Chow Yun Fat to me is Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Cary Grant all rolled into one. He started off in HK television for a number of years, but in collaborations with directors John Woo and Ringo Lam he became an international star. Though best known for his action roles, he is able to carry a romantic or comedic film with incredible charm. I am still not sure whether he is really a great actor, but he has such screen presence that it doesn't really matter. Watching him simply carry hmself or give that dazzling smile is often enough to carry a film.