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Shu Qi's big break came later that year when she landed the part of Mango in the 1996 film Viva Erotica. Also category III, Viva Erotica surprised many people with its thoughtful story and brilliant acting. Everyone really started to take notice when the film swept through the 1997 Honk Kong Film Awards with eight nominations, two for Shu Qi. She won both, one for Best New Performer and the other for Best Supporting Actress, which she accepted with tears of joy in her eyes. Shu Qi's first guaranteed ticket to international stardom fell by the wayside when she couldn't commit to starring in the worldwide smash hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The part would end up going to Zhang Ziyi. More chances will surely come as her star power can't be denied. Being Shu Qi's first English language film, 2002's The Transporter exposed her to many more audiences than ever before. There's no limit to the amount of fame she will gather as she becomes not only one of Asia's hottest stars, but one of the hottest stars in the world.