"Andy Lau Tak-wah" (; Jyutping: Lau4 Dak1 Waa4) (born September 27, 1961 in Hong Kong as 劉福榮) is a Hong Kong pop star and a movie actor.
The first lead role that made his initial popularity was the TVB series ''Hunting'' in 1982. In the same year, Andy started in his first movie in ''Boat People''. Later in 1983, his role as Yang Guo in wuxia TV serial ''The Return of the Condor Heroes'' made him even more popular and landed him his first leading role in a Shaw Brothers' film called ''http://www.lovehkfilm.com/reviews_2/on_the_wrong_track.htm On the Wrong Track''.
Andy's most recent role was in ''Battle of Wits'' in 2006.
He has since appeared in more than 100 films, and has a huge fan base throughout Asia with the success of both his onscreen performance and his musical career. Andy Lau is best known for his (often) recurring roles in the ''King of Gamblers''.
Lau is known to some more for his good looks than for his strengths of acting, though he has answered his critics since the turn of the century in a series of critically acclaimed movies, especially those directed by Johnnie To. His first major acting prizes came with ''A Fighter's Blue'' and '...