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Common clues: Oscar winner Lee; “Crouching Tiger” director Lee; Lee of Hollywood; Director Lee; "Hulk" director Lee; Filmmaker Lee; Taiwan-born director Lee
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Ang Lee – Pushing the limits of cinema

On a Chinese film you just give orders, no one questions you. Here, you have to convince people, you have to tell them why you want to do it a certain way, and they argue with you. Democracy. ~ Ang Lee

Ang Lee (born October 23, 1954) is an ethnic Chinese Hollywood director born and raised Taiwanese in Taiwan but educated in the United States. His gift was first obvious to Hollywood just before the Kate Winslet début in Sense and Sensibility. Many of his films have focused on the interactions between modernity and tradition.

His films have also tended to have a light-hearted comedic tone which marks a break from the tragic historical realism which characterized Taiwanese filmmaking after the end of the martial law period in the 1990s. He created the gay genre in Asian films, and also created the A-list Hollywood wuxia film.

Lee has been nominated for nine Academy Awards, of which he has won three: Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and Best Director for Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi, becoming the first non-white person to win the latter. For The Wedding Banquet and Sense and Sensibility, Lee won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival; for Brokeback Mountain and Lust Caution, he won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Lee is one of four directors to win the Golden Lion twice and the sole filmmaker to have been awarded the Golden Bear twice. Lee has also been awarded Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe and British Academy Film Awards, among others, and is the recipient of the Order of Brilliant Star, the second highest civilian honor bestowed by the government of Taiwan.

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