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Zhang Yimou
Cheung Au-Mau,  Lao Mouzi,  Zhang Yi-Mou
Born: November 14th, 1951 (China)

Filmography (1982-2022)
  Actor (5 films)
    The Big Parade (1986) ... Military Official (uncredited)
    Old Well (1986) ... Sun Wang-Chuan
    A Terra-Cotta Warrior (1989) ... General Mong Tianfang
    Keep Cool (1997) ... Junk peddler
    Cause - Birth of Hero (2002) ... Himself
  Director (26 films)
    Red Sorghum (1987)    
    Operation "Cougar" (1989)    
    Judou (1990)    
    Raise the Red Lantern (1991)    
    The Story of Qiuju (1992)    
    Lifetimes (1994)    
    Shanghai Triad (1995)    
    Keep Cool (1997)    
    Not One Less (1999)    
    The Road Home (1999)    
    Happy Times (2000)    
    Hero (2002)    
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)    
    Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2004)    
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)    
    A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop (2009)    
    Under the Hawthorn Tree (2010)    
    The Flowers of War (2011)    
    Dragon's Kisses (2013)    
    Coming Home (2014)    
    Lady of the Dynasty (2015)    
    The Great Wall (2016)    
    Shadow (2018)    
    One Second (2020)    
    Cliff Walker (2021)    
    Sharpshooter (2022)    
  Writer (5 films)
    Hero (2002)    
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)    
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)    
    Shadow (2018)    
    Cliff Walker (2021)    
  Producer (8 films)
    The Great Conqueror's Concubine (1994)    
    Dragon Town Story (1997)    
    Hero (2002)    
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)    
    2046 (2004)    
    Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)    
    Journey (2015)    
    Suddenly Seventeen (2016)    
  Story (3 films)
    Hero (2002)    
    House of Flying Daggers (2004)    
    Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2004)    
  Cinematographer (4 films)
    One and Eight (1983)    
    Yellow Earth (1984)    
    The Big Parade (1986)    
    Old Well (1986)    
  Assistant Cinematographer (1 film)
    The Red Elephant (1982)    
  Presenter (1 film)
    Wisdom Tooth (2019)    
  Senior Producer (1 film)
    My People, My Homeland (2020)    
  Executive Producer (1 film)
    La Peintre (1994)    
  Planning (2 films)
    A Terra-Cotta Warrior (1989)    
    Mary from Beijing (1992)    
  Long time associate/lover of Gong Li. Recently taken up with a new protege who looks a lot like Gong.......

Other sources: November 14th, 1950.

Born in West Shaanxi, after his graduation in 1968 he works in several factories until he his admitted in 1978 in the Department of Photography of the Beijing Film Institute. After his graduation in 1982 he begins to work for Guangxi Motion Picture Studios and begins to be known thanks to the movie "One and Eight" in 1984. At the same time he begins to appear as an actor in these movies. After his awarded cinematographer tasks for reputed director Chen Kaige he himself debuts as a director in 1988 with "Red Sorghum", which won the Golden Bear in the Berlin Film Festival and was the beginning of his awarded directing career. Yimou directed the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China.