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I'm the real name of an action director.
I'm a small unit of weight.
Not one to lead, but I'll happily follow.
In a flu I don't sound right.

What am I?

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Winging this, are you:

ng

I'm the real name of an action director.

John Woo, born Ng Yu-sum, the filmmaker who got going directing Kung Fu films in Hong Kong.

I'm a small unit of weight.

ng for nanogram, a small unit of mass.

Not one to lead, but I'll happily follow.

The Eng. Lang. is abounding with words ending in ng while its foreign to start with this.

In a flu I don't sound right.

ng is the voiced velar nasal sound - distressing to make with a blocked nose.

Tryin' hard not to give the answer away

n' obfuscating the ng

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  • $\begingroup$ Yup, this is exactly it. $\endgroup$ – jafe Sep 6 '18 at 17:25
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Is it

Newton

I'm the real name of an action director.

A quick google search for 'action director newton' brings up Matthew Newton

I'm a small unit of weight.

Newton is indeed a small unit of weight

Not one to lead, but I'll happily follow.

Not sure about this one, maybe a reference to the infamous apple fall? Follow = fall low?

In a flu I don't sound right.

Newtonian fluid

Title

Tryin' emphasizing the 'n' which is the unit for Newton N

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  • $\begingroup$ This actually fits the second line better than the intended answer, because I somehow forgot about the weight vs mass distinction when writing this :S $\endgroup$ – jafe Sep 6 '18 at 17:25
  • $\begingroup$ No big deal, intended answer makes more sense on the other lines. Nice riddle nonetheless! $\endgroup$ – obl Sep 6 '18 at 17:30

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