Wayne WANG (1949, Hong Kong) is a screenwriter, producer and filmmaker based in San Francisco and New York City. He graduated in film and television from California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. He is considered a pioneer of Asian-American cinema, as one of the first Chinese-American filmmakers to gain a significant foothold in Hollywood. His films, often independently produced, deal with issues of contemporary Asian-American culture and domestic life. His earlier films, such as Chan Is Missing (1982) and Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985) were nominated for many awards and brought him international acknowledgement. He is best known for Smoke (1995), Anywhere But Here (1999), starring Susan Sarandon and Natalie Portman, and Maid in Manhattan (2002) starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes. He has received various awards, including a Bodil Award, a Silver Bear and two Golden Shells, and numerous award nominations, including BAFTA, Sundance Grand Jury, Golden Lion and César Award. In 2016, he won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
(selection) A Man, a Woman, and a Killer (1975, co-dir), Chan is Missing (1982), Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985), Slamdance (1987), Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989), Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989), The Joy Luck Club (1993), Smoke (1995), Blue in the Face (1995, co-dir), Chinese Box (1997), Anywhere But Here (1999), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Last Holiday (2006), A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007), Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), Soul of a Banquet (2014, doc), While the Women Are Sleeping (2016), Coming Home Again (2019)
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