Zhang Yimou

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 11/14/1951 (67) | Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
Zhang Yimou ([ʈʂáŋ î.mǒu]; born 2 April 1950) is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is part of the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. Zhang has won numerous awards and recognitions, with Best Foreign Film nominations for Ju Dou in 1990, Raise the Red Lantern in 1991, and Hero in 2003, Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 1993, he was a member of the jury at the 43rd Berlin International Film Festival. Zhang directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, which received considerable international acclaim. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is the resilience of Chinese people in the face of hardship and adversity, a theme which has been explored in such films as ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Zhang Yimou

Asian Film Award for Lifetime Achievement 3x Golden Rooster Award for Best Director Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor 5x Golden Rooster Award for Best Director Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Zhang Yimou as Actor(6)

as himself2013 Trespassing Bergman
as Junk-peddler1997 Keep Cool
as General Mong Tianfang1989 A Terra-Cotta Warrior

Movies with Zhang Yimou as Crew(42)

Directing/Director2019 One Second
Writing/Writer2019 One Second
Directing/Director2018 Shadow
Writing/Writer2018 Shadow
Directing/Director2016 The Great Wall
Production/Producer2016 Suddenly Seventeen
Directing/Director2015 Lady of the Dynasty
Directing/Director2014 Coming Home
Directing/Director2011 The Flowers of War
Directing/Director2010 Under the Hawthorn Tree
Directing/Director2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Writing/Screenplay2006 Curse of the Golden Flower
Directing/Director2006 Curse of the Golden Flower
Production/Producer2004 2046
Writing/Author2004 House of Flying Daggers
Production/Producer2004 House of Flying Daggers
Directing/Director2004 House of Flying Daggers
Production/Producer2002 Hero
Writing/Author2002 Hero
Directing/Director2002 Hero
Directing/Director2000 Happy Times
Directing/Director1999 Not One Less
Directing/Director1999 The Road Home
Directing/Director1997 Keep Cool
Directing/Director1995 Shanghai Triad
Directing/Director1995 Lumière and Company
Production/Producer1994 The Great Conqueror's Concubine
Directing/Director1994 To Live
Directing/Director1992 The Story of Qiu Ju
Directing/Director1991 Raise the Red Lantern
Directing/Director1990 Ju Dou
Directing/Director1989 Codename Cougar
Directing/Director1988 Red Sorghum
Camera/Director of Photography1986 Old Well
Camera/Director of Photography1986 The Big Parade
Camera/Director of Photography1984 Yellow Earth
Camera/Director of Photography1983 One And Eight
Camera/Director of Photography1982 The Red Elephant

Born: Wednesday, 11/14 1951 (November) in Xi'an (current age: 67 years + 283 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Educated at: Beijing Film Academy
Partner (current/former): Gong Li
Other names for Zhang Yimou (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Yimou Zhang"
"Yi-Mou Zhang"
"チャン・イーモウ" (Kana/Japanese)
Zhang Yimou frequently works together with these people:
Gong Li (12x, Actress)
Zhao Xiaoding (7x, Crew)
Zhang Weiping (6x, Crew)
Zhang Ziyi (5x, Actress)
Takeshi Kitano (5x, Actor)
Wong Kar-wai (5x, Crew)
Lars von Trier (4x, Crew)
Liu Heng (4x, Crew)
Jane Magnusson (4x, Crew)
Juiping Cao (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10580, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/29/2019