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      Wayne Wang

      Wayne Wang

      Highest Rated: 96% Chan Is Missing (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 17% Slamdance (1987)

      Birthday: Jan 12, 1949

      Birthplace: Hong Kong

      Born in Hong Kong and based in America, director Wayne Wang studied photography, film, TV and painting in the US before landing several directorial assignments in his homeland (these included the Chinese episodes of Robert Clouse's "The Golden Needles" in 1974 and a popular TV show based on "All in the Family"). He returned to the US and scraped together $22,000 to complete "Chan is Missing" (1982), a hip, Zen-inspired San Francisco detective story. This landmark independent film became a critical and commercial success for its rare, authentic slice of Asian-American life in a sometimes wildly comic narrative that straddled genres. The film remains an inspirational touchstone for Asian-American filmmakers attempting to get their voices heard in the American cinema.

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      92% 83% Coming Home Again Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet While the Women Are Sleeping Director - 2016
      No Score Yet 25% Soul of a Banquet Director,
      Producer
      - 2014
      22% 48% Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Director $1.3M 2011
      No Score Yet 25% The Princess of Nebraska Director - 2007
      79% 54% A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Director,
      Producer
      $76.1K 2007
      55% 67% Last Holiday Director $38.4M 2006
      55% 63% Because of Winn-Dixie Director $32.6M 2005
      38% 43% Maid in Manhattan Director $93.8M 2002
      34% 40% The Center of the World Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $1.1M 2001
      64% 55% Anywhere but Here Director $18.7M 1999
      64% 54% Chinese Box Director $2.2M 1997
      43% 76% Blue in the Face Director,
      Writer
      $586.3K 1995
      88% 89% Smoke Director $8.3M 1995
      86% 89% The Joy Luck Club Director $32.8M 1993
      No Score Yet 48% Eat a Bowl of Tea Director $95.2K 1989
      No Score Yet 43% Life Is Cheap ... but Toilet Paper Is Expensive Director - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Is Cheap Director - 1989
      17% 54% Slamdance Director $125.3K 1987
      88% 48% Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart Director,
      Producer
      - 1985
      96% 75% Chan Is Missing Director,
      Writer,
      Producer,
      Film Editing
      - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man, a Woman, and a Killer Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1975