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Ang Lee is first Asian to win director's Oscar

Taiwanese-born filmmaker Ang Lee galloped off with the best director Oscar for his groundbreaking movie Brokeback Mountain.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 10:17 IST

Taiwanese-born filmmaker Ang Lee galloped off with the best director Oscar for his groundbreaking movie

Brokeback Mountain o

n Sunday, becoming the first Asian to win the coveted prize.

Lee, 51, has made a career of depicting the struggles of outsiders, and his latest film, which explores the forbidden love between two cowboys, won him newfound respect after the critical failure of his blockbuster "Hulk."