Here are 5 famous actors from China were born in 1918:
Lo Wei (December 12, 1918 Jiangsu-January 20, 1996 Hong Kong) otherwise known as William Lowe, Wei Luo, Lo Wai, Wei Lo, Luo Wei, Law Wai or Loh Wei was a Chinese film director, film producer, actor and screenwriter.
He was considered as one of the most prominent and influential filmmakers in Hong Kong cinema history, directing more than 70 films throughout his career. Lo Wei is best known for his collaboration with legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee, whom he directed in the films "The Big Boss" (1971) and "Fist of Fury" (1972). He also directed Jackie Chan in his early films "New Fist of Fury" (1976) and "The Killer Meteors" (1976).
In addition to his work in cinema, Lo Wei was a multi-talented artist who wrote novels, composed music, and acted in various films throughout his career. He was recognized for his contributions to the film industry with numerous awards and accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1993. Despite his success, Lo Wei's career was not without controversy, as he was often criticized for his autocratic directing style and his alleged mistreatment of his cast and crew.
Qiang Chen (November 11, 1918 Ningjin County, Hebei-June 26, 2012 Beijing) also known as Chen Qiang or Qingsan Chen was a Chinese actor. He had three children, Peisi Chen, Buda Chen and Lida Chen.
Qiang Chen was one of the most respected and renowned actors in China, known for his exceptional talent and versatility on stage and screen. He began his acting career in the 1940s, and quickly rose to fame for his performances in various films and theatrical productions. He was particularly acclaimed for his portrayal of traditional Chinese characters and his ability to bring depth and nuance to every role he played.
Over the course of his long career, Qiang Chen appeared in over 150 films and stage plays, and won numerous awards and accolades for his work. Some of his most notable film credits include "Daughters of China," "Song of Youth," and "The Red Detachment of Women." He was also a prolific stage actor, and was widely regarded as one of the greatest performers of Chinese opera and drama.
Despite his success, Qiang Chen remained humble and dedicated to his craft throughout his life, and continued to work well into his eighties. He was known for his generosity and kindness to his fellow actors and colleagues, and was a beloved figure in the Chinese entertainment industry. His legacy continues to inspire generations of aspiring performers in China and around the world.
Gwa-pau Sai (October 7, 1918 Guangdong Province-March 12, 2001 Hong Kong) otherwise known as Lin Jen, Jen Lin, Gan Lam, Watermelon Scoop, Lam Gan or Sai Gwa-Pau was a Chinese actor.
He began his acting career in the 1930s and starred in over 150 films throughout his career. Sai was known for his comedic roles and was one of the most popular actors of his time in Hong Kong cinema. In the 1950s, he was one of the founding members of the Shaw Brothers Studio and starred in many of their films. Apart from acting, Sai was also a screenwriter, director, and producer. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1995.
Chun Ku (December 18, 1918 Guangzhou-) also known as Ku Meng-ou, Jun Gu, Koo Kwan, Ko Chun, Ku Chun, Goo Gwan or Gu Jun is a Chinese actor and screenwriter.
Chun Ku began his career in the film industry in the 1940s, and quickly established himself as a talented actor and screenwriter. He appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, including many classics of Chinese cinema. Chun Ku was also known for his work as a screenwriter, and was involved in the writing of many of the films in which he starred. He was particularly known for his work in martial arts films, and is still regarded as a legend in the genre. In addition to his film work, Chun Ku was also an accomplished stage actor, and performed in numerous productions throughout his career. He has received many awards and honors for his contributions to Chinese cinema, and his legacy continues to inspire generations of filmmakers and actors.
George Wang (November 12, 1918 China-) also known as Wang Jie, Wang Jue, Georgie Wang, Wang Yie, Chueh Wang, Jue Wang, George Wang Jue, Wang Chueh, Wang Kuo, George Wong Gok, Wong Gok or Wang Ju is a Chinese actor and film producer. He has one child, Don Wong.
Born in China in 1918, George Wang began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor and film producer. He quickly gained fame for his talent, starring in several critically acclaimed films throughout his career. In addition to his on-screen work, Wang also became known for his work behind-the-scenes, producing many films that went on to become box office hits. Over the years, he worked under various stage names, including Wang Jie, Wang Jue, Georgie Wang, and Wang Yie. In his personal life, Wang became a father to one child, Don Wong, who went on to follow in his father's footsteps and become an actor in his own right. Despite his many accomplishments, Wang is perhaps best remembered for his enduring contribution to the success and growth of the Chinese film industry.