Bruce Lee: The Lost TV Interview

Bruce Lee’s acting career began on television in 1966, when he landed a part in The Green Hornet. (Watch his amazing audition here). But it took another five years before he gave his first (and only) television interview. For 25 minutes in December 1971, the martial arts star sat down with Pierre Berton, a Canadian journalist, in Hong Kong. And their conversation covered a fair amount of ground – Lee’s success starring in Mandarin films …. despite only speaking Cantonese; his difficulty developing a career in a country still hostile toward China; and his work training other Hollywood stars in the martial arts. Berton probably never scored many points for his interviewing style. But Berton is not the point here. It’s all about Lee. via BrainPickings

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  1. Dr. Derrick says . . . | May 14, 2013 / 7:08 am

    Great interview. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Captain wada says . . . | July 21, 2014 / 7:38 am

    Bruce lee DID NOT invent the concept of mixed martial combat that was invented in ancient Greece. He is NOT the father of anything new at all except exceptional cockiness. Picking out the flaws in other styles defines his arrogance and lack of nationalistic belief. After all each style belongs to a particular country.
    But He defines himself as a “Human being” (not Chinese) just 60s code words for “BE anti nationalistic”.
    I don’t buy any of this sweeter than pie one world order concept interview.

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