Biography

Zhang Yimou (born November 14, 1950 or 1951)  is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. Zhang has won numerous awards and recognitions, with Best Foreign Film nominations for Ju Dou in 1990 and Raise the Red Lantern in 1991, Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is the resilience of Chinese people in the face of hardship and adversity, a theme which has been explored in such films as, for example, To Live (1994) and Not One Less (1999). His films are particularly noted for their rich use of colour, as can be seen in some of his early films, like Raise the Red Lantern, and in his wuxia films like Hero and House of Flying Daggers.

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Zhang Yimou (born November 14, 1950 or 1951)  is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. Zhang has won numerous awards and recognitions, with Best Foreign Film nominations for Ju Dou in 1990 and Raise the Red Lantern in 1991, Silver Lion and Golden Lion prizes at the Venice Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is the resilience of Chinese people in the face of hardship and adversity, a theme which has been explored in such films as, for example, To Live (1994) and Not One Less (1999). His films are particularly noted for their rich use of colour, as can be seen in some of his early films, like Raise the Red Lantern, and in his wuxia films like Hero and House of Flying Daggers.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1951-11-14

Place of Birth Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Yimou Zhang
  • Yi-Mou Zhang
  • 張藝謀
  • 张艺谋
  • Zhang Yimou
  • 張芸謀
  • チャン・イーモウ
  • 장이머우

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 ShadowDirector
2016 The Great WallDirector
2014 Coming HomeDirector
2011 The Flowers of WarDirector
2010 Under the Hawthorn TreeDirector
2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle ShopDirector
2008 Beijing 2008: Olympics Opening CeremonyDirector
2007 To Each His Own CinemaDirector
2006 Curse of the Golden FlowerDirector
2005 Riding Alone for Thousands of MilesDirector
2004 House of Flying DaggersDirector
2002 HeroDirector
2000 Happy TimesDirector
1999 The Road HomeDirector
1999 Not One LessDirector
1999 Puccini: Turandot at the Forbidden City of BeijingDirector
1997 Keep CoolDirector
1995 Shanghai TriadDirector
1995 Lumière and CompanyDirector
1994 To LiveDirector
1992 The Story of Qiu JuDirector
1991 Raise the Red LanternDirector
1990 Ju DouDirector
1989 Codename CougarDirector
1987 Red SorghumDirector

Acting

2018 Zhang Yimou's "Shadow" as Himself
2018 Bergman: A Year in a Life as Himself
2013 Trespassing Bergman as Himself
2002 Cause: The Birth of Hero as Himself
1997 Keep Cool as Junk-peddler
1989 A Terra-Cotta Warrior as General Mong Tianfang
1989 New Chinese Cinema
1986 Old Well

Camera

1987 The Big ParadeDirector of Photography
1986 Old WellDirector of Photography
1984 Yellow EarthDirector of Photography
1983 One And EightDirector of Photography
1982 Red ElephantDirector of Photography

Production

2016 Suddenly SeventeenProducer
2004 2046Producer
2004 House of Flying DaggersProducer
2002 HeroProducer
1994 The Great Conqueror's ConcubineProducer

Writing

2018 ShadowWriter
2006 Curse of the Golden FlowerScreenplay
2004 House of Flying DaggersAuthor
2002 HeroAuthor

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