Michael Chan Wai-man was born in Hong Kong in 1946. He started practicing martial arts at the age of 14, and began competing in boxing championships by the age of 20. In 1971 he won gold medals in several major competitions such as the International Martial Arts Tournament, South-East Asia Martial Arts Tournament and the Boxing Championships, and was subsequently invited to act in movies. His roles in Black List (1972), Love and Blood (1972) and The Good and the Bad made him an action star. Over a career spanning four decades, Chan has starred in over 160 films, specializing in assassin and Triad boss roles. His most notable films include Jumping Ash (1976), The Legal Illegals (1981), The Club (1981), The Cold Blooded Murder (1981), Crimson Street (1982), The Body is Willing (1983), Rocky’s Love Affairs (1985) and Carry on Yakuza (1989), etc. He won a nomination as Best Actor at the 2nd Hong Kong Film Awards for his role in Crimson Street. He served as investor on a number of productions including The Lonely Killer (1977), which he also co-directed with Yasuyoshi Shikamura, The Handcuff (1979), and Heaven of Hope (1999). He invested in as well as directed Gangland Odyssey (1990).
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||The Lonely Killer|