Yimou Zhang


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Yimou Zhang was born on November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He is a director and writer, known for Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Curse of the Golden Flower (2006). He has been married to Ting Chen since December 2011. They have three children. He was previously married to Hua Xiao and Hua Xie. See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 133 wins & 102 nominations. See more awards »

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Hero Director
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 2018 Shadow
 2016/I The Great Wall
 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 Special) (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
 1988 Red Sorghum
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Other Works:

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 | Zhang Yimou | Yi-Mou Zhang
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Personal Quote:

To Western audiences, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, for example, is seen as something very refreshing - to see man-powered flight. But now there are more and more of these kinds of films, American movies have also begun to adopt these kinds of scenes with people flying. So after watching lots of these films, people will get used to seeing this exaggerated artistic style, and it won't be so ... See more »

Trivia:

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

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

Nickname:

Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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