Jet Li

Li Lian Jie (born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star who was born in Beijing, China, and who has currently taken up Singapore citizenship. After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from wushu at age 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time In China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung. Li's first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, most recently starring beside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser. Recently, he appeared in the 2010 film The Expendables.

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The Expendables 2 (2012)

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Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Bruce Willis

Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon West
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Bruce Willis

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As he frantically searches ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Jet Li  •  DMX  •  Kelly Hu  •  Anthony Anderson

Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As he frantically searches ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Jet Li  •  DMX  •  Kelly Hu  •  Anthony Anderson

Fearless (2006)

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Sun Li  •  Dong Yong  •  Pau Hei-Ching

Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronny Yu
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Sun Li  •  Dong Yong  •  Pau Hei-Ching

Fist of Legend (1994)

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Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Chan
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Shinobu Nakayama  •  Chin Siu-Ho  •  Paul Chun

Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in fact military ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gordon Chan
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Shinobu Nakayama  •  Chin Siu-Ho  •  Paul Chun

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

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Nahon
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Max Ryan

Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Nahon
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Bridget Fonda  •  Tchéky Karyo  •  Max Ryan

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Danny Glover  •  Joe Pesci  •  Rene Russo

Romeo Must Die (2000)

Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Aaliyah  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Russell Wong

Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrzej Bartkowiak
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Aaliyah  •  Isaiah Washington  •  Russell Wong

The One (2001)

A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wong
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jet Li  •  Delroy Lindo

A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Wong
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Carla Gugino  •  Jet Li  •  Delroy Lindo

Unleashed (2005)

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Vincent Regan

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis Leterrier
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Bob Hoskins  •  Vincent Regan

Born to Defence (1986)

Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jet Li
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Kurt Roland Petersson  •  Song Jia  •  Dean Harrington

Jet, a young soldier at the end of the second world war must overcome some abusive Americans who are bullying him as well as the Chinese people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jet Li
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Kurt Roland Petersson  •  Song Jia  •  Dean Harrington

Shaolin Temple (1982)

The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheung Yam-Yim
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Yue Hoi  •  Ding Laam  •  Woo Gin-Keung

The Tang emperor is betrayed by one of his generals, who installs himself as emperor in the East Capital. The son of one of his slave workers escapes to the Shaolin Temple, learns kung fu, and sets out to kill the traitor who killed his father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cheung Yam-Yim
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Yue Hoi  •  Ding Laam  •  Woo Gin-Keung

Black Mask (1996)

Tsui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many government missions, but after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Lee Yan-Kong
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Lau Ching-wan  •  Karen Mok  •  Françoise Yip

Tsui Chik tries to lead a quiet life as a librarian. However, he is really a former test subject for a highly secretive supersoldier project and the instructor of a special commando unit dubbed "701." The 701 squad is used for many government missions, but after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Lee Yan-Kong
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Lau Ching-wan  •  Karen Mok  •  Françoise Yip

The Legend of the Swordsman (1992)

Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Brigitte Lin  •  Michelle Reis  •  Waise Lee

Jet Li plays Ling, a student from the Blue Mountain school of martial arts, who, along with fellow students and Kiddo, find themselves embroiled in a country-wide political/clan war with the Highlander clan in the forefront of the battle.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Brigitte Lin  •  Michelle Reis  •  Waise Lee

Ocean Heaven (2010)

The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xue Xiaolu
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Wen Zhang  •  Gwei Lun-mei  •  Zhu Yuan-Yuan

The story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Xue Xiaolu
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Wen Zhang  •  Gwei Lun-mei  •  Zhu Yuan-Yuan

The Kung Fu Cult Master (1993)

A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Sammo Hung  •  Richard Ng  •  Collin Chou Siu-Lung

A wild and rollicking martial arts fantasy extravaganza that features prized swords and swordsmen, a crazy monk attached to a rolling boulder, serious clan and cult rivalries, and lots of magic and flying.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Jing
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Sammo Hung  •  Richard Ng  •  Collin Chou Siu-Lung

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2011)

The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an ancient Chinese fable about a woman demon who falls in love with a mortal is brought to life through the latest advances in CGI and action techniques.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Eva Huang  •  Raymond Lam  •  Wen Zhang

The Sorcerer and the White Snake is an ancient Chinese fable about a woman demon who falls in love with a mortal is brought to life through the latest advances in CGI and action techniques.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Ching Siu-Tung
CAST:  Jet Li  •  Eva Huang  •  Raymond Lam  •  Wen Zhang

Badges of Fury (2013)

When a spate of eerie murders erupts across HK two troub/emaking cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick Wang and grizzled vet Huang who is fed up with his reckless younger partner always landing them in hot water. Reaching a dead end after discovering all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Tsz Ming
CAST:  Wen Zhang  •  Jet Li  •  Liu Shishi  •  Michelle Chen

When a spate of eerie murders erupts across HK two troub/emaking cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick Wang and grizzled vet Huang who is fed up with his reckless younger partner always landing them in hot water. Reaching a dead end after discovering all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Tsz Ming
CAST:  Wen Zhang  •  Jet Li  •  Liu Shishi  •  Michelle Chen

The Expendables 3 (2014)

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Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Hughes
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Terry Crews  •  Randy Couture

Barney, Christmas and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks, who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Hughes
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Terry Crews  •  Randy Couture

Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' (2010)

Sylvester Stallone's 90-minute video diary, covering the making of "The Expendables".  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Jet Li  •  Terry Crews

Sylvester Stallone's 90-minute video diary, covering the making of "The Expendables".  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Herzfeld
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Jason Statham  •  Jet Li  •  Terry Crews
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