Monday, September 15, 2008

Louis Koo

Louis Koo Tin-Lok, born October 21, 1970 in Hong Kong is a actor. He was once a notable local series actor, winning 's Best Actor award in 1999 for ''Detective Investigation Files IV''. In recent years, he has focused on film. Louis has become one of the more famous actors of the , and a spokesman for Pepsi, Osim, Tag Heuer, Lotte, Zero Eyewear, Lay's, and other Chinese products.


Before entering showbiz, Louis Koo spent several months in jail for stealing. After that he immediately changed his life in a spectacular way by entering showbiz. Koo began his career as a fashion model and a karaoke MTV actor before becoming a contract artist with TVB in 1993. Since then he has starred in many popular and commercials which raised his popularity to new heights in recent years. Ever since he changed his image by getting an extreme tan , his career gained a huge boost. His distinctive style has captivated audiences of all ages. In 1999, Louis was honoured with TVB's Most Popular Male Artist Award for ''Detective Investigation Files IV''. In 2001, Louis was given the award once again for A Step into the Past'' and also the Most Stylish Personality Award and Men of Power 2001.

Louis Koo also starred in various television dramas, most notably the 1995 remake of ''''; ; and ''A Step into the Past'' . From the cool, aloof character that he had always been cast, he took a different character in ''A Step Into the Past''. This deviation from the cool and aloof character to a funnier, carefree and down-to-earth one opened his career to an extensive list of romantic comedy movies that now have a distinctive Louis Koo element. His silent and sincere attitude, and his devotion to his family, makes his characters more convincing, and thus earns him a wide range of fan base. He further sang a couple of theme song for the television series that he played in. Besides that, he also has various other songs. A notable one is the album "Mr.Cool".

The , ''Happy Birthday'', introduced a sensitive character portrayed by Louis Koo. What sets this movie apart from his other romantic movies is the serious tone between dialogues. This is another first in Louis Koo's film career, that is to portray a sensitive man sans the comical gestures he has always done in past .

His most recent screen character as a drug addict in '''' transcended from his usual charm and wit performances, as he attempted to forego his hunky image. Little screen time did not stop him to successfully achieve this role, and thus earned him positive feedback tucked under his belt.

Koo later received international acclaim for his performance in ''Election 2'' , which was screened during the Out of Competition section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

He won the award for Most Beloved Actor in the Hong Kong UA Film Awards 2006 through public voting for his role in ''Election 2''.


He is an alumnus of St. Teresa's School Kowloon.



* ''''
* ''Run Papa Run''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Happy Birthday''
* ''Rob-B-Hood
* ''Dragon Tiger Gate
* ''Election 2''
* ''''
* ''Throw Down''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Naked Ambition''
* ''Good Times, Bed Times''
* ''Why Me, Sweetie?!''
* ''Love for All Seasons''
* ''''
* ''Women From Mars''
* ''Dry Wood, Fierce Fire''
* ''Fat Choi Spirit''
* ''The Lion Roars''
* ''La Brassiere''
* ''The Legend of Zu''
* ''Born Wild''
* ''Conman in Tokyo''
* ''Troublesome Night 7''
* ''For Bad Boys Only''
* ''Century of the Dragon''
* ''Bullets Over Summer''
* ''Troublesome Night 5''
* ''Super Car Criminals''
* ''Troublesome Night 6''
* ''Troublesome Night 4''
* ''''
* ''Troublesome Night 3''
* ''Troublesome Night 2''
* ''Troublesome Night''
* ''''
* ''Street of Fury''
* ''''
* ''''
* ''Let's Go Slam Dunk''

Television series

*2001 ''A Step Into The Past''
*2000 ''At the Threshold of an Era''
*1999 ''Detective Investigation Files IV''
*1998 ''Burning Flame''
*1997 ''A Recipe For The Heart''
*1997 ''I Can't Accept Corruption''
*1997 ''Man's Best Friend''
*1997 ''War & Remembrance''
*1996 ''Cold Blood Warm Heart''
*1996 ''The Hit Man Chronicles''
*1995 ''Against The Blade Of Honour''
*1995 ''The Condor Heroes 95''
*1995 ''Happy Harmony''
*1994 ''Class Of Distinction''
*1994 ''Knot To Treasure''

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