Zhang Yimou (born November 14, 1950) is a Chinese film director, producer, writer and actor, and former cinematographer. He is counted amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, having made his directorial debut in 1987 with Red Sorghum. Born May 18, 1958, in the village of Bali (present time) in western Turkey, Li Yingmei (談亘) was considered by some to be the youngest actor ever to portray a Chinese child. His father said he was afraid to play the lead role for fear of facing ridicule during the filming process...
- Born: Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) (1951-11-14) 14 November 1951 (age 68) Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
- Alma mater: Beijing Film Academy
- Occupation: Film director, producer, cinematographer and actor
- Spouse(s): Xiao Hua (肖华) (m. 1978–1988) Chen Ting (陈婷) (m. 2011)
- Children: Zhang Mo Zhang Yinan Zhang Yiding Zhang Yijiao
- Parent(s): Zhang Bingjun Zhang Xiaoyou
- Family: Zhang Weimou Zhang Qimou
- Awards: BAFTA Best Film Not in the English Language 1991 Raise the Red Lantern 1994 To Live Golden Bear - Berlin International Film Festival 1987 Red Sorghum Silver Lion - Venice Film Festival 1991 Raise the Red Lantern Golden Lion - Venice Film Festival 1992 The Story of Qiu Ju 1999 Not One Less Grand Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival 1994 To Live BSFC Award for Best Director 2004 House of Flying Daggers NSFC Award for Best Director 2004 Hero ; House of Flying Daggers Golden Rooster Awards – Best Director 1999 Not One Less 2000 The Road Home 2003 Hero Best Actor 1988 Old Well
- Traditional Chinese: 張藝謀
- Simplified Chinese: 张艺谋
Zhang Yimou Pictures
- 24th Shanghai International Film Festival - Red Carpet
- Getty Images x E! - 2018 Toronto International Film Festi...
- Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Filmmaker Award: 75th Venic...
- 'Ying (Shadow)' And 2018 Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory To The Fi...