Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon (Way of the Dragon). The world of karate--even the word itself--was introduced to me through this man. He made fight scenes flow like a choreographed dance sequence. Like the resourceful MacGyver, Lee could take ANY object and make it into a weapon. And he's the first FIIIINE Asian man I ever saw. Such a cool dude.
Bruce Lee Birth name Lee Jun-fan 李振藩 (Traditional) 李振藩 (Simplified) Lǐ Zhènfān (Mandarin) Lei5 Zan3 Faan4 (Cantonese) Born November 27, 1940 Chinatown, San Francisco, California, U.S. Died July 20, 1973 (aged 32) Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Death: Cerebral edema
Jim Kelly (May 5, 1946 - June 29, 2013) was an American martial artist and actor, best known for his starring role in Enter the Dragon (1973) opposite Bruce Lee. Sporting an afro and sideburns, Kelly made a splash with his one-liners and fight scenes in the martial arts classic. His later films include Three the Hard Way (1974), Black Belt Jones (1974), & Black Samurai (1977). He later left acting and became a professional tennis player.
Scenes involving Bruce Lee’s fists and legs actually had to be slowed down through the process of shooting the film at a higher framerate in order for audiences to be able to watch him fight in some of his movies. Lee was an icon of the Chinese martial arts, particularly Kung Fu and Wing Chun.