Jiang Wen at the Deauville Asian Film Festival in France in 2008
|Pinyin||Jiāng Wén (Mandarin)|
5 January 1963 |
Tangshan, Hebei, China
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, film director|
Jiang Wen (born 5 January 1963) is a Chinese film actor, screenwriter and director. As a director, he is sometimes grouped with the "Sixth Generation" that emerged in the 1990s. Jiang is also well known internationally as an actor, having starred with Gong Li in Zhang Yimou's debut film Red Sorghum (1986). He has a younger brother who is also an actor, Jiang Wu.
Life and career
Born in Tangshan, Hebei, in a family of military personnel, Jiang relocated to Beijing at the age of ten. In 1980, he entered China's foremost acting school, the Central Academy of Drama, graduating in 1984. That same year, he started acting both on the stage (with the China Youth Theater) and in films.
After appearing in many television series and films, Jiang became renowned in China for his role in the 1992 television series A Native of Beijing in New York, which made him one of the most popular actors of his generation. In addition to these he also starred in Hibiscus Town (1984), Black Snow (1990), The Emperor's Shadow (1996) and The Soong Sisters (1997). Apart from Red Sorghum, Jiang also collaborated with Zhang Yimou for the 1997 film Keep Cool.
Jiang wrote and directed his first film in 1994, In the Heat of the Sun, adapted from a novel by Wang Shuo. A tale set in the Cultural Revolution, it won for its young lead actor Xia Yu the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and garnered six Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan. Jiang's second feature film, Devils on the Doorstep, set during the Japanese occupation of China in the early 1940s, won him the Grand Prix in the 2000 Cannes Film Festival. In 2001 he was a member of the jury at the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival.
|1986||The Last Empress
|1986||Tears of the Bridal Sedan
|My grandpapa||Nominated for Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor (1988)|
|1991||Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch
|1994||In the Heat of the Sun
|Ma Xiaojun (adult)||Director; writer; won Golden Horse Award for Best Director (1996); won Golden Horse Award for Best Original Screenplay (1996)|
|1996||The Emperor's Shadow
|1997||The Soong Sisters
|Charlie Soong||Won Hong Kong Film Award for Best Supporting Actor (1998)|
|2000||Devils on the Doorstep
|Ma Dasan||Director; writer; won Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film Director (2003)|
|2002||The Missing Gun
|2003||My Father and I
|2003||Warriors of Heaven and Earth
|2004||Letter from an Unknown Woman
|Writer / Mr. Xu|
|2007||The Sun Also Rises
|Tang Yunlin||Director; writer|
|2008||New York, I Love You
|2009||The Founding of a Republic
|2010||Let the Bullets Fly
|Zhang Mazi (Zhang Muzhi)||Director; writer|
|2011||The Lost Bladesman
|2013||Gone with the Bullets|
|1993||A Native of Beijing in New York
|1996||Yichang Fenghua Xueyue De Gushi
|2006||Da Qing Fengyun
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