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Johnnie To

Film Director / Film Producer | * 04/22/1955 (65) | Hong Kong
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Johnnie To Kei-fung (born 22 April 1955) is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong, To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a variety of genres, though in the West he is best known for his action and crime movies, which have earned him critical respect and a cult following (which include Quentin Tarantino, who once said that he really loves to watch To's gangster films). To's biggest international successes include Breaking News, Election, Election 2 (a.k.a. Triad Election), Exiled, Mad Detective and Drug War; these films have appeared in a number of international film festivals, been distributed theatrically in France and the United States, and been widely sold to foreign countries.... ()
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Johnnie To Kei-Fung, born 22 April 1955, is a Hong Kong film director and producer. Popular in his native Hong Kong,  To has also found acclaim overseas. Intensely prolific, To has made films in a variety of genres, though in the West he is best known for his action and crime movies, which have earned him critical respect  and a cult following. His films, often made in collaboration with the same group of actors, screenwriters and cinematographers, frequently explore themes of friendship, fate and the changing face of Hong Kong society. Sometimes described as "multifaceted and chameleonic"  due to his ability to switch tones and genres between movies, To is nonetheless seen as having a consistent style, which involves mixing subdued realism and social observation with highly stylized visual and acting elements. To heads the Hong Kong-based production company Milkyway Image with his frequent co-director Wai Ka-Fai.

Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Drama | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Johnnie To

Medal of Honour Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director 3x Golden Horse Award for Best Director

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Movies with Johnnie To as Actor(7)

as himself2013 Boundless
as himself2010 Johnnie Got His Gun!
as himself2008 Code Name: Melville
as (archive footage)2004 Katanas, yakuzas y cintas de video
as himself2001 Hong Kong Superstars

Movies with Johnnie To as Crew(116)

Directing/Director2020 Election 3
Production/Producer2020 Election 3
Writing/Writer2020 Election 3
Writing/Screenplay2020 Election 3
Directing/Director2020 Septet: The Story of Hong Kong
Production/Producer2020 Septet: The Story of Hong Kong
Directing/Director2019 Chasing Dream
Production/Producer2019 Chasing Dream
Directing/Director2016 Three
Production/Producer2016 Three
Production/Producer2016 Trivisa
Directing/Director2015 Office
Production/Producer2015 Office
Directing/Director2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
Production/Producer2014 Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
Production/Executive Producer2013 A Complicated Story
Directing/Director2013 Blind Detective
Production/Producer2013 Blind Detective
Directing/Director2012 Romancing in Thin Air
Production/Producer2012 Motorway
Directing/Director2012 Drug War
Directing/Director2011 Life Without Principle
Production/Producer2011 Life Without Principle
Directing/Director2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Production/Producer2011 Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Production/Producer2009 Tactical Unit: Comrades in Arms
Directing/Director2009 Vengeance
Production/Producer2009 Vengeance
Production/Producer2009 Accident
Production/Producer2008 Tactical Unit - The Code
Directing/Director2008 Sparrow
Directing/Director2008 Linger
Production/Producer2008 Linger
Directing/Director2007 Triangle
Production/Executive Producer2007 Triangle
Production/Producer2007 Triangle
Production/Producer2007 Hooked on You
Directing/Director2007 Mad Detective
Production/Producer2007 Mad Detective
Production/Producer2007 Eye in the Sky
Production/Producer2006 2 Become 1
Directing/Director2006 Exiled
Directing/Director2006 Election 2
Directing/Director2005 Election
Production/Producer2005 Election
Directing/Director2004 Breaking News
Production/Producer2004 Breaking News
Directing/Director2004 Throw Down
Directing/Director2004 Yesterday Once More
Directing/Director2003 Love for All Seasons
Directing/Director2003 Running on Karma
Directing/Director2003 1:99 Shorts
Directing/Director2003 PTU
Directing/Director2003 Turn Left, Turn Right
Production/Producer2002 Second Time Around
Directing/Director2002 My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
Production/Producer2002 My Left Eye Sees Ghosts
Directing/Director2002 Fat Choi Spirit
Production/Producer2002 Fat Choi Spirit
Directing/Director2001 Wu Yen
Directing/Director2001 Running Out of Time 2
Directing/Director2001 Fulltime Killer
Production/Producer2001 Fulltime Killer
Production/Producer2001 Gimme Gimme
Directing/Director2001 Love on a Diet
Directing/Director2000 Needing You...
Directing/Director2000 Help!!!
Production/Producer2000 Spacked Out
Production/Producer2000 Comeuppance
Directing/Director1999 Running Out of Time
Production/Producer1999 Running Out of Time
Directing/Director1999 The Mission
Production/Producer1999 The Mission
Production/Producer1999 Sealed with a Kiss
Directing/Director1999 Where a Good Man Goes
Directing/Director1998 The Longest Nite
Production/Producer1998 The Longest Nite
Directing/Director1998 A Hero Never Dies
Production/Producer1998 A Hero Never Dies
Directing/Director1998 Expect the Unexpected
Production/Producer1998 Expect the Unexpected
Directing/Director1997 Lifeline
Directing/Director1997 The Odd One Dies
Production/Producer1997 The Odd One Dies
Production/Producer1997 Intruder
Production/Producer1997 Final Justice
Directing/Director1996 A Moment of Romance III
Production/Production Manager1996 A Moment of Romance III
Directing/Director1995 Tomorrow
Production/Producer1995 Only Fools Fall in Love
Directing/Director1995 Loving You
Directing/Director1993 The Bare-Footed Kid
Production/Producer1993 A Moment of Romance II
Directing/Director1993 Executioners
Directing/Director1993 The Mad Monk
Directing/Director1993 The Heroic Trio
Directing/Director1992 Justice, My Foot!
Directing/Director1992 Lucky Encounter
Directing/Director1991 Casino Raiders II
Directing/Director1991 The Royal Scoundrel
Directing/Director1990 The Iron Butterfly II
Writing/Screenplay1990 The Iron Butterfly II
Directing/Director1990 The Fun, the Luck & the Tycoon
Production/Producer1990 A Moment of Romance
Directing/Director1990 The Story of My Son
Writing/Writer1990 The Story of My Son
Directing/Director1989 All About Ah-Long
Directing/Director1989 The Iron Butterfly
Directing/Director1988 The Big Heat
Directing/Director1988 The Eighth Happiness
Directing/Director1988 谍血黄埔滩
Directing/Director1988 It's No Heaven
Directing/Director1987 Seven Years Itch
Directing/Director1986 Happy Ghost III
Directing/Director1980 The Enigmatic Case

TV Shows/Series with Johnnie To as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1984 The Duke of Mount Deer
Directing/Director1983 The Legend of the Condor Heroes

Full Name: Johnnie Du
Citizenship: Hong Kong
Born: Friday, 04/22 1955 (April) in Hong Kong (current age: 65 years + 182 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Other names for Johnnie To (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"ジョニー・トー"
"杜琪峰"
"Johnnie To Kei-Fung"
"Du Qifeng"
"Du Qi-Feng"
"Do Kei-Fong"
"To Kei-Fung"
Johnnie To frequently works together with these people:
Wai Ka-Fai (48x, Crew)
Lam Suet (40x, Actor)
Cheng Siu-keung (39x, Crew)
Yau Nai-Hoi (36x, Crew)
Simon Yam (20x, Actor)
Lau Ching-Wan (19x, Actor)
Andy Lau (18x, Actor)
Anthony Wong (15x, Actor)
Louis Koo (15x, Actor)
Gordon Lam (15x, Actor)
Cheung Siu-Fai (15x, Actor)
Louis Cha (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9231, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 09/28/2020