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Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean filmmaker of international prominence. 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 black comedy monster movie "The Host" (2006) and the dystopian thriller "Snowpiercer" (2013), both of 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 "Parasite", Bong received Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay (shared with Han Jin-won), and, on behalf of South Korea, Best International Feature Film. Description above from the Wikipedia article Bong Joon-ho, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 14, 1969 In Daegu, South Korea
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Death to 2020 2020-12-27
Known For
Poster of Death to 2020
Poster of Doomsday Book
Poster of A Brave New World
Poster of The Oscars
Movie Death to 2020 Self (archive footage) 2020-12-27
Series Your Song Himself 2019-01-17
Movie The Clouzot Scandal Self 2017-10-17
Movie Searching for Bong Himself 2015-10-29
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Understanding Movies Himself 2014-05-01
Movie Snowpiercer: Transperceneige, From the Blank Page to the Black Screen Self 2014-04-02
Movie Doomsday Book Joon-ho, lee 2012-04-11
Movie A Brave New World Lee Joon-ho 2012-04-05
Movie Tony Rayns, the Not-So-Distant Observer Himself 2012-10-01
Movie Ari Ari the Korean Cinema Himself 2012-12-06
Movie Kurosawa's Way Himself 2011-05-13
Movie Mother, Son and Murder: The Making of Mother Himself 2010-07-20
Movie Some Light? Guitar Man 2009-05-20
Movie Crush and Blush English teacher 2008-10-16
Movie Two Or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young Himself 2007-01-21
Series The Oscars Himself - Best Original Screenplay winner 1953-03-18