On November 27, Bruce Lee, one of the cult representatives of modern Hollywood and Asian cinema, would have turned 82 years old.
The future star of cinema and martial arts was born in 1940 in San Francisco in a family of emigrants from Hong Kong. He started acting as a child, started ballroom dancing at the age of 14, and even won the Hong Kong Cha Cha Championship. Then he became seriously interested in martial arts, namely kung fu. His dance experience helped him to quickly master the technique of movements and battle tactics.
In addition to kung fu, Bruce Lee mastered jujitsu, judo and boxing and created his own style of kung fu - Jeet Kune Do. In 1961, he opened his own martial arts school in the USA. During his stay in America, he occasionally appeared in films in minor roles. This did not suit him, so Bruce Lee decided to return to Hong Kong and it was thanks to Hong Kong cinema that he achieved world recognition.
Bruce Lee himself staged all the fight scenes in the films. World fame brought him such tapes as “Fist of Fury”, “Return of the Dragon”, “Game of Death”. The last film was completed without him - in 1973, Bruce Lee died suddenly from cerebral edema caused by taking a headache remedy.
From his marriage to Linda Emery, he had a son, Brandon, who also became an actor, and a daughter, Shannon