Director John Woo gestures at the photo call for the film Jianyu (Reign of Assassins) at the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)AP – John Woo built his reputation with stylish Hong Kong action thrillers, then moved to Hollywood where he directed such big-budget blockbusters as „Mission Impossible II.”