Park Chan-wook

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Park Chan-wook (Korean: 박찬욱 Korean pronunciation: [pak̚t͡ɕʰanuk̚ ]; born August 23, 1963) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, producer, and former film critic. One of the most acclaimed and popular filmmakers in the world, Park is best known for his films Joint Security Area (2000), Thirst (2009), The Handmaiden (2016) and what has become known as The Vengeance Trilogy, consisting of Sympathy for Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Park Chan-wook has received more than 2,169,811 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Park Chan-wook is the 369th most popular film director (down from 354th in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 49th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular South Korean Film Director.

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Among film directors, Park Chan-wook ranks 369 out of 1,580Before him are Mamoru Oshii, Adolph Zukor, Jacques Tourneur, Edward Zwick, Chen Kaige, and Denys Arcand. After him are Donald P. Bellisario, Víctor Erice, Denis Villeneuve, Hideaki Anno, Richard Thorpe, and Neil Jordan.

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Among people born in 1963, Park Chan-wook ranks 67Before him are Giuseppe Bergomi, Eric McCormack, Jason Newsted, Jennifer Beals, Letsie III of Lesotho, and Empress Masako. After him are Seal, Jason Isaacs, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Tom Cavanagh, Andrej Kiska, and Eddie the Eagle.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Park Chan-wook ranks 106 out of 774Before him are Gongyang of Goryeo (1345), Lee Soo-man (1952), Hwang Kyo-ahn (1957), Kim Kyu-sik (1881), Kim Seong-su (1891), and Chungjeong of Goryeo (1338). After him are Kim Jong-pil (1926), Song Kang-ho (1967), Jungkook (1997), Goh Kun (1938), Lee Byung-hun (1970), and Chang of Goryeo (1381).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In South Korea

Among film directors born in South Korea, Park Chan-wook ranks 3Before him are Kim Ki-duk (1960) and Bong Joon-ho (1969). After him are 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).