Best Ang Lee Movies
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by Birsen Oray
Ang Lee was born on October 23, 1954, in Chaozhou, Pingtung, Taiwan. Born into a family that values education, Ang Lee studied at the high school where his father was the principal, and then studied art at the university. Ang Lee then went to the United States, where he studied theater and graduated in 1980. He aimed to pursue an acting career, but his lack of progress in language prevented him, and he decided to become a director.
Ang Lee, who was enrolled in New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, was classmates with Spike Lee, and he was on the team for his thesis film. Ang Lee started his career by directing short films during and after school years, as almost every director does, and he won awards with some of these movies. Although he attracted the attention of different agencies during his university years, he could not take part in any project for six years, but “Pushing Hands”, which was released in 1991, had great success as the first feature film directed by Ang Lee. Acclaimed by film critics, the movie also achieved great success at the box office and was nominated for eight awards at Taiwan's most prestigious film awards.
Ang Lee, who directed the movie “The Wedding Banquet” in 1993, also directed the movie “Eat Drink Man Woman” in 1994. These first three movies formed the basis of Ang Lee's career. Ang Lee stepped into his Hollywood career by directing the movie “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995. This movie won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama. This success made Ang Lee an instantly recognized director. Ang Lee directed the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, which was released in 2000 and won four Oscars, and the movie became one of the most talked about productions at the Oscars.
Ang Lee, who sat in the director's chair of the 2003 movie “Hulk”, directed the movie “Brokeback Mountain” two years later and won his first Oscar award. Ang Lee became the first Asian director to win the Academy Award for Best Director. It also won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. “Lust, Caution”, based on a novel by a Chinese author, was Ang Lee's next movie. Ang Lee, who won the Golden Lion award again with this movie, became the fourth director to win this award twice.
Ang Lee produced another masterpiece in 2012 and won the Academy Award for Best Director once again for his movie “Life of Pi”. The movie left the Oscar ceremonies with four Oscar statuettes. Ang Lee, who directed the movie “Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk” four years later, is a director who teaches a critical approach to different subjects in his movies. Ang Lee, who directed the movie “Gemini Man” in 2019, starring Will Smith, is one of the directors who left a gap between his movies for a long time. However, Ang Lee shows what a special director he is with his comeback movies after each break. To rank the best Ang Lee movies, I reviewed them one by one and listed them for you. Whether it's action, drama, or science fiction, a movie is worth watching if it's signed by Ang Lee.