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    Wu Jing

    Wu Jing deserves his own thread here. He used to be 'Jacky' Wu Jing, but I'm glad he dropped the Western name. He doesn't need it anymore.

    Chinese actor Wu Jing crowned Asia’s most handsome man
    The 44-year-old beat out a slew of young pop idols
    by Alex Linder March 19, 2019 in News



    Who has the most handsome face in all of Asia? Why that would evidently be the Wolf Warrior himself, Chinese actor Wu Jing.

    Over the weekend, a ranking of the 100 Most Handsome Asia Faces of 2018 was released by TCC Asia, a group under TC Candler, a veteran British film critic who first started to release annual lists of the most beautiful/handsome faces in the world back in the 1990s.

    Topping the list is 44-year-old Wu Jing, a Chinese martial artist, actor, and director who is best known for starring in the two highest grossing movies in Chinese history, Wolf Warrior 2 and The Wandering Earth.



    Coming in second is Korean pop star Jungkook, followed by Japanese actor Yuki Furukawa, Indian filmmaker Aamir Khan, Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, and Chinese actor Hu Ge.



    Other honorees from Greater China include singer Kris Wu (#8), rapper Jackson Wang (#9), actor Deng Lun (#12), TFBoys member Jackson Yee (#13), and singer-songwriter Lay (#15).



    In fact, men from Greater China take up about half the spots on the top 100 list while Korea and Japan account for most of the remainder. Apparently, TC Candler and crew don’t have the hots for the rest of Asia.
    Here's some thread of his past movies (not comprehensive, just based on a cursory search - feel free to add if you find more)

    Climbers
    The Wandering Earth
    Wolf Warrior 2
    Wolf Warrior

    SPL 2 (aka Kill Zone 2)

    Sha Po Lang (aka Flashpoint)
    Invisible Target
    Badges of Fury
    Call of Heroes
    Shaolin
    The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
    Legendary Assassin
    Zu Warriors
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    Chinese 'Rambo' is a terrible way to characterize Wu Jing

    China’s ‘Rambo’ and Jackie Chan co-star Wu Jing returns to filming after leg injury
    The 44-year-old Beijing-born actor and director of Wolf Warrior has been plagued by injuries since he was a boy
    Jackie Chan’s co-star in Climbers has returned to the film set having spent two months in hospital
    Unus Alladin
    Published: 5:50pm, 24 Mar, 2019


    Wu Jing in Wolf Warrior 2. Photo: Handout

    China’s top martial arts star Wu Jing went straight from his hospital bed to the set of his next movie Climbers, having spent two months overseas recovering from his latest injury.
    Wu, whose Wolf Warrior franchise broke all-time box office records on the mainland, is co-starring with Hong Kong martial arts legend, Jackie Chan, in the mountain epic, Climbers, which tells the story of the first Chinese mountaineers to conquer Mount Everest in 1960.
    The 44-year-old Beijing-born Wu, who starred with American martial arts hero, Scott Adkins, in the patriotic war movie, Wolf Warrior, has rejoined his film crew in China to continue shooting his latest venture after being seen by netizens in a wheelchair at the airport on the mainland recently. His public relations team said he had been seriously injured during filming of Climbers and had emergency treatment abroad but went “straight back to his film crew after returning home”.


    American martial arts hero Scott Adkins co-starred with Wu Jing in Wolf Warrior. Photo: Handout

    Wu began shooting Climbers in January, experiencing extreme cold as he climbed the 5,254-metre Gangshika snow peak in Qinghui, China.



    It’s not known exactly how Wu had injured his leg but the martial arts star has been pictured in crutches or in a wheelchair more frequently over the years as he struggles with a series of injuries. He even appeared in crutches at his wedding to TV presenter Xie Nan in 2014.


    Wolf Warrior poster. Photo: Handout

    Since he was six years old, he has been injured either while learning martial arts in Beijing or at the film set, a similar scenario to “his older brother” martial arts superstar Jet Li, who has also been plagued by injuries and is recovering from hyperthyroidism.


    Wu Jing is wheeled by airport staff after having leg surgery. Photo: Sina Weibo


    Wu Jing in crutches. Photo: Weibo

    And recently he talked about his misfortunes in a TV interview aired on March 8, when he revealed to the host that he can obtain a “disability certificate” in China owing to his many injuries. He talked about going through pain and suffering over the years.
    Jet Li photo with daughters paints contrasting picture to Jackie Chan’s turbulent family life
    He has shown absolute dedication to his craft as an actor and director, rushing back to rejoin his film crew for Climbers.


    Climbers poster. Photo: Handout

    “I was very determined to succeed. I grew up learning about pain and experiencing a lot of pain. If you want to continue, you need to accept [the pain] and continue,” said Wu, who also starred in the Chinese sci-fi adventure The Wandering Earth which was released last month. He said it was only through such hardship could he succeed as an actor and film director.


    Wu Jing on the set of Climbers. Photo: Sina Weibo

    Chinese blockbuster The Wandering Earth may break new ground worldwide, but may not go far in Hong Kong
    Nicknamed China’s Rambo by his fans, Wu’s Wolf Warrior 2 released in 2017, which he also directed, became China’s biggest-ever grossing film, earning US$850 million in China alone. Wu’s The Wandering Earth was also a smash hit, becoming the second biggest grossing movie of all time in China, grossing US$600 million. Climbers is set to be released on National Day in China this year.
    This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: China star Wu Jing back on set after injury
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    S.i.f.f. 2019

    Shanghai Festival to Open With WWII Epic 'The Eight Hundred,' Wu Jing to Serve as Ambassador
    1:38 AM PDT 6/4/2019 by Patrick Brzeski


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    'The Eight Hundred'

    Notably, given Donald Trump's ongoing U.S.-China trade war, not a single film from North America is included in the Chinese festival's main competition sections this year.
    The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), China's most established cinema event, has unveiled the opening titles and competition selection for its 2019 edition.

    The festival will kick off on June 15 with a double bill of Chinese WWII epic The Eight Hundred and local drama Beautiful Voyage from filmmaker Zhang Jiarui.

    Landing The Eight Hundred as an opener is something of a coup for the Shanghai event. The film, produced by Huayi Brothers with a lavish budget of over $80 million, is the first Chinese action film shot entirely on Imax cameras, and it is expected to become one of the country's biggest event movies of the summer when it opens wide on July 5.

    Chinese action hero Wu Jing, star of Chinese mega-blockbuster Wolf Warrior 2 and The Wandering Earth, will bring the star power to Shanghai's opening red carpet, serving as the event's official 2019 ambassador. English actor Tom Hiddleston, already well known to local filmgoers as Loki from the Avengers franchise, will help wrap up the festivities by attending the closing ceremony on June 24.

    Other stars slated to walk the carpet and participate in SIFF events include X-Men star Nicholas Hoult, Milla Jovovich, Taiwanese actor Chen Bolin, Japanese stars Ayaka Miyoshi and Mao Inoue, and a slew of Chinese talent, including actresses Yao Chen, Ni Ni, Deng Jiajia, Zhou Dongyu and Yong Mei.

    Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, winner of the 2014 Cannes Palme d’Or, is presiding over the jury that will decide the winners of SIFF's annual Golden Goblet Awards.

    Ceylan is joined on the jury by Chinese actress Zhao Tao, Italian director Paolo Genovese (whose 2016 film Perfect Strangers was remade as Chinese thriller Kill Mobile, earning $93 million last year), Russia’s Aleksey German Jr. (director of the period biopic Dovlatov), Indian hitmaker Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots), Mexican producer Nicolas Celis (Roma) and Chinese actor Wang Jingchun (winner of this year's Berlin Silver Bear for best actor).

    Shanghai's competition lineup includes a broad sampling of world cinema, with a discernible emphasis on filmmaking from countries located along Chinese president Xi Jinping's geopolitical Belt and Road infrastructure and soft-power project. Notably, given the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and controversy over Canada's arrest of a top executive from Huawei, not a single film from North America made Shanghai's selection this year — a sharp contrast from recent years.

    Main competition titles include Russian director Pavel Lungin's war drama Leaving Afghanistan (also known as Brother), Iranian film Castle of Dreams, German family drama Many Happy Returns, Chinese crime film Vortex and Mexican actor Gael García Bernal's directorial debut Chicuarotes, which recently bowed at Cannes (the full SIFF competition lineup is below).

    The festival's Asian New Talent Awards, which honor emerging film professionals from the region, will be handed out by a jury headed by Chinese star director Ning Hao (Crazy Alien).

    SIFF's documentary and animation sections (see lineups below), meanwhile, will be assessed by juries lead by Russian director Viktor Kossakovsky (Aquarela) and Irish filmmaker Tomm Moore (The Breadwinner, The Secret of Kells), respectively.

    Altogether, SIFF will screen approximately 500 films across its key competition categories, country specific sidebars and historical retrospectives. Festival organizers said they received more than 3,900 film submissions from 112 countries and regions this year. Local state media were keen to note that nearly half of the applications, over 1,800 titles from 53 countries, came from countries and territories participating in Xi's Belt and Road Initiative.

    Below is the Shanghai festival's lineup.

    Main Competition Section

    BROTHERHOOD (Russia), by Pavel Lungin

    CASTLE OF DREAMS (Iran), by Reza Mirkarimi

    CHICUAROTES (Mexico), by Gael García Bernal

    THE GREAT SPIRIT (Italy), by Sergio Rubini

    INHALE-EXHALE (Georgia/ Russia/ Sweden),by Dito Tsintsadze

    LANE 4 (Brazil), by Emiliano Cunha

    LITTLE NIGHTS, LITTLE LOVE (Japan), by Rikiya Imaizumi

    MANY HAPPY RETURNS (Germany), by Carlos A. Morelli

    PACARRETE (Brazil), by Allan Deberton

    THE RETURN (China), by QIN Hailu

    ROSA (Italy/ Slovenia), by Katja Colja

    SHYRAKSHY: GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT (Kazakhstan), by Yermek Tursunov

    SPRING TIDE (China), by YANG Lina

    TREES UNDER THE SUN (India) by Dr. Biju

    VORTEX (China), by Jacky Gan

    Documentary Film Section

    BRIDGES OF TIME (Latvia/ Lithuania/ Estonia), By Kristīne Briede and Audrius Stonys

    THE FOURTH KINGDOM (Spain), by Adán Aliaga and Àlex Lora

    IT'S ALL GOOD (Venezuela / Germany) by Tuki Jencquel

    MUTE FIRE (Colombia), by Federico Arteaga

    THE SOUND OF DALI (China), by ZHANG Yang

    Animation Film Section

    DILILI IN PARIS (France / Belgium / Germany), by Michel Ocelot)

    LOTTE AND THE LOST DRAGONS (Estonia), by Janno Põldma

    LOUIS AND LUCA – MISSION TO THE MOON (Norway), by Rasmus A. Sivertsen

    RIDE YOUR WAVE (Japan), by Masaaki Yuasa

    SPYCIES (China), by ZHANG Zhiyi and Guillaume Ivernel
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