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Old 04-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Cung Le the next great Martial Arts movie star!

Been following the work of Cung Le for a while now.. And look very much forward to see him in his big Hollywood movie 'Dragon Eyes'!

Seems like he is in high demand both in the US and overseas and could potentially be the next big martial arts actor!

What do you think?

Also was wondering if anyone on here is keeping track on the many movies he is doing?
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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I've seen him in True Legend for a little bit... He reminds me of or could be the next Bolo, both very muscular... Most Leading actors in Martial Arts are very slim and toned down for some reason except if you go out of the MA realm for a little bit, guys like Arnold Swartzneger (sp) comes to mind, or Sly Stallone.. Heck, he could be the next Asian Action Jackson, LOL...
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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Hope he does well in Dragon Eyes!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1735862/

They have assembled a great cast and hopefully we will get a good fight between him and JCVD!

The Asian Action Jackson is not bad :)
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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Hopefully he destroys JCVD in Dragon Eyes.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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JCVD actually plays Cung Le's martial arts teacher in DRAGON EYES.

News story at Entertainment Weekly

As for Le himself, he was the best fighter in FIGHTING against Channing Tatum IMO, did well in his cameo as Marshall Law in TEKKEN. I hope DRAGON EYES propels him to big action star status.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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Would rather watch him fight in mma than see him in a bunch of american ma movies to be honest.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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I do have a bit of high hopes for DRAGON EYES, because Larnell Stovall had choreographed the martial arts fights for the movie and as of late Stovall has had quite an impressive track record.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:39 PM   #8
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I really think you should have titled this as a question not a statement. However will he be the next great martial-arts movie star? I honestly don't think so. Admittedly I have not seen enough of him. however,I actually think he will probably largely remain one of the leading villains of this generation.

Opium kung-fu Cracker, nice Avatar! Who is she?

I agree most leading martial-arts actors are very slim but I would say Donnie Yen is a lot more muscular than most.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:32 AM   #9
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The next martial arts movie star? If taking lead acting material into consideration, I doubt so. Would probably do fine in B-productions but otherwise he'd be in use as a fighting antagonist in big-budgeted productions at best.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:27 AM   #10
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Would rather watch him fight in mma than see him in a bunch of american ma movies to be honest.
Considering he's almost 40, his MMA career is about done.

I don't see why people are so eager to only see him as a villain either. Sure, he's generally been typecast as one so far, but having him as a lead is a good thing. It's better than nothing and in the US, we're getting a whole lot of nothing when it comes to kung fu movies.

Besides, he's not a particularly villainous guy in real life.
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