Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dies at 107


Hong Kong Movie Mogul Run Run Shaw Dies at 107


Movie producer Run Run Shaw, whose studio produces more than 1,000 films over more than five decades, passes away at the age of 107.

Hong Kong movie producer Run Run Shaw who pioneered Kung Fu genre in the 60s and 70s has passed away. The Associated Press reports that the movie mogul passed away on Tuesday, January 7 at local time Hong Kong. He was 107. Cause of death was not mentioned by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which he helped found in 1967.

Shaw was born on November 23, 1907, in Ningbo, south of Shanghai. His father was a textile merchant. Shaw then joined his brothers Runje and Runme in the entertainment business in 1920. By mid-1930s, the brothers owned more than 100 theaters in places such as Singapore and Malaysia. In 1960s, he became a movie mogul in Asia.

The Shaw Brothers studio which he ran with his brothers produced more than 1,000 titles in more than 5 decades. Shaw also helped the rise of popular stars such as Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau and Chow Yun-Fat.

In addition to his contribution to movie production in Asia, Shaw worked with various Hollywood directors. He teamed up with Ridley Scott for 1982's movie "Blade Runner". He also influenced the works of Quentin Tarantino ("Kill Bill") and the Wachowski siblings ("The Matrix"). "For a year, I'd watch one old Shaw Brothers movie a day - if not three," Tarantino told Los Angeles Daily News in 2003, referring to his preparation before making the movie.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Bella Thorne Almost Spills Out of Her Tiny Top as She Parties at EDC Las Vegas - Watch the Video
  2. Kenya Moore Finally Reveals Husband's Face and Name in New Instagram Post
  3. Iggy Azalea Goes Commando in Racy Lace-Up Dress at MMVAs, Nikki Bella Rocks Plunging Sheer Gown
  4. Lena Dunham Goes Topless in New Racy Selfie
  5. Are They Okay? Beyonce and Jay-Z's Twins Remain in Hospital Due to 'Minor' Health Issue
  6. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Spend a Whooping $30K for North's Preschool
  7. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Talks to Put Divorce on Hold
  8. 'Godzilla 2' Cast, Plot and New Creatures Are Confirmed as Filming Begins
  9. Kylie Jenner Goes Braless Again During Sexy Night Out
  10. J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez Enjoy Sunbathing in Southern France

CELEBS PHOTO