Mr. Stephen Chow
Director, actor, producer and scriptwriter, Stephen Chow first entered television business through the introduction of Chik Mei-chun. He graduated from the actors’ training course of TVB and began to host the children TV show "Space Shuttle 430" in 1983. Later, he performed in TV dramas and took part in "Justice of Life" (1989), "The Final Combat" (1989), and so on. With the film "Justice, My Foot" (1992), Chow won the Best Actor Award of the Asia Pacific Film Festival of 1992. In 1995, he won the Best Actor Award of the Golden Bauhinia Awards and the Best Actor Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society with "A Chinese Odyssey Part Two-Cinderella" (1995). Chow's comic style is a mixture of irrational body language and agitated emotions. Often described as "non-sequitur" or "nonsense", his films are said to have started an entire comedic sub-culture in Hong Kong. His movies "All for the Winner" (1990), "Fight Back to School" (1991), "The God of Cookery" (1996) and "King of Comedy" (1999), were all box office champions. In 2001, "Shaolin Soccer" (2001) broke the all time record grossing over sixty million Hong Kong Dollars at its release. With this film, Chow also won the Outstanding Young Director Award and Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2004, his “Kung Fu Hustle” (2004) gauged the Best Feature Film Award and Best Director Award at the Golden Horse Award, and also nominated for Best Foreign Film by the Golden Globe Awards. Acting on-screen until “CJ7” (2008), he concentrated on off-screen works and directed “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” (2013). His latest production is “The Mermaid” (2016).