London, (ANI): Chinese action hero Jet Li became the highest
earning actor in a Chinese-language film after raking in a whooping
100m Yuan (6.5m pounds) for his latest movie. The 'Hero" star will
receive the amount for his role in The Warlords, a war epic based
on a Qing Dynasty story.
He also held the previous salary record for his role in the 2002
film Hero, where he earned 70m yuan (4.6m pounds). The director of
the film Peter Chan said that without Jet Li they wouldn"t have
dared to invest such a raking amount.
"Without Jet Li, we would not dare to invest 300m yuan in a
Chinese-language film," BCC quoted the director as telling Xinhua
news agency. The former national kung fu champion made his name in
Hong Kong films in the 1990s before moving on to Hollywood, where
he starred in films including Lethal Weapon 4 and Kiss of the
Dragon. He is currently filming The Mummy 3, playing a resurrected
ancient Chinese emperor. The Warlords is due to be released in Asia