Yuen Wah is one of the original Seven Little Fortunes - the famous Peking Opera school performing group which also included Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. He began his martial arts training at the age of 6, and studied for 10 years. His first movie role was as a stunt man; he was Bruce Lee's stunt double in the early 1970s. (He also fought Lee on occasion; In Enter the Dragon Yuen plays the Japanese man who Lee knocks down when he becomes angry about the No Dogs or Chinese Allowed sign
posted at a park). Yuen Wah first gained notoriety when he played a villain in the 1987 film Eastern Condors. His career in the film industry has ranged from acting and stunt work, to action choreography and directing. He has been the action choreographer on 20 Hong Kong movies, including The Iceman Cometh, Kung Fu vs. Acrobats, and The Master.
Yuen Wah has previously worked with Stephen Chow in several films including Fight Back to School, The Magnificent Scoundrels and The Legend of Dragon, on which Yuen Wah was also an action choreographer.
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