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Popular Film Actors from China

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List of famous film actors and actresses from China, listed by their popularity with photos when available. China has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Chinese screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of China and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List features film actors like Cho-fan Ng, Rebecca Pan.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Chinese actors?" and "Which movies stars are from China?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of China in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Chinese film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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Tony Leung Ka-fai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Three... Extremes, Ashes of Time, A Better Tomorrow 3
Tony Leung Ka-fai is a four-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning film actor. As he is often confused with actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tony Leung Ka-fai is known as "Big Tony", while Tony ...more
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Huang Yi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Huang Yi The Legend Is Born – Ip Man, Drug War, New Crouching Tiger
Betty Huang is an actress.
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Siu-Ming Lau is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Police Story 2, The Medallion, A Chinese Ghost Story
Zhaoming Liu is an actor.
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Eric Kot is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Gorgeous, City Hunter, A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation
Eric Kot is an actor.
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Keye Luke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Dead Heat
Keye Luke was a Chinese-born American actor. He was known for playing Lee Chan, the "Number One Son" in the Charlie Chan films, the original Kato in the 1939-1941 Green Hornet film ...more
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Sammy Leung is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Gorgeous, A Simple Life, Don't Open Your Eyes
Sammuel Leung is an actor.
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Toshiro Mifune is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Midway
Toshiro Mifune was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa in such works as Rashomon, Seven ...more
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Kenneth Tsang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Die Another Day, Rush Hour 2, Memoirs of a Geisha
Kenneth Tsang Kong is a Hong Kong actor. Tsang's career has spanned 50 years and included a variety of acting roles.
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Xu Fan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Aftershock, Cell Phone, A World Without Thieves
Xu Fan is a Chinese actress who has won an Asian Film Awards. She married film director Feng Xiaogang in 1999 and has starred in a number of films and television series directed by her husband.
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Lam Ching-ying is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
The Big Boss, Hapkido, Crazy Safari
Lam Ching Ying was a Hong Kong stuntman, actor, film producer, action director and director. A physically talented and graceful martial artist, Lam was best known for playing the stoic Taoist ...more
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Wong Jing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
The New Legend Of Shaolin, God of Gamblers, A Chinese Ghost Story
Ging Wong is a film producer.
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George Cheung is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Rush Hour, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Pursuit of Happyness
George Kee Cheung is a Chinese actor, stunt man, and singer with an extensive career in American television and film dating back to the mid-1970s, often playing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, ...more
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Chia Hui Liu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, The 36th Chamber of Shaolin
Gordon Liu is a Chinese martial arts film actor and martial artist. He became famous for playing the lead role of San Te in The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and its sequels. He also played kung fu ...more
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Miao Ching is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Crippled Avengers, Lady Assassin, The Duel of the Century
Miao Ching was an actor.
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Ming-Na Wen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Mulan, Prom Night, The Joy Luck Club
Ming-Na Wen; born November 20, 1963 is a Macau-born American actress. She has been credited with and without her family name, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has ...more
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Wong Tin-Lam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Enter the Dragon, Love on a Diet, My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
Wong Tin-Lam was a Chinese screenwriter, producer, director, and actor, who has contributed to the Hong Kong cinema scene with a career spanning six decades. He has made films in Cantonese, ...more
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Tzi Ma is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Rush Hour, RoboCop 2, The Ladykillers
Tzi Ma is a Hong Kong born American actor who has made numerous appearances in American films and television series.
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Zhang Yimou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Keep Cool, Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, Old Well
Zhang Yimou is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial ...more
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Yang Fudong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Better Life
Yang Fudong (born 1971) is a Chinese photographer, video artist, and filmmaker.
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Song Jia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Song Jia Red Cliff, Call for Love, Showtime
Jia Song is an actress.
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Lam Suet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Kung Fu Hustle, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, The Legend Is Born – Ip Man
Lam Suet is a Hong Kong actor.
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Fan Bingbing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Cell Phone
Fan Bingbing is a Chinese actress, television producer and pop singer. She topped the Forbes China Celebrity 100 list in 2013 and 2014, after ranking in the top 10 every year since 2006. Fan ...more
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Kuang-chao Yiu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
The Female Prince, The Crimson Palm
Kuang-chao Yiu was an actor.
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Kwong Leung Wong is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
City on Fire, Prison on Fire, Madam City Hunter
Kwong Leung Wong is an actor.
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Lo Lieh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from China
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Executioners from Shaolin, Police Story 3: Super Cop
Lo Lieh, was a Hong Kong film actor. Lo was perhaps best known as Chao Chih-Hao in the 1972 film King Boxer, Miyamoto in the 1977 film Fist of Fury II and General Tien Ta in the 1978 film The ...more