Jiang Wen Movies and Career Information

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Capricorn
Jan 05, 1963
Tangshan
Actor, Director and Writer

Jiang Wen (Chinese: 姜文; pinyin: Jiāng Wén; born January 5, 1963) is a Chinese film actor and director. As a director, he is sometimes grouped with the "sixth generation" that emerged in the 1990s. Jiang is also well known internationally as an actor, having starred with Gong Li in Zhang Yimou's debut film Red Sorghum (1986). He has a younger brother who is also an actor, Jiang Wu. Born in Tangshan, Hebei, in a family of military personnel, Jiang relocated to Beijing at the age of six. In 1980, he entered China's foremost acting school, the Central Academy of Drama, graduating in 1984. That same year, he started acting both on the stage (with the China Youth Theater) and in films. After appearing in many television series and films, Jiang became renowned in China for his role in the 1992 television series A Native of Beijing in New York, which made him one of the most popular actors of his generation. In addition to these he also starred in Hibiscus Town (1984), Black Snow (1990), The Emperor's Shadow (1996) and The Soong Sisters (1997). Apart from Red Sorghum, Jiang also collaborated with Zhang Yimou for the 1997 film Keep Cool. Jiang wrote and directed his first film in 1994, In

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