Wu Jing (actor)

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Wu Jing
Jing Wu
Wu Jing, on the set of Wolf Warrior 2.
Born (1974-04-03) 3 April 1974 (age 45)
ResidenceBeijing
Alma materBeijing Sport University
OccupationActor, director
Years active1995–present
AgentGold Typhoon
Spouse(s)
Xie Nan (m. 2014)
[1] [2]
ChildrenWu You (son)
Wu Lu (son)
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Wu Jing (born 3 April 1974), sometimes credited as Jing Wu, is a Chinese martial artist, actor and director. Wu is best known for his roles in various martial arts films such as Tai Chi Boxer, Fatal Contact, the SPL films, and as Leng Feng in Wolf Warrior and its sequel.

Acting career[edit]

In April 1995, Wu was spotted by martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping, Wu played Hawkman / Jackie in 1996 film Tai Chi Boxer, his first Hong Kong film debut. [3] Since Wu has appeared in numerous mainland Chinese wuxia television series. He has also worked with choreographer and director Lau Kar-leung in 2003 film Drunken Monkey.[4] Wu achieved success in Hong Kong action cinema for his role as a vicious assassin in 2005 film SPL: Sha Po Lang.[5]

In 2006, Wu was continuing his move into Hong Kong cinema by starring in the film Fatal Contact.[6] Wu is the male lead in 2007 film Twins Mission, starring the Twins duo.[7] He also worked on the police action film Invisible Target which was released in July 2007.[8]

In March 2008, Wu made his directorial debut, alongside action choreographer Nicky Li, on his film Legendary Assassin.[9] Wu played the Assassin in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor his first American film debut.[10]

Wu played Jing Neng in 2011 martial arts film Shaolin alongside Nicholas Tse, Andy Lau and Jackie Chan. Wu reprised a different role as Chan Chi-kit in the 2015 Hong Kong action film SPL II: A Time for Consequences.[11]

Wu directed and starred in the action war film Wolf Warrior and its 2017 sequel Wolf Warrior 2. The latter film has become a hit at the Chinese summer box office, and became the highest grossing film in China.[12]

In 2019, Wu starred in hit film The Wandering Earth, based on a novella of the same name by Liu Cixin. When he discovered that the production team lacked funds to complete the film, he invested his own money to make up for the shortfall.[13] The film ended up grossing $700 million worldwide, including $691 million in China.[14] It became China's second highest-grossing film of all time,[15] 2019's third highest-grossing film worldwide,[16] the second highest-grossing non-English film to date, and one of the top 20 highest-grossing science fiction films to date.

Personal life[edit]

Wu Jing and Xie Nan's relationship was publicly reported to begin in 2012 and got married in 2014. On 25 August 2014, Wu Jing's wife gave birth to a healthy boy named Wu Suowei (吴所谓), also named as Wu You (吴滺).[17][18] On 24 September 2018, they had a second son named Wu Lu (吴律).[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1996 Tai Chi Boxer 功夫小子闖情關 Young Xuewen
2001 The Legend of Zu 蜀山传 Lian Xing [19]
2003 Drunken Monkey 醉猴 Chan Chiud
2005 SPL: Sha Po Lang 殺破狼 Jack
2006 A Foreign Luck 天上掉馅饼 Liuliu [20]
Fatal Contact 黑拳 Kong Ko
2007 Twins Mission 双子神偷 Lau Hay / Lau San
Invisible Target 男兒本色 Tien Yeng-seng
2008 Fatal Move 夺帅 Lok Tin-hung [21]
L for Love L for Lies 我的最愛 Michael Cameo
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 木乃伊3:龍的詛咒 Assassin #1
Legendary Assassin 狼牙 Bo Tong-lam Also director
2009 Kung Fu Cyborg 机器侠 K-88 [22]
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box 越光宝盒 Chief guard Cameo
City Under Siege 全城戒備 Sun Hao [23]
Wind Blast 西风烈 Yang Xiaoming (Shepherd) [24]
Love Tactics 爱情36计 Wu Jielun Cameo
2011 Shaolin 新少林寺 JingNeng
Magic to Win 开心魔法 Bi Yewu (Fire Magician) [25]
2013 Badges of Fury 不二神探 Insurance manager Cameo
2014 The Breakup Guru 分手大师 Wu Jing Cameo
2015 Wolf Warrior 战狼 Leng Feng Also director
SPL II: A Time For Consequences 殺破狼2 Chan Chi-kit
2016 Call of Heroes 危城 Cheung Yik [26]
A Chinese Odyssey Part Three 大话西游3 Tang Sanzang [27]
2017 Wolf Warrior 2 战狼2 Leng Feng Also director
Gong Shou Dao 功守道 Master Jing [28]
2018 The Faces of My Gene 祖宗十九代 Mei Banfa [29]
2019 The Wandering Earth 流浪地球 Liu Peiqiang [30]
The Climbers 攀登者 [31]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1997 Master of Tai Chi 太极宗师 Yang Yuqian
1998 Xin Shuihu Houzhuan 新水浒后传 Ximen Jinge
1998 The New Shaolin Temple 新少林寺 Jueyuan
1999 Legend of Dagger Li 小李飞刀 A'fei [32]
2000 Love in the Turbulent Times 乱世桃花 Pei Yuanqing
The Bigwig 大人物 Yang Fan
Cema Xiao Xifeng 策马啸西风 Meng Xinghun [33]
2001 Xin Tian Can Bian 新天蚕变 Yun Feiyang
Huangshang Dubuqi 皇上对不起 Qianlong Emperor
Da Qinchai Zhi Huangcheng Shenying 大钦差皇城神鹰 Qi Yun'ao
2002 Shaolin King of Martial Arts 少林武王 Tanzhi [34]
Jiangshan Weizhong 江山為重 Hongli / Chen Bangguo [35]
Southern Shaolin 南少林 Fang Shiyu [36]
2003 A Chinese Ghost Story 倩女幽魂 Zhuge Liuyun [37]
36th Chamber of Southern Shaolin 南少林三十六房 Fang Shiyu [38]
2004 Jiangshan Ernü Jiduo Qing 江山儿女几多情 Emperor [39]
I Have Eyes Only for You 谁为我心动 Bai Xiangfei
2005 Wudang II 武当II Zhang Wuji [40]
Gushangzao Shi Qian 鼓上蚤时迁 Shi Qian [41]
2012 I'm a Special Soldier II 我是特种兵2 He Chenguang [42]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Ref.
2015 22nd Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Directorial Debut Wolf Warriors [43]
1st Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards Best Actor [44]
2017 2nd Golden Crane Award Wolf Warrior 2 [45]
Best Director
5th China Britain Film Festival [46]
4th Silk Road Film Festival Outstanding Achievement Award [47]
14th Guangzhou Student Film Festival Most Popular Director [48]
Most Popular Actor
2018 23rd Huading Awards Best Director [49]
4th Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards [50]
Best Actor
34th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor [51]
17th Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actor [52]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ 吴京微博晒证件合照 疑似与谢楠领结婚证. Sina Weibo (in Chinese). 1 January 2014.
  2. ^ 早晨吴京发短博 预示与谢楠当日的婚礼仪式即将启动. Sina Weibo (in Chinese). 11 May 2014.
  3. ^ Han Bei (15 March 2002). "功夫小子"吳京《醉猴》里打出一片情 (in Chinese). The Epoch Times.
  4. ^ "《醉猴》明日起全国上映 吴京首次穿上现代装". Sina (in Chinese). 30 April 2003.
  5. ^ "《杀破狼》动真格 功夫高手狠角色". Sina (in Chinese). 16 August 2004.
  6. ^ "《黑拳》香港首映 洪金宝赞吴京功夫好". Sina (in Chinese). 30 September 2006.
  7. ^ "吴京替下田亮出演《双子神偷》与Twins谈情(图)". Sina (in Chinese). 26 July 2006.
  8. ^ "《男儿本色》发布会 拜师吴京谢霆锋搏命秀功夫". Sina (in Chinese). 22 March 2007.
  9. ^ Easternlight Films acquires Legendary Assassin, Screen Daily 17 Mar 2008.
  10. ^ "[专稿]吴京揭"木乃伊3"败笔 新片过招300斤巨人". 1905.com (in Chinese). 14 December 2008.
  11. ^ "专访吴京:打满鸡血的拼命三郎". Mtime (in Chinese). 18 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Meet the Director Behind China's Highest-Grossing Film of All Time". The Hollywood Reporter. 17 August 2017.
  13. ^ Zhang Rui (30 January 2019). "'The Wandering Earth' to usher in new era of Chinese sci-fi". www.china.org.cn. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  14. ^ "The Wandering Earth (2019) - International Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Box Office: 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' Tops $170M, 'Wandering Earth' Tops $560M". Forbes. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  16. ^ Chilton, Louis (21 February 2019). "Netflix buys streaming rights to world's second highest-grossing film of 2019 so far". The Independent. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  17. ^ 谢楠采访吴京被撩:结婚了吗?4年后两人结婚生子. dzwww.com (in Chinese). 2 August 2017. 2012年5月,谢楠与吴京恋情曝光;年底谢楠在微博上向吴京表白,两人的恋情正式公开,2014年1月,吴京与谢楠正式结婚,8月25日,吴京和谢楠的儿子吴所谓出生。
  18. ^ 吴京罕见带儿子现身 小朋友的名字太逗了. iFeng (in Chinese). 25 July 2017.
  19. ^ "银幕再卷武林狂飙 徐克新作《蜀山传》杀到武汉(图)". Sina (in Chinese). 3 August 2001.
  20. ^ "吴京《天上掉馅饼》首演小混混". Netease (in Chinese). 9 June 2006.
  21. ^ "《夺帅》拍摄现场 洪金宝任达华吴京上演龙虎斗". Sohu (in Chinese). 3 February 2008.
  22. ^ "《机器侠》大玩太极 吴京耍大刀苦不堪言". Mtime (in Chinese). 26 March 2009.
  23. ^ "邹兆龙吴京《全城戒备》合作 首次对擂零NG(图)". Sina (in Chinese). 28 July 2010.
  24. ^ "《西风烈》撞车戏动魄 吴京段奕宏豪情迎战". Sohu (in Chinese). 29 January 2010.
  25. ^ "《开心魔法》动作特辑 吴尊、吴京"魔法对决"". Sohu (in Chinese). 11 November 2011.
  26. ^ "《危城》吴京诠释兄弟情 提枪演终极对决". Sina (in Chinese). 16 August 2016.
  27. ^ "光头配红裙 吴京《大话西游3》新京范儿". Sina (in Chinese). 10 May 2016.
  28. ^ "马云主演《功守道》人物海报出炉". Mtime (in Chinese). 5 November 2017.
  29. ^ "《祖宗十九代》郭德纲携吴京吴秀波林志玲等贺岁". Sina (in Chinese). 20 November 2017.
  30. ^ "'The Wandering Earth': A new star is born". China Daily. 19 February 2019.
  31. ^ "电影《攀登者》戛纳曝光国际版海报 徐克吴京章子怡联手打造中国人登珠峰". Mtime (in Chinese). 17 May 2019.
  32. ^ "想当年|还记得战狼的前前前前前身,《小李飞刀》中的阿飞吗". Sina (in Chinese). 27 August 2017.
  33. ^ "陶红吴京俞飞鸿江湖"策马啸西风"(附图)". Sina (in Chinese). 18 September 2000.
  34. ^ "吴京出演戚少正 《少林武王》春节"杀"出(多图)". Sina (in Chinese). 8 February 2002.
  35. ^ "吳京範冰冰聯手打造古裝武打劇《江山為重》揭開清宮秘史". Qingdao News (in Chinese). 8 March 2004.
  36. ^ "《南少林》在山东开播 吴京:我跟李连杰不一样". Sina (in Chinese). 24 February 2011.
  37. ^ "吴京苦"追"宣萱《倩女幽魂》番禺热拍". Sina (in Chinese). 27 December 2002.
  38. ^ "吴京《南少林三十六房》誓要挑战李连杰". Sina (in Chinese). 3 February 2004.
  39. ^ "功夫小子篡了皇位 吴京<江山儿女几多情>挑大梁". Sohu (in Chinese). 9 September 2001.
  40. ^ "《武当Ⅱ》举行封镜仪式 吴京出演张无极". Sina (in Chinese). 14 July 2005.
  41. ^ "吴京宁静打造水浒英雄 《鼓上蚤时迁》济南开机". Sina (in Chinese). 9 November 2005.
  42. ^ "吴京圆军旅梦 《我是特种兵2》献礼播出". Sina (in Chinese). 26 September 2012.
  43. ^ "第22届北京大学生电影节完整获奖名单". 1905.com (in Chinese). 9 May 2015.
  44. ^ "成龙动作电影周落幕 《战狼》成最大赢家". Sina (in Chinese). 18 June 2015.
  45. ^ "吴京刘亦菲获日本·中国电影周金鹤奖影帝后". Sina (in Chinese). 20 October 2017.
  46. ^ "第五届"中英电影节"在伦敦举行". Sina (in Chinese). 7 December 2017.
  47. ^ "第四届丝路电影节获奖名单出炉!". Arts Beijing (in Chinese). 4 December 2017.
  48. ^ "广州大学生电影节落幕 吴京周冬雨获最受欢迎演员". Sina (in Chinese). 3 December 2017.
  49. ^ "第23届华鼎奖林心如封后温情致谢爱女". Netease (in Chinese). 9 April 2018.
  50. ^ Fan, Xu (26 July 2018). "Stunning stunts". China Daily. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  51. ^ "《红海行动》斩获百花奖五项大奖 吴京拿下最佳男主角 成龙黄晓明亮相红毯". Mtime (in Chinese). 10 November 2018.
  52. ^ "Film of poverty alleviation wins top honor at Huabiao awards event". People Daily. 13 December 2018.

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