My Favorite Asian Actors! Because Hollywood is Not Paying Attention.

I a saw statistic the other day and it made me sad as fuck. Sad because the world is missing out on some amazing and talented people. I was lucky enough to grow up around all kinds of people and shit half my family is from Puerto Rico. So I just tried to know everyone. Maybe I didn’t understand everything or everyone growing up but I tried to listen and know where people are coming from and even going. That’s what everyone should be doing. Anyway I thought about all the Asian actors I love and I wanted to make a list so maybe it gets people talking about this Hollywood problem below. I want to make an African American list also. Maybe people are just unaware and are not seeing or listening to the problem. They could also just be racist but I am trying to be positive bitch.

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Anyway here is a list of the actors I genuinely love and wish were in more movies and shows. Some have passed away but I still watch their old movies all the time. I feel like things are changing, but it’s a slow change.

1. Victor Wong– I loved him. He has passed away and the day he died I was sad. He was smart, funny and real. He was a true star. Big Trouble in Little ChinaThe Golden ChildThe Last EmperorPrince of DarknessTremors3 NinjasSeven Years in Tibet

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2. James Hong– A brilliant actor, and I met him once and he was so funny. He has done so many films and TV shows and cartoons. He worked his ass off and is amazing and is a star to me. It’s sad the world may not know who he even is. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! uncredited voice, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.I Dream of JeannieMission: ImpossibleChinatownHawaii Five-OKung FuWonder WomanMaudeCharlie’s AngelsHart to HartAirplane!Fantasy IslandBlade RunnerDynastyTales from the DarksideThe A-TeamBig Trouble in Little ChinaThe Golden ChildRevenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in ParadiseHunterMacGyverDoogie Howser, M.D.Wayne’s World 2Tank GirlThe X-FilesFriendsMillenniumCharmedAliasLaw & Order: Special Victims UnitChill Out, Scooby-Doo!The Day the Earth Stood StillScooby-Doo! Mystery IncorporatedArcherR.I.P.D. , Key and PeeleMike Tyson MysteriesRegular ShowKung Fu Panda 3 and so many more.

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3. Michelle Yeoh– Someone who can act and fight and is beautiful! I love her and always. I once heard her say she slept with her fighting stick at night while filming a movie so that it would be a part of her. Amazing. Super cop 2Tomorrow Never DiesCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorKung Fu Panda 2Marco PoloCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of DestinyThe Soong Sisters.

The 2000 Best Picture nominee ÒCrouching Tiger, Hidden DragonÓ will be screened on Monday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the AcademyÕs Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesÕ ÒGreat To Be NominatedÓ series. Ang LeeÕs thrilling action-adventure film pays homage to the martial arts fantasies of his youth with a story involving two master warriors, the Green Destiny sword, and a young aristocrat with enviable fighting prowess. Following the screening, visual effects supervisor Rob Hodgson will participate in a discussion about the film. Pictured: Michelle Yeoh in a scene from CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, 2000.

4. Chiaki Kuriyama– When I first saw her she was in Battle Royale! I almost died and fell out of my chair. She was incredible. Then later Kill Bill: Vol. 1. She was a star as GO GO. She has went on to do many TV series and movies in Japan. She is amazing. 

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5. Lucy Liu is all things! I love her. Beverly Hills, 90210The X-FilesCharlie’s Angels the best!, Ally McBealChicagoCharlie’s Angels: Full ThrottleKill Bill: Vol. 1 give her an Oscar, ElementaryGirls

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6. Dennis Dun– Umm I wanted to be him. I thought he was cool as shit. Partners in CrimeBig Trouble in Little China,The Last EmperorPrince of DarknessGrace Under FireWarriors of VirtueThe NannyThe Bernie Mac Show.

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7. Tatsuya Fujiwara a real star. Battle RoyaleBattle Royale IIDeath NoteDeath Note: The Last NameDeath Note 2016

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8. Byung-hun Lee– I love him in movies and he is a big deal and should be. G.I. Joe: The Rise of CobraI Saw the DevilG.I. Joe: RetaliationRED 2Terminator GenisysThe Magnificent SevenI Come with the RainHero.

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9. Jet Li– He will kill you. I love it.  Once Upon a Time in ChinaThe New Legend of ShaolinBlack MaskLethal Weapon 4 (even though this movie is terrible and racist), Romeo Must DieKiss of the DragonThe OneHeroCradle 2 the GraveThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,The Expendables 2The Expendables 3

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10. Constance Wu– She is amazing and funny as hell. She makes me laugh more than most. Fresh Off the BoatChildrens HospitalEastsiders

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11. Ken Jeong– Honestly one of the funniest people ever.  MADtvThe OfficePineapple ExpressThe Hangover ( the best thing in these movies), American Dad!The Hangover Part IITransformers: Dark of the Moon (literally the only good thing in this movie), The MuppetsMary Shelley’s FrankenholeDespicable Me 2Bob’s BurgersCommunityRide Along 2Dr. KenKilling Hasselhoff

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12. Bruce Lee– A hero to the world! He broke down all kinds of barriers for the entire world. BatmanThe Green HornetThe Big BossEnter the Dragon.

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13. Randall Park– Comedy gold! MADtvNick Cannon Presents: Short CircuitzIkea HeightsSupah NinjasNeighborsRobot ChickenThe InterviewNewsreadersTrainwreckCommunityWet Hot American Summer: First Day of CampThe Night BeforeFresh Off the BoatChildrens HospitalDismissed

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14. Margaret Cho– She has always been funny and me laugh and had the first Asian sit-com. All-American Girl. It was so funny too, but didn’t last longer than a season. 😦  Face/OffSex and the CityFalling for GraceRick & Steve the Happiest Gay Couple in All the WorldGhost WhispererDrop Dead DivaDr. KenFamily GuyAlaska Is a Drag.

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15. Ken Watanabe He has been in a lot of cool movies and if don’t know him I bet you will recognize him and he is amazing in everything. Batman BeginsThe Last SamuraiMemoirs of a GeishaShanghai , UnforgivenGodzillaInceptionLetters from Iwo JimaThe Sea of Trees

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16. Jackie Chan he has been in so many movies it’s nuts. The world knows him! The Cannonball RunCannonball Run IIPolice Story 2Supercop 2Mr. Nice GuyRush HourAround the World in 80 DaysKung Fu PandaRush Hour 4The Karate Kid 2.

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17. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa I love him!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is always a bad guy but a great one. He was Shang Tsung!!!!!! Big Trouble in Little ChinaLicence to KillBaywatchMortal KombatThe PhantomSabrina, the Teenage WitchPoltergeist: The LegacyMemoirs of a GeishaHawaii Five-0,Mortal Kombat: Legacy47 Ronin

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18. Iko Uwais He is incredible in The Raid movies. A true star and will beat your face in.  The Raid: RedemptionThe Raid 2Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

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19. Harry Shum Jr. He was Mike Chang on Glee.  He was also on The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. Now he has moved on to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments. He is moving up in the world and is a great dancer. 

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20. Lucille Soong You will know her as the grandmother from Fresh Off the Boat but she has been in a lot of things and I love her. Desperate HousewivesThe Sarah Silverman ProgramSky HighFreaky FridayDharma & GregPassionsThe Joy Luck ClubEmergency-Ward 10

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21. Steven Yeun He is on one of the biggest shows on TV right now. The Walking Dead. I met him once at 3am in t a haunted hotel and pretended not to know who he was. He was really a nice a guy and talked to me about ghosts. 

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22. Yayan Ruhian– He is also amazing in The Raid movies and can fight like nothing I have ever seen. I just bought the Star Wars figure for him. The Raid: RedemptionThe Raid 2Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

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