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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 Ying xiong (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006). See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 61 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ying xiong
Ying xiong Director
(2002)
House of Flying Daggers
(2004)
The Great Wall
The Great Wall Director
(2016)

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Other Works:

Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Zhang Yi Mou | Yi-Mou Zhang
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Personal Quote:

The Cultural Revolution was a very special period of Chinese history, unique in the world. It was part of my youth. It happened between when I was 16 and when I was 26. During those 10 years, I witnessed so many terrible and tragic things. For many years, I have wanted to make movies about that period - to discuss the suffering and to talk about fate and human relationships in a world which ... See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

His films often explores the dark side of life in small Chinese rural communities. See more »

Nickname:

Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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