started his training in 1979 when he joined Military Art School. He joined Military Drama Group in Xingjiang Province in 1983. In 1985 he starred in his first movie, Father and Son, directed by Wang Bingling. After transferring to Beijing Military Drama Group, then the China National Drama Group, Liu starred in Days Without Leifeng, directed by Lei Xianhe. For his performance, he was awarded the Golden Rooster for Best Actor (China's version of the Academy Award). He was also awarded Best Performance in a Male Leading Role in the Outstanding Film Awards organized by the Chinese Ministry of Radio, Film and Television.
Liu's recent credits include starring roles in Zhang Yimou's The Story of Qiuju; Zhou Xiaowen's Ermo; and Chen Kaige's Together, for which he was awarded the San Sebastian International Film Festival Award for Best Actor, becoming the first Chinese actor ever to receive that award.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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