JET LI (1963) Age-49 Jet Li is literally a hero in China. He started learning modern Wushu and Kung Fu when he was eight. When Li was 12 yrs. old, he won the gold medal in a championship, against two competitors who were in their 20s. Once when the Chinese National Wushu Team visited the U.S.A. and performed for president Richard Nixon, Li was asked by Nixon whether he would like to be his personal bodyguard, upon which he replied, "I don't want to protect any individual. When I grow up, I want to defend my one billion Chinese countrymen!" Some of his famous movies are Shaolin Temple, Once Upon A Time in China, Fist of Legend, Romeo Must Die etc.