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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Performance by an Actor

Ceremony Year:

2009

Country:

People's Republic of China (Mainland China / Hong Kong)

Actor:

Ge You

With more than thirty feature films to his credit, Ge You’s breakthrough role as a lovelorn villain in Chen Kaige’s Farewell My Concubine (1993) confirmed his status as one of China’s most significant actors.

This was followed by a leading role in Zhang Yimou’s To Live which earned him the prestigious Best Actor accolade at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, the first Chinese actor to receive an award at Cannes. He has worked extensively with director, Feng Xiaogang, on films including Sorry Baby (1999), The Banquet (2006), A World Without Thieves (2004) and If You Are the One (2008).