Tsui Hark

Director, Producer, Actor
Leading figure of the Hong Kong film scene and head of his own production company, Film Workshop. Hark specializes in kaleidoscopic dramas characterized by frenzied action and a decidedly tongue-in-cheek tone. He is ... Read more »
Born: 01/02/1951 in China

Filmography

Producer (37)

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Missing 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Triangle 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Qi Jian 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Xanda 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

Black Mask 2: City of Masks 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Iron Monkey 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Time and Tide 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Time and Tide 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Zu Warriors (Remake) 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Black Mask 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Once Upon a Time in China VI 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

San Seunghoi Tan 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Blade 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Once Upon a Time in China II 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Once Upon a Time in China III 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

The East Is Red 1994 (Movie)

(Producer)

Burning Paradise 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Butterfly Lovers 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Green Snake 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Chinese Feast 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dragon Inn 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)

Once Upon A Time In China 1992 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Better Tomorrow 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Chinese Ghost Story 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Chinese Ghost Story III 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

Shiao Au Jian Hu 1991 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Swordsman II 1991 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Chinese Ghost Story II 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Killer 1990 (Movie)

(Producer)

Peking Opera Blues 1989 (Movie)

(Producer)

The King of Chess 1988 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Better Tomorrow II 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (29)

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

All About Women 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Missing 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Triangle 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Qi Jian 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Zu Warriors 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Black Mask 2: City of Masks 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Time and Tide 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Zu Warriors (Remake) 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Twin Dragons 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Knock Off 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Double Team 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blade 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Once Upon a Time in China II 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Once Upon a Time in China III 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Once Upon a Time in China V 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Butterfly Lovers 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Green Snake 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

The Chinese Feast 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Once Upon A Time In China 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Shiao Au Jian Hu 1991 (Movie)

co-director (Director)

The Raid 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Peking Opera Blues 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Working Class 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

We're Going to Eat You 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Die Bian 1978 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (28)

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

All About Women 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Missing 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Qi Jian 2005 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Iron Monkey 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Time and Tide 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Zu Warriors (Remake) 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Black Mask 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Twin Dragons 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon a Time in China VI 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Blade 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon a Time in China II 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon a Time in China III 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Butterfly Lovers 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Green Snake 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Chinese Feast 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dragon Inn 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Once Upon A Time In China 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Chinese Ghost Story III 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Swordsman II 1991 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Chinese Ghost Story II 1990 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Raid 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Better Tomorrow II 1987 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

We're Going to Eat You 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (6)

A Simple Life 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Twin Dragons 1999 (Movie)

Card Player No 2 at Test Centre (Actor)

A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation 1997 (Movie)

of Solid Gold (Voice)

Working Class 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

Yes, Madam 1984 (Movie)

(Actor)

All the Wrong Spies 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)
Art Department (5)

A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Chinese Feast 1993 (Movie)

food designer (Production Designer)

Peking Opera Blues 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Perfect Wife 1982 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

All the Wrong Spies 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)
Editor (3)

The Blade 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

Shiao Au Jian Hu 1991 (Movie)

(Editor)
Music (1)

Once Upon a Time in China V 1994 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Leading figure of the Hong Kong film scene and head of his own production company, Film Workshop. Hark specializes in kaleidoscopic dramas characterized by frenzied action and a decidedly tongue-in-cheek tone. He is best known in the USA for his complex, breathlessly witty and exciting "Peking Opera Blues" (1986).

Relationships

Nansun Shi

Wife
co-founded Film Workshop

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin

Austin , Texas 1972 - 1974

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas
transferred to University of Texas

Milestones

1998

Reteamed with Van Damme for "Knock Off"

1997

Directed first American feature, "Double Team", starring Jean-Claude Van Damme

1990

Produced and directed "Swordsman", the first in a series of features

1990

Directed "Once Upon a Time in China", the first in a series of films starring Jet Li

1987

Produced "A Chinese Ghost Story"

1984

Co-formed, with wife Nansun Shi, Film Workshop production company

1983

Acted in and directed "All the Wrong Spies"

1983

Became established in Hong Kong with "Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain"

1982

Made cameo appearance in "Aces to Go Places"

1979

Feature directing debut (also from story), "The Butterfly Murders"

1977

Upon return to Hong Kong joined Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Ltd as director and producer

1974

Moved to NYC; worked with Christine Choy on "From Spikes to Spindles"

Raised in the Chinese section of Saigon, Vietnam

Born in China

Sent to Hong Kong to study at age 14

Made first film at age 10

Moved to the USA to attend college in Texas

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