Hongkong actor Ray Lui, 63, shot to fame in 1980 when he starred opposite Chow Yun Fat and Angie Chiu in TVB drama The Bund, which, for those of you not, um, vintage enough to know, is a zeitgeist-changing, mega-popular drama series about gang members in Shanghai.

The Bund made Ray one of the most-in demand actors of his generation but believe it or not, he almost did not become an actor because TVB had deemed him “not good looking” enough.

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