Lee Isaac Chung

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A son of Korean immigrants, Chung grew up on a small farm in rural Arkansas and then attended Yale University, majoring in Ecology. During his senior year, Chung dropped his plans for medical school and turned to filmmaking. He studied film at the University of Utah, earning his MFA in 2004. Chung's first film, Munyurangabo, premiered at the 2007 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »


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Minari Director
Munyurangabo Director
Abigail Harm Director
Lucky Life Director


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 2020 Minari
 2015 I Have Seen My Last Born (Documentary) (co-director)
 2012 Abigail Harm
 2010 Lucky Life
 2007 Munyurangabo
 2005 Los coyotes (Short)
 2005 Sex and Coffee (Short)
 2004 Highway (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Isaac Lee Chung | Charles H. Rivkin


Han Gil Chung

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Directed 2 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh-jung. Youn won for her performance in Minari (2020).



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