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Stanley Tong

Stanley Tong

Stanley Tong began directing in 1983 after a career as one of Hong Kong's leading stuntmen. In 1989 he established his own film company, Golden Gate, through which he wrote, directed, stunt-directed and produced the critically acclaimed Stone Age Warriors, the first commercial film to be shot among the aboriginal head-hunters of New Guinea.

Stone Age Warriors caught the attention of Golden Harvest, which commissioned Tong to direct the Jackie Chan film Supercop, thus beginning what has been a Hollywood -- and international -- show business success story.

Tong's first American venture Rumble in the Bronx, firmly established Chan as the screen's newest global action hero. Tong's second film to hit the American screen, Miramax's Supercop, shot prior to Rumble, was first screened at the Hong Kong Film Festival where it won Best Editing and earned Chan his first Best Actor Award.

Tong continued his highly successful and prolific relationship with Chan and New Line with his third US film, First Strike.

As proof of his growing renown in Asia, and on the centennial of the birth of the Hong Kong film industry, Tong was recently honored with a Golden Horse Award (China's equivalent of the Academy Award) in his native China for directing Supercop. His work was chosen from almost 9,000 to represent the burgeoning film industry of the island nation, on the cusp of its return to Mainland China.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Stanley Tong Facts

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Selected Filmography

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