Bruce Lee's journey from unlikely television superhero sidekick, to iconic martial arts movie actor, writer, director and producer.
Bruce Lee's Hollywood screen test. Originally intended for William Dozier's never-produced "Number One Son" project, this screen test led to Bruce eventually being cast as sidekick "Kato" in "The Green Hornet" TV show.
Bruce was cast in the TV show, "Longstreet", as an antiques dealer and Jeet Kune Do instructor who becomes Longstreet's (James Franciscus, pictured) martial arts instructor. One of the more well known episodes was titled, "The Way Of The Intercepting Fist". Translated, Jeet Kune Do means "Way Of The Intercepting Fist".
Bruce discusses the significance of the Longstreet episode with Pierre Berton, and recites his famous "Be Water" philosophy from the show.
Wach the fight, and see how it compares to Bruce's original notes.
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Reference Material: "Bruce Lee: Evolution of a Martial Artist" by Tommy Gong.
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