Bruce Lee, one of the most iconic Asian-American actors of all time, once famously said: “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”
But Lee was more than a pithy quote-generating machine. Despite recent questionable depictions of the martial arts superstar in films such as Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Lee was a master in both acting, writing, directing, and — of course — fight choreography. Lee has sewn his influence into the fabric of combat cinema and fighting movies, where it can be felt far beyond Tarantino.
These days, Lee is more known for his influence than the films he actually created, which is a shame considering how good the movies he starred in, choreographed, and created truly are. Now, we’re here to break down the best of his best.
(Note: Lee’s films were often renamed in different regions of the world, meaning that each film has a few different titles depending on where they were released.)
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