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Sihung Lung

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sihung Lung (born 1930 – May 2, 2002) was an actor in the cinema of Taiwan who appeared in over 100 films and was best known for playing paternal roles in films including Eat Drink Man Woman and The Wedding Banquet. He frequently collaborated with award-winning director Ang Lee, notably cast in films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Pushing Hands. Lung enlisted in Chiang Kai-shek's army as a teenager to fight the Chinese Communist Party. After they seized control of mainland China, he escaped to Taiwan, where he was selected to join an army-sponsored acting troupe. Acting later became his career. His experience playing an array of roles for the army troupe later led his being cast in over 100 Chinese-language films and in Taiwanese soap operas, typically playing criminals or tough guys. He had already retired from films when Ang Lee began casting for his first full-length film, 1992's Pushing Hands, and the director, who recalled watching Mr. Lung as a child, asked him to play a father in the film. Lung's sensitive portrayal of an elderly man faced with change turned him into an international star and he became famous for playing fathers struggling with modernity and adult children in the movies known to some fans as the Father Knows Best trilogy. By the time he appeared as "Sir Te," guardian of a mystical sword in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Lung's health had deteriorated due to diabetes. He died of liver failure in 2002 at the age of 72. Description above from the Wikipedia article Sihung Lung, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 1, 1930 In Suqian, Jiangsu, China
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Venturer 1976-02-21
Latest Project:
Movie Double Vision 2002-10-17
Known For
Poster of The Touch
Poster of Lotus in Fall
Poster of Good Morning, Taipei
Movie Double Vision Taoist Expert 2002-10-17
Movie The Touch The Monk-Dun Huang 2002-08-01
Movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sir Te 2000-07-06
Movie Sleepless Town Yang Weimin 1998-06-27
Movie Tonight Nobody Goes Home Dr. Chen Pinyan 1996-09-10
Movie Eat Drink Man Woman Chu 1994-01-28
Movie The Wedding Banquet Herr Gao 1993-08-04
Movie Pushing Hands Mr. Chu 1991-12-07
Movie 7 Lucky Ninja Kids 1987-08-15
Movie The Coldest Winter in Peking 1981-02-05
Movie Good Morning, Taipei Tein-lin's Father 1979-01-01
Movie Lotus in Fall 1979-11-22
Movie An Unforgettable Day 1979-11-29
Movie The Diary of Di-Di Lin chou-kang 1978-02-21
Movie The Venturer 1976-02-21
Movie Spy Ring Kokuryukai 1976-11-25
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