Gong Li Biography
Gong Li born on 31st December 1965 is a Chinese film actress who received Singaporean citizenship in 2008. She achieved international prominence through her close collaborations with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice for her performance in his 1992 film The Story of Qiu Ju. She has been credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to prominence in Europe and the United States. In 2006, she was voted the most beautiful woman in China.
Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China’s top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989. While still a student, was cast as the female lead in Red Sorghum (1988)(aka “Red Sorghum”), the initial directing effort by Yimou Zhang.
China’s best-known actress in the West, she was named Best Actress at the 49th Venice International Film Festival for her role in The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) (aka “The Story of Qiu Ju”). Made a series of successful films with Yimou Zhang, a collaboration that apparently ended with the breakup of their personal relationship in 1995 and Gong’s subsequent marriage to a tobacco company executive.
Gong has won numerous accolades for her work as an actress; she won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Farewell My Concubine (1993) and the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). She has also won two Golden Rooster Awards, a Hundred Flowers Award, and a Cannes Festival Trophy. Other notable film appearances include Ju Dou (1990), Raise the Red Lantern (1991), 2046 (2004), and Miami Vice (2006).
Gong Li Age
Gong Li born on 31st December 1965 is a Chinese film actress who received Singaporean citizenship in 2008.
Gong Li Son
Her son is Mamoru Yoki Chung Li.
Gong Li Husband
Ooi Hoe Soeng married in 1996 and divorced in 2010.
Gong Li Height
She is 1.7M tall.
Gong Li Net Worth
Gong Li is a Singaporean actress who has a net worth of $100 million.
Gong Li Movies
|1989||The Empress Dowager|
|A Terracotta Warrior|
|1991||God of Gamblers III: Back to Shanghai|
|Raise the Red Lantern|
|Waitress at banquet|
|1992||The Story of Qiu Ju|
|Mary from Beijing|
|1993||Farewell My Concubine|
|1994||Dragon Chronicles: The Maidens of Heavenly Mountain|
|A Soul Haunted by Painting|
|The Great Conqueror’s Concubine|
|1998||The Emperor and the Assassin|
|2000||Breaking the Silence|
|2002||Zhou Yu’s Train|
|2004||2046||Su Li Zhen|
|2005||Memoirs of a Geisha|
|Curse of the Golden Flower|
|Lady Murasaki Shikibu Lecter|
|2011||What Women Want|
|2016||The Monkey King 2|
|White Bone Demon|
|A powerful witch|
Gong Li Red Hot Chili Peppers
Gong Li Memoirs Of A Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha is a 2005 Japanese-American epic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Golden, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment and Spyglass Entertainment and by Douglas Wick’s Red Wagon Productions. Directed by Rob Marshall, the film was released in the United States on December 9, 2005 by Columbia Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures; the latter was given studio credit only.
It stars Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Youki Kudoh, Suzuka Ohgo, and Samantha Futerman. Production took place in southern and northern California and in several locations in Kyoto, including the Kiyomizu temple and the Fushimi Inari shrine. The film tells the story of a young Japanese girl, Chiyo Sakamoto, who is sold by her impoverished family to a geisha house called an okiya. Chiyo is eventually transformed into a geisha and renamed “Sayuri”, and becomes one of the most celebrated geisha of her time. But with this success, Sayuri also learns the secrets and sacrifices of the geisha lifestyle.
The film was released to mixed reviews from western critics, but was a box office hit and was nominated for and won numerous awards, including nominations for six Academy Awards, and eventually won three: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. The acting, visuals, sets, costumes, and John Williams’ musical score were praised, but the film was criticized for casting Chinese actresses as Japanese women and for its style over substance approach. The Japanese release of the film was titled Sayuri, the titular character’s geisha name.
Gong Li Miami Vice
Miami Vice is a 2006 American action crime thriller film about two MDPD detectives, Crockett and Tubbs, who go undercover to fight drug trafficking operations. The film, written, directed and produced by Michael Mann, is an adaptation of the 1980s television series of the same name, on which Mann was an executive producer.
The film stars Jamie Foxx as Tubbs and Colin Farrell as Crockett, as well as Gong Li, Justin Theroux, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Barry Shabaka Henley, Luis Tosar and John Ortiz, with supporting roles by Isaach De Bankolé, Eddie Marsan and others.
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