Wang Hongwei

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Wang Hongwei
Native name
Known forHis work with director Jia Zhangke.

Wang Hongwei (simplified Chinese: 王宏伟; traditional Chinese: 王宏偉; pinyin: Wáng Hóngwěi; born in Anyang, Henan) is a Chinese actor. Wang is perhaps best known for his work with director Jia Zhangke. The two men were classmates at the Beijing Film Academy when they began their professional relationship, with Wang starring in Jia's breakthrough short film Xiao Shan Going Home in 1995.[1] Since then, Wang has had roles in nearly all of Jia's films, including starring roles in Jia's debut Xiao Wu and follow-up, Platform.

Given his collaboration with Jia, Wang Hongwei is often considered the director's on-screen alter-ego.[1]


Year Title Role Director
1995 Xiao Shan Going Home Xiao Shan Jia Zhangke
1997 Xiao Wu Xiao Wu Jia Zhangke
2000 Platform Minliang Jia Zhangke
2002 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Four Eyes Dai Sijie
2002 Unknown Pleasures Xiao Wu Jia Zhangke
2004 The World Sanlai Jia Zhangke
2006 Still Life Wang Dongming Jia Zhangke
2006 One Foot Off the Ground Chen Daming
2007 The Case Guest's husband Wang Fen
2008 Cry Me a River Jia Zhangke
2016 Old Stone


  1. ^ a b Lee, Kevin (February 2003). "Jia Zhangke". Senses of Cinema. Archived from the original on December 25, 2010. Retrieved 2009-02-24.

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