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Zhang Yimou Net Worth

Zhang Yimou Net Worth is
$70 Million

Zhang Yimou Biography

Zhang Yimou Net Worthy of: Zhang Yimou is a Chinese film director, producer and ex – cinematographer who includes a net worthy of of $70 million. He was also chosen to immediate the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing summertime Olympics. Zhang Yimou was created on November 14, 1951 in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. He’s probably most well-known for directing movies like Hero and Home of Flying Daggers. The South China Morning hours Post reported that predicated on Zhang’s approximated annual revenue of $14 million he could encounter a penalty of $40 million for the violation. Owned by the 5th Era of Chinese filmmakers, he’s an Award-winning director who’s regarded as both highest paid & most acclaimed among his Chinese co-workers. In past due 2013, Zhang produced headlines all over the world when he admitted that he and his wife got possibly violated China’s one-child plan. The Associated Press reported that Zhang got fathered seven kids with four different females. As a director, Zhang provides released over 20 movies since debuting with 1987’s Red Sorghum.


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameZhang Yimou
Net Worth$70 Million
Date Of BirthApril 2, 1950
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Theatre Director, Cinematographer
EducationBeijing Film Academy, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang University
NationalityChinese
SpouseChen Ting, Xiao Hua
ChildrenZhang Mo, Zhang Yi Nan, Zhang Yi Ding, Zhang Yi Jiao
ParentsZhang Bing Jun, Zhang Xiao You
SiblingsZhang Wei Mou, Zhang Qi Mou
AwardsGolden Bear, Golden Lion, Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor, Cannes Grand Prix, Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor, Peabody Award, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Golden Rooster Award for Best Director, Silver Lion for Best Director, ADG's Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Event Turnaround, National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Rooster Award for Best Cinematography
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Director, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film, Hong Kong Film Award for Best Screenplay, Asian Film Award for Best Director, Grand Jury Prize, Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film, British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, European Film Award for Best Non-European Film, Robert Award for Best Non-American Film
MoviesThe Great Wall, Coming Home, House of Flying Daggers, To Live, Raise the Red Lantern, The Flowers of War, Hero, Red Sorghum, Ju Dou, The Road Home, Curse of the Golden Flower, Not One Less, The Story of Qiu Ju, A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop, Happy Times, Shanghai Triad, Keep Cool, Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, Under the Hawthorn Tree, Yellow Earth, Lumière and Company, Old Well, Codename Cougar, Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, To Each His Own Cinema, One and Eight, Lady of the Dynasty, A Soul Haunted by Painting, The Great Conqueror's Concubine, Suddenly Seventeen, The Big Parade, The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High, The First Emperor, Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 He was fined $1.2 million for having 3 kids, which violates China's family-planning laws.
2 Interviewed in "World Directors in Dialogue" by Bert Cardullo (Scarecrow Press, 2011).
3 Jury president of 2007 Venice Film Festival.
4 Chief director of opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.
5 Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1993
6 A former photographer
7 Part of China's Fifth Generation of filmmakers, who began making films after the Cultural Revolution. Others from this group include Kaige Chen and Jinzhan Zhang.
8 Attended the Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 Most of his films begin with the title displayed in Chinese calligraphy style.
2 His films often explores the dark side of life in small Chinese rural communities.
3 Often works with the actress Li Gong


Quotes

#Quote
1 [on Akira Kurosawa] Other filmmakers have more money, more advanced techniques, more special effects. Yet no one has surpassed him.
2 I had my first feature film as late as when I was 37, so I've got no time to duplicate."
3 Because of the influence of Chinese martial arts films, Hollywood movies are changing. The actions in the films are more beautiful, more rhythmic, and use some enhanced special effects. I think it's a great thing.
4 To Western audiences, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, for example, is seen as something very refreshing - to see man-powered flight. But now there are more and more of these kinds of films, American movies have also begun to adopt these kinds of scenes with people flying. So after watching lots of these films, people will get used to seeing this exaggerated artistic style, and it won't be so strange any more.
5 Western audiences can gain an impression of China from my films. This is an excellent channel for promoting China's culture.
6 Many things, feelings especially, are common to all human beings. As long as the film appeals to universal human feelings, all audiences will enjoy it.
7 When I look back at the times I shot artistic movies, I found I learned quite a lot from them. So in the future, I hope to do both - make more personal films which I prefer; and in certain circumstances, I will shoot some other commercial movies like these two [Hero and House of Flying Daggers].
8 The Cultural Revolution was a very special period of Chinese history, unique in the world. It was part of my youth. It happened between when I was 16 and when I was 26. During those 10 years, I witnessed so many terrible and tragic things. For many years, I have wanted to make movies about that period - to discuss the suffering and to talk about fate and human relationships in a world which people couldn't control and which was very hostile. I would like to make not just one but many movies, both autobiographical and drawing on other people's stories. I'll just have to wait.
9 The Chinese censorship system has been in practice for many years. I don't think there will be much change in society in the short run. This situation has been present for a long time and it is a reality in China. I work and live in this system. There has not been a significant change.
10 The objective of any form of art is not political. I had no political intentions. I am not interested in politics.
11 For thousands of years, there's been a tradition of teaching us in China to think in terms of the collective experience, so we are rarely able to act in accordance with personal desires or emotions. Now young people, especially under Western influences, have become much more interested in themselves and their own values.


Pictures

All Zhang Yimou pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Golden Lotus Awards Macau International Movie Festival Best Picture Gui lai (2014)
2011 FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film Asia Pacific Screen Awards
2010 Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema Asian Film Awards
2005 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Hawaii International Film Festival
2005 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Ying xiong (2002)
2004 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2004 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2003 Alfred Bauer Award Berlin International Film Festival Ying xiong (2002)
2003 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Director Ying xiong (2002)
2002 Readers' Choice Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2002 Master of Cinema Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival
2002 Silver Spike Valladolid International Film Festival Xing fu shi guang (2000)
2002 FIPRESCI Prize Valladolid International Film Festival Xing fu shi guang (2000)
2001 Crystal Simorgh Fajr Film Festival International Competition - Best Film Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2001 Audience Award Florida Film Festival Best International Feature Film Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2001 Golden Butterfly Isfahan International Festival of Films for Children & Young Adults Best Film Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
2001 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Language Film Director Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
2001 Audience Award Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2000 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Jury Grand Prix Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2000 Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Berlin International Film Festival Competition Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2000 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Director Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2000 Audience Award Ljubljana International Film Festival Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2000 Career Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival For producing.
1999 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Director Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 Huabiao Film Award Huabiao Film Awards Outstanding Director Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 Hand Printing Pusan International Film Festival
1999 Shanghai Film Critics Award Shanghai Film Critics Awards Best Director Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 Audience Award São Paulo International Film Festival Best Feature Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 Laterna Magica Prize Venice Film Festival Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 Sergio Trasatti Award Venice Film Festival Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1999 UNICEF Award Venice Film Festival Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1995 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Huo zhe (1994) Fu-Sheng Chiu
1995 Technical Grand Prize Cannes Film Festival Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)
1995 Vision in Film Award Hawaii International Film Festival
1995 Grand Prix Special des Amériques Montréal World Film Festival

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1995 Freedom of Expression Award National Board of Review, USA
1995 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
1994 Grand Prize of the Jury Cannes Film Festival Huo zhe (1994)
1994 Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Cannes Film Festival Huo zhe (1994)
1993 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991) Fu-Sheng Chiu
1993 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1993 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Foreign Film Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1993 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1993 Turia Award Turia Awards Best Foreign Film Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1992 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Ju Dou (1990)
1992 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1992 Most Popular Film Vancouver International Film Festival Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1992 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1992 OCIC Award - Honorable Mention Venice Film Festival Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1992 UNICEF Award Venice Film Festival Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1991 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Ju Dou (1990)
1991 Silver Lion Venice Film Festival Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1991 Elvira Notari Prize Venice Film Festival Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1991 FIPRESCI Prize Venice Film Festival Competition Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1990 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Feature Ju Dou (1990) Fengliang Yang (director)
1990 Golden Spike Valladolid International Film Festival Ju Dou (1990)
1988 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Hong gao liang (1987)
1988 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Actor Lao jing (1986)
1988 Hundred Flowers Award Hundred Flowers Awards Best Actor Lao jing (1986)
1987 Best Actor Award Tokyo International Film Festival Lao jing (1986)
1985 Excellence in Cinematography Award Hawaii International Film Festival

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Jury Award Beijing Student Film Festival Best Director Gui lai (2014)
2015 China Film Directors' Guild Award China Film Director's Guild Awards Best Director Gui lai (2014)
2015 Huading Award Huading Award Best Directing for a Motion Picture Gui lai (2014)
2014 Golden Spike Valladolid International Film Festival Best Film Gui lai (2014)
2013 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010)
2013 Huabiao Film Award Huabiao Film Awards Outstanding Director Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
2012 Asian Film Award Asian Film Awards Best Director Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
2011 Films from the South Award Oslo Films from the South Festival Best Feature Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010)
2010 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival San qiang pai an jing qi (2009)
2007 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (2006)
2006 Hundred Flowers Award Hundred Flowers Awards Best Director Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2005 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Shi mian mai fu (2004) William Kong
2005 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2005 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2005 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Ying xiong (2002)
2004 Screen International Award European Film Awards Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2004 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Director Shi mian mai fu (2004)
2004 Robert Robert Festival Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) Ying xiong (2002)
2003 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Ying xiong (2002)
2003 Grand Prix Ghent International Film Festival Ying xiong (2002)
2003 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Director Ying xiong (2002)
2003 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Screenplay Ying xiong (2002) Bin Wang

Feng Li
2002 Golden Spike Valladolid International Film Festival Xing fu shi guang (2000)
2001 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
2000 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Wo de fu qin mu qin (1999)
1999 Screen International Award European Film Awards Yi ge dou bu neng shao (1999)
1997 Grand Jury Prize AFI Fest You hua hao hao shuo (1997)
1997 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival You hua hao hao shuo (1997)
1995 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)
1994 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Huo zhe (1994)
1994 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Qiu Ju da guan si (1992)
1993 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1992 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1991 Bronze Horse Stockholm Film Festival Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1991 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)
1990 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Ju Dou (1990)
1988 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Director Hong gao liang (1987)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Audience Award Palm Springs International Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Jin ling shi san chai (2011)
2011 Audience Award Udine Far East Film Festival Shan zha shu zhi lian (2010)
2004 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Shi mian mai fu (2004)
1992 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film Da hong deng long gao gao gua (1991)


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Great Wall 2016/I as Zhang Yimou
Wang Chao De Nu Ren: Yang Gui Fei 2015 co-director
Stories Through 180 Lenses 2014 Documentary short
Gui lai 2014
Jin ling shi san chai 2011
Zhong Guo tie lu 2011 TV Short documentary as Zhang Yi Mou
Shan zha shu zhi lian 2010
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop 2009
The Bright Red Lanterns Hung High 2008
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
Beijing 2008 Olympics Games Opening Ceremony 2008 TV Movie lead director
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "En Regardant le Film"
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia 2006
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles 2005
House of Flying Daggers 2004
Making of House of Flying Daggers 2004 Short
Ying xiong 2002
Happy Times 2000
Wo de fu qin mu qin 1999
Yi ge dou bu neng shao 1999
You hua hao hao shuo 1997
Lumière et compagnie 1995 Documentary
Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao 1995
To Live 1994
Hua hun 1994 supervising director
The Story of Qiu Ju 1992
Raise the Red Lantern 1991
Ju Dou 1990
Dai hao mei zhou bao 1989
Hong gao liang 1987

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Da zhai men 2001 TV Series Li Lian-ying
You hua hao hao shuo 1997 Junk-peddler
Qin yong 1989 Tian Fong
Hong gao liang 1987
Lao jing 1986 Shun, Wangquan
Da yue bing 1986 Military Official (uncredited)

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suddenly Seventeen 2016 producer
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia 2006 producer
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles 2005 producer
House of Flying Daggers 2004 producer
Ying xiong 2002 producer
Long cheng zheng yue 1997 executive producer / producer
Xi chu bawang 1994 producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "En Regardent le Film"
Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia 2006
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles 2005 story
House of Flying Daggers 2004
Ying xiong 2002
Hua hun 1994

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lao jing 1986
Da yue bing 1986
Huang tu di 1984
Yi ge he ba ge 1983

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2007 TV Series production - 1 episode
Great Performances 1999 TV Series stage director - 1 episode

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hong xiang 1982 camera operator

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wang Chao De Nu Ren: Yang Gui Fei 2015

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang 2016 Documentary Himself
Yang Lan Fang Tan Lu 2014 TV Series Himself
Trespassing Bergman 2013 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Bergmans video 2012 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (2012)
Cinema 3 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2011 TV Series Himself
NHK supesharu 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Beijing 2009 Documentary Himself
World Film Report 2009 TV Series Himself
Secrets Within: Inside Look at 'Curse of the Golden Flower' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
The Metropolitan Opera HD Live 2007 TV Series Himself - Production by
The 11th China Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
'Hero' Defined: A Look at the Epic Masterpiece 2004 Video short Himself
The Culture Show 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Ying xiong: Cause - The Birth of Hero 2002 Video documentary Himself
The Turandot Project 2000 Documentary Himself - Stage Director
Primer plano 1996 TV Series Himself
Lumière et compagnie 1995 Documentary Himself
Arena 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Media Show 1989 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Cannes, 60 ans d'histoires 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
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