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Winston Chao Poster

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Born in Taiwan
Birth NameWen-hsuan Chao

Mini Bio (1)

Winston Chao was born on June 9, 1960 in Taiwan as Wen-hsuan Chao. He is an actor, known for Xin hai ge ming (2011), Ye ming (2007) and The Wedding Banquet (1993).

Trade Mark (1)

Often portrays Yat-sen Sun on screen

Trivia (6)

Has portrayed Yat-sen Sun five times on screen: in the films Song jia huang chao (1997), Ye ming (2007) and Xin hai ge ming (2011) and in the TV series Sun Zhongshan (2001) and Tie jian dan daoyi (2010).
Grew up in Taiwan, but his parents are from Laiyang, Shandong, China.
He had been an airline steward for seven years and had never acted in a film when Ang Lee cast him as his lead in The Wedding Banquet (1993). They spent three to four hours every day to teach him how to act. Lee later cast him again in Eat Drink Man Woman (1994).
His father was a teacher and an expert on Yat-sen Sun.
Cooperates with the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and donates to the organization every time he plays Yat-sen Sun.
His character in Kabali (2016), Tony Lee, has a mentor whose name is Ang Lee. This is the same name as director Ang Lee, who discovered Chao and cast him in The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994).

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