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'The Grandmaster' Wins Just About Everything At Hong Kong Film Awards

By Michael West | 14th April 2014

Wong Kar-Wai's The Grandmaster has won 12 prizes at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film. Wong was also named Best Director while Zhang Ziyi (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Zhang Jin won Best...

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Ziyi Zhang Ziyi Hits Back Over Lawsuit

14th January 2014

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has branded website bosses "unpatriotic" for falsely accusing her of taking money for sex.The star launched a lawsuit in 2012 against an online news site after editors wrongly alleged she was...

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Ziyi Zhang Ziyi Quits Martial Arts Movies

13th January 2014

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is turning her back on martial arts movies as she is still suffering from injuries she received on the set of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.Ziyi shot to international fame with her...

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Actress Ziyi Zhang Ziyi Settles Defamation Suit

14th December 2013

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi has reached a settlement with China Free Press editors and journalist Weican Null Meng over a story that suggested she had received money in return for sexual favours.The...

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'The Grandmaster' Re-tells The Story Of China's Greatest Martial Artist [Trailer]

By Joe Wilde | 23rd July 2013

Here's a martial arts film to get excited about, the semi-autobiographical tale of one of China's most famed martial artists in the past hundred years; the legendary Ip Man. The Grandmaster re-tells the story of...

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30th April 2013

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and French star Ludivine Sagnier will join filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg on the Un Certain Regard jury at this year's (13) Cannes Film Festival.

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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel In The Works

18th February 2013

A sequel to 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' is in the ''early stages''.Michelle Yeoh - who starred in the Academy Award-winning martial arts action film with Chow Yun Fat and Zhang Ziyi - has revealed that...

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Hotly Tipped Martial Arts Epic 'The Grandmaster' Kicks Off Berlin Film Festival

By Michael West | 7th February 2013

The 2013 Berlin Film Festival kicks off on Thursday (January 8, 2013) with the premiere of Wong Kar Wai's epic martial arts movie The Grandmaster, set in China at the time of the Japanese invasion...

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Fascinating Fact: 3398344

2nd December 2012

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi has been named the face of Save the Children's initiative with Italian jeweller Bulgari.

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Zhang Ziyi Files International Defamation Lawsuits

13th June 2012

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Zhang Ziyi has filed defamation lawsuits against two media outlets after reporters linked her to a political sex scandal in her native China.The actress has filed the suits in Hong...

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Zhang Ziyi Wins Mulan Role

6th September 2010

Zhang Ziyi has signed up to star in 'Mulan'.The Chinese actress - who has appeared in 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', '2046' and 'Hero' - will play the lead in English speaking big-screen adaptation of the...

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Zhang Ziyi To Star As Mulan

29th July 2010

ZHANG ZIYI is bringing Disney heroine MULAN to life in a new, live-action adaptation of the ancient Chinese legend, according to reports.The actress, who will also produce the film, has been leading the drive to...

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Zhang Ziyi Incurs Wrath Of China

9th January 2009

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI has been chastised by her fellow countrymen after topless photos of the star cavorting on a beach with her Israeli fiance surfaced online. The Memoirs of a Geisha beauty, 29, was...

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Ziyi Puzzled By Olympics Protests

29th July 2008

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star ZHANG ZIYI is puzzled by protests ahead of the upcoming Beijing Olympics in China - insisting she can't understand why people have such "negative" attitudes. The Games are due to...

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Zhang Angry At Ignorant Cannes Attendees

26th May 2008

Actress ZIYI ZHANG was left enraged during her visit to France's Cannes Film Festival, when she encountered a group of people who knew nothing about the recent Chinese earthquake, which has devastated her native country....

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Chan And Zhang Sing Olympic Film Theme Song

11th April 2008

Chinese superstars JACKIE CHAN and ZIYI ZHANG have signed up to sing the title track for upcoming Olympic-themed movie THE ONE. The acting duo will join fellow Chinese celebrities Lee-Hom Wang and Stefanie Sun to...

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Zhang Shuns The City

23rd November 2007

Stunning actress ZIYI ZHANG refuses to lead a life of celebrity debauchery in Los Angeles or New York, opting instead for a cosy family life. The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star has shunned the more...

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Zhang Ziyi Learns English To Propel Hollywood Career

27th April 2007

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI is so determined to crossover into mainstream Hollywood, she has started taking language lessons to improve her broken English. The beauty has already starred in international blockbusters such as Crouching Tiger,...

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Zhang Ziyi: 'I'm In Love'

3rd October 2006

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI has found love, but has vowed to keep her mystery man away from the public eye. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON beauty, 27, is a regular feature in Chinese gossip columns...

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Zhang - Movie Star And Soup-maker

16th August 2006

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI was popular on the set of forthcoming movie THE BANQUET - because she made the crew soup when they were busy. Director FENG XIAOGANG was impressed with how down-to-earth the 27-year-old...

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China To Bring Nanking Massacre To The Bring Screen

15th August 2006

Chinese film-makers have unveiled plans to make a movie about atrocities perpertrated by Japanese soldiers in Nanking in 1937, just days before Japanese Prime Minister JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI visits a controversial memorial to the massacre. Experts...

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Ziyi Loves Long Haul Flights

14th July 2006

Chinese actress ZIYI ZHANG hits the skies to relax, because agents and managers can't contact her there. Unlike many Hollywood stars who have a fear of flying, the MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star relishes getting...

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Geisha Girl Was 'Tipsy' On 2046 Set

11th July 2006

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star ZIYI ZHANG was "tipsy" for most of the filming of WONG KAR WAI's movie 2046, because the director terrified her. The Chinese actress admits shooting the acclaimed 2004 movie was...

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Zhang Slams Petty Japanese Censors For Banning Memoirs

11th July 2006

Chinese actress ZIYI ZHANG feels Japanese censors who banned MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA should feel ashamed of their actions. The CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star was appalled when officials scrapped screenings of the acclaimed ROB...

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Zhang Body Double Demands Film Credit

10th July 2006

A body double who starred in a nude scene for MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA star ZIYI ZHANG has demanded her name appear in the credits. The actress, SHAO XIAOSHAN, revealed in her internet blog that...

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Clooney Set For Seven Samurai?

31st May 2006

GEORGE CLOONEY, DONNIE YEN and ZHANG ZIYI are the first names to be mentioned as the stars of the long-awaited reworking of movie classic THE SEVEN SAMURAI. Internet reports suggest Clooney will play a crime...

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Loach And Cruz Win At Cannes

28th May 2006

British director KEN LOACH and Spanish star PENELOPE CRUZ were among the big winners at the climax of the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera earlier today (28MAY06). The film-maker's drama THE WIND THAT...

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Ang Lee In Top 100 List

1st May 2006

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...

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Ziyi's Giant Pay Hike

27th April 2006

Chinese actress ZHANG ZIYI's movie fee has multiplied ten times over the past three years - thanks to roles in blockbusters MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA and HERO. Film-maker HOU YONG, who directed the star in...

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Zhang Film Finally Released

25th April 2006

ZIYI ZHANG's 'lost' film JASMINE WOMEN will finally be released in China on Tuesday (02MAY06), after a three year delay. The Chinese film had been held up by a dispute by investors. The movie is...

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