Martial arts veteran Sammo Hung has been presented with a lifetime achievement honor at the Asian Film Awards.
Sammo Hung is a Hong Kong actor, director, producer, and martial artist who has made a significant contribution to Asian cinema. He was born on January 7, 1952, in Hong Kong, and started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor in the 1960s.
In the 1970s, Sammo became a key player in the Hong Kong film industry, and he gained widespread recognition for his work in martial arts films. He appeared in many popular films of the era, including “Enter the Dragon” (1973), “The Iron-Fisted Monk” (1977), and “Warriors Two” (1978).
Sammo also began to work as a choreographer and director in the late 1970s, and he quickly established himself as one of the most innovative and influential figures in Hong Kong cinema. He directed and choreographed several highly acclaimed films, including “The Prodigal Son” (1981), “Winners and Sinners” (1983), and “Eastern Condors” (1987).
In the 1980s and 1990s, Sammo continued to work as an actor, director, and producer, and he became a major figure in the Hong Kong film industry. He appeared in many popular films of the era, including “Project A” (1983), “My Lucky Stars” (1985), and “Pedicab Driver” (1989). Also, in the 90s Sammo had his own prime-time American television show, Martial Law, alongside a personal favorite actor of mine… Kelly Hu.
Sammo’s work has had a profound impact on Asian cinema, and he has been recognized with numerous awards and honors throughout his career. In 2016, he was awarded the Golden Mulberry Lifetime Achievement Award at the Far East Film Festival in Italy, and he continues to work in the film industry today.