Bruce Lee was instrumental in the global popularity of martial arts, and he is still the most famous martial artist in the world, some 40 years after his death in 1973. He appears in video games, he has ranges of branded clothing and other goods, and his movies are constantly being re-issued to audiences hungry for more. But Bruce was a man of action in all aspects of his life. Before he made a name for himself in Seattle, USA he had appeared in nearly 20 Hong Kong movies. He wrote poetry and philosophy as well as film ideas and scripts.