He is one of China's most famous actors. He is most known for his roles in comedies. But also adept in dramatic roles as shown in Huozhe (To Live), which won him the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Has an intense fear of flying which prevented him from joining most of the leads and Director Feng at international film festivals in Cannes and Venice to promote Ye Yan (The Banquet 2006). And yet, back in mid-September, he somehow overcame this fear to make the short one-hour hop from Hong Kong to Taiwan, though photos taken upon arrival at the airport clearly showed that it took something of a toll on him.
His father, Cunzhuang Ge, is also a famous actor in China.
He has no children.
Since 1997, he has been partnering with director Xiaogang Feng in numerous blockbusters in China.