Leung Siu-Lung

Leung Siu-Lung (cantonese) or Liang Hsiao-Lung (mandarin), born in 1948 in Hong Kong, is an actor who has appeared in many Hong Kong martial arts movies. He often appeared billed as "Bruce Leung," "Bruce Liang," "Bruce Leong," or "Bruce Leung Siu-Lung," and is thus generally grouped among the Bruce Lee clones that sprang up after Lee's death in the odd subgenre known as Bruceploitation. Incidentally, his real name, Leung Siu-Lung, sounded very much alike Bruce Lee's chinese monicker, Li Xiaolong. He is a skilled martial artist - he learned martial arts from his father at the Cantonese Opera. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, he appeared in a large number of martial arts films. Most familiar to Western audiences may be Jim Kelly's The Tattoo Connection (in which he only appeared briefly, but choreographed the action sequences) and Jackie Chan's Magnificent Bodyguards, which was the first Hong Kong film shot in 3D. He is also known for playing Bruce Lee in the notorious Bruceploitation classic, The Dragon Lives Again. In addition, Leung appeared in his own star vehicles, including My Kung-Fu 12 Kicks, Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist, and Black Belt Karate.


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