Ang Lee biography

Ang Lee

Film director

1954 –

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Who is Ang Lee?

Ang Lee OBS is a Taiwanese-born American film director, screenwriter and producer.

Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and Eat Drink Man Woman explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition and modernity, Eastern and Western. Lee also deals with repressed, hidden emotions in many of his films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Hulk; and Brokeback Mountain. Lee's insight into the human heart has allowed his films to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers to speak to audiences all over the world.

Lee has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, first for Brokeback Mountain and most recently for Life of Pi. He also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He is the first person of Asian descent to win an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Director, and the only director to win two Best Film Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Born
Oct 23, 1954
Chaojhou, Pingtung
Also known as
  • An Li
  • An Lee
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Taiwanese American
  • Taiwanese people
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Taiwan
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor's degree, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
    Theatre
    (1979 - 1980)
  • Master's Degree, Tisch School of the Arts
    Film
    (1981 - )
  • National Tainan First Senior High School
  • National Tainan Second Senior High School
  • Bachelor's degree, National Taiwan University of Arts
    Film
    ( - 1975)

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on July 23, 2013

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