Brandon Lee was an American actor and a martial artist. He is, and was the son of, the very famous martial arts film star Bruce Lee. When he was but only three months old, he moved with his parents to Los Angeles, California. However, he did spend some of his very early years in Hong Kong as well.
Brandon Lee did lose his father at the tender age of only 8. However, the legacy, as well as, the influence his father did leave behind was something that he did personally learn from as he grew into a man. Not long after he left high school, he attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachuseets, to try to get a major in theater. However, after only a year at this university, he decided to move to New York to taking acting lessons at the very renowned and very professional acting school of Lee Strasberg Theatre And Film Institute. He also sought martial arts training from the top students that learned their martial arts skills from his father. Two of his father's very best friends named Dan Inosanto and Richard Bustillo gave him personal instruction in martial arts too.
Upon returning back to Los Angeles in 1985, Lee became a script reader for Ruddy Morgan Productions, and he was asked to do an audition for a role that casting director Lynn Stalmaster did have available. The role for was for a feature-length television movie called Kung Fu: The Movie, and it was a follow-up for the 1970s popular television series caleld Kung Fu. Brandon Lee got the role of Chung Wang for the movie. This was officially the start of his very promising acting career.
Brandon Lee continued to do lots of other things here and there. He made his first American acting debut, when he starred opposite Dolph Lundgren, in a buddy cop film called Showdown in Little Tokyo in 1991. He would also go on to sign a multi film deal contact with 20th Century Fox that same year. He got his first starring role in the action thriller called Rapid Fire in 1992. Lee was only 28 years old when he got the role for the movie The Crow, which began filming in February of 1993, which would end up being his last movie. Brandon Lee died of a gunshot wound after an accidental shooting on the set of The Crow in March of 1993. Brandon Lee did have a very tragic and short-lived acting career. However, his memory is something that does live on today, as does that of his very famous father. He made his own strong impression on the acting world in his very own way and it will be something that will never be forgotten.