Chinese actor and master of martial arts Bruce Lee:

Chinese actor and master of martial arts Bruce Lee was a legend. Bruce Lee Doc Reveals 'Be Water' Challenge.

Martial arts icon Bruce Lee has been celebrated, idolized and imitated by millions of fans around the world for decades,

yet many still do not recognize the man behind the myth, the philosopher - or had to leave America, the country of his birth, the star in the first place.

With Sunday's premiere seeing a sharp rise in anti-Asian sentiment and a significant national count with racism in America, Bao Nguyen could have guessed that Bruce Lee fought back in life with more significant relevance than the ESPN documentary "Be Water" screenplay.

He's been fighting for decades what people thought was an Asian American man," Nguyen said. “He had to fight in all these places about who he was and what he was supposed to be. He said, no: I'm going to tell you who. "

Charismatic and commanding onscreen, directed and disciplined in his work, Bruce Lee gained international fame as an action film star in Hong Kong in the 1930s.

In "Fearist of Fury," "The Path of the Dragon," and "The Big Boss," he captivated audiences and gave rise to the popularity of martial arts in America.

"Enter the Dragon," published in 1973, a month after his death at the age of 32, made him a legend.

But not many people know about Bruce Lee's experience growing up in Hong Kong, or about the different kinds of friendships that define his notion of Americanism when he returns to the United States.

Rejected by Hollywood, they don't know how he had to find his way into the history books by making movies abroad.

"The Asian man was the face of the enemy to many Americans," Nguyen said. "It’s a vicious circle of media and culture and a society that reflects media and culture.

There had to be some kind of intervention and Bruce Lee, in a way, there was an intervention. He was the hero we have never seen before.

Leading people that we haven’t seen before. "Representation was a form of Bruce Lee's protest, Nguyen says.

However, in the current call for support for Krishnajivan, he is hopeful that the film paves the way for Bruce Lee and the Asian American community to take action in the fight for civil rights in the 1900s.

"One thing about Bruce Lee is that people always think of him as this great teacher," Nguyen said. He was just as much a student as anyone he met in America.


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