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Gong Li Video 2

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Born in Shenyang, grew up in Jinan, the daughter of an economics professor. Loved music from childhood, and dreamed of a singing career. After failing to gain entrance to China’s top music school in 1985, applied for and was admitted to the Central Drama Academy in Beijing, from which she graduated in 1989. While still a student, was cast as the female lead in _Hong Gaoliang (1987)_ (aka “Red Sorghum”), the initial directing effort by Yimou Zhang. China’s best-known actress in the West, she was named Best Actress at the 49th Venice International Film Festival for her role in Qiu Ju da guan si (1992) (aka “The Story of Qiu Ju”). Made a series of successful films with Yimou Zhang, a collaboration that apparently ended with the breakup of their personal relationship in 1995 and Gong’s subsequent marriage to a tobacco company executive.


September 10, 2007 at 8:03 pm Leave a comment

Gong Li Video

gong-li-2.jpgGong Li Video: CLICK TO WATCH

Watch this amazing Gong Li Video. Click on the photo.

Gong Li has long been a familiar face among fans of the art house circuit due to her appearances in such acclaimed foreign films as 1990’s Ju Dou, 1991’s Raise the Red Lantern and 1993’s Farewell My Concubine. Gong raised eyebrows in her homeland of China for dating famed director Yimou Zhang when she was barely out of her teens, though that relationship ended in the mid-‘90s; she has since married a tobacco executive. In 2005, Gong made her English-language debut to critical acclaim in the sweeping epic Memoirs of a Geisha and has slowly but surely carved out a niche for herself in various American films.

September 10, 2007 at 9:41 am Leave a comment


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