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My father was the center of the family, and everyone tried to please him.

Ang Lee

My father was the center of the family, and everyone tried to please him.

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About Ang Lee

Ang Lee (Chinese: 李安; pinyin: Lǐ Ān; born October 23, 1954) is a Taiwanese filmmaker. Born in Pingtung County of southern Taiwan, Lee was educated in Taiwan and later in the United States. As a filmmaker Lee's work is known for its emotional charge and exploration of repressed, hidden emotions. During his career, he has received international critical and popular acclaim and numerous accolades including two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. In 2003, Lee was ranked 27th in The Guardian's 40 best directors.Lee rose to promince directing films in his native country such as Pushing Hands (1991), The Wedding Banquet (1993), and Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), which explored the relationships and conflicts between tradition and modernity, Eastern and Western; the three films are informally known as the "Father Knows Best" trilogy. The films were critically successful both in his native Taiwan and internationally.
His breakthrough in Hollywood was the acclaimed costume drama Sense and Sensibility (1995), which was also his first entirely English-language film. He went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Director twice for
the romantic drama Brokeback Mountain (2005); and the survival drama Life of Pi (2012). He went on to direct films in a broad range of genres, including the drama The Ice Storm (1997); the martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000); the superhero blockbuster Hulk (2003) and the erotic espionage drama Lust, Caution (2007).