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Jet Li Makes Bank

Jet Li Makes Bank

Chinese action star Jet Li (Romeo Must Die and Lethal Weapon 4) will score 100 million yuan ($13 million) for his latest movie, a record for an actor in a Chinese-language film, reports Reuters.

Nearly half of the $40 million budget for The Warlords went to the cast, among whom were Hong Kong heartthrobs Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

“Without Jet Li, we would not dare to invest $40 million in a Chinese-language film,” Xinhua news agency quoted director Peter Chan as saying.

The Warlords, a war epic based on a Qing Dynasty story, is slated for release in Asia in mid-December and in North America from next March.

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28 Responses to “Jet Li Makes Bank”

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  1. 1
    Tina Says:

    1st!
    good actor.

  2. 2
    Steph Says:

    Good for him :) He’s a Bad A** !!! Love his work.

  3. 3
    ... Says:

    Amazing Actor!

  4. 4
    carmen Says:

    I love all his movies, his a great actor..

  5. 5
    Carla Says:

    http://www.warlordsthemovie.com/

  6. 6
    vicky Says:

    I love the cast of this movie!!!

  7. 7
    Miapocca Says:

    I am sooo watching that..I admire the skill these actors bring to the screen..I think they deserve more respect for their fight scenes than the midgets and damons of this worls..this is some serious **** they do..chuck norris, van damme, BRUCE LEE, jackie chan…these folks deserve a special category in teh academy awards..the award are so snobbis, they nominate all the dram baed movies….fighting on screen and doing it in real life requires a lot more skill plus acting…

  8. 8
    katrina Says:

    This sounds great…But didn’t Jet Li supposedly retire a while ago? Does anyone know why he changed his mind?

  9. 9
    Anthony to the S. Says:

    i thought he was done w/ action movies?

    http://paidandpopular.blogspot.com

  10. 10
    Eve Says:

    Oh Takeshi Kaneshiro, I’m sooooo going to watch this.

  11. 11
    mandy Says:

    Big ups to Jet Li
    hehe my surname is Li too :P
    Sooo Gonna watch this movie

  12. 12
    sueli Says:

    I know these are action movies [was Fearless before or after that announcement, I don't remember], but I love that they also are based on the history of China. Maybe that’s the difference.

    Count me in as so looking forward to this when it is released.

  13. 13
    Lovejolie~~ Says:

    I love this guy!!!

  14. 14
    ihavenolife Says:

    i think he said he retired from epic movies w/ period costumes, not action movies. not 100% sure though, i think i’ve only seen a couple of his movies.

    on a side note, :lol: @ someone’s comment that chuck norris & van damme deserves academy awards. :P

  15. 15
    visa fan Says:

    Jet Li,
    Has mastered all but the holy kakapoopy! :)

  16. 16
    Mikaela Says:

    my bff’s name is Jasmine Li!

  17. 17
    +++ Says:

    Jackey Chan , another chinese actor was already making more than that several yrs. ago.

  18. 18
    +++ Says:

    He could lived like an emperor with 100 million yuan. I think the minimum wage for a worker was just around 700 yuan ( 100 USD) per month and around 300-350 yuan (50 USD) in the inner land.

  19. 19
    linda Says:

    Takeshi Kaneshiro is not from Hong Kong. He is Japanese, born and raised in Taiwan.

  20. 20
    Mary Says:

    Good for him! He’s freaking awesome. He’s wayyyyyy better than Jackie Chan. Jackie’s like a monkey…he doesn’t really do anythign fighting..just alot of running around and skipping off stuff and using stuff to hit people.

    I like +++’s comment about Emporer. puahaha

  21. 21
    Shango_Hispanico Says:

    Takeshi Kaneshiro is drop dead gorgeous!!

  22. 22
    ella Says:

    I like jet li.

  23. 23
    marga Says:

    if takeshi’s in it i’m there! he’s extremely gorgeous!

  24. 24
    lennie Says:

    I love him, he is not only a great actor, but he is above all a great martial artist and a great buddhist philosopher. I have the deepest respect for people who do get it all: brain, mind and heart.

  25. 25
    charmant Says:

    takeshi kaneshiro is japanese. (:

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