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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 98 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Life of Pi
Life of Pi Director
(2012)
Brokeback Mountain
(2005)
Hulk
Hulk Director
(2003)

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Other Works:

Directed short film "Chosen" for bmwfilms.com - Internet and DVD for BMW (2001) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

An Lee | An Li

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on casting Winston Chao in The Wedding Banquet (1993)]: It's hard to find a good actor who is charming, speaks English and Mandarin Chinese, and doesn't mind portraying a gay character. - (New York Magazine, August 2, 1993) See more »

Trivia:

When he cast Winston Chao as his lead in The Wedding Banquet (1993), Chao was an airline steward and model and had never acted in a film before. They spent three to four hours every day to teach him how to act. Lee later cast Chao again in Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). 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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