Taiwanese actor of Chinese ethnicity. He came to international attention for his performance in the 1993 film The Wedding Banquet and Kabali. He is also known for his roles in Red Rose White Rose and Eat Drink Man Woman, and for his five portrayals of Sun Yat-sen, notably in the films The Soong Sisters, Road to Dawn and 1911. His notable television roles include the adaptation of Cao Yu's play Thunderstorm, a double role in the historical drama Palace of Desire, the biographical mini-series The Legend of Eileen Chang, the historical drama Da Tang Fu Rong Yuan, the adaptation of Ba Jin's novel Cold Nights, and the portrayal of Confucius. He acted in the Indian film, Kabali, in a villainous role opposite Rajinikanth.