On February 27, Beijing time, the well-known Hong Kong comedian Wu Mengda died of illness in Hong Kong.
Wu Mengda was born in Xiamen, Fujian, and moved to Hong Kong with his family at the age of 7.
Wu Mengda is a well-known comedian in the entertainment industry. In 1973, he applied for the third Hong Kong wireless artist training course and officially began to set foot in the film and television industry.
Many of Wu Mengda’s works have been accompanied by the growth of a generation. His cooperation with Stephen Chow has become a classic in the minds of many people. For example, "Play Back to School", "Journey to the West", "Shaolin Football", etc., have made Chinese films famous overseas A rare contribution.
Wu Mengda’s acting skills and influence have been recognized by the audience. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards for his films such as "The Holy Gambler" and "Play Back To School". Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards.
In recent years, Wu Mengda has been active in the mainland film scene. In 2017, he appeared in the domestic science fiction film "The Wandering Earth".
When filming "The Wandering Earth", Wu Mengda was 66 years old and suffered from heart failure. Wu Mengda fainted due to lack of oxygen due to too much exercise.
However, Wu Mengda pointed out that "The Wandering Earth" is an excellent domestically produced script that can contribute to the development of Chinese science fiction films. Wu Mengda finally insisted on completing the filming.
(Producing Sui Zhiyuan)
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