Bruce Lee Statue on Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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Bruce Lee Statue on Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui.

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The film industry continued to portray the Hollywood version of life in China with action movies starring characters like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. The films idealized martial arts, which caused the sport to grow in popularity in the US in the 1970s and 80s as children wanted to replicate the actors they saw in films. These movies were the first time that many children were seeing a Chinese character as the good guy and hero. It was contrary to what many of their parents experienced with McCarthyism and the Red Scare that had happened in Hollywood only a decade prior to Lee’s most famous film, Enter the Dragon.

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August 13, 2006


Photograph of Bronze statue

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2.5 meters tall


Statue Sculpted by Cat Chon-en, Photographed by Ian Muttoo

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