Chow Yun-Fat Kindest Actor on Planet
In his home city in Hong Kong Chow Yun-Fat lives a modest lifestyle for a billionaire. He’s often seen eating street food, riding public transport and even queues for tickets to his own block-busting films. A sharp contrast to recent displays of wealth from the countries mega-rich community on social media.
“I think that some people believe that just because you are born here, that when you have money, you need to move up to the next level. And that you are supposed to own whatever material goods people of that level are supposed to have. The minute you don’t do that, you are considered strange.” Brother Fat
The 63 year old actor appeared in a number of block busters in Hong Kong as well as in Hollywood. Ground-breaking action films such as The Killer (1989), a John Woo film that heavily influenced the genre and directors such as Quentin Tarantino. Martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon changed the game for the format in the west.
Chow Yun-Fat is probably the best actor to yet grace the genre. We love our Bruce Lee, Jet Li and Jackie Chan but in terms of acting ‘Brother Fat’ is in a class of his own. Transcending the typecast role of martial arts, the actor is adaptable to any film or TV genre. With a long list of credits dating back to 1976, the actor is well respected and loved across the world.
The fact he plans on giving his entire fortune to charity on death, doesn’t surprise anyone familiar with his story. Brother Fat lives a simple life, spending less than $150 a month, according to some media reports. He purchases second-hand clothes and rarely buys anything new. He used the same Nokia flip phone for seventeen years before recently being forced to upgrade to a smart phone.
We’ve always loved the man and his work but this generous act of humanility is absolutely inspiring.
“You can’t bring the money in your bank account with you after you die.”