Well this is the second time this week (after Wednesday's love-fest for German actor Clemens Schick) that I've begun what was meant to be a brief post highlighting some dude only to end up with hundreds and hundreds of beefcakey pics suddenly at my disposal - and lord knows I can never say no when such things are at my disposal. Anyway say hello to Taiwanese-Canadian actor Eddie Peng.
When I saw that Zhang Yimou's controversially cast film The Great Wall was coming out this weekend I knew it would behoove us to sneak ourselves in around its big white leading man and find us an actual Asian actor to ogle, and there was Eddie. Rarin' to go. I already had a great big folder of him waiting for such a moment -- he'd caught my eye thanks to 2013's boxing flick Unbeatable (of which there are many pictures below).
Anyway he appears to be a pretty big star in China, having risen up from TV - supposedly all out of nowhere, too. He was a business major in college in Canada when he had to go back to Taiwan for his grandmother's funeral, where he was "discovered"...
... and by the way those aren't my quotation marks around "discovered" - his IMDB biography puts the word "discovered" in quotation marks for some reason, which really makes me question the veracity of this account. Possibly sex was involved?
I can't figure out what the gay role was that Eddie played but he has played gay in his career (you'll see a few pictures of that below too) which always surprises me - I still don't really understand what the status of homosexuality in Chinese culture is; anybody that wants to set me straight (so to speak) in the comments have at it. Until then let us hit the jump for 150-ish more pictures...
Oooh thanx for this.
They're casting the Crazy Rich Asians movie now...
Thank you for this. That's all I can say at this moment.
Eddie has acted in 2 gay-theme movies, one's a short, the other a feature. Both didn't fare well unfortunately. Gays in Chinese culture? It's different for the various Chinese-majority countries. Taiwan has been the most progressive of the lot. In China, many gay men get married to women whilst fulfilling their horndog desires on the sly. In Singapore, it's still a criminal act legally although the law has not been enforced for decades. Hong Kong is a mixed bag really. Thanks for featuring Asian stars like Eddie. It's always gratifying to find diversity in movie blogs and websites. Jans
Eddie is a very talented actor super funny and extremely hot man !
there is a certain similarity between Eddie"s facial expression and Jim Carrey's. In my opinion Jim is one of the most talented comedians of all times, and i am certain humor comes from a high intellect, i've only watched one movie with Eddie, Sun Wu Kong, but it was enough to see the intelligence spark these two actors have in common.
i can't wait to see more movies with Eddie, because no matter what he plays he'll rock that movie!
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