Chinese Name: 星光大道 Pronunciation: xīng guāng dà dào
Building Time: 2003
Admission Ticket Fare: Free
Opening Hours: All Day
Suggested Visiting Hours: 1-3 Hours
Best Visiting Season: Autumn and winter
Address: Avenue of Stars, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
The Avenue of Stars is located at the Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront Garden in east Tsim Sha Tsui, along the Victoria Harbor, facing the New World Centre. In 2003, the Avenue of Stars was constructed at a cost of HK $40 million under the New World Development with the full support of the Tourism Commission, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and the Hong Kong Film Awards Association. The Avenue of Stars opened on April 27, 2004. It is a place for citizens to rest and tourists to visit.
The Avenue of Stars is a special attraction that pays tribute to outstanding film workers in the Hong Kong film industry. It follows the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The names and handprints of outstanding film workers are embedded in a special plaque arranged chronologically on the Avenue of Stars. The Avenue of Stars can hold commemorative plaques for 100 film workers.
From Hong Kong's famous senior filmmakers Ti Lung, Chu Yuan, and Xie Xian, to contemporary international film masters such as Wu Yusen, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Jackie Chan, and Chow Yun fat, they have all left their palm prints on the Avenue of Stars. On November 27, 2005, the bronze statue of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee was also unveiled on the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong. The bronze statue is 2 meters high and was made according to the film "Enter the Dragon" to commemorate Bruce Lee's 65th birthday.
At the entrance of the Avenue of Stars, there is also a bronze statue of the Hong Kong Film Awards and a small stage for performances. Along the Avenue of Stars, there are snack kiosks, souvenir kiosks, some sculptures related to movies, and seats for tourists to rest. Besides, there will be a laser show every night at 8 o 'clock. It's very exciting and also a popular tourist attraction.
The Hong Kong Film Awards Association and its nine affiliated associations, together with the City Entertainment, selected the first batch of 73 filmmakers to receive the award. The list was approved by the Avenue of Stars Management Committee. The committee selects a new list of honors each year.
1. The candidates are all top performers in the Hong Kong film industry.
2. Candidates have made significant contributions to the Hong Kong film industry.
3. The candidates are highly respected and experienced people in the industry.
Bruce Lee (1940-1973), the founder of Jeet Kune Do, had a revolutionary impact on the development of martial arts around the world in his short life of 32 years. He was not only a super actor and martial artist who shocked the world but also a man who could express himself faithfully in both philosophy and physics.
In March 2005, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Chinese cinema, the Hong Kong Film Awards established a special award to honor the most influential figures in Chinese cinema over the past century. Bruce Lee received this honor as a world-famous Kung Fu superstar, and a two-meter-high bronze statue was cast in his honor.
The statue of Bruce Lee has been erected on the Avenue of Stars to commemorate his outstanding contributions to the film industry of Hong Kong and China.
Anita Mui (1963-2003) was born in Hong Kong. She is a grand singer and movie star. His avant-garde image, excellent singing skills, and bold acting style are popular in Asia.
Anita Mui is enthusiastic about public welfare. In 1993, she set up a charity foundation and donated to nursing homes and medical institutions in many places. In 2001, she was elected as the first chairwoman of the "Hong Kong Performing Artists Association" and dedicated to fighting for welfare and rights for the performing arts industry. During the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong in 2003, she remained dedicated to charity work, fighting cancer, and helping families and orphans affected by the SARS.
Glamorous and versatile, Anita Mui has created a classic for art and society. Her spirit of self-improvement has inspired many Hong Kong people and she is known as the "Daughter of Hong Kong".
The first Hong Kong Film Awards was held in 1982 to praise the outstanding contributions and performance of the Hong Kong film industry. At the same time, it promotes the dissemination of Hong Kong films to the world and the development of the film profession and the dissemination of film culture. Each year, 21 awards will be presented and the final winners will be selected by a professional jury after two rounds of voting.
The Hong Kong Film Awards, the Golden Rooster Awards, and the Golden Horse Awards are known as the three major awards of Chinese film. The Hong Kong Film Awards is held annually. The awards ceremony is usually held in the Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre from March to April every year.
Jackie Chan is a Hong Kong film and television actor, director, producer, screenwriter, singer, and national stage actor.
In 1971, Jackie Chan entered the film industry as a martial artist. In 1978, he pioneered the action movie style of kung fu comedy. In 1986, he won the 5th Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Picture. In 1992 and 1993, Jackie Chan was awarded the Golden Horse Award for Best Actor for two consecutive years. In 2005, Jackie Chan won the Best Actor Award at the 25th Golden Rooster Awards. In 2010, Chan was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award by the Asia Pacific Film Festival. In 2012, Jackie Chan was ranked the first in the "20 Greatest Action Movie Stars in History" by the New York Times. Jackie Chan won the 89th Oscar Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Besides performing arts, Jackie Chan is also keen on charity activities. In 1988, he was named one of the world's ten outstanding youth. In 2003, he was named one of the "Top 10 Models Moving China". In 2004, he served as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. In 2006, he was named one of the world's top 10 philanthropists by Forbes.
Chow Yun-fat is a Hong Kong film and television actor, photographer, and national A stage actor.
Chow Yun-fat starred in his first film in 1976. Chow won the Best Actor Award at the 6th, 7th, and 9th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1987, 1988, and 1990 respectively. Chow Yun-fat won the 22nd and 24th Golden Horse Awards in 1985 and 1987 respectively. In 2003, the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region awarded Chow Yun-fat the Silver Bauhinia Star. In 2005, Chow Yun-fat was named one of the "100 Outstanding Actors in Chinese Film in a Century" by the China Film Society of Performing Arts.
Leslie Cheung (1956-2003) was a Hong Kong singer, actor and musician.
Leslie Cheung made her official appearance in 1977. He became famous in 1983 with the song "The Wind Continues to Blow". Leslie Cheung is the first Cantonese singer to enter the Korean music market. In 1988 and 1989, Leslie Cheung won the Most Popular Male Singer Award for two consecutive years in Jade Solid Gold Awards Presentation. In 1999, Leslie Cheung won the Golden Needle Award, the highest honor in the Hong Kong music scene. In 2000, Leslie Cheung won the Asia's Most Outstanding Artist Award at the CCTV-MTV Music Festival.
Leslie Cheung began to appear in TV series in 1978. In the mid-1980s, he turned his focus and energy to film. In 1991, Leslie Cheung won the Best Actor Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards for "Days of Being Wild". In 1993, Leslie Cheung starred in "Farewell My Concubine", the first Chinese film to win the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes International Film Festival. In 1998, Leslie Cheung became the first Asian actor to serve as a jury member of the Berlin International Film Festival.
Michelle Yeoh is a Malaysian Chinese actress and producer. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance.
Michelle Yeoh has crowned Miss Malaysia in 1983. Michelle Yeoh made her official debut in 1984. In 1997, Michelle Yeoh opened up the Hollywood market with the 007 series film "Tomorrow Never Dies". In 2001, Michelle Yeoh won the 73rd Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and the 58th Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for her starring "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". Michelle Yeoh was also nominated for Best Actress at the 54th British Academy Film Awards for "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". In 2002, Michelle Yeoh served as a judge in the main competition section of the 55th Cannes International Film Festival.
In 2002, Michelle Yeoh won the "World Outstanding Youth Award" and she was the first Chinese woman to receive this honor. In 2007, she was awarded the French knights of literature and art. In 2008, she won the You Bring Charm to the World Award and served as the UN Global Road Safety Ambassador in the same year.
Andy Lau is a Hong Kong actor, singer, songwriter, and producer. Andy Lau has starred in 12 TV series, more than 150 movies, and published more than 100 albums of popular songs.
Andy Lau debuted in 1981. In 2000, Andy Lau won the Best Actor Award at the 19th Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2004, Andy Lau won the Best Actor Award at the 41st Golden Horse Awards. In 2005, Andy Lau won the Hong Kong Actor Award for the highest cumulative box office in Hong Kong. In 2006, Andy Lau won the Asian Most Contributing Filmmaker Award at the Busan International Film Festival. In 2011, Andy Lau won the Golden Horse Award for Best Actor and the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actor. In 2012, Andy Lau served as the chairman of the 49th Golden Horse Awards jury.
Besides performing arts, Andy Lau also cares about public welfare and charity. In 1994, he founded the Andy Lau philanthropic foundation. In 2000, Andy Lau was named one of the top ten outstanding youth in the world. In 2005, Andy Lau initiated the Asian Rising Star Guidance Project. In 2010, Andy Lau won the 12th World Outstanding Chinese Award. And in 2016, he was re-elected as the vice-chairman of the China Foundation for Disabled Persons.
Sylvia Chang is a film and television actress, singer, director, screenwriter, and producer from Taiwan, China.
In 1976, Sylvia Chang won the 13th Golden Horse Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1981, Sylvia Chang won the Best Actress Award at the 18th Golden Horse Awards. In 1986, Sylvia Chang directed and starred in the film "Tonight Nobody Goes Home", which won the Best Actress Award at the 6th Hong Kong Film Awards and the Best Actress Award at the 23rd Golden Horse Awards. In 2002, Sylvia Chang won the Best Actress Award of the Hong Kong Film Awards, the Best Actress Award of the Hong Kong Film Critics Association, and the Best Actress Award of the 7th Hong Kong Film Golden Bauhinia Awards.
In 1995, Sylvia Chang won the Best Picture Award and the Best Screenplay Award at the 40th Asia Pacific Film Festival. In 1999, Sylvia Chang won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Since 2014, he has served as the chairman of the Golden Horse Awards. In 2018, Sylvia Chang won the Best Actress and Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Asian Film Awards. In April 2018, Sylvia Chang won the Best Screenplay Award at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards.
Gong Li is a Chinese-language film actress, United Nations Artist for the Promotion of Peace, and United Nations Global Environmental Protection Ambassador. Gong Li was the second actor in the world's film history to win the highest award in the three major European film festivals.
In 1987, Gong Li became famous for her role in the movie "Red Sorghum", which won the Golden Bear Award at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. In 1992, Gong Li won the Best Actress Award at the 49th Venice International Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the 13th Golden Rooster Awards. In 1993, her movie "Farewell My Concubine" won the Golden Palm Award at the 46th Cannes International Film Festival.
In 1997, Gong Li served as a member of the Jury of the Cannes Film Festival. In 2000, she won the Best Actress Award at the 24th Montreal International Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the 20th Golden Rooster Awards. In 2000, Gong Li served as chairman of the jury of the Berlin Film Festival.
In 2002, Gong Li served as chairman of the jury of the Venice Film Festival. In 2003, Gong Li served as the chairman of the jury of the Tokyo International Film Festival. In 2004, Gong Li won the Cannes Film Festival Memorial Award. In 2007, Gong Li won the Best Actress Award at the 26th Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2014, she served as the chairman of the Shanghai International Film Festival Jury. And in 2018, Gong Li became the chairman of the jury of the 55th Golden Horse Awards.
Leung Ka Fai was born in Hong Kong, China on February 1st, 1958.
Leung Ka Fai started his film and television career in 1983. He won the Best Actor Award at the 3rd Hong Kong Film Awards in 1983. In 1990, Leung Ka Fai won the Best Actor Award at the 27th Taiwan Film Golden Horse Awards. In 1993, Leung Ka Fai won the Best Actor Award at the 12th Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2004, Leung Ka Fai won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 23rd Hong Kong Film Awards. In December 2005, Leung Ka Fai went to Antarctica for an inspection and became the first Asian artist to land in Antarctica. In 2006, Leung Ka Fai won the Best Actor Award at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards. In 2013, Leung Ka Fai won the Best Actor Award at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards.
Hui Yinghong was born in Hong Kong, China on February 2nd, 1960.
Hui Yinghong officially debuted in 1977 and signed with Shaw Brothers Films. In 2009, Hui Yinghong won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 46th Golden Horse Awards. In 2010, Hui Yinghong won the Best Actress Award at the 16th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards, the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 4th Asian Film Awards, the Best Actress Award at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards, the Best Actress Award at the 10th Changchun Film Awards and the Best Actress Award at Vladivostok International Film Festival.
Hui Yinghong won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards in 2014. Hui Yinghong won the Best Actress Award at the 36th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2017. And in 2017, Hui Yinghong won the Best Actress Award at the 54th Golden Horse Awards.
In the early 19th century, shortly after the emergence of Western films, Hong Kong became an important transit place for introducing foreign films into Chinese mainland. Many foreign filmmakers came to China via Hong Kong to shoot travel agencies and newsreels through cooperation with the Chinese. In 1914, Russian-American entrepreneur Benjamin Brodsky collaborated with Hong Kong's Lai brothers to produce a series of short films. Shortly after these films were on screen, a general strike hit Hong Kong and the nascent film industry came to a standstill.
After the invention of the sound film, it spread to Hong Kong soon. In 1933, the Cantonese film White Gold Dragon (1933) filmed in Shanghai and Romance of the Songsters (1933), filmed by overseas Chinese in San Francisco were very popular at home and abroad. In the mid-1930s, Hong Kong became the center of Cantonese film production, and the films were sold to Southeast Asia and mainland China. When the Anti-Japanese War broke out in 1937, a large number of talents and funds from the Chinese mainland flowed to Hong Kong, which enabled to promote the production of Mandarin films and helped the film industry develop rapidly.
In 1950s, Hong Kong film industry entered its heyday. Singing movies were the most popular at that time, followed by martial arts movies and comedies. Established in 1952, the Union Film Company was committed to producing serious, realistic dramas, and soon became a box office leader. By the mid-1950s, Hong Kong had become a paradise for film-making. During this period, film companies began to train a new generation of actors and established a self-sustaining production, distribution and cinema chain network.
In 1960s, due to the popularity of Chinese opera films in Hong Kong, Shaw Brothers’ company produced a series of Huangmei opera films, which set off a boom in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Motion Picture & General Investment Company co-produces fashion color films with Japanese companies, while Great Wall co-produces opera films with the mainland. In the early days of Cantonese films, martial arts films with special effects of gods and monsters were popular, and then a large number of iconic youth films with singing and dancing appeared. After the success of Huangmei opera film series, Shaw continued to launch new martial arts films.
In the 1970s, big studios dominated the market, and the rise of free-to-air TV forced the production of Cantonese films operated by small businesses to cease, and actors turned to TV. In order to counter the impact of television, the film strengthened sensory stimulation and added martial arts and jokes. The Hui brothers’ high-density comedy and Bruce Lee’s Kung Fu movies lead the trend. At the same time, the TV station also cultivated a group of rookies, and later entered the film industry, forming a new trend.
In the 1980s, Kung Fu movies were transformed into modern urban action movies, and the marketing strategies and shooting techniques of the movies were further developed, which enabled Hong Kong movies to gradually develop the market both at home and abroad. At the same time, the major companies have made unique efforts to make entertainment blockbusters, and are actively exploring cooperation projects in mainland China and Asia. At the same time, films such as the Shaolin Temple series and heroic films have emerged one after another. The box office income of Hong Kong-produced films has risen sharply, surpassing foreign films, earning Hong Kong the reputation of “Oriental Hollywood”.
In 1997, Hong Kong returned to the motherland. This event had an impact on Hong Kong films, and the film market flourished and declined. Hong Kong filmmakers show the changes of the city on the screen in different forms. Stephen Chow’s nonsensical comedy is full of absurdity and laughter; Tsui Hark’s film is a portrayal of the turmoil in the society at that time; the notorious gangster reflects the young generation’s pursuit of the future in the face of Hong Kong’s new positioning. These diverse film themes have attracted the attention of the Universal Film Industry, and many filmmakers have been able to enter the international film.
After entering the 21st century, Hong Kong films have entered a low ebb. With the elimination of the weak and the strong in the film market, the independent company has replaced the big companies and become a new force in the film market. With the implementation of CEPA in 2004, some filmmakers went northward to Chinese mainland to seek greater opportunities and development space. Filmmakers who stayed in Hong Kong were cautious and paid more attention to script creation and cost control. Whether it is a feature film or a police and bandit action film, there is an emphasis on love and human nature. At the same time, filmmakers on Chinese mainland have also injected new vitality into Chinese films, making the box office unprecedentedly strong. The convergence of Chinese mainland and Hong Kong films has become an irreversible trend.
There are many bus routes to reach the Avenue of Stars.
You can take 13X, 203, 208, 215X, 219X, 230X, 26, 260X, 268B, 269B, 28, 35A, 41A, 5, 5A, 5C, 69B, 8, 81C, 87D, 8A , 8P, 98D, K16, N216, N241, N271, N281(The Kowloon Motor Bus) to reach the Avenue of Stars.
You can take 110 to the Avenue of Stars.
You can take 973, A21, N21 (City Bus) to the Avenue of Stars.
You can take 1R (New Lantao Bus) to the Avenue of Stars.
You can take the subway, get off at Tsim Sha Tsui Station or East Tsim Sha Tsui and exit J. Then you can walk for about a few minutes to arrive at the Avenue of Stars.
You can take a ferry from Central Ferry Terminal or Wan Chai Ferry Terminal to Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Terminal and walk for about a few minutes to arrive at the Avenue of Stars.
Chinese: 请带我去星光大道。English: Please take me to the Avenue of Stars.
If you go to the Avenue of Stars from Hong Kong International Airport, it takes about 38 minutes (260 yuan).
If you go to the Avenue of Stars from Hong Kong Disneyland, it takes about 25 minutes (180 yuan).
If you go to the Avenue of Stars from Central, it takes about 15 minutes (60 yuan).
If you go to the Avenue of Stars from Tsim Sha Tsui, it takes about 5 minutes (21 yuan).
If you go to the Avenue of Stars from Hong Kong Ocean Park, it takes about 15 minutes (74 yuan).