|Lee making his acceptance speech for Best Director at the Academy Awards|
He now has two Academy Awards for Best Director and now the first Asian director to have not just one, but two Oscars under his belt.
Admittedly I have not watched Life of Pi yet, but I did read the book by Canadian Yann Martel.
When I heard about the screen adaptation of the novel I was intrigued, but pleased Lee would direct it.
His imagination knows no bounds as with the case of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Who can forget the magical fighting scene between Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun-fat in the bamboo forest?
And the mouth-watering food being prepared in the opening scenes of Eat, Drink, Man, Woman?
|Life of Pi won four Oscars on Sunday night|
Another aspect of Lee is that he refuses to be pegged into a certain kind of genre. He has covered such a wide range of subjects, from Jane Austen's England (Sense and Sensibility) to superheroes (Hulk), to gay relationships (Brokeback Mountain) and cross-cultural ones (The Wedding Banquet).
Lee seems keen to try an interesting project that comes his way and undeterred by challenges. Perhaps they fuel his creativity even more.
We also love his sensitivity and imagination that make his pictures so memorable.