Bong Joon-ho

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Full Name Bong Joon-ho
Age 51 Years Old
Nick Name Bong
Gender Male
Famous As Filmmaker
Birth Date September 14th, 1969
Birth Place Daegu, South Korea

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Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker. He is also one of the best Director in the South Korean Fil Industry and in the world too. He rose into worldwide fame and recognition after his movie "Parasite" dominated the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscar Awards) of 2019-20 season receiving a total of six nominations and winning four awards-Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. This was also the first time a non-English language film won the Academy Award for Best Picture and the first time Asian writers won Academy Awards for screenwriting. Scroll down to know more information regarding his biography, net worth, facts, family, career, birthday, wiki, awards, wife, kids, and many more.

Famous For 

  • Being the Director of the world-famous and international hit movie of 2019 "Parasite".
  • For winning 92nd Academy Awards (Oscar Awards) for Best Director of 2019-20 season.  

Bong Joon Ho, a famous filmmaker

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Early Life of Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho was born on September 14, 1969, in Daegu, South Korea. He holds South Korean Nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. His birth sign is Virgo. His birthday falls on the 14th of September every year. His father, Bong Sang-gyun, was a first-generation graphic designer, industrial designer, and professor of art at Yeungnam University and the head of the art department at the National Film Institute. His mother, Park So-young, was a full-time housewife. He is the youngest of four children. His older brother, Bong Joon-soo, is an English professor at the Seoul National University. His older sister, Bong Ji-hee, teaches fashion styling at Anyang University. He wanted to be a film director ever since he was fourteen-years-old. While he was in elementary school, the family relocated to Seoul, taking up residence in Jamsil-dong by the Han River where he attended Jamsil High School. In 1988, Bong enrolled in Yonsei University, majoring in sociology and graduated in 1995. He also completed a two-year program at the Korean Academy of Film Arts(KAFA) in the early 1990s. He is a follower of Roman Catholicism.

Career of Bong Joon-ho

  • Bong Joon-ho began his career by contributing in various capacities to works by other directors.
  • Shortly afterward, Bong began shooting his first feature Barking Dogs Never Bite in 2000. 
  • His second film was Memories of Murder released in 2003. 
  • The Host (2006) marked a step up in scale in Bong's career, and indeed for the Korean film industry as a whole as well as the film gained international success too.
  • Bong, along with Michel Gondry and French director Leos Carax, directed a segment of Tokyo! (2008), a triptych feature telling three separate tales of the city.
  • Bong's fourth feature film was Mother released in 2009. His first English-language film, Snowpiercer, was released in 2013.
  • As of April 2014, it is the tenth highest-grossing domestic film in South Korea. In 2017 his next film "Okja" was released which is also available on Netflix too.
  • In 2019, Bong directed the South Korean film "Parasite" was released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on May 30, 2019, and in the United States by Neon in late 2019. It received widespread critical acclaim and earned $115 million at the worldwide box office, becoming Bong's highest-grossing release.
  • Throughout the 2019-2020 film awards season, Bong and the film received numerous accolades.
  • Parasite was later submitted as the South Korean entry for Best International Feature Film for the 92nd Academy Awards.
  • It eventually became the first South Korean film to receive an Academy Award nomination in any category, receiving a total of six nominations and winning four awards-Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film. 
  • In January 2020, an HBO six-hour limited series based on the film, with Bong and Adam McKay serving as executive producers, currently in early development, was announced as an upcoming project.
  • Bong has stated that the series, also titled Parasite, will explore stories "that happen in between the sequences in the film". 

Achievement and Awards

Bong Joon-ho has received a number of Achievement and Awards throughout his film directorial Journey. He won Best Director at the Grand Bell Awards and San Sebasti√°n International Film Festival in 2003 for his film "Memories of Murder". Throughout the 2019-2020 film awards season, Bong and the film received numerous accolades for his world-famous movie "Parasite" which was released in late 2019. Bong received the Hollywood Filmmaker Award at the 23rd Hollywood Film Awards and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director at the 25th Critics' Choice Awards. He also won the Best Director Awards in the Ceremony of 92nd Academy Awards which is popularly known as an Oscar Award.

Bong Joon Ho, Winning Oscar for the movie Parasite

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Personal Life of Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho is a married man. His wife's name is Jung Sun-young who works as a Screenwriter. The couple got married in 1995. They have a son named Bong Hyu-min. The duo is living a happy life at present without any disturbance. His sexual orientation is straight. There is no sign of divorce between them and their bong is going strong with the passage of time. 

Net Worth of Bong Joon-ho

As of 2020, The net worth of Bong Joon-ho is estimated to be USD $50 million Approx while his salary is under review. He has accumulated his mass fortune through his career as a Successful Film Director and producer too. He also earns an additional income through endorsement, Award Ceremonies, and Film Festivals. His latest film "Parasite" released in 2019 brought a huge increment in his entire net worth and salary as the film was an international box office hit.

Body Measurement of Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho is a Good looking man of high personality and a well-maintained body physique. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 75 kg. His Chest size is 38 Inches, Waist size is 32 Inches and Biceps Size is 14 Inches. His eye color and hair color both are black. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality.