Zhang Hanyu

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Zhang Hanyu
Zhang Hanyu in 2007
Born (1964-12-19) 19 December 1964 (age 54)
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Yang Meizi (羊梅子)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Zhang Hanyu (born 19 December 1964) is a Chinese actor.[1]

Zhang became the first Chinese actor to win the "Grand Slam", winning Best Actor trophies from the Golden Horse Awards, Golden Rooster Awards, Hundred Flowers Awards and Huabiao Awards.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Zhang was born in Beijing. He graduated from the city's Central Academy of Drama in 1988. He started his career by doing Mandarin voice dubbing[3][4] for films such as Shark Tale,[5] The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Troy.[6] Zhang subsequently played minor roles in some television series before appearing as supporting characters in films directed by Feng Xiaogang, such as Sorry Baby, Cell Phone, Big Shot's Funeral, and A World Without Thieves.[7] He was called "Feng Xiaogang's imperial dragon casing" (馮小剛御用龍套),[8] and earned the appreciation of Feng.[9]

In 2007, Zhang was cast as a lead character for the first time in the war drama film Assembly. Zhang's performance propelled him to fame and placed him among the ranks of first-class Chinese film stars.[10] In 2008, Zhang also won the Best Actor Award at the 29th Hundred Flowers Awards[11] and the Best Leading Actor Award at the Golden Horse Film Awards.[12] The following year, Zhang won the Outstanding Actor Award at the Huabiao Awards.[13]

Zhang also has supporting roles in various acclaimed films, such as Cao Baoping's crime drama The Equation of Love and Death; the espionage thriller The Message; and the action film Bodyguards and Assassins.[14][15] Zhang also played Zhang Liang in the historical film White Vengeance.[16]

In 2012, Zhang teamed up again with Feng Xiaogang in the disaster film Back to 1942, playing a priest.[17]

In 2013, Zhang teamed up with actors Liu Ye and Huang Bo in the comedy film The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel directed by Guan Hu, where he played an opera actor.[18]

In 2014, Zhang starred in Tsui Hark's wuxia film The Taking of Tiger Mountain.[19] Playing an undercover PLA soldier, he won the Golden Rooster Awards for Best Actor.[20] He next starred in the crime film Mr. Six directed by Guan Hu;[21] and had a supporting role in Zhang Yimou's fantasy historical epic The Great Wall.[22]

In 2016, Zhang headlined the crime thriller film Operation Mekong alongside Eddie Peng. The film received critical acclaim, and is the highest grossing Chinese cop film to date.[23][24]

In 2017, Zhang starred in John Woo's police thriller film, Manhunt.[25] He also starred in Wine War, the directorial debut of Leon Lai.[26]



Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1999 Sorry Baby 沒完沒了 Cameo
2001 Big Shot's Funeral 大腕
2003 Cell Phone 手機 TV director
2004 Sleepless City 危情雪夜
A World Without Thieves 天下無賊 Police detective
2007 Assembly 集結號 Gu Zidi
2008 The Cold Flame 烽火 Xue Youfang [27]
The Equation of Love and Death 李米的猜想 Ye Qingcheng
2009 Look for a Star 游龍戲鳳 Lin Jiu [28]
The Founding of a Republic 建國大業 Liu Congwen [29]
The Message 風聲 Wu Zhiguo
Bodyguards and Assassins 十月圍城 Sun Wen
2011 Sweet Journey 云下的日子 Long Jianguo [30]
The Founding of a Party 建黨偉業 Song Jiaoren [31]
White Vengeance 鴻門宴 Zhang Liang
2012 Back to 1942 一九四二 Brother Sim
2013 The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel 厨子戏子痞子 Xizi
Special ID 特殊身份 Blade [32]
Love You for Loving Me 我爱的是你爱我 Ya Peng [33]
2014 Ex-Files 前任攻略 Zhao Ming [34]
The Taking of Tiger Mountain 智取威虎山 Yang Zirong
2015 Mr. Six 老炮儿 Men San'er
2016 Operation Mekong 湄公河行动 Gao Gang
The Great Wall 长城 Commander-in-chief Shao
2017 Wine War 抢红 Zhang Shui
The Founding of an Army 建军大业 Du Yusheng [35]
Manhunt 追捕 Du Qiu
2018 Operation Red Sea 红海行动 Gao Yun [36]
2019 The Chinese Pilot 中国机长 Liu Changjian [37]
2020 The Legend Hunters 鬼吹灯之天星术 Hu Bayi [38]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1999 Place Where Dreams Begin 夢開始的地方 Song Jianjun
2000 Pinzui Zhang Damin De Xingfu Shenghuo 貧嘴張大民的幸福生活 Xu Wanjun
2001 Yixiao Dafang 貽笑大方 Jiang Li [39]
2003 Change a Lifestyle 換個活法 Ye Xiangchuan
Guanzhong Daoke Zhi Qicunzi 關中刀客之七寸子 Television film
2004 Family Man 居家男人 Chen Dali
2005 Dong Shenme, Bie Dong Ganqing 動什麼,別動感情 Wan Zheng [40]
Recording Tape 錄象帶 Cameo
2006 Lonely Heroes 寂寞英雄 Lin Yajun [41]
Romantic Life 與青春有關的日子 Cameo
Women's Choices 女人的選擇 Tian Bo [42]
2008 Fatal 24 Hours III 非常24小時III Xu Tian [43]
2009 Proof of Identity 身份的證明 Di Haoming [44]
The Last 99 Days 最後的99天 Xiao Kun [45]
2011 All Men Are Brothers 水滸傳 Song Jiang [46]
2013 Fire Line, Three Brothers 火線三兄弟 Tian Dali [47]
Aftershock 唐山大地震 Wan Dacheng [48]
2015 永不低头 Gu Guofu [49]
TBA Peace in Palace, Peace in Chang'an 天下长安 Wei Zheng [50]
Autumn Cicada 秋蝉 Tan Xiang [51]
Against the Light 逆光 Lin Yi [52]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2008 45th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards Best Actor Assembly Won [12]
15th Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Actor Won [53]
8th Chinese Film Media Awards Best Actor Won [54]
29th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Won [11]
2009 27th Golden Rooster Awards Best Actor Nominated
13th Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actor Won [13]
2nd Huading Awards Best Actor Won [55]
12th Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award Won [56]
46th Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards Best Supporting Actor The Equation of Love and Death Nominated
2010 1st New York Chinese Film Festival Best Actor The Message Won [57]
2015 7th Macau International Movie Festival Best Supporting Actor Mr. Six Nominated
3rd China International Film Festival London Best Actor The Taking of Tiger Mountain Won [58]
30th Golden Rooster Awards Best Actor Won [59]
2016 16th Huabiao Awards Outstanding Actor Nominated
12th Chinese American Film Festival Best Actor Operation Mekong Won [60]
2017 24th Beijing College Student Film Festival Best Actor Nominated
Most Popular Actor Won [61]
8th China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Actor Nominated
12th Chinese American Film Festival Best Actor Won [62]
5th China Britain Film Festival Best Actor Won [63]
2018 34th Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Nominated [64]
Best Supporting Actor Operation Red Sea Nominated


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  8. ^ (in Chinese) “冯小刚御用龙套”张涵予转战电视剧
  9. ^ (in Chinese) 《集结号》东北拍摄 张涵予和冯小刚渊源颇深
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  13. ^ a b "Zhang Ziyi, John Woo honored at China film awards". China Daily. August 30, 2009.
  14. ^ "New Posters of "The Message" Released". China Radio International. July 8, 2009.
  15. ^ "Zhang Hanyu's transformation into Sun Yat-Sen". People's Daily. December 8, 2009.
  16. ^ "Four heroes of "White Vengeance" unveiled". CCTV.com. June 23, 2011.
  17. ^ ""Back to 1942" to hit market soon". CCTV.com. November 27, 2012.
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  21. ^ "Chinese film director acts in 'Fading Wave'". CCTV.com. December 22, 2014.
  22. ^ "How Zhang Hanyu commands Great Wall army". China.org.cn. December 12, 2016.
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  25. ^ "Zhang Hanyu, Masaharu Fukuyama Join John Woo's 'Manhunt'". Variety. March 17, 2016.
  26. ^ "Leon Lai Ming Teams up with Zhang Hanyu in waging a wine war in France". CCTV.com. May 17, 2017.
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  29. ^ 张涵予加盟《建国大业》 军装造型曝光(组图). Sina (in Chinese). May 15, 2009.
  30. ^ 《云下的日子》下月上映 张涵予饰演街头混混. Mtime (in Chinese). February 23, 2011.
  31. ^ 张涵予《建党伟业》遇险 饰宋教仁遇刺吃哑炸. Sina (in Chinese). June 3, 2011.
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  33. ^ 《我爱的是你爱我》发先导预告 定档11月8日. Mtime (in Chinese). September 30, 2013.
  34. ^ 《前任攻略》上映 曝王丽坤张涵予婚礼照. Sina (in Chinese). January 31, 2014.
  35. ^ 《建军大业》张涵予演江湖大佬冷峻眼神杀人. Sina (in Chinese). August 9, 2017.
  36. ^ 林超贤《红海行动》卡司全曝光. Mtime (in Chinese). March 13, 2017.
  37. ^ 川航机长登大银幕!张涵予再现英雄事迹 刘伟强执导《中国机长》曝卡司 袁泉杜江加盟. Mtime (in Chinese). November 19, 2018.
  38. ^ 选角靠谱!《鬼吹灯之天星术》公布主演 张涵予&卢靖姗&姜武组成新“摸金铁三角”. Mtime (in Chinese). September 19, 2018.
  39. ^ 演员张涵予:从幕后“跳”出来(附图). Sina (in Chinese). February 5, 2001.
  40. ^ 张涵予《动什么,别动感情》演感情游离中年人. Sina (in Chinese). March 3, 2005.
  41. ^ 张涵予《寂寞英雄》再演警察精神抑郁(组图). Sina (in Chinese). March 22, 2016.
  42. ^ 张涵予苗圃《女人的选择》福建厦门热拍(组图). Sina (in Chinese). February 24, 2006.
  43. ^ 《非常24小时Ⅲ》开机 张涵予苏瑾等集结一堂. Sina (in Chinese). May 17, 2007.
  44. ^ 张涵予演反特剧《身份的证明》 新戏还人情(图). Sina (in Chinese). April 30, 2008.
  45. ^ 张涵予段奕宏携手演绎《最后的99天》(图). Sina (in Chinese). August 24, 2009.
  46. ^ 新版《水浒传》开机 张涵予疑似出演宋江. Sina (in Chinese). July 4, 2009.
  47. ^ "《火线》张涵予领衔三兄弟PK张鲁一斗狠". Sina (in Chinese). June 25, 2013.
  48. ^ 张涵予演《唐山大地震》了心愿 难忘汶川. Sina (in Chinese). April 26, 2013.
  49. ^ 张涵予任重《永不低头》年代剧玩新突破. Sina (in Chinese). January 21, 2013.
  50. ^ 《天下长安》开机 张涵予李雪健同台飙戏. Sina (in Chinese). February 9, 2017.
  51. ^ 《秋蝉》曝海报 张涵予硬汉加盟李小冉惊喜客串. Sina (in Chinese). September 28, 2017.
  52. ^ 《逆光》首曝阵容 张涵予蓝盈莹实力组合引关注. Netease (in Chinese). April 16, 2018.
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  54. ^ 第8届华语电影传媒大奖颁奖 张涵予余男封帝后. Tencent (in Chinese). July 1, 2008.
  55. ^ 张涵予感言:将尽力多做一些公益事业(组图). Sina (in Chinese). March 4, 2009.
  56. ^ 张涵予斩获金凤凰奖大奖 致辞谦逊低调依旧. Sohu (in Chinese). August 7, 2009.
  57. ^ 首届纽约中国电影节落幕 张涵予苏有朋大获全胜. Sina (in Chinese). September 1, 2010.
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  60. ^ 第12届中美电影节开幕 《湄公河行动》获最佳影片等大奖(图). Xinhua News (in Chinese). November 4, 2016.
  61. ^ 第24届北京大学生电影节闭幕 《罗曼蒂克消亡史》获最佳影片奖. Youth.cn (in Chinese). May 27, 2017.
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  64. ^ 第34届大众电影百花奖提名名单公布. Netease (in Chinese). November 7, 2018.

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Awards and achievements
Golden Horse Award
Preceded by
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
for Lust, Caution
Best Actor
for Assembly
Succeeded by
Huang Bo,
Nick Cheung
for Cow,
Beast Stalker