Chang Chen

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Chang Chen
Chang Chen MAA.jpg
Chang Chen at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards in Bangkok, Thailand.
Chinese name 張震 (traditional)
Chinese name 张震 (simplified)
Pinyin Zhāng Zhèn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Zoeng1 Zan3 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Yuyao, Zhejiang, China
Born (1976-10-14) 14 October 1976 (age 37)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present

Chang Chen (born 14 October 1976), sometimes credited as Chen Chang according to Western name order, is a Taiwanese actor. His father Chang Kuo-chu (張國柱) and his brother Chang Han (張翰) are also actors.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Chang started his film career at a very young age. He was then selected by a Taiwanese film director Edward Yang to be the protagonist of a four-hour-long critically acclaimed film A Brighter Summer Day (牯嶺街少年殺人事件). Chang's father also acted in this film and he played the father of his son's character.

One of the earliest films Chang acted in was Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together (1997). Chang portrayed "Dark Cloud", the lover of Zhang Ziyi's character, in the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee. He also appeared in Wong Kar-wai's 2046 (2004), playing the boyfriend of Carina Lau's character.[1]

Chang co-starred with Shu Qi in Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Three Times (2005), which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and won Golden Horse accolades for Best Taiwanese film, among other awards. For his performance in that film, Chang was also nominated for a Best Actor award at the 2005 Golden Horse Awards.

Chang was a spokesperson for Lacoste, Shiatzy Chen and Yamaha Motor Company's scooters.[citation needed] He has also recorded an album and a mini-album.[citation needed]

Chang was nominated for the 2006 Golden Horse Award for Best Actor for his role in The Go Master, a dramatisation of the life of the Go master Wu Qingyuan. Chang made his Korean debut in Kim Ki-duk's Breath (2007).[2]

Filmography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: Taiwan's Chang Chen eyes Hollywood". The Star Online. 2005-05-04. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  2. ^ "Cannes sees Korean debut for Taiwan's Chang Chen". Reuters. 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Chang Chen". imdb.com. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Chang Chen". chinesemov.com. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 

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