43 Facts About Fan Bingbing

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Fan Bingbing appeared on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in 2017.

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Fan Bingbing's breakthrough came with the film Cell Phone which was China's highest-grossing film of the year.

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Fan Bingbing went on to star in several Chinese films, which include Lost in Beijing, Buddha Mountain and Double Xposure.

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For headlining the film I Am Not Madame Bovary, Fan Bingbing won awards from the Golden Horse Film Festival, the Tokyo International Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Golden Rooster Awards.

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In 2018, Fan Bingbing disappeared for three months, reportedly during an investigation into her tax affairs by the Chinese authorities.

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Fan Bingbing was reportedly fined a sum greater than her net worth.

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Fan Bingbing subsequently appeared on social media, offering a public apology over tax evasion, for which she was fined more than.

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Fan Bingbing was born in Laixi, Yantai and raised in Yantai.

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Fan Bingbing graduated from Shanghai Xie Jin Film and Television Art College and Shanghai Theatre Academy.

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10.

Fan Bingbing debuted in the television series Powerful Woman and played minor roles for two years, before gaining attention in 1999 for her supporting role as Jin Suo in the first two seasons of the Chinese television series My Fair Princess, adapted from Taiwanese writer Chiung Yao's story.

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Fan Bingbing was recommended by Hong Kong actress Leanne Liu to join the cast.

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Fan Bingbing signed an eight-year contract with Chiung Yao's company, which produced My Fair Princess.

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Fan Bingbing won a Best Actress Award at the 27th Hundred Flowers Awards, and an Outstanding New Actress nomination at the 10th Huabiao Awards.

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14.

Fan Bingbing appeared in The Lion Roars, The Twins Effect II, A Chinese Tall Story, and A Battle of Wits.

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Fan Bingbing received a Golden Bauhinia Awards nomination for her role in the Chinese-South-Korean-Japanese epic film A Battle of Wits.

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Fan Bingbing has starred in many Chinese films, most notably Lost in Beijing, Buddha Mountain, Double Xposure and I Am Not Madame Bovary, where she received awards from the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards, the Tokyo International Film Festival, the San Sebastian International Film Festival and Golden Rooster Awards.

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Fan Bingbing has participated in many foreign-language films, such as the French film Stretch, the Korean film My Way, X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which she portrayed Blink, and the Hong Kong-Chinese-American film Skiptrace, for which she won the Golden Screen Award for Best Actress.

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Fan Bingbing starred in eight films in 2007, winning the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 44th Golden Horse Film Awards for her role in The Matrimony.

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19.

Fan Bingbing played the starring role in the production, portraying a poor girl who fights for freedom against fate after being sold to a wealthy and influential clan.

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20.

Fan Bingbing featured in historical action film Bodyguards and Assassins, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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21.

Fan Bingbing said that she chose the role as she was moved by Princess Zhuang Ji's great courage and a very fierce maternal love.

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In 2011, Fan Bingbing starred in the martial arts film Shaolin alongside Andy Lau and Jackie Chan and The Founding of a Party, which was released to mark the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China.

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23.

In 2013, Fan Bingbing appeared as Dr Wu's assistant, Wu Jiaqi, in the mainland Chinese version of Iron Man 3, which was released on 1 May The same year, she starred alongside Aarif Rahman in the romantic comedy One Night Surprise, which aired on Chinese Valentine's Day.

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On 9 December 2013, the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's B2C business Taobao announced that Fan Bingbing topped the list of the most valuable celebrities for boosting online business and said that Fan Bingbing influenced approximately in sales on its ecommerce website.

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25.

In 2014, Fan Bingbing portrayed the mutant Blink in the American superhero film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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26.

Fan Bingbing announced that she has a four-film contract with 20th Century Fox, yet she has not appeared in another X-Men film since.

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In 2015, Fan Bingbing joined the CCTV variety show as a judge in Amazing Chinese and as a contestant in the reality television show Challenger's Alliance.

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Fan Bingbing won the Best Actress award at the 1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival for her role in the film.

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Fan Bingbing was ranked fourth on Forbes World's Highest-Paid Actresses list for 2015.

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30.

In 2016, Fan Bingbing featured in the action comedy Skiptrace alongside Jackie Chan and American actor Johnny Knoxville, which won her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 1st Golden Screen Awards.

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31.

Fan Bingbing won the Silver Shell for Best Actress at the 64th San Sebastian International Film Festival and Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress for her performance in I Am Not Madame Bovary directed by Feng Xiaogang.

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Fan Bingbing was honored at the 2017 Time 100 Gala in Manhattan, recognized on Time magazine's list of the one-hundred most influential people of 2017.

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33.

Fan Bingbing was named global ambassador of several brands such as ReFa Beauty Care Tools, De Beers, King Power and Montblanc.

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34.

In 2018, Fan Bingbing was cast in Cao Baoping's crime drama film The Perfect Blue.

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35.

Fan Bingbing attended the IQIYI Ninth Anniversary Gala in Beijing on 22 April 2019.

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36.

Fan Bingbing has a younger brother named Fan Bingbing Chengcheng who is one of the members of the boy group Nine Percent and NEXT.

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Fan Bingbing is a member of the Communist Party of China.

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38.

Fan Bingbing has been active in helping children with congenital heart disease receive screening.

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Since August 2010, Fan Bingbing has helped more than 340 children with congenital heart disease receive medical treatment in Beijing and Shanghai.

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40.

On 28 May 2018, TV anchor Cui Yongyuan used social media to leak a redacted contract disclosing Fan Bingbing being paid for her four days of work on the upcoming Feng Xiaogang film Cell Phone 2.

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41.

Fan Bingbing's studio issued a statement denying that she had ever signed separate contracts for a single job, and stated that they would cooperate fully with authorities in the investigation and would address public concerns.

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42.

Questions, concerns, and rumors about Fan Bingbing's whereabouts grew when she was not seen after a last public appearance on 1 July 2018 and a lack of activity on social media after 23 July.

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43.

Fan Bingbing broke the silence on 3 October 2018 with a statement on social media, apologizing to the public for tax evasion after the Chinese authorities ordered her and her companies to pay about in taxes and penalties to avoid criminal prosecution.

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