Mitchell Wilson Lichtenstein (born March 10, 1956) is an American actor, writer, producer and director.
In Ang Lee's film The Wedding Banquet (1993), Lichtenstein played the partner of a gay Taiwanese man living in the United States who is forced to marry by his parents. Other credits include Streamers (1983). He produced, wrote, and directed the 2007 black comedy horror film Teeth, about the pitfalls and power of a girl as a living example of the vagina dentata myth. The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews.
His film Happy Tears premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009. His film Angelica has been selected to be screened in the Panorama section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.
He is openly gay.
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