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Embracing Cultural Identity With Jon M. Chu

The director of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ talks about coming face-to-face with his own heritage

22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Red Carpet Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for HFA

Crazy Rich Asians is a worldwide phenomenon, the sixth highest-grossing rom-com of all time, and a cultural touchstone for many East Asians. But for its director, Jon M. Chu, the road to creating the first major Hollywood film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years meant coming face-to-face with his own heritage.

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