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Kim Ki-duk

1960 - 2020

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Kim Ki-duk (Korean: 김기덕, IPA: [kim ɡidʌk̚]; 20 December 1960 – 11 December 2020) was a South Korean film director and screenwriter, noted for his idiosyncratic art-house cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit, rendering him one of the most important contemporary Asian film directors. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kim Ki-duk has received more than 1,251,865 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Kim Ki-duk is the 137th most popular film director (up from 188th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from South Korea (up from 67th 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 137 out of 1,581Before him are Moustapha Akkad, René Clément, Claude Lelouch, D. W. Griffith, István Szabó, and Andrei Konchalovsky. After him are Josef von Sternberg, Joel Schumacher, Lasse Hallström, Blake Edwards, Jacques Demy, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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Among people born in 1960, Kim Ki-duk ranks 20Before him are Prince Andrew, Duke of York, Hugh Grant, Sean Penn, Franco Baresi, Tilda Swinton, and Hugo Weaving. After him are Jeffrey Dahmer, Bono, Kenneth Branagh, Roland Ratzenberger, Rudi Völler, and Isaac Herzog. Among people deceased in 2020, Kim Ki-duk ranks 45Before him are Rob Rensenbrink, Little Richard, George Steiner, Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, and Christopher Tolkien. After him are Stirling Moss, Joel Schumacher, Kobe Bryant, Mirella Freni, Nexhmije Hoxha, and Luis Sepúlveda.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Kim Ki-duk ranks 52 out of 944Before him are Gim Yu-sin (595), Lee Kun-hee (1942), Hyeokgeose of Silla (-69), Pak Hon-yong (1900), Heungseon Daewongun (1820), and Yi I (1536). After him are Nam June Paik (1932), Yun Chi-ho (1864), Choe Yeong (1316), Chang Myon (1899), Toyo Ito (1941), and Jeong Dojeon (1342).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Korea

Among film directors born in South Korea, Kim Ki-duk ranks 1After him are Park Chan-wook (1963), Bong Joon-ho (1969), Shin Sang-ok (1926), Lee Chang-dong (1954), Im Kwon-taek (1936), Hong Sang-soo (1960), Kim Ki-young (1919), Kim Jee-woon (1964), Hwang Dong-hyuk (1971), Kwak Jae-yong (1959), and Yeon Sang-ho (1978).