Zhu Hou Ren

Zhu Hou Ren

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Megan Foo
Listing created by Megan Foo on January 31, 2014    

Zhu Hou Ren is an established veteran artiste who has been in the entertainment scene for a long time. His most notable role to date is as Zheng Nanhua, the resident chef of Fu Man Lou in the 50-ep drama “Wok Of Life”.

Hou Ren has ventured beyond acting by taking up directing and producing roles too. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2003 with “After School”, a film based on a true story that happened in Singapore about teenagers.

In 2010, he clinched the Best Supporting Actor Award at the annual Star Awards with his brilliant performance as the adorable and yet heart-warming grandfather who suffers from senile dementia in “Reunion Dinner”.

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Old man with Dementia

Since he is now old, it's no surprise that whenever I see him, he is always casted in a role that involves him being an old man with dementia. Although his may seem like the norm to expect from an old man, he does do a good job in playing the role - he always makes it seem convincing, and to be honest, it is difficult to professional make a sickness look real without getting out of role. Not only is dementia hard to mimic, it also requires a lot of effort in expressing the different expression of emotions based on the situation.

My sister has met him in real life though, and although he seems to have a rather chummy look, my sister said that the first impression she had of him was that of a can't be bothered pride. Upon approaching him to take a picture, the friendly face that the audience is accustomed to came up as he gladly obliged to take a picture with him.

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