My Name Is Fame

My Name Is Fame is a 2006 Hong Kong comedy-drama film starring Lau Ching-wan as a has-been actor and newcomer Huo Siyan as an aspiring actress and his apprentice.

My Name Is Fame
Chinese film poster
MandarinWǒ Yào Chéng Míng
CantoneseNgo2 Jiu3 Sing4 Ming4
Directed byLawrence Ah Mon
Produced byHenry Fong
Shan Dong-bing
Written byJames Yuen
Jessica Fong
Law Yiu-fai
StarringLau Ching-wan
Huo Siyan
Music byHenry Lai Wan-man
CinematographyChoi Shung-fai
Tam Chi-wai
Ng Man-ching
Edited byAngie Lam
BMA Motion Pictures
Polybona Films
Release date
  • 1 September 2006 (2006-09-01) (Hong Kong)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryHong Kong

The movie is considered by many as a humorous reflection of Lau's actual career, which is highly regarded but almost unrewarded (Lau has never won a Hong Kong Film Award before this film which won him the Best Actor award).

While it is often compared to the three A Star Is Born films, My Name Is Fame departs from many of Star's clichés, notably dispensing with the romance of the old man-young girl relationship and the destructive spiral of the old man's career. While the girl does go onto great success, the man does redeem himself of bad habits (getting sober, offering constructive instead of abrasive criticism) and returns to being a well-renowned actor. Due to their busy film schedules, they never have time to meet. But at the end, she presents a best supporting actor award for which he has been nominated.

Many famous actors and filmmakers make cameo appearances, notably Tony Leung Ka-fai, who plays himself and tells Lau's character to return to acting, saying that while good roles are difficult to find, perseverance will be rewarded.


Main cast

Guest appearances



Other cast

  • Elena Kong as Ms. Hung
  • Henry Fong as Marco
  • Tsui Na as Shopkeeper
  • To Ting-ho as Andy
  • Muk Sing as Photographer
  • Wai Wai as May
  • Law Yiu-fai as TV director
  • Four Tse as Gaffer
  • Almert Mak as Assistant director
  • Jimmy Wong as Assistant director
  • Jimmy Wong as Production manager
  • Julie Lau as Production manager
  • Keith Chan as Production manager
  • Lai Ka-ho as Production manager
  • Jin Hui as TV production assistant
  • Lau Ka-fai as Cinematographer

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
26th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Lau Ching-wan Won
Best Supporting Actress Candice Yu Nominated
Best Screenplay James Yuen, Jessica Fong, Law Yiu-fai Nominated
Best New Performer Huo Siyan Nominated

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