James Hong was a hit in two of the most well-known films of 2022 so far, Turning Red and Everything Everywhere All At once. This is no surprise given his incredible ability to take part in a wide range of movies, television shows, video games, and anything from the outside. However, the actor is arguably the most successful actor in history. It''s also no surprise that he continues to be a joy to watch every time he shows up onscreen. It''s also no surprise that he is
Although he has always accepted the value of acting, the fact that he is passionate about performing is reflected in the length of the material he is always considering. Whether it be comedy or drama, a movie where he is covered in prosthetic make-up, or a YouTube cooking show, he always indulges in giving himself whatever role he has given, though there are a lot of other worthy contenders. It all appears to be born from a special interest in performing, as well as an appreciation for small
Hong began acting when he was in the US Army during the Korean War, often entertaining other soldiers before planning his own live shows, which he found far more desirable than his army service. He moved to Los Angeles after the war and received his initial production of Asian films, including 1956''s Godzilla, the King of the Monsters!
During a recent interview with CBSs Sunday Morning, Hong described a racially-charged confrontation with J. Carrol Naish on stage, which sparked interest in the cartoon genre. It appears to be emblematic of Asian-American roles on film and television, even when they were getting steady work like Hong.
Most of Hong''s early roles in the 50s and 60s boost his Chinese heritage, as they are either movies or TV shows about American characters set in Asia (such as the William Holden vehicle Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing) and war movies. While this unnuanced approach that Hollywood had to utilize Asian-American actors, Hong also continued to gain access to many of his memorable (albeit modest) roles in Oscar nominees such as Chinatown and Bound For Glory. He also managed to
Hong''s two most significant shows of the 80s are based on Hannibal Chew, an actor who is interested in developing eyeballs for the androids he sees in the film, which he describes as "spiritual" and "wonderful." Hong''s first shows he was able to identify a person who was not fully aware of the plot''s origins in the film, and said he would take a look at each of his roles with a disarming character
Hong gets a long-deserved chance to play the main villain in a blockbuster action movie in 1986, even if the movie was a big hit. Luckily, Big Trouble has remained a cult favourite throughout the years, and the films irreverent strangeness is a perfect match for Hong''s charms as an actor. It''s no surprise that he takes a look back at the role with as much fondness as any hes played, while also being able to present at convention
In Waynes World 2, Hong showed a sense of humor, as well as one of the early stand-out episodes of Seinfeld and The Chinese Restaurant. While Hong was settling into a role as a spry performer in several of the most iconic TV programs of the 90s and 00s, Hong has always maintained a sense of humor. It is also remarkable that he was able to continue his run of performing voice work in several movies and television shows such as Mulan, Avatar, Jackie Chan
What is most remarkable about James Hongs'' career, which he has evolved for over 70 years (and counting) is its ability to perform in any role, no matter how insignificant or if its in a tense comedy like Balls of Fury. It builds the case that an actor is capable of obtaining all they can, especially when they have the ability to take each part and make it their own in the way that James Hong does. However, the latter applies to Asian-American actors who have no longer entered the same role
With almost entirely Asian casts, films like Turning Red and Everything Everywhere All At Once are multi-faceted tales about Asian identity, which thankfully complement hundreds of other shows and TV shows, with James Hong''s unmistakable presence.
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