John Lone - Famous Actor

John Lone Net Worth


John Lone’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million. The Hong Kong-born actor gained recognition for his diverse roles, including a caveman in Iceman, the last Emperor of China, and an apparently female opera performer in M. Butterfly. Despite starting with small television roles and local theater, Lone’s discipline and talent eventually landed him a part in the then-famous remake of King Kong as the ship’s cook.

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John Lone Achievements:
  • Known for diverse roles such as a caveman in Iceman (1984), the last Emperor of China in The Last Emperor (1987) and an apparently female opera performer in M. Butterfly (1993).
  • Began his training at Hong Kong's Chiu Chiu Academy and Peking Opera where he was given the American name of Johnny and his last name of Leung was later changed to Lone
  • Became part of the East/West Players, where he performed in Pacific Overtures as the Lion Dancer showcasing his discipline and talent in singing, writing, and directing.
  • International film appearance includes the role of corrupt Hong Kong cop Ricky Tan in Rush Hour 2 as well as being cast in the 1995 movie The Hunted, where he played a dangerous assassin Kinjo alongside Christopher Lambert.
  • Directed an acclaimed documentary on the Chinese Railroad workers in America which aired on PBS.

Basic Information About John Lone

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1952-10-13 (71 years old)
Place of birthHong Kong
NationalityUnited States of America
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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John Lone awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureNomineeYear of the Dragon1986

John Lone roles

Movie / Series Role
King KongChinese Cook
Rush Hour 2Ricky Tan
The Last EmperorPu Yi (Adult)
The ShadowShiwan Khan
Year of the DragonJoey Tai
M. ButterflySong Liling

John Lone's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Shadow of ChinaΒ (1989)$1,000,000

John Lone's Quotes

  • [September 1993 interview] I am limited in life, let's face it. I have not lived so abundantly, full of family, full of continuity and history. But that's my choice. I could have had all that, years ago. But I really want to be an artist, so therefore I have to live a little bit like a monk. I really need to be alone. I can't deal with someone sleeping next to me.
  • [September 1993 interview] I am truly weird. I don't have the same experience most people have who were trained to be an actor. I grew up with art from the innocent age of ten--with art, but with no sense of identity. I have no prejudice against male or female. I didn't have parents, so I lived in people's homes . . . And because I grew up with no parental role models, I learned to become my own friend, eventually my own father and my own mother. But I never grew up playing a man's role. If you come from a normal family, you immediately start playing the role of a boy, a girl a man or a woman, but I'm sure you'll agree with me that those are only roles, limited roles, at that. The point I'm trying to make is, I'm really quite neutral. I have not been conditioned.
  • [5/90, "People" Magazine] I tend to keep the insignificant day-to-day details of my life to myself.
  • [5/90, "People" Magazine] On a superficial level, beauty has to do with proportion and harmony. It excites you and makes you more curious. But it doesn't last. Real beauty has to do with the humanity in you, how you communicate beyond words.

Interesting Facts about John Lone

  1. In 1990 was chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
  2. Fluent in several Chinese dialects, although he speaks mainly Cantonese.
  3. While attending the Peking Opera he grew up with martial arts legends Lam Ching-Ying, Tai Po, Chiang Wing-Fat (aka Mars), Chung Fat and Chan Lung, among others.
  4. Studied Peking Opera under Sifu Fan Fok-Fa.
  5. From 2004-06 he was mostly based in China, producing period TV series or costume dramas co-starring with Chinese actresses from Hong Kong, Taiwan or Mainland China.
  6. A performance artist, touring mainly in the Orient.
  7. In approximately October 2000 he was considered for the lead role in "The Hero Zheng Cheng Gong", a film project that Wang Tong was set to direct from a script co-written by the latter and You-Ning Lee. Japanese, Taiwanese and U.S. production companies were working together on the big-budget project, and it is estimated that $10 million was spent in pre-production. Shooting was scheduled to begin the following summer. The project, Yingxiong Zheng Chengong (2001), materialized two years later with a different cast and crew.
  8. In early 1997 he revealed that there was a large French financial group interested in investing in a top-rank Chinese production with the Ming Dynasty as the backdrop, which would have begun shooting the following July or August. Ang Lee was at that point in discussion as a possible director. The party was interested in investing HK $100 million to assist China in the excavation of several unopened ancient tombs and in the process make a documentary with him as the host. Both projects failed to materialize.
  9. In mid-April 1997 he signed with the Chinese production company Golden Harvest to make "Duk Bo Tin Ha" (lit: "Alone Walking Heaven Earth"), which was set to begin shooting in China the following October with a budget of over HK $20 million. The film was adapted from the true story of a famous Chinese race walking athlete, and HE would have played a coach. If this had happened, it would have been Lone's first Mandarin-dialogue film.
  10. He was the first choice for the lead role in Farewell My Concubine (1993), but didn't reach a deal with the producers.
  11. Alumnus of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1978.

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