Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Tony Leung Chiu-wai (born 27 June 1962) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. He is considered one of Asia's most successful and internationally recognised actors and was named as "Small Tiger" among the Five Tiger Generals of TVB. He has won many international acting prizes, including the Cannes Film Festival award for Best Actor for his performance in Wong Kar-wai's film In the Mood for Love. Leung is widely considered the best native Hong Kong actor of his generation. He was named by CNN as one of "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time". Leung is known for his collaborations with director Wong Kar-wai, with whom he has worked in seven films including Chungking Express (1994), Happy Together (1997), In the Mood for Love (2000), and The Grandmaster (2013). He also appeared in three Venice Film Festival Golden Lion-winning films, including A City of Sadness (1989), Cyclo (1995) and Lust, Caution (2007), directed by Ang Lee. Leung also stars in the Academy Award-nominated film Hero, and the box office hits Hard Boiled (1992) and Infernal Affairs (2002). Leung was cast as the Mandarin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021). Leung has a comprehensive set of awards that he has won in a career that began in the 1980s. For In the Mood for Love, Leung earned the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. He is also a seven-time winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards and three-time winner at the Golden Horse Film Awards, holding the ...

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Chungking Express (1994)

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Two melancholic Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Faye Wong  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro

Two melancholic Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Brigitte Lin  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Faye Wong  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro

Red Cliff (2008)

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In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Shido Nakamura

In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Takeshi Kaneshiro  •  Shido Nakamura

2046 (2004)

Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Faye Wong  •  Takuya Kimura

Women enter and exit a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Zhang Ziyi  •  Faye Wong  •  Takuya Kimura

Ashes of Time (1994)

Ouyang Feng is a heartbroken and cynical man who spends his days in the desert, connecting expert swordsmen with those seeking revenge and willing to pay for it. Throughout five seasons in exile, Ouyang spins tales of his clients' unrequited loves and unusual acts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Maggie Cheung  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Jacky Cheung  •  Li Bai

Ouyang Feng is a heartbroken and cynical man who spends his days in the desert, connecting expert swordsmen with those seeking revenge and willing to pay for it. Throughout five seasons in exile, Ouyang spins tales of his clients' unrequited loves and unusual acts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Maggie Cheung  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Jacky Cheung  •  Li Bai

Bullet in the Head (1990)

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Jacky Cheung  •  Waise Lee  •  Simon Yam

When three close friends escape from Hong Kong to war-time Saigon to start a criminal's life, they all go through a harrowing experience which totally shatters their lives and their friendship forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Jacky Cheung  •  Waise Lee  •  Simon Yam

Days of Being Wild (1990)

Yuddy, a Hong Kong playboy known for breaking girls' hearts, tries to find solace and the truth after discovering the woman who raised him isn't his mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Leslie Cheung  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Andy Lau  •  Carina Lau

Yuddy, a Hong Kong playboy known for breaking girls' hearts, tries to find solace and the truth after discovering the woman who raised him isn't his mother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Leslie Cheung  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Andy Lau  •  Carina Lau

Game of Death (1978)

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Chuck Norris  •  Sammo Hung

A martial arts movie star must fake his death to find the people who are trying to kill him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Clouse
CAST:  Bruce Lee  •  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  •  Chuck Norris  •  Sammo Hung

Gorgeous (1999)

When Ah Bu, a girl from a small fishing town in Taiwan, finds a glass bottle with a romantic message, she travels to Hong Kong to find her prince charming. As it turns out, her prince charming, Albert, happens to be gay. But all is not lost when Ah Bu meets the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Kok
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Shu Qi  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Wakin Chau

When Ah Bu, a girl from a small fishing town in Taiwan, finds a glass bottle with a romantic message, she travels to Hong Kong to find her prince charming. As it turns out, her prince charming, Albert, happens to be gay. But all is not lost when Ah Bu meets the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Kok
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Shu Qi  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Wakin Chau

Happy Together (1997)

A gay couple takes a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning but instead begins drifting even further apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Chang Chen  •  Gregory Dayton

A gay couple takes a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning but instead begins drifting even further apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Leslie Cheung  •  Chang Chen  •  Gregory Dayton

Hard Boiled (1992)

A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Teresa Mo  •  Philip Chan Yan-Kin  •  John Woo

A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of excessive force to find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Woo
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Teresa Mo  •  Philip Chan Yan-Kin  •  John Woo

Hero (2002)

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One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Zhang Ziyi

One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhang Yimou
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Zhang Ziyi

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Siu Ping-lam  •  Rebecca Pan

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Siu Ping-lam  •  Rebecca Pan

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lau  •  Alan Mak
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Anthony Wong  •  Eric Tsang

Chan Wing Yan, a young police officer, has been sent undercover as a mole in the local mafia. Lau Kin Ming, a young mafia member, infiltrates the police force. Years later, their older counterparts, Chen Wing Yan and Inspector Lau Kin Ming, respectively, race ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lau  •  Alan Mak
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Anthony Wong  •  Eric Tsang

Infernal Affairs III (2003)

Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events before and after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lau  •  Alan Mak
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Leon Lai  •  Chen Daoming

Infernal Affairs III is a 2003 Hong Kong crime thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is the third installment in the Infernal Affairs film series, and is both a sequel and a semi-prequel to the original film, as it intercuts events before and after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Lau  •  Alan Mak
CAST:  Andy Lau  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Leon Lai  •  Chen Daoming

Cyclo (1995)

Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to petty crime on behalf ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tran Anh Hung
CAST:  Le Van Loc  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Như Quỳnh  •  Hoàng Phúc

Follows a young cyclo (bicycle cab) driver on his poverty-driven descent into criminality in modern-day Ho Chi Minh City. The boy's struggles to scratch out a living for his two sisters and grandfather in the mean streets of the city lead to petty crime on behalf ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tran Anh Hung
CAST:  Le Van Loc  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Như Quỳnh  •  Hoàng Phúc

Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)

The Emperor (Chang Chen) is desperate for the free-spirited life of a wanderer, and tries to escape from the royal palace with his sister, the Princess (Faye Wong). He's caught and returned to his angry mother by the royal guards, but the Princess, disguised as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Lau
CAST:  Zhao Wei  •  Faye Wong  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Chang Chen

The Emperor (Chang Chen) is desperate for the free-spirited life of a wanderer, and tries to escape from the royal palace with his sister, the Princess (Faye Wong). He's caught and returned to his angry mother by the royal guards, but the Princess, disguised as a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Lau
CAST:  Zhao Wei  •  Faye Wong  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Chang Chen

Chinese Midnight Express (1997)

Tony Leung Chiu Wai heads to prison in Chinese Midnight Express, a harrowing prison drama from director Billy Tang. The setting is 1960s Hong Kong, and righteous reporter On (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) publishes an article exposing corruption in the police force. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Tang
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Pinky Cheung  •  Vincent Wan Yeung-Ming  •  Elvis Tsui

Tony Leung Chiu Wai heads to prison in Chinese Midnight Express, a harrowing prison drama from director Billy Tang. The setting is 1960s Hong Kong, and righteous reporter On (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) publishes an article exposing corruption in the police force. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Tang
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Pinky Cheung  •  Vincent Wan Yeung-Ming  •  Elvis Tsui

Hero From Beyond The Boundary Of Time (1993)

Wai Siu-Bo travels to the future on a mission to cure the emperor's illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blacky Ko Shou-Liang
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Dicky Cheung Wai-Kin  •  Jacqueline Ng Suet-Man  •  Veronica Yip Yuk-Hing

Wai Siu-Bo travels to the future on a mission to cure the emperor's illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blacky Ko Shou-Liang
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Dicky Cheung Wai-Kin  •  Jacqueline Ng Suet-Man  •  Veronica Yip Yuk-Hing

Flowers of Shanghai (1998)

Women struggle in a Shanghai brothel where everything only appears to be beautiful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Michiko Hada  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Carina Lau  •  Stephanie Fong Shuan

Women struggle in a Shanghai brothel where everything only appears to be beautiful.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Michiko Hada  •  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Carina Lau  •  Stephanie Fong Shuan

Seoul Raiders (2005)

Agent Lam (Tony Leung) sets out to track a pair of plates used to make fake American dollars. When he discovers the plates, they are conned out of him by enigmatic US Embassy workers Owen (Richie Ren) and JJ (Shu Qi). With the trail now leading to Korea, Lam sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jingle Ma Choh-Sing
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Shu Qi  •  Meme Tian Pu-Jun  •  Richie Jen

Agent Lam (Tony Leung) sets out to track a pair of plates used to make fake American dollars. When he discovers the plates, they are conned out of him by enigmatic US Embassy workers Owen (Richie Ren) and JJ (Shu Qi). With the trail now leading to Korea, Lam sets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jingle Ma Choh-Sing
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Shu Qi  •  Meme Tian Pu-Jun  •  Richie Jen
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