Kwak Jae-yong

1959 - Today

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Kwak Jae-yong (born 22 May 1959) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He studied physics at Kyung Hee University. He achieved success with his debut film Watercolor Painting in a Rainy Day in 1989, but the failure of his next two movies led to eight years of unemployment before a comeback with the smash-hit film My Sassy Girl in 2001. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kwak Jae-yong has received more than 87,817 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Kwak Jae-yong is the 1,134th most popular film director (down from 979th in 2019), the 251st most popular biography from South Korea and the 8th most popular South Korean Film Director.

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Among film directors, Kwak Jae-yong ranks 1,134 out of 1,580Before him are Haskell Wexler, Mick Garris, Michael Caton-Jones, Feng Xiaogang, David Koepp, and Julie Taymor. After him are Andrew Adamson, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Carlos Saldanha, Scott Hicks, Mahesh Bhatt, and Lee Garmes.

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Among people born in 1959, Kwak Jae-yong ranks 294Before him are Stanislaw Tillich, Atsushi Uchiyama, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Adriana Ozores, Dainis Kūla, and Kim Duk-koo. After him are Rob Gonsalves, Kathy Hilton, Gregg Araki, Kim Newman, Milcho Manchevski, and Mirandinha.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Kwak Jae-yong ranks 251 out of 774Before him are Jee Seok-jin (1966), Taeyeon (1989), Oh Eun-sun (1966), Ha-Joon Chang (1963), Park Yong-ha (1977), and Kim Duk-koo (1959). After him are Soo Ae (1979), Bae Suzy (1994), Moon Geun-young (1987), Kim Ha-neul (1978), Park Bom (1984), and Han Ji-min (1982).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Korea

Among film directors born in South Korea, Kwak Jae-yong ranks 8Before him are Bong Joon-ho (1969), Park Chan-wook (1963), Im Kwon-taek (1936), Lee Chang-dong (1954), Hong Sang-soo (1960), and Kim Jee-woon (1964). After him are Na Hong-jin (1974) and Lee Cheol-ha (1970).