Bong Joon-ho

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Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호, Korean pronunciation: [poːŋ tɕuːnho → poːŋdʑunɦo]; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean film director, producer, and screenwriter. His films feature social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts. In 2017, Metacritic ranked Bong 13th on its list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century.He first became known to audiences and achieved a cult following with his directorial debut film, the black comedy Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), before achieving both critical and commercial success with his subsequent films: the crime thriller Memories of Murder (2003), the monster film The Host (2006), the science fiction action film Snowpiercer (2013), and the Academy Award-winning black comedy social thriller Parasite (2019), all of which are among the highest-grossing films in South Korea, with Parasite also being the highest-grossing South Korean film in history.All of Bong's films have been South Korean productions, although both Snowpiercer and Okja (2017) are mostly in the English language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bong Joon-ho has received more than 4,737,299 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 363rd most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Bong Joon-ho ranks 365 out of 1,305Before him are Nick Castle, Luigi Comencini, Mike Leigh, Philippe Garrel, Alexandre Astruc, and Michael Anderson. After him are Lindsay Anderson, John Guillermin, Peter Stein, Norman Jewison, Nanni Moretti, and Mervyn LeRoy.

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Among people born in 1969, Bong Joon-ho ranks 47Before him are Wes Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, Jojo Moyes, Fernando Redondo, Siniša Mihajlović, and Jason Bateman. After him are Andrew Cunanan, Brian Laudrup, Predrag Mijatović, Santiago Cañizares, Robert Sean Leonard, and Bob Sinclar.

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In Korea, South

Among people born in Korea, South, Bong Joon-ho ranks 33 out of 123Before him are Choe Yong-rim (1930), Yi Hwang (1501), Hwang Jang-yop (1923), Ri Chun-hee (1943), Kim Kyu-sik (1881), and Kim Seong-su (1891). After him are Goh Kun (1938), Lee Soo-man (1952), Song Si-yeol (1607), Uhwudong (1430), Jim Yong Kim (1959), and Hwang Kyo-ahn (1957).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In Korea, South

Among film directors born in Korea, South, Bong Joon-ho ranks 1After him are Kim Jee-woon (1964) and Lee Cheol-ha (1970).

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