John Woo

1 May 1946

Director, Producer, Writer, Actor

John Woo Yu-Sen SBS (born 23 September 1946) is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.

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Filmography (38 titles)

(movie, 2014)
···太平轮:乱世浮生
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2010)
···Jian yu
Genre: Action, Foreign
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2009)
···建国大业
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor
(movie, 2009)
···赤壁 2
Genre: Drama, Action, Comedy, History, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2008)
···赤壁
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2007)
···エクスマキナ
Genre: Animation, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Producer
(movie, 2004)
···The Robinsons: Lost in Space
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure
Role: Director
(movie, 2003)
···Paycheck
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2003)
···Bulletproof Monk
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Windtalkers
Genre: Drama, Action, History, War
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2000)
···Mission: Impossible II
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···The Big Hit
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1998)
···Blackjack
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1997)
···Face/Off
Genre: Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Broken Arrow
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Once a Thief
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1993)
5.8Hard Target
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···辣手神探
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1992)
···Lat sau san taam
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1991)
···緃横四海
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Zong heng si hai
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1990)
···Die xue jie tou
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Dip huet seung hung
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Yi dan qun ying
Genre: Action
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···Ying hung boon sik II
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1987)
···Heng cai san qian wan
Role: Actor (as Man in Bed)
(movie, 1986)
···Ying hung boon sik
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···Ying xiong wu lei
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
···Liang zhi lao hu
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
···Xiao jiang
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1980)
···Qian zuo guai
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1979)
···Hao xia
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1978)
···Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1977)
···Fa qian han
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Shao Lin men
Genre: Action, Foreign
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1974)
···Tie han rou qing
Genre: Action
Role: Actor, Director