The Life And Legend Of Bruce Lee

Nov 13, 2018

Through his legendary films, Bruce Lee bridged cultural barriers, upended stereotypes and made martial arts a global phenomenon. Biographer Matthew Polly joins us to explore the life of this ambitious actor who grew obsessed with martial arts.

Through his legendary films, Bruce Lee bridged cultural barriers, upended stereotypes and made martial arts a global phenomenon. In a new biography, the writer Matthew Polly probes deeply into Lee’s past to find the man behind the legend. Polly says that, contrary to popular opinion, Lee was an ambitious actor who grew obsessed with martial arts, not a kung-fu guru who happened to make a few movies. Polly joins us to talk about Lee’s complicated and inspiring life. (Rebroadcast)

Matthew Polly's book is called Bruce Lee: A Life [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]