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Lau Kar-wing

Lau Kar Wing (simplied Chinese: ; traditional


Chinese: ; pinyin: Li Jirong, Liu Jiayung; born
1944) is a Hong Kong martial arts lm director, action
choreographer and actor.

is Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon (1990), alongside his old


collaborators, Sammo Hung and Karl Maka.
Kar-wing recently worked alongside his brother, Karleung, as martial arts choreographer on the lm Drunken
Monkey, and was an uncredited martial arts advisor on
Tsui Hark's Seven Swords. Rumors circulating suggest
Kar-wing's possible re-emergence into the lm industry,
as he is reportedly tied to many of his brothers' future
projects.

Background

Born in the Xinhui District of Jiangmen in Guangdong,


China, Lau Kar-wing was the fourth child of Lau Cham Lau is also a skilled lion dance performer, and has demon(), a martial arts master who studied under Lam Sai- strated this ability in at least two lms Why Me? (1985)
wing, pupil of the legendary Chinese folk hero, Wong and Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997).
Fei-hung.
Lau began learning kung fu in his early teens. He actually
began learning at his father's school, in secret. However,
when his older brother Lau Kar-Leung saw this, he began
teaching Kar-wing himself.

3 Personal life
Lau's brother also makes a living in the lm industry,
actor, director and action choreographer, Lau Karleung; as does Gordon Liu (aka Lau Kar-fai), who is
godson to Lau's parents.

Film career

Lau is father to TVB actor Lau Wing-kin.


Before becoming famous, Lau worked as an extra and
choreographer on the black & white Wong Fei-hung
lms, which starred Kwan Tak-hing as the titular hero.
Lau was given his start working under his father and
brother in these lms, and followed his brother to become
a stuntman and assistant choreographer.

Lau's nephew (the son of his older sister), Lau Karyung, is also an actor, action choreographer and director.

4 Selected lmography

In the 1960s he became one of the Shaw Brothers Studio's main action choreographers, working with many directors on lms such as King Boxer (1972). Lau evolved 4.1 As director
to become a director in the late 1970s. By this time he
was already an accomplished actor and action choreogra He Has Nothing But Kung Fu (1977)
pher outside of Shaw Brothers.
Dirty Kung Fu (1978)
In the 1970s, Lau formed a partnership with Sammo
Hung and Karl Maka. The trio started their own lm
Fists and Guts (1979)
production company in 1978, Gar Bo Motion Picture
Odd Couple (1979)
Company. They made just two lms, before Maka left
to start Cinema City. Both lms starred Lau, Hung and
Carry on Wise Guy (1980)
Maka, Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (1978) and Odd Couple
(1979). During this period, Lau continued to make lms
Treasure Hunters (1981)
for Shaw Brothers Studio. He moved with the times, in
the 1980s he alternated between his own work, and that
Till Death Do We Scare (1982)
of Sammo Hung. He also found the time to appear in
The Fake Ghost Catchers (1982)
several of his brother, Lau Kar-leung's lms.
During the late 1980s and early 90s, Lau's output slowed
down. Since 1994 he has virtually retired from the industry. One of his best known eorts from this period

Play Catch (1983)


Wits of the Brats (1984)
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From the Great Beyond - aka Those Merry Souls
(1985)
Scared Sti (1987)
The Dragon Family (1988)
City Cops (1989)

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

The Drug Addict (1974)


A Mad World of Fools (1974)
Five Tough Guys (1974)
The Thunder Kick (1974)

Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon (1990)

Five Shaolin Masters (1974)

Innocent Killer (1994)

Young Lovers on Flying Wheels (1974)

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As martial arts choreographer

The Elusive Golden Buttery (1966)


The Story of a Discharged Prisoner (1967)
The Strange Sword (1968)

The Monk (1975)


The Taxi Driver (1975)
Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)
He Has Nothing But Kung Fu (1977)

Three Young Girls (1968)

One Arm Chivalry Fights Against One Arm Chivalry


(1977)

Let's Sing and Dance to Celebrate a Peaceful Year


(1969)

Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (1978)

Valley of the Fangs (1970)

Dirty Kung Fu (1978)

The Young Girl Dares Not Homeward (1970)

His Name Is Nobody (1979)

The Heroic Ones (1970)

Fists and Guts (1979)

The Swift Knight (1971)

Odd Couple (1979)

The Oath of Death (1971)


Young People (1972)
Water Margin (1972)
5 Fingers of Death aka King Boxer (1972)
Prodigal Boxer (1972)

Carry on Wise Guy (1980)


Treasure Hunters (1981)
The Fake Ghost Catchers (1982)
Aces Go Places 2 (1983)

Delightful Forest (1972)

Shanghai 13 (1984)

Boxer from Shantung (1972)

Prison on Fire (1987)

Black Guide (1973)

Armour of God (1987)

Devil and Angel (1973)

Return of the Lucky Stars (1989)

Death on the Docks (1973)

Just Heroes (1989)

The Private Eye (1973)


The Inheritor of Kung Fu (1973)
The Mandarin (1973)
Return of the Assassin (1973)
The Young Tiger (1973)

Aces Go Places 5: The Terracotta Hit (1989)


City Cops (1989)
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Full Contact (1992)

Breakout from Oppression (1973)

Innocent Killer (1994)

The Escaped Convict (1974)

Drunken Monkey (2002)

The Concrete Jungle (1974)

Seven Swords (2005) (uncredited)

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4.3

As actor

As actor

The Professionals (1967)


The Thundering Sword (1967)
King Cat (1967)
The Black Killer (1967)
The Sword and the Lute (1967)

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One Arm Chivalry Fights Against One Arm Chivalry
(1977)
The Secret of the Shaolin Poles (1977)
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978)
Shaolin Mantis (1978)
Dirty Kung Fu (1978)
Warriors Two (1978)

Lady in Distress: The Invincible Fighter (1967)

Dirty Tiger, Crazy Frog (1978)

The Story of a Discharged Prisoner (1967)

Spiritual Boxer II (1979)

The Assassin (1967)

Fists and Guts (1979)

Girl in Red (1967)

His Name Is Nobody (1979)

The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)

Odd Couple (1979)

Trail of the Broken Blade (1967)

Knockabout (1979)

Red Lamp Shaded in Blood (1968)

Carry on Wise Guy (1980)

The Magnicent Five (1968)

Treasure Hunters (1981)

The White Dragon (1968)

Cat vs Rat (1982)

Golden Swallow (1968)

It Takes Two (1982)

The Silver Fox (1968)

Legendary Weapons of China (1982)

The Sword of Swords (1968)


Return of the One-Armed Swordsman (1969)
Dead End (1969)
The Oath of Death (1971)
The Jade Faced Assassin (1971)
The Swift Knight (1971)
Hooded Swordsman (1971)
The Inheritor of Kung Fu (1973)
Devil and Angel (1973)
The Devil's Treasure (1973)
The Mandarin (1973)
The Monk (1975)

Till Death Do We Scare (1982)


Play Catch (1983)
Eight-Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)
My Lucky Stars (1985)
Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)
Millionaire's Express (1986)
Trouble Couples (1987)
Tiger on Beat (1988)
The Dragon Family (1988)
Return of the Lucky Stars (1989)
Aces Go Places 5: The Terracotta Hit (1989)
Skinny Tiger, Fatty Dragon (1990)
Twin Dragons (1992)

Challenge of the Masters (1976)

Innocent Killer (1994)

Master of the Flying Guillotine (1976)

Wong Fei Hung Series (1996)

Savage Killers (1976)

Once Upon a Time in China and America (1997)

The Good, the Bad and the Loser (1976)

Fist Power (2000)

He Has Nothing But Kung Fu (1977)

Anna in Kungfuland (2003)

Iron Fists (1977)

Ultimate Fight (2004)

External links
Lau Kar Wing at the Internet Movie Database
Lau Kar Wing's lmography

EXTERNAL LINKS

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