SEE: The Best of Andy Lau's Career in Pictures

Take a look at some of our favourite moments from Andy Lau's prolific career.
Thursday 27 September 2018
Andy Lau at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2016. Photo: Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Andy Lau has captured many a heart throughout his prolific 37-year career.

One of the four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop and the fourth of the five Tigers of TVB, Andy Lau’s fame has even reached the shores of Western media.

Here we celebrate this charismatic actor, singer, film producer, lyricist and businessman. Is there anything this man can’t do?

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This memorable hairstyle and role in The Return of the Condor Heroes (1983) television series is what propelled Lau into more leading roles during the 80s. Those sideburns are pretty hard to forget.

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Let’s take a moment to appreciate this bad boy moment. Who wouldn’t want young, fresh-faced 29 year old Andy Lau taking off his jacket in front of you? There’s much to admire in this clip of A Moment of Romance (1990).

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The 90s saw Lau star in more films as he jumped from the small screen to the big screen. He starred in movies like Lee Rock (1991), Tricky Brains (1991) and Running Out Of Time (1999).

Not only was this his time to shine in the acting world, but the release of his album Would it Be Possible (1990) firmly established him as a cantopop star.

This man might be a workaholic it looks like he took no breaks as he climbed the top of the entertainment ladder.

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In 2002, Lau starred alongside Tony Leung in Infernal Affairs, which was so acclaimed, Martin Scorcese remade it into The Departed in 2006.

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Many of Lau’s movies share the same gritty feel which can be seen in Protege (2007) and Firestorm (2013).

Even his newest film, Chasing The Dragon (2017) where he stars alongside fellow illustrious actor Donnie Yen, is set in the seedy drug underworld of Hong Kong in 1963.

Lest we forget, many in the west know him as Wuxian in House of Flying Daggers (2004), even if all eyes were on Zhang Zi Yi.

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Andy Lau poses during a photo call for Zhang Yimou’s film, House of Flying Daggers.

Like a fine wine, Andy Lau just seems to keep getting better.

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