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Hello friends. Hwang Jang Lee is one of the most respected personalities in action cinematography. Specializing almost exclusively in villains, he was a kind of quality mark for a film, and could pull out even the most hopeless movie. Hwang was born on December 21, 1944 in Japan, but soon moved with his parents to South Korea. At the age of 14, he began to practice taekwondo and achieved notable results in this form of martial arts. In parallel, Hwang began acting in films, first in Korea and then in Hong Kong.

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He was invited to play the role of the main villain in “Secret Rivals”. In the same year, Hwang played in Bruce’s Deadly Kung Fu, and the next year he took part in several projects at once. Since his arrival in Hong Kong, Hwang has earned the respect of filmmakers and partners for his active and masterly use of his legs in fights. Two nicknames are firmly glued to him. These are the King of Fighters with their feet and the Silver Fox. Also called his hero in “Secret Rivals”. The main success awaited Hwang next year.

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He plays the main villain in two landmark films by Jackie Chan. These are “The Serpent in the Shadow of the Eagle” and “The Drunken Master”. On the set of the first of them, Hwang, carried away, knocks out Jackie Chan’s tooth. It was said that at that time he was not always able to hold back the blows so as not to hurt his partners. The actor fighting in the first scene of “Drunken Master” had to go to the hospital after the fight with Hwang. Therefore, in subsequent films, Jackie preferred to use the services of other actors.

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Hwang then starred in twelve films, but none of them was a hit of the “Drunken Master” level. In 1981 he starred in “Game of Death 2” and “The Assassin Under the Protection of Buddha.” Hwang directed and produced the last film himself, which allowed him to play a positive role for once. Then he takes part in four films, but none of them becomes a hit. Hwang takes a timeout and realizes that the era of costume kungfu is over and he needs to move in a different direction. He returns to films only for minor roles.

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In 1990, Hwang left for South Korea and completely changed his field of activity. He runs a hotel in Seoul and runs a bodyguard agency . Since then, Hwang has appeared in only two minor Korean films. The actor did not leave his martial arts classes and now he already has the ninth dan in taekwondo. Also, there are quite a few rumors and legends about the actor. One of the most common concerns a street fight in which Hwang killed the attacker with a well-aimed kick.

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They say that he provoked him to fight, boasted of his knife technique, but the unarmed Hwang quickly proved to him that he had somewhat overestimated his strength. The actor was really acquitted, having written off his actions in self-defense. Despite playing mostly villains in the films, Hwang has a large following worldwide. And some of them think that his kicking technique is the best in Asian cinema. It’s hard to disagree with this . We like and subscribe to the channel so as not to miss the next video.




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