Bong Joon-ho Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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.

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Joon-ho has dated –

  1. 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.

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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

  1. From 1990 to 1992, he served in the South Korean military as mandated by the Conscription in South Korea.
  2. He got the central idea for Parasite from his early life experience of working as a tutor in a rich family.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 54 years 8 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
  • professionFilmmaker
  • 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)

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