8
414 Watched




Movies written by

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1. Hard Boiled (1992)
Rating:
8
414 Watched
2. The Killer (1989)
Rating:
8
397 Watched
3. Red Cliff (2008)
Rating:
6.9
252 Watched
Rating:
7.6
216 Watched
Rating:
7.8
142 Watched




Movies

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1. Hard Boiled (1992)
Rating:
8
414 Watched
Rating:
7.6
216 Watched
Rating:
7.8
142 Watched
4. Twin Dragons (1992)
Rating:
6.3
116 Watched
5. Once a Thief (1991)
Rating:
6.1
71 Watched




TV

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1. Biography (1987)
Rating:
7.4
53 Watched
Rating:
8.3
48 Watched
3. Charlie Rose (1991)
Rating:
6.5
14 Watched
Rating:
5.6
16 Watched
5. HBO First Look (1992)
Rating:
7.9
11 Watched




TV directed by

1. Blackjack (1998)
Rating:
5.2
22 Watched
2. Once A Thief (1996)
Rating:
6.6
17 Watched
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"The car chase with Hunt and Nordoff-Hall replaced a scene in which the two were flirting in a room. Woo says the car chase was more exciting way to introduce their love affair. He also wanted the cars to move as if they were making love."


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"Previous Experience: Hard Boiled, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Face/Off, Hard Target, many more... Woo is another cult favourite, and talks of a Woo-directed Expendables pic have been floating around for years. I believe Woo was at one stage talking about making an instalment set in China, but the producers weren't willing to give him the artistic control that he desired. This brings us back to the auteur theory. Guys, your committee-designed pap is not working anymore. EX3 wanted to be a Fa"


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"DEBUT 2009 Rank: #13 on Future Directing Greats 2009 Rank: #39 on Future Directing Greats a. Face/Off (1997) b. Mission: Impossible II (2000) c. Windtalkers (2002) d. Paycheck (2003) e. Red Cliff I (2008) f. Red Cliff II (2009) f. Rainbow Six (2012) h. The Sicilian Clan (2015) "


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" Chinese-born film director (Mission Impossible 2, Broken Arrow, Windtalkers, etc.) lived in a crude shelter having been made homeless for a year and losing everything at age seven, along with his family, after a major fire in Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1953 destroyed his home and those of 50,000 other residents."


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"Chow Yun Fat A Better Tomorrow (1986) A Better Tomorrow II (1987) The Killer (1989) Once a Thief (1991) Hard Boiled (1992) Tony Leung Chiu Wai Bullet In The Head (1990) Hard Boiled (1992) Red Cliff (2008) Red Cliff part II (2009) Leslie Cheung A Better Tomorrow (1986) A Better Tomorrow II (1987) Once A Thief (1991) Kenneth Tsang A Better Tomorrow (1986) A Better Tomorrow II (1987) The Killer (1989) Once A Thief (1991) John Travolta Broken Arrow (1996) Face/Off (1997"


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"2009 Rank: #39 a. Face/Off (1997) b. Mission: Impossible II (2000) c. Windtalkers (2002) d. Paycheck (2003) e. Red Cliff I & II (2008, 2009) f. Reign of Assassins (2010) g. Rainbow Six (2012) h. The Sicilian Clan (2013) I haven't seen a lot of his older stuff, but his American ventures have been quite entertaining; but what I've enjoyed most was his last epic, 'Red Cliff'."


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"b. Face/Off (1997) c. Mission: Impossible II (2000) d. Windtalkers (2002) e. Paycheck (2003) f. Red Cliff I & II (2008, 2009) g. Rainbow Six (2011) h. The Sicilian Clan (2011) He was the go-to action director but lately has spent a lot of time on the 'Red Cliff' saga, and Americans are probably wanting a return soon."


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