Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean director, producer, and writer who has helmed worldwide hit films like The Host (2006), Mother (2009), Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017), and the Oscar-winning Parasite (2019), etc.
Girlfriend / Spouse
Joon-ho has dated –
- Jung Sun-young (1995-Present) – Bong married screenwriter Jung Sun-young in 1995. They have a son named Bong Hyo-min, who is also a director.
Bong Joon-ho Favorite Things
- Directors – , Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Brian De Palma, , Shohei Imamura
- Films Of 2019 – Uncut Gems, First Cow
- Films Of – The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
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Bong Joon-ho Facts
- From 1990 to 1992, he served in the South Korean military as mandated by the Conscription in South Korea.
- He got the central idea for Parasite from his early life experience of working as a tutor in a rich family.
- Disgraced mogul wanted to edit out sections of Bong’s 2013 sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer while overseeing the film’s distribution in the United States. Bong eventually got his way and released the film in its uncut form.
- Parasite had a historic run at the 2020 Academy Awards after winning ‘Best International Feature Film’, ‘Best Original Screenplay’, ‘Best Director’, and ‘Best Picture’. The black comedy is the first foreign-language film in the history of the award ceremony to be awarded ‘Best Picture’.
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Facts of Bong Joon-ho
- Gender Male
- full nameBong Joon-ho
- nicknamesBong Tail
- birthplaceDaegu, Yeongnam, South Korea
- Date of Birth September 14, 1969
- Age 52 years 2 months
- Horoscope Virgo
- Lucky Number 12
- Lucky Stone Sapphire
- Lucky Color Green
- Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
- nationalitySouth Korean
- net worth$1.4 Billion
- weight85 kg or 187.5 lbs
- height5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildAverage
- collegeYonsei University
- motherPark So-young
- fatherBong Sang-gyun
- brothersBong Joon-soo
- sistersBong Ji-hee
- favorite moviesThe Devil’s Backbone (2001), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)