Bruce Lee: A Life Taken Too Soon


He was the King of Kung Fu – the deadliest human fighting machine that the world had ever seen. Bringing a new level of excitement to the silver screen, he establishing himself as the first oriental super star. Billed as the fittest man on the planet, he had the world at his feet. Then, suddenly, he was gone – dead at the age of 32. In the almost 50 years since then, his legend has propelled Bruce Lee to mythical proportions. In this week’s Biographics we go beyond the legend to reveal the real Bruce Lee. →Subscribe for new videos every Monday and Thursday! /> Vote for the Biography you want us to next. Click here to vote: /> Visit our companion website for more: /> Credits: Host - Simon Whistler Author - Steve Theunissen Producer - Jack Cole Executive Producer - Shell Harris Business inquiries to [email protected] Biographies by the book, get Bruce Lee's biography from Amazon: /> Other Biographics Videos: Joseph Stalin: The Red Terror /> Winston Churchill Biography: In the Darkest Hour



Deividas Melnikas
"A fighter is not a fighter if he cannot win a fight against himself." - Bruce Lee
Ser Davos Seaworth
You see many jokes about Chuck Norris but not a single one about Bruce Lee. That's because *Bruce Lee was no joke*
Paul Simmons
Bruce Lee was the best martial artist to ever make a movie. Bruce was the real deal and influenced every martial arts practitioner who ever watched his movies. It's such a shame that both Bruce Lee and his son, Brandon, died so young and with so much left yet to acheive. RIP, father and son!
G0ATLif3
I knew it was coming but my heart sunk when you got to the end... great job!
Jon Lee
"Don't think. Feel. Its like a finger pointing a way to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.”
Abdelhameed Emad
We need a Jackie Chan video
TheSpoiler001
If the idiots that run Hollywood weren't so bigoted, Bruce Lee would've turned the TV series of "Kung Fu" into a current cult classic.
Chuck Keough
When you make Bruce Lee bleed and he proceeds to dab his fingers in the wound and taste his own blood.. it's on like Donkey Kong. " The art of fighting without fighting " - BRUCE LEE
73dutch1
A legend that will live on forever
MrBrklyn212UndergroundHipHop
'Knowing is not enough we must apply' - Bruce Lee
Kurt Simon
Damn video almost made me cry...lol
ste farrelly
Favourite biographics video so far. Great work 👍😁
Prathyush PG
Be like water....
Christopher Bronson
"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend." Bruce Lee
RickynotRicardo
People commenting about the quality of the video 7 minutes after the near 18 min video was posted 😂. Thanks for the video Simon & crew!
Dan Dagenais
First channel I ever elected to get notifications from. Now it's a high point for the day. This, TopTenz,Today I found out... fantastic work from all involved. It's one of the few forums where the host just simply presents the topic in a most entertaining way, without showing bias. Except Hitler. You can't hide that Simon. You really hate the guy :) Good on ya.
Mr. NormalPuff
WE NEED Brandon Father and son
Marc Lemieux
Thank you Simon... for this one in particular. Every since as a young teen I saw Kato in the Green Hornet series, I fell for Bruce Lee. Now I don’t do martial art, or anything really physical, but that was not what caught me.. it was his style, his calmness his demeanour his way of talking so soft spoken you just had to listen. Yes so much has been said about this great man and it’s great you added your voice and research to solidify my love for such a man as the world will never see his better. He will always remain the top. Sounds like worship, it’s not, just true appreciation of a great leader. Some of the documentaries about him are also very revealing and great. Thank you again. I love this channel as I love all your other ones. 👍👍👍 namaste 🙏
Polo Zoe
a pioneer in martial arts & film as well as being years ahead of his time... RIP Bruce Lee
FelicityGemini
Rest in paradise, Bruce and Brandon <3
Robert Palumbo
Yip man is almost forgotten
Mars IMP
After binge watching your videos I am now walking around narrating my own biography in my head but in your voice... even while I write this it sounds like you 😂😂😂
noneednow
Simon, it is not the most complete bio of Bruce Lee but in 17 mins is pretty damn good. (y) Another great video , Simon :) I think i have seen most of this channel's videos but there is no way i'm watching a bio of a fool ( Pierce Morgan) not even if it is 1minute long. lol
Sarah McCord
May I suggest a video on Janis Joplin? That would be so amazing.
Rod Severson
Both Bruce and Brandon Lee's graves are here in Seattle at the Lakeview cemetery..Very beautiful, and a excellent memorial to their legacy....
Jimmy Stout
That was one of the better bios I've ever seen on him. Good work!!
Progressive Rebel
If i could go back in time i would go to 1964 and meet Bruce Lee warning him of his death and how it led to it. I would give anything to see and save him just wishful thinking lol
Florisa Nogueira
Brilliant! I had no idea about the story of this man! If you find it interesting it would be nice to make one about Brandon Lee. Thank you!
Thomas Wright
Was just wishing for a Bruce Lee Biographic, and so it arrived!
MrBrklyn212UndergroundHipHop
'As you think so shall you become' - Bruce Lee
doom sayer
Excellent and gripping telling of Bruce Lees life. Magnificent sir. Magnificent.
Johni Simonsen
How about a video on Niels Bohr?
Dylan Schlie
Bruce Lee; God among men.
reanimated6
@biographics Please make a video on Yip Man ! =D The movies about him are awesome, but I doubt half of them are true!
Northern Thai Garden Guy
Well done, but I believe you left out the fact that Betty gave Bruce one of her equagesic's before he laid down. That is what caused the next cerebral edema event that ultimately took his life (allergic reaction to her medication).
TheSchmeister
This was very well done. It clarified a lot of things for me that I thought I already knew
Craig Colby
He definitely was billed as the fittest man on the planet.....but died because of something simple as an asprin. Life is fragile and proves we know not what secrets our bodies keep.
Lenny Fritz
Can you do Ronald Reagan? I would love that.
Gary Davis
Another great channel, Keep up the good work! I've learned so much.
Aron Husink
Incredible..learn so many thing about him..the first time I realize that he is a real street fighter first, before being a movie star
Nelson Smith
Damn, a Bruce Lee, Lee Marvin film. I can not imagine how awesome that would have been! Btw, Didn't Bruce Lee help come up with the concept for the series Kung fu? The video made it sound like it was a role that he simply didn't get.
Frederik Kofoed
I'm pretty sure that Bruce more then just wanted the role in the warrior. He practicaly wrote it :P
Seb Rodot
Great video:) What a long journey of sacrifice . My hero forever. "Deeds grow forth with great energy to a point of respect into appreciation" Always RIP.
Janice Gustafson
Outstanding, Simon. I never knew about the gang stuff. One man's epic struggle for self-mastery, beautifully and powerfully told.
Ya nigga Joe
My teacher learned from dan Inosanto
Infidel Gastro
It was very interesting. I've seen a few biographies of Bruce Lee before and this one was every bit as good as the best of them. It would've been better if Si was standing and presenting as he does in Top Tenz then we could've enjoyed watching him flailing his arms and hands about as usual, emulating Bruce Lee himself and adding realism to the show 😂
Yes I’m Blessed
All of these are so fascinating! Thank you, Simon, and crew!
Miss Noname
He'll always be the big boss. RIP Bruce & Brandon.💞 Dan Inosanto was friends with my kids' sensei. He showed me an old photo album. He also sparred with Chuck Norris back in the day. Pretty cool.
3rdeye Brand
the ending always gets me * tears
M. O.G.
great details,but one is incorrect he injured his back while doing the 'good morning' exercise
Lord Byron
Jackie Chan embraced by the master at 04:18
Joseph La Bianco
Watching another Simon !!! Your the best !!!!!! Again thank you ....
wonphi
Man. What the hell. That is not a picture of Wong Jack Man...Very disrespectful to Great Grand Master Ku Yu Cheung. Who disseminated Northern Shaolin Martial Arts to South China. He passed away when Bruce Lee was 12 years old. Get that right. tsk tsk tsk.
Real.Piece.Of.Work
"Oriental" good for you sir, much respect.
Jameson
Theodore Roosevelt would be an awesome biographic
Wise Guy
[email protected] 'deadliest fighting machine'!!! I love how these myths have snowballed over the past 4 decades I can remember. Most of which stemmed from his TV career. Actor, physical fitness guru, businessman he was. Great fighter...he was not.
Qthefun
He was and still is far to good for this world
Gaplodocus
That just goes to show that no matter how tough you are everyone needs rest and he didn't get enough. RIP
Weeaboo Trash
Bruce Lee legit looks like my 5th grade teacher wtf like in his 20s
Kaitybubbly
This is the video I was waiting for! Thank you Simon.
rsuriyop
Please do Bass Reeves. He's got a great bio that not a whole lot of people have heard about.
Wyatt Holiday
As far as I can tell from what I heard & saw other videos you left out some details
Nothing\
Great video. I've never been a huge fan of Kung Fu movies or Bruce Lee for that matter, but I find his power and discipline incredibly inspirational whenever I hear about him.
Zeal
very impressive that he could die on "january the 20th 1973" and then still manage to dub enter the dragon on "may the 10th 1973"
Lucky Ed
Bruce Lee left at 3 months old to Hong Kong old not 5 months?
L wnhp
This was a great job thank you enjoyed it very much and would love to see one on Brandon I know what they said happened buuut? ?
Bizarro Funhouse
Do one on his son Brandon Lee
Paul H Aube
Very interesting! I do like warrior people.
agirlyman
I love your videos brother they are incredibly and thoroughly accurate, keep up the great works!
BLACKEN SKATOGRAPHY
one of the most accurate biography of bruce's!!!
blood raven
thnx for making this vid
evan smith
Hi Simon Could you review Malcolm x and Martin Luther King thanks
Eric Krieger
Great! Now IP man please!
Fucked Gplus
he died of overworking epic
UberMikeSocal
12:34 Mr. Blonde: I bet you're a big Lee Marvin fan.
Slin Kadath
Thanks for the video, they're great to listen to while I'm at work, I can't get enough of these!
Afrika Smith
I thought his name was Ip Man, not Yip Man.
James Longstreet
Not many men,could mess with Chuck Norris.🎥
fred kelly
Bruce is on the highest tier of legends - Elvis, Ali, Bruce Lee.
SpockBoy
Bruce Lee is a legend and a personal hero. Interestingly, a lot of Bruce's mannerisms were "borrowed" from one of his cinematic heroes James Cagney including the swipe across the nose, sticking the chin out, and the "come hither" thing he did with his hand to encourage an opponent to come forward. RIP Bruce.
Mr. Doob
I love your videos, it's awesome to see a Hong Kong figure being covered as I am a Hong Konger as well! Keep them up!
Eric Patterson
Whoa Simon! Hold on...did you HONESTLY just call Bruce Lee "oriental"?!?! THAT TEARS IT! YOU SIR, are VIOLENTLY BRITISH!!!
Aaron Seet
I'm honestly surprised of no prolonged coverage on his philosophies.
voodoochild1975az
Lee's movies are great. The best martial arts films ever made imo. But his real gift to the world was his philosophy. Be like water my friends...
lovewhispers68
Why call a friend instead of an ambulance?
Amanda Archer
Yip Man is more familiarly know as IP Man. Yes the movies.
Brayden Ray
Can you tell us the music that was used in the video i love that music
Gary Daniel
This one really got to me. I'm no martial arts fan but to just be breaking into what he wanted and passing away. Drag Great job!
Dingfelder Smurfalot
1. James Coburn is not Lee Marvin, and it was Coburn, one of Bruce's students, that he was working with on the proposed movie 2. Bruce trained with William Cheung, not William Yung.
TODD BROWN
Love the channel Simon, perfect length format without losing any knowledge of the subject. .
Choy Daniel
thanx fr the vid! appreciate ur contents as always. Just one thing thats debated. Some say a nurse gave the name bruce
Kieran Corby
Nice video. Can you do Elvis next?🙏
Sami Rowley
Please, please PLEASE do a Biographic on Master Yip! :)
JohnnyOTGS
I noticed that you made an error, Simon. Linda's maiden name is Cadwell, not Emery.
Fabian R.
Didn´t he have an affair with Betty Ting Pei? Nice video anyway.
814325
Nossa, Simon, fiquei emocionado no final. Como você conta bem essas histórias... Você é um narrador sensacional.
wolfskid15
Oh my god, Bruce Lee was a Shonen anime protagonist
Markell McKenzie
I've heard that wong jack story different so many times lol
Lynda Anthony
Bruce was gorgeous, macho, sexy...a sex symbol in addition to being a great Martial Artist. He had charisma, charm, confidence and ability . Sigh. Gone way too soon
Silly Goose
dude, this is cool