The nation of Guyana has issued postage stamps bearing CYF's image.
He speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
He was nominated (along with Michelle Yeoh) for Favorite Action Team at the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
People Magazine named Chow Yun-Fat one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2002.
In 1985, he won the Asian Pacific Festival Best Actor Award for Hong Kong 1941.
His family moved from Lamma Island to the city of Hong Kong in 1965.
In 1987 he married his current wife, Jasmine Tan Hui-Lain who is also his business manager.
He was married to actress Candice Yu On-On for a brief time in 1983, but they divorced shortly after.
He is most often associated with the films he made with superstar director John Woo.
He turned down the role of Morpheus in the movie The Matrix.
Yun-Fat is 6'1" tall.
He made his American debut with The Replacement Killers.
He has claimed that his favorite hobby is sleeping.