Ang Lee

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Ang Lee

Taiwanese-born American film director, screenwriter and producer add

Category: Politics

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (50%), (12%), United Kingdom (11%)

Main connections: The Ice Storm (film), Ride with the Devil (film), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Linked to: Tisch School of the Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

 

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Ang Lee was born in 1954 add something


1975

But after failing the exam twice, to the disappointment of his father, he entered a three-year college, the National Arts School , and graduated in 1975 add something


1979

After finishing Taiwan's mandatory military service, Lee went to the US in 1979 to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he completed his bachelor's degree in theater in 1980 add something


1983

Lee lives in Larchmont, in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Jane Lin, a microbiologist, whom he married in 1983 add something


1987

Daniel Woodrell - Woodrell's second novel, "Woe to Live On" , was adapted for the 1999 film "Ride with the Devil", directed by Ang Lee


1990

However, in the late 1990s and 2000s, "The Ice Storm" has had high VHS and DVD sales and rentals and repeated screenings on cable television, which has increased the film's popularity among audiences add something

 

In 1990, Lee submitted two screenplays, "Pushing Hands" and "The Wedding Banquet", to a competition sponsored by Taiwan's Government Information Office, and they came in first and second, respectively add something

 

Sigourney Weaver - By the early 1990s, Weaver appeared in several films including Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm", earning her another Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress and winning a BAFTA Award, followed by "Dave" opposite Kevin Kline and Frank Langella


1991

Hsu, a first-time producer, invited Lee to direct "Pushing Hands", a full-length feature that debuted in 1991 add something


1993

The Ice Storm (film) - Schamus brought the book to Ang Lee, who was the first and only contender for the book, and with whom Schamus and partner Ted Hope had already made four films, including "The Wedding Banquet" in 1993


1995

In 1995, Hsu invited Lee to return to Taiwan to make "Eat Drink Man Woman", a film that depicts traditional values, modern relationships, and family conflicts in Taipei add something

 

In 1995, Lee directed Columbia TriStar's British classic "Sense and Sensibility" add something

 

Jane Austen - In 1995 a great wave of Austen adaptations began to appear, with Ang Lee's film of "Sense and Sensibility", for which screenwriter and star Emma Thompson won an Academy *award, and the BBC's immensely popular TV mini-series "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth

 

Elijah Wood - In 1995, Wood was in the video for The Cranberries "Ridiculous Thoughts", played the lead role in "Flipper", and was in Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm"


1996

Emma Thompson - Thompson won her next Oscar in 1996, for best adapted screenplay for her adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility", a film directed by Ang Lee, in which she played the Oscar-nominated lead role opposite Hugh Grant


1997

After this, Lee directed two more Hollywood movies: "The Ice Storm" , a drama set in 1970s suburban America, and "Ride with the Devil", an American Civil War drama add something

 

Katie Holmes - An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 film "The Ice Storm", directed by Ang Lee

 

Tobey Maguire - As part of his recovery from alcohol and learning to deal with his self-described "addictive and compulsive nature", Maguire changed his career path slightly in order to obtain roles where he and DiCaprio would not always be in competition for the same part, and the move paid off when he got the role of Paul Hood, a teenage boarding school student whose narration anchors the action in Ang Lee's 1997 film, "The Ice Storm

 

Jim Walrod - For Ang Lee's 1997 film "The Ice Storm", Walrod consulted on the period 1970s furniture and interiors

 

Christina Ricci - In 1997, Ricci began to appear in more adult roles, beginning with her role as the troubled, sexually curious Wendy Hood in Ang Lee's critically acclaimed The Ice Storm.

 

The Ice Storm (film) - "'The Ice Storm"' is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody


1998

Simon Baker - In 1998 he starred in a small, independent film by filmmaker Stephen Grynberg titled "Love from Ground Zero", and in 1999 appeared in Ang Lee's "Ride with the Devil"


1999

In 1999, Li-Kong Hsu, Lee's old partner and supporter, invited him to make a movie based on the traditional Chinese wuxia genre add something

 

Wang Dulu - Li Danquan met film director Ang Lee during the shooting of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in 1999

 

Ride with the Devil (film) - "'Ride with the Devil"' is a 1999 American Civil War film directed by Ang Lee


2000

Golden Lion - Ang Lee won the Golden Lion twice within three years during the 2000s, once for an American film and once for a Chinese-language film

 

Wang Dulu - Ang Lee's 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", includes episodes and information from some of the other books in the series, apart from the novel which shares the same title as the film

 

Chang Chen - Chang portrayed "Dark Cloud", the lover of Zhang Ziyi's character, in the 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" directed by Ang Lee

 

Cheng Pei-pei - In 2000, she returned to international attention with her role as Jade Fox in Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon"

 

Wang Dulu - Wang is best known for his work, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", that was adapted into a successful feature film of the same title by film director Ang Lee in 2000


2003

In 2003, Lee returned to Hollywood to direct "Hulk", his second big-budget movie after the disappointment of "Ride with the Devil"'s restricted release add something

 

Hulk (comics) - The 2003 Ang Lee directed "Hulk" film saw discussion of the character's appeal to Asian Americans

 

Peter David - These aspects of the character would later be used in the 2003 feature film adaptation by screenwriter Michael France and director Ang Lee


 

It won the Golden Lion award at the Venice International Film Festival and was named 2005's best film by the Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and London film critics add something

 

The 2005 movie about the forbidden love between two Wyoming sheepherders immediately caught public attention and became a cultural phenomenon, initiating intense debates and becoming a box office hit add something

 

"Brokeback Mountain" was the most acclaimed film of 2005, winning 71 awards and an additional 52 nominations add something

 

Brokeback Mountain - In the end, Ang Lee's 2005 love story wasn't gay or straight, just human

 

Brokeback Mountain - "'Brokeback Mountain"' is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee

 

Ennis Del Mar - "'Ennis del Mar"' is the fictional main character of the short story "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx and the 2005 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the same name directed by Ang Lee


2006

In 2006, following his Best Director Oscar, Ang Lee was bestowed the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon, the second highest civilian honour, by the Taiwanese government add something

 

"Brokeback" won Best Film and Best Director at the 2006 British Academy awards add something

 

Christopher Meloni - In 2006, Meloni was given the Human Rights Campaign's Equality *award, along with actor Jake Gyllenhaal and director Ang Lee, for his work on behalf of LGBT issues


2007

"Lust, Caution" captured the Golden Lion from the 2007 Biennale Venice Film Festival, making Lee the winner of the highest prize for the second time in three years add something

 

"Lust, Caution" was distributed by Focus Features and premiered at international film festivals in the summer and early fall of 2007 add something


2008

Imelda Staunton - Recent film roles include the 2008 movie "A Bunch of Amateurs", in which she starred alongside Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond, and the character of Sonia Teichberg in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"


2009

Lee was chosen as president of the jury for the 2009 edition of the Venice Film Festival that took place from September 2 to 12, 2009 add something

 

Lee's next film after 2009's "Taking Woodstock" was "Life of Pi", which was adapted from the novel of the same name written by Yann Martel add something

 

Woodstock - Another film on Woodstock named "Taking Woodstock" was produced in 2009 by Taiwanese American filmmaker Ang Lee

 

Demetri Martin - Prior to completing work on his second season, Martin starred in the comedy-drama film "Taking Woodstock" , directed by Ang Lee, which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival


2010

Jafar Panahi - American film directors Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel & Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Robert De Niro, Curtis Hanson, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Richard_Linklater, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, James Schamus, Paul Schrader, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and Frederick Wiseman signed a letter on 30 April 2010 urging Panahi's release


2012

The movie made its commercial premiere during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2012 in the US and worldwide and became a highly critical and box office success add something

 

A Touch of Zen - Both the Blu-ray and DVD include the 2012 documentary about King Hu, new interviews with the actors Hsu Feng and Shih Chun, filmmaker Ang Lee, and film scholar Tony Rayns, the theatrical 4K re-release trailer, and newly translated English subtitles, as well as a leaflet containing a new essay by film critic and theorist David Bordwell and King Hu's notes from the 1975 Cannes Film Festival

 

David Magee - His screen adaptation of the novel "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel was directed by Ang Lee, released in 2012, and earned him a Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

 

Tiger - The story was adapted in Ang Lee's 2012 feature film of the same name


2013

In 2013 he was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival add something

 

Production was scheduled for the summer of 2013 for the &FX (FX_(TV_channel)) series add something

 

In January 2013, "Life of Pi" earned 11 Academy award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Visual Effects; only one fewer than Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" add something

 

In March 2013, it was announced that Lee will direct a television pilot for the drama series "Tyrant", created by Gideon Raff and developed by Howard Gordon and Craig Wright add something

 

Ride with the Devil (film) - In 2013, the film was the subject of an essay in a collection of scholarly essays on Ang Lee's films, "The Philosophy of Ang Lee."

 

Sense and Sensibility (film) - Tim Squyres edited the film, his fourth collaboration with Ang Lee. He reflected in 2013 abut the editing process,

 

Terminator Genisys - By September 2013, Alan Taylor was in talks to direct the film, after Rian Johnson and Denis Villeneuve had been considered and after a deal with Ang Lee could not be reached


2014

On September 18, 2014 Lee will direct movie version of "Billy Lynn Halftime Hour" in his first since Best Director Oscar of "Life of Pi" add something


2015

In December 2015, it was announced that the project, tentatively titled "Thrilla in Manila" was indeed his next project once he finished his work on "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" add something


2016

Vin Diesel - In 2016, he is set to appear in Ang Lee's wartime drama "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" in a supporting role


2017

In April 2017, Ang Lee began discussions with Skydance Media to helm a sci-fi action film that follows a senior NSA official begins to be hunted by a young clone of himself right as he is about to retire from the agency add something


2018

In January 2018, it was announced that Clive Owen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead had been cast as the antagonist and female lead respectively add something


2019

The film is set to star Will Smith in the lead role with a release date set for 4 October 2019 add something

 

Will Smith - Smith will appear as an assassin who faces off against himself, a clone who is younger and in his prime in Ang Lee's "Gemini Man", scheduled for release on October 4, 2019

 

Mary Elizabeth Winstead - The film, directed by Ang Lee is set for release on October 4, 2019