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Encyclopedia > Wayne Wang

Wayne Wang (Chinese: 王穎; Hanyu Pinyin: Wáng Yǐng; born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American film director. Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Pinyin: , lit. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

Born in Hong Kong, he studied film and television at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Chan Is Missing (1982) and Dim Sum: a little bit of heart (1984) established his reputation. He is best known for the independent features Smoke (1995) and Anywhere But Here (1999). Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (formerly California College of Arts and Crafts) is a regionally accredited, independent school of art and design in Oakland and San Francisco, California. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is a major city on the east side (also called East Bay) of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States. ... Chan Is Missing is a 1982 film which tells the story of two taxi drivers searching the streets of San Franciscos Chinatown for the man who ran off with their money. ... Anywhere But Here is a 1999 film by Wayne Wang starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman, based on the novel by Mona Simpson. ...

He is married to a former Miss Hong Kong, Cora Miao (繆騫人), and rumor has it that she once dated Chow Yun-Fat (her co-star in a then famous TV drama called The Bund or "Shanghai Beach"), the Hollywood movie star from Hong Kong, back in the seventies. Chow Yun-Fat Chow Yun-Fat (Chinese: 周潤發; Hanyu Pinyin: ) (born May 18, 1955 on Lamma Island, Hong Kong) is among a handful of internationally recognized screen actors that Hong Kong has produced, along with Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. ... The Bund (上海灘) was a classic 1979 TVB action series broadcast in Hong Kong, starring Chow Yun-Fat and Ray Lui Leung-Wai as triad members in prewar Shanghai and their struggle for power and survival. ...

Director filmography

Last Holiday - is a 2005 film directed by Wayne Wang. ... Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 family film, directed by Wayne Wang. ... Maid in Manhattan is a 2002 romantic comedy film, directed by Wayne Wang. ... The Center of the World is an American film directed by Wayne Wang, released in 2001. ... Anywhere But Here is a 1999 film by Wayne Wang starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman, based on the novel by Mona Simpson. ... Chinese Box is a 1997 movie directed by Wayne Wang and starring Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung and Michael Hui. ... The film Blue in the Face (1995) is a comedy directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. ... Smoke is an American motion picture released in 1995. ... The Joy Luck Club DVD cover Spoiler warning: As the novel opens Jing-Mei June Woo has just lost her mother, Suyuan, to an aneurism. ... The Slamdance Film Festival takes place each year in Utah at the same time as the Sundance Film Festival, competing with Sundance to provide what its supporters consider a truer representation of independent film-making. ...

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