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Zhang Yimou

Director | Actor | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Hero (2002) | House of Flying Daggers (2004) | Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
AWARDS 
Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 65 wins & 37 nominations More »
AKA 
Zhang Yi Mou | Yi-Mou Zhang | Yimou Zhang
NICKNAME  
Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"
BORN 
Nov 14, 1951 (age 65)

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Projects in Development (2 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (36 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Great WallThe Great Wall Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2016 $135MM
  • Primary photo for Suddenly SeventeenSuddenly Seventeen Producer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Lady of the DynastyLady of the Dynasty Co-Director (as Yimou Zhang), Production Designer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2015 $20MM
  • Primary photo for Coming HomeComing Home Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2014 $377K
  • Primary photo for Stories Through 180 LensesStories Through 180 Lenses (Short) Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The Flowers of WarThe Flowers of War Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2011 $94MM $9K
  • Primary photo for Under the Hawthorn TreeUnder the Hawthorn Tree Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle ShopA Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2009 $191K
  • Primary photo for The Bright Red Lanterns Hung HighThe Bright Red Lanterns Hung High Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for To Each His Own CinemaTo Each His Own Cinema Director (segments: En Regardant le Film) (as Yimou Zhang), Writer (segments: En Regardent le Film) (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Curse of the Golden FlowerCurse of the Golden Flower Director (as Yimou Zhang), Producer (as Yimou Zhang), Writer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2006 $45MM $6.6MM
  • Primary photo for Riding Alone for Thousands of MilesRiding Alone for Thousands of Miles Director (as Yimou Zhang), Producer (as Yimou Zhang), Writer (Story) (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2005 $7.5MM $252K
  • Primary photo for House of Flying DaggersHouse of Flying Daggers Director (as Yimou Zhang), Producer (as Yimou Zhang), Writer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2004 CNY 100MM $11MM
  • Primary photo for Making of House of Flying DaggersMaking of House of Flying Daggers (Short) Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for HeroHero Director (as Yimou Zhang), Producer (as Yimou Zhang), Writer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2002 $31MM $85K
  • Primary photo for Happy TimesHappy Times Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2000 $1.9MM $239K
  • Primary photo for The Road HomeThe Road Home Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1999 $1.3MM
  • Primary photo for Not One LessNot One Less Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1999 $589K
  • Primary photo for Long cheng zheng yueLong cheng zheng yue Executive Producer (as Yimou Zhang), Producer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Keep CoolKeep Cool Junk-peddler (as Yimou Zhang), Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Lumière and CompanyLumière and Company Himself (as Yimou Zhang), Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Shanghai TriadShanghai Triad Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1995 $2.3MM
  • Primary photo for To LiveTo Live Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1994 $2.3MM
  • Primary photo for Xi chu bawangXi chu bawang Producer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for A Soul Haunted by PaintingA Soul Haunted by Painting Supervising Director (as Yimou Zhang), Writer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The Story of Qiu JuThe Story of Qiu Ju Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1992 $1.9MM
  • Primary photo for Raise the Red LanternRaise the Red Lantern Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1991 $2.6MM
  • Primary photo for Ju DouJu Dou Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1990 $2MM
  • Primary photo for Qin yongQin yong Tian Fong (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Dai hao mei zhou baoDai hao mei zhou bao Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Red SorghumRed Sorghum Actor (as Yimou Zhang), Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Da yue bingDa yue bing Military Official (uncredited), Cinematographer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for The Old WellThe Old Well Shun, Wangquan (as Yimou Zhang), Cinematographer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Yellow EarthYellow Earth Cinematographer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Yi ge he ba geYi ge he ba ge Cinematographer (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Hong xiangHong xiang Camera Operator (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 1982
Past Television (6 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Zhong Guo tie luZhong Guo tie lu (TV Short) Director (as Zhang Yi Mou)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX OlympiadBeijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (TV Mini-series) Director (1 episode, 2008)  Less 2008 1
  • Primary photo for Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening CeremonyBeijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (TV Movie) Lead Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for The Metropolitan Opera HD LiveThe Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) Himself - Production by (1 episode, 2007), Production (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
    • The First Emperor (Mar 24, 2007) Himself - Production by (as Yimou Zhang), Production (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
  • Primary photo for Da zhai menDa zhai men (TV Series) Li Lian-ying (3 episodes, 2001)  Less 2001 3
    • Episode #1.16 (Apr 16, 2001) Li Lian-ying (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
    • Episode #1.15 (Apr 15, 2001) Li Lian-ying (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
    • Episode #1.14 (Apr 14, 2001) Li Lian-ying (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
  • Primary photo for Great PerformancesGreat Performances (TV Series) Stage Director (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
Self (19 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-QiangSky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Yang Lan Fang Tan LuYang Lan Fang Tan Lu (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2014)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Trespassing BergmanTrespassing Bergman Himself - Interviewee (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Bergmans videoBergmans video (TV Mini-series) Himself (2012)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Días de cineDías de cine (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Cinema 3Cinema 3 (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2010–2011)  Less 2010–2011
  • Primary photo for NHK supesharuNHK supesharu (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for BeijingBeijing Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2009 $196K
  • Primary photo for Shi jie dian ying zhi lvShi jie dian ying zhi lv (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower'Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower' (Video) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2007 $80K
  • Primary photo for The Metropolitan Opera HD LiveThe Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) Himself - Production by (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
    • The First Emperor (Mar 24, 2007) Himself - Production by (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 11th China Movie AwardsThe 11th China Movie Awards (TV Special) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for 'Hero' Defined: A Look at the Epic Masterpiece'Hero' Defined: A Look at the Epic Masterpiece (Video) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2004 $60K
  • Primary photo for The Culture ShowThe Culture Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004
    • Episode #1.3 (Nov 25, 2004) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
  • Primary photo for Ying xiong: Cause - The Birth of HeroYing xiong: Cause - The Birth of Hero (Video) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Turandot ProjectThe Turandot Project Himself - Stage Director (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2000 $33K
  • Primary photo for Primer planoPrimer plano (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993
    • Zhang Yimou (Mar 12, 1993) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Media ShowThe Media Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989
    • Episode #4.3 (Feb 12, 1989) Himself (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
Archive Footage (4 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San SebastiánCeremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria EugeniaCámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia (TV Short) Himself (archive footage) (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Cannes, 60 ans d'histoiresCannes, 60 ans d'histoires (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (as Yimou Zhang)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Cinema milCinema mil (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 2005)  Less 2005
    • Episode #1.6 (Aug 20, 2005) Himself (archive footage) (as Yimou Zhang)  Less
    • Episode #1.1 (Jul 16, 2005) Himself (archive footage) (as Yimou Zhang)  Less

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