Vivian Wu

Vivian Wu (born February 5, 1966 in Shanghai), is a Chinese actress, known for her roles in The Last Emperor (1987), Heaven & Earth (1993), The Joy Luck Club (1993), and The Pillow Book (1996) and as the historical figure of Soong May-ling, commonly referred to as Madam Chiang Kai-shek, in two major Chinese motion pictures The Soong Sisters (1997) and The Founding of a Republic (2009) Description above from the Wikipedia article Vivian Wu, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

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Heaven & Earth (1993)

Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Robert John Burke  •  Timothy Carhart  •  Tim Guinee

Le Ly lives in a small Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when war breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Robert John Burke  •  Timothy Carhart  •  Tim Guinee

Chinaman (2005)

Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A delicate romance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henrik Ruben Genz
CAST:  Bjarne Henriksen  •  Vivian Wu  •  Charlotte Fich  •  Paw Henriksen

Keld is in a rut. His wife of 25 years has left him. For sustenance, he eats his way through the menu at the local Chinese takeaway. The owner talks him into a marriage of convenience with his sister from China and the unplanned-for happens. A delicate romance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henrik Ruben Genz
CAST:  Bjarne Henriksen  •  Vivian Wu  •  Charlotte Fich  •  Paw Henriksen

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Matt Hill  •  Jim Raposa  •  David Fraser  •  Sab Shimono

The four turtles travel back in time to the days of the legendary and deadly samurai in ancient Japan, where they train to perfect the art of becoming one. The turtles also assist a small village in an uprising.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Gillard
CAST:  Matt Hill  •  Jim Raposa  •  David Fraser  •  Sab Shimono

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

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Through a series of flashbacks, four Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China explore their pasts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Ming-Na Wen  •  Lauren Tom  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Rosalind Chao

Through a series of flashbacks, four Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China explore their pasts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Ming-Na Wen  •  Lauren Tom  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Rosalind Chao

The Last Emperor (1987)

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  John Lone  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Joan Chen  •  Dennis Dun

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  John Lone  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Joan Chen  •  Dennis Dun

The Pillow Book (1996)

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Yoshi Oida  •  Ken Ogata  •  Hideko Yoshida

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Yoshi Oida  •  Ken Ogata  •  Hideko Yoshida

Encrypt (2003)

2068, the ozone layer is gone and the world is a wasteland. A band of mercenaries attempt to break into a Estate that is guarded by a automated defence system called "Encrypt" in order to steal priceless artwork.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oscar L. Costo
CAST:  Grant Show  •  Vivian Wu  •  Steve Bacic  •  Matthew G. Taylor

2068, the ozone layer is gone and the world is a wasteland. A band of mercenaries attempt to break into a Estate that is guarded by a automated defence system called "Encrypt" in order to steal priceless artwork.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oscar L. Costo
CAST:  Grant Show  •  Vivian Wu  •  Steve Bacic  •  Matthew G. Taylor

8 ½ Women (1999)

After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" a woman, Simato (Inoh), to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  John Standing  •  Matthew Delamere  •  Vivian Wu  •  Toni Collette

After the death of his wife, wealthy businessman Philip Emmenthal and his son Storey open their own private harem in their family residence in Geneva (they get the idea while watching Federico Fellini's 8½ and after Storey is "given" a woman, Simato (Inoh), to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Greenaway
CAST:  John Standing  •  Matthew Delamere  •  Vivian Wu  •  Toni Collette

The Guyver (1991)

FBI agent Max Reed witnesses Dr. Tetsu Segawa - a researcher for the mysterious Chronos Corporation - being murdered. Dr. Segawa had stolen an alien device known as "The Guyver" from Chronos. College student Sean Barker, whose girlfriend's father was Dr. Segawa, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Screaming Mad George
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Jack Armstrong  •  Greg Joung Paik  •  Jimmie Walker

FBI agent Max Reed witnesses Dr. Tetsu Segawa - a researcher for the mysterious Chronos Corporation - being murdered. Dr. Segawa had stolen an alien device known as "The Guyver" from Chronos. College student Sean Barker, whose girlfriend's father was Dr. Segawa, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Screaming Mad George
CAST:  Mark Hamill  •  Jack Armstrong  •  Greg Joung Paik  •  Jimmie Walker

Vanishing Son IV (1994)

After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and nursed by Megan, a secluded artist. Jian is also befriended by the ghost of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Russell Wong  •  Chi Muoi Lo  •  Mark Valley  •  Matthew Lillard

After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and nursed by Megan, a secluded artist. Jian is also befriended by the ghost of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Russell Wong  •  Chi Muoi Lo  •  Mark Valley  •  Matthew Lillard

Vanishing Son III (1994)

The saga picks up in Washington, DC where Jian-wa is competing in a classical music competition. Back in LA, Jian-wa's brother Wago is wanted by the F.B.I. and manage to pull Jian-wa back to L.A. for questioning. They also want him to infiltrate his brother's gang ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Russell Wong  •  Chi Muoi Lo  •  Vivian Wu  •  Paul Butler

The saga picks up in Washington, DC where Jian-wa is competing in a classical music competition. Back in LA, Jian-wa's brother Wago is wanted by the F.B.I. and manage to pull Jian-wa back to L.A. for questioning. They also want him to infiltrate his brother's gang ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Nicolella
CAST:  Russell Wong  •  Chi Muoi Lo  •  Vivian Wu  •  Paul Butler

Iron And Silk (1991)

Iron and Silk is a 1990 movie based on the eponymous book by American writer Mark Salzman. It details his journey to China after college to study Chinese wu shu, better known in the west as kung fu, and to teach English. Though not trained as an actor, Salzman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirley Sun
CAST:  Mark Salzman  •  Pan Qingfu  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hangcheng Dong

Iron and Silk is a 1990 movie based on the eponymous book by American writer Mark Salzman. It details his journey to China after college to study Chinese wu shu, better known in the west as kung fu, and to teach English. Though not trained as an actor, Salzman ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shirley Sun
CAST:  Mark Salzman  •  Pan Qingfu  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hangcheng Dong

Desires of the Heart (2008)

Follows urban youngsters in their pursuit of true love and all the set backs and comedic mishaps along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liwen Ma
CAST:  Fan Bingbing  •  Mei Ting  •  Guo Tao  •  Vivian Wu

Follows urban youngsters in their pursuit of true love and all the set backs and comedic mishaps along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liwen Ma
CAST:  Fan Bingbing  •  Mei Ting  •  Guo Tao  •  Vivian Wu

To Forgive (2012)

China, Jiangsu province, the present day. On 15 October, after depositing the funerary urn of his father, Professor Gu Daqing (Feng Dalu), who died of a sudden heart attack, Gu Jie (Calvin Yu) receives a phone call from a stranger telling him the urn has just been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhu Min Jiang
CAST:  Yu Xiaowei  •  Qiao Renliang  •  Law Kar-Ying  •  Zhou Zhong He

China, Jiangsu province, the present day. On 15 October, after depositing the funerary urn of his father, Professor Gu Daqing (Feng Dalu), who died of a sudden heart attack, Gu Jie (Calvin Yu) receives a phone call from a stranger telling him the urn has just been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zhu Min Jiang
CAST:  Yu Xiaowei  •  Qiao Renliang  •  Law Kar-Ying  •  Zhou Zhong He

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Bingbing  •  Jun Ji-hyun  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hugh Jackman

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Bingbing  •  Jun Ji-hyun  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hugh Jackman

The Beauty Remains (2005)

Set in 1948 against the backdrop of Communism's rise, "Fei" is the story of two sisters--Fei and Ying--bound together by the will of their late father, a legendary business entrepreneur, and their shared love for a charismatic ex-boxer, Huang. They are two women ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ann Hu
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Lisa Lu  •  Zhou Xun  •  Zhiwen Wang

Set in 1948 against the backdrop of Communism's rise, "Fei" is the story of two sisters--Fei and Ying--bound together by the will of their late father, a legendary business entrepreneur, and their shared love for a charismatic ex-boxer, Huang. They are two women ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ann Hu
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Lisa Lu  •  Zhou Xun  •  Zhiwen Wang

Shanghai Red (2007)

A murder mystery set in contemporary Shanghai about a beautiful woman caught in a web of vengeance and deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oscar L. Costo
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Richard Burgi  •  Sun Honglei  •  Ge You

A murder mystery set in contemporary Shanghai about a beautiful woman caught in a web of vengeance and deceit.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oscar L. Costo
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Richard Burgi  •  Sun Honglei  •  Ge You

A Bright Shining Lie (1998)

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry George
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Amy Madigan  •  Donal Logue  •  Robert John Burke

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry George
CAST:  Bill Paxton  •  Amy Madigan  •  Donal Logue  •  Robert John Burke

The Founding of a Republic (2009)

The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Han Sanping  •  Huang Jianxin
CAST:  Tang Guoqiang  •  Zhang Guoli  •  Ning Jing  •  Zhang Ziyi

The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of the Communist ascendancy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Han Sanping  •  Huang Jianxin
CAST:  Tang Guoqiang  •  Zhang Guoli  •  Ning Jing  •  Zhang Ziyi

Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)

Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown into the mix, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kwan
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Phoebe Kut  •  Hollie Lo  •  Lester Chan

Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown into the mix, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julia Kwan
CAST:  Vivian Wu  •  Phoebe Kut  •  Hollie Lo  •  Lester Chan
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