Jason Scott Lee had only three words to say when asked to star as Mowgli in "The Jungle Book."

"Wow. Sounds cool.""`The Jungle Book' rocked my boat. I love all those Disney films," he told the Daily News of Los Angeles.

In real life, Lee is a shy, laid-back Hawaiian surfer. "You'd never catch him on a talk show," said "Jungle" director Stephen Sommers. "He's not that kind of guy."

Lee also starred in the biographical film "Dragon - The Bruce Lee Story."