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Yimou Zhang


Yimou Zhang was born on November 14, 1951 in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. He is a director and actor, known for Ying xiong (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004) and Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006). See full bio »

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Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 61 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Ying xiong
Ying xiong Director
(2002)
House of Flying Daggers
(2004)
The Great Wall
The Great Wall Director
(2016)

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Other Works:

Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Zhang Yi Mou | Yi-Mou Zhang
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To Western audiences, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, for example, is seen as something very refreshing - to see man-powered flight. But now there are more and more of these kinds of films, American movies have also begun to adopt these kinds of scenes with people flying. So after watching lots of these films, people will get used to seeing this exaggerated artistic style, and it won't be so ... See more »

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Chief director of opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing. See more »

Trademark:

Most of his films begin with the title displayed in Chinese calligraphy style. See more »

Nickname:

Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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