Sorapong Chatree

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Sorapong Chatree
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Sorapong Chatree at the opening of the Cherd Songsri Retrospective in September 2007 in Bangkok.
Born Pittaya Tiamswate
(1950-12-08) December 8, 1950 (age 64)
Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
Occupation Film actor
Spouse(s) Pimchan Jaiwong (Divorced)
Duangduaen Jithaisong
Children 4
Sorapong Chatree has frequently starred in the films of Chatrichalerm Yukol, including Chatrichalerm's first, Out of the Darkness, which was also the first Thai science fiction film.

Sorapong Chatree (Thai: สรพงษ์ ชาตรี, born December 8, 1950 in Ayutthaya Province) is a Thai film actor. He has frequently starred in the films of Prince Chatrichalerm Yukol, as well as in Cherd Songsri's classic romance, Plae Kao.

Sorapong became one of the top male stars by the mid 1970s, eventually displacing the older Sombat Metanee from the lead position. As he aged, he retained his popularity and is well known today as a major supporting actor.

He was named a National Artist of Thailand in 2009.[1]

Partial filmography[edit]

  • Ninja Destroyer (1970)
  • Out of the Darkness (1971)
  • The Hotel Angel (1974)
  • Grounded God (1975)
  • Diamond (1976)
  • 1 2 3 Duan Mahaphai (1 2 3 Monster Express) (1977)
  • Mafia Defeated (1977)
  • Plae Kao (The Scar) (1979)
  • The Mountain Lion (1979)
  • From Bangkok with Love (1982)
  • Angkor: Cambodia Express (1982)
  • Gunman Mue puen (1983)
  • The Refugee (1983)
  • One Man Show (1984)
  • Cobra Thunderbolt (1984)
  • Freedom of Taxi Driver (Citizen II) (1984)
  • Top Secret (1985)
  • Krai Thong (1985)
  • Raiders of the Doomed Kingdom (After the Fall of Saigon)
  • The Ultimate Ninja (1986)
  • Operation Vietnam (1987)
  • Khon Liang Chang (The Elephant Keeper) (1987)
  • Black Warrior (1988)
  • The Lost Idol (1990)
  • Salween (Gunman 2) (1993)
  • Sia Dai (Daughter) (1996)
  • Long June (1996)
  • Sia Dai 2 (Daughter 2) (1997)
  • The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
  • Saving Private Tootsie (Prom Chompoo) (2002)
  • Takian (2003)
  • Beautiful Boxer (2003)
  • The Sin (2004)
  • Khao Chon Kai (2007)
  • King Naresuan (2007)
  • Queens of Langkasuka (2008)
  • Ong Bak 2 (2008)
  • Phuket (Shot-2009)
  • Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya (2010)
  • Bangkok Knockout (2010)

Appearances in Hong Kong films[edit]

In the 1980s and early 1990s, the international rights to many of films featuring Sorapong were obtained by the Hong Kong production companies IFD[disambiguation needed] and Filmark. The films were then edited and newly-shot footage added (often featuring ninja directed by Godfrey Ho) to produce a movie more easily marketed to the Western market. In general IFD productions credit Sorapong and no other Thai actors, while Filmark's credit only the western actors, although more than two-thirds of the film is of Thai origin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry names Kingdom's top artists, Daily Xpress, January 20, 2009.

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