“What happened to Bolo Yeung, the actor-turned-martial-arts star?” is the question many fans of the genre are asking. With films like this finding success again on film and television, viewers are hoping to see their favorite stars together again.
With Jean Claude Van Damme, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan and Jet Li As characters who brought the martial arts to the forefront of Hollywood, an actor also joins this group: Bolo Yeung.
Born Yang Sze in 1946, At 16 he started sculpting his body and started lifting weights. Over time, his training made him the Chinese weightlifting champion in 1971.
Bolo Yeung and Bruce Lee
Already in 1973 he made it into the cinema, Bolo Yeung had one of his most famous appearances in his career as part of “Enter the Dragon”a film in which he played Bolo.
Bolo Yeung and Bruce Lee in the movie Enter the Dragon. Photo: Warner Bros.
Bolo Yeung vs Jean Claude Van Damme
The second chance in action cinema for Bolo Yeung came with Bloodsport, where he brought Chong Li to life. In the 1988 film, Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) was pushed to the limit as he went up against the ruthless Li in an all-out battle.
Yeung and Van Damme brought audiences one of the most popular fight scenes in martial arts cinema: the final showdown between Dux vs. Li.
After rising to fame in cinema, Bolo Yeung gradually moved away from the big screen. Reserved, he leads a quiet life with his family.
The actor rarely appears on social media or in the media. In 2011 he met Van Damme and together they recorded a video of their meeting for the show Behind Closed Doors. The scene in the next video.
Dubbed the “Chinese Hercules” because of his physical labor, he is currently 76 years old. Although he has not retired from cinema and recorded his last film in 2015 as described on IMDb, fans are asking him to be part of the last action tape that Jean-Claude Van Damme will record, the same, that was confirmed in February 2022 by the interpreter.
What are the best Jean-Claude Van Damme movies?
His most famous films include: Kickboxer (1989), Lionheart (1990), Death Warrant (1990), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Nowhere to run ( 1993), Hard Target (1993), Sudden Death (1995), JCVD (2008) and The Expendables 2 (2012).
Jean-Claude Van Damme’s viral meme
A scene from Kickboxer in which Van Damme dances and confronts his rivals went viral around 2015. The same year, the artist reenacted his moves on the CONAN program on TBS.
How old is Jean Claude Van Damme?
Jean-Claude Van Damme is currently 61 years old. The actor was born on October 18, 1960 and is considered one of the great legends of action cinema and martial arts.
All films by Jean-Claude Van Damme
Van Damme says goodbye with “What’s my name?” out of the cinema.
The film will be a pseudo-autobiographical story in which Van Damme plays himself in a moment of loss of identity after bringing various characters to life for so many years. Because of this, you want to take it easy in your everyday life to focus on what you love most.
Van Damme spoke about his retirement from action films
“I cancel everything to get in shape. After this film I bought a small boat (…) I want to go around the world and relax. I’ve worked my whole life, I’ve lived my whole life in hotels for 30 years. I want to relax and enjoy my life and my family because life goes by quickly,” he told the media.