Sunday, July 17, 2011

Stephen Chow Profile and Biography

This one is an actor from Hong Kong, from every appearance of his acting he is always hilarious, he is Stephen Chow. His mother Lin Bo Yee, Stephen Chow (Chau Sing Chi) was born 22 June 1962 in Hong Kong, is a Hong Kong Actor, comedian, screenwriter, film director and producer.

He won many awards among others:
  • Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards
    1995: Best Actor for A Chinese Odyssey Part One: Pandora's Box
  • Asia Pacific Film Festival
    1999: Best Actor for Justice, My Foot
  • Golden Bauhinia Awards
    2002: Best Director for Shaolin Soccer
  • Hong Kong Film Awards
    2002: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director for Shaolin Soccer,2003: Best Picture for Kung Fu Hustle
  • Blue Ribbon Awards
    2003: Best Foreign Language Film for Shaolin Soccer
  • Golden Horse Awards
    2005: Best Picture, Best Director for Kung Fu Hustle
  • Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival
    2005: Silver Scream Award for Kung Fu Hustle
  • Golden Globes Award
    2006: nomination: Best Foreign Language Film for Kung Fu Hustle
Stephen Chow began as a temporary actor for TVB. He entered TVB in early 1980s, and was trained there, although he had few opportunities to appear in films. Chow graduated from TVB's acting classes in 1982. Chow began to find some success with the children programme 430 Space Shuttle , which he co-hosted with Tony Leung Chiu-Wai.

In 1987, Chow entered into the movie industry through the film Final Justice, which won him the Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Chow often casts relatively new young actresses to play opposite him, especially as romantic leads, and many of these actresses have gone on to have successful film or music careers of their own. These actresses are collectively called the "Sing girls", and include Karen Mok, Vicki Zhao, Sharla Cheung, Athena Chu, Michelle Reis, Christy Chung, Gigi Leung, Cecilia Cheung, Huang Shengyi, and Zhang Yuqi.

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