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|Chinese name||龍方 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||龙方 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||lóng fāng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Lung4 Fong1 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Li Chien-Min (李建民)|
4 February 1954|
|Died||14 November 2008
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
|Other name(s)||Jimmy Lung
|Occupation||Actor, film director, action choreographer|
|Genre(s)||Cinema of Hong Kong|
Jimmy Lung Fong (龍方) was a Hong Kong actor, film director, and action choreographer. Lung was best known to moviegoers for his frequent portrayal of villains in various Hong Kong films, most notably in films made by Wong Jing. Lung retired from the film industry, and died from lung cancer in 2008.
Lung Fong was born Li Chien-Min. He started his career by playing small roles in porno's and martial arts films during the 1970s. In 1981, he left his acting career, after starring in a series of unsuccessful films. In 1989, director Wong Jing needed someone to play a villain in Casino Raiders. Lung was recommended by a restaurant manager. Playing the role turned out to be Lung's biggest career breakthrough, and he was nominated for a "Best New Performer" award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Lung left his restaurant job, and went on to play numerous other villains in the following decade. He retired from acting again in 2000 and moved to Mainland China to work as a businessman.
Ming Pao Daily News quoted Lung's manager as saying he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in May 2008, after he saw a doctor about a persistent cough. Lung sought treatment at the Wuhan, Hubei province of China, but by the time he was admitted to hospital in the Xi'an, Shaanxi province, he could not speak and did not leave any last words before his death. Lung died from lung cancer at the age of 54 on 14 November 2008. A memorial service for the actor was held in Shenzhen.
Assistant Action Director
- The Hot, the Cool and the Vicious (1976)
- Fatal Needles vs. Fatal Fists (1978)
- Green Jade Statuette (1978)
- Phantom Kung Fu (1978)
- Death Challenge (1977)
|1990||Casino Raiders (1989)||Best New Performer||Hong Kong Film Awards|