|When Bruce debuted to the world giving a demostration of Martial Arts at Ed Parker's 1964 internationals, Ed was getting it all down on film. Fate intervened a few years later while Ed was teaching Jay Sebring (one of the people later killed along with Sharon Tate in the Sharon Tate murders). Jay mentioned that his friend Bill Dozier (the producer of "Batman 1966 T.V. series") had bought the rights to the "Green Hornet" and needed a Kato. Parker showed Dozier the film on Bruce and the rest is history. As Kato on the popular T.V. series "The Green Hornet", Bruce introduced millions to the beauty, creativity and power of the martial arts.|
|Bruce felt certain that "The Green Hornet" was going to be his "Big Break," but after the series went off the air after only one season, Bruce found that parts calling for orientals were few and far between. He landed a small role in "Marlowe," a feature film starring James Garner, and also appeared in a few episodes of "Longstreet," a television series starring James Franciscus, but for the most part his career was going nowhere. Then, he decide to opened up three Knoons (schools) designed for only the most serious of martial arts students. It was here that he developed and taught what was to become JEET KUNE DO. Which he had a group of students like Steve McQueen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Coburn, Dan Inosanto, Etc.|
The Big Bosswas a typical low budget "chop-suey" film. Bruce was reluctant to have this film shown in the western market because of it's lack of sophistication. His charisma and martial arts ability overshadowed any short comings in the film and instantly catapulted him to superstar status.
The Chinese Connection(Fist of Fury)
With the box office success of The Big Boss behind him, Bruce asserted more of himself in each succeeding film. In The Chinese Connection his fight scenes were flawless and believable. His simple and direct fighting style of Jeet Kune Do would set the standard for all martial arts films to come.