Zhang Ziyi Named Actress of the Decade
Chinese thespian Zhang Ziyi has been named Actress of the Decade by organizers of CineAsia.
In 1999, it was at CineAsia where the then-little-known graduate of the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing was awarded the Star of Tomorrow prize.
Though few Chinese films have crossed over to the West commercially, Zhang’s career outside China, and her role as an ambassador for Chinese film, has blossomed.
The 31-year-old actress who last year appeared in the 2009 Chinese box office hit romantic comedy Sophie’s Revenge is taking time off to go to CineAsia from filming Wong’s version of the life of Bruce Lee’s trainer, Ip Man, set to be called The Grandmasters.