|Chinese name: 吴宇森
Born: May 1, 1946
From: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Occupation: Director, producer, screenwriter, editor
Worked with Ziyi: 2 times
John Woo Yu-Sen SBS is a Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, Mexican standoffs, and frequent use of slow-motion. Woo has directed several notable Hong Kong action films, among them, A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled and Red Cliff. His Hollywood films include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2. He also created the comic series Seven Brothers, published by Virgin Comics. Woo was described by Dave Kehr in The Observer in 2002 as “arguably the most influential director making movies today”. Woo cites his three favorite films as David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï. —Wiki
♦ Ziyi and Gong Li were rumored to star in John Woo’s Red Cliff.