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Born: October 23, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chaozhou, Pingtung, TW Profession: Director ...
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Born and raised in Taiwan
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Completed the Republic of China's mandatory military service
1978:
At age 23, moved to U.S. to attend college
1982:
First film job, an assistant cameraman on Spike Lee's NYU student thesis film "Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads"
1982:
Filmed the short "Shades of the Lake"; won Best Drama Award in Short Film in Taiwan
1984:
Thesis film "Fine Line" won Best Film and Best Director at NYU's film festival
1992:
Directed first full-length feature "Pushing Hands"; first collaboration with Good Machine (Ted Hope and James Schamus)
1993:
Directed breakthrough film "The Wedding Banquet"; first film from Taiwan to earn a Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award nomination
1994:
Helmed the critically acclaimed, "Eat Drink Man Woman"; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film
1995:
Directed first English-language film "Sense and Sensibility," written by and starring Emma Thompson; film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture
1997:
Earned widespread critical acclaim for "The Ice Storm"
1999:
Helmed the post-Civil War-era epic "Ride With the Devil"
2000:
Garnered international acclaim with martial arts fantasy drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"; also produced; film earned Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director
2001:
Directed "Chosen," one of five short film advertisements for BMW shown over the Internet at bmwfilms.com
2003:
Helmed the feature adaptation of "The Incredible Hulk"
2005:
Directed Academy Award nominated film "Brokeback Mountain," a powerful love story of two young men, which spans over 30 years
2007:
Helmed "Lust, Caution," a thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai
2009:
Directed "Taking Woodstock" about the 1969 music festival
2012:
Helmed feature adaptation of Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi"; also produced

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