After a lapse of 26 years, Andy Lau once again plays Detective Mayor in Chasing the Dragon, still very chock. /stills of the movie "Chasing the Dragon"
In the era of rampant traffic, he has never been angry.
"I really can’t sing, sorry! The doctor told me not to sing any more, so I will stop the concert after singing this song. "
In December, 2018, it is planned to hold the "My Love" concert in Andy Lau for 20 consecutive sessions, and stop the third song in the 14th session.
The 57-year-old Andy Lau stood on the stage, and his sudden loss of voice forced him to cancel the concert. He cried in pain and kept bowing to the audience to apologize.
Andy Lau’s confused and guilty appearance on the stage makes people feel distressed.
I think, if he can sing, he will hold on, no matter how painful.
Andy Lau is such a hard worker.
In January 2020, the promised "My Love" concert arrived as scheduled, and all three concerts in three stations in the mainland were spiked, as usual. Unconsciously, Andy Lau is nearly sixty years old, and its market appeal is still amazing.
Since his debut at the age of 17, he has been popular for more than forty years.
When I was young, Andy Lau was also a delicate and charming little fresh meat.
Handsome depends on nature,
Handsome life depends on hard work
When participating in the "Let’s Talk" program, Sa Beining introduced Andy Lau’s appearance like this: "I am not afraid that others are more handsome than you, and I am not afraid that others are better than you. I am afraid that others are more handsome than you, better than you, and get up earlier than you."
Hard work is the strongest label on Andy Lau.
Andy Lau used to be an out-and-out "idol"-only the kind of face value.
At the age of 17, he entered the wireless actor training class. At the age of 20, he took part in the film "Colorful Clouds". Only bit part attracted many audiences with his handsome appearance. At the age of 22, he starred in the martial arts drama "The Condor Heroes", which set a 62-point viewing record in Hong Kong.
At that time, Stephen Chow, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and many other future movie stars were just walk-on in the play.
In 1982, Andy Lau, who had just entered the entertainment circle, starred in the first film "Colorful Clouds". /stills of the movie "Colorful Clouds"
How handsome is Andy Lau? For a long time, "Andy Lau" was an adjective.
When you see a handsome guy, you won’t say "He looks so handsome", but "He looks like Andy Lau".
If you ridicule others, you will say, "Look in the mirror. Do you think you are Andy Lau?"
However, when Fazai is upgraded to Fage, when Xingzai becomes Xingye, Huazai can be Huazai all his life.
"Huazai" is a title similar to "Xiao Liu". At first, it was a banter for young people with no status. Now, it has become a praise for Andy Lau’s handsome and energetic for decades.
Did Liu Tianwang lose the photo with the popular idol Lu Han?
Handsome when you are young may be born, but to be handsome all your life, you absolutely need persistent persistence and hard work.
And this kind of effort has been internalized into the daily life of his life, and even he himself is unaware of it.
A light diet and persistent exercise are the secrets for Andy Lau to keep fit. No matter how late filming is, always insist on getting up early to practice; Breakfast is the same yogurt and cereal for decades. When not working, lunch is simply hot coffee and toast, and even the staff "pity" him.
However, he was indifferent: "I think it’s delicious." This is probably the highest level of self-discipline.
Andy Lau’s weight keeps around 65kg all the year round, and she often shows off her figure in concerts.
Be a doll all your life,
Don’t be an idol all your life
However, only handsome, it is impossible to make Andy Lau popular all his life.
God gave Andy Lau a handsome face, but he didn’t have the talent to sing and act.
Andy Lau spent five years from "the voice of a drake" to the Golden Melody Award.
Andy Lau’s voice condition is not good, and some people even say it is "drake’s voice". In 1985, the record company wanted to take advantage of the popularity of Andy Lau’s movies and TV series to make some money from his records. But the fans in those days were much more rational than today, and the record sales were average.
Fans who don’t krypton gold can become the driving force for idol progress.
So, he found Dai Sicong, the godfather of Hong Kong music, to study, and kept practicing during filming. After George Lam’s guidance, he found his own unique characteristics of vibrato and singing.
After five years of hard work, Andy Lau won the first top ten Chinese golden songs with "Can". Andy Lau’s singing skills have gradually been affirmed by more people, and golden songs are frequently sung all over the streets: Practice, Ice Rain, Love You for Ten Thousand Years, Forgetting Water …
Compared with singing skills, the emotion conveyed in Andy Lau’s songs may be the reason why he became a king, as if listening to his own life instead of Andy Lau’s songs.
Before and after the return of Hong Kong in 1997, the feeling of national unity was strong, and Andy Lau launched "China People" to inspire the national spirit; Men with great social pressure need to unload their burdens, and Andy Lau sang "It is not a crime for men to cry" for them; "Stupid Child" is integrated with Andy Lau’s own experience, inspiring the public. As long as they work hard, everyone can get what they want.
In Andy Lau’s songs, there are stories of each of us.
Later, it took Andy Lau 20 years to switch to film, from idol to strength.
Play everything like yourself, which is the shackles of all idols. It was not until he met Wong Kar-wai in as tears go by that Andy Lau got his first classic role-Ahua, and was nominated for the best actor in the Hong Kong Film Awards for the first time.
However, for a long time, Andy Lau’s role in the film was very similar to that of "Hua", a handsome and affectionate punk, which led to the voice of questioning his acting skills again.
Therefore, Andy Lau threw caution to the wind in Dark War, put down the idol burden, and played the villain role for the first time-a perverted murderer. In addition to playing the old man, he also disguised as a woman, and he switched roles freely. Finally, Andy Lau won the Best Actor Award, which was nominated for three times, for "Dark War".
At that time, in addition to Andy Lau, Ceng Zhiwei, Huang Qiusheng, Wu Zhenyu, and Liu Qingyun competed for the best actor in the Academy Awards. Andy Lau won the prize by no means by luck.
One look is enough to prove Andy Lau’s acting skills.
Behind the efforts,
Is not to admit defeat
In 1984, Andy Lau was acclaimed by the wireless TV station for his role in Yang Guo in The Condor Heroes, and was honored as the "Five Tiger Generals of Wireless" with Felix Wong Yat Wa, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Michael Miu and Tang Zhenye.
However, Andy Lau was not satisfied with the brilliance of the small screen, refused to renew the contract of the wireless TV station for five years, and was buried in the snow, just to be free to choose the movie he wanted to shoot. Later, Andy Lau began to develop vigorously into the music and film circles.
When Andy Lau entered the music scene, Alan Tam, the "principal", felt that his voice had no characteristics and his singing method was single, and advised Andy Lau not to sing and quit the music scene.
But Andy Lau didn’t give up. He kept practicing, singing better from album to album, and gradually became the most popular "Four Kings" in music.
Hong Kong’s "Four Kings" in those days.
In 2004, when Zhang Yimou was promoting "House of Flying Daggers", he said: "Like Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro, if they can play anything, they can’t play farmers."
I don’t know if Takeshi Kaneshiro heard this sentence, but Andy Lau listened to it. Ten years later, he became a ragged and unkempt farmer in Lonely.
Faced with all kinds of doubts and accusations, Andy Lau gave an answer with practical actions: 130 films, more than 100 albums, more than 500 songs and more than 500 awards, and he was the most award-winning artist in Hong Kong, and also won the Guinness World Record.
However, even with such brilliant achievements, Andy Lau’s strength is still in doubt.
Of course, singing is better than Jacky Cheung, dancing is better than Aaron Kwok, and acting is better than Tony Leung Chiu Wai. "Other people’s children" are so powerful, who can say without thinking that Andy Lau is good at singing and acting?
In Infernal Affairs, the acting skills of Andy Lau and Tony Leung Chiu Wai are neck and neck.
Andy Lau said: "I am stupid, and I don’t know which one is good, which one is not good, which one will be hot and which one won’t, so I have to pick up more." Besides working hard, what can Andy Lau, a "stupid kid", do?
And Andy Lau efforts today, dare not say better, at least also can share?
This is the power of "stupid children". From an ordinary young man who was born in a "slum" in Hong Kong to one of the four famous kings overseas today, Andy Lau’s efforts over the past decades have made people admire and convinced others of his achievements today.
People can be popular,
True feelings last forever.
There is a saying in Hong Kong that you may not know the Chief Executive, but you must never know Andy Lau.
Andy Lau’s name is definitely a key word in the 1990s.
Why is Andy Lau so popular?
Andy Lau is a person who pursues truth very much. In many interviews, he often emphasizes: "I will be angry, too."
It seems that he doesn’t want others to think that he is a perfect idol without shortcomings, but rather hopes that his true self can be known by more people.
People can make artists become popular overnight, but they have to be popular all their lives, only the truth.
The wrinkles on Andy Lau’s face only add to his charm.
Andy Lau once said: "Even if I am not in the entertainment industry, I still have my works."
Everyone who has worked with Andy Lau pays tribute to him.
Lan Jieying said: "There are not many trustworthy people in this world. I only trust Andy Lau." When Lan Jieying suffered a great blow and suffered from mental problems, all her friends avoided her. Only Andy Lau still regarded her as a friend and helped her improve her life.
Andy Lau’s professionalism is also well-known in the circle. He rehearses carefully in person, is punctual and trustworthy, remembers his lines before filming, and tries his best to play in action scenes no matter how dangerous or hard it is.
For these praises, Andy Lau is very indifferent: "This is just what I learned in the training class before. Maybe today’s standards are different."
Being a fan of Andy Lau is a very happy thing, because he always takes care of his fans as his family.
He once gave a concert in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia for a fan. He said at the concert: "If you can make money by filming and advertising, why bother to hold a concert?"? If I hadn’t held a concert and met hundreds of thousands of people, I wouldn’t have been able to say thank you personally. "
Talking about Andy Lau now, many young people will feel "out of breath". But every New Year, I still feel very appropriate when I hear Andy Lau’s "Congratulations on Getting Rich" in the supermarket; When your mother invites you to a concert in Andy Lau, you will only actively grab tickets.
Hua Zai, who is nearly 60 years old, has proved with his diligence and lasting popularity that an artist can be an idol for generations. We should be thankful that in this era when so-called idols are rapidly becoming popular and forgotten, Andy Lau’s name is different.
Alan Tam is 25 years old forever, and Andy Lau is 17 years old forever. He is always curious, always hardworking and always energetic, just like the Hua Zai when we first met.
Andy Lau said that artists will not be popular one day. Except Andy Lau.
Author | Jia Hui
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