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Tony Leung Chiu Wai Biography
Tony Leung Chiu Wai 梁朝偉, not to be confused with Tony Leung Ka-Fai; (born June 27, 1962) is a Hong Kong movie actor.

Born in Hong Kong, he was brought up under a single-parent family. In 1982, after passing the training courses of the television channel "TVB", Tony Leung became an actor and became known for his comedy roles in television and film. During his career he soon showed his versatility in about 60 films.

Many consider Tony Leung's breakthrough role to be in director John Woo's 1992 action film Hard Boiled along with actor Chow Yun-Fat.

Tony Leung often collaborates with director Wong Kar-Wai and appeared in many of Wong Kar-Wai's films such as Chungking Express (1994) where he played a lonesome cop and Happy Together (1997) where he played a homosexual.

Tony received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as a HKFA (Hong Kong Film Awards) Best Actor award for his outstanding performance in In the Mood for Love (2000). Tony Leung also received a HKFA Best Actor Award for his role as the undercover cop Yan in Infernal Affairs (2002).

Tony Leung's charisma and charm shines through in his quiet and intense acting style. He is a highly respected and recognized actor.

He is good friends with actor Stephen Chow.

Besides his acting career, he is also known as a singer.

Filmography, as actor, includes
2046 (2004)
Sound of Colors (2003)
Infernal Affairs 3 (2003)
My Lucky Star (2003)
Hero (2002)
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Chinese Odyssey 2002 (2002)
Love Me, Love My Money (2001)
Fighting for Love (2001)
Healing Hearts (2000)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Tokyo Raiders (2000)
Gorgeous (1999)
Your Place or Mine (1998)
Flowers of Shanghai (1998)
Timeless Romance (1998)
The Longest Nite (1998)
Chinese Midnight Express (1997)
97 Aces Go Places (1997)
Happy Together (1997)
War of the Underworld (1996)
Blind Romance (1996)
Cyclo (1995)
Heaven Can't Wait (1995)
Dr. Mack (1995)
Ashes of Time (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
The Returning (1994)
Always Be the Winners (1994)
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father (1993)
Tom, Dick, and Hairy (1993)
The Magic Crane (1993)
Two of a Kind (1993)
Hero - Beyond The Boundary Of Time (1993)
Three Summers (1993)
End Of The Road (1993)
Butterfly and Sword (1993)
The Eagle Shooting Heroes (1993)
The Days of Being Dumb (1992)
Come Fly the Dragon (1992)
Lucky Encounter (1992)
Hard Boiled (1992)
The Banquet (1991)
Chinese Ghost Story 3 (1991)
The Tigers (1991)
Don't Fool Me (1991)
The Great Pretenders (1991)
Fantasy Romance (1991)
Bullet in the Head (1990)
The Royal Scoundrel (1990)
City of Sadness (1989)
Seven Warriors (1989)
My Heart is that Eternal Rose (1989)
I Love Maria (1988)
People's Hero (1987)
You Will I Will (1986)
Happy Go Lucky (1987)
Love Unto Waste (1986)
The Lunatics (1986)
Young Cops (1985)
Fascinating Affairs (1985)
Mad Mad 83 (1983)
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