Nien-Jen Wu

About Nien-Jen Wu

Who is it?: Writer, Actor, Director
Birth Day: August 5, 1952
Birth Place: Juifang, Taipei County, Taiwan
Height: 5' 5¼" (1.66 m)
Birth Name: Wen-ching Wu

Nien-Jen Wu

Wu Nien-Jen was born in a coal miner's family in 1952. He started writing short stories for newspapers in 1975, when he...
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Popular As Nien-Jen Wu
Occupation Writer
Age 71 years old
Zodiac Sign Leo
Born August 5, 1952 (Juifang, Taipei County, Taiwan)
Birthday August 5
Town/City Juifang, Taipei County, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwan

🌙 Zodiac

Nien-Jen Wu’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Nien-Jen Wu was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Wu Nien-Jen was born in a coal miner's family in 1952. He started writing short stories for newspapers in 1975, when he was still an accounting majored college student. After writing his first screenplay in 1978, Wu entered Central Motion Picture Corporation as a creative supervisor and worked with several pioneering directors such as 'Hou Hsiao-Hsien' and Edward Yang.

Wu has since written more than 70 screenplays that were made into films, and became one of the driving forces for the New Taiwanese Cinema Movement in the early 1980's. Wu set the record of winning the most Golden Horse Awards to date, among those includes the collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Hong Kong director 'Anne Hui' on her film Song of Exile, aka Song of the Exile (1990).

His novels and screenplays also made him one of the best-selling authors in Taiwan as well. Wu Nien-Jen made his directorial debut A Borrowed Life, aka Duo sang (1994) in 1994. The award winning movie commemorates Wu's Japanese-educated, hard-working father.

The film won the Grand Prize at Torino Film Festival in Italy, and Best actor and International Critics Award in Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece. In 1996, Wu wrote and directed his second film Buddha Bless America, aka Tai ping tian guo (1996),a political satire set in the 1960s.

Besides his directing and writing career, Wu cameo in films from time to time. But it was not until he acted in a series of beer and food products commercials that his acting talent was discovered. He was cast as the leading actor in Edward Yang's latest film A One And A Two, which was critically acclaimed and won several international awards.

Wu runs his own production company Wu's Productions now, and actively writes, directs, produces and performs in both commercials and television programs.

Nien-Jen Wu Movies

  • Duo sang (1994) as Writer
  • Wu yan de shan qiu (1992) as Writer
  • Lao Mo de di er ge chun tian (1984) as Writer
  • Song of the Exile (1990) as Writer

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