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The Amazing Life of Hong Kong Artist and Actor Robin Shou
Robin Shou has enjoyed a successful career as a martial artist and actor, having starred in numerous films including Mortal Kombat and Beverly Hills Ninja. Born in Hong Kong in July 196, Shou discovered his passion for martial arts at a young age. This led him to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, where he has since become a household name.
Robin Shou’s hard work has resulted in an impressive net worth of $8 million. His successful acting career combined with his martial arts background has certainly contributed to his wealth.
What is Robin Shou known for?
Robin Shou first became known for his role as Liu Kang in the iconic Mortal Kombat film series. He made his film debut in City War, which was an action take on the classic novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, speaking to his love of marrying explosive fight scenes with narrative storytelling. However, it was Mortal Kombat that made him famous, where he played the leading character Liu Kang—best known for being one of the most iconic roles in video game cinema.
Early Life and Education
Shou grew up in Hong Kong and started training in various martial arts when he was young. As a teenager, he left school to become a stuntman and worked on several Hong Kong productions throughout his 20s.
During the same time he was working as a stunt performer for Hong Kong action movies and turning himself into a truly gifted martial artist. It wasn’t until 1994, at the age of 34 when somebody decided to give him a break, casting him in the role of Liu Kang for “Mortal Kombat,” the movie that would prove to be his big break at playing such an iconic figure in pop culture. This led to him being cast in many other films – most notably Hollywood productions.
After achieving success in the Mortal Kombat series, Shou went on to star in several other films, including 1997’s Beverly Hills Ninja with Chris Farley, and “DOA: Dead Or Alive.” He has also been featured on TV series including “The Outer Limits” and “Cold Case”. Recently, Robin has put all his energy behind his latest project “Earthbound: The Gift”, a new comic book that pays homage to Hong Kong Action Films.
Robin Shou’s achievements span across several decades. With over 60 acting credits to his name, he has won many fans over the years through his impressive body of work. In addition to acting, Shou has also won championships in multiple martial arts tournaments, showcasing his dedication and skill.
If you are looking for evidence as to why Shou has been in the game as long as he has, you need look no further than the fact that not only is he one of toughest actors to walk the earth (demonstrated countless times through out all Mortal Kombat movies), but he is also one of the most creative minds behind the scenes—producing, directing and writing films on his own.
Robin Shou has said that performing stunts in action movies is like telling a story through movement.
As of now, Robin is alive and well and continues to pursue his passion for martial arts through acting and other ventures.
Robin Shou is a true inspiration to aspiring martial artists and actors around the world. With his passion, skill, and talent, he has made a lasting impact in the entertainment industry. He’s proved that through drive, dedication, and a mastery of movement, you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. As a talented artist and actor, Shou shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Interesting Facts about Robin Shou
- Education: Civil Engineering Degree at California State University
- Some of his martial arts stats: 1982-1983 International Forms Champion, Member of the National WuShu Team, Gold and Silver Medal at Competitions in China, Gold Medal in Weapons, 4-Time Traditional Forms Grand Champion in California.
- The role of Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) was very unique for Robin. It was rare to find Asians starring as heroes in Hollywood films at that time. That kind of movie was also uncommon at that time because the hero and the villain were both Asian.
- Makes frequent appearances at the annual Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker 5k/10k Run/Walk.
- Performs most of his own stunts.
- Has stared in 4 video game adaptations meaning he ties with Zach Ward for the actor who's stared in most video game adaptations. He's had roles in Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, DOA: Dead or Alive and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.
- Has starred in three movies with the word "Mortal" in the title.