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Bruce Lee was a Chinese American and golden-era Hong Kong action movie superstar. His accomplishments also include, martial arts master and instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. He is considered the most influential martial artist of modern times and a Chinese cultural icon.

Bruce Lee (Birthname: Lee Jun Fan) was born in San Francisco, California on November 27th 1940. His father, a popular Cantonese opera and film star, was on a tour of the USA with an opera troupe at the time. Despite being born in the USA, Bruce soon returned to Hong Kong where he was raised until his late teens.

Upon reaching the age of 18, Bruce emigrated to the United States to claim his U.S. Citizenship and receive a college education. It was during this time he began teaching martial arts, building such renown as an instructor he was soon mentoring Hollywood’s action stars of the day. This lead Bruce Lee directly to opportunities in film and TV roles.

His Hong Kong and Hollywood produced films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of artistry and acclaim, propelling Bruce into super-stardom and marking a major surge of interest in martial arts in the 1970s.

He is noted for his roles in 5 feature-length films, Lo Wei’s “The Big Boss”  (1971) and “Fist of Fury” (1972); “Way of the Dragon” (1972), directed and written by Lee; Warner Brothers’ “Enter the Dragon” (1973), directed by Robert Clouse; and “The Game of Death” (1978), directed by Robert Clouse posthumously.

Bruce became an iconic figure known throughout the world and is still celebrated as a Chinese national hero. While Lee initially trained in Wing Chun, he later rejected well-defined martial art styles, favoring instead to utilize techniques from various disciplines combined with his own personal martial arts philosophy he dubbed “Jeet Kune Do” (The Way of the Intercepting Fist).

Bruce Lee died on July 20th 1973 from complications due to an acute allergic reaction to the drug Equagesic. His fans still revere and mourn this great master to this day. We miss you Bruce Lee!

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