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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
36. Tony Leung & Wong Kar-Wai   View Complete List Back Page 36/40 Next

Wong Kar-Wai
Tony Leung

Best Film
In The Mood For Love - a brilliant, vividly realised ode to the vagaries of romance and a heartbreaking performance from Leung.
Notable Pairings
Chungking Express, Happy Together, In The Mood For Love

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
Telling fragmented stories about people on the edges of society dripping with ravishing images - all neon lights and intoxicating colours - and a mood of melancholia, it would be very easy for the films of Wong-Kar Wai to be dismissed as all style but no substance. Enter Tony Leung. Leung provides the heart and emotional pull to these perfect exercises in pop promo style, as the lonely unnamed Cop 663 in Chungking Express, as the bruised lover in Happy Together and as the cuckolded husband of In The Mood For Love, which won Leung the Best Actor Prize at Cannes.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Wong also has a female muse in the extraordinary Maggie Cheung, who runs Leung a close second. And Leung was pretty good in a little film called Infernal Affairs, to name but one.

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