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Tony Leung Chiu Wai yesterday attended the CineAsia award presentation to receive the Outstanding Actor award. Wai Jai said that the credit for his achievements today did not belong to just one person. They required the coordination of a lot of people and resources. After 30 years in the business he has always felt that he was lucky. He hoped that in the future he would be able to play more mature characters and have a new director in his acting career.

Wai Jai admitted that for glorious film industry achievements, aside from hard work luck was also very important. They needed the coordination of many people. resources and good teams. He said, "I am very lucky, I grew up in the most golden age of Hong Kong television and film. I ran into many opportunities and good production teams, cultivating me to today's performance. I have never thought how great I was, but I feel I am very lucky."

What goals will he have for the future? Wai Jai pointed out that he has never had many special goal or wished for anything. He would only jump into each performance and do his best. He said, "No matter how great you are, you still need other people to cooperate to be able to achieve perfection." Wai Jai said that he has already entered into another stage. After age 50, he could play even more mature characters. He hoped that his future actor life will have new direction. He said, "For example, when I was little I saw John Travolta's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, then in England I saw his PULP FICTION. I was wowed, I felt it was great for an actor to have this opportunity. When he was young he had his own representative work, in middle age he also had other developing character. I hope to be able to be like this."

Wai Jai with THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI) was nominated at the 56th Asia Pacific Film Festival, again running into STRAY DOG's Lee Kang-Sheng for the Best Actor competition. Wai Jai said that he was just as happy whether he or someone else won. In the past 30 years he has already received encouragement and support from the industry and friends. Thus he felt anyone who should be encouraged should be encouraged with awards. He pointed out that his state of mind now is already different. He was carefree with a lot but he would not announce that he would no longer accept awards because he was carefree.

Carina Lau Ka Ling just celebrated her birthday. Because she was in Beijing, Wai Jai was unable to celebrate with Ka Ling. However he sent a gift. He denied though that he gave her a hundred million yuan home in Shanghai. Wai Jai pointed out that he will spend Christmas with Ka Ling, but they will not go overseas because he had to rehearse for Anita Mui Yim Fong's concert. For now he did not know what song he will sing as he was waiting for Jacky Cheung Hok Yau's arrangement. Wai Jai said that he would not give himself any pressure because it was not a singing contest. The effort and the intention were the most important.

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