Chinese Kung fu star Donnie Yen left his hand and footprints in cement at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre Wednesday, making him the third Chinese martial artist to receive the honor.
The 53-year-old Hong Kong star attended by his wife Cissy Wang, family members, and guests, as well as President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy, Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn and Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman.Born in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, Yen came to Hong Kong — where he lives now — at the age of two and later moved to the United States, growing up in Boston’s Chinatown.
Yen was the third Chinese kung fu star to leave his hand and footprints at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre, following iconic Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. The TCL Chinese Theatre has over 200 handprints, footprints and autographs since 1920.
Yen stars in the much-anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which will show on Dec. 16. He plays a blind warrior monk who is part of a heroic squad of rebels that steals plans for the Death Star. The other heavyweight Chinese star in the film is actor-and-director Jiang Wen.