Chang Chen is an actor of Taiwanese origin who has featured in Ang Lee’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and various other Hollywood, Taiwanese, and Chinese films. Chen is named Zhang Zhen in Mandarin and Cheung Chan in Cantonese. Chen was the public face of the clothing brand, “Lacoste,” in the year 2002. He is also the son of the Chinese actor-producer, Kuo-Chu Chang. Chan Chen started his career as a child model, featuring in various commercials and modeling assignments. Chen was also a child actor and was cast in “A Bright Summer Day” by director Wong Kar-woi. The film was the recipient of critical acclamation and had a runtime of four hours. The father-son duo of Chang-Chen played their real life roles in the movie. In the year 1997, Chen featured in another one of Wong Kar-woi’s film, “Happy Together.” In the millennium year, Chen was cast as “Dark Cloud” in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” directed by Ang Lee.
Chen played the romantic interest of Zhang Ziyi’s character. In 2004, Chen also featured as the “2046,” directed by Wong Kar-woi. 2005 saw Chen in Hou Hsiao-Hsien movie, “Three Times.” The film was the recipient of a Palme d’Or nomination (Highest Prize Awarded) at the Cannes Film Festival and was also presented with the Golden Horse Film Festival Awards (GHFF). Chen pocketed a nomination for the Best Actor at the GHFF. Later on, Cheng was also nominated for his work in the film, “The Go Master.” “Betelnut Beauty,” Silk, Red, Blood Brothers, Red Cliff, Parking, The Grand Master, Three Charmed Lives, Brotherhood of Blades, Helios, and
The Assassin, constitute some of Chen’s movies. Chen was also the public face of brands such as Shiatzy Chen and Yamaha Motors. Chen married Ann Zhuang in the year 2013.