Bruce Lee’s Lost 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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  • Dr. Derrick says:

    Great interview. Thanks for posting it.

  • Captain wada says:

    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.

  • Amar says:

    I always wonder how can a single person (Bruce Lee) have so many skills/Qualities.
    How can a living Human being kick and punch faster than a machine.
    I pay my obeisance to Bruce Lee.
    Many established personalities like Arnold, Van Dam have taken inspiration from Bruce Lee.
    I never get bored watching his movies again and again.

  • Elilia says:

    Bruce Lee’s Way of intercepting with the hand JDK was his way.
    Caucasian interpretation of mixed martial arts boxing & wrestling aside, wing chun/gong fu/everything mandarin & cantonese shaolin was Bruce Lee be like water JDK philosophy.
    Anything else said is mean spirited.

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