Zhang Yimou is celebrating his 66th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director-screenwriter-producer Zhang Yimou (The Great Wall, House of Flying Daggers, Raise the Red Lantern, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 66th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Zhang, a cultural icon
Born in Xi'an on November 14, 1951, Zhang Yimou's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in Chinese history. Zhang's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Yimou hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Zhang Yimou as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 66.
Happy Birthday, Yimou, you're the best!
Zhang Yimou career in pictures
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