Danny the Dog), where he portrayed an adult with the mentality of a child who has been raised like an animal.
Although his martial arts skills were used extensively, it was a somber film with more depth than had been previously seen in Li's films, and co-starred dramatic actors Bob Hoskins and Morgan Freeman.
The setting is similar to that of Die Hard and both their Chinese film titles.
This movie is notable in that director Wong Jing had such a terrible experience working with Jackie Chan in Jing's previous film City Hunter that he chose to make Cheung's character a biting satire of Chan.
Jet Li would later publicly apologise to Chan for taking part in it.
Li replied, "I don't want to protect any individual.This film was both a commercial and critical success and became the highest-grossing motion picture in Chinese film history at the time.In 2003 he reunited with producer Joel Silver for the action thriller film Cradle 2 the Grave where he starred alongside rapper DMX and fellow martial artist Mark Dacascos.He has also mastered wushu's main weapons, such as Sanjiegun (Three Section Staff), Gùn, Dao (Broadsword), Jian (Straight Sword).The fame gained by his sports winnings led to a career as a martial arts film star, beginning in mainland China and then continuing into Hong Kong.Li acquired his screen name in 1982 in the Philippines when a publicity company thought his real name was too hard to pronounce.They likened his career to an aircraft, which likewise "takes-off" as quickly, so they placed the name Jet Li on the movie posters.He has gone on to star in many action films, including in French cinema with the Luc Besson-produced films Kiss of the Dragon and Unleashed.He co-starred in The One (2001), The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) with Jackie Chan, all three of The Expendables films with Sylvester Stallone, and as the title character villain in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008).Some of his more famous Chinese films include: Li starred in the 1995 film High Risk, where Jet Li plays a Captain who becomes disillusioned after his wife is murdered by crime lords.Along the way, he pairs up with a wacky sell-out actor, Frankie (played by Jacky Cheung), and proceeds to engage in a series of violent battles in a high-rise building.