I'm stoned and watching Gong Li in the movie "The Princess and the Assassin", one of the few movies of hers I have not seen. She makes my heart beat louder, I swear to God.
The feeling she creates in me is somewhat sexual, but so much more than that. It's more like awe.
I will never find her uninteresting.
I've seen her act. Gong Li would have never made it on my show.
Yes, she's mesmerizing. I could not take my eyes off of her while watching Miami Vice and at the time I found Colin Farrell so hot. Go figure!
Fuck you R1, I'm being serious!
Also, I meant "The Emperor and the Assassin."
She is incredible, but I hate that train movie she made - incomprehensible.
She is so HOT in the movies 'Memoirs of a Geisha', 'Eros', 'Hannibal Rising' and in 'Shanghai'. She is also a great actress!
She was spellbinding in Wong Kar-Wai's "2046," the sequel to "In The Mood For Love."
She (and Zhang Ziyi)spoke Mandarin in the film, whereas Tony Leung spoke Cantonese, so if you were aware that they were speaking different languages to each other, it was very strange effect. But they all made it work, such is their skill as actors.
Yes Gong Li and Joan Chen are the best Chinese actresses in my opinion and both are rare beauties.
Thank *god* they made "Memoirs of a Geisha" with her and other divas Chinese cinema. Though it might have looked more authentic with Japanese actresses, I can't imagine it would have been nearly as fun to watch.
I enjoyed a lot ''Memoirs of a Geisha''too. It has also an excellent soundtrack.
The real beauties are the actresses who played Hatsimomo in Memoirs and the other one who played the singing opera wife in Raise The Red Lanterns. Sorry, but Li comes across as a peasant farmer. Sure, she's fine but not breathtaking like those other gals.
Oops, sorry, I was thinking of the top star in Memoirs of a Geisha. Gong Li, she's the fucking bomb. So very sorry. Forgive me.
She should get a talk show, call it... hmm... THE GONG Show
She's a whore, 親愛的
If you put her on screen in the same shot as Ryan Gosling fucking Joseph Gordon Levitt's brains out, I think Gong Li would still hold my attention. Good example of having "it".
You made me laugh R16, because I don't disagree with you, but I still say Gong Li is special. I don't need to be high to see that, honestly.
Julie Chen is a ravishing beauty and a great talent.
She was to die for gorgeous in "Raise the Red Lantern" which is also a pretty good flick.
who cares op?
Yeah that was a good one, R36. I got all Gong Li DVDs from Netflix today, so I 'm going to do a marathon this weekend.
[quote]She (and Zhang Ziyi)spoke Mandarin in the film, whereas Tony Leung spoke Cantonese, so if you were aware that they were speaking different languages to each other, it was very strange effect. But they all made it work, such is their skill as actors.
Thanks for that bit of info R12. I never knew that! (It's info like this that makes DL worth coming to.) It'll make 2046 more interesting if ever I get a chance to see the movie again.
Anyway, I always thought Gong Li was at her best in Zhang Yimou's fabulous films - maybe with the exception of the last two. Her performance in To Live is truly sublime.
I love Gong Li in The Story of Qui Ju .
This is a very unique sort of film. I love the way the story is told visually. Li gives an extraordinary performance - it's not the least bit glamorous - her looks are incidental.
Li Gong is the new Gong Li.
She was so glamorous and Garbo-esque in "Miami Vice."
She has a very sensual presence. And don't forget Farewell my Concubine, great film.
In western films she is cast for her beauty and object value. In Chinese films she is cast as an actress telling a story.
I haven't seen yet the ' Curse of the Golden Flower'. Is it good or it lacks a good scenario?
Make a thread for JOAN CHEN bitches.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Yes, Gong Li is beautiful. You can show gorgeous pictures of her for days though and it wouldn't explain her tremendous appeal to me. It is the force of her personality that makes her so special, not her looks.
She reminds me of young Streep in a way. Fierce like in Manhattan - before Meryl wanted us to love her.
Why did she leave "The View?" It was better with her than it is with Hassleback.