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Ang Lee net worth:
$32 Million

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Ang Lee information

Birth date: October 15, 1976
Birth place: Chaojhou, Pingtung
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Film director, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Nationality:United States of America

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Ang Lee is one of not so many film directors who could combine an international film career in both sides of the Pacific. Ang Lee also known as An Lee or An Li was born in Taiwan in a middle class family, what was motivating on his higher education of Chinese Literature. An Lees has an estimated net worth of $32 million. Taiwanese American film director was born on 23 of October in 1954 in Taipei, furthermore he is also Film Producer and Screenwriter. Lee was very great full for growing up in a stable family and this example developed him to a very strong belief in his Chinese cultural and roots.

Ang Lee Net Worth $32 Million

 

An Li was graduated from National Taiwan College of Arts in 1975 and then moved to the United States, where completed bachelor`s degree in theater directing at the University of Illinois and later film production at New York University. Who could imagine that, at that moment, while being young and ambitious student Ang Lee, will have net worth of $32 million? He met his future wife Jane Lin, a Microbiologist, also in university. Seems that studies completed Ang Lees life from both sides, including his career and family. The producer and his life partner exchanged their rings in 1983 and were blessed by two sons.

In 1985 An Li already won some awards for his student work. Next six years young screenwriter was working on screenplays and already in 1992 made his debut with Pushing Hands, a comedy about Taiwanese family in New York, with this Lee won awards in Native country. Next film, which wins several nominations is The Wedding Banquet in 1993, helped to grab a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and more, a Best Director prize at the Seattle Film Festival, and as well as Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Filmmakers` one more big worldwide recognition was in 1995 when he made Sense and Sensibility. This was one step and push to earn him big success and salary in his future career in the United States and not only, including Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm.

There is no doubt, why An Li owns net worth of $32 million, because he is just a professional of his job. He likes to experiment, An tried himself in different genres as working with The Marvel comics, superhero movie. The movie Hulk, 2003 was considered as misfortune, but generally nobody could deny about inventive visual effects. Next, comedy movie appears in 2005, Taking Woodstock. Lee is not of so many filmmakers who won the Golden Lion twice. Directorial skills Lee showed also with a biographical movie Cleopatra, where starrer of the main role was Angelina Jolie. Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice, first time for Brokeback Mountain in 2005, where he shows its own way and artistic style and second time for Life of Pi in 2012 where experts even consider impossible to turn this fantastic adaption into a movie. All this impressive run to success shows how rich is Ang Lee.

Taiwanese director lives in a luxurious mansion in the upmarket Larchmont area of New York. He spends a lot of time not just in movies industry but also to raise funds for actors Jet Li`s charitable organization, One Foundation and also he has lent his support to few endowments, therefore he Ang is supporter of universal human rights.


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Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thrilla in Manila 2018 pre-production
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 directed by
Life of Pi 2012
Taking Woodstock 2009
Lust, Caution 2007
Brokeback Mountain 2005
Hulk 2003
Sense and Sensibility: Deleted Scenes 2002 Video short
Chosen 2001 Short
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000
Ride with the Devil 1999/I
The Ice Storm 1997
Sense and Sensibility 1995
Eat Drink Man Woman 1994
The Wedding Banquet 1993
Tui shou 1992
I Wish I Was by That Dim Lake 1982 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thrilla in Manila 2018 producer pre-production
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk 2016 producer - produced by
Tyrant 2014 TV Series executive producer
Life of Pi 2012 producer
Taking Woodstock 2009 producer
Lust, Caution 2007 producer
One Last Ride 2004 executive producer
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2000 producer
The Ice Storm 1997 producer
Shao nu xiao yu 1995 producer
The Wedding Banquet 1993 producer
Tui shou 1992 executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tortilla Soup 2001 earlier screenplay
Shao nu xiao yu 1995
Eat Drink Man Woman 1994
The Wedding Banquet 1993 writer
Tui shou 1992

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wei ren min fu wu 1998 Ang Lee
The Wedding Banquet 1993 Guest at the wedding banquet (uncredited)

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads 1983 first assistant director

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tui shou 1992

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yang Yang 2009 consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joy Burn 2014 the producers wish to thank
Peace, Love and Cinema 2009 Documentary short thanks
Cowboy Forever 2006 Short thanks
Thumbsucker 2005 special thanks: for support
Hulk 2003 Video Game special thanks
Indignation 2016 special thanks
Love, Simply 2015 very special thanks
Prince Paradise 2015 very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
Time Presents: Milestones 2016 - A Tribute to the Stars We've Lost 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2012-2016 TV Series Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself
The British Academy Britannia Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
Ang Lee on a Touch of Zen 2016 Documentary short Himself
Family Values: Ang Lee on 'The Wedding Banquet' 2016 Video documentary short Himself
Zuo tian 2013 Documentary Himself
Trespassing Bergman 2013 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
11th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition 2013 TV Series Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2013 TV Movie Himself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director and Nominee: Best Picture
EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet Show 2013 TV Special Himself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Nominee
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Días de cine 2007-2013 TV Series Himself
Film '72 2012 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Charlie Rose 1997-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Bergmans video 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2012)
Ebert Presents: At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself - 'Hulk'
Spur der Bären 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Guión busca estrella 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Peace, Love and Cinema 2009 Documentary short Himself
Cinema 3 2000-2009 TV Series Himself
Cinémas 2009 TV Series Himself
American Masters 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
TV Festival Du Cannes 2009 2009 TV Movie Himself
Tiles of Deception, Lurid Affections: The Making of 'Lust, Caution' 2008 Video short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2008 TV Movie Himself
Miradas 2 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Lights! Action! Music! 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Chinese 2007 Documentary Himself
TalkAsia 2007 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Director
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema 2006 Documentary Himself
Gomorron 2006 TV Series Himself - regi
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself - Winner: Best Director
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Logo Movie Special: 'Brokeback Mountain' 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Venecia 2005: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2005 TV Movie Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Le cinéma passe à table 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
On Being a Cowboy 2005 Video short Himself
The Wedding Banquet: A Forbidden Passion 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Pacific Fusion 2004 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Hulk' 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Evolution of the 'Hulk' 2003 Video short Himself
Hulk: The Dog Fight Scene 2003 Video short Himself
The Incredible Ang Lee 2003 Video short Himself
The Unique Style of Editing 'Hulk' 2003 Video short Himself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Himself - Interviewee
Der Filmemacher Ang Lee 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hulk: Behind the Scenes 2003 Video short Himself
IFP Gotham Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
+ de cinéma 2002 TV Series documentary short Himself
Independent View 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
A Feast for the Eyes: Ang Lee in Taipei 2001 Video short Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film & Nominee: Best Picture & Best Director
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film & Best Director
Naamsaang-neuiseung 1998 Documentary
Continuarà... 1998 TV Series Himself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
The 5th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 1994 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kinomagazin 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Britannia Award BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
2016 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Creative
2016 Filmmaker on the Edge Award Provincetown International Film Festival
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Lumiere Award 3D Creative Arts Awards Best International 3D Feature - Live Action Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Lumiere Award 3D Creative Arts Awards Best Stereography - Live Action Life of Pi (2012)
2013 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Life of Pi (2012) · David Womark
· Gil Netter
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Cinemanila International Film Festival
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award Life of Pi (2012)
2013 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - Audience Award Life of Pi (2012)
2013 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Filmmaker's Award Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Life of Pi (2012)
2013 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Visionary Award Visual Effects Society Awards
2012 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 Audience Award Mill Valley Film Festival Audience Favorite Life of Pi (2012)
2012 Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters Order of Arts and Letters, France On 27 November, 2012.
2010 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Top Films of the Decade - International Competition Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2009 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film) Se, jie (2007)
2008 NETPAC Award Asian Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Se, jie (2007)
2008 Iron Elephant Award Iron Elephant Film Awards Best Director Se, jie (2007)
2008 ShoWest/NATO Freedom of Expression Award ShoWest Convention, USA
2007 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Director Se, jie (2007)
2007 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year
2007 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Se, jie (2007)
2006 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Brokeback Mountain (2005) · Scott Ferguson (unit production manager plaque)
· Tom Benz (unit production manager plaque)
· Michael Hausman (first assistant director plaque)
· Pierre Tremblay (first assistant director plaque)
· Brad Moerke (second assistant director plaque)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Cinema Shanghai International Film Festival
2006 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Gotham Awards
2001 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Wo hu cang long (2000) · William Kong
· Li-Kong Hsu
2001 NETPAC Award Asian Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute Wo hu cang long (2000) · James Schamus
2001 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Language Film Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 China Film Media Award Chinese Film Media Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Wo hu cang long (2000) · Helen Li (production manager plaque)
· Kai Keung Lai (first assistant director plaque)
· Sylvia Liu (first assistant director plaque)
· Jin Ting Zhang (second assistant director plaque)
· Ying-Ying Zhou (second assistant director plaque)
· Hong-Bo Zhu (second assistant director plaque)
· Cheng Lin Xu (second assistant director plaque)
· Bu-Si Ta (second assistant director plaque)
2001 Golden Bauhinia Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Wo hu cang long (2000) · Hui-Ling Wang (screenplay)
· James Schamus (screenplay)
· Kuo Jung Tsai (screenplay)
· Du Lu Wang (based on the book by)
2001 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Wo hu cang long (2000) · William Kong
· Li-Kong Hsu
2001 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 International Filmmaker Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2001 Robert Robert Festival Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA International Filmmaker of the Year
2000 Audience Award Bergen International Film Festival Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Feature Film Wo hu cang long (2000) · Li-Kong Hsu
· William Kong
2000 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
2000 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival Wo hu cang long (2000)
1999 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) The Ice Storm (1997)
1999 Director's Choice Award New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Xi yan (1993)
1997 Best Foreign Film German Film Awards Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1997 Vision in Film Award Hawaii International Film Festival
1996 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Lindsay Doran
1996 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 Guild Film Award - Silver Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 Best Screenplay Asia-Pacific Film Festival Shao nu xiao yu (1995) · Sylvia Chang
1995 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1994 Best Film Asia-Pacific Film Festival Yin shi nan nu (1994)
1993 Asian Media Award Asian American International Film Festival
1993 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Xi yan (1993)
1993 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival Xi yan (1993)
1993 Coup de Coeur LTC Deauville Film Festival Xi yan (1993)
1993 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Feature Film Xi yan (1993) · Ted Hope
· James Schamus
1993 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Director Xi yan (1993)
1993 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Original Screenplay Xi yan (1993) · Neil Peng
· James Schamus
1993 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Director Xi yan (1993)
1992 Best First Film Amiens International Film Festival Tui shou (1992)
1992 Best Film Asia-Pacific Film Festival Tui shou (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year Life of Pi (2012) · Gil Netter
· David Womark
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Life of Pi (2012)
2013 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Life of Pi (2012) · Gil Netter
· David Womark
2013 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Direction Life of Pi (2012)
2013 AACTA International Award AACTA International Awards Best Film Life of Pi (2012) · Gil Netter
· David Womark
2013 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Life of Pi (2012)
2013 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Life of Pi (2012)
2013 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Life of Pi (2012)
2013 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Life of Pi (2012) · Gil Netter
· David Womark
2013 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Life of Pi (2012) · Gil Netter
· David Womark
2013 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2012 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director Life of Pi (2012)
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director of the Decade Wo hu cang long (2000)
2009 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Taking Woodstock (2009)
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Not in the English Language Se, jie (2007) · William Kong
· James Schamus
2008 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Director Se, jie (2007)
2008 China Film Media Award Chinese Film Media Awards Best Director Se, jie (2007)
2008 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) Se, jie (2007)
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Foreign Language Film Se, jie (2007)
2007 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Se, jie (2007)
2006 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 Screen International Award European Film Awards Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Brokeback Mountain (2005) · Diana Ossana
· James Schamus
2005 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2002 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Wo hu cang long (2000) · William Kong
· Li-Kong Hsu
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Wo hu cang long (2000) · William Kong
· Li-Kong Hsu
2001 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Internet Video Premiere Chosen (2001)
2001 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Wo hu cang long (2000) · Li-Kong Hsu
· William Kong
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Casting Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2001 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Wo hu cang long (2000) · Li-Kong Hsu
· William Kong
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 Screen International Award European Film Awards Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 Grand Prix Ghent International Film Festival Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
1999 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year The Ice Storm (1997)
1998 Best Foreign Film Award Australian Film Institute The Ice Storm (1997) · Ted Hope (producer)
· James Schamus (producer)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Ice Storm (1997)
1998 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director The Ice Storm (1997)
1998 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director The Ice Storm (1997)
1997 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Ice Storm (1997)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1996 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Yin shi nan nu (1994) · Li-Kong Hsu
1995 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Adapted Screenplay Shao nu xiao yu (1995) · Sylvia Chang
1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Yin shi nan nu (1994)
1995 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Yin shi nan nu (1994) · Hui-Ling Wang
· James Schamus
1994 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Original Screenplay Yin shi nan nu (1994) · Hui-Ling Wang
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Xi yan (1993) · Ted Hope
· James Schamus
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Xi yan (1993)
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Xi yan (1993) · Neil Peng
· James Schamus
1993 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Film Editing Xi yan (1993)
1991 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Director Tui shou (1992)
1991 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Original Screenplay Tui shou (1992)
1991 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Film Editing Tui shou (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2006 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture Wo hu cang long (2000) · Li-Kong Hsu
· William Kong
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
2000 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)
1996 Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" Berlin International Film Festival Sense and Sensibility (1995)
1995 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Sense and Sensibility (1995)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2001 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Wo hu cang long (2000)


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#Fact
1 Ang Lee discovered actor Winston Chao and cast him in The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). In the film Kabali (2016), Chao plays the part of a mob boss whose mentor is named Ang Lee.
2 Only Asian to win a Best Director Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA. Along with Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu, he is also one of three non-Caucasian directors to win all three awards for directing.
3 Was considered to direct Spider-Man (2002).
4 Was in negotiations to direct Terminator Genisys (2015) but a deal could not be reached.
5 He is the first non-white director to win the Academy Award for Best Director.
6 Two of Ang Lee's films, The Ice Storm (1997) and Ride With the Devil (1999), are in the Criterion Collection.
7 Had planned on changing to a career in Computer Science when his film career stalled, but his wife encouraged him to stick with it.
8 Was a stay at home parent for six years when his film career stalled and his wife was the sole earner in the family.
9 Was 38 years old when he directed his first feature film.
10 Because of his directorial work of Life of Pi (2012), the film became the first family film to win the Academy Award for Best Director since Carol Reed for Oliver! (1968) at the 41st Academy Awards in 1969, though others have been nominated: Norman Jewison for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), George Lucas for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), 'Steven Spielberg' for Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Martin Scorsese for Hugo (2011).
11 The first recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director who is not Caucasian, i.e. American or European. The second and third are Alfonso Cuarón and Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
12 When he cast Winston Chao as his lead in The Wedding Banquet (1993), Chao was an airline steward and model and had never acted in a film before. They spent three to four hours every day to teach him how to act. Lee later cast Chao again in Eat Drink Man Woman (1994).
13 Is one of 8 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Brokeback Mountain (2005). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Richard Attenborough for Gandhi (1982), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013), and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (2015).
14 Directed 5 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michelle Williams.
15 Is one of only seven living directors who have won the Directors Guild of America Award more than once. The others are Steven Spielberg (3 times) and two-time winners Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Francis Coppola, Oliver Stone and Milos Forman. However, Lee is unique in this group and being the only one not to have directed a best picture Oscar winner.
16 Father Sheng Lee died in 2004 at the age of 91. He was the head teacher at Tainan First Senior High School.
17 One of 4 children.
18 Developed a very strong relationship with Anne Hathaway while filming Brokeback Mountain (2005). It was Ang who persuaded Anne to take the role of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007); having directed Sense and Sensibility (1995) he knew she would be perfect for the role.
19 Never storyboards his movies, even visually complex films such has his acclaimed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).
20 Taught Kai Wong filmmaking as Montgomery-Fellow-in-Residence at Dartmouth College, an Ivy League college which Meryl Streep once attended.
21 A dedicated fan of Calgary Flames hockey team.
22 Left Taiwan in 1978 to study in the US.
23 Father of Mason Lee.
24 His movies The Wedding Banquet (1993), Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) were Oscar-nominated for "Best Foreign Language Film". Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) won.
25 Two sons: Haan (b. 1984) and Mason (b. 1990), both born in Illinois.
26 Turned down an offer to direct Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
27 Earned his Masters Degree in Fine Arts from New York University.
28 Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Studies from the Department of Theater.
29 Graduated from Tisch School of the Arts Graduate program.
30 While attending NYU, worked on Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983), Spike Lee's well-renowned student film.

#Quote
1 [on Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)] Our head is still in the film world. Not to put down film in the past, because it's brilliant, I love it. But if we do digital, we ought to do something different, it shouldn't be imitating something else. [2016]
2 I am not particularly religious. But I think we do face the questions of where God is, why we are created. where does life go, and why we exist. That sort of thing. Call it illusion or call it faith. Whatever you call it we have attachment to the unknown.
3 Sometimes I feel illusions are more of life's essence. I can trust them more that real life that is full of deceit and covering-up.
4 [on casting Winston Chao in The Wedding Banquet (1993)]: It's hard to find a good actor who is charming, speaks English and Mandarin Chinese, and doesn't mind portraying a gay character. - (New York Magazine, August 2, 1993)
5 Working with Heath was one of the purest joys of my life. He brought to the role of Ennis more than any of us could have imagined - a thirst for life, for love, and for truth, and a vulnerability that made everyone who knew him love him. His death is heartbreaking. - Mourning actor Heath Ledger.
6 I'm a drifter and an outsider. There's not one single environment I can totally belong to. My cultural roots are something illusive.
7 I was never romantic in real life. That is why I have to make movies about it.
8 I think you look like a fool as a director when you talk too much about what the actors are doing. You want them to listen to you, but personally speaking, I don't want them to just follow everything I say without processing it. This is a problem for Asian actors. They are so polite, and they've been trained to smile and nod and agree with everything someone in power tells them. I'm not looking for conflict, but I'm not happy if someone is repressing their feelings either.
9 I think I find something new in each culture after being away for a bit, and that's creatively important. You can't move forward without changing, and that's why I try to stay open to new perspectives. I want to keep learning. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that you can never learn enough.
10 My father's family were liquidated during the Cultural Revolution in China because they were landowners. He was the only one to escape. I was born and brought up in Taiwan. But you absorb the trauma. My parents had no sense of security. It was as if the world could turn against them at any moment.
11 Every movie I make. That's my hideout, the place I don't quite understand, but feel most at home.
12 Nothing stands still. That's important in my movies. People want to believe in something, want to hang on to something to get security and want to trust each other. But things change. Given enough time, nothing stands still. I think seeking for security and lack of security is another thing in my movies.
13 Everywhere can be home and everywhere is not really home and you have to deal with loneliness and alienation. I'm old enough to realize that eventually you have to deal with loneliness, anyway. I'm happily married, I love my children, but eventually you have to deal with yourself. I trust the elusive world created by movies more than anything else. I'm very happy when I'm making a movie.
14 I'm experienced enough to know that the hardest thing to tell is an epic short story; slices of life that add up to an epic feeling.
15 On the receiving side, I think the whole world is more ready, with the Internet, with film festivals and DVDs. It used to be a one-way street from West to East: we were receiving and the West was producing. I think we're getting closer and closer. The gap between cultures is getting erased every day.
16 American films are less American every day, because you have to please a world audience. There's less authenticity, so it's more accessible.
17 There's a private feeling to the movie, an intimate feeling. I think eventually everybody has a Brokeback Mountain (2005) in them. Someone you want to come back to. And, of course, some people don't come back.
18 It could be the hidden side of you; I think making movies is a great way to release that. I think it is important to be honest with that, and have fun with it.
19 "Making a martial arts film in English to me is the same as John Wayne speaking Chinese in a western".

#Trademark
1 Often depicts characters with conflicting feelings about their sexuality or their gender roles
2 High diversity of settings in his films, which pain-stakingly depict various international cultures
3 Spectacular, CGI-ladden action scene in service of psychological, intimate drama
4 Outdoor settings
5 Some of his films - Sense and Sensibility (1995), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) (aka Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) - involved repressed women trying to deal with the confines of their society.
6 Frequently cast actor Sihung Lung as his 'father figure'

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