Lee Kang-sheng

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Lee Kang-sheng
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Lee Kang-sheng at the 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok.
Background information
Born (1968-10-21) October 21, 1968 (age 49)
Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Film actor, director, screenwriter
Years active 1991-
Golden Horse Awards
Best Actor
2013 Stray Dogs

Lee Kang-sheng (Chinese: 李康生; pinyin: Lǐ Kāngshēng) (born 21 October 1968) is a Taiwanese actor, film director, and screenwriter. He has appeared in all of Tsai Ming-liang's feature films. Lee's directorial efforts include The Missing in 2003 and Help Me Eros in 2007. He also appears in Tsai Ming-liang's award-winning film No No Sleep (2015), in a series of statically filmed urban scenes without dialogue.


In 1989, Lee was working at an arcade when he was asked by Tsai Ming-liang to act in his TV film, All the Corners of the World.[1] This started a working relationship that has lasted 20 years, and Tsai said that he would never make another movie without Lee.[2]


Lee has received recognition for his acting, winning the Best Actor Award at the 2002 Cinemanila International Film Festival for What Time Is It There? He was nominated for a Golden Horse Award in 1994 for Vive L'Amour.

Lee won several awards with his directorial debut, The Missing. At the 2004 Rotterdam International Film Festival, he won the KNF Award, the NETPAC Award, and the Tiger Award. The film also won the New Currents Award at the 2004 Pusan International Film Festival, a special mention at the Ljubljana International Film Festival, and the City of Athens Award at the Athens International Film Festival.[3]

His second directorial effort, Help Me Eros in 2007, was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. It won a special jury award at the 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok.


As actor[edit]

Year Title Role
1989 All the Corners of the World Ah-tong (television)
1991 Boys
1992 Rebels of the Neon God Hsiao-kang
1994 Vive L'Amour Hsiao-kang
1996 A Drifting Life
1997 Sweet Degeneration Chun-sheng
1997 The River Hsiao-kang
1998 The Hole The Man Upstairs
1999 Ordinary Heroes Tung
2000 Sunny Doll
2001 What Time Is It There? Hsiao-kang
2002 A Way We Go Ah Hui
2002 The Skywalk Is Gone Hsiao-kang
2003 Goodbye, Dragon Inn Projectionist
2005 The Wayward Cloud Hsiao-kang
2006 I Don't Want to Sleep Alone Hsiao-kang
2007 Help Me Eros Ah Jie
2009 Face Kang, the director
2013 Stray Dogs Hsiao-kang
2014 Afternoon Himself
2015 No No Sleep
2016 The Tenants Downstairs Prof Kuo Li

As screenwriter-director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 The Missing
2007 Help Me Eros Won special jury award at 2007 World Film Festival of Bangkok
2009 Taipei 24H


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  3. ^ Kang sheng Lee Awards, Internet Movie Database; retrieved 2007-11-08

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