李安

Ang LEE

Director , Scriptwriter

Ang LEE was born in 1954 in Taipei. He was admitted to the Department of Drama and Motion Picture at National Academay of Art in 1963. In 1974 Ang LEE was selected the Best Actor among all college and university theater performers in Taiwan. He went to the U.S. to study theater art in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in theater in 1980. Then he was admitted to the Graduate Program in Film and Television in New York University and earned his Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 1985. His thesis film “Fine Line” not only won him the Best Film and Best Director Awards at NYU’s Student Film Festival, but also a contract from William Morris, the famous agency. Ang was persuaded he has a bright future ahead of him in Hollywood. The next six, seven years proved to be a long wait before Ang LEE got a chance to make a feature film for Central Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) in Taiwan. LEE’s debut feature “Pushing Hands” was both critically and commercially successful. Ang LEE continued to make two more successful films, “Wedding Banquet” and “Eat Drink Man Woman” with CMPC before he moved back to the States to pursue his career in Hollywood. Since 1995 Ang LEE tried his hands on many different genres of film, some were very successful, some not so successful. “Sense and Sensibility” won him the Best Film Award at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival and at the 53rd Golden Globe Awards, among numerous awards LEE had received for the film. In 2000 LEE made “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” a film that revived the Chinese martial art film genre and won great success both in box office and in professional circles around the world. It was awarded the Best Foreign Picture at the 53rd Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Ang LEE was also awarded Outstanding Achievement Award by the Director’s Guild, and the Outstanding Director Award by American Film Institute. Two years later, Ang LEE meet another challenge by remaking the popular comic book and TV serial “The Incredible Hulk.” The success of “Hulk” paved the way for Ang LEE to direct a big budget Hollywood movie. However, it was said that Ang had turned down an offer todirect “Terminator 3.” He is currently preparing to work on a small budget film “Brokeback Mountain.”

Honor
2018 Directors Guild Of America Awards DGA Honor
2007 The 44th Golden Horse Awards The Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year

Awards
2013 The 85th Annual Academic Awards Achievement in Directing "Life of Pi"
2007 The 44th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Lust, Caution"
2006 The 78th Annual Academic Awards Achievement in Directing "Brokeback Mountain"
1993 The 30th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "The Wedding Banguet"
1993 The 30th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "The Wedding Banguet"
1991 The 28th Golden Horse Awards Special Jury Awad "Pushing Hands"

Nominations
2000 The 37th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"
1995 The 32th Golden Horse Awards Best Adapted Screenplay "Siao Yu"
1994 The 31th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "Eat Drink Man Woman"
1993 The 30th Golden Horse Awards Best Editing "The Wedding Banguet"
1991 The 28th Golden Horse Awards Best Director "Pushing Hands"
1991 The 28th Golden Horse Awards Best Original Screenplay "Pushing Hands"
1991 The 28th Golden Horse Awards Best Film Editing "Pushing Hands"

Filmography:

Year Title
2013 Eat Drink Man Woman (Digital Restoration) 
2013 The Wedding Banquet (Digital Restoration) 
2007 Lust Caution 
64th Venice International Film Festival, Golden Lion
2007 Toronto International Film Festival
2007 Prazsky Asia Film Festival
2007 Poland Łódź Film Photography Art Film Festival
2008 Golden Globe Awards
2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards
2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 
2000 The 37th Golden Horse Awards, Best Picture, Best Action Direction, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects, Best Original Score
2000 The 53rd Cannes International Film Festival, Special Screening
2000 Toronto International Film Festival, Grand Prix Audience Award
2000 The 19th Vancouver International Film Festival
2000 The 38th New York Film Festival
2000 The 11th Stockholm International Film Festival
2000 The 13th Tokyo International Film Festival
2000 The 44th London Film Festival
2001 The 25th Hong Kong International Film Festival
2001 The 30th International Film Festival Rotterdam
2001 The 73rd Academy Awards, Best Foreign Picture Award, Best Art Director Award, Best Cinematography Award, Best Music Award
2001 The 58th Golden Globe Awards, Best Foreign Picture Award, Best Director Award
1994 SIAO YU 
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman 
1993 THE WEDDING BANQUET 
1991 pushing hands 

As Director:
1980 The Runner (16mm Short Film)
1981 Beat the Artist (16mm Short Film)
I Love Chinese Food (16mm Short Film)
1982 Shades of the Lake (16mm Short Film)
1984 Fine Line (16mm Short Film)
1991 Pushing Hands
1993 The Wedding Banquet
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman
1995 Sense and Sensibility
1997 The Ice Storm
1999 Ride with the Devil
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2001 Hire: The Chosen (Short)
2003 Hulk
2005 Brokeback Mountain
2007 Lust, Caution
2009 Taking Woodstock
2012 Life of Pi
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
As Producer:
1991 Pushing Hands
1993 The Wedding Banquet
1995 Siao Yu
1997 The Ice Storm
2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
2004 One Last Ride
2007 Lust, Caution
2009 Taking Woodstock
2012 Life of Pi
2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
As Scriptwriter
1991 Pushing Hands
1993 The Wedding Banquet
1994 Eat Drink Man Woman
1995 Siao Yu
2001 Tortilla Soup

Update:2018/12/26
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