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David Henry Hwang


Born in Los Angeles in 1957 to immigrants, Hwang is a successful playwright. He graduated from Stanford University in 1979 and attended Yale in 1980. He is most famous for M. Butterfly (1993), which was adapted for the screen in 1993, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone. See full bio »

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Known For

M. Butterfly
M. Butterfly Writer
(1993)
Possession
Possession Writer
(2002)
The Lost Empire
(2001)
Golden Gate
Golden Gate Writer
(1993)

Filmography

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 2016 Last Vow (Short)
  The Affair (TV Series) (1 episode, 2016) (written by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #3.3 (2016)
- 209 (2015) ... (written by)
- 206 (2015) ... (written by)
 2016 Work/Life (Short)
 2016 PSA (Short)
 2015 Bondage (based on play)
 2013 Yellow Face (original story)
 2010 Icarus at the Edge of Time (Short) (adaptation)
 2007 Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2003 Sound of a Voice (Short) (play "The Sound of a Voice")
 2002 Possession (screenplay)
 2001 The Lost Empire (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (written by)
 1993 Golden Gate (written by)
 1993 M. Butterfly (play) / (screenplay)
 1991 Alive from Off Center (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dances in Exile (1991) ... (writer)
 1990 Forbidden Nights (TV Movie) (story - as David Hwang)
 1985 Blind Alleys (TV Movie) (as David Hwang)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and he wrote the book the musical, "Aida," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. Elton John was composer. Tim Rice was lyricist. See more »

Alternate Names:

David Hwang
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Personal Quote:

The film world is very different now than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Big studios rarely invest nowadays in "artistic" pictures, which are likely to be made from plays. So a play will probably become an indie movie, which is more like doing an Off-Broadway show -- less money, but more artistic control. I'll see how my process with "Chinglish" works out before offering any advice. See more »

Trivia:

Won Broadway's 1988 Tony Award as author of Best Play winner "M. Butterfly." He was also nominated two other times: in 1998 as author of Best Play nominee "Golden Child," and in 2003 as Best Book (Musical) for a revival and revision of "Flower Drum Song." See more »

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Leo

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