Yimou Zhang Biography (1950-)



Born in 1950, in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China; father, an army officer; mother,a dermatologist; married Hua Xie, 1982 (divorced); children: Zhang Mo (daughter). Career: Director, cinematographer, actor, writer, and producer. Worked as a custodian at a textile factory, Xianyang, China, between 1966 and1976. Awards, Honors: China's Golden Rooster Award, best cinematography, c. 1984, for Huang Tu Di; Best Actor Award, Tokyo InternationalFilm Festival, and Golden Rooster Award, best actor, both 1986, for Lao Jing; Golden Rooster Awards, c. 1987, for Hong Gao Liang; Academy Award nomination, best foreign-language film, and Luis Bunuel Award, Cannes Film Festival, both c. 1990, for Ju Dou; Silver Lion Award, Venice FilmFestival, 1991, shared (with Fu-Sheng Chiu) Academy Award nomination, best foreign-language film, 1992, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best foreignfilm, and British Academy Award, best film not in the English language, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, both 1993, all for Da Hong Deng Long Gao Gao Gua; Golden Lion Award, Venice Film Festival, 1992, and Independent Spirit Award nomination, best foreign film, 1994, both for Qiu Ju DaGuan Si; shared (with Chiu) Grand Prize of the Jury, Cannes Film Festival, 1994, and British Academy Award, best film not in the English language, 1995, both for Huozhe; Golden Palm Award nomination, Cannes Film Festival, 1995, for Yao a Yao Yao Dao Waipo Qiao; Golden Palm Award nomination, Grand Jury Prize nomination, Los Angeles International Film Festival, andGolden Lion Award nomination, all 1997, for You Hua Hao Hao Shuo; Golden Lion Award nomination, 1999, for Not One Less. Addresses: Contact: Norman Wang, 279 Mott St., Suite 5F, New York, NY 10012; and China Film Import and Export Office, 2500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1028, Los Angeles, CA90057-4313.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, cinematographer, actor, writer, producer
Birth Details
1950
Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

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