Bong Joon Ho

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Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker. The recipient of three Academy Awards, his filmography is characterized by emphasis on social themes, genre-mixing, black humor, and sudden tone shifts. He first became known to audiences and achieved a cult following with his directorial debut film, the black comedy Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), before ... See full bio »

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Won 3 Oscars. Another 203 wins & 136 nominations. See more awards »


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Snowpiercer Writer
Okja Writer
Parasite Writer
The Host Writer


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  Mickey7 (screenplay) (filming)
  Snowpiercer (TV Series) (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by - 30 episodes, 2020 - 2022) (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by - 30 episodes, 2020 - 2022)
- The Original Sinners (2022) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- A Beacon for Us All (2022) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Setting Itself Right (2022) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Ouroboros (2022) ... (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screen story by) / (based on the motion picture "Snowpiercer" screenplay by)
- Born to Bleed (2022) ... (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 - segment "Shaking Tokyo")
 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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Alternate Names:

Bong Joon-Ho | Bong Joon-ho


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)


Hyomin Bong


Bong, Sang Gyun | Park, So-Young


Bong, Ji-Hee (sibling) | See more »

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[after winning four Oscars at the 2020 Academy Awards ceremony] I will drink until next morning. See more »


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 »


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