Sihung Lung

Actor Lung Sihung had a long career in Taiwanese films and soap operas, but is perhaps known best to Western audiences for his roles in the films of director Ang Lee. A native of China, Lung joined Chiang Kai-shek's ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1930 in Suqian, Jiangsu, CN

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Touch 2002 (Movie)

Monk (Actor)

The Opium War 1997 (Movie)

He Jingrong (Actor)

Jintian Bu Huijia 1995 (Movie)

Mr Chen (Actor)

Pushing Hands 1995 (Movie)

Mr Chu (Actor)

Eat Drink Man Woman 1994 (Movie)

Mr Chu (Actor)

The Wedding Banquet 1993 (Movie)

Mr Gao (Actor)

Biography

Actor Lung Sihung had a long career in Taiwanese films and soap operas, but is perhaps known best to Western audiences for his roles in the films of director Ang Lee. A native of China, Lung joined Chiang Kai-shek's army in his youth, but fled to Taiwan after the Chinese Communist Party gained control of the mainland. Following his escape, he began acting as a member of an army acting troupe; his experience led to a long, prolific career in film and television. Lung was introduced to Western audiences when he was chosen by Ang Lee for the role of a culturally conflicted man who moves to New York to live with his son and American daughter-in-law in the 1992 drama "Pushing Hands." He went on to play similar roles in several of Lee's other films, including portraying the father of a gay man who plans to marry a woman to satisfy his parents in the 1993 film "The Wedding Banquet" and a widowed chef and father of three unmarried women in the 1994 film "Eat Drink Man Woman." Lung also had a notable part in Lee's 2000 blockbuster martial arts film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which took an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

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