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Lee Cuts Nc-17 Film So It Can Be Viewed By Chinese Kids

Although Ang Lee's Lust Cautionhas been rated NC-17 by the MPAA for explicit sex scenes, the film has been reedited for showing in China so that it can be seen by children, according to the...

Ang Lee's Den Of Lions

For the second time in three years, a film by Taiwanese director Ang Lee has won the top Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. His controversial Chinese-language drama Lust, Caution, which drew an...

Lee Triumphs At Venice Film Festival

Director ANG LEE has triumphed at the Venice Film Festival - by winning the event's top award for the second time in two years. The filmmaker was awarded the Golden Lion for Se, Jie (Lust,...

Ledger And Williams 'Break Up'

Hollywood couple Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams have reportedly called time on their three-year relationship.Reports stateside from US Weekly and People magazine claimed that the pair, who met on the set of Brokeback Mountain in...

By on 03 September 2007

Lee's Lust Censored In China

ANG LEE's new thriller LUST, CAUTION has been cut for Chinese audiences, just a week after U.S. censors gave the film a restricted rating. The Taiwanese film-maker admits Lust, Caution is "unsuitable for children", but...

Explicit Ang Lee Film Set For Chinese Censorship

Academy award-winning director Ang Lee has confirmed that a censored version of his latest film will be shown in mainland China.According to Screen Daily, Taiwanese national Lee said that Lust, Caution would have its more...

Ang Lee Sidesteps Controversies Over His Latest Film

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) sidestepped a couple of controversies when they were raised at the Venice Film Festival Thursday. Attending the festival to promote his upcoming NC-17-rated Lust, Caution, Lee feigned political innocence...

Venice Makes Its Annual Splash

The 75th annual Venice Film Festival is scheduled to open today (Wednesday) with a screening of Atonement, starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Reporters attending the festival have expressed high regard for the festival's selections...

Ang Lee Accepts Tough Rating For Espionage Thriller

Movie mogul ANG LEE's highly erotic new film LUST, CAUTION has been slapped with a harsh NC-17 rating in the U.S. for scenes featuring extended and vigorous sex. The movie, which has been dubbed the...

Top Filmmakers Battle It Out For Venice's Golden Lion

Filmmakers KENNETH BRANAGH, ANG LEE, KEN LOACH and WES ANDERSON are among the directors who will battle it out for the top prize at the Venice Film Festival later this year (07). Branagh's remake of...

Wahlberg 'Creeped Out' By Brokeback Role

MARK WAHLBERG is glad filmmaker ANG LEE passed over him when he cast BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, because the Oscar nominee was "a little creeped out" at the prospect of having to play a gay cowboy. The...

Hoffman Tops Arthouse List

CAPOTE star PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN has been crowned the king of all things arthouse in a new US magazine poll. The celebrated actor beat Mexican hunk GAEL GARCIA BERNAL, FORREST WHITAKER and fellow Oscar winner...

New Hulk Movie For 2008

A sequel to THE INCREDIBLE HULK is set to hit the big screen in 2008, and it will stay closer to the classic TV series than its comic book origins. The movie will reference events...

Lee To Serve As Culture Consultant For 2008 Olympics

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN director ANG LEE has been selected as an arts and culture consultant for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to be held in China. The 51-year-old Oscar...

Ang Lee To Help Develop Olympics Ceremonies

Director Ang Lee, famous for his martial arts films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and winner of the best-director Oscar for last year's Brokeback Mountain, has been asked to help develop the opening and closing...

Nolte Explains Wildman Mug Shot

NICK NOLTE insists his wild appearance in the infamous mug shot taken after his arrest for drink driving has been misunderstood, because he was made to look that way for his role in THE HULK....

China Bans Gay-themed Korean Blockbuster

China's censorship board, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, has banned South Korea's biggest hit "because of the homosexual code and sexually explicit language in the movie," an official of the South Korean...

Jewel Gives Up On Hollywood

Folk-pop star JEWEL has turned her back on Hollywood because she was spending too much time making movies. The pretty Alaskan fell into acting and enjoyed acclaim for a handful of performances, including her portrayal...

Hathaway Shocked She's Playing Austen

THE PRINCESS DIARIES star ANNE HATHAWAY is terrified she's going to disappoint JANE AUSTEN fans when she plays the PRIDE AND PREJUDICE author in a new biopic, because she's not elegant and refined. The actress...

Smith's Brokeback Ordeal

Hollywood director KEVIN SMITH's personal experience of anal problems makes him watch BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN in a whole new light. The CHASING AMY film-maker regularly suffers from haemorrhoids and after one bout left him with particularly...

Ang Lee In Top 100 List

Taiwanese director ANG LEE has made Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people who are shaping the world. The acclaimed film-maker, who recently won a Best Director Academy Award for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, was...

Ang Lee Honoured In Hometown

Oscar-winner ANG LEE was today (28AUG06) honoured in his hometown of Tainan, Taiwan, for his achievements in making gay cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. During his first trip back to Taiwan since picking up the Best...

Bahamas Ban Brokeback

Gay cowboy movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has been banned by authorities in the Bahamas, sparking outrage among gay rights groups. The Bahamian Plays And Films Control Board decided the ANG LEE directed film should not be...

Brokeback Mountain Receives Gay Honour

Golden Globe-winning movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN was named last year's (05) Best Motion Picture at the 17th annual Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards in New York City last night (27MAR06). Oscar-winning director ANG...

Randy Quaid Sues Over Brokeback Pay

Actor RANDY QUAID is suing the producers of cowboy romance BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN for $10 million (GBP5.8 million), claiming he was underpaid for his supporting role as rancher JOE AGUIRRE. The 55-year-old star filed suit in...

Big Plans For Crouching Tiger Franchise

Hit kung-fu film CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON is set to become a major movie franchise and a stage spectacular. Movie moguls BOB and HARVEY WEINSTEIN are currently working on a stage version of the film...

China Censors Lee's Oscar Speech

The Chinese media heavily censored ANG LEE's Oscar acceptance speech during the broadcast of the Academy Awards, omitting any references to his native Taiwan or homosexuality. The Asian nation has hailed Lee as a national...

Lee Shocked By Brokeback Loss

Director ANG LEE was devastated BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN lost out on the Best Picture Oscar to CRASH, but insists he is still proud of the movie The director was disappointed that his film didn't take home...

Lee: 'Brokeback Is The Biggest Winner'

ANG LEE claims BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is a bigger winner, despite missing out on the Best Picture Award last night (05MAR06) - because it is making more money than the other nominees. The gay cowboy drama...

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