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Peter WOO Kwong-ching JP (Chinese:吳光正) (born 1946) is a Hong Kong businessman. He is the Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf Holdings Limited.

Full NamePeter Woo
Net Worth$7.2 Billion
Date Of Birth1946
Place Of BirthShanghai, China
Height1.64 m
EducationSt Stephen's College, University of Cincinnati, Columbia Business School
SpouseBessie Pao-Woo (m. 1973)
ChildrenDouglas Woo, Jennifer Woo, Jacqueline Woo
ParentsWu Zhuoyun
AwardsHong Kong Film Award for Best Director, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film Editing, Saturn Award for Best Director, Asian Film Award for Top-Grossing Film Director
NominationsHong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay, Asian Film Award for Best Director, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Dramatic Series
MoviesThe Killer, Hard Boiled, A Better Tomorrow, Face/Off, Red Cliff, The Crossing, Hard Target, Mission: Impossible II, Bullet in the Head, A Better Tomorrow II, Once a Thief, Broken Arrow, Paycheck, Reign of Assassins, Heroes Shed No Tears, Windtalkers, Just Heroes, Last Hurrah for Chivalry, Hand of De...
1Frequent use of slow motion
2Final confrontations often take place near the ocean
3Birthmark on the dorsum of his nose
4His lead characters, whether good or bad, always have a code of conduct which includes a strict vow never to harm or kill innocent people. In many of his films, these lead characters often fight against villains with no such code who freely kill innocent people without remorse.
5Often puts the opponents in his movies in verbal confrontation in different parts of a room, usually seperated by a wall or other object.
6Berettas are mainly used as the main character's gun in his movies
7Frequently uses unusual weapons to change the course of hand-to-hand combat scenes.
8His characters often mimic the actions of other their counterparts, typically accompanied by flashbacks of those scenes.
9[thrown gun]: One character throws a gun to another character
10[guns]: "Mexican Standoff", involving two characters pointing guns at each others heads. Also mimicked by Quentin Tarantino
11[reflection]: characters are often alerted to danger by seeing a reflection
12[guns]: characters often use a gun in each hand
13Slow motion or freeze-frame sequences
14Since making films in the U.S., Woo has started to use doves as a symbol for peace in his films. They are often pictured flying away as the shooting begins.
15Scenes of hyperkinetic, chereographed action
16Frequently works with Yun-Fat Chow
17Uses pleasant music that heavily contrasts with some of the more violent action on screen.
1[on working with Jean-Claude Van Damme] That's a long story. About five or six years ago, I got many offers from Hollywood studios. The producer and script writers [for Hard Target (1993)] flew to Hong Kong to see me and they asked me to do the picture. [Van Damme was being considered to star.] Van Damme wanted a change, he wanted to prove himself as an actor. And he asked me to do the film. I thought I could do some magic. I know myself; I'm pretty sure of my abilities of how to make an actor look great on the screen, make him look like a hero. I thought I could do the same thing with Van Damme, like how I used to do with Yun-Fat Chow. So I wanted to help him. At the same time, I wanted a new experience, of working in Hollywood, so I took the chance and chose to do Hard Target (1993). The original script was pretty good. And I did try to do the things that I did with Yun-Fat Chow and tried to make Van Damme look different.
2[on Dolph Lundgren] Directors have generally overlooked Dolph's great sense of humor. He's very funny.
3[on Mean Streets (1973)] I saw this film before I directed my first movie. Even after I directed my first movie, I didn't have much confidence. I must confess, I think I started a little too young. I should have learned more. I started with some kung-fu movies and comedies. After I watched "Mean Streets", it made me feel ashamed--"Why don't I make a movie like that? Tell a true story?"
4[on Akira Kurosawa] I love Kurosawa's movies, and I got so much inspiration from him. He is one of my idols and one of the great masters.
5[on his childhood living in a Hong Kong slum] I had to fight to survive. Whenever I got beat up, I got upset, I also ran into the theater to watch a movie. But I have a very strong character, I never surrender, I [am] never afraid, no matter how big they are, how cruel they are, they never beat me down. I didn't have money. I just sneaked in or watched the movie from the peephole. I have found my heaven in musicals. When I watch a musical, it makes me believe life is still beautiful. There are still a lot of beautiful people in the world. So I like the costumes, I love the song, I love all those smiles, I love those dance. In theater I found my heaven.
6[on working in Hollywood] Even though I enjoyed the opportunity to work in Hollywood, I never got used to their system. I didn't like much of the studio people. Well, there are too much politics and so much going on, and a lot of them have nothing to do with the movie. It's all about power, it's all about egos.
7[on Tom Cruise] When he talks, he has so much energy it's almost like he's dancing. So I used that to choreograph his action scenes.
8I like doves. They look so beautiful, like a woman. For me they represent peace and love and purity. And sometimes they're seen as the messengers of God, so they're important to me because I'm a Christian.
9I'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.
1He was asked to direct GoldenEye (1995). He turned it down, but was honored to be asked.
2Despite the intense gunfighting in his films, he claims that in real-life he has a pacifist temperament and does not even own a gun.
3Brandon Lee wanted him to direct Rapid Fire (1992) but the producers were strongly against it, as they wanted a martial arts film and not the stylized films that Woo made.
4He has never owned a car.
5His family's roots are in Guangxi in southern China.
6Lives in Pacific Palisades, California.
7Is production partners with Terence Chang.
8French director Jean-Pierre Melville has had the most influence on Woo; he based his film The Killer (1989) ("The Killer") on Le Samouraï (1967).
9He uses doves as a symbolic device. They represent the character's soul as being saved.
10He is the fifth Chinese director after Hark Tsui to join the board of judges for Cannes Film Festival (the 58th, in 2005).
11Two of his films are listed in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of The Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures on March 2005. They are The Killer (1989) and A Better Tomorrow (1986) (ranking 42 and 2, respectively).
12His film The Killer (1989) ("The Killer") (alongside City on Fire (1987) (City on Fire) by Ringo Lam) was one of the inspirations for Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs (1992). Although the plot came from "City on Fire", a lot of the style of "Reservoir Dogs" (e.g., the suits, the Mexican standoffs, the double guns) came from "The Killer" as well as Woo's work in general.
13When trying to convince Universal to get him to direct Hard Target (1993), Jean-Claude Van Damme championed Woo as "the Martin Scorsese of Asia".
14He is the first Asian director ever to make a mainstream Hollywood film (Hard Target (1993)).
15Woo's many American admirers include the likes of Martin Scorsese, Sam Raimi (who compared his mastery of action to Alfred Hitchcock's mastery of suspense) and Quentin Tarantino (who, replying to a studio executive saying "I suppose Woo can direct action scenes" said "Sure, and Michelangelo can paint ceilings!").
16First job was working for Shaw Brothers studios as an assistant director to Cheh Chang. Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah are his favorite directors.
17Trademark: Birds: Many Woo films include slow-motion sequences of birds (usually doves)


Nanjing 19371995producer
He ping fan dian1995producer
Die xue jie tou1990producer
A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon1989producer
Ying xiong wu lei1986producer
A Better Tomorrow1986producer
Zhua gui te gong dui1985producer
Gu lian hua1985producer
Liang zhi lao hu1985producer
Nuts!2016/IIShort executive producer
7 Brothers2011TV Series executive producer
Sai de ke · ba lai: Cai hong qiao2011producer
Sai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi2011producer
A Better Tomorrow2010executive producer
Jian yu2010producer
Yao tiao shen shi2009supervising producer
Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia2009producer
Red Cliff2008chief producer / producer
Appleseed Ex Machina2007producer
Tian tang kou2007producer
Stranglehold2007Video Game producer
The Glass Beads2005Short producer
The Robinsons: Lost in Space2004TV Movie executive producer
Bulletproof Monk2003producer
Red Skies2002TV Movie executive producer
Blackjack1998TV Movie executive producer
The Big Hit1998executive producer
The Replacement Killers1998executive producer
Once a Thief: Family Business1998TV Movie executive producer
Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother1997TV Movie executive producer
Once a Thief1996TV Series executive producer - 1997-1998
Once a Thief1996TV Movie executive producer
Lang man feng bao1996executive producer / producer


Baat Bou Bunannounced
The Crossing 22015
The Crossing2014/I
Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia2009
Red Cliff2008
Stranglehold2007Video Game
All the Invisible Children2005segment "Song Song and Little Cat"
The Robinsons: Lost in Space2004TV Movie
Mission: Impossible II2000
Blackjack1998TV Movie
Once a Thief1996TV Movie
Broken Arrow1996
Hard Target1993
Hard Boiled1992
Zong heng si hai1991
Die xue jie tou1990
Just Heroes1989
The Killer1989
A Better Tomorrow II1987
Ying xiong wu lei1986
A Better Tomorrow1986
Liang zhi lao hu1985
Xiao jiang1985
Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen1982
Mo deng tian shi1982
Hua ji shi dai1981
Qian zuo guai1980
Last Hurrah for Chivalry1979
Ha luo, ye gui ren1978
Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou1978
Fa qian han1977
Shao Lin men1976as Wu Yu Sheng
Dinü hua1976as Yusen Wu
Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui1975as Wu Yu-shen
Tie han rou qing1974
Sijie1968Short co-director


A Better Tomorrow2010original screenplay
Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia2009screenplay
Red Cliff2008screenplay
Once a Thief: Family Business1998TV Movie based on the film by
Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother1997TV Movie based on the film by
Hard Boiled1992story
Zong heng si hai1991screenplay / story
Die xue jie tou1990
The Killer1989written by
A Better Tomorrow II1987
Ying xiong wu lei1986
A Better Tomorrow1986written by
Xiao jiang1985screenplay
Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen1982screenplay
Mo deng tian shi1982
Hua ji shi dai1981
Qian zuo guai1980screenplay / story
Last Hurrah for Chivalry1979
Ha luo, ye gui ren1978writer
Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou1978writer
Fa qian han1977
Shao Lin men1976
Dinü hua1976as Yusen Wu
Nu zi tai quan qun ying hui1975
Tie han rou qing1974
Sijie1968Short as Ng Yu Chen


Hollywood's Best Film Directors2014TV Series
Jian dang wei ye2011Lin Sen
Jian guo da ye2009Liu Wenhui (scenes deleted)
Team-Up: John Woo and Shinji Aramaki2008Video short
Stranglehold2007Video GameMr. Woo (voice)
Yit huet jui keung1997Police Chief
Hard Boiled1992Mr. Woo (uncredited)
Twin Dragons1992Priest (as John Wu)
Hao men ye yan1991Man on Stairs
Zong heng si hai1991Stanley Wu (uncredited)
Yong chuang tian xia1990Kwong
Die xue jie tou1990Policeman
Jin ye xing guang can lan1988Father Fan
Tie jia wu di Ma Li Ya1988
Heng cai san qian wan1987Ling's Husband
A Better Tomorrow1986Inspector Wu
Gu lian hua1985
Ba cai Lin Ya Zhen1982John Wu
Qian zuo guai1980
Shen tou miao tan shou duo duo1979
Da sha xing yu xiao mei tou1978Miss Chen's father
Shao Lin men1976Scholar Cheng
Tie han rou qing1974
Man zhou ren1973
Accidentaly1968ShortYoung Man
Sijie1968ShortYoung Artist

Assistant Director

Chu ba1973assistant director - as Wu Yu Shen
Man zhou ren1973assistant director - as Yu-Shen Wu
Ci Ma1973assistant director - as Wu Yu Shen
Si qi shi1972assistant director - as Wu Yu Shen
Nian qing ren1972assistant director
Jin tian bu shang ke1972assistant director - as Yu-shen Wu
The Water Margin1972assistant director - as Yu Sheng Wu
Boxer from Shantung1972assistant director


Chi bi: Jue zhan tian xia2009presenter
Red Cliff2008presenter
The Replacement Killers1998advisor - uncredited / technical consultant - uncredited
American Cinema1995TV Series documentary title designer
Ban jin ba liang1976planner - as John Y.S. Woo


Hard Boiled1992
Die xue jie tou1990
Mo deng tian shi1982

Camera Department

Yao tiao shen shi2009camera operator
Ying hung jing juen1986action unit photography


The Industry2015TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
The Prisoners Dilemma2012Short special thanks
The Suppressor2011special thanks
Calibre 92011dedicatee
Crank Up2010Short dedicatee
Vixen Highway 2006: It Came from Uranus!2010special thanks
Little Red Riding Hood2009/IVideo short special thanks
Jian guo da ye2009special thanks
Heroic Bloodshed2008Short in tribute to
Ten Dead Men2008inspiration, thanks and love to the works of
Wings of Defeat2007Documentary special thanks
Street of Pain2003Short special thanks
Chow Yun-Fat Goes Hollywood2001Video documentary short special thanks
Psycho1998special thanks
Diablo1996Video Game thanks


Ken San2016DocumentaryHimself
Kurosawa's Way2011DocumentaryHimself
At the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
A Moment in Time2010DocumentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Secret's Out2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Rotten Tomatoes Show2009TV SeriesHimself - Director
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
World Film Report2009TV SeriesHimself
Bokura no jidai2008TV SeriesHimself
John Woo: A Life in Pictures2007Video shortHimself
The Light and the Dark: The Making of 'Face/Off'2007Video documentaryHimself
Mission: Remarkable - 40 Years of Creating the Impossible2006Video documentary shortHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Chang Cheh & le sabreur manchot2005Video documentary shortHimself
From Hong Kong to Hollywood: The Making of John Woo2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
L'art de la guerre2004Video documentary shortHimself
Remembering the Future: Paycheck & the Worlds of Philip K. Dick2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Paycheck: Designing the Future2004Video documentary shortHimself
Retrofitting 'Paycheck'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tempting Fate: The Stunts of 'Paycheck'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHimself
The Code Talkers: A Secret Code of Honor2003Video documentary shortHimself
Windtalkers: Fly-On-the-Set Scene Diaries2003Video documentary shortHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinema Hong Kong: Wu Xia2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
John Woo: Bullet in the Plate2002DocumentaryHimself
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture2002TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute2002TV SpecialHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
2001 ABC World Stunt Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Mission: Improbable2000TV ShortHimself
Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2'2000Video documentary shortHimself
M:I-2 Impossible Shots2000Video documentary shortHimself
M:I-2 Mission Incredible2000Video shortHimself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The RDA2000TV SeriesHimself
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Making of 'Blackjack'1998Video shortHimself
Jackie Chan: My Story1998Video documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1997TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1996TV Series documentary shortHimself
Cinema of Vengeance1994DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Rémy Julienne: 50 ans de cascades2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Jackie Chan: Fast, Funny and Furious2002Video documentaryHimself

Won Awards

2015Samurai AwardTokyo International Film Festival
2012UNESCO AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsSai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi (2011)
2012UNESCO AwardAsia Pacific Screen AwardsSai de ke · ba lai: Tai yang qi (2011)
2010Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsTop-Grossing Film DirectorChi bi Part II: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)
2010Career Golden LionVenice Film Festival
2009Huabiao Film AwardHuabiao Film AwardsOutstanding Abroad DirectorChi bi (2008)
2009Outstanding Contribution to Chinese CinemaShanghai International Film Festival
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Internet Video PremiereHostage (2002)
2001Action Movie Director AwardWorld Stunt Awards
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorFace/Off (1997)
1997Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmFace/Off (1997)
1997Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International DirectorFace/Off (1997)
1997Jury Grand PrizeSweden Fantastic Film FestivalFace/Off (1997)
1993Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Film EditingLat sau san taam (1992)
1992Best EditingAsia-Pacific Film FestivalLat sau san taam (1992)
1991Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest Film EditingDie xue jie tou (1990)
1990Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorDip huet seung hung (1989)
1987Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest PictureYing hung boon sik (1986)
1986Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest DirectorYing hung boon sik (1986)

Nominated Awards

2010Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest FilmChi bi Part II: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)
2010Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorChi bi Part II: Jue zhan tian xia (2009)
2009Asian Film AwardAsian Film AwardsBest DirectorChi bi (2008)
2009Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorChi bi (2008)
1998GeminiGemini AwardsBest Dramatic SeriesOnce a Thief (1996)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorHard Target (1993)
1992Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorZong heng si hai (1991)
1992Best FilmMystfestLat sau san taam (1992)
1991Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorDie xue jie tou (1990)
1990Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Supporting ActorYong chuang tian xia (1990)
1990Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Film EditingDie xue jie tou (1990)
1990Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ScreenplayDip huet seung hung (1989)
1987Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest DirectorYing hung boon sik (1986)
1987Hong Kong Film AwardHong Kong Film AwardsBest ScreenplayYing hung boon sik (1986)
1986Golden Horse AwardGolden Horse Film FestivalBest Feature FilmYing hung boon sik (1986)

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