Hong Kong actor
Sammo Hung (born January 7, 1952) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director.
- …Almost half my life I’ve worked in the movie industry, and it’s very rare to see a good, strong script. I really love movie making, editing and directing, however if you want me to count it then there’s only really handful, about 5 movies that I consider to have had good scripts that I’ve been involved in. So if I see a very good script and I wasn’t involved, then I feel it’s a pity I wasn’t involved in that collaboration. So if there’s a good script then it’s good to be involved, but if nobody invites you then it’s very hard, those sorts of opportunities are rare to come by.
- On why he became involved in the film The Bodyguard in “Exclusive Interview: Sammo Hung ‘I don’t normally play bad guys. But now it’s simple. Who pays me the most?’” in Eastern Kicks (2016 Jul 2)
- …You know I’ve done everything before right? Horror movies, action movies… I want to try a movie just for the sex scenes, not the fighting! I’ve never had a chance to hold a girl and kiss her. Everyone tells me I should fight again, but actually I want to try everything. Now I just want to find new, young action stars…
- On still wanting to play more varied roles in “Exclusive Interview: Sammo Hung ‘I don’t normally play bad guys. But now it’s simple. Who pays me the most?’” in Eastern Kicks (2016 Jul 2)
- …To portray a realistic older person, for me it’s actually getting harder. The film is very much about people of my age group, and all the troubles that come with it. I really value my time and spending it with senior people, I was practically brought up by my own grandfather.
- On working in films as an older adult in “Exclusive Interview: Sammo Hung ‘I don’t normally play bad guys. But now it’s simple. Who pays me the most?’” in Eastern Kicks (2016 Jul 2)
- …It is not about who is doing what, the matter is that all of us are doing it. We have all started this path. This path is for long term development. We want to create a cradle of new talents. In the long run it’s a very strategic decision to train new talents, to create new opportunity’s for the future of the movie industry, especially for the martial arts genre. There are schools everywhere, everybody is learning something, and it’s important for the future that’s what matters.
- On wanting to create more film opportunities in Hong Kong in “Exclusive: Interview with martial arts star Sammo Hung” (City on Fire; 2016 Jun 7)