30 Brilliant Facts About Benedict Wong Every Fan Must Know

Benedict Wong
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Benedict Wong has been in the Hollywood industry for nearly 3 decades now, and has kind of become a household name, having appeared in more movies and TV series than a lot people would realize. With a great deal of expertise, he can be named as a very big supporting character in a lot of ways. He has often proved to the world that it is not necessary to play the lead role to catch the attention of the audience. As he is known to play the characters that are there at the right time to do the right thing needed. Despite being in the industry for so many years, he has also successfully managed to keep his personal life under wraps. Here are some really interesting facts about him and his professional career that will make you love him more:

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  1.  His performance as Kyo in the 2020 supernatural drama movie “Nine Days,” earned him a nomination for a Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male in the year 2021.
  2.  For his role as Zhang Lin in the “Chimerica” he was nominated for the West End Frame award for Best Dramatic Performance of the year 2013.
  3.  He played the role of Kublai Khan in the Netflix series “Marco Polo” in the year 2014, which was renewed for an another 10-episode second series.
  4.  In 2016, he was cast as Wong in the superhero film “Doctor Strange,” and reprised the role in the crossover films “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
  5.  For his performance in the role of Guo Yi in the movie “Dirty Pretty Things,” he earned a nomination at the British Independent Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
  6.  Benedict Wong was born on July 3, 1971 in Eccles, Lancashire, England. His parents, who are natives of Hong Kong, immigrated to the United Kingdom via Ireland.
  7.  Although the family emigrated to the United Kingdom, in his childhood days, he spent a lot of time with his family watching Hong Kong action movies
  8.  He was raised in Salford, where he attended De La Salle Sixh Form College on Weaste Lane, Salford. He also took up a two-year performing arts course at Salford City College.
  9.  His first role was in “Kai Mei Sauce,” a BBC Radio play written by Kevin Wong, in the year 1993. He also made appearances in “15 Storeys High,” and “Look Around You.”
  10.  He played the role of Errol Spears in the “15 Storeys High,” alongside Sean Lock, and was cast as Franklin Fu in the second series of “Look Around You.”
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  12.  In the initial days of his career, to make a living, he worked as an usher at Manchester’s now defunct Green Room Theatre.
  13.  Wong appeared in the second episode of Series 4 of the Channel 4 comedy “The IT Crowd” playing the character of Prime.
  14.  He also appeared in the movie “Shanghai” in the character of Juso Kita, and was also cast in the role of Li in the BBC series “Spirit Warriors.”
  15.  In the year 2012, he appeared in the Ridley Scott film “Prometheus” as ship's pilot Ravel.
  16.  He was cast in the lead role of “#aww: The Arrest of Ai WeiWei” at the Hampstead Theatre, in the year 2013.
  17.  Within a few months, the Almeida Theatre announced that Wong had joined the cast of the play “Chimerica.”
  18.  He played the role of gangster Lau in the BBC Two comedy-drama “The Wrong Mans,” in the year 2013.
  19.  He appeared in another Ridley Scott science fiction film, playing the director of the Jet Propulsion Lab, Bruce Ng in “The Martian.”
  20.  In 2016, he appeared in "Hated in the Nation", an episode of the anthology series “Black Mirror,” playing Shaun Li, an agent with the National Crime Agency.
  21.  He voiced the character of Alex Yu in the Arkane Studios's first person shooter video game, Prey, released on May 5, 2017.
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  23.  In the 2018 movie “Avengers: Infinity War,” the line “I wouldn’t say no to a tuna melt” that was spoken by Wong, was actually written in the first draft of the script.
  24.  Wong started as the lawmaker in the “2036: Nexus Dawn,” a promotional short film prequel to Blade Runner 2049 directed by Luke Scott and co-starring Jared Leto.
  25.  He lent his voice to the character of warrior giant tong in the Disney animated movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” in the year 2021.
  26.  While shooting “Kublai Khan” in Kazahkstan, he said that they had to drive for nearly five hours every day to the sets outside the city, where roads were no longer roads but just passages between mountains.
  27.  In the year 2018, he was cast as the scientist Lomax in the science fiction horror movie “Annihilation,” directed by Alex Garland.
  28.  He voiced the character of Skeksis general skekVar in the 2019 Netflix series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” a prequel to the 1982 movie “The Dark Crystal.”
  29.  In the 2019 movie “Avengers: Endgame,” the Russo Brothers revealed through their Twitter account that NoobMaster69 was actually Wong.
  30.  Recalling filming “Kublai Khan” in Kazahkstan, he said that the location would be in mountains where only the sounds of horses clumping could be heard. He also loved that, as it was a sort of beautiful silence.
  31.  He was featured as a Necromancer in an episode of the FX television series "What We Do in the Shadows," in the year 2020.
  32.  Wong will be reprising his role as Wong in the 2021 movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” and the 2022 movie “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” both the movies, a part of Phase Four of the MCU.
  33.  Benedict Wong Net Worth: $3 Million

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