August 31, 1939
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Korean-American filmmaker Dennis Lee, nephew of well respected Korean novelist Choi In-ho, began his career with a 2003 short comic film called "Jesus Henry Christ," about a rebellious young boy at a private Christian school. Lee made his full-length debut in 2008 as writer and director of the family drama "Fireflies in the Garden," starring Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts and Emily Watson. The film made its debut at the Berlin International Film Festival but did not get wide release until 2011. In 2012, Lee returned with a feature-length reworking of "Jesus Henry Christ," starring Toni Colette and Welsh character actor Michael Sheen in the adult roles.