Kim Ki-duk

1960 - 2020

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Kim Ki-duk (Korean: 김기덕 [kimɡidʌk]; 20 December 1960 – 11 December 2020) was a South Korean film director and screenwriter, noted for his idiosyncratic art-house cinematic works. His major festival awards include the Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival for Pietà, a Silver Lion for Best Director at 61st Venice International Film Festival for 3-Iron, a Silver bear for Best Director at 54th Berlin International Film Festival for Samaritan Girl, and the Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Arirang. His most widely known feature is Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Ki-duk has received more than 999,142 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Kim Ki-duk is the 188th most popular film director (down from 182nd in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 37th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Film Director.

Kim Ki-duk is most famous for his films "The Isle" and "The Bow."

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Among film directors, Kim Ki-duk ranks 188 out of 1,580Before him are Guillermo del Toro, Jean Negulesco, Richard Donner, Max Ophüls, G. W. Pabst, and Tony Richardson. After him are Yılmaz Güney, Roland Emmerich, Lina Wertmüller, Spike Lee, Gojko Mitić, and Wong Kar-wai.

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Among people born in 1960, Kim Ki-duk ranks 27Before him are Roland Ratzenberger, Kenneth Branagh, Jennifer Grey, Hugo Weaving, David Duchovny, and Tilda Swinton. After him are Miguel Díaz-Canel, Hassan Nasrallah, James Spader, Michael Nyqvist, Careca, and Pierre Littbarski. Among people deceased in 2020, Kim Ki-duk ranks 81Before him are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vera Lynn, Robert Shavlakadze, Ken Shimura, James Randi, and Carl Reiner. After him are John Saxon, Trini Lopez, Vittorio Gregotti, Michel Hidalgo, Joaquín Peiró, and Peter Green.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Kim Ki-duk ranks 67 out of 774Before him are Toyo Ito (1941), Lee Kun-hee (1942), Hyeonjong of Goryeo (992), Chang Myon (1899), Munmu of Silla (626), and Mokjong of Goryeo (980). After him are Kim Tu-bong (1889), Song Hye-rim (1937), Princess Deokhye (1912), Ri Chun-hee (1943), Deokjong of Goryeo (1016), and Munjong of Goryeo (1019).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Korea

Among film directors born in South Korea, Kim Ki-duk ranks 1After him are Bong Joon-ho (1969), 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).