Jet Li is a Chinese martial artist, actor, film producer, wushu champion, and international film star. Li won his first national championship for the Beijing Wushu Team after three years of extensive training. He retired from wushu at age 17, and went on to win great acclaim in China as an actor making his debut with the film Shaolin Temple (1982). He continued to star in many critically acclaimed martial arts epic films, most notably the Once Upon A Time in China series, in which he portrayed folk hero Wong Fei-hung. According to Li, everything he has ever wanted to tell the world can be found in three of his films: the message of Hero is that the suffering of one person can never be as significant as the suffering of a nation; Unleashed shows that violence is never a solution and Fearless tells that the biggest enemy of a person is himself.