Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Movie Actor

Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor. He was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts.

Full Name
Lee Jun-fan
Nov 27, 1940
Jul 20, 1973
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in San Francisco, California. His mother, Grace Ho, was a Chinese opera singer from Hong Kong and his father, Lee Hoi Chuen, was a Cantonese opera star. He had two siblings—a brother named Robert and a sister named Phoebe. Bruce's parents moved to the United States when he was only three months old.

Lee began martial arts training at the age of six under the tutelage of his father and later with master Yip Man in Hong Kong. At 13 years old, he won his first fight against another student; by 18 he became a professional instructor at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Seattle. He also studied Jeet Kune Do (JKD), which would become his signature martial art style.

In 1959, Lee moved back to Hong Kong to pursue an acting career. He made his film debut in The Big Boss (1971) and went on to star in several other films such as Fist of Fury (1972) and Way of the Dragon (1972). His most notable role was in Enter the Dragon (1973). Lee is widely regarded as one of the greatest martial artists ever and is credited for introducing Asian martial arts to American audiences through his movies and television appearances. 

Lee passed away suddenly on July 20th 1973 due to a mysterious cerebral edema. Though his life ended tragically at just 32 years old, Bruce Lee left behind a legacy that continues to inspire martial artists around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1940</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bruce Lee is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text"> Bruce Lee was born in San Francisco, California on November 27, 1940.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1958</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lee Moves to Hong Kong</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bruce Lee moves with his family to Hong Kong, where he begins to teach martial arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lee Stars in The Big Boss</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Big Boss, starring Bruce Lee, is released and becomes an instant success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lee Stars in Fist of Fury</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Fist of Fury, starring Bruce Lee, is released. It is even more successful than The Big Boss.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lee Releases His Own Martial Arts School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bruce Lee opens his own martial art school, the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lee Stars in Enter the Dragon</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Enter the Dragon, Lee's most iconic film, is released and becomes an international success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1973</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lee Dies Unexpectedly</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Bruce Lee dies suddenly at the age of 32 from a cerebral edema.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Iconic Movie Star</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bruce Lee is an iconic movie star that has been inspiring generations of people for decades. His movies have left a lasting impression on many and are timeless classics in the martial arts genre.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiring Philosopher</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bruce Lee was not only a great actor, but also a philosopher. He espoused an ideology of personal growth and development through martial arts and self-discipline that has captivated millions. His teachings continue to provide inspiration to this day.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Innovative Martial Artist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bruce Lee was an innovative martial artist who developed his own style of martial arts called Jeet Kune Do. This style combined techniques from various martial arts styles and focused on practicality and effectiveness in combat. His techniques and teachings remain popular today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Developed his Own Martial Arts Style</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Lee developed his own martial arts style, Jeet Kune Do, which is a hybrid of many different fighting styles. He was one of the first to introduce it to the public.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was an Entertainer in China</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming a movie star, Bruce Lee was an entertainer in China. He performed on stage and in films as a child actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Earned a Black Belt at 13</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Lee earned a black belt in kung fu at the age of 13 and went on to become an instructor in the martial art.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Father of MMA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Lee is considered by many to be the father of modern mixed martial arts (MMA). His influence on martial arts has been immense and he is credited with introducing it to the West.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Had a Degree in Philosophy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bruce Lee had a degree in philosophy from the University of Washington. He also studied poetry, drama, and literature, and was well known for his philosophical views.</p></div>


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