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I'm not a master; I'm just a hard-working filmmaker. I would like everyone to see me as a friend rather than a master.
John Woo














 

 
The John Woo biography is coming here as well as few interviews with  our man.

John Woo in the documentary film, THE ART OF ACTION: MARTIAL ARTS IN THE MOVIES:

When I shoot gunfight films, I use the same feelings as in the martial arts film, only I use double guns in place of the sword. For example, the layout of my scenes, character design and those action designs are all very close to Chang Cheh's martial arts film style. Ah, the heroes in my films shoot many times, continuously, and people get hit, continuously. Now, that feeling has the Chang Cheh martial arts films' shadow. When I deal with my hero, his stance as he holds the gun -- and his views of the gun -- is the same as the heroes in the martial arts film, but he holds a sword. Now, how he uses his sword and the way he sees his sword, the feeling is exactly the same.

 

AWARDS

2001 
World Stunt Award

Action Movie Director

2001 
MTV Movie Award

Best Action Sequence
Mission: Impossible 2

1998
MTV Movie Award
Best Action Sequence
Face/Off

1997 
Sweden Fantastic Film Fest
Jury Grand Prize
Face/Off

1997 
Saturn Award 
Best Director
Face/Off

1996
Cine Asia Award
Life Time Achievement

1993
Hong Kong Film Award
Best Film Editing
Hard Boiled

1991
Hong Kong Film Award
Best Film Editing
Bullet in the Head

1990
Hong Kong Film Award
Best Director
The Killer

1987
Hong Kong Film Award
Best Picture
A Better Tomorrow

 

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