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Ang Lee: 'Life of Pi' tiger injured in 'accident'

MANILA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee said "it was an accident" that a tiger was injured during the filming of his Academy Award-winning film "Life of Pi."

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Ang Lee won't direct 'Tyrant' pilot as planned

Ang Lee won't direct 'Tyrant' pilot as planned

LOS ANGELES, May 21 (UPI) -- Taiwan-born filmmaker Ang Lee says he will not direct the pilot for the U.S. television drama "Tyrant" as planned.
Rick Moody's novel 'Purple America' headed to the big screen

Rick Moody's novel 'Purple America' headed to the big screen

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) -- Mulberry Films said Wednesday it has hired Dennis Lee to direct a big-screen adaptation of Rick Moody's novel, "Purple America."

Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.
Prana Studios acquires Rhythm & Hues

Prana Studios acquires Rhythm & Hues

HOLLYWOOD, March 30 (UPI) -- Prana Studios has acquired California's Rhythm & Hues, the company behind the visual effects for Oscar-winning "Life of Pi," Prana executives said.
Screenwriter David Magee admits he initially didn't think 'Pi' could be filmed

Screenwriter David Magee admits he initially didn't think 'Pi' could be filmed

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Screenwriter David Magee says he worked closely with director Ang Lee as he penned their big-screen adaptation of Yann Martel's Indian fable "Life of Pi," which ultimately won four Oscars this year.
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Oscar winner Ang Lee to direct FX drama pilot, 'Tyrant'

Oscar winner Ang Lee to direct FX drama pilot, 'Tyrant'

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Oscar winner Ang Lee is to make his U.S. television directorial debut with an FX pilot called "Tyrant," FX Networks President John Landgraf said Thursday.
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Average of 40.3 million viewers watched Oscars in U.S.

Average of 40.3 million viewers watched Oscars in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sunday night's Oscars telecast drew an average audience of 40.3 million total viewers in the United States, ABC said Monday.

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'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars

'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama announced via video from Washington Sunday that Ben Affleck's Iran-set thriller "Argo" had won the Best Picture Oscar.
Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' cleans up at Oscars

Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' cleans up at Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Taiwan-born filmmaker Ang Lee admits he faced major hurdles in adapting Yann Martel's fantasy novel "Life of Pi," which ultimately won four Oscars Sunday.
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Ang Lee (Chinese: 李安; Pinyin: Lǐ Ān) (born October 23, 1954) is an Academy Award-winning Taiwanese American film director.

Ang Lee was born in the town of Chaochou in Pingtung, a southern agricultural county in Taiwan. He grew up in a household that put heavy emphasis on education and the Chinese classics. Both of Ang Lee's parents moved to Taiwan from communist China following the Chinese Nationalists' defeat in the Chinese Civil War in 1949. Lee's father, a native of Jiangxi Province in southern China, imbued his children with studying Chinese culture and art, especially calligraphy. Lee's grandparents died during the Cultural Revolution because they were accused of being one of the Five Black Categories (simplified Chinese: 黑五类; traditional Chinese: 黑五類; pinyin: hēiwǔlèi)

Lee studied in the National Tainan First Senior High School where his father was the principal. He was expected to pass the annual Joint College/University Entrance Examination, the only route to a university education in Taiwan. But after failing the Exam twice, to the disappointment of his father, he entered a three-year college, National Arts School (now reorganized and expanded as National Taiwan University of Arts) and graduated in 1975. His father had wanted him to become a professor, but he had become interested in drama and the arts at college. This early frustration set his career on the path of performance art. Seeing Ingmar Bergman's film The Virgin Spring (1960) was a formative experience for him.

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