| 馮小剛 (traditional)|
| Feng Xiaogang|
| Film director, actor, screenwriter|
Xu Fan (m. 1999), Zhang Di (m. 1984–1999)
Hundred Flowers Award for Best Director
Golden Rooster Award for Best Writing, Asian Film Award for Best Director
Mr Six, Back to 1942, Personal Tailor, If You Are the One, Aftershock
Xu Fan, Ge You, Zhang Guoli, Guan Hu, Deng Chao
Feng Xiaogang (simplified Chinese: 冯小刚; traditional Chinese: 馮小剛; pinyin: Féng Xiǎogāng; born 1958 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese film director, screenwriter and actor. He is well known in China as being a highly successful commercial filmmaker whose comedy films do consistently well in the box office, although Feng has broken out from that mold by making drama or period drama films recently as well.
The son of a college professor and a factory nurse, he joined Beijing Military Region Art Troupe as a stage designer after high school. He began his cinema work as an art designer in Beijing Television Art Center in 1985. Later, he moved on to write screenplays. During this period, he worked closely with director Zheng Xiaolong and writer Wang Shuo (王朔).
In the late 1990s, Feng established himself in a genre called "Hesui Pian (贺岁片)", or "New Year's Celebration Films" in Chinese cinema. He probably achieved his full fame as the director of the movie The Dream Factory (1997). Having achieved success in the face of competition from Hollywood within mainland China, University of Minnesota professor, Jason McGrath, believes "The entertainment cinema of Feng Xiaogang represents a new model of a Chinese national cinema that positions itself vis-à-vis Hollywood."
Feng is renowned for making comedies in the Beijing dialect. Almost all of his films star Ge You (葛优) in a leading role. In recent years he has moved away from solely making comedy films to directing drama and period drama movies.
He married actress Xu Fan (徐帆) in 1999.
Feng Xiaogang Wikipedia