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Liu Ye

Liu Ye (Chinese: 刘烨; pinyin: Líu Yè, born March 23, 1978 in Jilin, China) is a Chinese film and television actor. Beginning his acting career when he was a 20 year old student majoring in performing arts at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, Liu Ye's talent in acting was apparent very early on. Liu was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a young postman in his first movie, Postmen in the Mountains, at China's Golden Rooster Awards in 1999. Shortly after his graduation, Liu Ye won Best Actor at Taiwan’s 38th Golden Horse Awards for his performance as a young gay man in the movie Lan Yu . Three years later, he clinched Best Actor with his role in the movie The Foliage at the 24th Golden Rooster Awards. In addition, several of Liu Ye’s movies have also featured in many international film festivals, for example Lan Yu, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Purple Butterfly and The Floating Landscape. Instead of making use of his good physical appearance to become a teen idol, Liu Ye has chosen the path of continuously challenging himself by taking on difficult roles. From simple, honest, and down-to-earth "peasant-like" roles, introvert and melancholic personas, to manly and Casanova roles, Liu Ye has not only convinced the audience, but also well-established international directors, of his remarkable acting skills. He has been openly praised and roped in by famous directors, such as Stanley Kwan (Lan Yu), Chen Kaige (The Promise), Zhang Yimou (Curse of the Golden Flower) and John Woo (Blood Brothers), to take part in their major movie productions. Liu Ye's first Hollywood movie Dark Matter, inspired by a true story in the early 1990s, was screened at major international film festivals in 2007. Starring with actress Meryl Streep, Liu Ye stars as the brilliant physics postgraduate "Liu Xing" from China. This movie won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and has been released in America in April 2008. Ye's first villainous role was in 2008 film Connected (where he appears a lot older than he is now), a remake of the American film Cellular. Liu Ye plays the lead character in City of Life and Death, a movie paying tribute to the victims of the 1937 Nanjing Massacre. Directed by 6th Generation Mainland Director Lu Chuan, City of Life and Death, filmed in Tianjin and in other Chinese cities such as Changchun, was released in 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ye Liu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 23, 1978 In Jilin, China
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Postmen in the Mountains 1999-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie 2020湖南卫视拼多多双十二超拼夜 2020-12-11
Known For
Poster of All Quiet in Peking
Poster of Police Story: Lockdown
Poster of Curse of the Golden Flower
Poster of Romantic Life
Movie 2020湖南卫视拼多多双十二超拼夜 2020-12-11
Series National Treasure’s Extraordinary Journey 2019-02-06
Series On the Road Yao Yuan 2019-09-22
Series Old Boy Wu Zheng 2018-03-04
Movie Air Strike Xue Gangtou 2018-10-26
Movie The Founding of an Army 毛泽东 2017-08-01
Movie Night Peacock Unknown 2016-05-20
Movie My War Unknown 2016-09-15
Series Bite Me! himself 2016-09-22
Movie Cock and Bull 宋老二 2016-09-16
Movie Beijing, New York Lenny 2015-03-06
Movie Saving Mr. Wu Xing Feng 2015-09-30
Series All Quiet in Peking 方孟敖 2014-10-06
Movie The Boundary Unknown 2014-11-06
Movie The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel The Chef 2013-03-27
Movie Police Story: Lockdown Wu Jiang 2013-12-24
Movie Redemption Xiao Likun 2013-06-09
Series Where Are We Going, Dad? Unknown 2013-10-11
Movie The Monkey King 3D: Uproar in Heaven 托塔李天王 2012-01-12
Movie The Last Supper Liu Bang 2012-05-07
Movie Happy Hotel Unknown 2012-08-02
Movie Underdog Knight 2 Lao San / Wang Tao 2011-04-01
Movie A Beautiful Life Fang Zhen Dong 2011-05-13
Movie Beginning of the Great Revival 毛泽东 2011-06-23
Movie Driverless Zhi Xiong 2010-07-02
Movie Color Me Love 2010-10-28
Movie City of Life and Death Lu Jianxiong 2009-04-22
Movie The Founding of a Republic 老红军战士 2009-09-17
Movie We'll Meet in Heaven 2009-10-09
Movie Dark Matter Liu Xing 2008-04-24
Movie Connected Senior Inspector Fok 2008-09-25
Movie The Underdog Knight Lao San/Wang Tao 2008-11-28
Movie Blood Brothers Xiao Kang 2007-08-16
Movie Mini Kang 2007-08-28
Movie Curse of the Golden Flower Crown Prince Wan 2006-12-14
Movie The Ghost Inside Unknown 2005-05-06
Movie Sudden Lover 2005-05-19
Movie Ah Sou Pilot 2005-08-04
Movie The Promise Snow Wolf 2005-12-15
Movie Jasmine Women Xia Du 2004-06-13
Series Romantic Life 钟跃民 2004-11-30
Movie Purple Butterfly Szeto 2003-07-04
Movie The Foliage 2003-01-28
Movie The Floating Landscape Lit 2003-10-16
Movie Sky Lovers Jiakuan 2002-01-01
Series 拿什么拯救你,我的爱人 龙小羽 2002-01-01
Movie Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Ma Jianling 2002-10-09
Movie Lan Yu Lan Yu 2001-05-18
Movie 花儿怒放 Unknown 2001-12-31
Movie Postmen in the Mountains Son 1999-01-01