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Ang Lee - Career overview, Lingusitic diversity in Chinese films, Films, Awards

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Film director, producer, and screenwriter, born in Taipei, Taiwan. He attended the National Taiwan College of Arts (1975), then went to the USA, where he studied at the University of Illinois and New York University. He made his directorial debut in 1992 with Pushing Hands, and earned Academy Award nominations for his next two films, The Wedding Banquet (1993) and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994). Later films include Sense and Sensibility (1995, Best Picture Oscar nomination), The Ice Storm (1997), and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, four Oscars, four BAFTA Awards, Best Director Golden Globe). The Oscar winning Brokeback Mountain (2005) also won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, a BAFTA for best film, and four Golden Globes - best picture, best director, best screenplay, and best original song. At the 2006 BAFTA awards he received the David Lean Award for achievement in direction.

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