- NAME: Bruce Lee
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor, Martial Arts Expert
- BIRTH DATE: November 27, 1940
- DEATH DATE: July 20, 1973
- EDUCATION: University of Washington
- PLACE OF BIRTH: San Francisco, California
- PLACE OF DEATH: Hong Kong, China
- AKA: Li Jun Fan
- AKA: Bruce Jun Fan Lee
- AKA: Bruce Lee
- Full Name: Lee Jun Fan
- AKA: Jun Fan Lee
- AKA: Jun Fan Li
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Bruce Lee was a revered martial artist, actor and filmmaker known for movies like Fists of Fury and Enter the Dragon as well as the technique Jeet Kune Do.
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Lee's legacy helped pave the way for broader depictions of Asian Americans in cinema and created a whole new breed of action hero--a mold filled with varying degrees of success by actors like Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme,
Lee's life has been depicted in the 1993 film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, based on the 1975 Linda Lee memoir Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew, and the 2009 documentary How Bruce Lee Changed the World. And in the summer of 2013, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum opened the exhibition "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu. Art. Life."
Lee's legacy as a premier martial artist continues to be revered as well. Daughter Shannon Lee was largely involved in the 2011 update of her father's instructional guide Tao of Jeet Kune Do.
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