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Mitchell Wilson Lichtenstein (born March 10, 1956) is an American actor, writer, producer and director.

The son of Isabel (née Wilson) and Roy Lichtenstein,[1] he studied acting at Bennington College in Vermont.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews.[3]

His film Happy Tears premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009.[4] His film Angelica has been selected to be screened in the Panorama section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.[5]

He is openly gay.[6]


  1. ^ a b Julianelli, Jane (February 2, 1997). "Actor Finds That His Roles Walk on the Darker Side of Life". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Herman, Tony (September 3, 1993). "Romance: man to man". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  3. ^ a b Harmanci, Reyhan (January 20, 2008). "Horror comedy 'Teeth' based on 'vagina dentata' myth". SFGate. 
  4. ^ Cole, Deborah (February 12, 2009). "Demi Moore plays against sexy type". Inquirer. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Panorama 65th Berlinale". Berlinale. Retrieved January 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Stevenson, William (June 1995). "Mitchell & Roy". Genre, pp. 42–45.

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