Ang Lee was born on the 23rd of October 1954. He is a Taiwanese-born American film director, screenwriter and producer.
Lee's earlier films, such as The Wedding Banquet, Pushing Hands, and 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.
Lee has won the Academy Award for Best Director twice: for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and for Life of Pi (2012). He also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). He is one of the few people of Asian descent to win an Oscar, multiple Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, a Golden Globe, and BAFTA for Best Director, and is the only director to win both the Golden Bear twice: for The Wedding Banquet (1993) and for Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Golden Lion twice: for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and for Lust, Caution (2007).
Born on: 23 October, 1954
Born in: Chaochou, Pingtung, Taiwan