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THE MYTH PHOTOCALL CANNES
(L-R)Tony Leung Ka Fai,Mallika Sheraw,Stanley Tong,Kim Hee-Seon and Jackie Chan at the photocall of their new movie "The Myth" at the 58th Cannes film festival on Tuesday April 17 2005. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (Chinese: 梁朝偉; pinyin: Liáng Cháowěi; Cantonese Yale: Lèung Chìuh Wáih; born 27 June 1962) is a Cannes Film Festival and five-time Hong Kong Film Award-winning Chinese film and television actor. He has also won the Golden Horse Film Awards thrice (in 1994, 2003 and 2007). He has been a major film star since the 1990s.

To distinguish himself from fellow actor Tony Leung Ka-Fai, he is known colloquially in Hong Kong as "Little Tony", while Ka-Fai is known as "Big Tony", nicknames which correspond to the actors' respective physical statures.

Leung is a Toisanese-Chinese born in Hong Kong, though his family came from Taishan, Guangdong, China. Leung's early childhood was punctuated with parents' quarrels and arguments about money. A mischievous boy in his early years, Leung's personality changed when his father, a chronic gambler, left the family when he was eight; he and his younger sister were brought up single-handedly by their mother.

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