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Gong Li is a Actor Chinoise born on 31 december 1965 at Shenyang (Chine)

Gong Li

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Birth name (巩俐, Gǒng Lì)
Nationality Chine
Birth 31 december 1965 (58 years) at Shenyang (Chine)

Gong Li (born 31 December 1965) is a Chinese Singaporean actress. Gong first came into international prominence through close collaboration with Chinese director Zhang Yimou and is credited with helping to bring Chinese cinema to Europe and the United States.

She has twice been awarded the Golden Rooster and the Hundred Flowers Awards as well as the Berlinale Camera, Cannes Festival Trophy, National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Volpi Cup.


Her personal and professional relationship with director Zhang Yimou was highly publicized. The pair collaborated on six films between 1987 and 1995, before ending their relationship. They reunited in 2006 for the film Curse of the Golden Flower and in 2014 on Coming Home.

In 1996, news began circulating that Gong had married Singaporean tobacco tycoon Ooi Hoe Seong. They were married in November 1996 at Hong Kong's China Club. On 28 June 2010, the chief editor of Chinese entertainment magazine Southern Entertainment revealed that Gong's agent confirmed that Gong Li and her husband had divorced.

Gong Li was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 16 October 2000.

She was voted the most beautiful woman in China in 2006.

Gong Li applied for Singapore citizenship in early 2008. When overseas professional obligations prevented her from showing up at her scheduled August citizenship ceremony, she was harshly criticized for not making it a priority. On Saturday, 8 November 2008, Gong, in an effort to make amends, attended a citizenship ceremony held at Teck Ghee Community Club and received her Singapore citizenship certificate from Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah.

Best films

Miami Vice (2006)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

Usually with

Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
(13 films)
Chen Kaige
Chen Kaige
(3 films)
Gu Changwei
Gu Changwei
(4 films)
Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Gong Li (33 films)

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Mulan (2020)

Directed by Niki Caro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about insects, Films about dragons, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Liu Yifei, Gong Li, Donnie Yen, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Jason Scott Lee, Ron Yuan
Roles Xian Niang
Rating58% 2.9210952.9210952.9210952.9210952.921095
Lorsque l’Empereur de Chine publie un décret stipulant qu’un homme de chaque famille du pays doit intégrer l’armée impériale pour combattre des envahisseurs venus du nord, Hua Mulan, fille ainée d’un vénérable guerrier désormais atteint par la maladie, décide de prendre sa place au combat. Se faisant passer pour un soldat du nom de Hua Jun, elle se voit mise à l’épreuve à chaque étape du processus d’apprentissage, mobilisant chaque jour un peu plus sa force intérieure pour explorer son véritable potentiel… Commence alors pour Mulan un voyage épique qui transformera la jeune fille en une guerrière aux faits d’armes héroïques, honorée par tout un peuple reconnaissant et faisant la fierté de son père.
The Monkey King 2, 1h59
Directed by Soi Cheang
Origin Chine
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films based on mythology, Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Aaron Kwok, Gong Li, Him Law, Kelly Chen
Roles Lady White
Rating59% 2.95162.95162.95162.95162.9516
Sous la dynastie Tang, le prêtre Xuanzang est envoyé vers l'ouest pour récupérer les écritures saintes du Bouddhisme. Sur son chemin, Xuanzang libère par accident Sun Wukong, le Roi Singe, emprisonné depuis 500 ans. La virulence et la puissance du Roi Singe sont connues de tous. En aucun cas, il se soumettrait à un prêtre. Pourtant, dans un équilibre fragile, le Roi Singe se battra aux côtés de Xuanzang. Ce sera un combat à la recherche de la vérité et pour faire régner la paix.
Coming Home, 1h49
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Gong Li, Guo Tao, Zhang Huiwen, Liu Peiqi, Zu Feng, Ding Jiali
Roles Feng Wanyu
Rating71% 3.599683.599683.599683.599683.59968
The story is adapted from the novel, The Criminal Lu Yanshi (陆犯焉识; 陸犯焉識) written by novelist Geling Yan. Lu Yanshi (陆焉识; 陸焉識, "Yanshi" literally means "how to recognize") was a professor before being sent to the labor camp (laogai, literally "reform through labor") during the Cultural Revolution. He escaped from the labor camp in Xining to meet his long-missed wife Feng Wanyu (冯婉瑜; 馮婉瑜) and daughter Dandan (Chinese: 丹丹). However, the police were already waiting outside the house to arrest him. Dandan, who was then a teenage ballerina, could not play the leading role in Red Detachment of Women due to her father's outlaw status. Under the temptation of regaining the leading role, Dandan revealed her parents' secret meeting plan to the police. The meeting ended with the capture of Lu and Dandan getting the supporting role. After the end of the Cultural Revolution, Lu came home only to find his broken family, his wife suffering from amnesia and his daughter working as textile worker. Under the shock of a former official's sexual harassment, his wife sometimes recognized him as Officer "Fang" instead of being her husband. To reawaken his wife's memory, Lu played out as a total stranger just to be near with his wife. Although she recognized him as a letter reader or a piano tuner, he never could be able to be close enough to live with his chaste wife. During these years, Lu continued to write to his wife as a way of communicating with her, and to convince his wife to forgive their daughter. The movie ended with Feng waiting to receive her husband outside the railway station and Lu standing with her on a snowy day, pretending to be pedicab driver.
What Women Want, 1h55
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Andy Lau, Gong Li, Zhu Zhu, Osric Chau, Russell Wong, Kelly Hu
Roles Li Yilong
Rating55% 2.75742.75742.75742.75742.7574
Dans une agence de publicité de Pékin, Sun Zigang (Andy Lau), un directeur artistique, est en rivalité avec une nouvelle venue, Li Yilong (Gong Li). Il acquiert malgré lui la capacité d'entendre les pensées des femmes à la suite d'un accident.
Shanghai (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors John Cusack, Gong Li, Chow Yun-fat, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, David Morse, Ken Watanabe
Roles Anna Lan-Ting
Rating62% 3.148323.148323.148323.148323.14832
In December 1941, just before the USA's entry into World War II, an American agent from the Naval Intelligence Office (Cusack) arrives in Shanghai to find his friend Conner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was recently murdered. Determined to find out who killed Conner and why, he begins working at the Herald using the alias Paul Soames, a Nazi-sympathizer cover he used while stationed in Berlin. He meets Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow Yun-Fat) an influential crime lord and Captain Tanaka (Ken Watanabe) at the German embassy in Shanghai, during an invitation only event. He later befriends Anthony when he saves him during an attack on Japanese officers by the Chinese Resistance at a night club.
Hannibal Rising, 1h57
Directed by Pietro Scalia, Peter Webber
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about families, Politique, Serial killer films, Political films, Tiré d'une œuvre de Thomas Harris
Actors Gaspard Ulliel, Gong Li, Rhys Ifans, Richard Leaf, Dominic West, Kevin McKidd
Roles Lady Murasaki
Rating61% 3.05093.05093.05093.05093.0509
In 1941, an eight-year-old Hannibal Lecter lives in Lecter Castle in Lithuania. Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union turns the Baltic region into part of the bloodiest front line of World War II. Lecter, his younger sister Mischa, and their parents travel to the family's hunting lodge in the woods to elude the advancing German troops. After three years, the Nazis are finally driven out of the countries soon to be occupied by the Soviet Union. During their retreat, however, they destroy a Soviet tank that had stopped at the Lecter family's lodge looking for water. The explosion kills everyone but Lecter and Mischa. They survive in the cottage until six former Lithuanian militiamen, led by a Nazi collaborator named Vladis Grutas, storm and loot it. Finding no other food in the bitterly cold Baltic winter, the men look menacingly at Lecter and Mischa.
Curse of the Golden Flower, 1h54
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Aaron Shang, Liu Ye, Chen Jin
Roles Empress Phoenix
Rating69% 3.498493.498493.498493.498493.49849
Golden flowers fill the imperial palace on the eve of Zhong Yang. The Emperor (Chow Yun-fat) returns from his campaign with his second son, Prince Jai (Jay Chou), in order to celebrate with his family.
Miami Vice
Miami Vice (2006)
, 2h12
Directed by Michael Mann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ciarán Hinds
Roles Isabella
Rating60% 3.0493253.0493253.0493253.0493253.049325
While working an undercover prostitute sting operation in a nightclub to arrest a pimp named Neptune, Miami-Dade Police detectives James "Sonny" Crockett and Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs receive a frantic phone call from their former informant Alonzo Stevens (John Hawkes). Stevens reveals that he's leaving town, and, believing his wife Leonetta to be in immediate danger, asks Rico to check on her. Crockett learns that Stevens was working as an informant for the FBI but has been compromised. Crockett and Tubbs quickly contact FBI Special Agent in Charge John Fujima (Ciarán Hinds) and warn him about Stevens' safety. Tracking down Stevens through a vehicle transponder and aerial surveillance, Crockett and Tubbs stop him along I-95. Stevens reveals that a Colombian cartel had become aware that Russian undercovers (now dead) were working with the FBI, and had threatened to murder Leonetta via a C-4 necklace bomb if he didn't confess. Rico, learning of Leonetta's death by telephone call, tells Alonzo that he doesn't have to go home. Hearing this, the grief-stricken Stevens commits suicide by walking in front of an oncoming semi truck.
Memoirs of a Geisha, 2h25
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Suzuka Ōgo, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Samantha Futerman
Roles Hatsumomo
Rating73% 3.653243.653243.653243.653243.65324
The film tells the story of Chiyo Sakamoto, a poor Japanese girl who has been sold along with her older sister Satsu into a life of servitude by her parents. Chiyo is taken in by the proprietress of a geisha house, Mother, but Satsu is rejected and is sold to another house in the "pleasure district" of the Hanamachi. At the okiya, she meets another young girl named Pumpkin, and also has numerous unpleasant run-ins with the okiya's senior geisha Hatsumomo.
2046 (2004)
, 2h9
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films set in the future
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau
Roles Su Li-Zhen
Rating73% 3.6985253.6985253.6985253.6985253.698525
The film is the third chapter of a shared story that began with Days of Being Wild and continued with In the Mood for Love.
Eros (2004)
, 1h46
Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Wong Kar-wai, Michelangelo Antonioni
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Anthology film, Romance
Actors Gong Li, Alan Arkin, Robert Downey Jr., Christopher Buchholz, Tien Feng, Chang Chen
Roles Miss Hua
Rating58% 2.9485452.9485452.9485452.9485452.948545
The Hand Miss Hua, a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl is visited by a shy dressmaker's assistant Zhang, to take her measure. He hears the sounds of sex, as he waits in her living room. He is drawn towards her but there is no meeting ground between the two individuals from completely different classes. She summons him when her client leaves. She tells him, she will supply him with an aid to his memory. He will think about her while designing her clothes, she says.
Zhou Yu's Train, 1h32
Directed by Sun Zhou
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Gong Li, Sun Honglei, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Sun Zhou
Roles Zhou Yu / Xiu
Rating64% 3.2472153.2472153.2472153.2472153.247215
The story is set in Chongyang (Hubei province, China) and Sanming (Fujian province).
Breaking the Silence, 1h30
Directed by Sun Zhou
Origin Chine
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Gong Li, Lü Liping
Roles Sun Liying
Rating68% 3.4378353.4378353.4378353.4378353.437835
Une mère célibataire lutte pour élever son enfant sourd et pour lui faire entrer à l'école malgré les autorités chinoises.
The Emperor and the Assassin, 2h42
Directed by Chen Kaige
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Gong Li, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Zhang Fengyi, Chen Kaige, Sun Zhou, Wang Zhiwen
Roles Lady Zhao
Rating71% 3.596783.596783.596783.596783.59678
The film covers much of Ying Zheng's career, recalling his early experiences as a hostage and foreshadowing his dominance over China. It depicts him essentially as an idealist seeking to impose a peace or unity on the world despite various betrayals and losses. Its story consists in the main of three incidents: the attempt by Jing Ke to assassinate Ying Zheng in 227 BCE; the rumour of a Chief Minister's having sired the latter before transferring his concubine to become the Queen Dowager; and the (possibly fictitious) story of an official having sired children by the Queen Dowager herself. The first incident plays out only at the end of the film, but earlier scenes foreshadow it; the other two incidents occur between the fictional genesis and historical manifestation of the first.