Chang started his film career at a very young age. He was then selected by a Taiwanese film director Edward Yang to be the protagonist of a four-hour-long critically acclaimed film A Brighter Summer Day, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
One of the earliest films Chang acted in was Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together (1997). He rose to fame for his role as "Dark Cloud" in the 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, directed by Ang Lee. He also featured in Wong Kar-wai's 2046 (2004).
Chang then co-starred with Shu Qi in Hou Hsiao-hsien's Three Times (2005), which was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and won Golden Horse accolades for Best Taiwanese film, among other awards. For his performance in that film, Chang was also nominated for a Best Actor award at the 2005 Golden Horse Awards.
In 2006, Chang was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best Actor for his role in The Go Master, a dramatisation of the life of the Go master Wu Qingyuan. The following year, Chang made his Korean debut in Kim Ki-duk's Breath, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,
Chang then starred in the historical war epic Red Cliff (2008-2009), portraying the warlord Sun Quan. He was nominated at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor. He next starred in the 2012 historical epic The Last Supper directed by Lu Chuan and the 2013 kungfu epic The Grandmaster by Wong Kar-wai.
In 2017, Chang played the title character in the action film Mr. Long, which was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The same year, he returned for the second installment of Brotherhood of Blades film.
In 2021, Chang played Dr. Wellington Yueh in Denis Villeneuve's epic science fiction film Dune. which premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. In the same year, he won the Best Leading Actor award at the 58th Golden Horse Awards for his performance in the mystery film The Soul, which was his first Golden Horse Award after being nominated three times without winning.
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|1986||Dark Night||暗夜||Huang Cheng-te|
|1991||A Brighter Summer Day||牯嶺街少年殺人事件||Chang Chen (Xiao Si'r)|
|2000||Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon||臥虎藏龍||Lo Xiaohu|
|2002||Chinese Odyssey 2002||天下無雙||Emperor Zhengde|
|2003||Sound of Colors||地下鐵||Chung Cheng|
|Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas||—||Sinbad||Taiwanese version, voice|
|Eros||愛神||Zhang||Segment: "The Hand"|
|2005||Three Times||最好的時光||Chen / Mr. Chang / Zhen|
|The Go Master||吳清源||Wu Qingyuan|
|2007||My Blueberry Nights||—||Jeremy||Taiwanese version, voice|
|Into the Faraway Sky||遠くの空に消えた||Smith||Cameo|
|2008||Red Cliff||赤壁||Sun Quan|
|Missing||深海尋人 / 謎屍||Simon|
|Parking||停車 / 車位||Chen Mo|
|2009||Red Cliff: Part 2||赤壁:決戰天下||Sun Quan|
|2010||Here Comes Fortune||財緣萬歲||Cheng Yu|
|2011||The Blue Cornflower||藍色矢車菊||William|
|The Founding of a Party||建黨偉業||Chiang Kai-shek|
|2012||The Last Supper||王的盛宴||Han Xin|
|Passion Island||熱愛島||Chuell Kim|
|When Yesterday Comes||昨日的記憶||Chen Sheng||Segment: "Healing"|
|2013||The Grandmaster||一代宗師||Yi Xian Tian / Razor|
|2014||Brotherhood of Blades||繡春刀||Shen Lian|
|2015||The Assassin||聶隱娘 / 刺客聶隱娘||Tian Ji'an|
|Monk Comes Down the Mountain||道士下山||Boss Zha|
|2016||The Secret Life of Pets||Snowball||Taiwanese version, voice|
|2017||Mr. Long||ミスター・ロン/ 龍先生||Long|
|Brotherhood of Blades 2||繡春刀·修羅戰場||Shen Lian|
|2018||Forever Young||無問西東||Zhang Guoguo|
|2019||Love and Destiny||三生三世宸汐缘||Jiu Chen||First television series|
|Stay Away From Me|
|2021||Dune||Dr. Wellington Yueh|||
|A Garden of Camellias||椿の庭||Huang||Japanese film|
|The Soul||缉魂||Liang Wenchao|
|2022||The Accidental Narco||수리남||South Korean Netflix series|
|Year||English title||Original title||Notes|
|2014||Three Charmed Lives||三生||segment "Inchworm"|
Music video appearancesEdit
|2001||Brown Eyes||"Already One Year"|
|2001||Brown Eyes||"Bit By Bit"|
|2002||DJ Shadow||"Six Days"|
|Year||English title||Mandarin title|
|1986||The Adventures of Pinocchio||木偶奇遇記|
|Title||Album details||Track listing|
Awards and nominationsEdit
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- "Report: Taiwan's Chang Chen eyes Hollywood". The Star Online. 4 May 2005. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
- "Artist Spotlight: Chang Chen". The Harvard Crimson. 8 September 2015.
- "Festival de Cannes: Breath". festival-cannes.com. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
- "Cannes sees Korean debut for Taiwan's Chang Chen". Reuters. 20 May 2007. Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2011.
- "Editors' Choice for 29th Hong Kong Film Awards". Travel CNN. 15 April 2010.
- "Historical drama "The last supper" to hit screen". CCTV.com. 22 October 2012. Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
- "Brotherhood of Blades review: Ming Dynasty musketeers on a mission". The Sydney Morning Herald. 4 November 2014.
- "Berlin Film Review: 'Mr. Long'". Variety. 13 February 2017.
- "'Brotherhood of Blades 2' confident in quality". China.org.cn. 20 July 2017.
- Couch, Aaron (17 March 2019). "Chang Chen Joining Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- "Biennale Cinema 2021 - Dune by Denis Villeneuve to have world premiere at the Venice Film Festival". Biennale. 3 September 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
- Ruey Yan, Lim (28 November 2021). "Golden Horse Awards: First wins for Chang Chen and Alyssa Chia". The Straits Times.
- "张震倪妮主演犯罪片《雪暴》定档4.26". Mtime (in Chinese). 5 March 2019.
- "张震首次出演电视剧，搭档倪妮演绎《三生三世宸汐缘》". Sina (in Chinese). 9 April 2019.
- "Chang Chen Joining Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. 17 March 2019.
- Lee Da-won (15 July 2021). "[단독] 장첸, '수리남' 합류…하정우·황정민과 호흡" [[Exclusive] Chen Chen joins ‘Suriname’… Breathing with Ha Jung-woo and Hwang Jung-min]. Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- "Student film festival draws down the curtain". China Daily. 7 May 2018.
- "第26届华鼎奖提名名单：李现肖战获新锐演员提名". Sina (in Chinese). 8 November 2019.
- "金骨朵网络影视盛典提名揭晓 王一博肖战杨紫等入围". Ynet (in Chinese). 25 November 2019.
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