John Woo

John Woo

About John Woo

John Woo

John Woo

September 22, 1946

Place of Birth    :   Guangzhou, China
Also Known As    :   吳宇森, Wu Yu-Sheng, Wu Yu-Shen, Wu Yao-Shen, John Y. S. Woo, John Y. Woo, Ng Yue-Sum
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John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Recognized for his stylised films of highly choreographed action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and use of slow-motion, Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as "arguably the most influential director making movies today". Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Samouraï.