Jet Li didn't resort to shirtless scenes as much as Bruce Lee did, but he had his own panache, humor and steely face. He was superb in his own right.
Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang had a handful of superb fight scenes in `Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but the gravity-defying bout and rooftop chase were the best. Jet Li's `Hero takes a bit of its choreography from the two ladies' extended hang-time. All of these scenes are staged, of course, but a bit of inspiration and imagination can lift real-life Parkour practice, for example, to a higher level of athleticism and impact.