Li Baotian

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Li.
Li Baotian
Native name 李保田
Born November 1946 (age 68)
Jiawang District, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, Republic of China
Alma mater Central Academy of Drama
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983 - present
Organization China Television Artists Association
China Film Association
Notable work(s) Ju Dou
Liu Luoguo
The Great Doctor: Xi Laile
Children Son: Li Yu[1][2][3]

Li Baotian (Chinese: 李保田; pinyin: Lǐ Bǎotián; born November 1946) is a Chinese actor.[4] Li is a member of China Television Artists Association and China Film Association.

His career accolades include one Flying Apsaras Award, six China Golden Eagle Awards, and two Hundred Flowers Awards.

Life[edit]

Early life[edit]

Li was born in Jiawang District of Xuzhou city, Jiangsu province in November 1946, during the Chinese Civil War, with his ancestral home in Wendeng, Shandong.

In February 1960, Li entered a local theatre to learn drama, he was transferred to Xuzhou Song and Dance Troupe in 1966, while the Cultural Revolution was launched by Mao Zedong, he learned to dance and sing for ten years.

Resumption of University Entrance Examination in 1977, Li he attended Central Academy of Drama in 1978, after graduating from 1981 he taught at there.

Acting career[edit]

Li first came to the attention of the audience when he played a supporting role as Zhang Letian in Can Fan's film From Place to Place.

In 1985, Li starred in Wu Yinxun's comedy film The Wanderer and The Swan, which were highly praised by audience.

In 1987, Li was chosen to act as a support actor in Woman, Demon, Human, a film directed by Huang Shuqin, which garnered him a "Best Supporting Actor" at 8th China Golden Eagle Awards.

In 1988, Li participated in a TV series called Manager Ge, he was awarded for "Best Actor" at 8th Flying Apsaras Award.

In 1991, Li starred in Zhang Yimou's film Ju Dou as Yang Tianqing, alongside actress Gong Li.

In 1993, Li starred as President Yu in He Qun's film Country Teachers, which adapted from Liu Xinglong's novel of the same title, he won the Huabiao Award for Best Actor, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor and Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor.

In 1996, Li acted as Liu Yong in a historical television series Liu Luoguo, which earned him a China Golden Eagle Award for Best Actor.

Li won the "Best Supporting Actor" at the 1998 Hundred Flowers Awards for his performance in Keep Cool, and won the "Most Popular Actor" award at the 19th China Golden Eagle Awards for his performance in Policeman: Li Jiuping.

2003 proved to be a successful year for Li, he played the role of Xi Laile in a historical television series The Great Doctor: Xi Laile, for which he received nomination at the 2003 Flying Apsaras Award and won the two China Golden Eagle Awards.

Works[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1983 From Place to Place 《闯江湖》 Zhang Letian
1985 The Wanderer and The Swan 《流浪汉与天鹅》 Mo Zhuo
《老君寨奇闻》 guest
1987 Do Not Call Me Ba Li 《别叫我疤痢》 guest
Two Virtuous Woman 《贞女》 guest
Woman, Demon, Human 《人鬼情》 Qiu Yun's father
1988 Killer in the Wild 《荒原杀手》 Zhao Feng
1990 Ju Dou 《菊豆》 Yang Tianqing
1992 Spring Festival 《过年》 guest
1993 The Chinese People 《中国人》 guest
Grandpa Ge 《葛老爷子》 Grandpa
1994 Country Teachers 《凤凰琴》 President Yu
Fire Ship 《火船》 guest
1996 Shanghai Triad 《摇啊摇,摇到外婆桥》 Tang Laoda
Keep Cool 《有话好好说》 Zhang Qiusheng
1997 《离婚了,就别来找我》 guest
2006 Courthouse On The Horseback 《马背上的法庭》 guest
2013 The Nightingale 《夜莺》 Zhi Gen

Television[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
1986 Manager Ge 《葛掌柜》 guest
1988 《师魂》 guest
1989 Good Men Good Women 《好男好女》 guest
1991 《大路朝天》 guest
1992 《山不转水转》 guest
1995 Liu Luoguo 《宰相刘罗锅》 Liu Yong
1997 The Opium War 《鸦片战争演义》 guest
1998 The Hookah 《烟壶》 guest
1999 Life and Death in Two and A Half Weeks 《生死两周半》 guest
Qing's Manual 《大清药王》 guest
The Village Officer: Li Siping 《村主任李四平》 guest
2000 《石瀑布》 连长
Policeman: Li Jiuping 《警察李酒瓶》 Li Jiuping
2001 The Great Doctor: Xi Laile 《神医喜来乐》 Xi Laile
2002 Dragon Gate 《跃龙门》 Zhang Bohang
2003 The Biography of the Village Officer Wang 《王保长新篇》 保长Wang
2004 《御前双雄》 王爷
2005 《巡城御史鬼难缠》 Gui Lanzha
Imperial Inspector Minister 《钦差大臣》
《厨子当官》 Shi Zhuxiang
2007 The Biography of the Village Officer Wang 2 《王保长新篇2》 保长Wang
2008 《南北大状》
2009 Never Again 《永不回头》
2010 Clown Dad 《丑角爸爸》
2011 《杨乃武与小白菜冤案》 Liu Xitong
Small Western-style Building 《小洋楼》
2013 Legend of the Great Doctor: Xi Laile 《神医喜来乐传奇》 Xi Laile

Awards[edit]

Year Work Award Result Notes
1988 Manager Ge 8th Flying Apsaras Award for Best Actor Won
Woman, Demon, Human 8th China Golden Eagle Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
1993 Country Teachers Huabiao Award for Best Actor Won
1994 Country Teachers 17th Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor Won
14th China Golden Eagle Award for Best Actor Won
1996 Liu Luoguo China Golden Eagle Award for Best Actor Won
1998 Keep Cool Hundred Flowers Award for Best Supporting Actor Won
2000 Top Ten Artist in Beijing Won
China Golden Eagle Award for Most Popular Actor Won
China Golden Eagle Award for Most Popular Artist Nominated
2001 Policeman: Li Jiuping 19th China Golden Eagle Award for Favourite Actor Won
2003 The Great Doctor: Xi Laile 23rd Flying Apsaras Award for Outstanding Actor Nominated
21st China Golden Eagle Award for Most Popular Actor Won
21st China Golden Eagle Award for Favourite Actor Nominated
21st China Golden Eagle Award for Best Performing Actor Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ 白冰与李保田儿子撞"爱火花"(图) (in Chinese). Neteast. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ 李保田:我从来不撒谎,所以我口碑不好 (in Chinese). Neteast. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ 李保田儿子李彧首次执导电影 (in Chinese). Neteast. Retrieved 2013. 
  4. ^ 李保田的爱好与沧桑(组图) (in Chinese). Neteast. Retrieved 2013.