Tommy Tam Fu-Wing, also known as Ti Lung (simplified Chinese: 狄龙; traditional Chinese: 狄龍; Mandarin Pinyin: Dí Lóng; Jyutping: Dik6 Lung4), or Dik Lung, is a Hong Kong actor.
He studied Wing Chun under the martial arts master Chu Wan. In 1969, Ti was found by the Shaw Brothers and cast in Return of the One-Armed Swordsman opposite Jimmy Wang Yu, a role which would launch his career as one of the best known faces in classic Wuxia film. He became a common face associated with David Chiang, Alexander Fu Sheng, Ku Feng, Gordon Liu, the Venom Mob, and other Shaw Bros. stars at the time, often cast as a dashing, noble hero as well as a capable martial artist.
Although he left Shaw Brothers Studios in the 1980s, Ti Lung’s career took a turn for the worse until 1986, when John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow cast him opposite Chow Yun-fat in the role of a Triad member. The movie was a box office success and placed Ti Lung back in the public consciousness, although it changed his image… read more