Ang Lee has become one of today’s greatest contemporary filmmakers. Ang was born in Taiwan and came to the U.S. to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He then went on to receive a Masters Degree in Film Production at New York University. Honors and awards include Best Foreign Film Oscar nomination for Eat Drink Man Woman (1994), Best Picture Oscar nomination and Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Sense and Sensibility (1995), and was named Best Director by the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle in 1995. Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), considered one of his greatest works, is a sprawling period film and martial-arts epic that dealt with love, loyalty, and loss. It swept the 2000 Oscar nominations, winning Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Best Director at the Golden Globes, and became the highest grossing foreign-language film ever released in America. Lee went on to receive the Best Director Oscar for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and then Best Director again in 2013 for Life of Pi (2012).