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Chen Hu Tang dynasty person CBDB = 152864

Tang dynasty person CBDB = 152864
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Intro Tang dynasty person CBDB = 152864
Countries China
Gender male
Family
Father: Chen Xiao
Children: Chen Jingzhong
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Tiger Chen (simplified Chinese: 陈虎; traditional Chinese: 陳虎; pinyin: Chén Hǔ; born 3 March 1975) is a Chinese martial artist and actor. Tiger Chen is Yuen Wo Ping's protege and Keanu Reeves's teacher and friend. He was also Uma Thurman's stunt double.

Life

Early life

Tiger Chen was born on 3 March 1975 in Chengdu, Sichuan, where he studied the Chinese martial arts. By age 18, he enrolled into Sichuan Wushu Team. He won the National Youth Martial Arts Competition in China.

At the age of 19, Tiger Chen went to the United States, where he lived in a small wooden shack. He said: "In China, at least you can practice kung fu and attend martial arts competitions, but in the United States, you will find that most of your time in washing the dishes and being a porter." Tiger Chen became a student of Hong Kong martial artist Yuen Woo-ping in 2000s.

Film career

In 1998, Tiger Chen began his film career by holding a post on the fight choreography team as an assistant under Yuen in The Matrix, a science fiction action film starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving and Joe Pantoliano. At the same time, he became best friends with Keanu Reeves. Chen also held the post of choreographer in Charlie's Angels (2000), Once in the Life (2000) and Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003).

Tiger Chen had a minor role as a ronin in The Matrix Reloaded (2003), the second film of the Matrix trilogy. In 2005, he appeared as a martial artist in House of Fury with Anthony Wong, Gillian Chung, Stephen Fung and Charlene Choi.

In 2012, Tiger Chen played the lead role in Kung Fu Man, alongside Vanessa Branch and Jiang Mengjie.

After years in minor and supporting roles, Tiger Chen played the titular character in Man of Tai Chi, opposite the film's director Keanu Reeves, Karen Joy Morris and Yam Tat-wah.

mark dacascos ji chang wook don wilson tony jaa and iko uwais with tiger chen 2020

Works

Film

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1999 The Matrix 《黑客帝国》 Choreographer
2000 Charlie's Angels 《霹雳娇娃》 Choreographer
Once in the Life 《一生一次》 Loe
2003 Kill Bill: Volume 1 《杀死比尔》 Choreographer
The Matrix Reloaded 《黑客帝国2:重装上阵》 Ronin
2005 House of Fury 《精武家庭》 Martial artist
2012 Kung Fu Man 《功夫侠》 Chen Ping
2013 Man of Tai Chi 《太极侠》 Chen Linhu
2015 Monk Comes Down the Mountain 《道士下山》
2016 Revenge of Gold 《流金》
2017 Kung Fu Traveler 《功夫机器侠》 Chen Wu/General Chen
Kung Fu Traveler 2 《功夫机器侠2》 A Jie/General Chen
Romantic Assassin
2018 PASKAL: The Movie Sgt. Chen Han Malaysian Produced with Royal Malaysian Navy
2019 Triple Threat Long Fei
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Triad
Special Forces King 3

Awards

  • Champion of National Youth Martial Arts Competition
  • All Around Champion of San Francisco International Martial Arts Tournament
  • Champion of National Karate (Men's -60 kg)
  • World Stunt Awards nominations for Matrix 2
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