Classic hot guy, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, star of classic Wong Kar-wai films, such as the critically acclaimed, Happy Together and In the Mood for Love, is making his Hollywood debut as the supervillain in the upcoming Marvel movie, Shang-Chi. He plays the Mandarin, descendent of Genghis Khan and terrorist responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in the Marvel universe.
I've always been a huge fan of superheroes. In fact, a talk I do at events/schools is about my childhood dream to become a superhero. However, I never saw Asian heroes in American cinema growing up.
That's about to change. #TonyLeung @awkwafina @SimuLiu #DonLee @kumailn pic.twitter.com/qNbRdTRuqW
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#HappyTogether (1997) รวมสุดยอดเทพจากฮ่องกง ตั้งแต่ ผกก. #WongKarWai ถ่ายภาพโดย #ChristopherDoyle และสองนักแสดงซูเปอร์สตาร์ #TonyLeung #LeslieCheung ที่กำลังพีคมาก ถ่ายทอดชีวิตและความสัมพันธ์ระหว่างสองหนุ่มฮ่องกงในบัวโนสไอเรสได้อย่างสุดขั้วทุกอารมณ์ แสดงดีมากๆ แสงสีมีสไตล์ 8/10 pic.twitter.com/zZ96TiVepG
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Is not the first time Tony is involved in an action films. He’s been in martial arts films, playing a swordsman in Ashes of Time, as well as playing Ip Man, Bruce Lee’s master, in The Grandmaster, which opened the 2013 Cannes Festival.
#MaggieCheung, #WongKarWai & #TonyLeung, Cannes, 2000
"In the Mood for Love"
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Check out this epic opening scene for the film:
The actor, known for his roles in Hong Kong arthouse cinema, is the sexist in his role in In the Mood for Love. A film in which him and co-star, Maggie Chung, swept the best actor and actress awards at Cannes in 2000.
Here’s Tony, on GQ, with fellow hot guy, Japanese-Taiwanese actor, Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Bringing back an iconic photoshoot to celebrate Tony Leung's birthday and Takeshi Kaneshiro's Academy invite ❤️#梁朝伟 #金城武 #tonyleung #takeshikaneshiro pic.twitter.com/yQtfbrRnJE
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“There’s a sexiness in how confined we are”, Chung said in an interview after the film screened at TIFF. “The film was set in a the 60s, the clothes we wore confined our movements. There’s something subtly sensual about each and every one of our movements because each movement is deliberate, has a purpose, implications, and intention.”
That’s also why Tony is so hot. He’s a quiet person, often mysterious, doesn’t engage himself with the media much and enjoys reading at home. His somewhat stoic personality and gentleness can be observed in the characters he plays and even translates to his martial arts. We’re excited to see this stud kicking ass in the upcoming Marvel movie.
– #ShangChi director is #ShortTerm12's Destin Daniel Cretton
– @SimuLiu was just hired last Tuesday!
– #TonyLeung will be playing Marvel supervillain the Mandarin pic.twitter.com/AHZqexTkjM
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He also has a great smile and a lovely accent.