In 1945, at the age of six, Liu Xun began to study Peking Opera and entered a professional class specializing in Peking Opera. Because there was no formal school at that time, he just studied Peking Opera with his master. He was also taught by Li Wanchun, Shang Heyu, Zhang Dejun, Li Shaochun and Gai jiaotian. At the age of 14, he also performed in foreign countries on behalf of the Chinese Art Troupe. In 1958, at the age of 19, he graduated from school and was assigned to the Peking opera academy of China to teach. After that, he performed in different places in China, made model operas, and experienced the cultural revolution. In 1980, he came to Hong Kong because he was dissatisfied with the bureaucratic atmosphere at that time. After going to Hong Kong, Liu Xun worked as a lecturer in the Hong Kong Academy for performing arts and engaged in Cantonese opera research. You Shengpu, Luo Jiaying, Li Qifeng, Chen Haofu, li long, Yin Feiyan and Chen Jiaming were all under his guidance.
In 1986, he served as a drama director in Tsui Hark's film Dao Ma Dan, and has been associated with the film ever since.
In 1987, he took part in the first movie "zombie supreme" and played senior brother Maoshan in the movie.
In 1990, eunuch gujinfu, the villain leader of Tsui Hark's costume action movie "xiaoaojianghu", won the nomination of best supporting actor in the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards for his wonderful performance.
In 1991, he played Liu Yongfu, the commander of the black flag army, in the first Huang Feihong series film "one of Huang Feihong's top ambitions" directed by Tsui Hark. In the same year, he took part in the last film of the ghost series, ghost of a beautiful woman III, and played the role of Chan Master Baiyun who sacrificed his life for martyrdom.
In 1992, he took part in the ancient costume action movie "New Dragon Gate Inn" directed by Li Huimin, playing Jia Ting, one of the four leading actors in the East chamber, creating a eunuch image with a smile in his mouth and a sword in his mouth.
In 1993, director Tsui Hark again used Liu Xun to play Huang Qiying, Huang Feihong's father, in the movie "Huang Feihong's third Lion King", creating an old, open-minded, dignified and lovely image of an old man. In the same year, he and Wu Ma played Taoist brothers in the film "the king of yin and Yang in painted skin".
In 1994, he took part in the costume comedy "nine grade sesame officials' white bread in the sky" directed by Wang Jing, playing Li Lianying, the eunuch of the late Qing Dynasty. In the same year, he played the villain role in the martial arts film "east evil and West poison" directed by Wong Kar Wai, and had two fights.
In 1995, together with Shi Xiaolong, Hao Shaowen, Wu Mengda and Ge Minhui, he starred in the comedy "invincible anti duel star" and played the role of martial uncle.
In 1996, Zhang Guorong, Liu Dehua and Jing Jing co starred in the Republic of China Mafia drama "new Shanghai beach", playing uncle Liu, the housekeeper of the Feng family.
In 1998, he took part in the action film blue blood and blue sky directed by Lin Weilun.
Since 2000, the number of films and TV works has decreased.
In 2001, he co starred with Zheng Yijian, Cecilia Cheung and Gu Tianle in the martial arts film Shu Shan Zhuan directed by Tsui Hark, playing master Zunsheng, the eminent monk of Wutai Mountain.
In 2002, he took part in the horror film "soul is not together" directed by Liang Baijian.
In 2004, he co starred with Guan Zhibin, Zhang Zhiheng and CAI Zhuoyan in the comedy "big nonsense" directed by Guan Xinhui.
In 2013, he took part in the action movie "a great master" directed by Wong Kar Wai, playing Mr. Rui.
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Liu Xun has a good reputation of being a Tathagata with thousands of faces. He can switch between good and evil freely. What he plays is like what he plays, especially the role of eunuch. (Taiwan Zhongshi electronic news) although Liu Xun's name is not very impressive, he has a deep foundation in the stage. He is a drama player, and he is naturally at ease in film performance. He began to cooperate with Tsui Hark in directing Dao Ma Dan, and then played an important supporting role in Tsui Hark's many plays, such as Xiao Ao Jiang lake, the lion king, the New Dragon Gate Inn, and the ghost of the beautiful girl 2 and 3, which made a deep impression on people. (Sohu online review)
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