Tony Jaa
thai stunt actor
Tony Jaa
Biography
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Birthday
05 February 1976
home town
Surin
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Birth name
Panom Yeerum
Nationality
Cambodia
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'Skin Trade' turns serious issue into bare-knuckle brawl
LATimes - over 1 year
Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa team up for an international human-trafficking investigation in "Skin Trade," but first, they don't waste the opportunity to beat each other to a pulp.
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The 'Furious 7' Super Bowl Trailer Is Better Than The Super Bowl
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Two years ago, Universal debuted the trailer for "Fast & Furious 6" during the Super Bowl. This year's big game brings a new look at the franchise's seventh installment. It's as awesome as everyone should expect, especially that part with the car flying out of a building and into another building. GIF via YouTube Here's the plot summary, via Universal. Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of "Furious 7." James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morga ...
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Vin Diesel Shares First 'Fast & Furious 7' Photo on Facebook
Moviefone Blog - about 3 years
Vin Diesel's Facebook page is a window into his soul -- and his career. Dude does not hold back, on anything, probably to the chagrin of studios and major corporations that back his filmic endeavors. But if you're looking for up-to-date info on the gravel-voiced actor, it's a great place to go, and was the first place where he announced that he was talking to Marvel about becoming part of an upcoming project (later revealed to be a voice role in next summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy") and the spot where he dropped production artwork back when "Riddick" was just a glimmer in his eye. Now he's gone and unleashed the first photo (below) from "Fast & Furious 7" on his Facebook page, for all of his 47 million followers. "Like." The photo is pretty much what you'd expect: Diesel in a leather jacket and his girl's metal cross, looking pensive. His costar, Paul Walker, standing beside him, looking worse for wear, in a hoodie that we're pretty sure he's been wearing since the firs ...
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Tony Jaa gets behind the wheel for 'Fast and Furious 7'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
The Thai actor, known for his martial arts mastery, informed The Hollywood Reporter that he will appear in the next installment of the racing saga.
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Asian Star Tony Jaa Joins 'Fast and Furious 7' (Exclusive) (Borys Kit/Hollywood Reporter)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter: Asian Star Tony Jaa Joins ‘Fast and Furious 7’ (Exclusive)  —  The movie will be Jaa's English-language debut as well as his big studio debut.  —  Tony Jaa is going Hollywood.  —  Jaa, the Thai action star best known for his Ong Bak movies, is joining the heavy-duty cast of Fast and Furious 7 …
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. B-Movie Bingo The Hollywood's series features B movies, with the audience marking down clichés on a custom-made bingo card. This time around: Steven Seagal's Hard to Kill. Hollywood Theatre. Bernie Like a basset hound coming in first at the Kentucky Derby, Richard Linklater's Bernie is a floppy, improbable triumph. Nothing about it should work, but almost everything does. Essentially the story of a very friendly murderer (Jack Black), Bernie poses a finely balanced ethical quandary: What do we do when someone we like does something terrible to someone we hate? This isn't a documentary, and Linklater isn't constrained with balance or objectivity. Your opinion will shift, at times in sync with and in times in opposition to the film. Films this challenging are rarely so pleasant about it. BEN COLEMAN Hollywood Theatre. The Color Wheel Alex Ross' film about siblings who "bicker and banter their way ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. The Avengers Vengeance is a dish best served by the Avengers. ERIK HENRIKSEN Various Theaters. The Beatles: The Lost Concert A concert film of the Beatles' 1964 performance at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C. Hollywood Theatre. The Cabin in the Woods Taking the overripe "college kids headed into the woods" horror genre and layering it with smart twists, Cabin in the Woods is a delightful Frankenstein's monster of borrowed bits and electrified fun. Even though the Joss Whedon-penned Cabin languished on the studio shelf for two years, it's shiny rather than musty, and crammed full of cleverness, humor, and gory surprises. COURTNEY FERGUSON Various Theaters. Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata, and the Masters of Studio Ghibli An excellent selection of some of the best films from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. This week's films include Kiki's Delivery Service, Only Yesterda ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. Blue Like Jazz As a Reed College graduate, it's incredibly difficult to watch Blue Like Jazz without focusing on the school's portrayal. After all, as the backdrop for 19-year-old protagonist Donald Miller's (Marshall Allman) crisis of faith, the Portland campus and its students have a starring role. There are few reasons to see this mediocre and faith-messaged movie other than as another round of Reed scrutiny, and its honor could use a little defense: If Miller failed to penetrate Reed's superficial weirdness and tap into its essential open mindedness, it's his loss. MARJORIE SKINNER Century Clackamas Town Center, Fox Tower 10. Boy Boy tells the story of an 11-year-old growing up in rural 1980s New Zealand amid harsh circumstances. His mother died giving birth to his younger brother, who remains haunted by guilt. His father is a deadbeat wanderer who goes missing for years at a time. His best fri ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. 21 Jump Street Even while pop culture is devouring its own tail, it manages to shit out an occasional gem. 21 Jump Street is that gem—a far, far more entertaining film than it has any business being. Neither a gritty reimagining™ nor a full-on parody, it's mostly just a silly take on reliving high school that manages both laughs and, occasionally, a disturbing amount of earnestness. VINCE MANCINI Various Theaters. American Reunion The premise, if it needs to be stated, is that the gang is back in town for their high school reunion (because everyone saves the big party for that 13-year mark). Aaaand, that's it. Everything else unfolds in those familiar arcs of hijinks gone astray, where everyone gets drunk and Jim (Jason Biggs) is put into sexually compromising predicaments, whether it be winding up with a mostly naked teenage girl passed out face-down on his lap or fighting in a suburban front-law ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
In which we hit it and quit it. 21 Jump Street Even while pop culture is devouring its own tail, it manages to shit out an occasional gem. 21 Jump Street is that gem—a far, far more entertaining film than it has any business being. Neither a gritty reimagining™ nor a full-on parody, it's mostly just a silly take on reliving high school that manages both laughs and, occasionally, a disturbing amount of earnestness. VINCE MANCINI Various Theaters. All In: The Poker Movie An exhaustive (and exhausting) history of modern poker, All In is jam-packed with famous poker pros and the occasional celeb (hello, Matt Damon) waxing poetic on their favorite game. Unfortunately, the incessant back patting and questionable conflicts of interest quickly become overwhelming, and one wishes the creators had focused solely on the fascinating stories of Amarillo Slim (World Poker Champ 1972) and Chris Moneymaker (World Poker Champ 2003). If you're a ...
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The Killing Floors
The Portland Mercury - over 4 years
The Raid: Redemption: sweet, sweet violence. by Erik Henriksen PASSED IN 1922, Ord. 87-1029, § 14.1 of Los Angeles County code states that in order for a film—as a representative example of the county's principal export—to call itself a "narrative feature," it must contain "no fewer than four (4) characters, no fewer than twenty (20) scenes, and no fewer than ten (10) humourous [sic] pratfalls or whimsical title cards." It's an outdated ordinance—one that the county's most famous district, Hollywood, keeps on the books for the benefit of star-struck tourists. But by its spirit rather than its letter, it defines how many of us think about film: There will be characters, what happens to those characters will matter, Adam Sandler will get hit in the nuts. But The Raid: Redemption was made in Indonesia. And in Indonesia, they don't give a fuck about ordinances or subsections. The Raid: Redemption has a character or two, I'm sure; it has some ...
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Review: Bunraku - Filmonic
Google News - over 5 years
(For multiple examples of how this can be done correctly, see Tony Jaa's The Protector.) There was one really excellent side-scrolling scene that shows The Drifter fighting loads of men down continuing levels of stairs in one long continuous shot,
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BKO: Bangkok Knockout - JustPressPlay
Google News - over 5 years
I don't know if this is because of Tony Jaa or not, but Thailand has taken over what used to be Hong Kong's place as the land of suicidal stunt men. BKO: Bangkok Knockout comes at the tail end of this trend, and if the writers had any sense of irony it
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Muay Thai champs ready to strike in Tashkent - Times of India
Google News - over 5 years
Western practitioners are sometimes called nak muay farang Muay Thai became popular in the last 10 years following representation of the martial arts in cinema and television. The most notable practitioner of Muay Thai is Tony Jaa
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Tévéműsor ajánló - Népszabadság
Google News - over 5 years
Rendező: Prachya Pinkaew Szereplők: Tony Jaa, Xing Jing Nem túl változatos klisékből építkeznek Tony Jaa filmjei, de nem is ezért lehet szeretni őket. Amit a kungfufilmek újkori reinkarnációban művel, az lélegzetelállító! A legenda szerint ugyanis
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Complete Director Roster for Anthology Film 'THE ABCs OF DEATH' Announced - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... Neil Marshall's sword and sandals bloodbath Centurion, John Woo's historical epic Red Cliff, Ti West's terrifying The House of the Devil, Gareth Edwards' sci-fi masterpiece Monsters, Tony Jaa's Ong Bak trilogy, Nicholas Winding Refn's Bronson,
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Programmi tv Sky stasera 23 agosto - Newnotizie
Google News - over 5 years
Su Sky Cinema Max alle ore 21.00 andrà in onda, in prima tv, il film d'azione “Ong Bak 2- La nascita del dragone” con Tony Jaa. Un esperto di arti marziali deve recuperare la testa del Buddha Ong Bak: la scultura è stata rubata dal tempio di un
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Já começaram as filmagens de «Tom Yum Goong 2» (A Honra do Dragão 2) - c7nema
Google News - over 5 years
Já começaram as filmagens de «Tom Yum Goong 3D» (A Honra do Dragão 2), sequela do filme de 2006 que volta a ser protagonizado pela vedeta das artes marciais tailandesa Tony Jaa (Ong Bak). De novo com a realização de Prachya Pinkaew,
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DVD REVIEWS: PRIEST, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM, CLASH and the Criterion CUL-DE-SAC - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Just a few months ago, people were unsure of whether or not Thai martial arts superstar Tony Jaa would, let alone could, make his comeback after filming, choreographing and starring in Ong Bak 2 and Ong Bak 3. Those two releases started life as a
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Best Fighting Movies - Crave Online
Google News - over 5 years
In fact, a recent edition to one of the best ever hails from Thailand, where badass superstar Tony Jaa made a huge splash with the no holds barred Muay Thai actioner Ong-Bak. Jaa stars as Ting, a Muay Thai expert charged with traveling to the big city
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tony Jaa
1976
Born on February 5, 1976.
2003
This led to Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior in 2003, Jaa's break-out role as a leading man.
Jaa did all the stunts without mechanical assistance or computer-generated effects and it showcased his style of extreme acrobatics and speedy, dance-like moves. Injuries suffered in the filming included a ligament injury and a sprained ankle.
2005
One scene in the film involved fighting with another actor while his own trousers were on fire. "I actually got burned," he said in a 2005 interview. "I really had to concentrate because once my pants were on fire the flames spread upwards very fast and burnt my eyebrows, my eyelashes and my nose.
Then we had to do a couple more takes to get it right." His second major movie was Tom-Yum-Goong (The Protector in the US), named after a type of Thai soup and including a style of muay thai that imitates elephants.
2006
In August 2006, he was in New York to promote the US release of The Protector, including an appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image.
Sahamongkol Film International advertised that Tony Jaa's third film would be called Sword or Daab Atamas, about the art of Thai two-sword fighting (daab song mue), with a script by Prapas Chonsalanont. But due to a falling out between Prachya and Jaa, which neither have publicly commented on, Sword has been cancelled. On March 2006 it was reported that there would be a sequel to Ong-Bak, Ong-Bak 2.
With Jaa both directing and starring, it started pre-production in fall 2006 and was released in December 2008.
2008
While Jaa and Amogelang were working on Ong-Bak 2, director Prachya Pinkaew and action ya choreographer Panna Rittikrai were working on Chocolate, starring a female martial artist, Nicharee Vismistananda, and released February 6, 2008.
Jaa had been cast in a small role in a third installment of the King Naresuan film series directed by Chatrichalerm Yukol, although the film was ultimately cancelled. Ong Bak 3 was released in 2010 and provides a conclusion to this Thai trilogy. His films captured the attention of his hero, Jackie Chan, who asked director Brett Ratner to cast Jaa in Rush Hour 3. "I gave the director videos of Tony Jaa because I think Tony Jaa is the most well-rounded of all action stars," Chan told the Associated Press. "The director liked him a lot," Chan said. However, Jaa said he'd be unable to participate because of scheduling conflicts with the shooting of Ong Bak 2. Tony Jaa also released Ong Bak 3, as a sequel to the prequel Ong Bak 2.
2010
On May 28, 2010, Jaa became a Buddhist monk at a Buddhist temple in Surin, Thailand.
After leaving the monastery, it came as a surprise to all that Jaa accepted a deal with Sahamongkol film company. He filmed Tom Yum Goong 2 for them, with Chocolate star Jija Yanin in a major role too, the first time Jaa has shared the big screen with another international martial arts star. Director Prachya Pinkaew and choreographer Panna Rittikrai also returned for this film.
2011
Tony Jaa officially registered his marriage to longtime girlfriend Piyarat Chotiwattananont on 29 December 2011. The wedding ceremony was held on 3 May 2012.
The couple has a daughter.
2013
In 2013, he teamed up with Dolph Lundgren in the Thai western-comedy A Man Will Rise (which remains unfinished) and in 2014 in Lundgren's pet project Skin Trade, directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham.
Then Jaa co-starred in the blockbuster action film Furious 7 (2015). Jaa also teamed up with fellow actor Wu Jing in Hong Kong- Chinese action film SPL II.
2014
Jaa was briefly attached to the remake of Kickboxer: Vengeance. However, in November 2014, it was announced that he had exited the project.
Jaa's next project is starring with Vin Diesel in XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
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