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 Memories of Murder (2003). See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 164 wins & 119 nominations. See more awards »

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

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  Snowpiercer (TV Series) (based on the motion picture screen story by - 2 episodes, 2020) (based on the motion picture screenplay by - 2 episodes, 2020) (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by - 1 episode, 2020) (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by - 1 episode, 2020)
- Access is Power (2020) ... (based on the motion picture screen story by) / (based on the motion picture screenplay by)
- Prepare to Brace (2020) ... (based on the motion picture screen story by) / (based on the motion picture screenplay by)
- First, the Weather Changed (2020) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
 2019 Parasite (screenplay) / (story)
 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 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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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 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:

Bold, saturated colours in his movies. See more »

Nickname:

Bong Tail

Star Sign:

Virgo

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