Chang Chen, an international renowned actor, first earned his attention at the age of 14 when he took the lead role in A Brighter Summer Day. Since then, he was nominated three times at the Golden Horse Awards, and several times for best actor at the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. He won Best Actor at the 3rd Osaka Asia Film Festival for his performance in The Go Master.
Chang’s outstanding versatile performance, coupled with his diligent learning attitude, made him the favorite cast of world’s renowned directors. His dedication to filmmaking is seen not only in how he strives to improve his acting skills, but also the initiatives he had taken in learning local Uyghur language and horse riding for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the game of go and meditation for The Go Master, and three years of practice bajiquan (martial arts) for the The Grandmaster which he later won first prize in a recognized competition.
In 2017, Chang’s performance in Mr. Long was nominated for the 67th Berlinale international film festival in official competition.
In 2018, Chang was the only Asian actor who served as one of the juries at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.