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Dun Tan

Dun Tan was born on August 18, 1957 in Si Mao, Hunan Province, China. He is known for his work on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hero (2002) and Fallen (1998). See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Heaven's Gate (Documentary)
 2007 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2006 The Banquet
 2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2003 The Map
 2002 Opera 'Tea - Chakyouibun' Tan Dun Sakkyoku (TV Movie) (music composed and conducted by)
 2002 Hero
 1998 In the Name of the Emperor (Documentary)
 1998 Fallen
 1995 Nan Jing 1937
 1995 Broken Silence (Documentary)
 1994 Aktion K (Documentary)
 1989 China in Revolution: 1911-1949 (Documentary)
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I have been working with 'water' for a very long time. I think human beings are profoundly connected with water. Humans hear the sound of water even before birth. It might be the very first sound one hears in his life. Human health, human culture, human origins and human futures cannot be separated from water. I was born and grew up on the banks of the Liuyang River in Hunan province. Water has ... See more »


Studied in the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China's highest music institution. See more »

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