Martial artist, movie star and cultural icon.
Here's a time line of Bruce Lee's life:
- 1940 - Bruce was born in San Francisco, USA.
- 1952 - Bruce starts school at the age of 12.
- 1954 - At the age of 13, Bruce takes up the study of wing chun gung fu under renowned wing chun master, Yip Man.
- 1959 - After living for several months in San Fransisco, Bruce moves to Seattle to continue his High School education. He works as a live-in waiter for Ruby Chow, her husband was a friend of Bruce's father.
- 1959 - Bruce begins teaching Martial Arts in the US. He teaches his own style he calls "Jun Fan Gung Fu" which literaly translated as "Bruce Lee's Kung Fu".
- 1959 - Bruce moves to San Fransisco to live with his older sister Agnes.
- 1961 - Bruce enrolls at the University of Washington.
- 1964 - Bruce drops out of University and moves to Oakland.
- 1967 - During his first season of "The Green Hornet" Bruce creates his own iconic martial art style he called "Jeet Kune Do".
- 1970 - Bruce returns to China.
- 1971 - Bruce returned to China after struggling to make it big in Hollywood. He did however become a huge success when moving to Hong Kong. Nearly straight away, he was signed up to star in two of his iconic films "The Big Boss" and "Fist of Fury" which were hugely successful in Asian cinema.
- 1972 - The highlight of Bruce's career came in 1972, when at the peak of his global popularity; He wrote, directed and starred in his biggest hit film "The Way of The Dragon".
- 1973 - Bruce agreed and starred in "Enter The Dragon" in which he would play the lead in what would be his most famous film, but unfortunately would also be his last...
- 1973 - Bruce Lee dies at age of 33.
"You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend."— Brucee Lee