|Bong Joon-ho Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11¾ in|
|Date of Birth||September 14, 1969|
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.
Daegu, Yeongnam, South Korea
Bong attended Yonsei University in 1988 and graduated with a Sociology degree in 1995.
He also enrolled at the Korean Academy of Film Arts for a 2-year-program in the early 1990s.
- Father – Bong Sang-gyun (Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Professor)
- Mother – Park So-young
- Siblings – Bong Joon-soo (Older Brother) (Professor), Bong Ji-hee (Older Sister). He has another older sibling.
5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
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.
Race / Ethnicity
Bong Joon-ho Favorite Things
- Directors – Alfred Hitchcock, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Brian De Palma, Martin Scorsese, Shohei Imamura
- Films Of 2019 – Uncut Gems, First Cow
- Films Of Guillermo del Toro – The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
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 Harvey Weinstein 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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