Stephen Chow Hasn’t Aged Well

The Hong Kong actor-turned-producer may be a film legend, but the years haven’t been so kind to his features.

A few days ago, Stephen Chow (周星馳) attended a private event for a Mainland Chinese mobile phone company; the 55-year-old movie star and the company are reportedly collaborating on a new project. The original poster remarked that Stephen is very handy and knowledgeable about technology.

As happy as netizens were to finally see the Journey to the West <西遊·降魔篇> producer again, they can’t help but comment on how much Master Sing has aged over the years, and that he looks like he’s pushing 70. Some netizens compared him to the much more youthful-looking Tony Leung Chiu-wai (梁朝偉), who is also 55 years old.

Stephen’s last onscreen film appearance as an actor was 2008’s CJ7 <長江七號>, which he also produced. He has since taken a step back to take up producing and directing work. Currently, he is working on The Mermaid 2 <美人魚2>.

Source: Eastweek

This article is written by Addy for

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  1. The guy just looks old because of how he’s dressed, and the white hair and facial hair. But if you actually look at his facial features, I actually think he looks younger than Tony Leung. Tony looks more haggard and wrinkly. Same with Andy Lau, who’s the same age.

    Stephen actually looks less worn out compared to those two.

    1. @theyenman All of the ones you mentioned look OLD to me. haha I mean they are only in their mid 50’s but all of them look much older than their age.

  2. Looks 55 to me. He is not known to be good looking so not looking young should be fine.

    1. @mangotango okaaay… So if a man is not good looking, it is okay for him to look oldish. So ugly men, or average looking men should not try to maintain their youth. Is that youthful retention only applicable for good looking men? Lol.

  3. I agree that if he gets rid of the salt and pepper facial stubble, dye his hair and dress better, Stephen Chow will look way better and younger. Who knows, he could be ill. Maybe he perfers to age naturally, just maybe. There are a few celebs who don’t want plastic surgery, Botox, or sheep cells injected into their bodies.

  4. Stephen Chow hasn’t aged anywhere near as the article suggests. He chose to represent this older image because Stephen Chow is Stephen Chow and he does not care what other people think. He’s a director and does not need to present his youthful looks…

    1. @jimmyszeto Totally agree. Stephen Chow was never an idol actor, so guy was never reliant on good looks to get by. He chose to age naturally, and thus looks like a normal 55 year old man.

      Just because he doesn’t do the plastic surgery, the botox, and dress 20 years younger than his age doesn’t mean he looks like he’s 70. Guys like Aaron Kwok, Simon Yam, and Michael Mui are not the norm, and they’re probably doing a ton of work in the background to cling to as much of their youthful looks as they can.

      The netizens who say Stephen looks like he’s pushing 70 are pretty clueless. It’s like they have never seen an old person before.

      1. @theyenman yeah, Stephen was never the type who spent 90 percent of his time and energy focusing on his looks. If Strphen choses to age naturally, then he has my vote in that aspect. As for Aaron, the man can’t evem crack a pure, genuine smile because of too much botox. His face looks weird, unnatural and freakish. Stephen does not look like seventy years old though. The persom who wrote the article is silly . Jet Li’s looks should not be evrn mentioned e I ther. Yes, he looks a little older than his age, but that is to be expected. After all the man suffers from hyperthyroidism, duh.

        No disrespect to Addy, I know you only translated the article, and was not the original writer.
        You deserve thanks for translating these article for those who can’t read chinese characters.

  5. He looks okay to me, it’s his style of white hair that probably makes the netizens comment that way.

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