Notable Roles: Enter the Dragon (1973); The Way of the Dragon (1972); The Chinese Connection (1972); Fists of Fury (1971)

Almost a myth in his own right, Bruce Lee has been often credited with helping to change the way Asians were presented in American films. A physical titan in martial arts garb with his own level of class off camera, his focus helped transcend his work into the practice of an icon and introduced the world to an honorable, personal philosophy that still maintains today.