The Real Life Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Chen Chang

15 08 2008

chenchang04Chang Chen started his film career at a very young age. He was selected by Taiwanese director Edward Yang to be the protagonist of his 4-hour critically acclaimed film A Brighter Summer Day.  More recently, he played Lo “Dark Cloud,” in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  The movie’s so popular that there are action figures of his character here. Recommended for all ages and up, no batteries required.

Chang is currently filming Red Cliff, alternatively known as The Battle of Red Cliff, an epic film based on the Battle of Red Cliffs immediately prior to the period of the Three Kingdoms in ancient China. The film is directed by John Woo and more information may be found here.

Chang is also working on the movies “Green Mansion” and “1949”  (A big budget romance based on true events at the end of WWII and the final years of the Chinese Civil War).

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