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Ang Lee
Ang Lee
OBS (Chinese: 李安; pinyin: Lǐ Ān; born October 23, 1954) is a Taiwanese film director, screenwriter, and producer.[1][2] Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and Eat Drink Man Woman
Eat Drink Man Woman
explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition and modernity, Eastern and Western. Lee also deals with repressed, hidden emotions in many of his films, including Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm, Hulk, and Brokeback Mountain. Lee's work is known for its emotional charge, which critics believe is responsible for his success in offsetting cultural barriers and achieving international recognition.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Contents

1 Early life

1.1 Childhood and education 1.2 Life after graduation

2 Career

2.1 Debut from Taiwan 2.2 Arrival in Hollywood

2.2.1 Sense and Sensibility

2.3 1999 onward

2.3.1 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2.3.2 Hulk 2.3.3 Brokeback Mountain 2.3.4 Lust, Caution 2.3.5 Life of Pi 2.3.6 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

2.4 Upcoming Projects

2.4.1 Thrilla in Manila 2.4.2 Gemini Man

2.5 Directing for television 2.6 Recurring collaborators

3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Accolades

5.1 Awards and nominations received by Ang Lee

6 Notes 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External links

Early life[edit] Childhood and education[edit]

"I was never a citizen of any particular place... My parents left China to go to Taiwan. We were outsiders there. We moved to the States. Outsiders. Back to China. Now we were outsiders there, too – outsiders from America."

—Ang Lee, interview with Roger Ebert, December 11, 2005[9]

Ang Lee
Ang Lee
was born in a Waishengren
Waishengren
family, in a military dependents' village of the Republic of China Armed Forces, located at Chaochou, Pingtung,[10] a southern agricultural county in Taiwan. Both of Lee's parents moved from Mainland China
Mainland China
to Taiwan
Taiwan
following the Chinese civil war in 1949. He grew up in a household that put heavy emphasis on education.[11] Lee studied in the Provincial Tainan First Senior High School (now National Tainan First Senior High School) where his father was the principal. He was expected to pass the annual Joint College/University Entrance Examination, the only route to a university education in Taiwan. But after failing the exam twice, to the disappointment of his father, he entered a three-year college, the National Arts School (now reorganized and expanded as National Taiwan
Taiwan
University of Arts), and graduated in 1975. His father had wanted him to become a professor, but he had become interested in drama and the arts at college. This early frustration set his career on the path of performance art. Seeing Ingmar Bergman's film The Virgin Spring
The Virgin Spring
(1960) was a formative experience for him.[12] After finishing his mandatory military service in the Republic of China Navy (ROCN), 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. Originally, Lee was interested in acting, but his challenges with speaking English made it difficult and he quickly turned to directing.[13] At UIUC, Lee met his future wife Jane Lin (Chinese: 林惠嘉; pinyin: Lín Huìjiā), also a Taiwanese student, who pursued her Ph.D. degree. Thereupon, he enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts
Tisch School of the Arts
of New York University, where he received his MFA in film production. He was a classmate of Spike Lee and worked on the crew of his thesis film, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. During graduate school, Lee finished a 16mm short film, Shades of the Lake (1982), which won the Best Drama Award in Short Film in Taiwan. His own thesis work, a 43-minute drama, Fine Line (1984), won NYU's Wasserman Award for Outstanding Direction and was later selected for the Public Broadcasting Service. Life after graduation[edit] Lee's NYU thesis drew attention from the William Morris Agency, the famous talent and literary agency that later represented Lee. At first, though, WMA found Lee few opportunities, and Lee remained unemployed for six years. During this time, he was a full-time house-husband, while his wife Jane Lin, a molecular biologist, was the sole breadwinner for the family of four. This arrangement put enormous pressure on the couple, but with Lin's support and understanding, Lee did not abandon his career in film but continued to generate new ideas from movies and performances. He also wrote several screenplays during this time.[14] 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. The winning screenplays brought Lee to the attention of Hsu Li-kong (Chinese: 徐立功; pinyin: Xú Lìgōng), a recently promoted senior manager in a major studio who had a strong interest in Lee's unique style and freshness. Hsu, a first-time producer, invited Lee to direct Pushing Hands, a full-length feature that debuted in 1991. Career[edit] Debut from Taiwan[edit] The 'Father Knows Best' trilogy Pushing Hands (1992) was a success in Taiwan
Taiwan
both among critics and at the box office. It received eight nominations in the Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan's premier film festival. Inspired by the success, Hsu Li-kong collaborated with Lee in their second film, The Wedding Banquet (1993), which won the Golden Bear
Golden Bear
at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival[15] and was nominated as the Best Foreign Language Film[16] in both the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
and the Academy Awards. In all, this film collected eleven Taiwanese and international awards and made Lee a rising star. These first two movies were based on stories of Chinese Americans, and both were filmed in the US. In 1995, Hsu invited Lee to return to Taiwan
Taiwan
to make Eat Drink Man Woman, a film that depicts traditional values, modern relationships, and family conflicts in Taipei. The film was a box office hit and was critically acclaimed. For a second consecutive year, Lee's film received the Best Foreign Language Film nomination in both the Golden Globe and Academy Awards, as well as in the British Academy Award. Eat Drink Man Woman won five awards in Taiwan
Taiwan
and internationally, including the Best Director from Independent Spirit. The three films show the Confucian family at risk and star the Taiwanese actor Sihung Lung to form what has been called Lee's "Father Knows Best" trilogy.[17] Arrival in Hollywood[edit] Sense and Sensibility[edit] In 1995, Lee directed Columbia TriStar's British classic Sense and Sensibility. This made Lee a second-time winner of the Golden Bear
Golden Bear
at the Berlin Film Festival. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwriter Emma Thompson, who also starred in the movie alongside Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
and Kate Winslet. Sense and Sensibility also won the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama. Thompson has described the experience of working with Lee in his first English language film, noting how taken aback Lee was when the actors asked questions or provided suggestions, something Thompson notes as uncommon in Taiwanese culture. Once this disjuncture was bridged, Thompson remembered having "the most wonderful time because his notes were so brutal and funny."[18] After this, Lee directed two more Hollywood movies: The Ice Storm (1997), a drama set in 1970s suburban America, and Ride with the Devil (1999), an American Civil War drama. Although the critics still highly praised these latter two films, they were not particularly successful at the box office, and for a time this interrupted Lee's unbroken popularity – from both general audiences and arthouse aficionados – since his first full-length movie. However, in the late 1990s and 2000s, The Ice Storm had high VHS and DVD sales and rentals and repeated screenings on cable television, which has increased the film's popularity among audiences. 1999 onward[edit] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon[edit] In 1999, Hsu Li-kong, Lee's old partner and supporter, invited him to make a movie based on the traditional "wuxia" genre concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China. Excited about the opportunity to fulfill his childhood dream, Lee assembled a team from the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). The film was a surprising success worldwide. With Chinese dialogue and English subtitles, the film became the highest grossing foreign film in many countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, and was nominated in 10 categories at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Director. It ended up winning Best Foreign Language Film and three technical awards. The success of Crouching Tiger demonstrated that Lee's artistry had a general appeal; it also inspired such established directors as Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
and Chen Kaige
Chen Kaige
to explore wuxia films for Western audiences.[citation needed] Hulk[edit] 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. The film received mixed reviews while being a financial success, grossing over $245 million at the box office. After the setback, Lee considered retiring early, but his father encouraged him to continue making movies. Brokeback Mountain[edit] Lee decided to take on a small-budget, low-profile independent film based on Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize-finalist short story, Brokeback Mountain. In a 2005 article[19] by Robert K. Elder, Lee was quoted as saying, "What do I know about gay ranch hands in Wyoming?" In spite of the director's distance from the subject at hand, Brokeback Mountain showcased Lee's skills in probing the depths of the human heart. The 2005 movie about the forbidden love between two Wyoming
Wyoming
sheepherders immediately caught public attention and became a cultural phenomenon, initiating intense debates and becoming a box office hit. The film was critically acclaimed at major international film festivals and won Lee numerous Best Director and Best Picture awards worldwide. Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
was the most acclaimed film of 2005, winning 71 awards and an additional 52 nominations. It won the Golden Lion (best film) award at the Venice International Film Festival
Venice International Film Festival
and was named 2005's best film by the Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and London film critics. It also won best picture at the 2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association, Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America (Adapted Screenplay), Producers Guild of America
Producers Guild of America
and the Independent Spirit Awards as well as the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, with Lee winning the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Director. Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
also won Best Film and Best Director at the 2006 British Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(BAFTA). Brokeback Mountain was nominated for a leading eight Oscars and was the front runner for Best Picture heading into the March 5 ceremony, but lost out to Crash, a story about race relations in Los Angeles, in a controversial upset. He became the first non-white person to win the Best Director at the Academy Awards
Academy Awards
(when he won again for Life of Pi, he became the second non-white person to win). In 2006, following his Best Director Oscar, Ang Lee
Ang Lee
was bestowed the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon, the second highest civilian honour, by the Taiwanese government.[20] Lust, Caution[edit] After Brokeback Mountain, Lee returned to a Chinese topic. His next film was Lust, Caution, which was adapted from a short novel by the Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story was written in 1950, and was loosely based on an actual event that took place in 1939–1940 in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, China, during World War II. Similar to Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee
Ang Lee
adapted and expanded a short, simple story into a feature film in a way that allows individual figures to develop sophisticated layers of reserved emotions, without being sidetracked by complicated plots or overstuffed material.[citation needed] Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
was distributed by Focus Features
Focus Features
and premiered at international film festivals in the summer and early fall of 2007. In the U.S., the movie received a NC-17
NC-17
rating (no one 17 and under admitted) from the MPAA mainly due to several strongly explicit sex scenes. This was a challenge to the film's distribution because many theater chains in the United States refuse to show NC-17
NC-17
films. The director and film studio decided not to appeal the decision. Lee removed 9 minutes from the film to make the content suitable for minor audiences in order to be permitted to show Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
in mainland China.[21] Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
captured the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
from the 2007 Biennale Venice Film Festival, making Lee the winner of the highest prize for the second time in three years (Lee is one of only four filmmakers to have won the Golden Lion
Golden Lion
twice). When Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
was played in Lee's native Taiwan
Taiwan
in its original full-length edition, it was very well received.[citation needed] Staying in Taiwan
Taiwan
to promote the film and to participate in a traditional holiday, Lee got emotional[citation needed] when he found that his work was widely applauded by fellow Taiwanese. Lee admitted that he had low expectations for this film from the U.S. audience since "its pace, its film language;– it's all very Chinese."[22] The film was ignored by the Oscars, receiving zero nominations. It was snubbed from consideration in the Best Foreign Language Film category; after being officially submitted by Taiwan, the Academy ruled that an insufficient number of Taiwanese nationals had participated in the production, thus disqualifying it from further consideration. Lee was chosen as president of the jury for the 2009 edition of the Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
that took place from September 2 to 12, 2009.[23] Life of Pi[edit] Lee's next film after 2009's Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock
was Life of Pi, which was adapted from the novel of the same name written by Yann Martel. The story was a retrospective first-person narrative from Pi, a then 16-year-old boy from India, who is the only human to survive the sinking of a freighter on the way from India
India
to Canada. He finds himself on a lifeboat with an orangutan, a hyena, a wounded zebra and a Bengal tiger.[24] During this unlikely journey, young Pi questions his belief in God and the meaning of life. The novel was once considered impossible to make into a movie, but Lee persuaded 20th Century Fox to invest $120 million and heavily relied on 3D special effects in post-production. Unlike most other sci-fi precedents, Lee explores the artistic horizon of applying 3D effects and pushes the boundary of how this technology can serve the movie's artistic vision. The movie made its commercial premiere during the Thanksgiving weekend of 2012 in the US and worldwide and became a critical and box office success. In January 2013, Life of Pi
Life of Pi
earned 11 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Visual Effects.[25] He went on to win the Academy Award for Best Director. In 2013, he was selected as a member of the main competition jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.[26] Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk[edit] Lee next directed Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk based on the novel of the same name. It was his first film since winning the Oscar for Best Director for Life of Pi. The film was released in November 2016, and received a mixed response from audiences and critics alike. Upcoming Projects[edit] Thrilla in Manila[edit] In 2013, Ang Lee
Ang Lee
began development on the project with a screenplay written by Peter Morgan, but later put it on hold in 2014 in order to make Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk.[27][28] In December 2015, it was announced that the project, tentatively titled Thrilla in Manila, would be his next film after Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. David Oyelowo and Ray Fisher are reportedly Lee’s top choices for the leading roles.[29] Gemini Man[edit] In April 2017, Ang Lee
Ang Lee
began discussions with Skydance Media
Skydance Media
to helm a sci-fi action film that follows a senior NSA official being hunted by a young clone of himself right as he is about to retire from the agency.[30] The film is set to star Will Smith
Will Smith
in the lead role with a release date set for October 4, 2019.[31] In January 2018, it was announced that Clive Owen
Clive Owen
and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
had been cast as the antagonist and female lead respectively. Directing for television[edit] In March 2013, it was announced that Lee would direct a television pilot for the drama series Tyrant, created by Gideon Raff
Gideon Raff
and developed by Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon
and Craig Wright. Production was scheduled for the summer of 2013 for the FX series.[32] However, Lee decided to quit the project to take a break from his hectic schedule.[33] Recurring collaborators[edit] Ang Lee
Ang Lee
has had a career-long collaboration with producer and screenwriter James Schamus[34] and editor Tim Squyres. He has also worked several times with music composer Mychael Danna and a few times with Danny Elfman.[b]

Year Title James Schamus Tim Squyres Mychael Danna Danny Elfman

Producer Writer Editor Music Music

1992 Pushing Hands Yes Yes Yes

1993 The Wedding Banquet Yes Yes Yes

1994 Eat Drink Man Woman Yes Yes Yes

1995 Sense and Sensibility Yes

Yes

1997 The Ice Storm Yes Yes Yes Yes

1999 Ride with the Devil Yes Yes Yes Yes

2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yes Yes Yes

2003 Hulk Yes Yes Yes

Yes

2005 Brokeback Mountain Yes

2007 Lust, Caution Yes Yes Yes

2009 Taking Woodstock Yes Yes Yes

Yes

2012 Life of Pi

Yes Yes

2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Yes Yes

Personal life[edit] Lee lives in Larchmont, in Westchester County, New York, with his wife Jane Lin, a microbiologist, whom he married in 1983. They have two sons, Haan (born 1984), and Mason (born 1990).[35] Lee is sometimes described as a naturalized US citizen,[36][37][38] but he claims that he is a permanent resident of United States.[39][40] Lee is a Buddhist.[41] Filmography[edit] Lee has been involved in the process of filmmaking in various capacities, though the highlight of his career and legacy is his directorial work. The following are Lee's various credits.

Year Film Director Producer Writer Editor Actor

1992 Pushing Hands Yes

Yes Yes

1993 The Wedding Banquet Yes

Yes

Yes

1994 Eat Drink Man Woman Yes

Yes Yes

1995 Sense and Sensibility Yes

Siao Yu

Yes Yes

1997 The Ice Storm Yes

1999 Ride with the Devil Yes

2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Yes Yes

2002 The Hire
The Hire
(segment The Chosen) Yes

2003 Hulk Yes

2005 Brokeback Mountain Yes

2007 Lust, Caution Yes Yes

Hollywood Chinese

Yes

2009 Taking Woodstock Yes Yes

2012 Life of Pi Yes Yes

Cameo

2016 Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Yes Yes

2019 Gemini Man Yes

Accolades[edit] Below are Ang Lee's films' major nominations and awards.

Year Film Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations Academy Award
Academy Award
wins BAFTA
BAFTA
nominations BAFTA
BAFTA
wins Golden Globe
Golden Globe
nominations Golden Globe
Golden Globe
wins

1993 The Wedding Banquet 1

1

1994 Eat Drink Man Woman 1

1

1

1995 Sense and Sensibility 7 1 12 3 6 2

1997 The Ice Storm

2 1 1

2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 10 4 14 4 3 2

2005 Brokeback Mountain 8 3 9 4 7 4

2007 Lust, Caution

2

1

2012 Life of Pi 11 4 9 2 3 1

Total

38 12 49 14 23 9

Lee has won a myriad of major international awards, including 3 Academy Awards, 4 BAFTA
BAFTA
Awards, 3 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards; 3 Independent Spirit Awards ; 2 Golden Lion
Golden Lion
awards and 2 Golden Bear
Golden Bear
awards. Awards and nominations received by Ang Lee[edit]

Award Category Year Title Result

Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 1993 The Wedding Banquet Nominated

1994 Eat Drink Man Woman Nominated

2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

Best Picture 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated

2005 Brokeback Mountain Nominated

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Best Director 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated

2005 Brokeback Mountain Won

2012 Life of Pi Won

Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm 1997 The Ice Storm Nominated

2009 Taking Woodstock Nominated

Berlin International Film Festival Golden Berlin Bear 1993 The Wedding Banquet Won

1996 Sense and Sensibility Won

Venice Film Festival Golden Lion 2005 Brokeback Mountain Won

2007 Lust, Caution Won

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Foreign Language Film 1993 The Wedding Banquet Nominated

1994 Eat Drink Man Woman Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

2008 Lust, Caution Nominated

Best Motion Picture — Drama 2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Best Director 1996 Sense and Sensibility Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

2006 Brokeback Mountain Won

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

British Academy Film Awards Best Film Not in the English Language 1995 Eat Drink Man Woman Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

2008 Lust, Caution Nominated

Best Film 1996 Sense and Sensibility Won

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

David Lean
David Lean
Award for Direction 1996 Sense and Sensibility Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

2006 Brokeback Mountain Won

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Producers Guild of America
Producers Guild of America
Award PGA Award – Motion Pictures 2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated

2006 Brokeback Mountain Won

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Critics' Choice Award Best Director 2006 Brokeback Mountain Won

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award DGA Award – Motion Pictures 1996 Sense and Sensibility Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

2006 Brokeback Mountain Won

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature 1994 The Wedding Banquet Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

Best Director 1994 The Wedding Banquet Nominated

1995 Eat Drink Man Woman Nominated

2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

2006 Brokeback Mountain Won

Best Screenplay 1994 The Wedding Banquet Nominated

1995 Eat Drink Man Woman Nominated

NBR Award Best Director 1995 Sense and Sensibility Won

2005 Brokeback Mountain Won

Saturn Award Best Direction 2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Nominated

2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Best Action or Adventure Film 2001 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Won

Best Science Fiction Film 2003 Hulk Nominated

Best Fantasy Film 2012 Life of Pi Won

AACTA Awards Best Direction – International 2012 Life of Pi Nominated

Notes[edit]

a.^ In the 2007 book The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen, Whitney Crothers Dilley has analyzed in detail the striking diversity of Lee's films, as well as Lee's recurring themes of alienation, marginalization, and repression.[42] Many of Lee's films, particularly his early Chinese trilogy, have also focused on the interactions between modernity and tradition. b.^ Mychael Danna was originally hired to score Hulk, but he was removed from the project, apparently at the request of the studio, and another composer completed the final score. Ang Lee
Ang Lee
spoke publicly about this in 2012 at a director's roundtable, calling it the moment he regretted most in his career. Danna subsequently received his first Oscar nomination and went on to win that award for scoring Life of Pi, his first reunion with Lee since that time.

References[edit]

^ Williams, Sarah (February 20, 2013). "'Life of Pi's Ang Lee
Ang Lee
Conquers Anti-Asian Bias". Voice of America. Retrieved February 20, 2013. Like many Asian-Americans in Hollywood's film industry, Taiwanese-born American film director Ang Lee
Ang Lee
struggled for acceptance early in his career.  ^ Corliss, Richard (November 20, 2012). "Ang Lee's Life of Pi: Storm and Fang, Water and Wonder". Time. Retrieved November 20, 2012. The Taiwan-born American director mastered the nuances of 19th-century English manners in Sense and Sensibility, set martial-artist adversaries to dancing on tree tops in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and sold the mainstream audience on the love story of two cowboys in Brokeback Mountain.  ^ " Life of Pi
Life of Pi
- film that transcends global emotions". indiatimes.com. September 27, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012.  ^ "Speaking a Universal Language: Director Ang Lee". gotoread.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2008.  ^ " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
and His Thoughts". asian-nation.org. December 28, 2005. Retrieved December 28, 2005.  ^ Phippen, Richard (November 18, 2008). "Ang Lee's Hulk - FOR (& Against)". sky.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2008.  ^ "The Western look Ang Lee: everywhere, nor sets traces". best-news.us. March 12, 2013. Retrieved March 12, 2013.  ^ "Kevin Kline, Ang Lee, and Sigourney Weaver on "The Ice Storm"". filmscouts.com. 4 June 2010. Archived from the original on February 25, 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.  ^ Ebert, Roger (2005-12-11). "Lonesome love". Chicago Sun-Times.  ^ Ho Yi. Family and friends praise Ang Lee's quiet dedication. Taipei Times. March 7, 2006. ^ Lipworth, Elaine (2013-04-26). "Ang Lee: My family values". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-10-01.  ^ Interview from Studio 360 Archived August 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. ^ HBO
HBO
Directors Dialogues: Ang Lee. October 5, 2012 – via YouTube.  ^ "Ang Lee: A Never-Ending Dream". gotoread.com. Retrieved January 18, 2014.  ^ "Berlinale: 1993 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved June 7, 2011.  ^ "The 66th Academy Awards
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(1994) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 25 September 2015.  ^ Wei Ming Dariotis, Eileen Fung, "Breaking the Soy Sauce Jar: Diaspora and Displacement in the Films of Ang Lee," in Hsiao-peng Lu, ed., Transnational Chinese Cinemas: Identity, Nationhood, Gender (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997), p. 242. ^ "Emma Thompson: A Life in Pictures". BAFTA
BAFTA
Guru. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2015.  ^ "Lee sees his `Brokeback Mountain' as a unifying force". Chicago Tribune. September 9, 2015.  ^ "Presidential Office mulling honor for Ang Lee". Focus Taiwan
Taiwan
News Channel. February 23, 2013.  ^ AFP (September 11, 2007). " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
bows to China and self-censors award-winning film". Yahoo! News.  ^ Min Lee, Associated Press (September 23, 2007). "Ang Lee: Don't expect much from 'Lust, Caution'". USA Today.  ^ " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
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BBC
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Ang Lee
Among Cannes Jury Members". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 23 April 2013.  ^ "Ang Lee's Next Film Is A 3D Drama About Boxing History". August 8, 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2017.  ^ "The Unfortunate Reason Ang Lee's Groundbreaking Ali/Frazier Biopic Might Not Happen". September 15, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2017.  ^ "Ang Lee's 3D 'Thrilla in Manila' Boxing Movie Is Back On". ScreenCrush. Retrieved November 23, 2017.  ^ " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
Eyed to Direct Twisty Actioner 'Gemini Man' for Skydance".  ^ "Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' Gets October 2019 Release".  ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 14, 2013). " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
to Direct FX Drama Pilot 'Tyrant'". FX press release. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 14, 2013.  ^ " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
walks away from debut TV project". msn.com. May 21, 2013. Retrieved May 21, 2013.  ^ "Lee, Schamus Discuss Film Collaborations". Archived from the original on March 27, 2009.  ^ Frey, Jennifer (November 25, 2007). "A Chicken Coop, but No Tigers". The New York Times. Retrieved April 25, 2010.  ^ Frater, Patrick (October 4, 2007). " Taiwan
Taiwan
breaking the arthouse mold". Variety.  ^ Abramowitz, Rachel (Aug 27, 2009). "Ang Lee, hippie?". Los Angeles Times.  ^ " Ang Lee
Ang Lee
'very satisfied' new film shown in entirety". The China Post. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012.  ^ "戰爭人性與電影科技 李安:視覺對我是信仰 [Humanity during War and Film Technologies: Interview of Ang Lee]". 中天的夢想驛站 (in Standard Chinese). November 12, 2016. Event occurs at 23:20. CtiTV. 我很想跟他們講其實我也沒有入美國籍,我拿的還是綠卡。(I want to tell them that I am not naturalized. I still hold the green card.) CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link) ^ Dilley, Whitney Crothers (December 23, 2014). The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen 2nd Edition. Wallflower Press. p. 29. ISBN 978-0231167734.  ^ "Ang Lee: Of water and Pi". Chicago Sun-Times.  ^ "Melancholic nostalgia pervades life in front of Ang Lee's lens". Taipei
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Further reading[edit]

Dilley, Whitney Crothers. The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen. London: Wallflower Press, 2007. "Taking Stock of 'Taking Woodstock'" Rushprnews October 5, 2008 "Ang Lee's movie has a backstory of pure serendipity" by Dan Bloom, Taipei
Taipei
Times. October 11, 2008 Cheshire, Ellen. Ang Lee. London: Pocket Essentials, 2001. Senses of Cinema: Great Directors Critical Database Ang Lee
Ang Lee
64th Venice Film Festival
Venice Film Festival
press conference DGA Quarterly interview Ang Lee: A Life in Pictures at BAFTA A Never-Ending Dream - A short essay by Ang Lee
Ang Lee
on his road to success

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Frank Borzage
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Lewis Milestone
(1928) Frank Lloyd
Frank Lloyd
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Lewis Milestone
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Norman Taurog
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Frank Borzage
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Frank Lloyd
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Frank Capra
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John Ford
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Frank Capra
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Frank Capra
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Victor Fleming
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John Ford
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John Ford
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William Wyler
(1942) Michael Curtiz
Michael Curtiz
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Billy Wilder
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William Wyler
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Elia Kazan
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John Huston
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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George Stevens
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John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Foreign Language Film

1947–1955 (Honorary)

1947: Shoeshine – Vittorio De Sica 1948: Monsieur Vincent
Monsieur Vincent
– Maurice Cloche 1949: Bicycle Thieves
Bicycle Thieves
– Vittorio De Sica 1950: The Walls of Malapaga – René Clément 1951: Rashomon
Rashomon
– Akira Kurosawa 1952: Forbidden Games
Forbidden Games
– René Clément 1953: No Award 1954: Gate of Hell – Teinosuke Kinugasa 1955: Samurai, The Legend of Musashi – Hiroshi Inagaki

1956–1975

1956: La Strada
La Strada
– Federico Fellini 1957: Nights of Cabiria
Nights of Cabiria
– Federico Fellini 1958: My Uncle – Jacques Tati 1959: Black Orpheus
Black Orpheus
– Marcel Camus 1960: The Virgin Spring
The Virgin Spring
– Ingmar Bergman 1961: Through a Glass Darkly – Ingmar Bergman 1962: Sundays and Cybele
Sundays and Cybele
– Serge Bourguignon 1963:
– Federico Fellini 1964: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
– Vittorio De Sica 1965: The Shop on Main Street
The Shop on Main Street
Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos 1966: A Man and a Woman
A Man and a Woman
– Claude Lelouch 1967: Closely Watched Trains
Closely Watched Trains
– Jiří Menzel 1968: War and Peace – Sergei Bondarchuk 1969: Z – Costa-Gavras 1970: Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
– Elio Petri 1971: The Garden of the Finzi Continis – Vittorio De Sica 1972: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
– Luis Buñuel 1973: Day for Night – François Truffaut 1974: Amarcord
Amarcord
– Federico Fellini 1975: Dersu Uzala – Akira Kurosawa

1976–2000

1976: Black and White in Color
Black and White in Color
– Jean-Jacques Annaud 1977: Madame Rosa
Madame Rosa
– Moshé Mizrahi 1978: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
– Bertrand Blier 1979: The Tin Drum – Volker Schlöndorff 1980: Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
– Vladimir Menshov 1981: Mephisto – István Szabó 1982: Volver a Empezar ('To Begin Again') – José Luis Garci 1983: Fanny and Alexander
Fanny and Alexander
– Ingmar Bergman 1984: Dangerous Moves
Dangerous Moves
– Richard Dembo 1985: The Official Story
The Official Story
– Luis Puenzo 1986: The Assault – Fons Rademakers 1987: Babette's Feast – Gabriel Axel 1988: Pelle the Conqueror
Pelle the Conqueror
– Bille August 1989: Cinema Paradiso – Giuseppe Tornatore 1990: Journey of Hope – Xavier Koller 1991: Mediterraneo – Gabriele Salvatores 1992: Indochine – Régis Wargnier 1993: Belle Époque – Fernando Trueba 1994: Burnt by the Sun
Burnt by the Sun
– Nikita Mikhalkov 1995: Antonia's Line
Antonia's Line
– Marleen Gorris 1996: Kolya
Kolya
– Jan Svěrák 1997: Character – Mike van Diem 1998: Life Is Beautiful
Life Is Beautiful
– Roberto Benigni 1999: All About My Mother
All About My Mother
– Pedro Almodóvar 2000: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
– Ang Lee

2001–present

2001: No Man's Land – Danis Tanović 2002: Nowhere in Africa – Caroline Link 2003: The Barbarian Invasions
The Barbarian Invasions
– Denys Arcand 2004: The Sea Inside
The Sea Inside
– Alejandro Amenábar 2005: Tsotsi
Tsotsi
– Gavin Hood 2006: The Lives of Others
The Lives of Others
– Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck 2007: The Counterfeiters – Stefan Ruzowitzky 2008: Departures – Yōjirō Takita 2009: The Secret in Their Eyes
The Secret in Their Eyes
– Juan J. Campanella 2010: In a Better World
In a Better World
– Susanne Bier 2011: A Separation – Asghar Farhadi 2012: Amour – Michael Haneke 2013: The Great Beauty
The Great Beauty
– Paolo Sorrentino 2014: Ida – Paweł Pawlikowski 2015: Son of Saul
Son of Saul
– László Nemes 2016: The Salesman – Asghar Farhadi 2017: A Fantastic Woman
A Fantastic Woman
– Sebastián Lelio

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BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Direction

Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) George Roy Hill (1970) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1971) Bob Fosse
Bob Fosse
(1972) François Truffaut
François Truffaut
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1975) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1980) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Bill Forsyth
Bill Forsyth
(1983) Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders
(1984) no award (1985) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1986) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1987) Louis Malle
Louis Malle
(1988) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Alan Parker
Alan Parker
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Mike Newell (1994) Michael Radford
Michael Radford
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2001) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(2002) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director

Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
/ Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Directors Guild of America
Directors Guild of America
Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film

1948–1975

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(1950) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1951) John Ford
John Ford
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Delbert Mann
Delbert Mann
(1955) George Stevens
George Stevens
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1960) Jerome Robbins
Jerome Robbins
and Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Tony Richardson
Tony Richardson
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) Robert Wise
Robert Wise
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Anthony Harvey (1968) John Schlesinger
John Schlesinger
(1969) Franklin J. Schaffner
Franklin J. Schaffner
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) George Roy Hill (1973) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975)

1976–2000

John G. Avildsen
John G. Avildsen
(1976) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(1995) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000)

2001–present

Ron Howard
Ron Howard
(2001) Rob Marshall
Rob Marshall
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Tom Hooper
Tom Hooper
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Director

Henry King (1943) Leo McCarey (1944) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1945) Frank Capra
Frank Capra
(1946) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1947) John Huston
John Huston
(1948) Robert Rossen
Robert Rossen
(1949) Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
(1950) László Benedek (1951) Cecil B. DeMille
Cecil B. DeMille
(1952) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1953) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1954) Joshua Logan (1955) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1956) David Lean
David Lean
(1957) Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli
(1958) William Wyler
William Wyler
(1959) Jack Cardiff
Jack Cardiff
(1960) Stanley Kramer
Stanley Kramer
(1961) David Lean
David Lean
(1962) Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan
(1963) George Cukor
George Cukor
(1964) David Lean
David Lean
(1965) Fred Zinnemann
Fred Zinnemann
(1966) Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(1967) Paul Newman
Paul Newman
(1968) Charles Jarrott (1969) Arthur Hiller
Arthur Hiller
(1970) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1971) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1972) William Friedkin
William Friedkin
(1973) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1974) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(1979) Robert Redford
Robert Redford
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1982) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) John Huston
John Huston
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
(1987) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1988) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1989) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(1990) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1993) Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
(1994) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(1995) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(2001) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) James Cameron
James Cameron
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2011) Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (2015) Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
(2017)

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Golden Horse Award for Best Director

Doe Ching (1962) Li Han-hsiang
Li Han-hsiang
(1963) Li Hsing (1965) Li Han-hsiang
Li Han-hsiang
(1966) Lee Chia (1967) Bai Ching-zue (1968) Bai Ching-zue (1969) Chang Tseng-chai (1970) Ting Shan-hsi (1971) Li Hsing (1972) Cheng Kang (1973) Liu Yi (1975) Chang Pei-cheng (1976) Chang Tseng-chai (1977) Li Hsing (1978) King Hu (1979) Wang Chu-chin (1980) Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(1981) Alex Cheung (1982) Chen Kun-hou (1983) Johnny Mak (1984) Chang Yi (1985) John Woo
John Woo
(1986) Wang Toon (1987) Alex Law (1988) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(1989) Yim Ho (1990) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1991) Wang Toon (1992) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(1993) Tsai Ming-liang
Tsai Ming-liang
(1994) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(1995) Jiang Wen
Jiang Wen
(1996) Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan
(1997) Joan Chen
Joan Chen
(1998) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(1999) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2000) Stanley Kwan
Stanley Kwan
(2001) Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan
(2002) Andrew Lau and Alan Mak (2003) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2004) Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow
(2005) Peter Chan
Peter Chan
(2006) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2007) Peter Chan
Peter Chan
(2008) Leon Dai
Leon Dai
(2009) Chung Mong-hong (2010) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2011) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2012) Tsai Ming-liang
Tsai Ming-liang
(2013) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2014) Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
(2015) Feng Xiaogang (2016) Vivian Qu (2017)

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Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director

Allen Fong (1981) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(1982) Allen Fong (1983) Yim Ho (1984) Mabel Cheung (1985) Allen Fong (1986) Ringo Lam
Ringo Lam
(1987) Stanley Kwan
Stanley Kwan
(1988) John Woo
John Woo
(1989) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1990) Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(1991) Jacob Cheung (192) Derek Yee (1993) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(1994) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(1995) Peter Chan
Peter Chan
(1996) Fruit Chan
Fruit Chan
(1997) Gordon Chan & Dante Lam
Dante Lam
(1998) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Stephen Chow
Stephen Chow
(2001) Andrew Lau & Alan Mak (2002) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2003) Derek Yee (2004) Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(2005) Patrick Tam Kar-Ming (2006) Peter Chan
Peter Chan
(2007) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2008) Teddy Chan (2009) Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(2010) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2011) Longman Leung & Sunny Luk (2012) Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2013) Ann Hui
Ann Hui
(2014) Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(2015) Frank Hui, Jevons Au, Vicky Wong (2016)

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Independent Spirit Award for Best Director

Joel Coen / Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1985) Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone
(1986) John Huston
John Huston
(1987) Ramon Menendez (1988) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(1989) Charles Burnett (1990) Martha Coolidge (1991) Carl Franklin
Carl Franklin
(1992) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1997) Wes Anderson
Wes Anderson
(1998) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(1999) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2000) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
(2006) Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel
(2007) Tom McCarthy (2008) Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels
(2009) Darren Aronofsky
Darren Aronofsky
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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London Film Critics' Circle Award for Director of the Year

Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
(1980) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1981) Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras
(1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1983) Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1984) Roland Joffé
Roland Joffé
(1985) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1986) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1987) John Huston
John Huston
(1988) Terence Davies (1989) Woody Allen
Woody Allen
(1990) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(1991) Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(1992) James Ivory
James Ivory
(1993) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1994) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(1995) Joel Coen (1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Spike Jonze
Spike Jonze
(2000) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Alejandro González Iñárritu
(2001) Phillip Noyce
Phillip Noyce
(2002) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2003) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Michel Hazanavicius
Michel Hazanavicius
(2011) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) László Nemes
László Nemes
(2016) Sean Baker (2017)

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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director

Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1975) Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(1976) Herbert Ross (1977) Michael Cimino
Michael Cimino
(1978) Robert Benton (1979) Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski
(1980) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(1981) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1982) James L. Brooks
James L. Brooks
(1983) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1984) Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
(1985) David Lynch
David Lynch
(1986) John Boorman
John Boorman
(1987) David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg
(1988) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(1989) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1990) Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson
(1991) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1992) Jane Campion
Jane Campion
(1993) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(1994) Mike Figgis
Mike Figgis
(1995) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(1996) Curtis Hanson
Curtis Hanson
(1997) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1998) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) David Lynch
David Lynch
(2001) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(2002) Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson
(2003) Alexander Payne
Alexander Payne
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Paul Greengrass
Paul Greengrass
(2006) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) Olivier Assayas
Olivier Assayas
/ David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(2011) Paul Thomas Anderson
Paul Thomas Anderson
(2012) Alfonso Cuarón
Alfonso Cuarón
(2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) George Miller (2015) Barry Jenkins
Barry Jenkins
(2016) Guillermo del Toro
Guillermo del Toro
/ Luca Guadagnino
Luca Guadagnino
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Director

Joel Coen (1996) James Cameron
James Cameron
(1997) Terrence Malick
Terrence Malick
(1998) Michael Mann
Michael Mann
(1999) Steven Soderbergh
Steven Soderbergh
(2000) Baz Luhrmann
Baz Luhrmann
(2001) Todd Haynes
Todd Haynes
(2002) Jim Sheridan (2003) Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
(2004) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (2007) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2008) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2009) David Fincher
David Fincher
(2010) Nicolas Winding Refn
Nicolas Winding Refn
(2011) David O. Russell
David O. Russell
(2012) Steve McQueen (2013) Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater
(2014) Tom McCarthy (2015) Kenneth Lonergan
Kenneth Lonergan
(2016) Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele
(2017)

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Films directed by Ang Lee

Pushing Hands (1992) The Wedding Banquet
The Wedding Banquet
(1993) Eat Drink Man Woman
Eat Drink Man Woman
(1994) Sense and Sensibility (1995) The Ice Storm (1997) Ride with the Devil (1999) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
(2000) Hulk (2003) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
(2005) Lust, Caution
Lust, Caution
(2007) Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock
(2009) Life of Pi
Life of Pi
(2012) Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Gemini Man (2019)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 69129224 LCCN: no94038345 ISNI: 0000 0001 1069 3224 GND: 119317079 SELIBR: 275994 SUDOC: 060150610 BNF: cb14029737k (data) ULAN: 500334116 NLA: 36677240 NDL: 00514529 NKC: pna2005262030 BNE: XX1363585 SN