Bruce Lee (1940-1973) was just 32 when he died. He was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.
Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍; born Lee Jun-fan, Chinese: 李振藩; November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973) was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.
Bruce Lee in Return of the Dragon (Way of the Dragon). The world of karate--even the word itself--was introduced to me through this man. He made fight scenes flow like a choreographed dance sequence. Like the resourceful MacGyver, Lee could take ANY object and make it into a weapon. And the first FIIIINE Asian man I ever saw. Such a cool dude.