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Andy Lau Tak-Wah
- actor - singer - producer -

Andy Lau in Dance of a Dream (2001) Andy Lau in A Fighter's Blues (2000) Andy Lau in Running Out of Time (1999)

The People’s Idol, Andy Lau Tak-Wah, was born on September 27, 1961. Over the years, Lau has solidified his position as not only a superstar and Heavenly Sky King, but also as the hardest working entertainer in Hong Kong. His dedication and work ethic has won the respect and admiration of fans and critics alike. In little more than twenty years time, Lau has made over one hundred films and has maintained a successful singing career, to boot.

Lau joined TVB’s Artist Training Program in 1981. He was a fairly popular TV star until contract disputes led to him to be put in the “freezer” (they barred him from working). This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it allowed him to focus on developing his film career. Working extensively with populist director Wong Jing, he soon became a bankable star. He also appeared as gangster Wah-Dee in A Moment of Romance (1990), a role which has come to be regarded as Lau's most career-defining.

However, for many years the one thing Lau really wanted was to be taken seriously as an actor. He was previously nominated for various awards for his roles in As Tears Go By (1988) and Full Throttle (1995), but it wasn’t until 1999 that Lau finally got the recognition he so craved. He was awarded with a Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his performance in Johnnie To's Running Out of Time. In 2003, Lau won the award a second time, for his physically and emotionally demanding role as “Biggie”, a monk cursed with the ability to see the karmic fates of those around him, in Johnnie To’s Running on Karma (2003). In 2002, the Golden Horse Best Actor Award eluded Lau by the slimmest of margins (he lost by one vote to his IA co-star Tony Leung) for Infernal Affairs (2002), but the second time proved to be the charm and Lau was finally able to add the Golden Horse to his ginormous collection of awards when he won for his reprisal of the duplicitious triad mole Lau Kin-Ming in Infernal Affairs 3 (2003).

In recent years, Lau has also tried his hand at business, and started his own production company named Teamwork. Among the films produced by Teamwork have been the critically-acclaimed features Made in Hong Kong (1997) and The Longest Summer (1998), both directed by Fruit Chan. More recently, Lau has continued to demonstrate his ability as a box-office guarantee, headlining the Media Asia productions Infernal Affairs (2002), Cat and Mouse (2003), and Infernal Affairs 3 (2003). (Yinique 2004)

selected filmography
(actor unless otherwise noted)
Boat People (1982)
Home at Hong Kong (1983)
On the Wrong Track (1983)
Everlasting Love (1984)
Shanghai 13 (1985)
The Unwritten Law (1985)
Magic Crystal (1986)
Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1986)
Lucky Stars Go Places (1986)
Rich and Famous (1987)
Sworn Brothers (1987)
Tragic Hero (1987)
As Tears Go By (1988)
Crazy Companies (1988)
Crazy Companies 2 (1988)
The Dragon Family (1988)
In the Blood (1988)
Last Eunuch in China (1988)
The Romancing Star 2 (1988)
Three Against the World (1988)
The Truth (1988)
Walk On Fire (1988)
Bloody Brotherhood (1989)
Casino Raiders (1989)
China White (1989)
City Kids 1989 (1989)
Crocodile Hunter (1989)
The First Time is the Last Time (1989)
God of Gamblers (1989)
Little Cop (1989)
Long Arm of the Law III (1989)
News Attack (1989)
Perfect Match (1989)
Proud and Confident (1989)
The Romancing Star 3 (1989)
Runaway Blues (1989)
Stars and Roses (1989)
The Truth-Final Episode (1989)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Dragon in Jail (1990)
The Fortune Code (1990)
Gangland Odyssey (1990)
God of Gamblers 2 (1990)
A Home Too Far (1990)
Island Of Fire (1990)
Kawashima Yoshiko (1990)
Kung Fu vs. Acrobatic (1990)
A Moment of Romance (1990)
No Risk, No Gain (1990)
Return Engagement (1990)
The Banquet (1991)[cameo]
Casino Raiders 2 (1991)
Dances with the Dragon (1991)
Don't Fool Me (1991)
Hong Kong Godfather (1991)
The Last Blood (1991)
Lee Rock (1991)
Lee Rock II (1991)
Saviour of the Soul (1991)
The Tigers (1991)
Tricky Brains (1991)
Zodiac Killers (1991)
Casino Tycoon (1992)
Casino Tycoon 2 (1992)
Come Fly The Dragon (1992)
Gameboy Kids (1992)
Gun n' Rose (1992)
Handsome Siblings (1992)
The Moon Warriors (1992) 
The Prince Of Temple Street (1992)
Saviour of the Soul 2 (1992)
The Sting (1992)
What A Hero! (1992)
Days of Tomorrow (1993)
Future Cops (1993)
Perfect Exchange (1993)
Drunken Master II (1994)[cameo]
Drunken Master III (1994)
A Taste of Killing and Romance (1994)
The Three Swordsmen (1994)
Tian Di (1994)[also producer]
The Adventurers (1995)
Full Throttle (1995)
What a Wonderful World (1996)
A Moment of Romance 3 (1996) 
Shanghai Grand (1996) 
Thanks for Your Love (1996) 
Armageddon (1997)
Cause We Are So Young (1997)[cameo]
Made in Hong Kong (1997)[exec. producer only]
Island of Greed (1997) 
A True Mob Story (1998)
The Conman (1998) 
The Longest Summer (1998)[producer only]
Fascination Amour (1999)
Prince Charming (1999)
The Conmen in Vegas (1999) 
Century of the Dragon (1999) 
Running Out of Time (1999)
The Duel (2000)
Needing You... (2000) 
A Fighter's Blues (2000)[also producer]
Love On a Diet (2001)
Fulltime Killer (2001)[also producer]
Dance of a Dream (2001)[also producer]
Fat Choi Spirit (2002)
The Wesley's Mysterious File (2002)
Infernal Affairs (2002)
Golden Chicken (2002)[cameo]
Cat and Mouse (2003)
Give Them a Chance (2003)[cameo]
Running on Karma (2003)
Infernal Affairs III (2003)
Golden Chicken 2 (2003)
Magic Kitchen (2004)
Jiang Hu (2004)[also producer]
McDull, Prince de la Bun (2004)[voice only]
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Yesterday Once More (2004)
A World Without Thieves (2004) 
Wait 'Til You're Older (2005)
All About Love (2005)
I'll Call You (2006)[cameo]
The Shoe Fairy (2005)[exec. producer only]
Crazy Stone (2006)[exec. producer only]
My Mother is a Belly Dancer (2006)[cameo][exec. producer]
A Battle of Wits (2006)
Protégé (2007)
Brothers (2007)[also. exec. producer]
The Warlords (2007)
Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon (2008)
Look For a Star (2009)
The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Future X-Cops (2010)
Gallants (2010)[exec. producer only]
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010)
Shaolin (2011)
What Women Want (2011)[also exec. producer]
Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
A Simple Life (2011)
Cold War (2012)
Switch (2013)
Blind Detective (2013)
Firestorm (2013)[also producer]
Golden Chickensss (2014)
Lost and Love (2015)
Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Our Times (2015)[also exec. producer]
From Vegas to Macau III (2016)
The Bodyguard (2016)[1][also producer]
Mission Milano (2016)
The Great Wall (2016)
Railroad Tigers (2016)[cameo]
Shock Wave (2017)
The Adventurers (2017)
Chasing the Dragon (2017)
The White Storm 2: Drug Lords (2019)
Fagara (2019)
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