10 Lesser-Known Martial Arts Movie Stars You Should Really Know About
8) Andy Lau
Best Known For: The Duel, A Fighter’s Blues
Andy Lau is more known about his music career rather than his movies in native China. While he is virtually an unknown artist in the States, some of his martial arts classics, including The Duel and On the Wrong Track, have brought him some attention. He has starred in many movies, and has won several Hong Kong film awards. Nevertheless, his pop music star picture has kept him from being taken seriously by many giant martial arts supporters and fans.
7) Dan Choupong
Best Known For: Dynamite Warrior, Born to Fight
Dan Choupong is a legend movie star in his native Thailand, most probably coming second to Tony Jaa who keeps the record of being the more recognizable one. Choupong is known for his readiness to do nearly anything that a stunt artist could possibly do. Like going into a conflict with lit rockets on his back in Dynamite Warrior, or hurling himself off a moving semi truck in Born to Fight. Examples of Thai action cinema are glowing, but seldom find widespread success in the remaining portion of the world.