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Ang Lee


Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 100 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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Was interviewed in an episode of "Talking Movies" about the 2006 Oscars. The other interviewees were Bennett Miller and Philip Seymour Hoffman. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

An Lee | An Li

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am not particularly religious. But I think we do face the questions of where God is, why we are created. where does life go, and why we exist. That sort of thing. Call it illusion or call it faith. Whatever you call it we have attachment to the unknown. See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

Some of his films - Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (aka Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) - involved repressed women trying to deal with the confines of their society. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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