John WOO

吳 宇森
Family name (in kanji):
Given name (in kanji): 宇森
Date of birth: 1946-05-01
Hometown: Guangzhou, China (birthplace)
Favorites:
Fan of Martin Scorcese films
Fans of movies directed by Jean Pierre Mellville and featuring Alain Delon
About:
Height: 5'4" (164 cm)
One of Hong Kong's most famous directors, John Woo's many partnerships with Chow Yun-Fat made them both very famous world-wide. Woo started directing North American films with Hard Target (1993, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme) and had major success with Broken Arrow (1996, starring John Travolta and Christian Slater), Face/Off (1997, starring Travolta and Nicholas Cage) and Mission: Impossible 2 (2000, starring Tom Cruise). He has not directed a movie in Asia since Hard Boiled (starring Chow Yun-Fat) in 1992; he has, however produced a few, including The Peace Hotel and the upcoming Appleseed sequel.
Non-anime staff credits:
Director for "A Better Tomorrow II" (HK Crime drama sequel, 1987)
Director for "A Better Tomorrow" (HK crime drama, 1986)
Director for "A Bullet In The Head" (HK war drama, 1990)
Director for "Blackjack" (straight-to-video action film, 1998)
Director for "Broken Arrow" (action-drama, 1996)
Director for "Face/off" (Action-drama, 1997)
Director for "Hard Target" (Action flick, 1993)
Director for "Mission Impossible II" (action sequel, 2000)
Director for "Once a Thief" (American tv remake, 1996)
Director for "Once a Thief" (HK action comedy, 1991)
Director for "Paycheck" (Cyberpunk adventure, 2003)
Director for "Strangehold" (VG, 2006)
Director for "The Hire: Hostage" (Promotional BMW short, 2002)
Director for "The Killer" (HK Crime drama, 1989)
Director for "Windtalkers" (war drama, 2002)
Executive Producer for "The Big Hit" (Action/comedy, 1998)
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Staff in:
Appleseed: Ex Machina (movie) : Producer

Cast in:
Sōten Kōro (TV) as Shí Chángshì X (TV version; ep 4)
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