Donnie Yen to Leave Handprints in Hollywood

By on November 16, 2016 in NEWS

Donnie Yen to Leave Handprints in Hollywood

With starring roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and xXx: Return of Xander CageDonnie Yen (甄子丹) has secured his spot in Hollywood. The 53-year-old will be leaving his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard on November 30.

Donnie expressed his gratitude in receiving this honor. Donnie said, “It’s an honor to be given this recognition – I want to thank everyone who have appreciated my work in the film industry. I hope to continue doing more for China!”

The TCL Chinese Theatre has over 200 handprints, footprints, and autographs on the concrete. After Jackie Chan (成龍), who gave his handprints in 1997 and 2013, Donnie is another major Chinese martial arts star to leave his mark there.

Although only receiving the honor now, Donnie was already active in Hollywood several years ago when he was an action choreographer. A bankable star in Asia for years, Donnie’s excellent performance in the highly acclaimed Ip Man <葉問> propelled his career to new heights globally.

Hollywood critics have said, “In Ip Man, Donnie’s portrayal as Bruce Lee’s teacher brought his acting career to a new level. Historical films about martial arts heroes have generally done well in Asia and at the same time, they’ve managed to create buzz around the world. After the sequels were released, Donnie became even more successful. The series managed to propel Donnie to the top of the list for martial arts heroes.”

Donnie is sure to set fans abuzz with the December 16th release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the January 20th release of xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which he stars alongside Vin Diesel.


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