Mitchell Lichtenstein

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Mitchell Wilson Lichtenstein (born 10 March 1956) is an American actor, writer, producer and director.

He is the son of Isabel (Wilson) and Roy Lichtenstein.[1]

He studied acting at Bennington College in Vermont.[1]

In Ang Lee's film The Wedding Banquet (1993), Lichtenstein played the partner of a gay Taiwanese man living in the United States who is forced to marry by his parents.[2] Other credits include Streamers (1983). He produced, wrote, and directed the 2007 black comedy horror film Teeth, about the pitfalls and power of a girl as a living example of the vagina dentata myth.[3] The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews.[3]

His film Happy Tears premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009.[4] His upcoming film Angelica has been selected to be screened in the Panorma section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

He is openly gay.[6]


  1. ^ a b Julianelli, Jane (1997-02-02). "Actor Finds That His Roles Walk on the Darker Side of Life". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Herman, Tony (1993-09-03). "Romance: man to man". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. 
  3. ^ a b Harmanci, Reyhan (2008-01-20). "Horror comedy 'Teeth' based on 'vagina dentata' myth". SFGate. 
  4. ^ Cole, Deborah (2009-02-12). "Demi Moore plays against sexy type". Inquirer. 
  5. ^ "Panorama 65th Berlinale". Berlinale. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Stevenson, William (June, 1995). "Mitchell & Roy". Genre, pp. 42-45.

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