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Famed Chinese director Chen Kaige’s son Chen Feiyu made his showbiz debut in 2017 with the film Secret Fruit. His performance was lauded by critics and the then-17-year-old was hailed as one of China's most promising young stars.

In 2019, he was admitted to the prestigious Beijing Film Academy, which counts stars like Vicki Zhao, Yang Mi and Huang Xiaoming among its alumni. Kaige himself and his fellow auteur Zhang Yimou also graduated from the school.

But his admission into the Beijing Film Academy didn't come without controversy. Around that time, netizens found out that he was an American citizen and they accused him of having dual citizenship, which is illegal in China.

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