Corey Yuen

Corey Yuen (Chinese: 元奎; pinyin: Yuán Kuí; Yale: Yuen4 Fui1); (born Ying Gang-ming February 15, 1951 in Hong Kong) (also credited as Corey Yuen Kwai and Yuen Kwai) is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer and action choreographer. He was a member of the Peking Opera Schools and one of the Seven Little Fortunes. Yuen is perhaps best known as Rubber Legs’ student in 1979 kung fu comedy film Dance of the Drunk Mantis. Yuen was one of Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao's best friends during their days in the China Drama Academy Peking Opera School. They spent those days training in a harshly disciplined style under the watch of Master Yu Jim-yuen. He would go to appear as an extra in Hong Kong action films during the "chop socky" era of the 1970s. In 1970s, Yuen had three Hwang Jang Lee films they were 1977 film Secret Rivals 2 as Silver Fox’s henchman, and 1977 film The Invincible Armour as Assassin, and 1979 film Dance of the Drunk Mantis as Rubber Legs’ student. In 1980s, Yuen played Devil Disciple Leader in 1983 film Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain, alongside Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao and Mang Hoi.


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