Stephen Chow in 2008.
|Family||Chow Man Kei (sister) |
Chow Sing Ha (sister)
|Cantonese Yale||Jāu Sīngchìh|
Stephen Chow Sing Chi (Chinese: 周星馳, born 22 June 1962) is a Hong Kong filmmaker, actor, producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, and martial artist.
Early life and education
Chow was born in Hong Kong on 22 June 1962 to Ling Po Yee (凌寶兒), an alumnus of Guangzhou Normal University, and Chow Yik Sheung (周驛尚), an immigrant from Ningbo, Zhejiang. Chow has an elder sister named Chow Man Kei (周文姬) and a younger sister named Chow Sing Ha (周星霞). Chow's given name "Sing-chi" (星馳) derives from Tang dynasty (618–907) Chinese poet Wang Bo's essay Preface to the Prince of Teng's Pavilion. After his parents divorced when he was seven, Chow was raised by his mother. Chow attended Heep Woh Primary School, a missionary school attached to the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China in Prince Edward Road, Kowloon Peninsula. When he was nine, he saw Bruce Lee's film The Big Boss, which inspired him to become a martial arts star. Chow entered San Marino Secondary School, where he studied alongside Lee Kin-yan. After graduation, he was accepted to TVB's acting classes.
Chow began his career as a temporary actor on television. He graduated from TVB's acting classes in 1982. Chow began to find some success with the children's programme 430 Space Shuttle. In 1988, Chow entered the movie industry through the film Final Justice, which won him the Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Chow shot to stardom in The Final Combat (1989). The following decade, he appeared in more than 40 films. Fight Back to School (1991) became Hong Kong's top-grossing film of all time. In 1994, he began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love. In the latter half of the 1990s, China began to warm to his films and he became the Stephen Chow Phenomenon (周星驰现象).
2001–2010: Acting in mainland China
In 2001, his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over US$50 million worldwide. Chow won Best Director and Best Actor at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, and the film went on to garner additional awards including a Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director.
In 2004, his film Kung Fu Hustle grossed over US$106 million worldwide. Chow also won Best Director at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and Best Picture of Imagine Film Festival as well as twenty international awards.
His film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007 the film was given the title CJ7, a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions—Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. CJ7 became the highest-grossing film of all time in Malaysia.
2010–present: Focus on directing
The Mermaid was released in Vietnam on 10 February 2016. On 14 March, it became the third-highest-grossing film of all time in Vietnam. It has now grossed over US$553.81 million worldwide and is the highest-grossing movie of all time in Asia.
Chow became the ninth-top-grossing Hollywood Director in 2016.
|Year||English Title||Chinese title||Role||Award|
|1988||My Father's Son (TV series)||鬥氣一族||Actor|
|1988||He Who Chases After the Wind||捕風漢子||Actor|
|1989||The Final Combat (TV series)||蓋世豪俠||Actor|
|1989||The Justice of Life (TV series)||他來自江湖||Actor|
|1989||Thunder Cops II||贼公差婆||Actor|
|1990||Love Is Love||望夫成龍||Actor|
|1990||Lung Fung Restaurant||龍鳳茶樓||Actor|
|1990||Curry and Pepper||咖喱辣椒||Actor|
|1990||Look Out, Officer!||師兄撞鬼||Actor|
|1990||All for the Winner||賭聖||Actor|
|1990||When Fortune Smiles||無敵幸運星||Actor|
|1990||Legend of the Dragon||龍的傳人||Actor|
|1990||The Unmatchable Match||風雨同路||Actor|
|1990||It runs in the Family||孖仔孖心肝||Actor|
|1991||God of Gamblers II||賭俠||Actor|
|1991||The Top Bet||賭霸||Actor|
|1991||Fist of Fury 1991||新精武門1991||Actor|
|1991||Fight Back to School||逃學威龍||Actor|
|1991||God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai||賭俠2之上海灘賭聖||Actor|
|1991||The Magnificent Scoundrels||情聖||Actor|
|1992||Fist of Fury 1991 II||漫畫威龍||Actor|
|1992||All's Well, Ends Well||家有囍事||Actor|
|1992||Fight Back to School II||逃學威龍2||Actor|
|1992||Justice, My Foot!||審死官||Actor|
|1992||Royal Tramp II||鹿鼎記2神龍教||Actor|
|1992||King of Beggars||武狀元蘇乞兒||Actor|
|1992||The Thief of Time||群星會||Actor|
|1993||Fight Back to School III||逃學威龍3之龍過雞年||Actor|
|1993||Flirting Scholar||唐伯虎點秋香||Director, Actor|
|1993||The Mad Monk||濟公||Actor|
|1994||Love on Delivery||破壞之王||Director, Actor|
|1994||Hail the Judge||九品芝麻官||Actor|
|1994||From Beijing with Love||國產凌凌漆||Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|1995||A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box||西遊記第壹佰零壹回之月光寶盒||Actor|
|1995||A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella||西遊記大結局之仙履奇緣||Actor|
|1995||Out of the Dark||回魂夜||Actor|
|1995||Sixty Million Dollar Man||百變星君||Actor|
|1996||Forbidden City Cop||大內密探零零發||Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|1996||The God of Cookery||食神||Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor|
|1997||All's Well, Ends Well 1997||97家有囍事||Actor|
|1998||The Lucky Guy||行運一條龍||Actor|
|1999||The Tricky Master||千王之王2000||Actor|
|1999||King of Comedy||喜劇之王||Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|2001||Shaolin Soccer||少林足球||Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|2004||Kung Fu Hustle||功夫||Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor|
|2008||CJ7||長江七號||Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actor|
|2010||CJ7: The Cartoon||長江7號愛地球||Producer|
|2013||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons||西遊·降魔篇||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|2016||The Mermaid||美人魚||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|2017||Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back||西遊伏妖篇||Producer|
|2019||The New King of Comedy||新喜劇之王||Producer, Director, Screenwriter|
|2019||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons TV||劇版西遊降魔篇||Producer|
|2019||The Mermaid TV||劇版美人魚||Producer|
|2020||The Mermaid 2||美人魚2||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|2020||Kung Fu Hustle 2||功夫2||Director, Producer, Screenwriter|
|Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
|Asia Pacific Film Festival
|Blue Ribbon Awards
|Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
|Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
|Golden Bauhinia Awards
|Golden Horse Awards|
|Hong Kong Film Awards|
|Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards|
|Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards
|Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards
|Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
|Utah Film Critics Association Awards
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
|Golden Globe Award
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- 2006 FIFA World Cup
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