Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung

  • Born: 1964-9-20
  • Birthplace: China Hong Kong
  • Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
  • Profession: Actor, singer, songwriter, director, screenwriter
  • Nationality: China
  • Representative Works: In the Mood for Love, Almost a Love Story, Center Stage, Days of Being Wild, Green Snake, Hero, New Dragon Gate Inn, The Soong Sisters, Clean
  • Maggie Cheung (Maggie Cheung), born in Hong Kong, China on September 20, 1964, is a Chinese film and television actress and singer, and a national A stage actor . He graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a Ph.D. [1-3]  .
    In 1983, he debuted after winning the runner-up of Miss Hong Kong Beauty Pageant. In 1984, starred in his first TVB TV series " Rainbow Round My Shoulder ", thus officially entering the showbiz [4]  . In 1989, with the feature film " Full moon in New York ", won the 26th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Award [5]  . In 1990, with the romance film " A fishy story ", she won the Best Actress Award at the 9th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards [6]  .
    In 1992, the biopic " Center Stage " starring him was released. With this MOVIE, Maggie Cheung won the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival Best Actress Award, the 28th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Award and other awards, becoming the first in China to win performance awards in the three major European MOVIE festivals. Actress [7]  .
    In 1996, starring in the literary film " Almost a Love Story ", won the 34th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Award, the 16th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards Best Actress Award and other awards [8-9]  . In 1998, with the feature film " The Soong Sisters ", he won the Best Actress Award at the 17th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards [10]  .
    In 2000, the cooperation and Tony Leung Chiu Wai, starring romance " an In at The Mood for Love ", get the 37th Golden Horse Awards for best actress, at The 20th Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress [11]  . In 2003, the martial arts film " Hero " he participated in was nominated for the Oscars Best Foreign Language Film Award.
    In 2004, with the French film " Clean ", she won the Best Actress Award at the 57th Cannes International MOVIE Festival , becoming the first Cannes film queen in Asia [12]  . Since then, gradually faded out of the film world. [13]  .
    In 2014, he signed a contract with Modern Sky and officially entered the music scene. In 2015, he released the song " If You Were Gone " composed and written by himself [14]  . In 2017, he became a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has the right to vote for the judges of Oscars in the United States . [15] 

    Early Experience

    Maggie Cheung was born in Hong Kong, China on September 20, 1964 (Mid-Autumn Festival) and studied at St. Paul Primary School in Hong Kong   . When he was 8 years old, he moved to the UK with his family   and spent his youth in Kent, England. Maggie Cheung was strictly disciplined by her mother in the traditional way since she was a child   . After graduating from high school, she worked as a clerk in a bookstore in London   . In 1982, Maggie Cheung was picked up by the scouts of the advertising agency during his vacation in Hong Kong, and then began to work as a part-time model   .

    Performing Experience

    Wireless period
    In 1983, Maggie Cheung won the runner-up of the Miss HongKong beauty pageant and Miss Hong Kong 's most photogenic, and thus entered the entertainment industry   . In the same year, she went to the United Kingdom to participate in the " Miss World Pageant" and was selected as the top 15   ; after that, she signed a contract with Television Broadcasts Limited  . When he first entered "Wireless", he participated in summer programs such as "Wild Wild" and "I Love Nature"   .
    In 1984, he starred in his first TV series " Rainbow Round My Shoulder "   , which attracted the attention of director Jing Wong after the show was broadcast , so Jing Wong invited Maggie Cheung to star in the comedy MOVIE " Prince Charming ", which also became Maggie Cheung's major Screen debut   ; on October 3, the love MOVIE " Behind the Yellow Line " co-starred with Leslie Cheung and Anita Mui was released. She played the beautiful appearance of Monica in the film and was nominated for the 4th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards with this film Best New Actor Award ; In the same year, he co-starred with Tony Leung Chiu Wai in the fashion police drama " Police Cadet " and played Xie Yingzhi, who was left out by her boyfriend .  
    Golden Harvest Period
    In January 1985, Chen Ziqiang, a contract manager, joined Jiahe MOVIE. After that, Chen Ziqiang recommended Maggie Cheung to Jackie Chan and asked her to act as the heroine in the police film " Police Story " directed by Jackie Chan   . Maggie Cheung refused to use a stand-in. After the   film was released, the film won the 5th Hong Kong MOVIE Film Awards Best Picture Award, and Maggie Cheung also gained attention in the film world with the film ; in the same year, played the role of Princess Liucheng in the martial arts drama " The Fallen Family " Duan Liuer ; On September 23, the costume drama " The Yang's Saga " co-starred with Andy Lau , Tony Leung Chiu Wai, and Chow Yun Fat was broadcast. This drama became the last TV series starring Maggie Cheung .     
    In February 1986, he played the beautiful rich golden rose in the love MOVIE " Story of Rose ". After the film was released, it broke the box office record of the literary film in Hong Kong   ; in July, starred in the comedy MOVIE " Happy Ghost III ", In the film, she played the female ghost Xu Banxiang, who was a violent female singer before her death; on October 17, the action film " The Seventh Curse " co-starring with Chow Yun Fat was released   .
    In April 1987, starring in love MOVIE " Sister cupid ", playing the self-sacrificing ghost Xiaoyu in the film  ; On August 19, the action comedy " Project A II " starring Jackie Chan was released; in the same year, he starred in the comedy MOVIE " The Romancing Stars " and played the role of Dong Dong   , an employee of the beauty center ; in the same year, starring Sylvia Chang and other directors. MOVIE " The Game They Call Sex "; in the same year, starred in Wang Jie's " A Game A Dream " Music Video. 
    In 1988, in the action film " As Tears Go by " directed by Wong Kar-wai , she played the innocent and innocent heroine A'e. Maggie Cheung established her acting style through this MOVIE and was nominated for the 8th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards for Best Female Leading role award   ; on August 20, the action film " Police Story Sequel " co-starring with Jackie Chan was released. Maggie Cheung played Chen Jiaju’s girlfriend Ami; in the same year, he starred in the drama " Last Romance " and played Wen Jing in the film Rich daughter Jiang Nansun.
    In 1989, she played the capable actress Li Fengjiao in the feature film "Full moon in New York". The film won the 26th Golden Horse Awards for Best Picture, and Maggie Cheung won the Best Actress Award   for this film . It was also the first MOVIE award she personally won; in the same year, she starred in the love MOVIE " A fishy story " and played Huang Xiaoyu , who loves vanity but is kind-hearted in nature.
    In 1990, with the comedy romance " A fishy story " won the 9th Hong Kong MOVIE Film Awards Best Actress Award   ; later, in the drama " Song of The Exile ", played Xiaoen who was separated from his mother since childhood; in the same year, with co-star Tony Leung drama " Farewell China ", and by virtue of the film won the Turin international MOVIE Festival special jury Prize   ; in November, the romance " Red Dust plays self-reliance month Phoenix", the film won The 27th Golden Horse Awards Best Film Award, and Maggie Cheung also won the 27nd Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actress Award for this MOVIE , nominated for the 10th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards Best Supporting Actress Award   ; December 15, The starring feature film " Days of Being Wild " was released, and Maggie Cheung played the subtle and determined conductor Su Lizhen in the film   .
    In 1991, he starred in the biopic " Center Stage ", played the center stage of the Chinese silent movie star in the film, and participated in the design of the characters in the film. The film was shortlisted in the main competition unit of the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival . Maggie Cheung also won the Best Actress Award at the 42nd Berlin International Film Festival the following year for the film , becoming the first actor in China to win a performance award at the Berlin International Film Festival   ; in the same year, she played Qingchun in the Love MOVIE " Seung sing gusi " The beautiful Olive   .
    On January 25, 1992, the action film " Twin Dragons " co-starring with Jackie Chan was released. Maggie Cheung played Barbara   , a singer who sang in a bar due to life distress ; on the same day, the comedy " All's " co-starred with Stephen Chow "Well, Ends Well " was released. The film won the runner-up in the annual box office rankings of Hong Kong with a box office of 48.99 million Hong Kong dollars in Hong Kong   ; in August, it portrayed the inn proprietress in the martial arts MOVIE " New Dragon Gate Inn ". Charming, coquettish but kind, the film was considered by the media to be a transformation of Hong Kong martial arts MOVIE, and Maggie Cheung also nominated the 12th Hong Kong MOVIE Film Awards for Best Actress Award   ; December 3 , The starring love MOVIE " True Love " was released; in the same year, with the drama " Center Stage " won the 28th Chicago International Film Festival Best Actress Award   .
    In 1993, he won the Best Actress Award at the 12th Hong Kong MOVIE Film Awards and the Best Actress Award at the 3rd Japan Film Critics Association Awards with the love film " Center Stage " ; in February, starred in the action fantasy MOVIE " The Heroic Trio" "In the film, she plays the righteous female catcher Chen Qi; on April 3, the action MOVIE " The Bare-Footed Kid " co-starring with Aaron Kwok and Wu Qianlian was released; in June, she went to Yulin, Shaanxi to film the martial arts MOVIE " Ashes " of Time ", plays a woman who is withered by love ; on July 29, the comedy MOVIE " The Mad Monk " co-starring with Stephen Chow was released; in September, starring in the science fiction comedy " Heroic Trio 2: Executioners ", In the film, she played Chen Qi, a powerful female knight ; in November, she played the enchanting snake demon Xiaoqing in the costume MOVIE " Green Snake " .      
    Production reduction period
    In 1994, Maggie Cheung announced her retirement. In 1996, return to the film and began to develop in the international arena; the same year, starring, directed by French director Olivier Assayas feature film " Irma Vep ", which is the first part French film starring Maggie Cheung; then, in order to " Irma Vep medium" The styling appeared on the cover of the British MOVIE Academy Proceedings " Sight and Sound "; on November 2nd, the love MOVIE " Almost a Love Story " co-starring with Liming was released. Maggie Cheung played the shrewd but kind Li Qiao in the film , The film was selected as the second place among the top ten best films of the year by Time in the United States the following year , and won the Best Film Award at the 16th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards, the Best Feature Film Award at the 34th Golden Horse Awards , and the United States The Seattle International MOVIE Festival Best Picture Award and other awards, and Maggie Cheung also won the 34th Golden Horse Awards Best Actress Award, the 42nd Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Actress Award, and the 16th Hong Kong MOVIE Golden Statue for this MOVIE. Award for Best Actress Award and other awards   .
    In 1997, as the 47th Festival Berlin International Film Main Competition Jury members; the same year, in the biopic " at The Soong Sisters played in" Sun Yat-SEN Madame Soong Ching Ling , and this is their first time playing revolutionary leader   , the film won the first 17 The best co-produced feature film at the China MOVIE Golden Rooster Awards , Maggie Cheung won the Best Actress Award at the 17th Hong Kong MOVIE Awards for this film   .
    In 1998, he appeared on the runway of Paris Fashion Week for the Hermes Autumn/Winter collection, becoming the first Chinese actor to show on the International Fashion Week   .
    In 1999, he served as a member of the jury for the main competition unit of the 56th Venice International MOVIE Festival  ; in the same year, he starred in the French comedy " King of Kung-Fu Augustin, roi du Kung-fu ", and played the acupuncturist Miss Ling who had left his hometown in the film. And for the first time to interpret the roles in the film in French   .
    In 2000, starring in the love MOVIE " In the Mood for Love " and playing the noble and elegant Su Lizhen in the film. With her performance in the film, Maggie Cheung was selected as the 43rd among the 51 great performances neglected by the Oscars in " Entertainment Weekly " in the United States . bit ", has won the 20th Hong Kong film Awards best actress Award at the 37th Golden Horse Awards for best actress, after release of the film to get the 26th French mOVIE Caesar Award for best Foreign language film Award, the Lola Awards best Foreign Language Film Awards, British Independent Film Awards Best Foreign Language Film Awards and other awards, and was selected by the British magazine " Sight and Sound " as "No. 24 in the 50 Great Film History Films"   ; in the same year, he made fashion films for the French magazine " VOGUE "; in addition, , She also co-starred in Love MOVIE " Sausalito..... " with Liming   .
    In April 2001, he appeared on the cover of " Japan MOVIE ". In 2002, he starred in the martial arts MOVIE " Hero " directed by Zhang Yimou , and played the cold-blooded daughter of General Zhao Guo, Feixue. The film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award in the 75th Academy Awards and the 59th American MOVIE TV Golden Globe Awards Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Award   , and Maggie Cheung also nominated the 22th Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Actress for the film   ; in January, she appeared on the cover of the Asian version of Time in the United States   .
    In 2003, starring in the drama " Clean " directed by Olivier Assayas , in which she played the role of female rock singer Emily who tried to get rid of the shadow of drugs. Maggie Cheung learned French for the film and used English, French and English in the film. In three languages, Cantonese, she also sang four episodes for the film, including "Strawberry Stain" and "Down in the Light"   .
    In May 2004, he won the Best Actress Award at the 57th Cannes International MOVIE Festival for the feature film " Clean " , becoming the first actor in Asia to receive the award ; in June, he became the cover character of the inaugural issue of " Southern People Weekly " ; September France Paris City Hall awarded the Gold Medal Maggie Cheung ; the same year, boarded the " ELLE cover", "Madame Figaro" and other international newspapers; in October, the US Hawaii international Festival MOVIE performance Achievement Award, and served as the festival's session MOVIE Judges ; after that, they formally stopped filming and followed indie musicians to learn rock music .     
    Shadow period
    In 2005, he won the Montreal International MOVIE Festival Artistic Achievement Award; in July, he won the Asian American International MOVIE Festival Performing Arts Award   ; in November , he was selected as one of the "100 Chinese MOVIE 100 Years" in the selection activities held by the Chinese MOVIE Performing Arts Society One of the outstanding actors"   ; at the end of the year, he worked as a model for the American magazine " Harper's Bazaar "   .
    In May 2006, the 59th Cannes International MOVIE Festival selected Maggie Cheung 's silhouette in MOVIE " In the Mood for Love " as the official poster of the MOVIE Festival. Maggie Cheung also became the first Asian actor to appear on the official Cannes poster; In October, she became the first female artist to appear on the cover of "VOGUE Apparel and Beauty"; in November, she won the International Fashion Model Award in the Chinese Fashion Awards   .
    In January 2007, he served as the ambassador of Audi Elite Club; in February, he was selected as the " 22 Great Film Performers of 2006 " by the American " The New York Times " for his performance in the feature film " Clean " ; May , Served as a member of the jury of the main competition unit of the 60th Cannes International MOVIE Festival ; in June, won the Shanghai International Film Festival Chinese MOVIE Outstanding Contribution Award ; in December, boarded the Pirelli calendar .    
    In February 2008, he served as the guest of the Independent Spirit Awards and awarded the best foreign language film award   ; later, he won the "Fashion Icon Award" issued by " VOGUE " magazine, and was selected by the British WGSN as the "Top Ten Stars Influencing the Global Fashion Industry" "One; in the same year, he became the first global ambassador for the Piaget brand   .
    In November 2009, he attended the 46th Golden Horse Awards and awarded the best feature film award   .
    In 2010, he starred in the love MOVIE " Hot Summer Days "   ; in the same year, he became the cover character of the inaugural issue of the British art magazine " Glass "; after that, he cooperated with Isaac Juli to complete the installation art work "", Maggie Cheung plays the sea god Mazu in this work   ; September, "》MOVIE version participated in the 67th Venice International MOVIE Festival ; in December, he served as a member of the jury of Marrakech International MOVIE Festival  .
    In July 2011, The University of Edinburgh awarded Maggie Cheung an honorary doctorate   . In May 2013, he appeared on the cover of "Vogue Fashion and Beauty" for the fifth time   ; in November, he served as the ambassador of the 50th Golden Horse Awards and 50th Anniversary Celebration   ; in the same year, he participated in the performance of the installation art work ""In the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
    In March 2014, he signed a contract with the independent music company Modern Sky to enter the music scene   ; in May, he participated in the Strawberry Music Festival in Beijing and Shanghai   ; in December, he was selected as the "All Time Best 100" by the Japanese MOVIE magazine "MOVIE" 22nd among foreign movie stars".
    In August 2015, she wrote and sang the theme song " If You Were Gone " for the love MOVIE " Cities In Love " . This is the first time she wrote the theme song for MOVIE. In addition to writing lyrics, she also served as the producer of this song ; On August 10th, "If You Were Gone" Music Video was officially released. In the rolling subtitles at the end of the film, "Maggie Cheung" appeared for the first time as the creator of the theme song .  
    On November 11, 2016, he released his first official single in his music career " Look In My Eyes " , wrote solo lyrics, participated in the composition and arrangement, and self-edited, directed and edited Music Video   ; November 19, participated in the outdoor recording The food reality show " Chef Nic Season Ⅲ " was broadcast on Zhejiang Satellite TV   . She also served as a British tour guide in the show, and the show was her first variety show .
    In June 2017, he became a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has the right to vote for the judges of Oscars  . In June 2019, he served as the guest of Mango TV's first variety show " Youth Can Expect "   . In September 2020, she won the National Top Ten MOVIE Actress Award at the New Era International MOVIE Festival celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China   .

    Personal Life

    family
    Maggie Cheung's parents are both Shanghainese, and there is a sister in the family. After his parents divorced, Maggie Cheung lives with his mother   .
    emotion
    Maggie Cheung met and fell in love with director Derek Tung-Shing Yee at a birthday party in 1987, and broke up in 1990   .
    In 1997, Maggie Cheung fell in love with French director Olivier Assayas . At the end of 1998, the two got married in Paris, and they divorced in May 2002 due to little gatherings   .

    Character Evaluation

    As a top actress in the Chinese film world   , Maggie Cheung not only shines in the film world with her amorous personal charm, but also attracts attention because of her multiple awards in the film world. Not only has she won enough awards to outstrip Chinese actresses, but the frequency of winning awards is also rare in the world of film   . Maggie Cheung's acting career has witnessed the brilliant achievements of the Chinese film industry; since the filming, she has made extraordinary achievements in the field of art MOVIE  , Portraying classic characters such as Jin Xiangyu, Li Qiao, Su Lizhen   .
    In Maggie Cheung's acting career, being able to play a variety of roles is an important feature of her performing arts. Whether it is wearing ancient clothes, holding a knife and gun, or wearing a cheongsam, walking on the wind and moon field, she is able to complete the performance mission brilliantly, just like a girl with a thousand faces. In MOVIE, she is good at showing different loves of different characters. Whether it is pure, innocent, or shrewd and powerful, the screen image it creates is always lifelike and different.  . Maggie Cheung is able to show the unique charm of the character while shaping the character with a thousand faces. In MOVIE's " Clean ", she not only portrays the heroine's psychological process from being angry and surly, self-defeating to returning to normal, but also conquering the audience with two diametrically opposed performance styles   .
    Maggie Cheung has formed a natural and smooth performance style through her innate savvy and acquired hard work. She didn't deliberately express the character when she created the character, nor did she pretend to be deep or frivolous. In " New Dragon Gate Inn ", Maggie Cheung's performance is just right. She vividly displays the complex psychology of the characters wandering between evil and righteousness, and her freely retractable performance is integrated and just like natural. In "Almost a Love Story", she portrayed Li Qiao to the brilliance, and her natural acting style makes it difficult for the audience to distinguish between actors and roles. If nature is the overall characteristic of Maggie Cheung's performance style, then depth is the inherent characteristic of Maggie Cheung's performance style.
    She has played a series of complicated characters in the film for many years, and she has shown the inner world of the characters quite deeply. In " In the Mood for Love ", she uses subtle eyes, expressions and movements to convey the inner emotions of the heroine. The depth in nature has become the main feature of Maggie Cheung's performance in the film. In addition, in " Red Dust " " Center Stage " and other films, Maggie Cheung's performances have considerable depth of thought and emotion. Even in some commercial movies, their performances are also layered and varied  .
    Speaking of Maggie, everyone might think of her role on the big screen and the status of an international superstar. In fact, her enthusiasm for music is very contagious. This theme song was also created after she understood the story of the film and combined her own emotional experience and insights   .
    Since signing and participating in the Strawberry Music Festival in 2014 , Maggie Cheung has never changed her original intention of music. She performed the songs in person, completely out of the support and encouragement of a senior MOVIE person to the new directors and actors   .
    Extended Reading
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    As Tears Go By quotes

    • Wah: People like us don't have tomorrows

    • Wah: I did a lot of things for our godfather too. By the age of 14, I was already getting paid to kill. I've got more guts than most guys, right? But look at me now. I'm just an ordinary guy!

      Fly: At least you were a hotshot for a while! But what about me? What about me? Everyone looks down on me. Does that make you happy? People think I'm nothing, like some stray dog just following you around! Did you know that? I'd rather be a hero for one day than go on being a fly all my life!