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Superstars – Gordon Liu


Gordon Liu was born November 30, 1955 Guangdong Province, China and is the adopted brother of famed Shaw Brothers director and actor Lau Kar-leung.

Gordon learnt the Hung Gar style of kung fu at the Liu family school. The Liu clan traces its pedigree in Hong Gar style Kung Fu all the way back to turn-of-century master Wong Fei-hong. Liu was educated at English schools in Hong Kong and worked as a file clerk before Gordon worked his way into Chang Cheh’s Shaolin Martial Arts (1974) and appeared in several more with the classic kung fu director. It was this film that saw him adapt his now-famous shaven head.

He is best known by recent Western moviegoers for his role as Pai Mei in ‘Kill Bill: Volume 2′ (2004), and as Johnny Mo in ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1′, the head general of the Crazy 88, O-Ren Ishii’s (Lucy Liu) personal army.

Some fans call him the Master Killer after the alternate title to The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

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1.    Heroes of Shaolin (2008) (filming) (attached) …. Bak Mei
2.    Mr. 3 Minutes (2006) …. Triad head
3.    My Kung Fu Sweetheart(2006)
4.    Lethal Weapons of Love and Passion (2006) TV Series …. Lai Yue-hoi
5.    A Chinese Tall Story (2005)
6.    Dragon Squad (2005)
7.    Real Kung Fu (2005) TV Series …. Lin Yung
8.    The Gateau Affairs (2005) TV Series …. Tong Sum
9.    Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) (as Gordon Liu) …. Pai Mei
10.    Shaolin vs. Evil Dead (2004) …. Pak
11.    Star Runner (2003) …. Coach Lau
12.    Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) (as Gordon Liu) …. Johnny Mo
13.    Drunken Monkey (2002) (as Gordon Liu) …. Hung Yat Fu
14.    Generation Pendragon (1999)
15.    The Island Tales (1999) (as Gordon Liu) …. Bo
16.    Return of the Condor Heroes (1995) (mini) TV Series …. Monk Kumlun
17.    Lethal Girls 2 (1995) (as Gordon Liu)
18.    Drunken Master III (1994) …. Gov. Li
19.    American Shaolin (1994) (as Gordon Liu) …. Abbot Hung Chi
20.    Funny Shaolin Kids (1994)
21.    Flirting Scholar (1993) …. Evil Scholar
22.    Cheetah on Fire (1993) …. Mainland Gang Leader
23.    Flirting Scholar 2 (1993) …. His Excellency
24.    Claws of Steel (1993) …. Liu-Heung
25.    Legend of the Liquid Sword (1993) …. The Monk
26.    Bogus Cops (1993) …. Hood
27.    Killing in the Dream (1992) …. Chit-Chit
28.    Story of a Gun (1991)
29.    China Heat (1991) …. Lung
30.    Tiger on the Beat II (1990) …. Fai
31.    Sha shou hu die meng (1989) …. Lai Liu
32.    Meng hu fa huo (1989)
33.    Huo bao xing dong (1989)
34.    A Fiery Family (1989)
35.    Fu gui bing tuan (1989) …. Commander in Blue
36.    Meng gui wu ting (1989)
37.    Sha shou tian shi (1989) …. Michael
38.    Kujaku ô (1988) …. Kubira
39.    Lie xue feng yun (1988) …. Fai
40.    Lo foo chut gang (1988) …. Fai, the Hitman
41.    Di zi ye feng kuang (1985) …. Ching
42.    Pi li shi jie (1985)
43.    Chang jen men (1983)
44.    Lu ding ji (1983)
45.    Shao Lin xiao zi (1983)
46.    Wu lang ba gua gun (1983) …. Yang No. 5
47.    Baat sap yee ga fong haak (1982) …. Ah Hui
48.    Bok chun (1982)
49.    Lung fu siu yeh (1982) …. Monk Mo Seung
50.    Raiders of Buddhist Kung Fu (1982)
51.    Shao Lin zui ba quan (1982) …. Lao Chung
52.    Shih ba pan wu yi (1982) …. Ti Tan
53.    Young Vagabond (1982)
54.    Yu mao san hu jin mao shu (1982) …. Emperor Yung Hsi
55.    Cheung booi (1981) …. James
56.    Shao Lin yu Wu Dang (1981) …. Hung Yung-Kit
57.    Wu guan (1981) …. Huang Fei-Hong
58.    Hung wen tin san po pai lien chiao (1980) …. Hong Wen-Ting
59.    Po jie da shi (1980) …. Fa Tien
60.    Shao Lin ta peng hsiao tzu (1980) …. Chao Yen-Cheh
61.    Yi dan er li san gong fu (1980) …. Ah-San/Shaolin Priest
62.    Fury in the Shaolin Temple (1979)
63.    Lan tou He (1979) …. 11th prince/Mr. Wang
64.    Mao shan jiang shi quan (1979)
65.    Zhong hua zhang fu (1979) …. Ho Tao
66.    Sha chu chong wei (1978)
67.    Shao Lin san shi liu fang (1978) …. San Te
68.    Tang lang (1978) …. Monk
69.    Gong fu xiao zi (1977)
70.    Hung Hsi-Kuan (1977) …. Tung Tien Chin
71.    Pa kuo lien chun (1976) …. Boxer
72.    Ba dao lou zi (1976)
73.    Huang Fei-hong yu liu a cai (1976) …. Wong Fei Hung
74.    Ma Ko Po Lo (1975)
75.    Shao Lin wu zu (1974) …. Chang Yung
76.    Hong quan yu yong chun (1974)
77.    Breakout from Oppression (1973)
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About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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