Bong Joon Ho


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Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and The Host (2006). See full bio »

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Through films like Okja, Snowpiercer, and Parasite, director Bong Joon Ho has dazzled audiences with his unique knack for blending genres to tell layered, one-of-a-kind stories.

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 140 wins & 118 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Okja Writer
(2017)
Snowpiercer Writer
(2013)
The Host Writer
(2006)
(2003)

Filmography

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 2019 Parasite (screenplay) / (story)
 2017 Okja (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2014 Sea Fog (screenplay)
 2013 Snowpiercer (screen story) / (screenplay)
 2009 Mother (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 Tokyo! (writer)
 2006 The Host (screenplay)
 2003 Memories of Murder (writer)
 1999 Phantom: The Submarine (writer)
 1997 Motel Cactus
 1994 Incoherence (Short)
 1994 Memories in My Frame (Short)
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Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (27 credits)
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Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Bong Joon-Ho | Bong Joon-ho

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Cannes press conference for Parasite (2019)] I follow my instinct - that's what I always try to do. For example, a priest has a Bible next to him and the lawyers use the book of laws, but we directors have no Bible - we just have our instinct. For example, if something doesn't go well in the course of the day, we go back home and we watch the films of our mentors, Hitchcock in my case, Claude ... See more »

Trivia:

He is the first Korean director to win the Oscar for best director. See more »

Trademark:

Long takes with many events happening on-screen and the camera being able to capture all of them. See more »

Nickname:

Bong Tail

Star Sign:

Virgo

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