Leslie Cheung

Actor, Singer, Producer
Leslie Cheung broke records, barriers, and hearts. He helped usher in the sub-genre of Hong Kong triad movies with John Wood and Chow Yun-Fat with his suave performance as Kit in the uber-violent "A Better Tomorrow". He ... Read more »
Born: 09/11/1956 in Hong Kong

Filmography

Actor (26)

Ashes of Time Redux 2008 (Movie)

Ouyang Feng (Actor)

Cheong Wong 2000 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Knock Off 1998 (Movie)

Young Worker (Actor)

Anna Magdalena 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happy Together 1997 (Movie)

Ho Po-Wing (Actor)

Temptress Moon 1997 (Movie)

Yu Zhongliang (Actor)

Days of Being Wild 1996 (Movie)

Yuddy (Actor)

Who's The Woman, Who's The Man 1996 (Movie)

Sam Koo (Actor)

Ashes of Time 1995 (Movie)

Ou-yang Feng (Actor)

San Seunghoi Tan 1995 (Movie)

Hsu Wen-chiang--Tom (Actor)

The Phantom Lover 1995 (Movie)

Song Danping (Actor)

Viva Erotica 1995 (Movie)

Sing--Movie Director (Actor)

Once A Thief 1994 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

The Bride With White Hair 1994 (Movie)

Zhou Yihang (Actor)

Farewell My Concubine 1993 (Movie)

Cheng Dieyi (Actor)

He's a Woman, She's a Man 1993 (Movie)

Ming (Actor)

The Bride With White Hair II 1993 (Movie)

Zhou (Actor)

The Chinese Feast 1993 (Movie)

Sun (Actor)

The Eagle Shooting Heroes: Dong Cheng Xi Jiu 1993 (Movie)

Wang Yao-shih (Actor)

A Better Tomorrow 1991 (Movie)

Kit Sung (Actor)

A Chinese Ghost Story 1991 (Movie)

Ning Tsai-Shen (Actor)

A Chinese Ghost Story II 1990 (Movie)

Ning (Actor)

Rouge 1990 (Movie)

Twelfth Master Chan Chen-Pang (Actor)

A Better Tomorrow II 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Drummer 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

Encore (Movie)

(Actor)
Director (1)

Who's The Woman, Who's The Man 1996 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Biography

Leslie Cheung broke records, barriers, and hearts. He helped usher in the sub-genre of Hong Kong triad movies with John Wood and Chow Yun-Fat with his suave performance as Kit in the uber-violent "A Better Tomorrow". He starred in the films of Hong Kong's most talented directors, including Wong Kar-Wai, Tsui Hark, and Kaige Chen. In "Farewell My Concubine", he was the first Hong Kong star ever to perform in a Mainland Chinese movie. In no small part due to his moving turn as artist Cheng Dieyi in the film, "Farewell My Concubine" was also the first Chinese movie to win the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Cheung was at the leading edge of not just film, but also the music industry. A talented and incredibly popular singer, he led so-called "Cantopop" (Cantonese popular music) into the Golden Age of the 1980s with hits like "Silence is Golden." And yet Cheung was a brave leader not just in his career, but also in his personal life. He came out as a bisexual and introduced the world to his long-time partner, Daffy Tong Hok-Tak, whom his fans eventually embraced affectionately as "Tong Tong." In films like the gay-themed "Happy Together", Cheung also highlighted the reality of romance between two men on the big screen. As a film star and a pop singer, Cheung made a habit of blazing new trails, making his suicide in 2003, brought on by clinical depression, all the more tragic and shocking.

EDUCATION

University of Leeds

Leeds

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