People that get into the acting industry have it all from the moment they set foot into the industry. After reaching a certain height or level of fame, they can switch career paths in the industry and become judges, mentors, directors producers, or screenwriters. Screenwriters and directors usually have a lot of work compared to actors as they have to take care of the bigger picture and not just a small role in a film, and it is usually not a very preferred position, but here are some Top 10 Chinese Actors Who Turned Into Writers.
1. John Woo
John Woo is a celebrated Chinese director and writer who is known to audiences as the actor in A Better Tomorrow. John Woo has written Dead Knot, The Young Dragons, The Dragon Tamers, Princess Chang Ping, Hand of Death, Hello, Late Homecomers, Bullet in the Head, Once a Thief among others.
2. Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan needs no introduction, he is considered one of the most recognizable faces in the world. He has starred in The Awaken Punch, Supermen Against the Orient, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu among others. Jackie screen wrote Project A Part II, Police Story, Miracles, Dragon Lord, Gorgeous among others.
3. Jet Li
Jet Li is a popular Chinese actor who has featured in Shaolin Temple, Martial Arts of Shaolin, Once Upon a Time in China, Tai Chi Master, Kung Fu Cult Master, Last Hero in China among others. Jet has directed several films like Born to Defence, Fist of Legend, The New Legend of Shaolin, Gong Shou Dao, and others.
4. Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen is a popular Chinese actor who has starred in Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch, The Emperor's Shadow, Gone with the Bullets, My Father and I among others. Jiang has directed films like In the Heat of the Sun, Devils on the Doorstep, The Sun Also Rises, Let the Bullets Fly among others.
5. Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou is a popular Chinese actor who has featured in dramas like Tears of the Bridal Sedan, Mr. & Mrs. Incredible, The Sorcerer and the White Snake, Truth or Dare among others. Zhang has directed films like When Larry Met Mary, Gong Shou Dao, and Little Daddy among others.
6. Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow is a popular Chinese actor and director who is best known for starring in My Father's Son, The Justice of Life, Curry and Pepper, Legend of the Dragon, Fight Back to School among others. Stephen has written From Beijing with Love, Kung Fu Hustle, The New King of Comedy among others.
7. Joan Chen
Joan Chen is a popular Chinese actor who has featured in Hearts for the Motherland, The Blood of Heroes, Temptation of a Monk, Red Rose White Rose among others. Joan has directed and written films like Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, Autumn in New York, Shanghai Strangers, Wild Side among others.
8. Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee is a popular Chinese actor who has featured in In the Face of Demolition, We Owe It to Our Children, Too Late For Divorce, A Walk in the Spring Rain, The Big Boss among others. Bruce Lee directed The Way of the Dragon, Enter the Dragon, Circle of Iron, The Wrecking Crew among others.
9. Wu Jing
Wu Jing is a popular Chinese actor who has featured in The Battle at Lake Changjin, Just Another Pandora's Box, The Faces of My Gene, My People, My Country, The Wandering Earth among others. Wu Jing directed Wolf Warrior 2, My Country, My Parents, Legendary Assassin among others.
10. Ann Hui
Ann Hui is a popular Chinese actress and director who has featured in Somebody Up, Who's the Woman, Who's the Man?, Love Massacre, Summer Snow among others. Ann Hui has directed Our Time Will Come, A Simple Life, Jade Goddess of Mercy, Boy, and His Hero among others.