Park Chan-wook

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Park Chan-wook was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for Oldboy (2003), The Handmaiden (2016) and Thirst (2009). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child. See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 65 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »


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Oldboy Director
The Handmaiden Producer
Thirst Producer


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  The Sympathizer (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.7 ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Episode #1.2 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.1 ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2022 Decision to Leave (producer)
 2020-2022 Snowpiercer (TV Series) (executive producer - 30 episodes)
- The Original Sinners (2022) ... (executive producer)
- A Beacon for Us All (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Setting Itself Right (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Ouroboros (2022) ... (executive producer)
- Born to Bleed (2022) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The Little Drummer Girl (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2016 The Handmaiden (producer)
 2015 Pororo3: Cyber Space Adventure (executive producer - as Chan-wook Park)
 2015 The Shameless (creative producer)
 2014 Bitter Sweet Seoul (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Snowpiercer (producer - produced by)
 2011 Night Fishing (Short) (producer)
 2009 Thirst (producer - produced by)
 2008 Crush and Blush (producer)
 2006 I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (producer)
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Alternate Names:

Chan-uk Park | Chan-wook Park | Chan-wuk Park | Park Chan Wook


Eun-hee Kim  (1 child)




Park Don-seo | Shim Sang-gu


Chan-kyong Park (sibling)

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Personal Quote:

[on Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance] I wanted to make something that felt too real. I said from the start, "I want the film to be felt physically, not just emotionally." I wanted the audience to be tired when they finished the film. I wanted their bodies to be tired. I thought people would love that. I like that kind of experience. See more »


Was a student of philosophy at Sogang University in Seoul. See more »


Characters in his films often use scissors to commit acts of violence. (Vengeance trilogy, Thirst, Stoker) See more »


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