Karl Maka

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Karl Maka
Karl Maka 2016.jpg
Maka at The Wit and Wisdom of Cinema City event held at the Hong Kong Film Archive on 9 April 2016.
Mak Kar-sheung (麥嘉尚)

(1944-02-29) 29 February 1944 (age 75)
Years active1975 — present
Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Actor
1982 Aces Go Places

Chinese name
Traditional Chinese麦嘉
Simplified Chinese麦嘉

Karl Maka (Chinese: 麥嘉) is a Hong Kong film producer, director, actor and presenter. He was born on 29 February 1944 in Taishan, China. One of his most popular film roles is in the Aces Go Places film series (最佳拍檔), where he starred alongside Sam Hui.


Year Title Notes
1976 Sathesh writer/director
1977 He Has Nothing But Kung Fu actor
Winner Takes All writer/director
1978 Dirty Kung Fu actor
Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog actor/writer/director
1979 His Name Is Nobody actor/director
Iron Fists actor/director
Knockabout actor
Odd Couple cameo/producer
1980 By Hook or by Crook actor/director
Crazy Crooks actor/director
The Victim actor/producer
1981 All the Wrong Clues actor/producer
Beware of Pickpockets actor/producer
Chasing Girls cameo/director/producer
Laughing Times actor
1982 Aces Go Places actor/producer
It Takes Two actor/director
Life After Life producer
1983 Aces Go Places 2 actor
Esprit d'amour producer
1984 Aces Go Places 3 actor
Lifeline Express producer
Merry Christmas actor
The Occupant producer
1985 For Your Heart Only producer
1986 Aces Go Places IV actor/writer
Lucky Stars Go Places actor
1987 City on Fire producer
Prison on Fire producer
The Thirty Million Dollar Rush actor/writer/director/producer
1988 The Eighth Happiness cameo
School on Fire producer
Tiger on Beat producer
1989 Aces Go Places 5: The Terracotta Hit actor/producer
Triads: The Inside Story producer
1990 Chicken a La Queen producer
Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon actor/producer
Tiger on the Beat 2 producer
Undeclared War producer
1991 The Banquet cameo
In the Lap of God producer
The Magnificent Scoundrels actor/producer
Prison on Fire 2 producer
2000 Winner Takes All actor
2003 Zen Master actor
2016 The Bodyguard cameo

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Michael Hui
for Security Unlimited
Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor
for Aces Go Places
Succeeded by
Tony Leung Ka-fai
for Reign Behind the Curtain