For Ang Lee, all movies are a leap of faith
NEW YORK (AP) - Is there anything Ang Lee can't do? The pithy answer might be: Large, angry, green men.
Yes, Lee's "Hulk" was not well received. But in his incredibly varied filmography, Lee has steadily steered films that could very well have turned disastrous into box-office hits and Oscar bait.
Combining martial arts with drama? Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became the highest grossing foreign language film ever, more than double any previous foreign film.
A film about gay cowboys? Brokeback Mountain went on to be nominated for eight Oscars, winning three including best director.