Friday, January 30, 2009

Zhang Ziyi Getting Jiggy With It

It all started when one of the best known Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and her Israeli venture capitalist boyfriend Aviv “Vivi” Nevo were caught topless by paparazzi in St Barth, French West Indies earlier this weekend. Ziyi and Nevo got a little carried away on the beach, Aviv was seen with his face in Zhang's ass and then with his fingers in her.

Some people are saying she is nothing but a cheap slut for her exhibitionist and sexual activities. And now people on Chinese forums are alleging that she has forgotten her Chinese roots and should be blacklisted. And NO, Aviv is not sniffing her ass. He ate her pussy from behind and then she lay there while he was fingering her. More than 80 pictures of China's top actress Zhang Ziyi sunbathing topless and frolicking on a beach have appeared on the Internet.
Zhang Ziyi (Chinese: 章子怡), born February 9, 1979, in Beijing, China is one of the best-known Chinese film actresses, with a string of Chinese and international hits to her name. Zhang has been named one of the four most promising young film actresses China. She has worked with renowned directors such as Zhang Yimou, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-Wai, Chen Kaige, Seijun Suzuki and Rob Marshall.

At the age of 19, Zhang was offered her first role in Zhang Yimou's The Road Home, which won the Silver Bear award in the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.

Zhang further rose to fame due to her role as the headstrong Jen in the phenomenally successful Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for which she won the Independent Spirit's Best Supporting Actress Award and the Toronto Film Critics' Best Supporting Actress Award.
Zhang's first appearance in an American movie was in Rush Hour 2, but because she didn't speak English at the time, Jackie Chan had to interpret everything the director said to her.

Zhang then appeared in Hero, with her early mentor Yimou, which was a huge success in the English-speaking world and an Oscar and a Golden Globe contender. Her next film was the avant-garde drama Purple Butterfly by Lou Ye, which competed at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Zhang went back to the martial arts genre with House of Flying Daggers which earned her a Best Actress nomination from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Showing her whimsical musical tap-dancing side, Zhang starred in Princess Raccoon, directed by Japanese legend Seijun Suzuki, who was honored at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2005, Zhang landed the lead role of Sayuri in the film adaptation of the international bestseller Memoirs of a Geisha. For the film, she reunited with her co-star Gong Li and with her Crouching Tiger co-star Michelle Yeoh. For the role, Zhang received a 2006 Golden Globe Award nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and a BAFTA nomination.

Zhang has also been known to sing, and was featured on the House of Flying Daggers soundtrack with her own musical rendition of the ancient Chinese poem, Jia Rén Qu (The Beauty Song). The song was also featured in two scenes in the film.
On June 27, 2005, it was announced that Zhang had accepted an invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), placing her among the ranks of those able to vote on the Academy Awards.

In May 2006, Zhang became the youngest member to sit on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. In the fall of 2006, Zhang played Empress Wan in The Banquet, a film set in the Tang Dynasty.

Aviv "Vivi" Nevo (born 1965 in Romania) is an Israeli venture capitalist who is a major shareholder in Time Warner. His venture capital firm, NV Investments, is believed to invest in technology companies worldwide, and is said to have been an early backer of The Weinstein Company, and the largest individual shareholder in Time Warner.
Nevo was born in Romania and moved to Tel Aviv, Israel as a baby, with his father a chemical engineer and his mother an anesthesiologist. It is believed he built his fortune up from his initial $10 million inheritance.

Nevo is averse to publicity, and hires a public relations firm to maintain a low public profile. In July, 2008 Nevo confirmed long-running rumors of an engagement to Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi.

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