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Bong Joon-ho

Name in Native Language: "봉준호" (Korean/KO)
Film Director / Screenwriter / Politician | * 09/14/1969 (50) | Daegu, South Korea
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Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호, Korean pronunciation: [poːŋ tɕuːnho → poːŋdʑunɦo]; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean filmmaker. His films feature social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden mood shifts. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Bong 13th on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century. Bong first gained recognition for his second feature film, the crime drama Memories of Murder (2003), before achieving commercial success with his subsequent films, the monster film The Host (2006), dystopian thriller Snowpiercer (2013) and the black comedy Parasite (2019), which are among the highest-grossing films in South Korea. Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja in 2017 and Parasite in 2019, the latter of which earned the first Palme d'Or for a South Korean film. For ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Bong Joon-ho

Palme d'Or Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Bong Joon-ho as Actor(7)

as himself2017 The Clouzot Scandal
as himself2015 Searching for Bong
as Joon-ho, lee2012 Doomsday Book
as himself2011 Kurosawa's Way
as English teacher2008 Crush and Blush

TV Shows/Series with Bong Joon-ho as Actor(1)

Movies with Bong Joon-ho as Crew(42)

Writing/Characters2020 The Host 2
Directing/Director2019 Parasite
Production/Producer2019 Parasite
Writing/Screenplay2019 Parasite
Writing/Story2019 Parasite
Directing/Director2017 Okja
Production/Producer2017 Okja
Writing/Story2017 Okja
Writing/Screenplay2017 Okja
Production/Producer2014 Sea Fog
Writing/Writer2014 Sea Fog
Directing/Director2013 Snowpiercer
Writing/Screenplay2013 Snowpiercer
Writing/Screenstory2013 Snowpiercer
Directing/Director2011 3.11 A Sense of Home
Directing/Director2009 Mother
Writing/Screenplay2009 Mother
Directing/Director2008 Tokyo!
Writing/Writer2008 Tokyo!
Directing/Director2006 The Host
Writing/Screenplay2006 The Host
Writing/Writer2005 Antarctic Journal
Directing/Director2004 Influenza
Writing/Writer2004 Influenza
Directing/Director2003 Sink & Rise
Writing/Writer2003 Sink & Rise
Directing/Director2003 Memories of Murder
Writing/Writer2003 Memories of Murder
Directing/Director2000 Barking Dogs Never Bite
Writing/Screenplay2000 Barking Dogs Never Bite
Writing/Writer1999 Phantom: The Submarine
Directing/Assistant Director1997 Motel Cactus
Writing/Writer1997 Motel Cactus
Directing/Director1994 White Man
Writing/Writer1994 White Man
Directing/Director1994 Memories in My Frame
Writing/Writer1994 Memories in My Frame
Directing/Director1994 Incoherence
Editing/Editor1994 Incoherence
Writing/Screenplay1994 Incoherence

TV Shows/Series with Bong Joon-ho as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2020 Snowpiercer

Additional Information

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Full Name: Joon-ho Bong
Citizenship: South Korea
Born: Sunday, 09/14 1969 (September) in Daegu (current age: 50 years + 165 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: Korean (KO, native language)
Educated at: Yonsei University
Other names for Bong Joon-ho (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"봉준호"
"奉俊昊"
"Bong Jun-ho" (Revised Romanization)
"ポン・ジュノ"
"بونگ جون-هو"
"בונג ג'ון-הו"
"Пон Чжун Хо"
"Bong Joon Ho"
"Pong Chunho" (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)
Bong Joon-ho frequently works together with these people:
Choi Tae-young (10x, Crew)
Yoon Je-moon (7x, Actor)
Song Kang-ho (6x, Actor)
Park Chan-wook (6x, Crew)
Hong Kyung-pyo (6x, Crew)
Hwang Hyun-gyu (6x, Crew)
Kim Roe-ha (5x, Actor)
Byun Hee-bong (5x, Actor)
Yim Pil-sung (5x, Crew)
Gang Hye-yeong (5x, Crew)
Tracy Morgan (2x, Actor)
Jimmy Fallon (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10782, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 02/23/2020