Earlier Andy Lau was guest at CCTV-1 variety programme VOICE and answered questions from the audience, some of the questions were on his “contest” with good friend Tony Leung Chiu Wai for the past 30 years in showbiz, the questions being asked includes: “If Chow Yun Fat and Tony Leung fall into the sea at the same time, who would you rescue first?” Andy who had contested for the Best Actor award with Tony on several occasion quipped that he would use a stone to throw at Tony so that he would not be able to come onto the shore, because “without him, I would be the Best Actor winner in the next 20 years”, thus showing off his high EQ joke.
Andy and Tony are of the same age, being in showbiz for more than 30 years, both started off from the TV circle before shifting their focus to the silver screen, their collaboration in Infernal Affairs in 2002 was a hit.
In 2000, Andy won the Best Actor award at the Hong Kong Films Awards with Running Out of Time, 2 Golden Horse Film Awards Best Actor and 3 Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor considered not a bad return, but as early as 1994 Tony won both the Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Film Awards Best Actor awards with Chungking Express, currently he’s still the record holder with 3 Golden Horse Film Awards Best Actor awards and 5 times Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor, he also won Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival with In the Mood for Love, considered outstanding return. In the Infernal Affairs trilogy, Tony won the Golden Horse Best Actor first followed by Andy two years later. Andy and Tony competed each other for the Best Actor award in Hong Kong Film Awards and Golden Horse Film Awards for 4 times, Tony won twice in Hong Kong Film Awards and a tie of 1:1 each in Golden Horse Film Awards.
When Andy recently attended VOICE, the focus was on his love-hate relationship with Tony, when asked: “If Chow Yun Fat and Tony Leung fall into the sea at the same time, who would you rescue first?” Andy answered: “I will quickly find a stone and throw at him, don’t allow him to come back on shore! Tony in the sea cannot be saved, without him, I’ll be the Best Actor in the next 20 years!” He used humor to answer this sensitive question. He revealed: “Once Tony accompanied Carina Lau for two months when shooting a film with me, after work we would go bowling together, he’s kind of person who can moved people easily, also have a normal heart. When shooting with Tony I would feel nervous, I feel honor too.”
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