Wong Kar-wai is a Chinese filmmaker internationally famed for his films such as 1988's As Tears Go By, 1995's Fallen Angels, 2000's In the Mood for Loveand 2013's Grandmaster. He is regarded as one of the most successful and widely-acclaimed Hong Kong film directors of all time.
He is the last child among three children. His marriage to Esther produced only one child, a son named Cheng.
Throughout his career, he has won numerous awards, including multiple European Film Awards and Hong Kong Film Awards. In 1997, he made history by becoming the first Chinese to ever win the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.
He never attended a film school.
He is rarely seen in public without his sunglasses.
He has inspired a number of famous directors, including Hollywood director Quentin Tarantino.
is a famous Chinese director,
who was born on
July 17, 1958. As a person born on this date, Wong Kar-wai is listed in our database as the 18th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 17) and the 63rd most popular for the year (1958).
People born on July 17
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Wong Kar-wai is the 573rd most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Wong Kar-wai's birthday, Wong Kar-wai is the 16th most famous Chinese and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Shanghai, China.
In general, Wong Kar-wai ranks as the 6862nd
most popular famous person, and the 87th most popular director of all time.
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