Bolo Yeung Autographed Enter The Dragon photo with Bruce Lee
Authentic Bolo Yeung Autographed Enter The Dragon photo with Bruce Lee. Photo measures 8×10″ and signed in blue marker pen. Obtained in person Edinburgh 2019 (shown in photo).
Bolo Yeung born, 3rd July 1946. Began his martial arts training at the age of 10 in Guangzhou, Guangdong; where he studied under several kung fu masters. Growing up, he took an interest in bodybuilding, and later became Mr. Hong Kong bodybuilding champion. He would cycle for 1 hour then do weights for an hour. He held the title for ten years. Because of his impressively muscular physique, he was chosen for several bad guy roles in films produced by Shaw Brothers Studios, such as The Heroic Ones, The Deadly Duo, Angry Guest and others. He left Shaw Brothers in 1971.
Furthermore, Bolo met Bruce Lee while the two were filming a Winston cigarettes commercial. A friendship emerged and Bruce Lee invited him to star in Enter the Dragon, where he became known as “Bolo”, the name of the character he portrayed. The two became close friends during the filming of Enter the Dragon, where Bruce and Bolo worked very closely on technique training. Bolo once stated in an interview, many years after Lee’s death, “There will never be another Bruce Lee; and I am privileged to have had the honor of calling him friend.”
During the 1970s and ’80s, Bolo Yeung autographed starred in a number of kung fu films; but his breakout film was Bloodsport, based on the claims of Frank Dux. Shot on a $US 1.5 Million budget, it became a US box-office hit in the spring of 1988. Jean-Claude Van Damme had the leading role as Frank Dux, while Bolo Yeung autographed played the role of Chong Li. A strong friendship formed on the set of Bloodsport; and Van Damme wanted no one but Bolo to play against him in the film (Double Impact) set in East Asia.