Sammo Hung (a.k.a. Samo Hung, Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, etc.) was born in Hong Kong on January 7, 1952. Remarkably fast and flexible despite his ample girth, he has made his mark as an actor (over 149 movies at IMDb.com and counting), director (37 films), producer (26), and as a stunt and/or action director or coordinator. Oh, and I got to meet him in person at the 2010 New York Asian Film Festival, as evidenced by the periodic presence of the banner picture of the two of us taken at Lincoln Center. What an honor, what a thrill!
(The two can soon be seen again engaging in martial arts mayhem
in IP MAN 2, scheduled to open in NYC and LA on January 28th!)