Bruce Lee (Chinese: 李小龍; born Lee Jun-fan; 27 November 1940 – 20 July 1973) was a Chinese American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, and filmmaker. The founder of Jeet Kune Do, Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists to be one of the most influential martial artists of all time, and a pop culture icon of the 20th century. He is often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films.
A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.
Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Knowing is not enough, you must apply; willing is not enough, you must do.
|Full Name at Birth||Lee Jun-fan|
|Other Names||Little Dragon|
|Age||32 (age at death)|
|Date of Birth||November 27, 1940|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Date of Death||July 20, 1973|
|Location of Death||Kowloon Tong, British Hong Kong|
|Cause of Death||Cerebral Edema|
|Height||5' 7½" (171 cm)|
|University||Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States (No Degree)|
|Occupation||Actor, Martial Arts, Director, Producer|
|Claim to Fame||Enter the Dragon|
|Father||Lee Hoi-chuen (1901–65)|
|Mother||Grace Ho (1907–96)|