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List of notable or famous screenwriters from China, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in China and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from China is included when available.

Examples of people on this list include Bruce Lee and Sammo Hung.

This historic screenwriters from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from China?" These prominent screenwriters of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese screenwriters.

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from China
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Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

Profession: Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist, + more

Credits: The Big Boss, The Way of the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Enter the Dragon

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#5 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#16 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

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Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from China
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Donald Chow Yun-fat, SBS, commonly known as Chow Yun-fat, is a Hong Kong actor. He is best known in Asia for his collaborations with filmmaker John Woo in the heroic bloodshed genre films A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled; and in the West for his roles as Li Mu-bai in Crouching Tiger, ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Crouching Tiger^! Hidden Dragon^! The Killer^! Curse of the Golden Flower^! Hard Boiled

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#17 on The All-Time Greatest Martial Arts Actors

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John Woo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from China
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John Woo SBS is a Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion. Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, Film Director

Credits: Face/Off, Mission: Impossible II, The Killer, Paycheck, Hard Boiled, + more

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#49 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

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Sammo Hung is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from China
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Sammo Hung, also known as Hung Kam-bo, is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo. Hung is one of the pivotal ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

Profession: Stunt Coordinator, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist, + more

Credits: Enter the Dragon, Around the World in 80 Days, Ip Man 2, The Victim, The Legend Is Born – Ip Man, + more

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#12 on The All-Time Greatest Martial Arts Actors

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