Bruce Lee born as Lee Jun-fan; born November 27, 1940 was a martial artist and actor from Hong Kong and America.
He was the creator of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts concept that combined elements from many combat styles
and is frequently regarded with laying the groundwork for contemporary mixed martial arts (MMA).
Critics, the media, and other martial artists regard Bruce Lee as the most influential martial artist of all time, a 20th-century pop culture legend who helped to close the gap between the East and the West.
Lee was introduced to the Hong Kong film industry by his father when he was a young actor. Lee was born in San Francisco and was reared in British Hong Kong.
He enrolled at the University of Washington in 1961.
Although he wanted to be an actor, it was during this time in the United States that he started to think about earning money by teaching martial arts.
He is remembered for his parts in five full-length Hong Kong martial arts movies from the early 1970s: Lo Wei's The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972);
Lee's Way of the Dragon (1972) for Golden Harvest, which he also directed and wrote; and Robert Clouse's Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978) for Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers.
Lee passed away on July 20, 1973, when he was 32 years old.
Since his passing, Bruce Lee has continued to have a significant impact on contemporary combat sports, such as judo, karate, mixed martial arts, and boxing, as well as
Contemporary popular culture, such as movies, television shows, comic books, animation, and video games. Lee was ranked among the top 100 figures of the 20th century by Time.