Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

April 2 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the sixteen stars featured in new posters for the "Expendables 3" movie.
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Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

Bruce Willis wanted $1M a day for 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Willis walked away from "The Expendables 3" because he wanted to be paid $1 million a day for four days work, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

Harrison Ford replaces Bruce Willis in 'Expendables 3'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone said via Twitter Bruce Willis will be replaced by fellow Hollywood icon Harrison Ford in "Expendables 3," which starts filming this month.
Jet Li, Habitat to build houses in China

Jet Li, Habitat to build houses in China

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Film star Jet Li is teaming with Habitat for Humanity to build and repair houses in China in 2010-11, the organization announced Tuesday.

'Dark Knight' holds off 'The Mummy'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Batman beat the Mummy this weekend, holding on to the No. 1 ranking in U.S. theaters, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

China wants changes made to 'Mummy'

BEIJING, July 11 (UPI) -- Government censors reportedly are demanding changes be made to "The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" before the movie is released in China.

'Forbidden Kingdom' is golden

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- The kung fu adventure flick "The Forbidden Kingdom" opened at No. 1 in U.S. movie theaters this weekend, estimated gate receipts show.

'Warlords' wins 8 Hong Kong film prizes

HONG KONG, April 14 (UPI) -- "The Warlords," starring martial arts icon Jet Li, has earned eight prizes, including the one for best picture at the Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony.

'Mummy' flick to premiere early in China

SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The latest installment of Hollywood's blockbuster "Mummy" franchise will debut in Beijing a week before its U.S. release, Variety.com reported Wednesday.

Jet Li breaks Chinese salary record

BEIJING, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Action hero Jet Li's new film, "The Warlords," has made him the highest paid actor in a Chinese-language movie, the BBC reported Monday.

Bello signs up for 'Mummy' role

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- The third incarnation of "The Mummy" is getting a new leading lady with Maria Bello replacing Rachel Weisz in the Hollywood action-adventure film. Bello will portray Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell, the role played by Weisz in the first two "Mummy" movies, Vari

Jet Li set to star in China's 'Ci Ma'

BEIJING, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Action movie star Jet Li will appear in Chinese director Peter Ho-Sun Chan's new movie "Ci Ma," but not as a martial artist.

Jet Li to tone down his action films

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Martial arts movie star Jet Li says he is giving up the violent part of action films, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Jet Li added to suit against 'Fearless'

BEIJING, March 27 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed in Beijing seeking to halt the release of "Fearless" has added star Jet Li to the list of defendants, it was reported Monday.

Grandson contests hero's movie image

BEIJING, March 9 (UPI) -- A kung-fu hero's grandson is taking legal action to stop further showings of the hit movie "Fearless" as it allegedly damages his family's reputation. Huo Shoujin, 81, grandson of martial arts hero Huo Yuanjia, filed the case at Beijing's Haidian District
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Li Lianjie (born April 26, 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese martial artist, actor, wushu champion, and international film star who has currently taken up citizenship and resides in Singapore. After three years of intensive training with Wu Bin, Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team. After retiring from wushu at age 17, he went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He went on to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time In China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei Hung. His first role in a Hollywood film was as a villain in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), but his first Hollywood film leading role was in Romeo Must Die (2000). He has gone on to star in many Hollywood action films, most recently starring beside Jackie Chan in The Forbidden Kingdom (2008), also with Mark Dacascos in Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) and as the titular villain in The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor (2008) opposite Brendan Fraser. He is set to star in the upcoming film The Expendables.

Li was born Li Lianjie in Beijing, People's Republic of China. Li's father died when he was two, leaving the family to struggle on its own, with Li being the youngest of two boys and two girls.

Li was eight when his talent for wushu was noticed at a summer course at school, and he began his practice there. Li participated in the sport of wushu in the non-sparring event. He began his wushu on the Beijing Wushu Team, an athletic group organized to perform martial arts forms during the All China Games. As a member of the team, he received wushu training and went on to win fifteen gold medals and one silver medal in Chinese wushu championships. According to Li, once, as a child, when the Chinese National Wushu Team went to perform for President Richard Nixon in the United States, he was asked by Nixon to be his personal bodyguard. Li replied, "I don't want to protect any individual. When I grow up, I want to defend my one billion Chinese countrymen!" which earned him much respect in his homeland.

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