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Monday, August 4, 2008

What a Lovely Man!

I'm trying a new feature for my blog, once a month or so, I'm going to feature my Lovely Man (or Woman) of the month. Usually, its someone that isn't your run of the mill top 40 celeb, but someone from another place, or even time.

My inaugural Lovely Man is Tony Leung Chiu Wai, a major star in Hong Kong and International film. He's starred in such diverse films as "Happy Together," "Hard Boiled," "Lust, Caution," and "Hero." In Hong Kong, Tony is fondly known as Little Tony, or Short Tony, to differentiate from Tony Leung Kar Fai. He was selected as People Magazine's "Sexiest Newcomer" in 2000.

Tony often works with Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, and director Wong Kar-Wai. He's won numerous international awards, including Best Actor at Cannes for "In the Mood For Love."

Tony has proven himself a versitile actor, shining in comedy, historical dramas, martial arts and action movies, and romance. "Hero" particularly showcases Tony's skills, in that film, he plays the heroic warrior Broken Sword, and as the story of the movie is replayed several times from various character's points of view, Broken Arrow is a vastly different person in each telling. (Notice in the two images of Broken Arrow, he is portrayed with different colors. In the movie, they are blue, green, white and red.)

So do yourself a favor, head for your local video store and check out the foreign section. You'll be glad to see this lovely man in action!



Robin Snodgrass said...

Great opening choice! I especially love the third picture - the sultry over the shoulder look. But #4 is a close 2nd - love me a man with long hair for some (Guess I'm a child of the 80's and big hair bands).

Terrific new feature Belinda!

Belinda McBride said...

Thanks, Robin! I put those two long-hair shots in because he was playing the same character in the same viewed through the eyes of different narrators. All of the actors play their characters four different ways in Hero.

Yeah, give me hair...long beautiful hair..

Helen Hardt said...

Oh, very nice! Like Robin, I love the long hair. He reminds me of the hero in my erotic short, Seduced in Seoul. (Coming soon from The Wild Rose Press.) I love the idea of this blog, especially that you're concentrating on those men and women who aren't as well known. I'll be coming back for more!

Belinda McBride said...

Thanks, Helen! Guess I'll have to look for more "Tony with long hair" photos!

Grayson Reyes-Cole said...

I love the movie Hero. Seriously love it, glad you added him as well.

Emma Petersen said...

I loved him in Confession of Pain and Hero. I haven't seen Lust yet. Off to go see if they have it on iTunes.

Debbie Tsikuris said...

Thank you for introducing us to this interesting young man. Can't wait to check out his videos.