Huang Xiaoming 黄晓明

The Croods (2013)

Huang Xiaoming has recorded the voice-over for the Chinese release of THE CROODS, a DreamWorks Animation film.

Xiaoming speaks the voice for Guy, the male lead, who is voiced by Ryan Reynolds in the English-language version.

 -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  22 March 2013 (USA)

Directed by
Kirk De Micco        
Chris Sanders        

Writing credits
Chris Sanders (screenplay)
Kirk De Micco (screenplay)
John Cleese (story)
Chris Sanders (story)
Kirk De Micco (story)

The English-language release features Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Hiring Huang Xiaoming for the Chinese voice of Guy, Dreamworks hopes to provide the Chinese release with a similar top line-up. This animation movie is the first time Huang Xiaoming is dubbing a voice-over.  Still recovering from his injuries sustained while filming White Haired Witch in November 2012, he was eager to take over this first dubbing job.

“The biggest difference between the speech of foreigners and the Chinese is that [foreigners] have a lot of interjections, as well as strange sounds,” Xiaoming said. Nevertheless, he shared that many people have told him that his voice is well suited for “wacky behavior,” leading him to joke that he should have entered the sphere of animated film dubbing earlier.

A professional dubbing coach guided Xiaoming along on this production and despite being new to dubbing, Xiaoming enjoyed this new challenge: “I’m still a little childish at heart,” he said, “so interpreting an animated character was not hard for me.”

What was new to him was the swift tempo of the animation movie: “You must keep your eyes on every small movement that your character makes,” Xiaoming shared, “and then you must make a response with your voice and your tone. The tempo of the speech is very fast, and it’s easy to fall behind.”

When asked if he prefers acting or voice dubbing, Xiaoming replied, “Acting is my life. Voice dubbing is a job. If there’s another good role in the future, I will continue doing voice dubbing for animated films. On a certain level, these two jobs complement each other.”

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Source: Jaynestars, Tumblr blog Yan Shi Fan and Sohu.com

Fit Lover (2008)

Also Known As:
Ai Qing Hu Jiao Zhuan Yi II: Ai Qing Zuo You

Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Release Date: 28 November 2008
Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Zhang Jianya


Story outline:

Fit Lover (simplified Chinese: 爱情呼叫转移2爱情左右; traditional Chinese: 愛情呼叫轉移2愛情左右 is a 2008 Chinese romantic comedy directed by Zhang Jianya. It is the sequel to Zhang's 2007 film Call for Love. In the previous film, a divorced man must choose between a dozen women. In Fit Lover, the main protagonist, played by Karena Lam, must choose between several leading men.

Cast:
Karena Lam 
Fan Wei 
Deng Chao 
Leo Ku 
Huang Bo 
Huang Lei 
Huang Xiaoming 
Lin Shen 
Lu Yi 
Nie Yuan 
Naoki Hosaka 
Alec Su 
Tong Dawei 
Zhang Junning 
AisinGioro Qixing 
Bai Bing 
Che Yongli 
Cong Shan 
Dai Jun 
Gao Baobao 
Jonathan Kos-Read 
Jessey Meng 
Tan Fei 
Tang Jiali 
Xu Zheng 
Yang Zi 
Zhang Shan 
Zhu Shimao 
Lesley Guan
Zang Jinsheng
Zhou Yang
Zhang Junning
 Nie Bing
 Fan Zhongju
 Yuan Jia
 Tan Xin
 Male angel
 Gao Fan
 Traffic policeman     
 Liu Meng
 Lawyer
 Wu Dawei
 Takahashi
 Guo Ying
 Zhang Ting
 Yu Tong


 

American Dreams in China (中国合伙人) (2013)

  


Based on the real-life story of a mainland Chinese teacher who rose to become one of China’s wealthiest men through his English-language tutorial centers, American Dreams in China, sees a trio of idealistic young men charting China’s social changes from the 1980s to the 21st century, as they first join forces and then fall out over how to realize their ambitions.

The film, produced by Chan and his long-term collaboratorJojo Hui, is handled at the EFM by the director’s own We Distribution. The movie stars Huang Xiaoming (The Guillotines, Last Tycoon), Deng Chao (Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame) and Tong Dawei (Flowers of War). 

Release Dates:
China: 18th May 2013
Hong Kong: 30th May 2013
Taiwan: 13 July 2013 (Taipei Film Festival)
Taiwan: 2 August 2013  

Story

During the economic reform period of the 80’s, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition – to live the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing (Huang Xiaoming), a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun (Deng Chao), a self-confident, cynical intellectual; and Wang Yang (Tong Dawei), an idealistic romantic poet. Xiaojun is the first to obtain an US Visa for studying abroad. Yang follows but decides to remain in China for his beloved. Poor Dongqing is rejected by the US Embassy repeatedly. Baffled, he reluctantly accepts the job as an English instructor in the university but eventually gets fired for teaching tutorial classes in private. Across the Pacific, Xiaojun fails to find a decent job and is driven to work as a busboy in a diner. Dongqing decides to turn his tutorial effort into a fulltime business and summons Yang to help him along. Xiaojun, having returned from America, immediately joins force with his buddies to establish New Vision Institute. With their unique charisma, they turn New Vision into an instant success and create a media sensation overnight. However, the sudden fame and fortune are gradually tearing their friendship apart. The media labels Dongqing the “Godfather of Foreign Study”. Xiaojun is not comfortable with Dongqing taking all the credits for something they’ve created together and Yang suffers between their conflicts. The company is on the brink of collapse, as is their trust to each other. Whether New Vision and the friendship can survive the test of time, we’re about to see.

 


Director: Peter Chan

Cast:
Huang Xiaoming
Deng Chao
Tong Dawei
Jennifer Du
Roy Pollack
George Anton

Also Known As:
Zhong Guo Xiang Sheng

Country: China
Language: Mandarin
Release Date: 18th May 2013
Genre: Drama, Comedy


Trailers for "American Dreams in China"

 

 

 
 


Interviews with the cast on the challenge on speaking English

 


MV for "American Dreams in China" inspired by a song that Huang Xiaoming personally likes:




Various News reports with excerpts of the shooting accompanying the movie start in Chinese cinemas May 2013:






 

Following is a playlist with various interview during the promotion of the movie 10-11 May 2013:


On July 26th, 2013 Huang Xiaoming promoted American Dreams in China in Taipei, Taiwan. Here is a video of it:


Follow this link for a complete gallery of images for the Promotion of American Dreams in China May 2013: 

Gallery: Promotion for American Dreams in China May 2013


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Images of the Premiere on 12th May 2013:



Follow this link for a complete gallery of images for the Promotion of American Dreams in China May 2013: 

Gallery: Promotion for American Dreams in China May 2013


Gallery: Movie Posters

This gallery presents special movie posters of all movies starring Huang Xiaoming.

   
 
 
 
GALLERY: EVERONE LOVES A TENDER WOMAN (2014)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM (3D) (2014)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: CRUEL ROMANCE (2014)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE CROSSING (2014)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: WU WEN XI DONG (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: BADGES OF FURY (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE CROODS (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: MOTHER ANDROID II AKA MADELEINE II (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: A SENTIMENTAL STORY (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: AMAZING (2013)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE LAST TYCOON (2012)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE GUILLOTINES (2012)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: AN INACCURATE MEMOIR (2012)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: LOVE IN THE BUFF (2012)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE (2011)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: BREAKING THE WAVES (2011)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: SACRIFICE (2010)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: ADVENTURE OF THE KING (2010)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: FLIRTING SCHOLAR 2 (2010)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: IP MAN 2 (2010)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: TINY DUST, TRUE LOVE (2009)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE SNIPER (2009)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE FOUNDING OF A REPUBLIC (2009)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE MESSAGE (2009)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: FIT LOVER (2008)
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: THE BANQUET - BLACK SCORPION (2006)
 
 
 
 
 
GALLERY: MOVIE POSTERS: MOVIES UP TO 2007
 
 
 
 
 
 

Filmography - Movie

  

Please click on the title of the Movie to learn more about the project.
Also check out the Awards for Film and TV section: Awards for Film and TV.
 

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Cruel Romance (锦绣缘·华丽冒险)   film locations in Taiwan and Shanghai with Chen Qiao’en Dec 2013
2014 Everyone Loves a Tender Woman  
(會撒嬌的女人最好命)
  filming started November 2013 and features Zhou Xun
2014 Insanity (暴疯语) Li Yaowen filming September 2013
2014 The Crossing (生死戀)  Lei Yifang filming July-September 2013, release dates: Pt 1: Dec 2nd, 2014. Pt 2 in May 2015
2014 The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom (3D)
(白发魔女传之明月天国)
Zhuo Yihang release date: 2nd August 2014
2013 No Asking West East (Wu Wen Xi Dong) (无问西东)  Chen Peng release date ?
2013 Amazing (神奇) Bing Shan NBA collaboration; Nominee "Golden Goblet Award"  16th Shanghai Film Festival 2013;  release date 28. September 2013
2013 Crimes of Passion aka Sentimental Story 
(一場風花雪月的事)
Xue Yu release date 08. August 2013
2013 Saving Mother Robot 2 《瑪德2號》aka
Mother Android II aka Madeleine II (玛德2号)
Xiao Tie release date 08. August 2013
2013 Badges of Fury (不二神探) "Man in Black" guest appearance
2013 American Dreams in from China (中国先生) Cheng Dongqing  
2013 The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Guy Mandarin voice-over dub
2012 The Guillotines (血滴子) Tianlang  
2012 Love in the Buff (志明与春娇2)   guest appearance
2012 The Last Tycoon (大上海) Cheng Daqi (young)  
2012 An Inaccurate Memoir (匹夫) Fang Youwang also producer; Wan Xiang Award for Most Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role
2011 Underground Resistance (時空地道)   originally planned for 2011, later put on hold (not realized)
2011 Breaking the Waves (激浪青春)    guest appearance, filmed in 2010, this movie will be aired in cinemas in June 2014
2010 Ip Man 2 (叶问2) Huang Liang Beijing Student Film Festival for Most Popular Actor
2010 Flirting Scholar 2 (唐伯虎点秋香2) Tang Bohu  
2010 Sacrifice (赵氏孤儿) Han Jue Nominated —Hong Kong International Film Festival Of Best Outstanding Supporting Actor
2010 Adventure of the King (龙凤店) Tang Bohu  
2009 The Message (风声) Takeda Nominated — Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor
2009 Searching for Dust (寻找微尘)   guest appearance
2009 The Founding of a Republic (建国大业)   guest appearance
2008 Fit Lover (爱情呼叫转移2)   guest appearance
2007 A Sunny Day (晴天日記)    
2007 The Sniper (神枪手)  Ling Jing only released in 2009
2006 The Story of Ah Bao (阿宝的故事)   guest appearance
2006 The Banquet (夜宴)  (aka Legend of the Black Scorpion) Yin Sun  
2005 Legend of the Dragon (龙威父子) Qi Feng  
2000 Bright Heart (明亮的心) Ma Lu Hua Biao Film Award for Best Film
1999 Marry Me aka Let's Get Married (我们结婚吧) Li Jun