Cinema If Bruce Lee had lived

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kneeblock

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If Bruce had lived, could you see him transitioning into non kung fu films? I thought he was a decent actor considering his material, but after Enter the Dragon, if he'd returned to Hollywood, it's hard to imagine they wouldn't have milked the kung fu craze for all it was worth. Bruce would've been 81 this year so may have died by now anyway or been retired at least.

What movies that came out in the 80s and 90s could you have seen Bruce in? Would he have cameoed in the MCU more recently playing The Mandarin instead of Ben Kingsley?

I could see he and Clint Eastwood having eventually ended up in a film together.
 

Enock-O-Lypse Now!

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Bruce Lee was a child actor so acting came naturally to him ...and i think after the success of Enter the Dragon he would have gained world wide fame, Game of Death would have been completed fully and would have been another blockbuster film under his belt...

Late 70's early 80's Bruce would have been hitting his acting stride, most likely returning to America to finally get the big roles he sought after, I'm sure he would have landed those roles as well with the help of his Hollywood buddies James Coburn and Steve McQueen.

It's like Tupac - Tupac was transitioning into acting and was a natural before he was gunned downed, Pac would have slowly focused more on his acting career / political career as he aged ....I think Bruce Lee and Tupac would have both been successful at what ever they did because they had the passion and energy to put everything they had into the work they put out.

I can't think of any movies in particular Lee would have starred in during the 70's-80s.....I like the idea of Bruce teaming up with Clint Eastwood in a Western giving the Kung Fu (Tv Series) director Jerry Thorpe a big F-U for passing on him up as the lead actor in Kung Fu
 
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kneeblock

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I could see Bruce having done a cycle to play one of Sly's opponents in Rocky. Or I could imagine him playing Morpheus in the Matrix.
 

Hauler

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How about Yen in Oceans 11? Too old by then?
 

Hauler

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Lee would have been great in The Usual Suspects.
 

kneeblock

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Something just occurred to me. Bruce totally could've done Saturday Night Fever with his dope moves. Also Flashdance and Dirty Dancing.
 

Toelocku

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If Bruce had lived, could you see him transitioning into non kung fu films? I thought he was a decent actor considering his material, but after Enter the Dragon, if he'd returned to Hollywood, it's hard to imagine they wouldn't have milked the kung fu craze for all it was worth. Bruce would've been 81 this year so may have died by now anyway or been retired at least.

What movies that came out in the 80s and 90s could you have seen Bruce in? Would he have cameoed in the MCU more recently playing The Mandarin instead of Ben Kingsley?

I could see he and Clint Eastwood having eventually ended up in a film together.
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Wintermute

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Apr 24, 2015
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Bruce would have been Subutai in Conan. Imagine THAT team-up: Schwarzenegger and Lee.
 

Cody

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Bruce lee would be cancelled in today's world for talking shit about china