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Yimou Zhang

Yimou Zhang was born on November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He is a director and actor, known for Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 60 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Lady of the Dynasty (co-director)
 2014 Stories Through 180 Lenses (Documentary short)
 2014 Coming Home
 2011 Zhong Guo tie lu (TV Short documentary) (as Zhang Yi Mou)
 2008 Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Closing Ceremony (2008)
 2008 Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (TV Movie) (lead director)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "En Regardant le Film")
 2002 Hero
 2000 Happy Times
 1999 The Road Home
 1999 Not One Less
 1997 Keep Cool
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1994 To Live
 1994 A Soul Haunted by Painting (supervising director)
 1990 Ju Dou
 1987 Red Sorghum
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Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.

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5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Zhang Yi Mou | Yi-Mou Zhang

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Personal Quote:

I had my first feature film as late as when I was 37, so I've got no time to duplicate." See more »


He was fined $1.2 million for having 3 kids, which violates China's family-planning laws. See more »


Often works with the actress Li Gong See more »


Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"

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