Happy Birthday Jet Li

Today I’m going to pay homage to one of the best martial artists of my generation Jet Li.

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Jet Li was born April 26, 1963 in Beijing, China. Jet Li is a  is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and wushu champion.  Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from Wushu at age 19, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple.  He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably as the lead in director Zhang Yimou’s 2002 hero and the Once Upon a Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-Hung.

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Li’s first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4, and his first leading role in a Hollywood film was as Han Sing in Romeo Must Die. He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, including Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed He co-starred in The One, The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone.

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