Often called as the “Pretty Boy from Beijing.” Famous in his character name first as “Akhbar” and “Han” eventually in tandem with posthumous act of Aaliyah in “Romeo Must Die” where his character was an escaped convicted police from Beijing to claim his vengeance for the death of his brother. Born as Li Lianjie on April 26th 1963 Beijing, China. In his early life, Li’s father died leaving them with financial struggles. He joined the Wushu Team to compete and he got 15 gold medals and a silver medalist for the championship.
He made his debut film in the 1982 martial arts movie “Shaolin Temple.” This was followed in 1983 movie “Kids From Shaolin.” He went back in 1986 for 2 movies entitled “Born to Defence” and “Martial Arts of Shaolin.” He added 2 movies in 1986 entitled “Dragon Fight and as “Jet” for the movie “
The Master.” He gained more respect after he showcased a fight using ladder in the movie “Once Upon a Time in China” in 1991. He was most rewarded as a true expert in martial arts fight in cinematic history. He made an enormous stunt as he blind folded his eyes and beat hundred men in the movie “Swords Man II.” Aside from Wushu he was dubbed to be the “Tai Chi Master” in his 1993 thrilling movie. He gained the popularity pretty boy when he acted as a top bodyguard for the 1994 “The Bodyguard from Beijing.” Their fight was commended also for having unique stunt over tap water. He made a gas leak and they have to hurry beat one another before they get befuddled with gas fumes. He was also applauded for the movie “Fist of Legend” as he tried to resetting his dislocated arm root. He also worked with
Mel Gibson and Danny Roman for the “Lethal Weapon 4” as unstoppable assassin. He made a dynamic act in his dual-character, good and bad with
Jason Statham in sci-fi parallel universe for the 2001 movie “The One.”
He also made his infamous ending-kill in the “Kiss of the Dragon” with Bridget Fonda. He also acts as the nameless swordsman to protect emperor in the movie “
Hero” in 2002. He defied gravity in this movie as known to be larger than “Matrix” slow-motion stunts. He also made his famous bathroom brawl in the 2005 movie “Unleashed.” Their most awaited tandem Li and
Jackie Chan in the movie “Forbidden Kingdom.” He also worked as the Dragon Emperor for the movie “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” We cannot forget his conventional transformation; from serious acts to comedic genre in the franchise-blockbuster movie “Expendables” as “Yin Yang.”