The performance of middle-aged actors in the entertainment industry in recent years. Some middle-aged actors have brought many excellent works to the audience because of their profound acting skills and experience, but there are also some middle-aged actors who have been criticized by the audience as "drama bastards" because of their routine acting skills and repetitive characters.
Huang Lei is the "Xu Zhimo" in the audience's mind, but in recent years, he has created more images of "good father" and "good husband". His image in variety shows is deeply rooted in people's hearts, but some viewers think that his performance in the drama is too self-centered and lacks the depth of the role.
Jin Dong has been dubbed the "overbearing president" in recent years, and he has played such a role in many works. Although his acting skills are considered suitable for this kind of role, the audience is tired of his repeated roles and images.
Liu Mintao exploded in 2020 with a song, but her performance in the drama was considered to lack depth and aura, which did not match her role.
What are the challenges faced by middle-aged actors as they age? How do they stay competitive in the entertainment industry?
Wang Baoqiang, formerly known as Wang Yongqiang, is a Chinese actor born in Nanhe County, Xingtai City, Hebei Province. When he practiced martial arts in the Shaolin Temple, his legal name was Hengzhi. Wang Baoqiang is known as a "grassroots" actor, and his representative works include the movie "People on the Road", "Detective Chinatown" series, as well as the TV series "Soldier Assault" and "My Brother Called Shunyo". In 2023, he brought the mixed martial arts directorial film "In the Octagon".
Wang Baoqiang's life is full of legends. He began to practice martial arts at the age of 6, changed his name to Wang Baoqiang at the age of 8, and became a lay disciple in the Shaolin Temple of Songshan, with the legal name "Hengzhi". Later, he went to Beijing and won the 40th Golden Horse Award for Best New Actor with the 2003 movie "Blind Well". He played the role of "Stupid Root" in Feng Xiaogang's New Year movie "No Thief in the World", and has since emerged. He successfully created the image of the protagonist "Xu Sanduo" in the TV series "Soldier Assault" and became famous in one fell swoop.
During Wang Baoqiang's career, the 2012 road comedy "Man in Thailand" starring him in the road set a high box office of 1.264 billion yuan in Chinese mainland, which is also a record for Chinese film history Chinese-language films.
He also played the role of a serial robber murderer in 2013's Jia Zhangke's multi-part work "Destiny". In addition, he played a villain kung fu master Feng Yuxiu in the 2014 Hong Kong crime action film "One Man's Martial Arts", which was generally recognized.
Wang Baoqiang's family life has also attracted much attention. He married his ex-wife Ma Rong in 2010 but divorced in 2016. The divorce incident has aroused widespread attention in public opinion, and the complex plot and the story behind it have become the focus of the media.
Wang Baoqiang's success is not accidental. He learned martial arts in the Shaolin Temple since he was a child, and this experience laid a solid foundation for his later acting career. His martial arts skills not only brought him unique acting skills, but also won him the love of the audience. But martial arts skills alone are not enough to gain a foothold in the entertainment industry. Wang Baoqiang's success is also due to his diligence and hard work. He takes every character very seriously, constantly challenges himself, and strives to figure out the inner world of the character.
Wang Baoqiang, who came from the "grassroots", tells us from his own experience that success does not depend on background, but on his own efforts and talents. His story has inspired many young people with dreams, telling them that if they work hard, they can achieve their dreams.