Chinese martial arts choreographer and director who became one of the most respected figures in action cinema through his work on films like 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He made his directorial debut in 1978 with the Jackie Chan-starring Snake in the Eagle's Shadow.He won a Hong Kong Film Award, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and Golden Horse Award for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.He worked with actress Uma Thurman on both Kill Bill films.BEFORE FAME
He got his start in the industry as an actor in 1965's Huo Shao Hong Lian Si Zhi Yuan Yang Jian Xia.PERSONAL LIFE
His father is famed martial arts actor Yuen Siu-tien. He has siblings named Yuen, Shun-Yee, Brandy, Yat and Yuen.FUN FACTS
Director Yuen Woo-Ping were born on Monday, birthstone is Garnet, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Rooster, it is 358 days until Yuen Woo-Ping next birthday.