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Encyclopedia > Ang Lee
Ang Lee

Born October 23, 1954 (1954-10-23) (age 53)
Pingtung, Taiwan Flag of the Republic of China
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Jane Lin (1983–)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li (李).

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Contents

Career overview

In the 2007 book The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen, Whitney Crothers Dilley has analyzed in detail the striking diversity of Ang Lee's films, as well as Lee's recurring themes of alienation, marginalization, and repression.[2] Many of Lee's films, particularly his early Chinese trilogy, have also focused on the interactions between modernity and tradition. Some of his films have also had a light-hearted comic tone which marks a break from the tragic historical realism which characterized Taiwanese filmmaking after the end of the martial law period in 1987. While The Wedding Banquet (1993) became a break-out hit for Lee as the most proportionately profitable film of 1993, it was Sense and Sensibility (1995) that brought Lee his first true international acclaim. Following that, both Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (nominated for Academy Award for Best Director) and Brokeback Mountain (2005) (which won the Academy Award for Best Director) became cultural touchstones, sweeping awards ceremonies, and, in the case of Brokeback Mountain, sparking intense critical debates. Battlespace Weapons Tactics Strategy Organization Logistics Lists War Portal         For other uses, see Martial law (disambiguation). ... The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... For other uses, see Sense and Sensibility (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... This article is about the motion picture. ...


The director's cut of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon premiered on the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College in 2000.[1] He received the Dartmouth Film Award in 2001, along with Meryl Streep.[3] At Dartmouth, he also taught Kai Wong filmmaking. For other uses, see Ivy League (disambiguation). ... Dartmouth College is a private, coeducational university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Incorporated as Trustees of Dartmouth College,[6][7] it is a member of the Ivy League and one of the nine colonial colleges founded before the American Revolution. ... Mary Louise Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a two-time Academy Award, Cannes Best Actress, Berlin Best Actress winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. ... . Kai Wong (Traditional Chinese: 黄凯; Hanyu Pinyin: Huáng Kǎi; born July 22; also referred to as Kai, Kai Wong, Kai Christophe Wong) is a model turned actor, producer in the United States of America and Hong Kong. ...


Lee's film Brokeback Mountain (2005) won the Golden Lion (best film) award at the Venice International Film Festival and was named 2005's best film by the Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and London film critics. It also won best picture at the 2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America (Adapted Screenplay), Producers Guild of America and the Independent Spirit Awards as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture — Drama, with Lee winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Director. Brokeback also won Best Film and Best Director at the 2006 British Academy Awards (BAFTA). In January 2006, Brokeback scored a leading eight Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director, which Lee won. He is the first Asian and non-Caucasian director to do so. This article is about the motion picture. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale dArte Cinematografica) takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Annual awards given out by the Writers Guild of America for outstanding achievements in film, TV, or radio writing. ... Producers Guild of America (PGA) is a trade organization representing the television and film producers in the United States. ... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


In 2007, Lee's film Lust, Caution earned him a second Golden Lion, making him one of only two directors to have ever won Venice's Golden Lion twice[2] For the novella by Eileen Chang, see Lust, Caution. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ...


Biography

Education

Ang Lee was born in the town of Chaochou in Pingtung,[4] a southern agricultural county in Taiwan in the Republic of China. He grew up in a household that put heavy emphasis on education and the Chinese classics. Both of Ang Lee's parents moved to Taiwan from mainland China following the Nationalists' defeat in the Chinese Civil War in 1949. Lee's father, a native of Jiangxi Province in southern China, imbued his children with studying Chinese culture and art, especially calligraphy. Lee's grandparents died during the Cultural Revolution because they were accused of being one of the Five Black Categories (simplified Chinese: 黑五类; traditional Chinese: 黑五類; pinyin: hēiwǔlèi)[5] Pingtung County (屏東縣, pinyin: Píngdōng Xiàn) is a county in Southern Taiwan. ... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xiàn). ... China has a wealth of classical literature, both poetry and prose, dating from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (1122 BC _ 256 BC) and including the Chinese classics texts, or Chinese canonical texts. ... ... The Kuomintang of China (abbreviation KMT) [1], also often translated as the Chinese Nationalist Party, is a political party in the Republic of China (ROC), now on Taiwan, and is currently the largest political party in terms of seats in the Legislative Yuan, and the oldest political party in the... Belligerents Nationalist Party of China Communist Party of China Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Mao Zedong Strength 4,300,000 (July 1946) 3,650,000 (June 1948) 1,490,000 (June 1949) 1,200,000 (July 1946) 2,800,000 (June 1948) 4,000,000 (June 1949) The Chinese Civil War... Jiangxi (Chinese: 江西; pinyin: Jiāngxī; Wade-Giles: Chiang-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsi) is a southern province of the Peoples Republic of China, spanning from the banks of the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) in the north into hillier areas in the south. ... Contemporary Western Calligraphy. ... This article is about the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Five Black Categories (Chinese: 黑五類) are reffering to the following five political identities: landlords (地主), rich-farmers (富農), anti-revolutionists (反革命), bad-influencers (壞分子), and right-wings (右派) during the Cultural Revolution period in China. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...


Lee studied in the National Tainan First Senior High School where his father was a former principal. He was expected to pass the annual Joint College/University Entrance Examination, the only route to a university education in Taiwan. But after failing the Exam twice, to the disappointment of his father, he entered a three-year college, National Arts School (now reorganized and expanded as National Taiwan University of Arts) and graduated in 1975. His father had wanted him to become a professor, but he had become interested in art at college. This early frustration set his career on the path of performance art. National National Tainan First Senior High School is a public senior high school in Tainan City, Taiwan. ...


After finishing the mandatory military service, Lee went to the U.S. in 1979 to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he completed his bachelor's in theater in 1980. Thereupon, he enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University, where he received his MFA. He was a classmate of Spike Lee and worked on the crew of his thesis film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. During graduate school, Lee finished a 16 mm short film, Shades of the Lake (1982), which won the Best Drama Award in Short Film in Taiwan. His own thesis work, a 43-minute drama, Fine Line (1984), won NYU's Wasserman Award for Outstanding Direction and was later selected for the Public Broadcasting Service. A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University (NYU). ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... The Wasserman Award is NYU Film School’s top honor in recognition for outstanding achievement in film. ... PBS redirects here. ...


Dormancy after graduation

Lee's NYU thesis drew attention from the William Morris Agency, the famous talent and literary agency that later represented Lee. At first, though, WMA found Lee few opportunities, and Lee remained unemployed for six years. During this time, he was a full-time househusband, while his wife Jane Lin (Chinese: 林惠嘉; pinyin: Lín Huìjiā), a molecular biologist, was the sole breadwinner for the family of four. This arrangement, an embarrassment in Chinese culture, put enormous pressure on the couple, but with Lin's support and understanding, Lee did not abandon his career in films but continued to generate new ideas from movies and performances. He also wrote several screenplays during this time.[6] Founded in 1898, the William Morris Agency was the largest diversified talent and literary agency in the world, with offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, Miami, London, and Shanghai. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. ...


In 1990, Lee submitted two screenplays, Pushing Hands and The Wedding Banquet, to a competition sponsored by Taiwan's Government Information Office, and they came in first and second respectively. The winning screenplays brought Lee to the attention of Li-Kong Hsu (Chinese: 徐立功; pinyin: Xú Lìgōng), a recently promoted senior manager in a major studio who had strong interests in Lee's unique style and freshness. Hsu, a first-time producer, invited Lee to direct Pushing Hands, a full-length feature that debuted in 1991. This article needs to be wikified. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...


Debut from Taiwan

Pushing Hands (1992) was a success in Taiwan both among critics and at the box office. It received eight nominations in the Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan's premier film festival. Inspired by the success, Hsu collaborated with Lee in their second film, The Wedding Banquet (1993), which won the Golden Bear in the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated as the Best Foreign Language Film in both the Golden Globe and the Academy Awards. In all, this film collected eleven Taiwanese and international awards and made Lee a rising star. Pushing hands is also a training routine practiced in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and a few other Chinese martial arts Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. ... // The Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards (臺北金馬影展) is a film festival and awards ceremony held annually in Taiwan, Republic of China since since 1962. ... The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ... As a Special Award 1947 Shoeshine (Sciuscià) (Italy) - Societa Co-operativa Alfa Cinematografica - Paolo William Tamburella producer - Vittorio De Sica director 1948 Monsieur Vincent (France) - E. D. I. C., Union Général Cinématographique - George de la Grandiere producer - Maurice Cloche director 1949 The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette) (Italy) - Mayer - Vittorio... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...


Lee's first two movies were based on stories of Taiwanese Americans, and both were filmed in the US. In 1995, Hsu invited Lee to return to Taiwan to make Eat Drink Man Woman, a film that depicts traditional values, modern relationships, and family conflicts in Taipei. The film was once again a box office hit and was critically acclaimed. For a second consecutive year, Lee's film received the Best Foreign Language Film nomination in both the Golden Globe and Academy Awards, as well as in the British Academy Award. Eat Drink Man Woman won five awards in Taiwan and internationally, including the Best Director from Independent Spirit. Hollywood optioned the film rights and remade it into Tortilla Soup (2001, dir. María Ripoll). This is one of the rare occasions in which a Taiwanese film was remade outside the island. A Taiwanese American is an American of Taiwanese ancestry. ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nÇš) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... This article is about the city. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... ... Tortilla Soup is a film based on a remake of Ang Lees Eat Drink Man Woman, it is set in Southern California involving a prosperous Hispanic family. ...


Coming to Hollywood

Lee's three dramas opened the door to Hollywood for him. In 1995, Lee directed Columbia TriStar's British classical Sense and Sensibility. The switching from Taiwanese to British films did not stop Lee from claiming awards in the film festivals. Sense and Sensibility made Lee a second time director of the Golden Bear film in the Berlin Film Festival, and it was nominated in 7 Academy Awards and won the Best Adapted Screenplay by Emma Thompson. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama. After these successes, Lee directed another two Hollywood movies: The Ice Storm (1997), a family-oriented satire set in 1970s suburban America, and Ride with the Devil, an American Civil War drama (1999). ... TriStar Pictures is a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures, itself a subdivision of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, which is owned by Sony Pictures. ... Jane Austens novel Sense and Sensibility (1811) was adapted into a 1995 film by Emma Thompson, for which she received general acclaim as well as the 1996 Academy Award. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Emma Thompson (born 15 April 1959) is an Emmy-, BAFTA- and Academy Award-winning English actress, comedian, and screenwriter. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... The Ice Storm is a 1997 drama film by Ang Lee, it is based on the 1994 acclaimed novel by Rick Moody, The Ice Storm. ... Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American Civil War drama directed by Ang Lee. ...


Although the critics still highly favored these works, the box office was not impressive, which paused Lee's uninterrupted popularity from the general audience and art schools since his first full-length movie. However, in the late 1990s and 2000s, The Ice Storm has had high VHS and DVD sales and rentals and repeated screenings on Cable television, which has increased the film's popularity among audiences. Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... For other uses, see Cable (disambiguation). ...


Wuxia and the superhero genre

In 1999, Li-Kong Hsu, Lee's old partner and supporter, invited him to make a movie based on the traditional Chinese “wuxia” (martial arts and chivalry) genre. Excited about the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream, Lee assembled a team from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). The film was a surprising success worldwide. With Chinese dialogue and English subtitles, the film became the highest grossing foreign film in many countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Director at the Academy Awards. It ended up winning Best Foreign Language Film and three technical awards. The success of Crouching Tiger demonstrated that Lee's artistry had a general appeal; it also inspired such established directors as Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige to explore wuxia films for Western audience. WÇ”xiá (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: , Mandarin IPA: , Cantonese Pinyin: mou5 hap6), literally meaning martial (arts) heroes, is a distinct quasi-fantasy sub-genre of the martial arts genre in literature, television and cinema. ... ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Zhang Yimou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ;  ) (born November 14, 1951) is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and one-time cinematographer. ... Chen Kaige (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chen Kai-ko) (born August 12, 1952) is a Chinese film director. ...


In 2003, Lee returned to Hollywood to direct Hulk, his first big-budget movie. Reception from critics and audiences was lukewarm, and the film ultimately failed to meet Universal's financial expectations. After the setback, Lee considered retiring early, but his father encouraged him to continue making movies. Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ...


Climbing the Mountain

Lee decided to take on a small-budget, low-profile independent film based on Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-finalist short story, Brokeback Mountain. In a 2005 article by Robert K. Elder, Lee was quoted as saying, "What do I know about gay ranch hands in Wyoming?" In spite of the director's removal from the subject at hand, Brokeback Mountain showcased Lee's skills in probing depths of the human heart. E. Annie Proulx (born August 22, 1935) is an author who is best known for her second novel, The Shipping News (1993), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1994. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... Brokeback Mountain is a short story by American author Annie Proulx. ... Robert K. Elder writes about film and pop culture for the Chicago Tribune. ... This article is about the motion picture. ...


The 2005 movie about the forbidden love between two Wyoming sheepherders immediately caught public attention and initiated intense debates. The film was critically acclaimed at major international film festivals and won Lee numerous Best Director and Best Film awards worldwide. In addition, "Brokeback" became a cultural phenomenon and a box office hit. "Brokeback" was nominated for a leading eight Oscars and was the frontrunner for Best Picture heading into the March 5 ceremony, but lost out to Crash, a story about race relations in Los Angeles, in a controversial upset. There was speculation that the film's depiction of homosexuality might have been the reason for that upset. Lee said he was disappointed that his film did not win Best Picture,[7] but was honored to win Best Director, becoming the First Asian to ever win the award. Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the day. ... Crash is an Academy Award-winning 2005 drama film directed by Paul Haggis. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Lust, Caution

After Brokeback Mountain, Lee returned to a Chinese topic. His next film was Lust, Caution, which was adapted from a short novel by the Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story was written in 1950, and was loosely based on an actual event that took place in 1939-1940 in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, China, during World War II. Similar to Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee adapted and expanded a short, simple story into a featured film in a way that allows individual figures to develop sophisticated layers of reserved emotions, without being sidetracked by complicated plots or overstuffed materials. For the novella by Eileen Chang, see Lust, Caution. ... 74-year-old Eileen Chang holding a newspaper which reports the death of Kim Il-sung Eileen Chang (Traditional Chinese: 張愛玲; Simplified Chinese: 张爱玲; pinyin: Zhāng Àilíng) (September 30, 1920 – found dead September 8, 1995) was a Chinese writer. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ...


Lust, Caution is being distributed by Focus Features and premiered at international film festivals in the summer and early fall of 2007. In the US, the movie received a NC-17 rating (no one 17 and under admitted) from the MPAA mainly due to several strongly explicit sex scenes. This was a challenge to the film's distribution because many theater chains in the United States refuse to show NC-17 films. The director and film studio have decided not to appeal the decision. In order to be permitted to show Lust, Caution in mainland China, however, Lee removed 9 minutes from the film to make the content suitable for minor audiences, according to government restrictions.[8] Focus Features (formerly USA Films) is the art house films division of NBC Universals Universal Studios, and acts as both a producer and distributor for its own films and a distributor for foreign films. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... MPAA redirects here. ...


Lust, Caution won the Golden Lion from 2007 Biennale Venice Film Festival, making Lee awarded the highest prize for the second time in three years. The critics in the US, however, are not all positive. When Lust, Caution was played in Lee's native Taiwan in its original full-length edition, it was very well received. Staying in Taiwan to promote the film and to participate in a traditional Chinese holiday, Lee got emotional when he found that his work was widely applauded by fellow Chinese. Lee admitted that he had low expectations for this film from the US audience since "its pace, its film language — it's all very Chinese."[9] The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ...


Collaborations with James Schamus

Ang Lee is also known for his longtime collaboration with writer/producer James Schamus, with whom he co-wrote and produced nearly all his films, including Pushing Hands, Eat Drink Man Woman, The Wedding Banquet, The Ice Storm, Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Tortilla Soup, Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, and Lust, Caution. James Allan Schamus is an American Academy Award nominated, BAFTA Award winning film producer and screenwriter, noted for his work on critically acclaimed independent films such as Safe, The Brothers McMullen and the Academy Award winning film Brokeback Mountain. ...


Personal life

A naturalized US citizen [10][11][12], Lee is a dedicated fan of the Calgary Flames, lives in Larchmont, New York, with his wife, Jane Lin, a microbiologist, whom he married in 1983, and their younger son, Mason Lee (born 1990), a student at Mamaroneck High School. The couple also has another son, Haan Lee (born 1984).[3] Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ... emblem, Village of Larchmont Larchmont is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... This article is about the state. ...


Linguistic diversity in Chinese films

Ang's Chinese language films show a fair amount of linguistic diversity, which is rarely found in most Chinese films with the exception of Wong Kar-Wai.[citation needed] In Pushing Hands, Mr. Old Chu had a fat Tai chi chuan student who spoke Cantonese. In The Wedding Banquet, Wai-tun Gao's would-be bride of convenience Wei-wei, spoke to her parents on the telephone in the Wu dialect (Shanghainese). And the Chinese restaurant's owner spoke Mandarin with a Tianjin accent. In Eat Drink Man Woman, most of the younger generation spoke Mandarin with a Taiwanese accent; a matriarch spoke Mandarin with a Hunan accent. There was also a scene in Eat Drink Man Woman where an old man spoke to Jia-Chien in Taiwanese, while she responded in Mandarin. Wong Kar-wai (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: Wòhng Gà Waih; Shanghainese Latin method: Wan Kawe; born July 17, 1958) is a Hong Kong film director known for his visually unique, highly stylized art films. ... Pushing hands is also a training routine practiced in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and a few other Chinese martial arts Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. ... Tai chi chuan (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: tai4 chi2 chüan2) is an internal Chinese martial art. ... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ... The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... Wu (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is one of the major divisions of the Chinese language. ... Shanghainese (上海言话 [] in Shanghainese), sometimes referred to as the Shanghai dialect, is a dialect of Wu Chinese spoken in the city of Shanghai. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of China. ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nÇš) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated provinces of Hainan, Henan, and Yunnan. ... For other uses, see Formosan languages, Taiwanese Mandarin, and Languages of Taiwan. ...


While Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh were criticized by Mandarin speakers for what they considered Mandarin with poor accents in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Yeoh pointed out in an December 28, 2000 interview with Cinescape that, “My character lived outside of Beijing, and so I didn’t have to do the Beijing accent.” When the interviewer Craig Reid remarked that, “[M]y mother-in-law has this strange Sichuan-Mandarin accent that's hard for me to understand,” Yeoh responded, “[Y]es, provinces all have their very own strong accents. When we first started the movie, Cheng Pei Pei was going to have her accent, and Chang Zhen was going to have his accent, and this person would have that accent. And in the end nobody could understand what they were saying. Forget about us, even the crew from Beijing thought this was all weird.” In Lust, Caution, languages range from Cantonese, Shanghainese, Mandarin, Suzhou dialect, to Hindi, Japanese and English. Chow Yun-Fat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955) is a Hong Kong actor. ... Dato Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese (Yale romanization): yèuhng jí kìhng; born August 6, 1962) is a Chinese Malaysian actress and dancer, well known for performing her own stunts in the action films that brought her to fame in the early 1990s. ... Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Traditional Chinese: 臥虎藏龍; Simplified Chinese: 卧虎藏龙; pinyin: Wòhǔ Cánglóng) is a Taiwanese wuxia (martial arts and chivalry) film released in 2000. ... is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... For the novella by Eileen Chang, see Lust, Caution. ... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ... Shanghainese (上海言话 [] in Shanghainese), sometimes referred to as the Shanghai dialect, is a dialect of Wu Chinese spoken in the city of Shanghai. ... This article is on all of the Northern and Southwestern Chinese dialects. ... Suzhou dialect (蘇州話 / 苏州话; pinyin: sū zhōu huà) is a dialect of Wu, one of the subdivisions of Chinese spoken language. ... Khariboli (also Khadiboli, Khadi-Boli, or Khari dialect; identified as Hindi by SIL Ethnologue), (/ /; Hindi: खड़ी बोली; Urdu: كهڑى بولى, ; lit. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Films

Director

Year Title Chinese Title No. of Oscar nominations No. of Oscar wins
1992 Pushing Hands <<推手>>
1993 The Wedding Banquet <<喜宴>> 1
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman <<飲食男女>> 1
1995 Sense and Sensibility <<理性與感性>> 7 1
1997 The Ice Storm <<冰風暴>>
1999 Ride with the Devil <<與魔鬼共騎>>
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon <<臥虎藏龍>> 10 4
2002 The Hire
2003 Hulk <<綠巨人>>
2005 Brokeback Mountain <<斷背山>> 8 3
2007 Lust, Caution <<色,戒>>
2009 A Little Game
TBA Taking Woodstock

See also: Films directed by Ang Lee Pushing hands is also a training routine practiced in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and a few other Chinese martial arts Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. ... The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nǚ) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... Jane Austens novel Sense and Sensibility (1811) was adapted into a 1995 film by Emma Thompson, for which she received general acclaim as well as the 1996 Academy Award. ... The Ice Storm is a 1997 drama film by Ang Lee, it is based on the 1994 acclaimed novel by Rick Moody, The Ice Storm. ... Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American Civil War drama directed by Ang Lee. ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... The BMW film series, The Hire was a series of eight short films (each about eight minutes long, on average) produced for the Internet in the summers of 2001 and 2002. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... For the novella by Eileen Chang, see Lust, Caution. ...


Writer

Pushing hands is also a training routine practiced in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and a few other Chinese martial arts Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nǚ) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Siao Yu (Chinese: 少女小漁) is a film directed by Sylvia Chang, written by Sylvia Chang and Ang Lee, starring Rene Liu, released in 1995. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...

Actor

The Wedding Banquet (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Hulk is a 2003 superhero film based on the comic book series The Incredible Hulk published by Marvel Comics. ...

Editing

Pushing hands is also a training routine practiced in Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and a few other Chinese martial arts Pushing Hands is a film directed by Ang Lee. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Eat Drink Man Woman (Traditional Chinese: 飲食男女; Simplified Chinese: 饮食男女; Pinyin: yǐn shí nán nǚ) is a film directed by Ang Lee and stars Sihung Lung, Yu-wen Wang, Chien-lien Wu, Kuei-mei Yang. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...

Producer

Siao Yu (Chinese: 少女小漁) is a film directed by Sylvia Chang, written by Sylvia Chang and Ang Lee, starring Rene Liu, released in 1995. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... For other uses, see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (disambiguation). ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ...

Awards

The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures was founded in 1909 in New York City, just 13 years after the birth of cinema, to protest New York City Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. ... The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) is organization of film reviewers from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, based publications. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association (DFWFCA) is an organization of 35 print, radio/TV and internet journalists from Dallas-Fort Worth-based publications. ... Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE (Friends of Independents) Awards and presented winners with Plexiglas pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. ... The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) was founded in 1975. ... New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. ... San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor fine achievements in filmmaking by an organisation of film reviewers from San Francisco-based publications. ... The Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC) was founded to represent Vancouver (Canada) print, on-line and broadcast media and honours the best in Canadian and international filmmaking. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... This article is about the motion picture. ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... The Venice Film Festival ( ) is the oldest film festival in the world. ... For the 2007 film by Ang Lee, see Lust, Caution (film). ... The Golden Lion (it: Leone dOro) is the name of the highest prize given to a film at the Biennale Venice Film Festival. ... André Cayatte (1909, Carcassonne–1989, Paris) was a French filmmaker and lawyer, who was known for his films on crime and justice. ...

Books

  • Dilley, Whitney Crothers. The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen. London: Wallflower Press, 2007.

Notes

  1. ^ Best picture goes to gritty drama 'Crash', Lee best director; Hoffman best actor; Witherspoon best actress. CNN (March 7, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-04-22.
  2. ^ "Melancholic nostalgia pervades life in front of Ang Lee's lens", Taipei Times, 2007-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Mongtomery Fellow Ang Lee to receive Dartmouth film award", Dartmouth News, 2006-10-13. 
  4. ^ Ho Yi. Family and friends praise Ang Lee's quiet dedication. Taipei Times. March 7, 2006.
  5. ^ Lycos, Ang Lee, Lycos.com, 2006.
  6. ^ China Focus: Ang Lee. Retrieved on 2007-04-22.
  7. ^ AP. "Lee Disappointed Over 'Brokeback' Loss", CBSNews, 2006-03-08. 
  8. ^ AFP. "Ang Lee bows to China and self-censors award-winning film", Yahoo! News, 2007-09-11. 
  9. ^ Min Lee, Associated Press. "Ang Lee: Don't expect much from 'Lust, Caution'", USA Today, 2007-09-23. 
  10. ^ Ang Lee 'very satisfied' new film shown in entirety - The China Post
  11. ^ Ang Lee returns to Taiwan for the premiere of Lust, Caution - Movies
  12. ^ ANTARA :: Ang Lee donates prize money to promote Taiwan`s film industry

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Awards
Preceded by
Quentin Tarantino
for Pulp Fiction
National Board of Review Award for Best Director
1995
for Sense and Sensibility
Succeeded by
Joel Coen
for Fargo
Preceded by
Quentin Tarantino
for Pulp Fiction
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
1995
for Sense and Sensibility
Succeeded by
Lars von Trier
for Breaking the Waves
Preceded by
Pedro Almodóvar
for All About My Mother
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
2000
for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Succeeded by
Peter Jackson
for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Preceded by
Sam Mendes
for American Beauty
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
2001
for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Succeeded by
Robert Altman
for Gosford Park
Preceded by
Clint Eastwood
for Million Dollar Baby
Academy Award for Best Director
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed
Preceded by
Michael Mann
for Collateral
National Board of Review Award for Best Director
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed
Preceded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Aviator
BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Director
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed
Preceded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Aviator
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Director
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed
Preceded by
Clint Eastwood
for Million Dollar Baby
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed
Preceded by
Alexander Payne
for Sideways
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Paul Greengrass
for United 93
Preceded by
Mike Leigh
for Vera Drake
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
2005
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Paul Greengrass
for United 93
Preceded by
Clint Eastwood
for Million Dollar Baby
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
2006
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed
Preceded by
Clint Eastwood
for Million Dollar Baby
Directors Guild of America Award
2006
for Brokeback Mountain
Succeeded by
Martin Scorsese
for The Departed

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