Tatler’s inaugural Asia’s Most Influential list is the definitive directory of people shaping Asia, the people that you need to know if you haven’t already. The flagship list features 300 of the most influential individuals in each of the markets we operate and are divided into their respective categories from finance to sustainability.
Here, we’re putting the spotlight on the most famous entertainment stars on the list including Tony Leung from Hong Kong, Michelle Yeoh from Malaysia, Angel Locsin from the Philippines and more. Read on to find out which entertainment stars have made and continue to make an impact in society.
1. Donnie Yen, Hong Kong
Donnie Yen is one of Hong Kong’s most prominent actors especially when it comes to action and martial arts movies. The actor is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into mainstream Asian movies. His own martial art skills are second to none, having worked on the choreography for many local and international films early into his career.
Yen is best known for his role as the legendary Ip Man in the Ip Man series and his international popularity further exploded when he appeared in Rogue One, the first Star Wars spin-off film. He’s set to appear opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 4.