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    Tang Wei (simplified Chinese: 汤唯; traditional Chinese: 湯唯; pinyin: Tāng Wi) (born 7 October 1979) is a Chinese actress. She was selected from more than 10,000 actresses[1] and recently appeared in Ang Lee's Lust, Caution (Winner of the 2007 Golden Lion award), co-starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Joan Chen, and Lee-Hom Wang. Tang Wei is also an aspiring writer and director.



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    About the picture --- Hmm...Something about her jawline and smile is slightly distrubing, but her eyes are nice (credit due to her eye makeup).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suet Seung View Post
    About the picture --- Hmm...Something about her jawline and smile is slightly distrubing, but her eyes are nice (credit due to her eye makeup).
    jmm i agree, maybe her face is a bit too wide
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    selected from 10,000 actresses.. gosh the media sure knows how to exaggerate...
    from that pic.. she's ok.. not very pretty..ok looking.. her nose is biggest flaw..not tall enough

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    http://www.asianpopcorn.com/default.asp?Display=1124



    In "Lust, Caution," the uncanny ability of Tang Wei -- in her feature film debut -- to exhibit internal conflict provides the window into the movie's soul. As director Ang Lee explains, it's the paradox of human nature that pits us in a constant battle between wanting to expose ourselves and share our feelings, while also attempting to keep things secret.

    "When people do expose themselves, there's a tendency to polish it," explains Lee. "Except for Tang Wei. She's exceptional. She has the naivete of a first-timer and the talent of believing while forgetting about everything else."

    Carrying a project of this magnitude on one's shoulders, a once-in-a-career opportunity for most actresses, was a particularly tricky proposition, especially given the Pirandellian nature of playing a role within a role: Wong Chia Chi, an idealistic would-be Chinese actress recently abandoned by her father during WWII; and Ms. Mak, a role Wong plays to seduce a Japanese collaborator with the purpose of assassinating him. Tang so immersed herself into the dual part that it took her months after the shoot to re-establish her own identity.

    Her first meeting with Lee didn't occur under the most ideal circumstances: a family crisis prevented her from getting any sleep the night before, and her voice was practically shot. But her vulnerability worked in her favor.

    "I think I opened my heart," explains the 27-year-old about how Lee settled on her after considering more than a thousand other candidates. "This was the most important thing to Ang. He wanted to find an actress who could give all of herself to the character, because (Wong Chia Chi) gives all of herself to the part she performs. Ang could sense this."

    One of the astonishing aspects of Tang's talent is her ability to show emotion. Her passion draws the audience in, and it influences everyone around her.

    "I think it's very important for her character," explains Lee. "She's easily emotionally charged, and (the audience as well as the other characters) believe in the charged emotion more than real life. The acting is fake, but the crying is real. And that's excitement."
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    She's not the most beautiful obviously but then again, she's not the conventional beauty. Anyway, as long as she's a good actress, I have no problem. Much better than a vase that can't act right?



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    Quote Originally Posted by tuoimongmo2007 View Post
    selected from 10,000 actresses.. gosh the media sure knows how to exaggerate...
    from that pic.. she's ok.. not very pretty..ok looking.. her nose is biggest flaw..not tall enough
    then 9,999 actresses?

    anyway, she's cute....

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    tang wei isn't conventionally "beautiful." Ang Lee didn't intend on someone who only looked pretty on screen for the role of Wang in Lust, Caution...and what can I say...he succeeded because TW was excellent in her first major role even though she isn't conventionally beautiful with big eyes, small face, tall nose, etc. etc...

    but after watching lust caution..WOW...I understand why Ang Lee chose her since not only is she an amazing actress who can display the emotons of her character in depth (esp. the scenes where she breaks down ..her confusion...her anguish..her sadness...her "love/hate" for Mr. Yee =[ in the movie)..but I find Tang Wei "beautiful" in the sense that she's very captivating on screen even without the so called "perfect features".

    As an actress, Tang Wei is one of the actresses that I think can actually act well and show in-depth emotions. =)

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