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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 103 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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 »


Two of Ang Lee's films, The Ice Storm (1997) and Ride With the Devil (1999), are in the Criterion Collection. See more »


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

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