All these years after his accidental death in March 1993, Brandon Lee continues to fascinate fans both new and old. Son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, the actor is best known for his truly haunting performance in the goth-tinged 1994 film The Crow.
Here's everything you need to know about Brandon Lee.
In 1992, Brandon Lee told Deseret News,
"I've always wanted to be an actor. From the time I was really young, it's just what I've always wanted to do...but it was never my idea to become a martial arts action actor."
From a very young age, Brandon was trained in his father's own unique style of kung fu, Jeet Kune Do, which incorporates a mix of martial arts techniques.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Brandon could destroy a wooden board with a single kick by the time he was six years old. Meanwhile, people were constantly training with Bruce at home, making for quite the unusual childhood.
Brandon was only eight at the time of his father's passing in 1973.
Following Bruce's death, the surviving Lees returned to Los Angeles, where Brandon struggled to find his place. He was kicked out of two high schools and dropped out of a third. After earning his GED, he went on to study theater at Emerson College for a year before attending the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York. As he started getting more deeply involved with acting, his life began to flow like water.
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Bruce and Brandon Lee | 0:24
Career beginnings | 1:40
Getting in on the action | 2:33
He was a daredevil | 3:49
Becoming The Crow | 5:07
A troubled set | 5:54
An unthinkable tragedy | 7:18
How The Crow was completed | 8:22
Lee's posthumous appearance | 8:49
He's survived by his sister | 9:25
His legacy | 10:49