A filipino actor from the past who have a cult following
June 7, 2011 3:21pm CST
Earlier I was in a video store, checking some dvds but I don't really have plans to buy them, and just reading their synopsis. When suddenly these two weird Canadian guys pops out of nowhere. They were asking people in the store where they can get movies of a certain Filipino actor. No person from the store is able to help them. Then they asked me about WengWeng. I wasn't able to answer your question because I don't know who the heck is WengWeng. Now I tried to google WengWeng and I found out he is some action star in the late 1970s. What makes it different from other action star is that he is a midget. He have some dwarfism. The reason why I don't know who he is, is that he died years before I was born. Anyway around 2007 some person uploaded clips of his movies in Youtube and it went viral. Weird as it may sound, because of the fire viral videos he have a fan club in Australia, Canada, Brazil and he even have a fan sites in French. I founded weird he have Cult following outside our country while most of us Filipinos already forgotten who he is. He is able to be famous outside the Philippines Decades after his death. There are viral videos dedicated to him, he have some fan club and none of the members are Filipino. I just realize a person can gain fame decades after their death.
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12 Jun 11
I have no idea who wengweng is. (checking him out in youtube now), lol! I kind of see why he found a fanbase. sort of like mini me except he doesn't have an original. Too bad there wasn't youtube in his time. He'd probably made himself a better career, instead of Tony Ferrer getting most of the limelight.
8 Jun 11
how could that be possible? it really makes me wonder because there is nothing extraordinary about the guy except his being a midget. i mean, his movies are not ones that are valuable. how then did Weng weng had followers? he must have gotten famous for some reason. but it is useless now.
8 Jun 11
hi CAW, Sorry but the first thing that enter in my mind when I read WENG WENG was a cocktail drink . I search about him and he is familiar I think I saw him in an old action film before. happy mylotting
• Calgary, Alberta
8 Jun 11
I was really weird and by the fact he have a fan club abroad and his face book fan page have fans around the world but doesn't have much Filipinos. I was able to recognize some retro actor and actress is in my country because there are old movies shown on TV but I'm not familiar with him but he actually made it to Guinness book of records