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Posted by: butterfly on Friday/August 11/2006 - 09:34 PM
What really attracted you to the film and is there anyone in particular who inspires you in the world of martial arts movies?

The director, Zhang Yimou was the main attraction for me and as for all that martial arts stuff I hardly know anything it is all mainly down to the choreographer.

How much training did you have to do?

I practised basic swordplay for about one month and then the action director worked out the scenes mainly whilst we were on set. I always looked after my face.

What appealed to you....

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interview with Takeshi Kaneskiro

Posted by: butterfly on Thursday/August 10/2006 - 11:11 PM
Interview with Takeshi Kaneskiro by Ingrid Sischy from Interviewmagazine.com

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Takeshi Kaneshiro/Gum Sing Mo/Jin Cheng Wu/Aniki Jin

Posted by: butterfly on Thursday/August 10/2006 - 10:11 PM
Born on 10/11/73 in Taiwan

One could possibly pinpoint the beginning of Hong Kong’s movie infatuation with longhaired pretty boys on Takeshi. Beginning in the mid-90s he brought his soulful eyes and sensitive good looks to Hong Kong and was soon elevated to an Idol status among teenage girls and having his face plastered across innumerable glossy magazines. Admittedly Ekin Cheng was on the scene before Takeshi, but he didn’t really achieve idol status till his Young and Dangerous films. The difference for me though between Takashi and the idol boys that have followed is that Takeshi....

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House of Flying Daggers - As a performer, as someone who's in the entertainment field, I want my movies to be popular and I want people to watch my movies

Posted by: butterfly on Thursday/August 10/2006 - 06:02 PM
TAKESHI Kaneshiro has followed an unlikely path to becoming one of the most sought-after actors of his generation in Asia.

The star of Zhang Yimou's breathtaking House of Flying Daggers confesses to never having set out to become a celebrity while at school - only really deciding to 'give it a try' when someone suggested it to him.

"I just started because someone asked me to," he told me, during a recent interview at London's Dorchester Hotel.

"They said, 'you want to be a singer', and then I thought 'yeah, I'll try'. I don't....

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Interview with Takeshi Kaneshiro - House of Flying Daggers

Posted by: butterfly on Thursday/August 10/2006 - 05:18 PM
How did you make the connection between pop-star and actor?

I started doing movie work coincidentally but then I found that, I think it's all about creation. Whether you're writing a song or acting in a film it's all about the process of creating something. And I think that process is very interesting. It's not just acting. I'm just as interested in directing or camera work or any other of the new technologies of how they make movies, of how they make dreams. It's very interesting.

How much training was involved for House of Flying Daggers?

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