Andy Lau

Andy Lau

Hong Kong actor, singer and film producer
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Andy Lau

Andy Lau Tak-wah BBS MH JP (traditional Chinese: 劉德華; simplified Chinese: 刘德华, born 27 September 1961), is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter and film producer. He has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same time. In the 1990s, Lau was branded by the media as one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop and was named as "Fourth Tiger" among the Five Tiger Generals of TVB during the 1980s

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27 September 1961
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Tai Po, Hong Kong
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Actor, Singer, Producer
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5' 9" (175 cm)
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$70,000,000 USD
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There are many kinds of movies in Hong Kong. Some are commercial and others are more artistic.
  • Has the most awards won by a male Cantonese pop artist, as of April 2000 he had 292 awards.
  • Once a side kick of Yun-Fat Chow. They made 4 movies together: Ying hung ho hon (1987), Gong woo ching (1987), Du shen (1989) and Dou hap (1991). They also made two TV series together: "Yang ka cheung" (1986) and "Sou hat yi" (1982).
  • Since 1992 he has appeared in concert 179 times. [As of 2003]
  • Lau was awarded the Asian Filmmaker of the Year in the 2006 Pusan International Film Festival in Busan (formerly Pusan), Korea. He received the award after initiating a project Focus First Cuts to finance films from fledging Asian directors. One of the 6 films, the black comedy Fengkuang de shitou (2006) (aka Crazy Stone), has gone on to become to date the second top-grossing film in China this year.
  • Awarded honorary fellow member by the Hongkong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA). Past recipients of the honor include Yun-Fat Chow, John Woo and 'Anthony Wong (IX)'.

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