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Most annoying character or actor in Kung Fu

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Yeah I have to defend Dean Shek. His characters for the most part are written to be annoying/creepy/general antagonist, and as such he delivers his performances beautifully. In Drunken Master for example, just the right level of being a bastard. Master Rocking despite how ridiculous it is, always makes me laugh, and lets face it, if he couldn't hack the fight sequences then he wouldn't have worked for long, but as it is (I don't know if he was trained as Sammo etc were but he always looks the part when fighting onscreen anyway)

Most annoying character in a kung fu film? Hm. Can I vote for Chris Tucker in the Rush Hour movies?

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Wei Ping Ao often plays the Chinese traitor to his country or his village working for the Japanese or for the bandits, such as in the Shaws' Downhill They Ride...It's not only in Bruce Lee's movies, but I'm sure that many people here know that.

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On 9/27/2019 at 11:34 AM, Graeme Of Death said:

 

 

 

However,  I was watching Executioners From Shaolin again and this fella definitely gives Dean a run for his money

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He imo is not most annoying character in movie, but someone in this scene is. Hint; it`s not Lo Lieh...

 

 

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On 10/24/2019 at 9:05 PM, CT KID said:

Whimpy, sissy Paul Wei in Way of the Dragon was irritating and had some jacked up teeth. Funny thing is word was he was quite the ladie's man in real life.

I was almost certain Wei Ping Ao was gay, and said in an interview had been openly gay for a long time and Bruce Lee knew of it too. Maybe he's bisexual.

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3 hours ago, TheKungFuRobber said:

I was almost certain Wei Ping Ao was gay, and said in an interview had been openly gay for a long time and Bruce Lee knew of it too. Maybe he's bisexual.

Well damn, you might be right then. I  thought I had read somewhere years ago that he was a womanizer but it may have been someone that played an effeminate part similar to him and I got them mixed up. He had to have been playing a gay character in WOTD though lol. 

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On 9/27/2019 at 4:34 AM, Graeme Of Death said:

Now, I'm sure the much maligned Dean Shek will get a good few votes. I'd give him top marks for Master Rocking in The Odd Couple, he's almost unbearable to watch in that one.

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However,  I was watching Executioners From Shaolin again and this fella definitely gives Dean a run for his money

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He spends the first 3rd of the film rather creepily obsessed with Chen Kuan Tai going to bed with his new wife and if I remember correctly plays a similar character in Heroes of the East where he is rather fixated on Gordon Lui's Japanese wife.

 

So which actors or characters make you want to scratch your eyes out?

I kinda liked this guy in Executioners From Shaolin cause he was a loyal buddy to Hung Sze Kwon and sacrificed his life to save him and help him get away from  Bei Mei.

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3 hours ago, TheKungFuRobber said:

Here is an interview he did some years ago before he sadly passed away.

I never knew he was gay in real life,  that explains alot about his character in the movie. Guess he was just acting natural  and not trying to exaggerate in WOTD, although the guy that did the voice for him in the English version seemed to be trying to. He was good at playing weasley characters that made people dislike and loathe him like in Fist of Fury so he  did his job well. Sorry to hear he passed away, thanks for posting the video.

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On 10/28/2019 at 1:02 AM, CT KID said:

Guess he was just acting natural  and not trying to exaggerate in WOTD, although the guy that did the voice for him in the English version seemed to be trying to.

 

I think he's playing it over the top, and that's how Bruce Lee wanted him to be?. He was certainly a great actor, and perhaps the best one among the Way of The Dragon cast?. As charismatic as Bruce Lee was, he didnt steal the limelight from Paul Wei Ping-Ao. When he was sharing screen time with him.

 

 

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6 hours ago, DragonClaws said:

 

I think he's playing it over the top, and that's how Bruce Lee wanted him to be?. He was certainly a great actor, and perhaps the best one among the Way of The Dragon cast?. As charismatic as Bruce Lee was, he didnt steal the limelight from Paul Wei Ping-Ao. When he was sharing screen time with him.

 

 

Now that I think about it DC, I believe you're right  Bruce probably wanted him to flame it up and had the wardrobe guy dress bim up in those flamboyant outfits and scarves too. He played the part well and probably had the HK audience both irritated/annoyed and openly laughing at his performance.

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