Bruce Lee filmography
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This article details the filmography of actor Bruce Lee.
|1941||Golden Gate Girl||金門女||As an infant|
|1946||The Birth of Mankind||人类的诞生|
|1948||Wealth is Like a Dream||富貴浮雲|
|1949||Sai See in the Dream||夢裡西施||Yam Lee|
|1950||The Kid||細路祥||Kid Cheung||a.k.a. My Son, A Chung. Available on region 1, English-subtitled DVD from Cinema Epoch.|
|1953||A Myriad Homes||千萬人家|
|Blame it on Father||父之過||a.k.a. Father's Fault|
|The Guiding Light||苦海明燈||Son as teenager||Available on region 1, English-subtitled DVD from Cinema Epoch.|
|A Mother's Tears||慈母淚|
|In the Face of Demolition||危樓春曉|
|1955||An Orphan's Tragedy||孤星血淚||Frank Wong (child)||Available on region 1, English-subtitled DVD from Cinema Epoch.|
|Love Part 2||愛(下集)|
|We Owe It to Our Children||兒女債|
|1956||The Wise Guys Who Fool Around||詐痲納福|
|Too Late For Divorce||早知當初我唔嫁|
|1957||The Thunderstorm||雷雨||Chow Chung||Based on the play Lei Yu by Cao Yu|
|Darling Girl||甜姐兒||Student friend / Dancing partner|
|1969||Marlowe||醜聞喋血||Winslow Wong||Also action director|
|The Wrecking Crew||風流特務勇破迷魂陣||Action director|
|1970||A Walk in the Spring Rain||春雨漫步||Action director|
|1971||The Big Boss||唐山大兄||Cheng Chao-an||Also action director
aka Fists of Fury
|1972||Fist of Fury||精武門||Chen Zhen||Also action director
aka The Chinese Connection
|Fist of Unicorn||麒麟掌||Martial Artist||Fight choreographer and unintended cameo appearance
Also action director
aka The Unicorn Palm
Bruce Lee only makes a brief appearance through behind-the-scenes footage where he is rehearsing actors and stuntmen. Lee was not meant to be in the film and was only on set doing action choreography as a favor to his long-time friend, Unicorn Chan. The producers filmed him working and spliced the footage into the film which Lee was reportedly less than impressed with.
|The Way of the Dragon||猛龍過江||Tang Lung||Also director, action director, producer and screenwriter
The film was released after Enter the Dragon in the U.S., hence the title Return of the Dragon.
|The Game of Death||死亡的遊戲||Hai Tien||Also director, action director, producer and screenwriter
Lee died before he finished his film. It was later pieced together with a different plot in 1978.
Note: The title The Chinese Connection (a play on the then-recently released The French Connection) was originally intended for The Big Boss due to the drugs theme of the story and Fists of Fury was intended for Fist of Fury. When it was exported, the titles somehow got switched.
|1973||Enter the Dragon||龍爭虎鬥||Mr. Lee||Also action director and writer
Sent as a spy into a tournament, hosted by a rogue-monk-turned-drug lord.
Released 6 days after Lee's death.
|1978||Circle of Iron||Co-writer
aka The Silent Flute
Film co-written by Bruce Lee who was seeking to illustrate the differences between oriental and Western philosophies.
|Game of Death||死亡遊戲||Billy Lo||There are two versions of this film, each one with a different plot (the original from an incomplete 1972 film, and the 1978 build doing a "footage mashup"). The original finally was released as a short film in the year 2000.
Lee was shown in incomplete original footage from 1972 plus stock footage from Enter the Dragon and other films.
|1981||Game of Death II||死亡塔||Billy Lo/Lee Chen Chiang||a.k.a. Tower of Death
Unrelated to the first Game of Death, it was marketed as a sequel in the U.S.
Appears in stock footage from Enter the Dragon and other films.
|Year||Title||Chinese Title||Role||Country & Channel||Notes|
|1966||The Green Hornet||青蜂侠||"Kato"||USA - ABC||a.k.a. The Kato Show (Hong Kong title)
|Where the Action Is||Himself||USA - ABC|
|1967||Batman||蝙蝠俠||"Kato"||USA - ABC||Visiting hero
Episodes: "The Spell of Tut", "A Piece of the Action" and "Batman's Satisfaction"
|Ironside||無敵鐵探長||"Leon Soo"||USA - NBC||Guest star
Episode: "Tagged for Murder"
|1968||Blondie||"Martial Arts Instructor"||USA - CBS||Guest star
Episode: "Pick on Someone Your Own Size"
|1969||Here Come the Brides||新娘駕到||"Lin"||USA - ABC||Guest star
Episode: "Marriage, Chinese Style"
|1970||Enjoy Yourself Tonight||歡樂今宵||Himself||Hong Kong - TVB|
|USA - ABC||Appeared in 4 episodes: "The Way of the Intercepting Fist", "Spell Legacy Like Death", "Wednesday's Child" and "I See, Said the Blind Man",|
|The Pierre Berton Show||Himself||Canada - Screen Gems|
|1972||Enjoy Yourself Tonight||歡樂今宵||Himself||Hong Kong - TVB|
|1993||Fame in the Twentieth Century||Himself||UK - BBC|
|1999||Famous Families||Himself||USA - FOX||Episode: "The Lees: Action Speaks Louder"|
|2003||I Love the '70s||"Lee"||USA - MTV|
|2007||La Rentadora||Himself||Spain - TV3||Episode: "Be Water My Friend"|
Note: All the series produced after Lee's death (1973) feature archival footage of Lee.
|Year||Documentary Title||Chinese Title||Notes|
|1973||Bruce Lee, the Man and the Legend||李小龍的生與死||Updated in 1984 and retitled Bruce Lee, the Legend.|
|The Real Bruce Lee|
|The Last Days of Bruce Lee|
|1974||Kung Fu Killers|
|1976||Bruce Lee, the Legend||李小龍的生與死(下)||Golden Harvest tribute, focused on their films starring him. Featured on the Hong Kong Legends Bruce Lee, the Man and the Legend DVD.|
|1990||The Best of the Martial Arts Films||金裝武術電影大全|
|Bruce Lee - Best of the Best|
|1992||Bruce Lee and Kung Fu Mania|
|The Life of Bruce Lee|
|Bruce Lee: The Curse of the Dragon||Included on Enter the Dragon DVDs and Blu-rays.|
|Death by Misadventure|
|1994||Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview|
|Cinema of Vengeance||History of martial arts cinema, with clips of Bruce.|
|Bruce Lee: The Immortal Dragon||Biography episode, available on DVD.|
|1998||Bruce Lee: The Path of the Dragon|
|Bruce Lee: In His Own Words||Featurette on Enter the Dragon DVDs and Blu-rays.|
|Mystic Origins of the Martial Arts|
|The Immortal Masters|
|Jackie Chan: My Story||成龍的傳奇|
|Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2|
|2000||Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey||李小龍：勇士的旅程||Found as special feature on the 2004 DVD release of Enter the Dragon. Also on HD DVD and Blu-ray.|
|Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibōteki Yūgi||Bruce Lee in G.O.D 死亡的遊戲|
|2001||The Unbeatable Bruce Lee|
|2002||Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On|
|The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture||功夫片歲月|
|Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious|
|2003||Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu||電影香江：功夫世家|
|2004||Dragon: Since 1973||龍：一九七三以後|
|2011||I Am Bruce Lee|
|2013||Fighter of Death|
Note: All the documentaries listed here were produced after Lee's death, therefore all the Lee footage are composed of archive footage and some never-before-seen footage.
|Year||Video Game Title||Role||Notes|
|1989||Bruce Lee Lives||Himself|
|1993||Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story||Himself|
|2002||Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon||Himself|
|2003||Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend||Himself|
|2010||Bruce Lee: Dragon Warrior||Himself||Smartphone game
|2011||KungFu Warrior||Himself||Smartphone game|
|2014||EA Sports UFC||Himself||PS4 and Xbox One game|
|2014||Bruce Lee: Enter the Game||Himself||Smartphone game|