Jet Li

Personal Info

Known For

Acting

Known Credits

45.036

Gender

Male

Birthday

26-Apr-1963

Age

(61 years old)

Place of Birth

Beijing, China

Also Known As
  • Lianjie Li
  • 李连杰
  • 이연걸
  • Τζετ Λι
  • 李阳中
  • Li Lianjie
  • 李連杰
  • 李陽中
  • Jet Li Lian-Jie
  • หลี่เหลียนเจี๋ย
  • เจ็ท ลี
  • หลี่ เหลียนเจี๋ย
  • Lý Liên Kiệt

Jet Li

Biography

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.


Credits

東方大俠 東方大俠 (1995) Character: N/A
At the end of the Qing Dynasty, in the royal court, corrupt ducks were rampant, and foreign powers scrambled to China for economic aggression. Huang Fei-Hong, a martial arts master of Shaolin Temple and has a strong chivalrous spirit, enters a certain city with Ah-gwan and Ah-so. drive into Huang Fei-Hong rescues So-ran and his two younger siblings who are begging on the street from a robber and brings them to their lodgings. Then, he opens a doctor's office, Bojirim, to treat villagers and teach martial arts to young people with aspirations.
Zhong hua wu shu Zhong hua wu shu (1983) Character: Himself
Documentary featuring scenes of hand-to-hand and combat with weapons.
東方巨龍 東方巨龍 (1988) Character: Biographical role
For martial arts enthusiasts and fans of Jet Li, Yang Ching, and Wang Chun, this historical filmography about the origins of Chinese martial arts, the legendary Shaolin Monastery, and modern kung fu will prove to be an irresistible treat. The documentary is told through two fictional characters, Instructor Wang and Hong Kong sports reporter Ms. Chin Chin, who chance to meet in a park. Ms. Chin Chin is writing a story about the history of martial arts and so Instructor Wang offers to help. Together they visit the Shaolin Monastery and view a weapons demonstration by the monks.
大八掛 大八掛 (1992) Character: Himself
A tour of the streets of Hong Kong reveals many devotees of a form of Asian mysticism.
少林海燈大師 少林海燈大師 (1985) Character: Himself
Abbot Hai Teng of Shaolin is a documentary starring Jet Li
少林真功夫 少林真功夫 (1994) Character: Himself
Documentary about Shaolin Monk training techniques and Jet Li .
Top Fighter Top Fighter (1995) Character: (archive footage)
Welcome to the world of the martial arts. A voyage for the times of the martial arts cinema, from the beginning in China in the 6th Century A.C. by a Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma, until the actual time and the influence in the world, with interviews to actors and historians, and a review to the most important movies of all times and to the most famous action movies actors. A magnificent jewel of this genre what nobody wouldn't lose.
Jet Li's Shaolin Style Jet Li's Shaolin Style (1988) Character: N/A
Official documentary made in China of the development of Jet Li. His early martial arts demos and techniques are displayed for the first time here by Jet Li and other top Wu Shu actors, champions & Jet Li's instructors.
电影香江之功夫世家 电影香江之功夫世家 (2003) Character: Self
Filmmaker Ian Taylor examines the impressive legacy of Hong Kong cinema -- specifically, how martial arts crossed borders and become an international phenomenon -- with the help of footage and interviews with the stars who made the genre what it is today. Director Lau Ka Leung (who helmed The 36th Chamber of Shaolin) joins in, sharing his thoughts on how certain cinematic technologies have improved martial arts films and expanded their appeal, on the set of Drunken Monkey (2003).
不二神探 不二神探 (2013) Character: Huang Feihong
When a series of eerie murders erupts across Hong Kong, grizzled veteran Huang and his reckless younger partner Wang, are assigned to track down the killer.
The Expendables 2 The Expendables 2 (2012) Character: Yin Yang
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.
少林小子 少林小子 (1984) Character: San Lung
Romance blossoms between two rival families practicing Shaolin and Wudang kungfu respectively. despite familial opposition - until they overcome a gang of scheming bandits together.
龍在天涯 龍在天涯 (1989) Character: Jimmy Lee Kwok Lap
Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tigers plan to defect, an attempt to stop him fails and Jimmy ends up missing his flight to China. Now a fish out of water, Jimmy's only hope is Andy, a wisecracking youngster in L.A. Meanwhile, Tiger works for a mafia boss. When Tiger loses a fortune in cocaine in a detergent box that Andy accidentally took, Andy and Jimmy soon have no choice but to face the wrath of Tiger and his men. Their only ally is Penny, the girlfriend of Tiger's boss. Two men who were once best friends have now become bitter enemies.
洪熙官之少林五祖 洪熙官之少林五祖 (1994) Character: Hung Hei-Kwun
A young father and his infant son are beset by forces of evil and corruption. They wander China, upholding their sense of honor and protecting the weak. When they are forced into combat, spectacular and hilarious fast-motion kung fu sequences follow. In the end, they must call on all of their abilities in a battle royale, to attempt to vanquish a supernatural man-monster or die trying.
少林真功夫 少林真功夫 (1989) Character: actor
A documentary about Shaolin Kung Fu starring Jet Li
中南海保鑣 中南海保鑣 (1994) Character: John Cheng
A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
海洋天堂 海洋天堂 (2010) Character: Wang Xingchang
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 their children and their unending desire to take care and look after them to their best abilities, no matter the struggle, no matter the effort.
黃飛鴻之三獅王爭霸 黃飛鴻之三獅王爭霸 (1993) Character: Wong Fei Hung
Master Wong and his disciples enroll in the 'Dancing Lion Competition' to stop an assassination plot and to battle an arrogant, deceitful opponent.
Kiss of the Dragon Kiss of the Dragon (2001) Character: Liu Jian
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.
建国大业 建国大业 (2009) Character: Chen Shaokuan
The tale of one man who fought against the tyranny of a ruler and led his people in battle in the ultimate sacrifice for his country.
笑傲江湖II東方不敗 笑傲江湖II東方不敗 (1992) Character: Ling Wu Chung
Ling Wu Chung decides to hide from the chaotic world. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. However, he finds that the tribe have been attacked, and their leader Yam Ying Ying has been abducted.
南北少林 南北少林 (1986) Character: Zhi Ming
In ancient China, Zhi Ming trains at the legendary Northern Shaolin temple to avenge the death of his father at the hands of a nefarious magistrate.
黃飛鴻之西域雄獅 黃飛鴻之西域雄獅 (1997) Character: Wong Fei Hung
So goes to the U.S. to open a martial arts school. Around this time, many Chinese people were sold off to U.S. railroad companies, and were brutally treated by the Americans under the harsh working conditions. Thus, the American workers' hatred towards the Chinese immigrants is high. As a result, So gets into trouble with the Americans and the mob, and calls Master Wong for help.
給爸爸的信 給爸爸的信 (1995) Character: Kung Wei
An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Cradle 2 the Grave Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) Character: Su
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 for his daughter and the jewels, Tony pairs with a high-kicking government agent who once worked with Ling and seeks revenge on him.
黃飛鴻'92之龍行天下 黃飛鴻'92之龍行天下 (1992) Character: Jet
When Master Tak, an old martial arts master, disappears, his best student, Jet, steps in to find him. However, when he learns that Tak's life is in danger, he decides to protect him at all costs.
War War (2007) Character: Rogue
FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. Will the truth come out before it's too late? And when the dust settles, who will remain standing?
殺手之王 殺手之王 (1998) Character: Fu
Financially troubled, a newbie hitman reluctantly takes the job of finding the plotted killer of a Japanese tycoon.
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables' (2010) Character: Self
Sylvester Stallone's 90-minute video diary, covering the making of "The Expendables".
功守道 功守道 (2017) Character: Old Servant
One day, Master Ma is walking down the street, suddenly he sees the words "Huashan Sect" (华山派) hiding between the green grass. He closes his eyes and hence the duel with different martial arts masters begins.
精武英雄 精武英雄 (1994) Character: Chen Zhen
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 occupation- after reading about the death of his kung-fu master Hou Ting-An in a fight against the Japanese champion Ryuichi Akutagawa.
倚天屠龍記之魔教教主 倚天屠龍記之魔教教主 (1993) Character: Chang Mo-Kei
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.
The Expendables The Expendables (2010) Character: Yin Yang
Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road, and a loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.
Sly Sly (2023) Character: Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
His love of film began as an escape from a rocky childhood. From underdog to Hollywood legend, Sylvester Stallone tells his story in this documentary.
Modern Warriors Modern Warriors (2002) Character: Self
Over 80 of the world's greatest martial artists demonstrate techniques and discuss philosophy in this fascinating account of the martial arts phenomenon and its increasing global popularity. See rare footage of some of the world's greatest kick boxers. Witness the stars training and analyze their techniques. Learn about competitions such as K-1, the world's most popular martial arts competition. Discover what separates the sports styles and the spiritual style of martial arts.
Romeo Must Die Romeo Must Die (2000) Character: Han Sing
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!
少林寺 少林寺 (1982) Character: Gong Yuen / Jue Yuan
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.
龍門飛甲 龍門飛甲 (2011) Character: Chow Wai On
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate picks up three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert when its innkeeper Jade vanished. A new gang of marauders had taken over - innkeepers by day and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure would only be revealed by a gigantic storm every 60 years. The gang used the inn as a front to locate the lost treasure.
封神传奇 封神传奇 (2016) Character: Jiang Ziya
During the reign of King Zhou, an official enters his bedchamber, and is devoured by the monstrous tails of Daji, his concubine. Outside their city, several warriors within a metal wagon discuss their strategies to free the Invisible People and their Chief, when Jiang Ziya appears to them. He tells them that when King Zhou was younger, he let himself become possessed by the Black Dragon for his quest for power.
太极张三丰 太极张三丰 (1993) Character: Shang Jun Biao
Falsely accused for cheating in a martial arts competition, two boyhood friends are banished from their Shaolin Temple and go their separate ways. As adults, they join opposing sides in a civil war. When one betrays the other, they settle their differences mano-a-mano.
方世玉 方世玉 (1993) Character: Fong Sai-Yuk
The secret Red Lotus Flower Society is committed to the overthrow of the evil Manchu Emperor and his minions. One of his Governors is sent on a mission to retrieve a list of members of that secret society. Meanwhile, Canton kung fu practitioner Fong Sai-Yuk falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a rich merchant.
白蛇传说 白蛇传说 (2011) Character: Fa Hai
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.
The Forbidden Kingdom The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Character: The Silent Monk / The Monkey King
An American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, the teenager unexpectedly finds himself travelling back to ancient China to join a crew of warriors from martial arts lore on a dangerous quest to free the imprisoned Monkey King.
英雄 英雄 (2002) Character: Nameless
During China's Warring States period, a district prefect arrives at the palace of Qin Shi Huang, claiming to have killed the three assassins who had made an attempt on the king's life three years ago.
方世玉續集 方世玉續集 (1993) Character: Fong Sai Yuk
The hero Fong Sai Yuk becomes involved in the secret brotherhood "The Red Flower", who are trying to overthrow the Manchurian emperor and re-establishing the Ming dynasty. The social upheaval is combined with Sai Yuk's personal moral conflict about how to conform to the rigid regime of the brotherhood and on top of that sort out his difficult love life, saddled with two presumptive wives.
中華英雄 中華英雄 (1988) Character: Jet
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.
鼠膽龍威 鼠膽龍威 (1995) Character: Kit Li
After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an exhibition of the crown jewels of Russia at a Hong Kong hotel, and when the Doctor's gang take over the building in attempt to steal them, Kit is the only thing standing in their way. Will Frankie regain his courage? Will romance blossom between Kit and the nosy reporter? Who has the best Kung-Fu?
The Expendables 3 The Expendables 3 (2014) Character: Yin Yang
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, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.
黃飛鴻 黃飛鴻 (1991) Character: Wong Fei Hung
Set in late 19th century Canton, this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung against foreign forces' plundering of China.
Lethal Weapon 4 Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) Character: Wah Sing Ku
Officers Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh of the Los Angeles Police Department must stop a dangerous crime lord from China from getting his brother out of jail.
冒險王 冒險王 (1996) Character: Wai Bok Si / Chow Si Kit
A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.
黑俠 黑俠 (1996) Character: Tsui Chik / Black Mask
Tsui escapes from a super soldier project and plans to lead a peaceful life. However, when his former comrades go on a violent crime spree, he takes it upon himself to end their reign of terror.
霍元甲 霍元甲 (2006) Character: Huo Yuanjia
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 great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.
投名狀 投名狀 (2007) Character: General Pang Qingyun
A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.
黃飛鴻之鐵雞鬥蜈蚣 黃飛鴻之鐵雞鬥蜈蚣 (1993) Character: Wong Fei Hung
Jet Li stars in this comic spectacle as a Chinese "Robin Hood" who stumbles upon a kidnapping scheme after unwittingly opening a martial arts school next to a brothel!
The One The One (2001) Character: Gabe Law / Gabriel Yulaw / Lawless
A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.
東方不敗之風雲再起 東方不敗之風雲再起 (1993) Character: footage from 'Swordsman 2'
A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred scroll and castrating himself.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Character: Han
Archaeologist Rick O'Connell travels to China, pitting him against an emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination. This time, O'Connell enlists the help of his wife and son to quash the so-called 'Dragon Emperor' and his abuse of supernatural power.
Unleashed Unleashed (2005) Character: Danny
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 accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.
Mulan Mulan (2020) Character: The Emperor
When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Chinese Army to defend the country from Huns, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. She is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. Disguised as a man by the name of Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her innermost strength and embrace her true potential.
黃飛鴻之二 男兒當自強 黃飛鴻之二 男兒當自強 (1992) Character: Wong Fei Hung
Wong Fei-Hung faces the White Lotus Society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese who follow Western ways. Wong must also defend Dr. Sun Yat Sen, a revolutionary, from the military.



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