This is true, which is why most here have remained undecided on whether he could be a good boxer. By the way, he was more than just an actor. He was an artist (some of his paintings were quite decent actually) a philosopher and to a point, a visionary. Very much a free thinker. It was he who termed classical martial arts a "classical mess", maintaining, long before he developed JKD, that all those fancy stances and such is a lot of rubbish. Bare in mind that this was in the early 60's, when you just did not dare question these things. His system, which obviously has been supplemented with new ideas since his death by the likes of Dan Inosanto and others, bears many similarities to modern MMA. Certainly, the ideal of JKD does. It was he more than anyone who helped popularize martial arts in the US, and he also trained champion karatekas like Chuck Norris and Joe Lewis. Bob Wall, a renowned karate practioner of the period who won many karate tournaments said of Lee: "He tends to **** you off, because he can do everything he claims he can." Lee must have been one of very few people back in the 60's to advocate weight training for athletes. Top boxing trainers like Angelo Dundee refused to let their fighters touch a weight, but who was right in the end? Every ambition he had, he fulfilled. He was a perfectionist in everything he did. He set out to learn english, and eventually spoke english better than most Americans. It comes across strongly in his philosophical writing, where he uses a high standard of english. He set out to open up a school to teach martial arts to westerners, and despite many obstacles, did. Today JKD is a thriving style practised all over the world. Bare in mind that the style is his own creation too. He wanted to make movies and did, smashing box office records left and right in Asia. In addition, he conquered the States with just one movie. He could have been a real box office star had he not died prematurely. Lastly, he wanted to be a star. He surpassed that status eons ago. He became a legend instead. To claim he was just an actor is only looking at one aspect of a multi-talented individual.