New Bruce Lee Documentary
So I'm pretty much obsessed with Bruce Lee. Not a lot of people know this, but Bruce Lee was actually a big child star in China long before he came to the United States. He grew up pretty privileged because both his parents were fairly famous over there. When he came to America, he had nothing. His own wife Linda, who is American, had no idea he was a film star in China for quite some time.
I learned all of this from watching hours and hours of movies and documentaries and reading anything I could about him growing up. ESPN has not only made a series about his life, but they covered so much more. It may already be the best Bruce Lee documentary ever made. They interview Linda Lee (wife), Shannon Lee (daughter), Robert Lee (brother), Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and a ton of other people who knew him. They tell this great story about his beginnings and his final days...and this is just the first episode. They taught me things I didn't know about him and when I say I'm obsessed, I don't think you understand. I have seen every movie, I have watched almost every documentary, I even named my son after a Character his son played. Brandon Lee (Bruce's son) died making The Crow back in the 90's. His character's name was Eric Draven. I named my son Dravyn after him.
His martial arts was great, but what really makes him a legend is his philosophies on living. He has such a great view on life and a willingness to share it with anyone who will listen. I don't think most people really realize how amazing of a person he was. Let's just put it this way, watching things about his life will make anyone feel instantly motivated to improve their own life. It's one thing to hear a man say great things, but it's entirely different to watch them believe their own words and live it everyday. ESPN 30 for 30 on the ESPN app is where you can catch "Be Water" and several other amazingly done documentaries.
"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."
- Bruce Lee