In the 1970s Bruce Lee emerged as a great fighting star. First in Hong Kong and then in Hollywood, he broke racial stereotypes and became the highest-paid movie star of his day. His controversial death, at the age of 32 when he was at the height of his powers, has given him a James-Dean style enduring appeal. In this biography, Bruce Thomas gives a complete account not only of Lee's life but also of the fighting philosophy he developed (jeek kune do) which made him such a great exponent of martial arts. In this updated edition he reassesses Lee's skills and explores the increasing influences of his insights. He also compares Bruce Lee with Muhammed Ali by asking: what would have happened if the two men had ever met in combat?