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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 96 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Life of Pi
Life of Pi Director
Brokeback Mountain
Hulk Director


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Other Works:

Was interviewed in "Talking Movies" (2006). See more »

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

Alternate Names:

An Lee | An Li


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I think you look like a fool as a director when you talk too much about what the actors are doing. You want them to listen to you, but personally speaking, I don't want them to just follow everything I say without processing it. This is a problem for Asian actors. They are so polite, and they've been trained to smile and nod and agree with everything someone in power tells them. I'm not looking ... See more »


Turned down an offer to direct Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). See more »


Often depicts characters with conflicting feelings about their sexuality or their gender roles See more »

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