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Best Chinese Actress

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by Anonymousreply 2704/11/2013

I voted for Gong Li because ALL of her movies with Zhang Yimou are excellent.

by Anonymousreply 104/09/2013

Oh for fuck's sake

by Anonymousreply 204/09/2013

Anna May Wong.

THREAD CLOSED.

Okay?

by Anonymousreply 304/09/2013

What R2?

by Anonymousreply 404/09/2013

I imagine R2 is reacting to OP's random list of actresses from China and as well as Chinese-American/-Canadian/-Malaysian etc. actresses.

by Anonymousreply 504/09/2013

Gong Li. Is there really a debate here?

by Anonymousreply 604/09/2013

None of these women are on a par with Naranbaatar Narantsegseg, of course.

They just had the bad luck to be born on the wrong side of the Great Wall.

by Anonymousreply 704/09/2013

Luise Rainier

by Anonymousreply 804/09/2013

Nancy Kwan for Oriental Pearl Cream

by Anonymousreply 904/09/2013

Gong Li. No question. Without a doubt.

Nancy Kwan was a lightweight.

by Anonymousreply 1004/09/2013

Her name is MIchele Yeoh, not Michele Yeon.

And she's Malaysian, not Chinese.

by Anonymousreply 1104/09/2013

MIchelle OH!

by Anonymousreply 1204/09/2013

Maggie Cheung

by Anonymousreply 1304/10/2013

Pat Suzuki

by Anonymousreply 1404/10/2013

Sandra Oh

by Anonymousreply 1504/10/2013

Obviously Gong Li. Maybe the poll should be: 2nd Best Chinese Actress.

by Anonymousreply 1604/10/2013

B.D. Wong

by Anonymousreply 1704/10/2013

Probably Gong Li, though Maggie Cheung is a very close 2nd.

Maggie is fluent in English, it's a pity she's never pursued a full-blown career in England or Hollywood. Though it's likely she's been able to keep her reputation and mystique intact by avoiding the inevitable stereotypes and dreck Hollywood would have offered her.

Li went Hollywood. The material wasn't great, but she still did a good job.

by Anonymousreply 1804/10/2013

There's more than one?

by Anonymousreply 1904/10/2013

That lady who says "We need more Calgon!"

by Anonymousreply 2004/10/2013

[quote]Maybe the poll should be: 2nd Best Chinese Actress.

Second only to Li Gong is Maggie Cheung, who was not on the list.

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2013

[quote]Li went Hollywood.

Bullshit. She starred in a handful of movies where being asian was required - Memoirs of a Geisha for one.

by Anonymousreply 2204/10/2013

What's wrong with including Malaysian actresses? Are you saying they're not Chinese?

by Anonymousreply 2304/11/2013

Miss Swan

by Anonymousreply 2404/11/2013

I can do Chinese.

by Anonymousreply 2504/11/2013

R22, I used the term "went Hollywood" as a short term to indicate Li, unlike Cheung, has made English-language studio movies. It wasn't meant to be derisive. I was just being lazy. I'm a fan of hers and she can do whatever the fuck she likes and even if it's shit, it wouldn't affect my opinion that she gave some of the most amazing performances in the early 90's. Her cinematic legacy is ensured.

by Anonymousreply 2604/11/2013

Hey, why aren't I on that list!?! Bore, bore bore!

by Anonymousreply 2704/11/2013
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