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Ge You

Ge You, a native of Beijing, is one of the most celebrated actors in China, known for his sensitive and often humorous portrayals. He has worked with such internationally renowned Chinese directors as Zhang Yimou (To Live) and Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine).

Director Feng Xiaogang has collaborated with Ge You on several films and TV series. The pair are especially noted for their work on Feng's recent comedies, including Party A, Party B, Be There or Be Square, and Sorry, Baby. Many mainland critics have noted that in these films Feng and Ge have established a new image of China's ordinary man.

Ge You has won many top Chinese film awards including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Rooster Awards. In addition, he won Best Actor at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival for his work in To Live.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Ge You Facts

BirthdayApril 19, 1957 (65)
BirthplaceBeijing, People's Rep. of China

Selected Filmography

Not available.