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Ang Lee

Director

“Things are being simplified a lot for us lately. I think people are hungry for something that shows more respect for the complexity of life, the depth, the grey areas.”

 

Biography

Born in 1954 in Taipei, he graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then went to the United States, where he studied theater directing at the University of Illinois and film production at New York University. After winning awards in 1985 for his student work (while at N.Y.U., he also worked on Spike Lee’s acclaimed student film, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads), Lee spent the next six years working on screenplays, eventually making his directorial debut in 1992 with Pushing Hands. A comedy about the generational and cultural gaps in a Taiwanese family in New York, it won awards in Lee’s native country. His next film, The Wedding Banquet (1993), further explored cultural and generational differences through a gay New Yorker who stages a marriage of convenience to please his visiting Taiwanese parents. The film met with widespread acclaim, winning a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and a Best Director prize at the Seattle Film Festival, as well as… read more

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GENADIJUS L.

11Mar13

One of the best directors working today. Ang Lee manages to combine different cinematic styles, genres and everything to present in a common sense of humanity. His filmography contains various genres, styles and the ability to plunge into the depth of each characters story.

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Ayomidotun Freeborn

10Aug11

One of the greatest auteur in recent times... Breaking into a foreign culture and making so much impact.

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Romeodelmare

12Dec10

a GENIUS. Like Me...(?)

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Magus

6Jun10

Is it my imagination or do all of Ang Lee's best films have horses in them. Sense & Sensibility, Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, & Brokeback Mountain.

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Ang Lee: What Do People Think of Him?

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