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Birth Name: Wayne Wang
Born: 01/12/1949
Birth Place: Hong Kong

Wang's second film, "Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart" (1984), again centered on San Francisco's Chinese-American community. The film playfully yet poignantly examines familial relationships, particularly between a Chinese mother and her American-born daughter. It also celebrates Asian cuisine with almost every scene having someone eating something. Wang's next project was a resounding flop both critically and commercially. "Slamdance" (1987), the director's first non-Asian subject, starred Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Harry Dean Stanton in an uninspired melodrama about an underground cartoonist/artist framed for murder. Wang got back on track as one of America's most interesting... Continue Bio >>



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