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TOP 10 ASIAN AMERICAN ACTORS/ACTRESSES<br />By Mitch Maiers<br />AMCULT 214.002<br />
Introduction<br />This is the a list of the top 10 Asian American actors/actresses in the United States<br />Even though t...
Methods<br />The list was compiled by researching over 200 Asian American actors/actresses listed on Wikipedia<br />Each a...
10. Pat Morita<br />Total Grosses in US: $521,908,937<br />Played Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II ...
9. Jet Li<br />Total Grosses in US:  $594,176,709<br />Played Emperor Han in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Han...
8. George Takei<br />Total Grosses in US: $726,104,347<br />Played Commander Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek I –VI<br />Takei is ...
7. Mako<br />Total Grosses in US: $766,153,647<br />Played Admiral Yamamoto in Pearl Harbor<br />Born in Kobe, Japan<br />...
6. Ken Leung<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,006,587,104<br />Played Kid Omega in X-Men: The Last Stand and Sang in Rush Hour...
5. Lucy Liu<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,128,456,083<br />Played Alex in Charlie’s Angels and O-RenIshi (aka cottonmouth) ...
4. James Hong<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,179,495,058<br />Has played numerous roles, but most recently as Mr. Wu in The ...
3. John Cho<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,193,553,000<br />Played Harold in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Sulu in S...
2. Keanu Reeves<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,797,495,058<br />Played Neo in The Matrix and Jack Traven in Speed<br />Was b...
1. Jackie Chan<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,203,452,000<br />Played Detective Inspector Lee in Rush Hour, and Rush Hour II...
For More Information…<br />All of the gross sales information for all of the actors and exactly what the gross of each mov...
Conclusion<br />There are hundreds of Asian American actors and actresses, this study analyzed over 200 of them <br />The ...
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This is a list of the top 10 Asian American actors/actresses of the last few decades in the United States according to the gross earnings of the movies the actors/actresses have been in

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  1. 1. TOP 10 ASIAN AMERICAN ACTORS/ACTRESSES<br />By Mitch Maiers<br />AMCULT 214.002<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />This is the a list of the top 10 Asian American actors/actresses in the United States<br />Even though there are not many Asian American actors/actresses in American movies, there are still a few that have been very successful<br />This presentation will highlight those Asian Americans who have shined in Hollywood<br />
  3. 3. Methods<br />The list was compiled by researching over 200 Asian American actors/actresses listed on Wikipedia<br />Each actor was researched to find out which movies they had been in <br />Then each movie was found to see the total gross sales of the movie<br />Finally each actor received a total sum of gross sales by adding up the total gross sales for each movie they acted in and the top ten were ranked<br />If an actor or actress never played a major role in any of their movies they were not counted on the list<br />Actors, such as Bruce Lee were not included because there is not data on the sales of their movies since their movies were made before movies reported their sales<br />
  4. 4. 10. Pat Morita<br />Total Grosses in US: $521,908,937<br />Played Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid Part II and III<br />Was born in Iselton, California to Japanese immigrants<br />Was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Karate Kid<br />
  5. 5. 9. Jet Li<br />Total Grosses in US: $594,176,709<br />Played Emperor Han in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Han Sing in Romeo Must Die<br />Was born in Beijing, China and is a martial artist <br />Li is an international film star <br />
  6. 6. 8. George Takei<br />Total Grosses in US: $726,104,347<br />Played Commander Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek I –VI<br />Takei is a Japenese American actor born in Los Angeles, California<br />Speaks fluent English, Japanese and Spanish<br />
  7. 7. 7. Mako<br />Total Grosses in US: $766,153,647<br />Played Admiral Yamamoto in Pearl Harbor<br />Born in Kobe, Japan<br />His first movie was The Sand Pebbles in 1966 and he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie<br />
  8. 8. 6. Ken Leung<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,006,587,104<br />Played Kid Omega in X-Men: The Last Stand and Sang in Rush Hour<br />Was born in New York City<br />
  9. 9. 5. Lucy Liu<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,128,456,083<br />Played Alex in Charlie’s Angels and O-RenIshi (aka cottonmouth) in Kill Bill Volume I and II<br />Born in Queens, New York by Taiwanese immigrant parents<br />Went to the University of Michigan<br />
  10. 10. 4. James Hong<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,179,495,058<br />Has played numerous roles, but most recently as Mr. Wu in The Day the Earth Stood Still<br />Was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota because his dad immigrated from Hong Kong<br />Former President of the Association of Asian/Pacific Islander Artists (AAPAA)<br />
  11. 11. 3. John Cho<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,193,553,000<br />Played Harold in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Sulu in Star Trek<br />Was born in South Korea <br />He popularized the slang term “MILF” in his small role in American Pie<br />
  12. 12. 2. Keanu Reeves<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,797,495,058<br />Played Neo in The Matrix and Jack Traven in Speed<br />Was born in Lebanon and His father is an American of Hawaiian and Chinese descent<br />Has a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame<br />
  13. 13. 1. Jackie Chan<br />Total Grosses in US: $1,203,452,000<br />Played Detective Inspector Lee in Rush Hour, and Rush Hour II and III<br />Was born in Hong Kong<br />Has 10 Best Actor Nominations and 6 Best Action Choreography Nominations<br />
  14. 14. For More Information…<br />All of the gross sales information for all of the actors and exactly what the gross of each movie was can be found at http://www.the-numbers.com/people/<br />The information on the actors biographies can be found by typing in the actor’s name in Wikipedia. We found where each actor was born on Wikipedia. <br />
  15. 15. Conclusion<br />There are hundreds of Asian American actors and actresses, this study analyzed over 200 of them <br />The ten people listed above are just a short list and are definitely not the only successful Asian American actors and actresses<br />It was hard to make the top ten, I challenge you to research other successful Asian American actors and actresses<br />
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