Ang Lee is a Taiwanese-origin filmmaker who has provided an immense contribution to the American cinema too, as a screenwriter, director, and producer. For his immense contribution to world cinema, Ang Lee has bagged the highest civilian award by the Republic of China in the year 2006 and he received this award ‘Order of Brilliant Star’ (OBS) in 2013. 

Ang lee is the first Asian to receive Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards and even ’Golden Bear’ (German) and ‘Golden Lion’ (Italian). Lee’s every film explores the Eastern and Western traditions and emotional charges of the sub-continents and promotes international racism. Lee made his debut in Taiwanese film in the year 1992. His first film was ‘Pushing Hands’ and then he followed with two other movies subsequently. In the year 1993, the director made another film ‘The Wedding Banquet’ in Chinese and English language. It was this film that got him international recognition. The film dealt with gay character and the movie won him Golden Bear in Berlin International film festival. It was a film that had joint production of two states, America, and China.

In 1994, the director made a Taiwanese movie 'Eat Drink Man Woman' which won Asia Pacific Film Festival Award and was nominated for Academy Awards too. Each of these films opened Ang Lee’s path to Hollywood. In 1995, Lee had directed an American movie 'Sense and Sensibility' which was an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name. This movie is still recognized as one of the beast Austen adaptation of all time. The film credited British actress Emma Thompson to do the screenplay and even enact the role of Elinor Dashwood, and this role fetched her Academy Awards nomination. It is said that actress Thompson spent five years developing the screenplay,screenplay; this won her the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film not only received widespread critical praise but also became one of the highest-grossing films of Thompson's career.

This film won Lee second Golden Bear award in Berlin festival. 'Sense and Sensibility' had won seven Oscar nominations. In 1997 and 1999, Lee directed two more Hollywood films 'The Ice Storm' and ‘Ride wWith tThe Devil’. After damp squib of ‘Ride wWith tThe Devil’, Ang Lee had made a comeback with a martial art film ‘'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (2000) that released in Taiwan, China, and the United States even. The film was highest box office film of the year In 2003, he again moved to Hollywood to direct a movie named 'Hulk' which was again a highest grossing film in Hollywood.

After directing a high budget film ‘Hulk’, Lee decided to direct a small budget film ‘'Brokeback Mountain” which won eight Oscar nominations and won Lee his first Academy Award for Best Director. This film also won two more Oscar Awards – one for Best Adapted Screenplay and another for Best Original Score . This film was a commercial success too because it was one of the highly acclaimed LGBT-related films of 2005. ‘'Brokeback Mountain” even won 'Golden Lion' at the Venice Film Festival.

After this movie, he again directed a Taiwanese film ‘Lust, Caution' which was an erotic thriller movie to be produced by Ang Lee. This film won Lee second 'Golden Lion' in Venice Film Festival. In 2002, the director-cum-producer Ang lee made ‘Life of Pi’ which had Tabu, Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain and many more Indian actors. This film fetched for Lee once again an ‘Academy Award’ for Best Director. In addition, the film won Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay Award too. Ang Lee would be back soon with his upcoming American movie ‘Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk’ which will release in the end of 2016. He was born on October 23, 1954, and is married to Jane Lin. The couple has two sons, Haan, and Mason. He is one of the tenth richest celebrities in Hollywood now.

Adam Wingard English Actor

Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard is an acclaimed writer, director, and cinematographer of Hollywood. He is equally competent in editing movies. He is also a reputed horror filmmaker in America and has won many international awards for direction, screenplay, and even best movie. After completing his graduation, this celebrity figure tried his hands in direction. His first film was 'Home Sick’ (2007), which took nearly six years to be released in its final cut. In the same year, the director released another movie, ‘Pop Skull’ (2007). It is believed that in 2003, the filmmaker, Adam Wingard, approached Lane Hughes with the idea of making a semi-autobiographical film that narrated a recent break-up. The film was divided into three genres and three different parts too- 'psychedelic', 'horror' and 'romance’. This film was screened at many international film festivals and even won the jury award in one of the major international film festivals. The film received a huge response from critics and it was produced at a budget of $2,000.00. In 2010, the filmmaker made another horror film, 'A Horrible Way to Die', which received three major awards for best screenplay, best actor, and best actress. In 2011, he followed with another movie, 'What Fun We Were Having', which was a movie that had four stories about sexual assault. Wingard was honored for this film in the film festival. The filmmaker made a low-budget film, 'Autoerotic' (2011), which was shot outside, independently, and even distributed by independent agencies. He was co-director of this movie along with Joe Swanberg, and this film was a naturalistic movie both in terms of performance and dialogues. Joe Swanberg wrote the script, produced and even co-directed the movie. In the year 2012, a movie named 'The ABCs of Death’, was released and it was directed by filmmakers from around the world, which included Adam too. The film contained 26 multiple shorts, each was directed by different directors of fifteen countries, and it was screened in international film festivals. In late 2014, a sequel, ‘ABCs of Death 2’, was released, which was again directed by many renowned filmmakers from around the world. This filmmaker has casted Joe Swanberg in many of his movies. One of them was 'You're Next', which had a premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and later released in August 2013 in theaters in America. The filmmaker got associated with 'Picturehouse', a film production and distribution company, and released critically acclaimed movies like 'The Guest' (2014) and ‘The Woods’ (2016). The film, ‘The Woods’ is the latest horror movie from Adam Wingard. It is expected to release later this year. All of his films have a contemporary background and they are inspired by current events and pop culture.

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Alex Kendrick

Alex Kendrick, a film director, producer, and actor was born on June 11, 1970. He is a part of the Kendrick Brothers Association along with his brothers Stephen and Shannon. Kendrick was born in Georgia, Athens to Larry and Rhonwyn Kendrick. He spent his childhood in Smyrna, GA, and graduated with a degree in communications from the Kennesaw State University. He went on to work as a Christian DJ for a couple of radio stations and went on to attend the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Subsequently, he became a minister himself and worked as an associate pastor of Media at the Sherwood Baptist Church. It was during this time at Sherwood that he read a survey which said that movies have started influencing the public more than churches. He decided to write, direct, and star in his feature films, and co-founded the movie-making body Sherwood Pictures. Sherwood Pictures released four movies, and Kendrick co-wrote all of them. He also acted in them. The second film, "Facing the Giants," received a huge box office collection of over $ 10 million. It went on to become the best-selling Christian DVD of 2007. The third film, "Fireproof," gathered $33.5 million and became a major hit. It won an award at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, and an Epiphany Prize at the Movie Guide Awards. The fourth film, "Courageous," was distributed by TriStar. It collected $34.5 million dollars worldwide and received a Jubilee Award at San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival which was held in 2012. Kendrick’s acting career involves appearances in all the movies produced by Sherwood, as well as in films such as "The Lost Medallion”, directed by Jaylen (2013) and "Mom’s Night Out”, directed by Andrew Erwin (2014). The Kendrick Brothers, the production company run by Kendrick and his siblings, released his fifth film "War Room" on August 25, 2015. It is based on the effect of prayer on the lives of individuals. The cast of the movie includes the best-selling author and Bible tutor Priscilla Shirer, T.C Stallings, Kendrick himself, Michael Jr. and Karen Abercrombie. Kendrick is also a prolific writer. He has authored five novels based on his films, the latter four of which became best- sellers. His book, "The Love Dare," was placed on the New York Times Paperback Advice and Miscellaneous best-seller list for 131 weeks, and made it to the #1 position twice.

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Alex Kendrick English Actor