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Ang Lee

Birth Name:
Ang Lee
Birth Place:
Pingtung, Taiwan
Profession
Director, producer, writer

Fast Facts

  • Failed his national university entrance exams in Taiwan
  • Served as assistant director on Spike Lee's NYU student film Joe's Bed-Stuy Barber Shop: We Cut Heads
  • His 1993 movie The Wedding Banquet became the first production from Taiwan to earn a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination
  • Passed on an offer to direct Terminator 3
  • Initially turned down directing Brokeback Mountain, then returned to it after doing Hulk

Awards

  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 2013David di Donatello Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2013Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2012Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: winner
  • 2012Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2012Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: nominated
  • 2007Venice Film Festival-Best Film: winner
  • 2007César Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Director: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director: winner
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Director: winner
  • 2006BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: winner
  • 2006David di Donatello Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 2005Las Vegas Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2005London Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2005National Board of Review-Best Director: winner
  • 2005Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2005Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 2005Online Film Critics Association-Best Director: nominated
  • 2005New York Film Critics Circle-Best Director: winner
  • 2005San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Director: winner
  • 2005Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Director: winner
  • 2005St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2005Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Director: nominated
  • 2005Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: winner
  • 2005Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association-Best Director: winner
  • 2005Iowa Film Critics Association-Best Director: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2001Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: winner
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: winner
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: winner
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: winner
  • 2001Independent Spirit Awards-Best Feature: winner
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: winner
  • 2001Independent Spirit Awards-Best Feature: winner
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: winner
  • 2001Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director: winner
  • 2001Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director: winner
  • 2001Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: winner
  • 2000Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2000Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 2000Toronto International Film Festival-People's Choice Award: winner
  • 2000Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: winner
  • 2000Toronto International Film Festival-People's Choice Award: winner
  • 2000Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2000Oscar-Best Achievement in Directing: nominated
  • 2000Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2000Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Director [Runner-up]: winner
  • 1998Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Foreign Film: nominated
  • 1997Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Director [Runner-up]: winner
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Director - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Berlin Film Festival-Golden Bear: winner
  • 1996BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: winner
  • 1996BAFTA Film Awards-The David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction: nominated
  • 1995BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film not in the English Language: nominated
  • 1995National Board of Review-Best Director: winner
  • 1995Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 1995New York Film Critics Circle-Best Director: winner
  • 1995Independent Spirit Awards-Best Screenplay: nominated
  • 1995Directors Guild of America Awards-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Feature: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Director: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Screenplay: nominated
  • 1993Berlin Film Festival-Golden Bear: winner

Relationships

  • Lee Yangsi--Mother
  • Han Lee--Son
  • Mason Lee--Son
  • Jane Lin--Wife