Liu Ye as Lenny

Liu Ye started acting when he was young. Liu was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a young postman in one of his first films, 'Postman In The Mountain', at the 1999 Golden Rooster Awards. Shortly after that, he won Best Actor at the 38th Golden Horse Awards for his performance in 'Lan Yu'. Three years later, he clinched Best Actor with his role in 'The Foliage' at the 24th Golden Rooster Awards. In addition, several of Liu's films have also been featured in many international film festivals.

From simple, honest, and down-to-earth "peasant-like" roles, introvert and melancholic personas, to manly and Casanova roles, Liu has not only convinced audiences, but also well-established international directors, of his remarkable acting skills. He has been openly praised and roped in by directors such as Stanley Kwan, Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and John Woo. Liu's first Hollywood film, Dark Matter, also starring actress Meryl Streep, is inspired by a true story set in the early 1990s.

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