68-year-old veteran actor and ‘birthday boy’ Chow Yun-fat spotted dining at Mak’s Noodle in Central by lucky Mainland tourist

    Left: Chow Yun-fat

    19th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) Chow Yun-fat, the acclaimed actor who just celebrated his 68th birthday on 18th May, is known for his down-to-earth and humble personality despite being a renowned film star. He frequents local markets and eateries, enjoys hiking and running, and has been spotted by fans on numerous occasions. The legendary actor’s relatable persona and friendly demeanour make him a beloved figure among his fans and the public alike.

    Recently, a mainland Chinese tourist shared her encounter with Chow Yun-fat on social media, along with a photo of them together. The tourist titled her post “Meeting Chow Yun-fat in Hong Kong: The Ultimate Idol of the Previous Generation.” She explained that she had randomly picked Mak’s Noodle in Central for dinner, which turned out to be a small noodle shop. To her surprise, Chow Yun-fat was sitting at the table next to her.

    The tourist felt lucky to have stumbled upon the actor and initially only planned to take a couple of discreet photos. However, when an elderly lady at the nearby table requested a photo with Chow Yun-fat, the tourist took the opportunity to ask for a photo herself. The actor kindly obliged and even said goodbye to her in Mandarin, impressing her with his fluency.

    Chow Yun-fat’s friendly and approachable personality has earned him a huge following over the years. He is often stopped by fans and locals alike fora quick chat or photo, and he always obliges with a smile. Despite his fame and success, he remains grounded and dedicated to his craft, which has made him a beloved icon in the Hong Kong entertainment industry.

    Chow Yun-fat began his acting career in the 1970s and quickly rose to fame with his roles in classic Hong Kong films such as “A Better Tomorrow” and “City on Fire.” In the 1990s, he gained international recognition for his roles in Hollywood films such as “The Replacement Killers,” “Anna and the King,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.”

    Throughout his career, Chow Yun-fat has won numerous awards and accolades, including three Hong Kong Film Awards, a Golden Horse Award, and a lifetime achievement award from the Asian Film Awards. He has also been recognized for his philanthropic efforts, donating millions of dollars to various charities and causes over the years.