John Woo Overview

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Born: May 01, 1946

Born in Guangzho, Canton, China, John Woo moved with his family to Hong Kong in 1951 when communism came into power. He has described his childhood as being very rough, and at one point even witnessed someone getting killed in front of their home. Woo's first encounters with western cinema began in the days of his poor childhood. His mother, a fan of movies from the west, took him to the cinema regularly. Wizard of Oz was the first film he ever saw; a memory that would inspire him to... See All


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