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Zhao Wenzhuo

Top 20 kung fu stars in China

Zhao Wenzhuo [File photo]

Date of birth: April 10, 1972

Place of birth: Harbin, Heilongjiang province

Notable work: "Fong Sai-yuk" (1993), "Once Upon a Time in China" (1993), TV series "Hero Zheng Chenggong" (2000), "The Master of Tai Chi" (2006)

Zhao Wenzhuo's father was a martial artist, and his mother was a professional sprinter who broke the record for being the fastest female sprinter in Harbin. Under the instruction of his father, Zhao attended martial arts lessons at the age of eight. In 1990, he was accepted by Beijing Sport University to study martial arts. During his college years, Zhao won several first place titles and gold medals for the National Junior Championship, the National All-Around Championship, and the National Martial Arts Championship.

In 1992, Hong Kong film producer Corey Yuen cast Zhao to play the antagonist role for his film "Fong Sai-yuk," which started Zhao's acting career. In the following years, Zhao got fame for playing Chinese folk hero Wong Fei-hung in the film "Once Upon a Time in China" and several television series. Thanks to his good looks and professional skill, Zhao has become one of the most famous martial arts stars in the country.

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