A Hong Kong film director, producer and a movie writer, Ronny Yu is well known for his hit movies like The Servant, Bride of Chucky, Freddy vs. Jason and many others. Despite being interested in direction, he studied business due to the pressure of the family business. He debuted his direction from the movie, The Servant with the help of his friend. He gained much of the popularity and earing from his starting movie.
Early Life and Education
Ronny Yu was born as Ronny Yu Yan-Tai in 1950 in Hong Kong as an only son of his parents. When he was 9months old, Yu suffered from polio which took a long recovery that prevents him from developing an active childhood. During the time to cope with loneliness, he used to fantasized the world from which his passion to become a director immersed.
Regarding his academics, studied business and earned an MBA degree from Ohio University only because of the pressure of his family business.
Yu’s career began after his graduation, when one of his friends, Philip Chan made him direct first movie named, The Servant which made the highest box office collection in the year in the Hong Kong. The movie became successful after the work of the casts including Cho Yeo-Jeong, Ryu Hyun-Kyung, Kim Joo0hyunk, Ryoo Seung-bum, Oh Dal-Su and others. He then got more inspired and began to work hard.
Moreover, his movie, The Bride with White Hair of 1993 developed his signature style of storytelling through sumptuous imagery. With much of the hit movies, he became one of the highest box office collector directors in Hong Kong and also became famous in the UK and US through the art house theater. Yu gained much of the appreciation from the audiences and critics as a result won the Grand Prize at the Fantastica Film Festival in Belgium.
As of 1995, his love story movie, Ye ban ge sheng became one of the popular movies which was based on the novel, The Phantom of the Opera. From 1987, he launched his Hollywood career after releasing his two movies including It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad along with casts Jonathan Winters, Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, others and The Girl Next Door with stars Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Paul Dano, Olivia Wilde and so on.
Furthermore, he gained three franchises of horror films like Freddy vs. Jason (2003) and Bride of Chucky (1998). From which he earned $114.9 million and $50.7 million respectively after the release.
The citizen of China,Yu is currently a married man who exchanges the vows along with his wife, Shen Yueming. She is also a director and an actress in Hong Kong who featured in numbers of movies including Meng, Duo quing zong, Tian ji guo he and others. The couple keeps themselves far from the limelight as appeared rarely in public together. So, as per the available information, they are still together and no such news about their divorce and extramarital affairs.
67 years director and producer, Yu is today with numbers of hit movies and might be successful to collect net worth not less than $1 million which he hides from the public and the audiences. The director with massive earning is having a lavish life along with his family.