- Jay Chou
Jay Chou is a Taiwanese singer, songwriter, record and film producer, director, and actor. He released his first album titled Jay in 2000 at the age of 21. While the album was well-received it was not until a year later when he released his sophomore album “Fantasy,” that he became a bona fide star. At the time, his music was dramatically different from the other types of mainstream mandarin pop, including themes and his vocal delivery. To date, he has released 14 albums.
With his huge following in Asia, it would come as no surprise that Hollywood would try to tap into his popularity. Chou would make his Hollywood debut in 2011 in the modern-day remake of “The Green Hornet,” where he played Kato (a role formerly played by Bruce Lee in the 1960s Television iteration) costarring alongside Seth Rogan’s Green Hornet. The movie was panned by critics but made a profit. While Chou has never been tapped to play another leading role, he has made an appearance in 2016’s “Now You See Me 2.”
2. Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is a great artist who allows me to improvise and pull my emotions like a drawing. His works are based on his mind and how he views the world. He inspires me to boldly paint what I see and what I fantasize about, which is also the reason why I like painting. My favorite works by Van Gogh are “Starry Night” and “Starry Night over the Rhone”. I have often fantasized about this world, but I don’t know how to express it. Van Gogh told me that I could describe my own language through painting, and put all my emotions and language into the painting.
He was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. Not commercially successful, he struggled with severe depression and poverty, eventually leading to suicide at the age of 37.
3. Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was the first foreign artist I knew when I was in China. His dance and song inspired me to be such a special person, a person who can be remembered by everyone. All of his creations are ushering in a new area so that more people can be inspired to create.
Known as the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson was a best-selling American singer, songwriter, and dancer. As a child, Jackson became the lead singer of his family’s popular Motown group, the Jackson 5. He went on to a solo career of astonishing worldwide success, delivering No. 1 hits from the albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad. In his later years, Jackson was dogged by allegations of child molestation. He died in 2009 at age 50 of a drug overdose just before launching a comeback tour.
Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, in Gary, Indiana. Under his father’s encouragement, Jackson’s career in music began at the age of 5.
Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, was a homemaker and a devout Jehovah’s Witness. His father, Joseph Jackson, had been a guitarist who put aside his musical aspirations to provide for his family as a crane operator. Behind the scenes, Joseph pushed his sons to succeed. He was also reportedly known to become violent with them.