New York University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Taiwan Academy of Art
Directed the feature film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk"
Helmed feature adaptation of Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi"; also produced
Directed "Taking Woodstock" about the 1969 music festival
Helmed "Lust, Caution," a thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai
Directed Academy Award nominated film "Brokeback Mountain," a powerful love story of two young men, which spans over 30 years
Helmed the feature adaptation of "The Incredible Hulk"
Directed "Chosen," one of five short film advertisements for BMW shown over the Internet at bmwfilms.com
Garnered international acclaim with martial arts fantasy drama "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"; also produced; film earned Academy Awards nominations for Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director
Helmed the post-Civil War-era epic "Ride With the Devil"
Earned widespread critical acclaim for "The Ice Storm"
Directed first English-language film "Sense and Sensibility," written by and starring Emma Thompson; film received seven Academy Award nominations including Best Picture
Helmed the critically acclaimed, "Eat Drink Man Woman"; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film
Directed breakthrough film "The Wedding Banquet"; first film from Taiwan to earn a Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award nomination
Directed first full-length feature "Pushing Hands"; first collaboration with Good Machine (Ted Hope and James Schamus)
Thesis film "Fine Line" won Best Film and Best Director at NYU's film festival
Filmed the short "Shades of the Lake"; won Best Drama Award in Short Film in Taiwan
First film job, an assistant cameraman on Spike Lee's NYU student thesis film "Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads"
At age 23, moved to U.S. to attend college
Completed the Republic of China's mandatory military service
Born and raised in Taiwan