John Woo
John Woo
John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.
Known For Directing
Most Rating 21.988
Birthday 1946-09-22
Place of Birth Guangzhou, China
Also Known As 吳宇森, Wu Yu-Sheng, Wu Yu-Shen, Wu Yao-Shen, John Y. S. Woo, John Y. Woo, Ng Yue-Sum, 吴宇森,
Dead Knot
1968

Dead Knot

Accidentally
1968

Accidentally

Cinema Hong Kong: Wu Xia
2003

Cinema Hong Kong: Wu Xia

Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino
1993

Film ohne Fesseln - Das neue Hongkong Kino

Crossings: John Woo
2004

Crossings: John Woo

Life in 24 Frames a Second
2021

Life in 24 Frames a Second

Rebel from China
1990

Rebel from China

Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki
2008

Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki

Follow the Star
1978

Follow the Star

Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu
2003

Cinema Hong Kong: Kung Fu

Mission: Improbable
2001

Mission: Improbable

Happy Union 2
1985

Happy Union 2

Sunset in Paris
1989

Sunset in Paris

Kurosawa: The Last Emperor
1999

Kurosawa: The Last Emperor

Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema
1998

Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema

The Thirty Million Dollar Rush
1987

The Thirty Million Dollar Rush

Ken San
2016

Ken San

A Century of Light and Shadow
2005

A Century of Light and Shadow

Hand of Death
1976

Hand of Death

The King of Wuxia
2022

The King of Wuxia

Itchy Fingers
1979

Itchy Fingers

The Master: Chang Cheh Documentary
2003

The Master: Chang Cheh Documentary

A Better Tomorrow
1986

A Better Tomorrow

Task Force
1997

Task Force

Cinema of Vengeance
1994

Cinema of Vengeance

How Bruce Lee Changed the World
2009

How Bruce Lee Changed the World

Jackie Chan: My Story
1998

Jackie Chan: My Story

Starry Is the Night
1988

Starry Is the Night

Beginning of the Great Revival
2011

Beginning of the Great Revival

Love, Lone Flower
1985

Love, Lone Flower

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies
2002

The Art of Action: Martial Arts in the Movies

Bullet in the Head
1990

Bullet in the Head

I Love Maria
1988

I Love Maria

Kurosawa's Way
2011

Kurosawa's Way

From Riches to Rags
1980

From Riches to Rags

Hard Boiled
1992

Hard Boiled

The Mandarin
1973

The Mandarin

Once a Thief
1991

Once a Thief

Plain Jane to the Rescue
1982

Plain Jane to the Rescue

John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood
2017

John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood

The Young Dragons
1974

The Young Dragons

Twin Dragons
1992

Twin Dragons

The Banquet
1991

The Banquet

Young Lovers on Flying Wheels
1974

Young Lovers on Flying Wheels

The Founding of a Republic
2009

The Founding of a Republic

The Founding of a Republic
2009

The Founding of a Republic