Chun Gen (Ti Lung) in “Before We Forget”. “I’ve kicked out directors because they were unreliable,” said Ti Lung. Best known for his roles in martial arts dramas and crime/gangster films, Ti Lung’s screen career began in 1969 with the film “Return of the One-Armed Swordsman”.
This year’s Oscar nominations have reflected the Academy’s efforts to be more inclusive. This change can be attributed to the Academy’s leader, President Cheryl Boon Isaacs, who has diversified the ranks so that a greater variety of films are taken into consideration. Despite an increasing amount of Hollywood ticket sales coming from Asia, there are still very few Asian films represented, even under the Foreign Language Film categories.