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Ye Liu

Highest Rated:   100% Saving Mr. Wu (2015)
Lowest Rated:   13% Police Story: Lockdown (2015)
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Birthplace:   Jilin, China
A Chinese actor who specialized in quietly effective, psychologically complex roles (nearly always in dramas), Liu Ye first took his onscreen bow during the late '90s, but didn't achieve international crossover success until 2005, with the U.S. release of Dai Sijie's period comedy drama-cum-film à clef Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. In that film, Liu tackled one of the lead roles; he played Ma, one of two young men sent to a mountain village during the 1970s Chinese Cultural Revolution and instilled with Maoist principles. Even the Western critics who responded negatively to the film singled out Liu's fine work in it, thus paving the way for many additional assignments. Liu succeeded Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by teaming up with numerous acclaimed Chinese filmmakers, including Lou Ye (Purple Butterfly, 2003), Hou Yong (Jasmine Woman, 2004), and Zhang Yimou (Curse of the Golden Flower, 2006), then took his Hollywood bow under the aegis of Chinese-American director Chen Shi-Zeng, with a lead in the 2007 Dark Matter, opposite Meryl Streep and Aidan Quinn. In that film, based on a true story, Liu played a Chinese student who travels to the United States and tries to advance his theory of dark matter, but finds his attempts complicated by political concerns -- which soon leads to devastating tragedy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cock and Bull
  • Actor
$82.7k 2016
100% Saving Mr. Wu
  • Actor
$80.3k 2015
13% Police Story: Lockdown
  • Wu Jiang
2015
No Score Yet Beijing, New York
  • Lenny
2015
No Score Yet Chu zi Xi zi Pi zi (The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel)
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet The Last Supper (Wang de sheng yan)
  • Actor
2012
25% The Beginning of a Great Revival
  • Mao Tse-tung
$0.2M 2011
No Score Yet A Beautiful Life (Bu Zai Rang Ni Gu Dan)
  • Fang Zhendong
$66.6k 2011
92% City of Life and Death
  • Lu Jianxiong
$69.3k 2011
No Score Yet Ai chu se (Color Me Love)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Connected (Bo chi tung wah)
  • Kidnapper
2008
40% Dark Matter
  • Liu Xing
2008
No Score Yet Ying han (Underdog Knight)
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Tian tang kou (Blood Brothers)
  • Actor
2007
67% Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Crown Prince Wan
$6.5M 2006
31% The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji)
  • Snow Wolf
$0.7M 2005
No Score Yet Ah sou (Mob Sister)
  • Actor
2005
77% Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
  • Ma
$0.4M 2005
No Score Yet Foliage
  • Actor
2004
45% Purple Butterfly (Zi hudie)
  • Situ
2004
No Score Yet Mo li hua kai (Jasmine Women)
  • Actor
2004
66% Lan Yu
  • Lan Yu
2002
No Score Yet Tian shang de lian ren
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Sky Lover
  • Actor
1999

Quotes from Ye Liu's Characters