1. He has a younger brother who is also an actor, Jiang Wu.
2. Born in Tangshan, Hebei, in a family of military personnel, Jiang relocated to Beijing at the age of ten.
3. That same year, he started acting both on the stage and in films.
4. After appearing in many television series and films, Jiang became known in China for his role in the 1992 television series A Native of Beijing in New York, which made him one of the most popular actors of his generation.
5. Apart from Red Sorghum, Jiang also collaborated with Zhang Yimou for the 1997 film Keep Cool.
6. Jiang wrote and directed his first film in 1994, In the Heat of the Sun, adapted from a novel by Wang Shuo.
7. A tale set in the Cultural Revolution, it won for its young lead actor Xia Yu the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and garnered six Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan.
8. Jiang has also acted in television series, such as Da Qing Fengyun , in which he played Hong Taiji.
9. Jiang was married to French actress Sandrine Chenivisse, with whom he has a daughter.
10. He is now married to Chinese actress Zhou Yun and they have two sons.
11. In 2013 he was named as a member of the jury at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.
12. In late 2015, Jiang was announced as a cast member in the Star Wars spinoff film Rogue One.
13. The father of Jiang Wen, Jiang Hongqi was a veteran from the Korean War, usually taciturn and indulged in literature .
14. As the eldest son in the family, Jiang Wen has a younger brother Jiang Wu and a younger sister Jiang Huan.
15. Close to his family, Jiang Wen develops a deep bond with his parents: whenever he is on site for shooting or acting, he will arrange them to his workplace to spend time with them.
16. Each movie he makes, he saves the best seats for them and asks for their opinions.