Mr. Sammo Hung Kam Po
Director, actor and action choreographer Sammo Hung was born into a family of filmmakers, his grandparents being director/producer Hung Chung-ho and pioneer martial arts actress Ching Chi-ang. He entered the Hong Kong-China Opera Institute at the age of seven, and was the “Elder Brother” of what came to be known as the "Seven Little Fortunes". At the age of 12, Hung began acting in films which include "Education of Love" (1961) and “The Grateful Monkey” (1963) using stage name Chu Yuen-lung, and when he was 18, he began acting as a stuntman for films. In 1975, he began to use Sammo as his screen name as action choreographer. He directed his first film "The Iron-Fisted Month" in 1977. In 1983, he also won the Best Actor Award of the 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards by taking the leading role in "Carry on Pickpocket" (1982). His role in "Painted Faces" (1988) landed him the Best Actor Awards at the 33rd Asia Pacific Film Festival and the 8th Hong Kong Film Awards. In 1985, he directed and played the role of a mentally retarded brother in “Heart of the Dragon” (1985), a film that marked a breakthrough of his on-screen image. In 1998, he tried out his career in America and played in TV series “Martial Law” (1985). As action choreographer, he worked closely with a group of talented film professionals and kung fu experts and stuntmen collectively known as Hung's Stunt Team. Team members past and present enjoy good reputation in and have made significant contributions to the local film industry. Hung’s recent works include “SPL” (2005) and “Ip Man 2” (2010).