»   »   »  Jet Li breaks Chinese film salary record

Jet Li breaks Chinese film salary record

Posted By: Super Admin
Subscribe to Filmibeat
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS
For Daily Alerts

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007

    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 in December.

    Get all the buzzing scoop from the world of entertainment - Filmibeat

    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Filmibeat sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Filmibeat website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more