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Maggie Cheung is a Actor and Thanks Chinoise born on 20 september 1964 at Hong Kong (Chine)

Maggie Cheung

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Birth name Maggie Cheung Man-yuk
Nationality Chine
Birth 20 september 1964 (59 years) at Hong Kong (Chine)
Awards Best Actress Award

Maggie Cheung Man-yuk (Chinese: 張曼玉; born 20 September 1964) is a Hong Kong actress. Raised in England and Hong Kong, she has over 70 films to her credit since starting her career in 1983. Some of her most commercially successful work was in the action genre, but Cheung once said in an interview that of all the work she has done, the films that really meant something to her are Song of Exile, Centre Stage, Comrades: Almost a Love Story and In the Mood for Love. As Emily Wang in Clean, her last starring role to date, she became the first Asian actress to win a prize at the Cannes Film Festival.


Cheung had a relationship with Hong Kong film director Derek Yee in the late 1980s.

Cheung married French director Olivier Assayas in 1998. They divorced in 2001 but their relationship remained amicable. In 2004, Cheung made her award-winning film Clean with him. As part of her portrayal of recovering drug addict and aspiring singer Emily in Clean, Cheung performed songs written by David Roback of Mazzy Star and Dean Wareham of Dean & Britta.

Best films

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Hero (2002)
In the Mood for Love (2000)

Usually with

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
(7 films)
Tsui Hark
Tsui Hark
(5 films)
Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(6 films)
Wong Jing
Wong Jing
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Maggie Cheung (53 films)

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Inglourious Basterds, 2h33
Directed by Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Hitler, Films about psychiatry, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Alternate history films
Actors Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl
Roles Madame Mimieux
Rating82% 4.1142354.1142354.1142354.1142354.114235
In 1941, SS colonel Hans Landa, the "Jew Hunter", interrogates French dairy farmer Perrier LaPadite as to the whereabouts of the last unaccounted-for Jewish family in the neighborhood. Under threat of continued harassment from the Germans, LaPadite reveals that the Dreyfus family is hidden under the floor. Landa orders SS soldiers to shoot through the floorboards and kill the family. All are killed except Shosanna, who escapes and flees through the field. Landa watches her go, deciding not to shoot her at the last second.
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% 3.698463.698463.698463.698463.69846
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.
Clean (2004)
, 1h50
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Musical
Actors Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Béatrice Dalle, Jeanne Balibar, Don McKellar, Laetitia Spigarelli
Roles Emily Wang
Rating67% 3.396483.396483.396483.396483.39648
Cheung plays Emily Wang, a former video jockey, who has been in a tempestuous relationship with Lee Hauser (played by James Johnston of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), a rock musician, for several years. Lee's friends feel that Emily is bad for him, accusing her of being a junkie. As the film opens, the pair have arrived in Hamilton, Canada, to see Metric perform. Their young son, Jay, is living in Vancouver with Lee's parents.
Hero (2002)
, 1h39
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Musiques du monde, Musical films, Wuxia films
Actors Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen, James Hong
Roles Flying Snow
Rating78% 3.947713.947713.947713.947713.94771
In ancient China during the Warring States period, the nameless prefect of a small jurisdiction arrives at the Qin state's capital city to meet the king of Qin, who has survived an attempt on his life by the assassins Long Sky, Flying Snow, and Broken Sword. Because of the assassination attempt, no visitors are to approach the king within 100 paces. 'Nameless' claims that he has slain the three assassins and he displays their weapons before the king, who allows the former to sit closer to him and tell him his story.
In the Mood for Love, 1h38
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Joe Cheung, Julien Carbon et Laurent Courtiaud, Chin Tsi-ang
Roles Su Li-zhen - Mrs. Chan
Rating80% 4.049964.049964.049964.049964.04996
The film takes place in Hong Kong, 1962. Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung), a journalist, rents a room in an apartment of a building on the same day as Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung), a secretary from a shipping company. They become next-door neighbours. Each has a spouse who works and often leaves them alone on overtime shifts. Despite the presence of a friendly Shanghainese landlady, Mrs. Suen, and bustling, mahjong-playing neighbours, Chow and Su often find themselves alone in their rooms. Their lives continue to intersect in everyday situations: a recurring motif in this film is the loneliness of eating alone, and the film documents the leads' chance encounters, each making their individual trek to the street noodle stall.
Sausalito (2000)

Directed by Andrew Lau
Genres Romance
Actors Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Carl Ng
Roles Ellen
Rating59% 2.951632.951632.951632.951632.95163
Augustin, King of Kung-Fu, 1h45
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Bernard Campan, Maggie Cheung, Paulette Dubost, Darry Cowl, Jackie Chan, Pascal Bonitzer
Roles Ling
Rating63% 3.1979853.1979853.1979853.1979853.197985
Augustin, un doux rêveur, veut devenir une vedette de kung-fu. Après avoir « étudié » à travers les films du genre, il rêve de partir pour l'Extrême-Orient et, enfourchant sa bicyclette, s'installe dans un hôtel du quartier chinois de Paris pour s'imprégner de la Chine et se perfectionner en kung-fu. Il fait la rencontre de René, un vieux droguiste, qui se prend de trouble affection pour lui, et de Ling, une acupunctrice, qui l'aide à soigner sa phobie des contacts physiques.
Chinese Box, 1h45
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui, Maria Cordero, Rubén Blades
Roles Jean
Rating61% 3.0983.0983.0983.0983.098
The movie unfolds at least nine different stories on very different levels. First, there is John as a reporter, trying to capture interesting scenes on the streets of Hong Kong, persuading himself his work gives his life a tangible meaning.
The Soong Sisters, 2h25
Directed by Mabel Cheung
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Vivian Wu, Wu Hsing-kuo, Winston Chao, Jiang Wen
Roles Soong Ching-ling / Madam Sun
Rating69% 3.492473.492473.492473.492473.49247
The film opens with a scene of the three Soong sisters in their childhood in the late Qing dynasty. Their father, Charlie Soong, demonstrates the wealth and prestige of his family by running one of the most successful printing businesses. The sisters later travel abroad to attend Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, United States.
Comrades, Almost a Love Story, 1h58
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Maggie Cheung, Leon Lai, Eric Tsang, Christopher Doyle, Irene Tsu, Joe Cheung
Roles Lee Kiu
Rating80% 4.045014.045014.045014.045014.04501
The film, spanning years, centers on two Chinese mainlanders who migrate to Hong Kong to make a living, but end up falling in love. Leon Lai plays a naive Northerner, Li Xiao-Jun (T: 黎小軍, S: 黎小军), and Maggie Cheung plays an opportunist/entrepreneur and Cantonese speaker from Guangzhou, Li Qiao (T: 李 翹, S: 李 翘), who takes advantage of mainlanders like herself for financial gains. The loneliness of living in the big city inevitably brings the two into a passionate love affair. But their different ambitions (Li Xiao-Jun wants to bring his fiance to Hong Kong; Li Qiao wants to get rich) mean that they are unable to be together. Eventually, Li Xiao-Jun marries his fiancée, Fang Xiaoting (方小婷) (Yang) in Hong Kong and Li Qiao winds up in a relationship with a mob boss named Ouyang Pao (T: 歐陽豹, S: 欧阳豹, P: Ōuyáng Bào) (Tsang). Li Qiao also becomes a successful entrepreneur, achieving her Hong Kong dream. Despite their seemingly separate lives, however, they are still in love and they have one final tryst in the room they used to share before they are separated again.
Irma Vep
Irma Vep (1996)
, 1h39
Directed by Olivier Assayas
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror
Themes Films about films
Actors Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Bulle Ogier, Antoine Basler, Nathalie Boutefeu
Roles Maggie
Rating69% 3.496263.496263.496263.496263.49626
Cheung is employed to play the film-within-the-film's heroine, Irma Vep (an anagram for vampire), a burglar, who spends most of the film dressed in a tight, black, latex rubber catsuit, defending her director's odd choices to hostile crew members and journalists. As the film progresses, the plot mirrors the disorientation felt by the film's director. Cheung the character is in many ways seen by other characters as an exotic sex object dressed in a latex catsuit; both the director and Cheung's costume designer Zoe (Nathalie Richard) have crushes on her.
Augustin (1995)
, 1h1
Directed by Anne Fontaine
Origin France
Genres Comedy
Actors Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Maggie Cheung, Darry Cowl, Bernard Campan, Thierry Lhermitte
Roles Ling
Rating59% 2.9954252.9954252.9954252.9954252.995425
Augustin, archiviste dans une compagnie d'assurance, rêve de devenir vedette de cinéma. Il passe une audition, et on lui propose un petit rôle de garçon d'étage dans un hôtel. Prenant cette proposition avec professionnalisme, il fait un stage dans un hôtel, puis fait un bout d’essai avec Thierry Lhermitte. Il participe aussi a des chorales et à des spot publicitaires.
Ashes of Time, 1h40
Directed by Sammo Hung, Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Carina Lau, Jacky Cheung, Charlie Yeung
Roles Feng's Sister-in-Law
Rating70% 3.5003353.5003353.5003353.5003353.500335
In this film, set in ancient times in China, Leslie Cheung plays an agent, Ouyang Feng, hiring famous bounty hunters. His character is portrayed as a fallen swordsman driven by greed and heartless to both friend and foe. He was perpetually being spiteful of love as his own love history was not nearly so beautiful. His bounty-hunters came and went as was narrated by Ouyang Feng himself as based on the Tung Shu predictions.
In Between
In Between (1994)
, 1h45
Directed by Samson Chiu, Yonfan, Sylvia Chang
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Maggie Cheung, Sylvia Chang, Emotion Cheung, Winston Chao
Roles Coco Lau
Rating66% 3.3028553.3028553.3028553.3028553.302855
The film follows three roommates as they go through trials and tribulations in their respective love lives.