Video of Bruce Lee Playing Ping Pong with Nunchucks

A video of Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nunchucks has garnered attention via social media lately. Is this video real?

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It’s not real.

It was a commercial created in 2005 by Nokia for a limited edition Bruce Lee cell phone. The award-winning commercial was produced by JWT Shanghai, and was created to look as if it were filmed in the late 60s or early 70s. They used a Bruce Lee lookalike. The men playing ping pong mimicked the motions of an actual game, but the ball was inserted digitally after the fact. At first we see “Lee” beating a single opponent, and then taking on two opponents at the same time. There is also video of “Lee” lighting a cigarette – with his nunchucks - as it dangles from another man’s mouth.

It’s interesting to note that the commercial only showed the phone for a few seconds.

Here are the credits as given in an interview, found here.

Agency: JWT Shanghai
Creative Director: Yang Yeo
Art Director: Lillie Zhong, YongLiang Yang
Writer: Jacqueline Ye, Rafael Freire
Designer: Sean Tang
Original Artist: YongLiang Yang
Client Service: Betty Tsai
Agency Production: Liza Law, Tao Shen, Hester Lim, Joseph Yu
Agency Producer: Jane Zhang
Director: Hailong Li
Production House: One Productions (Beijing)
Producer: Xue Wu, Yuncheng An
Editor: Chun Huang, Jing Li
Music Company: Vision Unit Production
Composer: Jiangzhou Feng

Bottom Line

The video of Bruce Lee playing ping pong with nun-chucks was a television commercial created in 2005 by Nokia for a limited edition Bruce Lee cell phone.

 

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  • Bruce

    Aw man I thought this was real at first. Still cool though!

  • Max

    I Thought it Was Real . Well They Did a Great Job on it.

  • SamSamTheButcherMan

    Um, There are 2 ‘articles’ on that page. Those credits are for JWT Shanghai (first article on page). You want the credits at the bottom of the page for JWT Beijing…

  • Bob

    Did you READ the article?! It was an award-winning Nokia commercial from 2005!