| 周星馳 (traditional)|
| Stephen Chow|
1981 – present
| Zau1 Sing1-ci4 (Cantonese)|
22 June 1962 (age 53)
Hong Kong, British Hong Kong (1962-06-22)
星爺 (lit. Grandmaster Sing) 星仔 (Dear Sing)
Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Comedian
The Final Combat, The Justice of Life
Lin Bo Yee, Chow Yeesheung
Kung Fu Hustle, Journey to the West: Conqueri, Shaolin Soccer, The God of Cookery, King of Comedy
Chow Yun‑fat, Andy Lau, Donnie Yen, Ng Man‑tat, Jackie Chan
Zhou Wenji, Zhou Xingxia
Stephen Chow Wikipedia
Stephen Chow Sing-chi (Chinese: 周星馳, born 22 June 1962) is a Chinese film director, actor, producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and martial artist. His net worth is US$950 million.
Chow began his career as a temporary actor on television. He graduated from TVB's acting classes in 1982. Chow began to find some success with the children's programme 430 Space Shuttle. In 1987, Chow entered the movie industry through the film Final Justice, which won him the Taiwan Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Chow shot to stardom in The Final Combat (1989) and All for the Winner (1990). Fight Back to School (1991) became Hong Kong's top-grossing film of all time. In 1994, he began directing films, starting with From Beijing with Love. In the later half of the 1990s, China began to warm to Chow's films and he became a pop-culture phenomenon.
In 2001, his film Shaolin Soccer grossed over US$50 million worldwide. Chow won Best Director and Best Actor at the 2002 Hong Kong Film Awards, and the film went on to garner additional awards including a Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Bauhinia Award for Best Picture and Best Director.
In 2004, his film Kung Fu Hustle grossed over US$106 million worldwide. Chow also won Best Director at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and Best Picture of Imagine Film Festival as well as twenty international awards.
Chow's film CJ7 began filming in July 2006 in the eastern Chinese port of Ningbo. In August 2007 the film was given the title CJ7, a play on China's successful Shenzhou manned space missions—Shenzhou 5 and Shenzhou 6. CJ7 became the highest-grossing film of all time in Malaysia.
In 2013, Chow's film Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons became the highest-grossing Chinese film of all time.
In 2016, his new film The Mermaid broke numerous box office records: Biggest opening day, biggest single day gross after its seventh day of release, biggest opening week of all time in China. On February 19th, it became the highest grossing film of all time in China.
The Mermaid was released in Vietnam on February 10th, 2016. On March 14th, it became the 3rd highest grossing film of all time in Vietnam. It has now grossed over US$555 million worldwide and is the highest grossing movie of all time in Asia.
Stephen Chow became the ninth top-grossing Hollywood Director of 2016.