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Bruce Jun Fan Lee (November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was an American-born Chinese Hong Kong martial artist, philosopher, instructor, martial arts actor and the founder of the Jeet Kune Do combat form. He is widely regarded as the most influential martial artist of the twentieth century and a cultural icon. He was also the father of actor Brandon Lee and of actress Shannon Lee.

Lee was born in San Francisco, California, and raised in Hong Kong until his late teens. His Hong Kong and Hollywood-produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity and acclaim, and sparked the first major surge of interest in Chinese martial arts in the West. The direction and tone of his films changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in Hong Kong and the rest of the world as well.

Lee became an iconic figure particularly to the Chinese, as he portrayed Chinese national pride and Chinese nationalism in his movies. He primarily practiced Chinese martial arts (Kung fu), particularly Wing Chun. Later he developed his own "style' Jeet Kune Do which means the way of the intercepting fist.

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FilmographyEnter the Dragon (movie), The Real Bruce Lee, Way of the Dragon (Meng long guojiang), The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Game of Death, Game of Death II
TV AppearancesIronside
Nationality:  American
Filmography (Director)Way of the Dragon (Meng long guojiang), The Game of Death
Birth Date:  November 27, 1940
Birth Place:  San Francisco, California
Gender:  Male
Height:  5' 7"
Movie Writing CreditsEnter the Dragon (movie), Way of the Dragon (Meng long guojiang), The Game of Death
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Bruce Lee's been a big hero for me. Reading about him and Jackie Joyner Kersey have inspired me to be less of a couch potato. Great athletes stretch the idea of what humans are capable of. The idea of a such  a small person being so physically powerful means a lot.     I have read the Tao of Jeet Kune Do. It's an amazing read becase it explains martial arts, creativity, scientific exploration of efficient human body motions, and philosophy.    More than …
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