TONY LEUNG (Leung Chiu Wai) (Ip Man) has made
a smooth transition from Hong Kong genre movies to leading roles for
several of the most notable directors in world cinema. He was awarded
the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000 for In the Mood
for Love and has won many other awards for his performances,
including Best Actor at the 2008 Asian Film Awards for Lust, Caution. His
films include The Lunatics and People's Hero for Derek Yee, Love Unto
Waste for Stanley Kwan, A City of Sadness and Flowers of Shanghai for
Hou Hsiao Hsien, Bullet in the Head and Hard-Boiled for John Woo,
Cyclo for Tran Anh Hung, Hero for Zhang Yimou, Infernal Affairs and
Infernal Affairs III for Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, and Lust, Caution for
Ang Lee. His long association with Wong Kar Wai began with a brief
guest appearance in Days of Being Wild and went on to include Ashes
of Time, Chungking Express, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love and
2046. The role of Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man in THE GRANDMASTER
has been his most physically challenging role to date.
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