Who Was Bruce Lee? by Jim GigliottiBruce Lee was a Chinese American action film star, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and philosopher. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim. Through such films as Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon, Lee helped to change the way Asians were presented in American films and, in the process, he became an iconic figure known throughout the world. Although he died at the young age of 32, Bruce Lee is widely considered to be the one of the most influential martial artists of all time.
I Am Bruce Lee teases out the human sides of the martial arts legend
Charting his humble beginnings as a child actor in Hong Kong, his move to the United States and struggles in Hollywood and ultimately his return to Hong Kong to make some of the most successful films in his career. This film is not just about a simple martial artist; Bruce Lee is a cultural icon. We do get many interesting insights into his early years — the fact that he was born in San Francisco but grew up in Hong Kong as a very famous child actor. He started martial arts when he was 13, learning Wing Chun, and he took classes in cha cha dancing and actually won the crown colony Cha-Cha Championships when he was This ultimately led to his triumphant return to Hong Kong to work with Raymond Chow to make some of the greatest martial arts movies ever.
Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's
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M artial arts fans, and particularly Mixed martial arts followers, are the target audience of this amiable fan-letter tribute to Bruce Lee. His wife and surviving family are interviewed, along with students, ex-colleagues, modern-day fighters and Bruce worshippers, some throwing some moves at the camera and imitating the classic high-pitched howl-whine. They discuss a range of issues including the still explosively controversial topic of whether Bruce Lee could beat Chuck Norris in a straight fight. But I wished that director Pete McCormack had put Lee in more of a film context, saying more about his fascinating career as a child star in Hong Kong cinema: "The Macaulay Culkin of his day. Web rumours about drugs or even a gang slaying — Lee had been a fierce streetfighter in Hong Kong — persist.