The Once Kung Fu Dream: Top Ten Chinese Kung Fu Stars Ranking

Updated: April 26, 2016

As we know, in the history of Chinese film, there are a lot of martial arts movies and also many world-famous Kung Fu actors who not only have excellent acting, but also have a solid foundation of the martial arts such as Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan……they have been widely known by people around the world, but there are still some kung fu actors that we may not be very familiar, however their power still can not be overlooked.


Indeed, the Chinese martial art is broad and profound and also never-ending, the following are the top 10 Chinese Kung Fu stars ranking.


NO1. Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is the first and also earliest Kung fu star who effected the world Kung Fu field, his early death left the regrets to numerous martial arts enthusiasts, the power of his Nunchaku was pretty unique, his classic works include ‘Fist of Fury’, ‘The Big Boss’, ‘Enter the Dragon’, ‘The Way of the Dragon’, his film has made his martial art style and spirit unparalleled, he created the kung fu movie era and further carry forward the Chinese Kung Fu.


NO2. Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan is the highest achievement martial arts star after Bruce Lee, His fans are all over the world, his films are suitable for people at all ages. His unique sense of humor, breathtaking leap and excellent driving skills, no one can overtake him. Jackie Chan has played many roles and also had suffered a lot of injuries, but he still persisted. His classic works include ‘Police Story’ series, ‘Project.A’ series, ‘Armour Of God’, ‘Dragons Forever’, ‘Who am I’, ‘Rumble in the Bronx’ and so on, actually, Jackie Chan’s film career was starting from the stuntmen and extras, he is all on his own hard work.


NO3. Jet Li

Jet Li is a super Kung Fu star that struggles in Hong Kong from mainland. He is well known by his authentic Shaolin kung fu, actually, he became very famous by his film ‘Shaolin Temple’, His unrestrained image no one can get. The characters he created are all righteous heroes such as ‘Huang Feihong’, ‘Fang Shiyu’, Hong Xiguan’, ‘Chen Zhen’, ‘Xu Zhengyang’, Huo Yuanjia’, his classic works include ‘Once Upon A Time In China’ series,’ Fist of Legend’, ‘A Letter To Dad’ and so on.


NO4. Donnie Yen

Donnie Yen he is an idol of many teenagers as a Kung Fu star. He is a martial arts generalist who can digest Chinese and western martial arts. Donnie Yen has given perfect performances in many Kung Fu movies for both his Kung Fu and outstanding acting skills. His classic works includes ‘Flash Point’, ‘SPL: Sha Polang’, ‘The Twins Effect’, ‘Legend of the Wolf’, ’New Dragon Gate Inn’ ‘Drunken Tai-Chi’, ’Hero’, ’Tiger Cage’ and so on.


NO5. Sammo Hung

Sammo Hung is a fat man, a fat famous Kung Fu star, he was an actor, martial arts guide and also a director, he was a very humorous person and could completely show the charm of Chinese martial kung fu comedies. Although he is fat, he is pretty agile. He also starred in lots of Kung Fu films like ‘Winners and Sinners’, ‘Wheels on Meals’, ‘My Lucky Stars’, ‘Tai Chi Hero’, ‘Kung Fu Hustle’, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars’, ‘Painted Faces’ and so on.


NO6. Chiu Man-Cheuk

Chiu Man-Cheuk is a Chinese actor and martial artist, his Chinese name is Zhao Wenzhuo, he got fame for playing Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung in the film "Once Upon a Time in China" and several television series. Thanks to his good looks and professional Kung Fu skill, Chiu Man-Cheuk has become one of the most famous martial arts stars in China.


NO7. Ha Ling Chun

Ha Ling Chun is an action actor in Hong Kong, he has presented a number of well-known and excellent movies and televisions, he is one of the "Seven Little Fortunes" performing group, together with Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, Corey Yuen, Yuen Wah, Yuen Tak and Yuen Miu. Yuen has worked on over 80 films as actor, stuntman and action choreographer. He once became a stunt double for Bruce Lee in several films, including "Fist of Fury." "Way of the Dragon" and "Enter the Dragon."


NO8. Jason Wu ( Wu Jing)

Jason Wu is always a ‘Kung Fu boy’, he started to learn and practice Kung Fu in sports school of Beijing when he was six years old and later he was acted in many televisions and some action movies, presenting skilled Kung Fu and impressing audiences a lot. His classic works include ‘Tai Chi Boxer’, ‘Legendary Assassin’, ‘SPL: Sha Po Lang’, ‘Twins Mission’, ‘SPL II: A Time For Consequences’, ‘City Under Siege’ and so on.


NO9. Hsiao Liang (Leung Siu Lung)

Leung Siu Lung started learning martial arts at the age of 15. He is known as one of the famous "Four Little Dragons" in Hong Kong, together with Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Tommy Tam. In 1980s, Leung's career peaked after he acted in a TV series "The Legendary Fok" and "The Fist." His classic works include ‘Tiger Vs Dragon’, ‘Kung Fu Hustle’, TV series ‘The Legendary Fok’, TV series ‘The Fist’ and so on.


NO10. Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh is an international female action star famous at home and abroad and she gained fame for performing her own stunts in Hong Kong action films, She has acted in many famous movies, acting as female knight-errant, showing her authentic Chinese Kung Fu. Her beauty, acting skills and skilled Kung Fu impress people a lot. Her classic works include ‘Police Story 3: Super Cop’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, ’The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’, ‘Reign of Assassins’, ‘Butterfly & Sword’.





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