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Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing
Cheung performin at a concert in 1997.
Background information
Cheenese name張國榮 (tradeetional)
Cheenese name张国荣 (simplifee'd)
PinyinZhāng Guóróng (Mandarin)
JyutpingZoeng1 Gwok3wing4 (Cantonese)
OriginHong Kong
Born12 September 1956(1956-09-12)
Hong Kong
Dee'd1 Apryle 2003(2003-04-01) (aged 46)
Hong Kong
Ither name(s)Gor Gor (哥哥)[1][2]
ThriftSangster-sangwriter, actor
Genre(s)Cantopop, Mandopop
Vyce teep(s)Baritone
Label(s)Polydor Records, Capital Artists, Cinepoly Records,
Rock Records, Universal Music Group
Years active1977–2003
AuncestryMeizhou, Guangdong

Leslie Cheung Kwok-Wing (12 September 1956 – 1 Apryle 2003) wis a Hong Kong sangster-sangwriter, actor, film director, record producer an screenwriter. Cheung is considered as "ane o the foonder faithers o Cantopop" bi "combinin a hugely successful film an muisic career."[3] He rose tae prominence as a teen herthrob an pop icon o Hong Kong in the 1980s, receivin numerous muisic awairds includin baith Most Popular Male Artist Awards at the 1988 an 1989 Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards.[4][5] In 1989, Cheung annooncit his retirement frae the muisic industrie as a pop sangster. Returnin tae the muisic scene efter a five-year hiatus, Cheung released his chairt-toppin comeback album (寵愛) which achievit a huge mercat success. In 1999, he wan the Golden Needle Award for his ootstaundin achievement as a muisicker at the RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards,[6] an his 1984 hit sang Monica wis votit as Hong Kong's "Song of the Century".[7] He wis honoured as "Asia's Biggest Superstar" at the 2000 CCTV-MTV Music Honours.[8]

Cheung wan the 1991 Hong Kong Film Award (Days of Being Wild)[9] an the 1994 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award (Ashes of Time)[10] for best actor. He haed wan the 1994 Japan Film Critics Society Award for best actor for his performance in Farewell My Concubine an ten ither best actor nominations an aw, five Golden Horse Awards, three Cannes Film Festival Awards,[11][12] a Asia Pacific Film Festival Award, an a Venice Film Festival Award.[13]

Cheung's muisic an movies no anerly captured fans in Hong Kong but ither Asie kintras includin Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysie, Cheenae, Japan an Sooth Korea an aw. He is the first foreign airtist tae hauld 16 concerts in Japan that haes yet tae be breuken an the record haulder as the best-sellin C-pop airtist in Korea.[14]

Cheung wis rankit as the favourite actor in the 100 years o Cheenese cinema.[15][16] In 2010, he wis votit the third "Most Iconic Musicians of All Time" (efter Michael Jackson an The Beatles).[17] CNN considered Cheung as the "Most Beautiful Man from Hong Kong Cinema" an ane o "Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time."[18][19]

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  1. "Sina Entertainment News". Xinhua News Agency. 3 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2012. (in Cheenese)
  2. "Sina Entertainment News". Sina Corp. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2012.
  3. Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, "World Music Volume 2: Latin and North America, Caribbean, India, Asia and Pacific", P54., BBC Radio, ISBN 1-85828-636-0
  4. "1988 JSG Best Ten Awards". TVB. Archived frae the original on 3 Juin 2013. Retrieved 11 Julie 2013.
  5. "1989 JSG Best Ten Awards". TVB. Archived frae the original on 5 Mairch 2012. Retrieved 11 Julie 2013.
  6. "RTHK Classics Channel". Rthk.org.hk. Archived frae the original on 3 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 11 Julie 2013.
  7. 張國榮Monica入選世紀金曲 1999-11-22
  8. "Acts Honored at CCTV-MTV Show in China" (1 July 2000) Billboard.
  9. "List of Award Winner of The 10th Hong Kong Film Awards". Hkfaa.com.
  10. "List of Winners of 1994 Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards". Filmcritics.org.hk. 17 Februar 1995.
  11. "In Competition Actors". Festival-cannes.fr.
  12. "In Competition Actors". Festival-cannes.fr.
  13. "Best Actor Award". Lesliecheung.cc. Archived frae the original on 28 Juin 2013. Retrieved 11 Julie 2013.
  14. "Leslie Cheung's Popularity in Korea". Tw.twent.chinayes.com. Archived frae the original on 4 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 11 Julie 2013.
  15. "Cheung Tops Asia's CCTV-MTV Honors" Archived 2012-02-10 at the Wayback Machine, AllBusiness.com, Inc.
  16. "'Farewell My Concubine' most appreciated in HK", China Daily
  17. "Michael Jackson: Your number one music icon". CNN. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  18. Hottest Men from HK Cinema[deid airtin] CNN
  19. Asia's 25 Greatest Actors of All Time CNNGo 4 March 2010