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 Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019). See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 173 wins & 127 nominations. See more awards »

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Snowpiercer Writer
(2013)
Okja Writer
(2017)
Parasite Writer
(2019)
The Host Writer
(2006)

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  Snowpiercer (TV Series) (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by - 20 episodes, 2020 - 2021) (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by - 19 episodes, 2020 - 2021) (based on the motion picture screen story by - 1 episode, 2020)
- Episode #2.5 (2021) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Episode #2.4 (2021) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Episode #2.3 (2021) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Episode #2.2 (2021) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Episode #2.10 (2021) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
 2019 Parasite (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2017 Okja (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2014 Sea Fog (screenplay)
 2013 Snowpiercer (screen story by) / (screenplay by)
 2009 Mother (screenplay) / (story)
 2008 Tokyo! (writer)
 2006 The Host (screenplay)
 2003 Lonely Street Lamp (Short) (story)
 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 Self (33 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Bong Joon-Ho | Bong Joon-ho

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

In today's capitalistic society there are ranks and castes that are invisible to the eye. We keep them disguised and out of sight and superficially look down on class hierarchies as a relic of the past, but the reality is that there are class lines that cannot be crossed. I think that this film (Parasite, 2019) depicts the inevitable cracks that appear when two classes brush up against each other... See more »

Trivia:

He bought his first video camera with savings from selling doughnuts at a school cafeteria. "I still remember sleeping at night hugging the Hitachi camera," Bong said. While studying sociology at Yonsei University in Seoul, he co-founded a filmmaking club named Yellow Door with students from neighboring universities, where he made his first short films. To make a living, he shot wedding videos. [... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently casts Kang-ho Song. See more »

Nickname:

Bong Tail

Star Sign:

Virgo

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