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Ang Lee

[ Lee, Ang ]
Profile and general info
Family name: Lee
Country: Taiwan
Birth date: Saturday, October 23, [61 years old]
Birth place: Pingtung, Taiwan
Bio
Ang Lee (LEE Ang) is a Taiwanese director, born on Saturday, October 23, 1954, in Pingtung, Taiwan.
Trivia
  • While attending NYU, worked on Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983), Spike Lee's well-renowned student film.
  • Graduated from Tisch School of the Arts Graduate program
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Studies from the Department of Theater.
  • Earned his Masters Degree in Fine Arts from New York University
  • Turned down an offer to direct Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
  • Two sons: Haan (b. 1984) and Mason (b. 1990), both born in Illinois.
  • His movies Xi yan (1993), Yin shi nan nu (1994) and Wo hu cang long (2000) were Oscar-nominated for "Best Foreign Language Film". Wo hu cang long (2000) won.
  • Father of Mason Lee
  • Left Taiwan in 1978 to study in the US.
  • A dedicated fan of Calgary Flames hockey team.
  • Taught Kai Wong filmmaking as Montgomery-Fellow-in-Residence at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League college which Meryl Streep once attended.
  • Never storyboards his movies, even visually complex films such has his acclaimed Wo hu cang long (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon)
  • Developed a very strong relationship with Anne Hathaway while filming Brokeback Mountain (2005). It was Ang who persuaded Anne to take the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007); having directed Sense and Sensibility (1995) he knew she would be perfect for the role.
  • One of 4 children.
  • Father Sheng Lee died in 2004 at the age of 91. He was the head teacher at Tainan First Senior High School.
  • Is one of only seven living directors who have won the Directors Guild of America Award more than once. The others are Steven Spielberg (3 times) and two-time winners Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Francis Coppola, Oliver Stone and Milos Forman. However, Lee is unique in this group and being the only one not to have directed a best picture Oscar winner.
  • Directed 5 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michelle Williams.
  • Is one of 7 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Brokeback Mountain (2005). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), 'Milos Forman' for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), and Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008).
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 1983 Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2005 Thumbsucker
  • 2003 Hulk
  • 2010 Spur der Bären
  • 2010 Guión busca estrella
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2009 Cinema 3
  • 2009 Días de cine
  • 2009 Cinémas
  • 2008 E! True Hollywood Story
  • 2008 La noche de los Oscar
  • 2008 Tiles of Deception, Lurid Affections: The Making of 'Lust, Caution'
  • 2007 Miradas 2
  • 2007 Lights! Action! Music!
  • 2007 Hollywood Chinese
  • 2007 TalkAsia
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • 2006 Nyhetsmorgon
  • 2006 The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
  • 2006 The Charlie Rose Show
  • 2005 Logo Movie Special: 'Brokeback Mountain'
  • 2005 The 15th Annual Gotham Awards
  • 2005 Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2005 On Being a Cowboy
  • 2004 The Wedding Banquet: A Forbidden Passion
  • 2004 Pacific Fusion
  • 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
  • 2003 The Making of 'Hulk'
  • 2003 Der Filmemacher Ang Lee
  • 2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture
  • 2002 The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2002 + de cinéma
  • 2002 Independent View
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2001 A Feast for the Eyes: Ang Lee in Taipei
  • 1998 Naamsaang-neuiseung
  • 1998 Continuarà...
  • 1996 The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 Kinomagazin
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Cinema mil
As a director:
  • 2012 Life of Pi
  • 2009 Taking Woodstock
  • 2007 Se, jie
  • 2005 Brokeback Mountain
  • 2003 Hulk
  • 2001 Chosen
  • 2000 Wo hu cang long
  • 2000 Ride with the Devil
  • 1997 The Ice Storm
  • 1995 Sense and Sensibility
  • 1994 Yin shi nan nu
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 2011 The Hands of Shang-Chi
  • 2009 Taking Woodstock
  • 2007 Se, jie
  • 2005 One Last Ride
  • 2000 Wo hu cang long
  • 1997 The Ice Storm
  • 1995 Shao nu xiao yu
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 2001 Tortilla Soup
  • 1995 Shao nu xiao yu
  • 1994 Yin shi nan nu
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 2009 Yang Yang
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 1983 Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2005 Thumbsucker
  • 2003 Hulk
  • 2010 Spur der Bären
  • 2010 Guión busca estrella
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2009 Cinema 3
  • 2009 Días de cine
  • 2009 Cinémas
  • 2008 E! True Hollywood Story
  • 2008 La noche de los Oscar
  • 2008 Tiles of Deception, Lurid Affections: The Making of 'Lust, Caution'
  • 2007 Miradas 2
  • 2007 Lights! Action! Music!
  • 2007 Hollywood Chinese
  • 2007 TalkAsia
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • 2006 Nyhetsmorgon
  • 2006 The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
  • 2006 The Charlie Rose Show
  • 2005 Logo Movie Special: 'Brokeback Mountain'
  • 2005 The 15th Annual Gotham Awards
  • 2005 Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2005 On Being a Cowboy
  • 2004 The Wedding Banquet: A Forbidden Passion
  • 2004 Pacific Fusion
  • 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
  • 2003 The Making of 'Hulk'
  • 2003 Der Filmemacher Ang Lee
  • 2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture
  • 2002 The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2002 + de cinéma
  • 2002 Independent View
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2001 A Feast for the Eyes: Ang Lee in Taipei
  • 1998 Naamsaang-neuiseung
  • 1998 Continuarà...
  • 1996 The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 Kinomagazin
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Cinema mil
As a producer:
  • 2011 The Hands of Shang-Chi
  • 2009 Taking Woodstock
  • 2007 Se, jie
  • 2005 One Last Ride
  • 2000 Wo hu cang long
  • 1997 The Ice Storm
  • 1995 Shao nu xiao yu
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 2001 Tortilla Soup
  • 1995 Shao nu xiao yu
  • 1994 Yin shi nan nu
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 2009 Yang Yang
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 1983 Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2005 Thumbsucker
  • 2003 Hulk
  • 2010 Spur der Bären
  • 2010 Guión busca estrella
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2009 Cinema 3
  • 2009 Días de cine
  • 2009 Cinémas
  • 2008 E! True Hollywood Story
  • 2008 La noche de los Oscar
  • 2008 Tiles of Deception, Lurid Affections: The Making of 'Lust, Caution'
  • 2007 Miradas 2
  • 2007 Lights! Action! Music!
  • 2007 Hollywood Chinese
  • 2007 TalkAsia
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • 2006 Nyhetsmorgon
  • 2006 The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
  • 2006 The Charlie Rose Show
  • 2005 Logo Movie Special: 'Brokeback Mountain'
  • 2005 The 15th Annual Gotham Awards
  • 2005 Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2005 On Being a Cowboy
  • 2004 The Wedding Banquet: A Forbidden Passion
  • 2004 Pacific Fusion
  • 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
  • 2003 The Making of 'Hulk'
  • 2003 Der Filmemacher Ang Lee
  • 2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture
  • 2002 The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2002 + de cinéma
  • 2002 Independent View
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2001 A Feast for the Eyes: Ang Lee in Taipei
  • 1998 Naamsaang-neuiseung
  • 1998 Continuarà...
  • 1996 The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 Kinomagazin
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Cinema mil
(misc crew):
  • 2009 Yang Yang
  • 1993 Xi yan
  • 1992 Tui shou
  • 1983 Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2005 Thumbsucker
  • 2003 Hulk
  • 2010 Spur der Bären
  • 2010 Guión busca estrella
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2009 Cinema 3
  • 2009 Días de cine
  • 2009 Cinémas
  • 2008 E! True Hollywood Story
  • 2008 La noche de los Oscar
  • 2008 Tiles of Deception, Lurid Affections: The Making of 'Lust, Caution'
  • 2007 Miradas 2
  • 2007 Lights! Action! Music!
  • 2007 Hollywood Chinese
  • 2007 TalkAsia
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • 2006 Nyhetsmorgon
  • 2006 The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
  • 2006 The Charlie Rose Show
  • 2005 Logo Movie Special: 'Brokeback Mountain'
  • 2005 The 15th Annual Gotham Awards
  • 2005 Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2005 On Being a Cowboy
  • 2004 The Wedding Banquet: A Forbidden Passion
  • 2004 Pacific Fusion
  • 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
  • 2003 The Making of 'Hulk'
  • 2003 Der Filmemacher Ang Lee
  • 2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture
  • 2002 The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2002 + de cinéma
  • 2002 Independent View
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2001 A Feast for the Eyes: Ang Lee in Taipei
  • 1998 Naamsaang-neuiseung
  • 1998 Continuarà...
  • 1996 The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 Kinomagazin
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Cinema mil
Self:
  • 2010 Spur der Bären
  • 2010 Guión busca estrella
  • 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema
  • 2009 Cinema 3
  • 2009 Días de cine
  • 2009 Cinémas
  • 2008 E! True Hollywood Story
  • 2008 La noche de los Oscar
  • 2008 Tiles of Deception, Lurid Affections: The Making of 'Lust, Caution'
  • 2007 Miradas 2
  • 2007 Lights! Action! Music!
  • 2007 Hollywood Chinese
  • 2007 TalkAsia
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards
  • 2006 Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • 2006 Nyhetsmorgon
  • 2006 The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
  • 2006 The Charlie Rose Show
  • 2005 Logo Movie Special: 'Brokeback Mountain'
  • 2005 The 15th Annual Gotham Awards
  • 2005 Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Le cinéma passe à table
  • 2005 On Being a Cowboy
  • 2004 The Wedding Banquet: A Forbidden Passion
  • 2004 Pacific Fusion
  • 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
  • 2003 The Making of 'Hulk'
  • 2003 Der Filmemacher Ang Lee
  • 2002 The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture
  • 2002 The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2002 + de cinéma
  • 2002 Independent View
  • 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • 2001 The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2001 The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2001 A Feast for the Eyes: Ang Lee in Taipei
  • 1998 Naamsaang-neuiseung
  • 1998 Continuarà...
  • 1996 The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • 2006 Kinomagazin
  • 2006 Corazón de...
  • 2005 Magacine
  • 2005 Cinema mil

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Movies

Filmography

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Lust, CautionLust, Caution

Se, Jie

director

Year: 2007

Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Wo Hu Cang Long

director

Year: 2000

 




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