Bong Joon-ho

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Bong Joon-ho (Korean: 봉준호, Korean pronunciation: [poːŋ tɕuːnho → poːŋdʑunɦo]; Hanja: 奉俊昊; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean film director, producer and screenwriter. The recipient of three Academy Awards, his filmography is characterised by emphasis on social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts.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 black comedy 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. Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja in 2017 and Parasite in 2019; the latter earned the Palme d'Or, which was a first for a South Korean film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bong Joon-ho has received more than 6,100,428 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Bong Joon-ho is the 242nd most popular film director (up from 366th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South Korean Film Director.

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Among film directors, Bong Joon-ho ranks 242 out of 1,580Before him are Sven Nykvist, Youssef Chahine, Robert J. Flaherty, Tex Avery, Frank Darabont, and Mike Newell. After him are George Stevens, Chris Marker, Otar Iosseliani, Theo van Gogh, Sam Mendes, and Jean Epstein.

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Among people born in 1969, Bong Joon-ho ranks 26Before him are Matthew Perry, Marilyn Manson, Norman Reedus, Jack Black, Ajay Devgn, and Simon Baker. After him are Jens Lehmann, Leonardo Araújo, PJ Harvey, Kersti Kaljulaid, Tiësto, and Darren Aronofsky.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Bong Joon-ho ranks 77 out of 774Before him are Ri Chun-hee (1943), Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), Munjong of Goryeo (1019), Charles J. Pedersen (1904), Choe Yong-rim (1930), and Kim Jae-gyu (1926). After him are Soh Jaipil (1864), Yi Hwang (1501), Jeong Mong-ju (1337), Psy (1977), Ko Un (1933), and Lee Jong-wook (1945).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Korea

Among film directors born in South Korea, Bong Joon-ho ranks 2Before him are Kim Ki-duk (1960). After him are Park Chan-wook (1963), Im Kwon-taek (1936), Lee Chang-dong (1954), Hong Sang-soo (1960), Kim Jee-woon (1964), Kwak Jae-yong (1959), Na Hong-jin (1974), and Lee Cheol-ha (1970).