TAIPEI - Deng Chao reportedly had to shed 20kg in weight after beefing up his physique by 10kg to portray an ailing general and his healthy stand-in in Zhang Yimou's wuxia movie Shadow.
Chao will find out on Saturday (Nov 17) if his dedication to the craft will get the nod for Best Actor in the Golden Horse Awards - touted as Chinese cinema's Oscars - in Taipei.
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