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Jong-Il Kim Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Vyatskoe, Khabarovskiy rayon, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Died in P'yongyang, North Korea  (heart attack)
Birth NameYuri Irsenovich Kim
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jong-Il Kim was born on February 16, 1941 in Vyatskoe, Khabarovskiy rayon, Khabarovskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Yuri Irsenovich Kim. He was an actor and producer, known for Pulgasari (1985), The Schoolgirl's Diary (2007) and Sea of Blood (1969). He was married to Young-Sook Kim and Il-Chon Hong. He died on December 17, 2011 in P'yongyang, North Korea.

Spouse (2)

Young-Sook Kim (1974 - 17 December 2011) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Il-Chon Hong (1966 - 1969) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Eccentric personality

Trivia (10)

National leader of North Korea (officially styled "Supreme Leader of North Korea") from 1994 until his death in 2011.
Was portrayed as a villainous marionette in the comedy film Team America: World Police (2004). The creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone sent a gift reel to Kim.
Was often described as the 'Dear Leader' of North Korea. The title of 'Eternal President' was bestowed to his father, Kim Il-Sung on his death in 1994. Kim Jong-il's title was Chairman of the National Commission of Defence, which is North Korea's most important governmental position.
Among his favorite movies were: Friday the 13th (1980), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), First Blood (1982), The Godfather (1972), Gone with the Wind (1939) and Amistad (1997).
His favorite actor was Sean Connery. His favorite actress was Elizabeth Taylor.
Married Hong Il-chon in 1966 and divorced in 1969, and remarried to Kim Young-sook in 1974 but separated in the 1980s. He had six known children: Kim Hye-gyong (daughter, b. 1968) with first wife Hong Il-chon, Kim Jong-nam (son, b. 1970) with mistress Song Hye-rim, Kim Sul-song (daughter, b. 1974) with second wife Kim Young-sook, Kim Jong-chul (son, b. 1981), Kim Jong-un (son, b. 1984), and Kim Yo-jong (daughter, b. 1987) with mistress Ko Young-hee.
Was taught the "juche" philosophy of self-reliance by Jang-Yop Hwang. Hwang defected to South Korea in 1997.
Propaganda claims that Kim was born one year later, in 1942 on Mount Baekdu, with a double rainbow and a bright star in the sky heralding his arrival. A halo was supposedly seen over the mountain and a swallow foretold his birth.
Grandfather of Han-Sol Kim.

Personal Quotes (12)

We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States.
The liquidation of colonialism is a trend of the times which no force can hold back.
The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background.
National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people.
A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
No production of high ideological and artistic value can evolve out of a creative group whose members are not united ideologically and in which discipline and order have not been established.
No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea.
Great ideology creates great times.
Overall relations between the North and the South have developed in favor of national reconciliation, unity and reunification.
The cinema occupies an important place in the overall development of art and literature.
A film with an untidy plot cannot grip the audience and define their emotional response.
Imperialist aid is a noose of plunder and subjugation, aimed at robbing 10 and even 100 things for one thing that is given.

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