Lo Wei

Lo Wei (sometimes spelled Lo Wai,[2] 12 December 1918 – 20 January 1996) was a Hong Kong film director and film actor best known for launching the martial arts film careers of both Bruce Lee, in The Big Boss[3] and Fist of Fury,[4] and Jackie Chan, in New Fist of Fury.[3]

Lo Wei
Lo Wei
Born(1918-12-12)12 December 1918 [1]
Died20 January 1996(1996-01-20) (aged 77)
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter, actor
Years active1929-1993
AwardsGolden Horse AwardsLifetime Achievement Award
1997

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese羅維
Simplified Chinese罗維

Career

After Lee's death it was Lo who gave Jackie Chan his first shot at the big time as part of the wave of Bruceploitation. Lo is said to have been linked with Chinese organized crime, the Triads.[5][6]

Lo ran the production company "Lo Wei Motion Picture Company", which operated until 1977-78 due to heavy cost-cutting measures as a result of Jackie Chan signing a deal with Golden Harvest.

Personal life

On 20 January 1996, Lo died of heart failure in Hong Kong.

Filmography

References


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