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Zhang Ziyi is a Actor and Producer Chinoise born on 9 february 1979 at Beijing (Chine)

Zhang Ziyi

Zhang Ziyi
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Birth name 章子怡
Nationality Chine
Birth 9 february 1979 (45 years) at Beijing (Chine)

Ziyi Zhang (born 9 February 1979), is a Chinese actress and model. She is considered one of the Four Dan Actresses of China.

Her first major role was in The Road Home (1999). She achieved fame for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), winning the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Female and earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

She then starred in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Hero (2002), House of Flying Daggers (2004), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, 2046 (2004), and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), earning critical acclaim and receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.


In the July 2006 issue of Interview magazine, Zhang Ziyi spoke of her movies' contents and being careful about the roles she takes on, especially in Hollywood:

Yes. Otherwise I could have done a lot of Hollywood movies. After Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon I got a lot of offers, but I turned them down because they were all victim roles—poor girls sold to America to be a wife or whatever. I know I have the ability to go deeper, to take on more original roles than that. That's why I really appreciated Geisha, because it allowed us to show the world what kind of actors we are and what kind of characters we can play—not just action, kick-ass parts.

Zhang obtained Hong Kong residency in 2007 through the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme for her contribution to the local film industry. After several screen performances in 2010 and beginning of 2011, in May 2011 Zhang was named ambassador for the ScreenSingapore 2011 film festival, joining American director Oliver Stone.

Zhang is an admirer and collector of the works of the Chinese contemporary artist Shen Jingdong.

Romantic relationships
Zhang was engaged to Israeli venture capitalist Aviv "Vivi" Nevo between the years 2008 and 2010. Following their break-up she explained:

I grew up in a very traditional Chinese environment with lots of love, and I hope my own family would be the same. I want everyone to live together, with kids running around, and dogs playing with the kids. This is my ideal family life. I tried to make it work but it didn't, and I have no regrets over it.

Zhang began dating CCTV host Sa Beining beginning in 2011, but the two later split.

Zhang is currently engaged to Chinese rock artist Wang Feng. Wang openly spoke of his love for Zhang during his concert in Shanghai in November, 2013. After two years of dating, Wang proposed to Zhang on her 36th birthday.

Best films

The Great Wall (2016)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Hero (2002)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
The Grandmaster (2013)

Usually with

Zhang Yimou
Zhang Yimou
(5 films)
Yuen Woo-ping
Yuen Woo-ping
(4 films)
Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(2 films)
Yao Chen
Yao Chen
(3 films)
Chang Chen
Chang Chen
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Zhang Ziyi (34 films)

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Godzilla vs. Kong
Directed by Adam Wingard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about apes, King Kong films, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Shun Oguri, Eiza González
Roles Dr. Ilene Chen / Dr. Ling Chen
Rating63% 3.175433.175433.175433.175433.17543
À une époque où les monstres parcourent la Terre, et alors que l’humanité lutte pour son avenir, Godzilla et King Kong, les deux forces les plus puissantes de la nature, entrent en collision dans une bataille spectaculaire inédite. Alors que Monarch se lance dans une mission périlleuse en terrain inconnu, et qu’il découvre des indices sur les origines des Titans, un complot humain menace d’éradiquer ces créatures – qu’elles soient bonnes ou mauvaises – de la surface de la planète.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, 2h12
Directed by Michael Dougherty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford
Roles Dr. Ilene Chen / Dr. Ling
Rating60% 3.00973.00973.00973.00973.0097
L'agence crypto-zoologique Monarch déploie de nombreux moyens pour combattre des créatures de tailles divines, appelées Titans. Ces derniers réapparaissent petit à petit des entrailles de la terre. La paléobiologiste Emma Russell, travaillant pour Monarch, a été traumatisée par la mort de son fils Andrew en 2014. Elle a mis au point l'Orca, jadis imaginé avec son ex-mari Mark, une machine qui permet de capter et reproduire les signaux émis par les Titans. Son invention attire des convoitises. Emma entraine avec elle sa fille Madison. Son père, Mark va tout faire pour retrouver sa fille, tout en tentant de survivre dans un monde envahi de monstres. Godzilla va ainsi devoir compter sur une alliée, le papillon géant Mothra pour affronter les 2 menaces que représentent le ptérosaure super-rapide Rodan, ainsi que son pire ennemi, le dragon à trois têtes King Ghidorah, qui est l'Alpha des Titans. Ces anciennes super-espèces veulent toutes la suprématie et mettent en danger la survie de l'humanité. Alors qu'un combat apocalyptique se prépare, Godzilla, seul prétendant au titre capable de rivaliser avec l'Alpha, aidé des humains, devra s'imposer et ainsi affirmer sa place en tant que roi des monstres.
The Climbers, 2h5
Directed by Daniel Lee
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme
Actors Wu Jing, Zhang Ziyi, Jing Boran, Hu Ge, Jackie Chan
Roles Xu Ying
Rating55% 2.766162.766162.766162.766162.76616
Mai 1960. Mont Everest, la deuxième marche sous la falaise. Les quatre membres du commando d'escalade Everest de Chine s'attaquent à la "deuxième étape" la plus difficile. C'est leur cinquième assaut. Les quatre premier leur ont coûté trop de force physique... enfin, le vent et la neige ont comblé l'écart.
The Cloverfield Paradox, 1h42
Directed by Julius Onah
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films set in the future, Temporal paradox
Actors Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Chris O'Dowd, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zhang Ziyi, David Oyelowo
Roles Tam
Rating55% 2.7514052.7514052.7514052.7514052.751405
2028. La Terre souffre en raison d'une crise d'énergie majeure. Tous les regards et espoirs sont tournés vers une mission à bord d'une station spatiale internationale nommée Cloverfield. À son bord, l'accélérateur de particules Shepard est testé. Après une tentative de lancement de la machine, une surcharge se produit. Suite à cet incident, les scientifiques de la mission découvrent que la Terre a disparu. D'autres événements étranges vont alors se produire au sein de la station, mettant en danger l'ensemble de l'équipage.
The Great Wall, 1h43
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Kaiju films, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Matt Damon, Willem Dafoe, Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, Henry Cavill, Jing Tian
Rating59% 2.951942.951942.951942.951942.95194
Set in Northern Song Dynasty, the story is about mysteries revolving around the Great Wall of China.
Where's the Dragon?, 1h37
Genres Animation
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Leon Dai
Roles Phoenix (voice)
Rating57% 2.85862.85862.85862.85862.8586
The Crossing, 2h8
Directed by John Woo
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Masami Nagasawa, Bowie Lam
Roles Yu Zhen
Rating60% 3.045263.045263.045263.045263.04526
During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to the island of Taiwan.
The Grandmaster, 2h10
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Zhao Benshan, Song Hye-kyo, Yuen Woo-ping
Roles Gong Er
Rating65% 3.299863.299863.299863.299863.29986
The film narrates the life of the Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man from the 1930s in Foshan, his flight to Hong Kong after the Second Sino-Japanese War, and the events leading up to his death.
My Lucky Star, 1h54
Directed by Dennie Gordon
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Yao Chen, Ada Choi, Jack Kao, Alfred Hsing, Liu Hua
Roles Sophie
Rating51% 2.561142.561142.561142.561142.56114
Melding elements of romantic comedy, James Bond-style action and Pink Panther-like capers, My Lucky Star tells the story of lovelorn Sophie (Zhang), who winds up in the midst of an international diamond heist, while falling in love with a dashing, heroic spy named David (Wang). Stuck in a dull job as a travel agent in Beijing, Sophie whiles away her time daydreaming and drawing cartoons of imaginary adventures starring a handsome hero or hanging out with friends Lily (Yao Chen) and Lucy (Ruby Lin). Her luck suddenly changes when she wins an all-expenses paid trip to a luxurious hotel in Singapore (shot on location at the Marina Bay Sands resort). Ditched by Lily and Lucy at the last minute, Sophie decides to go to Singapore on her own, where she runs into David, the living embodiment of her illustrated dream man. An American secret agent, David is at the hotel to retrieve the stolen Lucky Star diamond. The valuable gem has the potential to fuel a major atomic weapon, capable of destroying the world. David must retrieve the diamond from the evildoers in order to save the world. David intends to thwart a covert sale of the Lucky Star between arms dealer Li Wan (Morris Rong) and Mr. Gao (Jack Kao) at a posh rooftop party. Lovestruck Sophie crashes the party hoping to meet David. Through a series of misunderstandings and a case of mistaken identity, she briefly winds up in possession of the gem herself and is the only one who can unlock its top-secret case. Now with the help of David and his techie sidekick Bo (Ryan Zheng), Sophie is in hot pursuit of the jewel trying to retrieve it from evil mastermind Charlize (Terri Kwan), who plans to bomb Bermuda. Their chase takes them to the fishing villages of coastal Hong Kong and Charlize's secret underworld lair, culminating at the Venetian Hotel & Casino in Macau, where Sophie goes undercover as a gondolier on the resort's famous canal. In addition to the fast-paced, comedic action, which includes several fight scenes and a daring parachute jump off the hotel skyscraper, romantic sparks fly between Sophie and David. The film is also interspersed with dynamic animated sequences (straight from Sophie's doodles) and concludes with the ballad, "Love a Little (Ai Yidian)" sung by Wang and Zhang.
Dangerous Liaisons, 1h50
Directed by Hur Jin-ho
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Jang Dong-gun, Cecilia Cheung, Lisa Lu
Roles Du Fenyu
Rating60% 3.001013.001013.001013.001013.00101
Shanghai, September 1931: Wealthy businessman and serial seducer Xie Yifan (Jang Dong-gun) is introduced to his uncle's granddaughter, Du Fenyu (Zhang Ziyi), when his maternal grandmother, Du Ruixue (Lisa Lu), arrives at his apartment one day. Fenyu, a young widow who's just arrived from Northeast China (aka Manchuria) where the Japanese are making incursions, is staying at the country home of Madam Du, her grand-aunt.
Love for Life, 1h45
Directed by Gu Changwei
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Documentary films about health care, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Aaron Kwok, Pu Cunxin, Sun Haiying, Jiang Wen, Jiang Wenli
Roles Shang Qinqin
Rating64% 3.2003553.2003553.2003553.2003553.200355
Opening narration: "Once there was a village called 'Goddess Temple', high up in the mountains.
Sophie's Revenge, 1h48
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes La bande dessinée
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), So Ji-sub, Yao Chen
Roles Sophie
Rating59% 2.9501852.9501852.9501852.9501852.950185
Comic book artist Sophie (Zhang Ziyi) is a sweet and carefree girl brimming with creativity. She and her handsome surgeon boyfriend of two years, Jeff (So Ji-sub), are the perfect couple. After his marriage proposal to her in front of her family and all of her friends, Sophie is the happiest person in the world.