Ten fun facts about Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Fact 1
Tony Leung Chiu Wai is often times referred to by the media and critics as the “Asian Clark Gable.”

Fact 2
In 2000 he received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes International Film Festival for his performance in the film “In the Mood for Love.”

Fact 3
His decision to enter into films was influenced by actor and comedian Stephen Chow who he met by chance. Both actors remain good friends to date.

Fact 4
Tony Leung Chiu Wai has co-starred with actress Maggie Cheung more than any other actress. He has also appeared in a total of seven films with actor Andy Lau.

Fact 5
He has stated that his favorite English speaking actors are Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Nicole Kidman.

Fact 6
Tony is a passionate skier and makes it a point to take a skiing vacation in Japan every year. He is always accompanied by his companion Carina Lau.

Fact 7
He is commonly referred to as “Short Tony” in Hong Kong due to the fact that there is another actor with a similar name and is referred to as “Big Tony.”

Fact 8
He won international stardom after his role in the movie “A City Of Sadness” directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien in 1989. The role earned him the Venice Golden Lion award.

Fact 9
He has acted in a wide range of roles from a victim of adultery in the movie “In the Mood for Love” to a lonely policeman in the movie “Chunking Express” and a gay expat in the movie “Happy together”.

Fact 10
He became a popular comedy actor after appearing in the 1979 film “Jue Dai Shuang Jiao.”

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Short about Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Is a Hong Kong born award winning actor.