A big Congratulations is going out to Hong Kong action icon Donnie Yen as on November 30, he will have his handprints imprinted at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Yen, who has followed in the footsteps of Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Gordon Liu, to become one of Hong Kong action cinema’s greatest talents, has not one, but two major Hollywood films in the next two months.
Yen will appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16, 2016 followed by XxX: Return of Xander Cage on January 20, 2017. The TCL Chinese Theater has handprints of over 200 celebrities with Yen being the latest Chinese-born performer to add his prints following Jackie Chan, John Woo, Feng Xiaogang, Justin Lin, Vicki Zhao, and Huang Xiaoming.
Yen was already a star in Hong Kong cinema for his prolific style of choreography, especially from 2005, using mixed martial arts in his choreography. However, it was 2008’s Ip Man that propelled Yen to international superstardom. Yen had attempted Hollywood before with roles in 2000’s Highlander: Endgame, a small role in 2002’s Blade II, and 2003’s Shanghai Knights. However, like Jackie Chan, Yen will have a resurgence in Hollywood and here’s hoping that lightning will in fact strike twice for him!
Congratulations to Donnie Yen on this grand honor!!!