One of the most famous Asian actors in Hollywood, Jet Li is known for his impressive ‘wushu’ (Chinese martial arts) demonstration. Like other popular Asian actors, such as Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, Li has also made his mark in the American entertainment industry. He has acted in a number of films, some of which have been critically praised. Back home in China he is a big star and is famous, not only for his acting but also for his wushu skills. Li started out as a wushu practitioner, winning a national championship at the age of 11. As he toured around the world demonstrating his skills, the lucrative offer of working in films came his way. Soon, he was seen playing lead roles in some Chinese films, before Hollywood discovered him. With his remarkable martial art exploits and excellent acting skills, he was able to make an impact in the American film industry. His rise to fame was almost instantaneous as most of his movies were blockbusters. Soon, filmmakers signed him to co-star with some great actors of Hollywood, catalyzing his journey to stardom. Jet Li is one of the few Chinese actors recognized around the world, largely because of his Hollywood movies.