Chinese actors who were born in 1952

Here are 9 famous actors from China were born in 1952:

Tian Zhuangzhuang

Tian Zhuangzhuang (April 23, 1952 Beijing-) also known as Tian Zhuang Zhuang, Zhuangzhuang Tian, Tián Zhuàngzhuàng or Tian Zhuang-Zhuang is a Chinese film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor.

He was born into a family of filmmakers, his father being a director and his mother an actress. Tian Zhuangzhuang studied at the Beijing Film Academy before beginning his career in the film industry. He is known for his art-house films that explore themes of Chinese history, culture, and society.

His directorial debut, "On the Hunting Ground," premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985 and won the Golden Rooster Award for Best Director in China. He went on to direct several award-winning films, including "The Horse Thief," "The Blue Kite," and "Springtime in a Small Town." In 1993, his film "The Blue Kite" was banned in China due to its critical portrayal of the Cultural Revolution.

Tian Zhuangzhuang has also served as a jury member at several international film festivals and has been recognized with multiple awards for his contributions to Chinese cinema. He continues to be an influential figure in the film industry, both in China and abroad.

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Lam Ching-ying

Lam Ching-ying (December 27, 1952 Hong Kong-November 8, 1997 Hong Kong) also known as Lam Gun Bo, Cheng-Ying Lam, Ching Ying Lam, Ching-Ying Lam, Lín Zhèngyĩng, Lím Gẽnbǎo, Lam4 Gan1bou2, Lam Ching-Ying (1), Lam Cheng-Ying, Lin Cheng-Ying, Park Chung-Ying, Lim Chen-Ying or Lam Ching Ying was a Chinese actor, martial artist, stunt performer, film producer and film director.

Lam Ching-ying is perhaps best known for his iconic role as the Taoist priest in the "Mr. Vampire" film series. He began his career as a stuntman and martial arts choreographer, working on films such as "Duel of the Seven Tigers" and "Shaolin Temple," before transitioning to acting. In addition to his work in film, Lam was also a skilled acrobat and martial artist, earning a black belt in both taekwondo and hapkido. He directed and produced several films during his career, including "Vampire vs. Vampire" and "The Dead and the Deadly." Lam was widely regarded as one of the greatest character actors in Hong Kong cinema and is remembered for his contributions to the horror-comedy genre.

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Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige (August 12, 1952 Beijing-) a.k.a. Chen Kai Ge, Kaige Chen, 陳凱歌, 陈凯歌, Chén Kǎigē, Ch'en K'ai-ko or Chen Kaige is a Chinese film director, actor, screenwriter and film producer. His children are called Chen Yuang and Chen Feiyu.

Chen Kaige is considered one of the leading figures of China's Fifth Generation filmmakers. He first gained international acclaim with his film "Yellow Earth" (1984), which was praised by critics for its stunning cinematography and unique storytelling style. He went on to direct several other highly regarded films, including "Farewell My Concubine" (1993), which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

In addition to his work in film, Chen has also worked as an actor and screenwriter. He has been active in promoting Chinese cinema both at home and abroad, serving as the president of the Jury for the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 and as the chairman of the China Film Directors' Guild. Chen has received numerous awards for his contributions to the film industry, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2016.

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Tang Guoqiang

Tang Guoqiang (May 4, 1952 Qingdao-) also known as Guoqiang Tang is a Chinese actor. He has three children, Tang Yinghan, Tang Lili and Tang Yingji.

Tang Guoqiang was born on May 4, 1952, in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. He graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in the late 1970s and began his acting career in the 1980s. Tang is widely recognized for his performances in Chinese films and TV dramas. Some of his most notable roles include General Yue Fei in "Yue Fei," Chancellor Jia Sidao in "Journey to the West," and Luo Jialun in "Iron Road."

Apart from acting, Tang is also a respected figure in the Chinese cultural industry. He has served as the vice-chairman of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and the president of the Chinese Theatre Association. In 2012, he was elected as a member of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

Tang is a family man and has three children with his wife, Sun Jing. His daughter Tang Lili is also an accomplished actress in her own right, having appeared in various Chinese TV dramas and films. Tang has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the Golden Rooster Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1997 and the Huabiao Award for Outstanding Actor in 2002.

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Anthony Chan

Anthony Chan (October 1, 1952 Hong Kong-) otherwise known as 陳志濤, You Chen, Friendly Chan, 陳友, Chan Friend, Chan Chi To, Yiu Chen, Yau Chan, Friend Chan, Chi-To Chan, Anthony "Friend" Chan, Chan Chi-To, The Wynners, Anthony Chan Yau, Antony Chan or Antony “Friend” Chan is a Chinese actor, drummer, musician, film director, film producer, writer and screenwriter.

He is best known for being a member of the Hong Kong Cantonese pop rock band, The Wynners. The band was formed in 1973 and became popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Chan has also acted in numerous films, including "A Better Tomorrow" (1986), "A Chinese Ghost Story" (1987), and "Fight Back to School" (1991). He has directed and produced several films as well, such as "The Top Bet" (1991) and "The Log" (1996). In addition to his work in entertainment, Chan is also active in various charitable organizations and advocacy groups.

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Danny Lee

Danny Lee (August 6, 1952 Shanghai-) also known as Danny Lee Sau-Yin, Li Hsiu Hsien, Hso Hsun Lee, Xiuxian Li, Li Sau Yin, Lee Sau-Yin, Li Sau-Yin, Danny Li Sau-Yin, Lee Sau Yin, Sau-Yin Lee, Sir, Lee Sir, Officer Lee, Li Hsiu-hsien, Li Hsui-Hsien, Hsiu-Hsien Li, Hsiu Hsien Li, 李修賢 or 李修贤 is a Chinese screenwriter, film director, actor, film producer, presenter and writer.

He began his career in the entertainment industry as an actor in the 1970s, appearing in films such as "The Spiritual Boxer" and "The Iron-Fisted Monk". However, he eventually transitioned to working behind the camera, directing and producing a variety of films across different genres.

Some of his notable works include the crime thriller "The Killer", which he produced and starred in alongside Chow Yun-fat, as well as the drama "All About Ah Long", which he directed and co-wrote. He has also won several awards throughout his career, including the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director for "The Unwritten Law".

In addition to his work in film, Lee has also written several books, including an autobiography titled "A Face of My Own". He is known for his strong work ethic and determination, and has been a influential figure in the Hong Kong film industry for decades.

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Jeffrey Lau

Jeffrey Lau (August 2, 1952 Hong Kong-) also known as Jeff Lau, China Chung, Ann Gee, Chun-wai Lau, Yu-Ming Lau, Chun-wai Jeffrey Lau, On Kei, An Chi, Kay On, Jay On, Gei On, Zhenwei Liu, Liu Zhenwei, Jeffrey Lau Chun-Wai, Liú Zhènwěi, Lau4 zan3 wai5, 刘镇伟, 劉鎮偉, Jeff Lau Chun-Wai, Gee An, Lau Yue-Ming, An Ji or Chun Wai Lau is a Chinese actor, film director, film producer and screenwriter.

He is most well-known for his work as a film director in the Hong Kong film industry. Lau has directed over 80 films since the 1980s and is considered a pioneer of the Hong Kong New Wave cinema movement. He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the industry, including Stephen Chow, Jackie Chan, and Andy Lau. Lau is also known for his comedic style and has been praised for his ability to blend genres in his films. In addition to his work as a director, Lau has also produced and written screenplays for several popular movies. He has won several awards throughout his career, including the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director for his film A Chinese Odyssey Part Two: Cinderella.

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Ng Man-tat

Ng Man-tat (January 2, 1952 Fujian-) a.k.a. Mang-tat Ng, Wu Mang Tat, Richard Ng Man Tat, Wu Meng da, Mang Tat Wu, Man-tat Ng, Tat Suk, 吴孟达, Uncle Tat, Suk Tat, Mengda Wu, Wu Mengda, Richard Ng, Ng Mang Tat, wu2 meng4 da2, ng4 maang6 daat6, Wu Menq-Dar, M. T. Ng, Wu Ming-Tah, Wu Meng-Da, Ng Mang-Tai, Peter Ng or Ng Man-Ta is a Chinese actor.

He is best known for his comedic roles in Hong Kong cinema during the 1980s and 1990s. Ng started his career in television, acting in various TV dramas before making his way to film. He frequently collaborated with actor Stephen Chow, appearing in many of his films including "All for the Winner" and "Shaolin Soccer". Apart from acting, Ng is also a successful film director, having directed films such as "Leaving Sorrowfully" and "Golden Chicken". He has won numerous awards for his work in the entertainment industry and remains an influential figure in Hong Kong cinema.

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Dennis Dun

Dennis Dun (April 19, 1952 Stockton-) a.k.a. Dennis Gong Dun is a Chinese actor.

He is perhaps best known for his role as Wang Chi in the cult classic film "Big Trouble in Little China" (1986) directed by John Carpenter. Dun began his acting career in the late 1970s with his first role in the indie film "The Deadly Art of Survival" (1979). He also appeared in the critically acclaimed films "Prince of Darkness" (1987) and "The Last Emperor" (1987), for which he received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards. In addition to his film work, Dun has also appeared on television shows such as "Dallas", "L.A. Law", and "ER". Dun has continued to work in the film industry, both in the United States and in Asia, and remains a respected figure in the entertainment world.

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