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Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan, Ang Lee has become one of today's greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang graduated from the National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then came to the U.S. to receive a B.F.A. Degree in Theatre/Theater Direction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 103 wins & 101 nominations. See more awards »

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Life of Pi Director
(2012)
Lust, Caution Director
(2007)
(2005)

Filmography

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 2019 Gemini Man
 2016 Empty Diary (Short)
 2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (directed by)
 2012 Life of Pi
 2007 Lust, Caution
 2003 The Hire (Short) (segment "The Chosen")
 2003 Hulk
 2001 Chosen (Short)
 1997 The Ice Storm
 1991 Pushing Hands
 1984 Fine Line (Short)
 1981 Beat the Artist (Short)
 1981 I Love Chinese Food (Short)
 1980 The Runner (Short)
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Other Works:

Was interviewed in an episode of "Talking Movies" about the 2006 Oscars. The other interviewees were Bennett Miller and Philip Seymour Hoffman. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 8 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

An Lee | An Li

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

American films are less American every day, because you have to please a world audience. There's less authenticity, so it's more accessible. See more »

Trivia:

Only one of four people to have won the Best Director Oscar more than once without any of those films having won the Oscar for Best Picture. His two wins are for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012). The other three individuals are Frank Borzage for directing 7th Heaven (1927) and Bad Girl (1931), George Stevens for directing A Place in the Sun (1951) and Giant (1956), and Alfonso ... See more »

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Often depicts characters with conflicting feelings about their sexuality or their gender roles See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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