Legendary actor James Hong, known for his roles in “Big Trouble in Little China,” “Blade Runner,” “Mulan,” and “Kung Fu Panda,” made his first appearance on the Oscars carpet at the age of 94.
Hong attended the Academy Awards with the cast of “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” in which he played the father of lead actress Michelle Yeoh’s character Evelyn. The film, nominated for 11 awards, won several major categories including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor. He wore a googly-eyed bowtie in tribute to “EEAAO.”
In May 2022, he became the oldest actor to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the age of 93. During the Oscars broadcast, host Jimmy Kimmel recognized Hong's contributions to the industry and poked fun at his previous career as a civil engineer, saying "James, allow me to say you're one of our great living actors and one of our worst civil engineers. The roads are unconscionable."