His 10 best
Updated: 2013-08-21 09:13
Crazy Stone: Huang's breakout role, cementing his stature as the personification of the "little people".
Crazy Racer: Huang's second collaboration with director Ning Hao packs more punches in the realm of slapstick fun.
Cow: Huang plays opposite a cow in an allegorical tale set in a Japanese-invaded village. The role won him multiple awards and changed the minds of people who saw him as only a comic actor.
Design of Death: Huang's role as an idiot rebel is eerily reminiscent of Lu Xun's archetype of the Chinese peasant. The movie functions best as a fable.
Hosting the 49th Taiwan Golden Horse Award ceremony: Another inconceivable job performed with unexpected virtuosity and wit.
Lost in Thailand: As the least important member of a trio, Huang stumbles into the highest-grossing Chinese movie in history.
To Live: Huang Bo infuses the role, widely believed to be immortalized in the film version, with such poignancy and humanity even his peers are profoundly touched.
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons: Huang does not carry the movie, but adds a subversive twist to a much beloved mythical character, the Monkey King.
The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel: Director Guan has given Huang two brilliant star vehicles. Here, he takes his favorite star on a side-splitting rollercoaster.
Say Yes!: Huang is clearly on a roll. Even a romantic comedy he stars in turns out to be a serious moneymaker.