Photo of Ang Lee Ang Lee

Born in Pingtung, Taiwan, on Oct. 23, 1954, Ang Lee went on to graduate from the National Taiwan College of the Arts before traveling to the United States to earn degrees in theater direction and film production.

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.

Ang Lee in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

2016 R

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.

  • Ang Lee in Life of Pi Life of Pi
  • Ang Lee in Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility
  • Ang Lee in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Ang Lee in Lust, Caution Lust, Caution
  • Ang Lee in Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain
  • Ang Lee in Hulk Hulk
  • Ang Lee in Eat Drink Man Woman Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Ang Lee in The Ice Storm The Ice Storm
  • Ang Lee in Ride with the Devil Ride with the Devil
  • Ang Lee in Taking Woodstock Taking Woodstock
  • Ang Lee in The Art of Action: Martial Arts The Art of Action: Martial Arts
  • Ang Lee in Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
  • Ang Lee in Lights, Action, Music Lights, Action, Music