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A Star Is Born: Chow Yun-Fat turns 62 today

 (Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)
(Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times)

John Woo always made characters for me that were between a bad guy and a good guy. The bad guy with a good heart. It's the key to dramatic motion. We would watch French gangster movies or things like Steve McQueen in 'The Great Escape' or [Clint] Eastwood in 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.' We loved those movies.

Chow Yun-Fat, 1997

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