Known for the high quality and widely divergent styles of his films, Lee concentrated his first directing efforts on exploring Taiwanese cultural and generational conflicts, resulting in a trilogy of movies: Pushing Hands, The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman (which received a Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination). Other notable films include Sense and Sensibility (nominated for a Best Picture Oscar), The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil.
In 2000, Lee co-produced and directed Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, a visually stunning martial arts epic that received international acclaim, a Best Director Golden Globe and several Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Film.
After surviving a widely publicized firefight in Iraq, Pvt. Billy Lynn and his Bravo Company comrades are brought to the United States for a publicity tour. But as they receive a hero's welcome, they face the dispiriting prospect of returning to war.