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Donnie Yen

54 Jahre

Donnie Yen ist ein Meister der chinesischen Kampfkunst. Ohne ihn wäre so mancher Action-Streifen nur ein billiges Aufeinandertreffen unbegabter Pseudo-Kämpfer geworden

  • Geboren , Guangzhou
  • VornameDonnie
  • Name Yen Chi Dan
  • Grösse 1.73 m
  • Sternzeichen Löwe
  • Partner Cecilia Wang (verheiratet seit 2003); Zing-Ci Leung (geschieden)
  • Kinder Man-Zeok  (*1995); Jasmine  (*2004); James  (*2007)

Biografie von Donnie Yen

wurde 1963 in Guangzhou, einer chinesischen Stadt nahe Hong-Kong geboren. 2 Jahre später zogen seine Eltern nach Hong-Kong. Als er 11 Jahre alt war emigrierten sie mit ihm nach Boston, Massachusetts. Seine Mutter Bow-Sim Mark, eine Kung-Fu Meisterin, wurde in den USA eine Pionierin der chinesischen Martial-Arts. Sie übte ihren einzigen Sohn schon von früher Kindheit an in selbigen Fähigkeiten. Doch auch sein Vater nahm erheblichen Einfluss auf ihn. Der Zeitungsredakteur und Hobbymusiker brachte ihm die Musik nahe. empfand schon als Kind ein besonderes Interesse am Klavierspielen und lieferte auch hier herausragende Leistungen ab.

Eine schicksalshafte Begegnung

Wie jeder Jugendliche definierte sich Donnie später durch die Rebellion gegen die Verordnungen seiner Eltern. Nicht nur Martial-Arts interessierte ihn. Er wandte sich verschiedensten Kampfkünsten, wie dem japanischem Karate und dem koreanischem Taekwondo, zu. Außerdem besuchte er unterschiedliche Tanzschulen und lernte Hip-Hop und Breakdance. Zu dieser Zeit verbrachte er viel Zeit in Bostons Combat Zone; einer verruchten Gegend in Bostons Downtown. Seine Eltern entschieden wenig später ihn auf Pekings bekannte Wu Shu Akademie zu schicken. Auf einer Rückreise nach Boston dann die schicksalshafte Begegnung, welche Yens Leben maßgeblich verändern sollte: In Hong-Kong lernte er den berühmten Martial-Arts Regisseur Yuen Woo-Ping.

Donnie Yen: Von China nach Amerika

Donnie explodierte in Hong-Kongs Filmszene. Seine erste Rolle trat er in Yuen Woo-Pings "Drunken Tai-Chi" an. Von diesem Zeitpunkt bis heute gilt als eine der Hauptfiguren des chinesischen Action-Kino. Seine zweite Hauptrolle in dem Film "Mismatched Couples", verdankte Yen seinen Fähigkeiten als Straßentänzer. In den USA wurde Donnie durch das Miramax-Remake von Yuen Woo-Pings "Iron Monkey" bekannt, welcher viel positive Resonanz bei den amerikanischen Kritikern erntete. Mit "Legend of the Wolf" und "Ballistic Kiss" startete Donny Yen sein Regie-Debüt. Diese Filme brachten ihm kurze Zeit später Positionen als Action-Choreograph in Mainstream-Filmen, wie "Highlander: Endgame" und "Blade 2" ein.

Der Erfolg des Ip-Man

Ein neues Level erreichte seine Karriere als er Raymond Wongs Anfrage, Lehrer in "Ip Man" zu spielen, annahm. Dieser Film schaffte es zu weltweitem Erfolg und zwei Fortsetzungen. In "Ip Man 3" tritt die Hauptrolle gegen den Boxchampion an. Heute ist Donnie Yen einer der führenden Martial-Arts Choreographen im Action-Kino. Er lebte von 1993-1995 in einer Ehe mit Zing-Ci Leung, aus der ein Sohn hervorging. Die meist erfüllende Partnerschaft seines Lebens teilt Donnie jedoch mit Schönheitskönigin Cissy Wang. Das Paar hat Kinder: Jasmine und James.

Social Media von Donnie Yen

Please join me with Diego Luna helping Mexico, God bless. 🙏 https://t.co/R8TOePxaqJ

15.10.2017

Please join me with Diego Luna helping Mexico, God bless. 🙏

15.10.2017

Thank you! https://t.co/NSvwocuAqI

15.10.2017

Thank you!

15.10.2017

After an unanimous best reviews for Chasing The Dragon, we are back on the drawing board for another breakthrough, will share with you guys very soon!✌️ #Repost @sweetcil ・・・ Meetings, brainstorming, creating! #lovemyjob #producer #bulletfilms #superbullet #team #teamwork #cissywang #汪詩詩 #甄子丹 #donnieyen #blessed #love #creative #action #ipman #跛豪 #追龍 #rogueone

14.10.2017

It’s was great working with Andy Lau and so happy that everyone is talking about Chasing The Dragon and loving it! #Repost @sweetcil (@get_repost) ・・・ Congrats #chasingthedragon celebration dinner!!! #donnieyen #甄子丹 #劉德華 #andylau #sofun #celebration #hardwork #bestfilm #bulletfilms #superbullet @bulletfilmsofficial

13.10.2017

I will not sell this gift for any amount! One of a kind in the world! ✌️ #iphone8 #goldelitepairsoffical #goldeliteparis #airpods #starwars #rogueone #chirrutimwe #theforce #donnieyen

09.10.2017

I still have my jumping sidekick down! 😊✌️ #donnieyen #martialarts #甄子丹 #宇宙最強 #kick #bigbrother #fitness #ipman https://t.co/EYRIxiucE1

08.10.2017

I still have my jumping sidekick down! 😊✌️ #donnieyen #martialarts #甄子丹 #宇宙最強 #kick #bigbrother #fitness #ipman

08.10.2017

Review: Chasing the Dragon – Donnie Yen brings Crippled Ho to life https://t.co/lAQEK3RRL9 via @SCMP_news

07.10.2017

Finally behind the scene! Have you seen Chasing The Dragon yet? Some say it's the best Chinese movie in the last... https://t.co/a2U6DK7vMO

05.10.2017

Finally behind the scene! Have you seen Chasing The Dragon yet? Some say it's the best Chinese movie in the last few years! You be the judge!

05.10.2017

Many film critics has wrote Chasing The Dragon is the best film coming out of Hong Kong in recent years! Have you seen it yet? Playing In theaters near you now! #donnieyen #hongkongmovies #甄子丹 #chasingthedragon #triad #gangster #跛豪

02.10.2017

Just because I'm a martial artist expert and the force is with me, doesn't meant I can't act!😄😄 https://t.co/bCj4elLYpX

01.10.2017

Just because I'm a martial artist expert and the force is with me, doesn't meant I can't act!😄😄

01.10.2017

Donnie Yen the gentleman and madman as a professional actor, especially if I had to do it twice!😆 Chasing The... https://t.co/j7UZRMYb6J

30.09.2017

Donnie Yen the gentleman and madman as a professional actor, especially if I had to do it twice!😆 Chasing The Dragon is now playing in theaters near you! I say it's my best film after Ipman, go check it out! #donnieyen #chasingthedragon #追龍 #gangster #gangstermovie #godfather #goodfellas #triad #九龍城寨 #跛豪 #adr

30.09.2017

Thanks @AmericanExpress for the fantastic experience in Hong Kong. Make sure to check out #TheCenturionLounge in Hong Kong next time you're passing through. #AD #AmexPlatinum

29.09.2017

Even if you don't understand Chinese I'm sure you can see the resources and dedication from us for making Chasing... https://t.co/c8z43TcRqw

29.09.2017

Even if you don't understand Chinese I'm sure you can see the resources and dedication from us for making Chasing The Dragon a Masterpiece!

29.09.2017

Often being asked what style will I be using this time, do I prefer action or drama? I'd never separated the two and can't separate them because I play the character, whatever the character and whatever I deliver! KillZone/MMA, GeneralKwan/BigSword, MonkeyKing/MagicalStaff,Ipman/WingChun..…I am just a professional actor who just happen to have years trained martial arts ability! But first and foremost an actor!✌️So.. what will Cripple Ho deliver in my new film Chasing The Dragon? Gangster machete style!😆 #donnieyen #chasingthedragon #hongkongmovies #martialarts #追龍 #九龍城寨 #gangster #triad #甄子丹 #bulletfilms

29.09.2017

Thank you for the kind words Byran! And what an awesome performance you had added to this movie! I look forward to another journey and challenge with you shortly!👍#Repost @bryanlarkin ・・・ Words will never be able to sum up the expeirieice of working with this man. @donnieyenofficial In every sense of the word he is a rare human. Humble , talented, an artist with no bounds. A graceful, intelligent, kind and a sincere individual. No need to blow smoke up his ass. He's just every bit the star he deserves to be thank you and your team at Bullet Films and Mega Vision for the opportunity in Chasing The Dragon.

28.09.2017

This is my best film since Ipman if not better! No doubt! ✌️

27.09.2017

800 enthusiastic audiences at Taipei Chasing The Dragon Premiere! #Repost @sweetcil ・・・ Taiwan premiere so fun and blessed to see longtime @donnieyenofficial fans! It's been a long time since we saw you! Miss and love you all!! ❤️❤️❤️ #chasingthedragon #taiwan #premiere #redcarpet #donnieyen #甄子丹 #blessed #love #bulletfilms @bulletfilmsofficial

26.09.2017

Last night was a grand ball for the premiere, had the best reaction from everyone who came to see and said it the best film of the year! So proud!✌️and #Repost @sweetcil ・・・ So proud of you. Amazing. Not only a difficult role, also action director, producer, music advisor, etc etc. My glam team: @littlewhite_makeup @jacky59 @elaineningningmeow Dress: @theswankofficial #paulekahk Shoes: @dolcegabbana Jewelry: @apmmonaco #chasingthedragon #donnieyen #甄子丹 #汪詩詩 #cissywang #bulletfilms @bulletfilmsofficial #producing #lineproducer #superbullet #workhard #playhard #perfect

26.09.2017

Chasing The Dragon original movie sound track is here! Will be on ITunes shortly!✌️😊 #donnieyen #chasingthedragon #gangster #hongkongmovies #追龍 #追龍電影#電影音樂 #originalsoundtrack #

21.09.2017

Ultimate Chasing The Dragon trailer, based on the prolific and notorious gangsters during the 60s and 70s Hong Kong. Releasing on Sept 28th this month.

19.09.2017

Today we started our first press tour in Guangzhou for Chasing The Dragon. This is our first collaboration in 35 years, AndyLau reprised his role as Detective Lee Rock and I played Cripple Ho, two of the biggest gangster in Hong Kong during the 60s and 70s, Chasing The Dragon will be an epic!✌️ #donnieyen #chasingthedragon #hongkongmovies #追龍 #甄子丹 #andylau #刘德华 #gangster #goodfellas #triad

18.09.2017

Press tour first stop in Guangzhou for Chasing The Dragon, here we go!✌️

18.09.2017

I want to thanks Jet and Jack Ma for throwing this surprise wedding anniversary for us on that day, it was the most memorable celebration indeed! 😊 #Repost @sweetcil ・・・ #imtheluckiestgirl Thank you to Big Brother Jet, My idol Jack, Sifu Yuen Woo Ping and brother Wu Jing for such an amazing surprise!! #happyanniversary #bestsurprise #surprise #blessed #Repost @jetli ・・・ Congratulation to @donnieyenofficial on his wedding anniversary. Jack ma, Wu Jing, Yuen Woo-Ping and I gave them a surprise by showing up together! #jetli #donnieyen #甄子丹 #wujing #yuenwooping #bestmartialartists #martialsrtists #jackma #bulletfilms @bulletfilmsofficial

17.09.2017

Jet Li ,Wu Jing and I recently shot something which will shock the world!Releasing shortly and will update you guys! Remember Once Upon A time In China2, Hero and SPL( Kill Zone), some of the best classic fight scenes created! ✌️ #donnieyen #甄子丹 #SPL#killzone #英雄 #hero#殺破狼 #hongkongmovies hongkongactionfilms #martialarts #jetli #jackywu #李連杰 #吳京

16.09.2017

Official "Chasing The Dragon" behind the scenes, perhaps the best Hong Kong gangster action movie of this decade Hong Kong: 28 September 2017 Taiwan: 29 September 2017 Mainland China: 30 September 2017

14.09.2017

First time working with Andy Lau in 35 years, this is going to be so exciting and for sure will be an epic! Cripple Ho and detective Lee Rock. #donnieyen #hongkongmovies #gangster #chasingthedragon #甄子丹 #追龍 #跛豪 #呂樂 #

14.09.2017

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