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John Woo
Birthday: September 22, 1948

Birth Place: Guangzhou, China
Height: 5' 4"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for John Woo. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



The first Asian filmmaker to helm a major Hollywood feature, John Woo initially emerged as the leading light of the Hong Kong action renaissance of the late '80s. Celebrated for his unique, much-imitated style — a Molotov cocktail of graceful slow-motion sequences, staccato edits, freeze-frames, and dissolves — Woo brought a new depth of emotion and visual beauty to the action genre, perfecting an operatic, highly stylized brand of mayhem laced with melodrama, savage wit, and homoerotic undercurrents.Woo was born Wu Yu Sen on May 1, 1946, in the Guangzhou Canton Province of China, his parents relocating the family to Hong Kong three years later to escape life under communism. The Woos were quite poor, and were homeless for several years. His father, a philosopher, was later hospitalized with tuberculosis for over a decade. It was his mother who introduced Woo to the cinema, where he fell under the sway of American musicals and the films of the French New Wave, with Jean-Pierre Melville emerging as his greatest influence. After the death of his father, Woo was forced to leave school at the age of 16. He took a job at a newspaper called the Chinese Student Weekly, learning film theory by stealing books on motion pictures from area libraries and shops.Influenced by Western cinema, Woo grew increasingly dissatisfied with the Hong Kong production industry, and decided to begin making his own films in 1968. Over the next two years he made a number of shorts in 8 mm and 16 mm, most of which were later lost. By the close of the decade he was employed as a production assistant and script supervisor at Cathay film studios. By the early '70s, Woo had been elevated to the position of assistant director under the aegis of the prolific Shaw Brothers Studios. At the same time he drew great inspiration from the new breed of American filmmakers including Sam Peckinpah and Stanley Kubrick, the hypnotic violence of their work leaving a profound effect. At Shaw Brothers, Woo began working under martial arts director Chang Che, whose expressive, emotional brand of action filmmaking left an indelible mark on his proteg

Movie Credits
The Battle of Red Cliff (2008)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ][ Ken Watanabe ][ Tony Leung Chiu Wai ][ Andy Lau ][ Collin Chou ]
The Red Circle (2006)
Untitled John Woo Project (2006)
Stranglehold (2006)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ][ Mark Dacascos ]
All the Invisible Children (2005)
[ Spike Lee ][ David Thewlis ][ Emir Kusturica ]
The Robinsons: Lost in Space (2004)
[ Ryan Malgarini ]
Paycheck (2003)
[ Ben Affleck ][ Paul Giamatti ][ Aaron Eckhart ][ Joe Morton ][ Callum Keith Rennie ]
Hostage (2002)
[ Clive Owen ][ Ridley Scott ][ Tony Scott ][ Darius McCrary ][ Corey Michael Eubanks ]
Windtalkers (2002)
[ Nicolas Cage ][ Jason Isaacs ][ Christian Slater ][ Mark Ruffalo ][ Peter Stormare ]
Mission: Impossible II (2000)
[ Tom Cruise ][ Anthony Hopkins ][ Brendan Gleeson ][ Ving Rhames ][ Dougray Scott ]
Blackjack (1998)
[ Dolph Lundgren ][ Fred Williamson ][ Saul Rubinek ]
Face/Off (1997)
[ Nicolas Cage ][ John Travolta ][ Thomas Jane ][ Danny Masterson ][ Alessandro Nivola ]
Once a Thief (1996)
[ Ivan Sergei ][ Nicholas Lea ]
Broken Arrow (1996)
[ John Travolta ][ Christian Slater ][ Kurtwood Smith ][ Delroy Lindo ][ Hans Zimmer ]
Hard Target (1993)
[ Jean-Claude Van Damme ][ Sam Raimi ][ Lance Henriksen ][ Arnold Vosloo ][ Ted Raimi ]
Laat sau sen taan (1992)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ][ Tony Leung Chiu Wai ]
Zong heng si hai (1991)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ]
Die xue jie tou (1990)
[ Tony Leung Chiu Wai ]
Yi dan qun ying (1989)
[ Stephen Chow ]
Dip hyut shueng hung (1989)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ]
Ying hung boon sik II (1987)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ][ Chingy ]
Ying hung boon sik (1986)
[ Yun-Fat Chow ]
Ying xiong wei lei (1986)
Liang zhi lao hu (1985)
Xiao jiang (1984)
Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen (1982)
Hua ji shi dai (1981)
Mo deng tian shi (1981)
Qian zuo guai (1980)
Hao xia (1978)
Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou (1978)
Ha luo, ye gui ren (1978)
The Brave Lion (1977)
Fa qian han (1977)
Shao Lin men (1976)
[ Jackie Chan ][ Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ]
Dinü hua (1975)
Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui (1974)
[ Sammo Hung Kam-Bo ]
Tie han rou qing (1974)
Chu ba (1973)
[ Jackie Chan ]
Ouran (1968)
Sijie (1968)


  • Trademark : Birds : Many Woo films include slow-motion sequences of birds (usually doves)
  • First job was working for Shaw Brothers studios as an assistant director to Chang Chee. Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah are his favorite directors.
  • Woo's many American admirers include the likes of Martin Scorsese, Sam Raimi (who compared his mastery of action to Alfred Hitchcock's mastery of suspense) and Quentin Tarantino (who, replying to a studio executive saying "I suppose Woo can direct action scenes" said "Sure, and Michelangelo can paint ceilings!").
  • He is the first Asian director ever to make a mainstream Hollywood film (Hard Target (1993)).
  • When trying to convince Universal to get him to direct Hard Target (1993), Jean-Claude Van Damme championed Woo as "the Martin Scorsese of Asia".
  • His film _Die xue shuang xiong (1989)_ (aka The Killer) (alongside Lung fu fong wan (1987) (City on Fire) by Ringo Lam) was one of the inspirations for Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992). Although the plot came from "City on Fire", a lot of the style of "Reservoir Dogs" (i.e., the suits, the Mexican standoffs, the double guns) came from "The Killer" as well as Woo's work in general.
  • Two of his films are listed in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures on March 2005. They are _Die xue shuang xiong (1989)_ and Ying hung boon sik (1986) (ranking 42 and 2, respectively).
  • He is the fifth Chinese director after Hark Tsui to join the board of judges for Cannes Film Festival (the 58th, in 2005).

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