Famous South Korean Directors

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 1 Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: September 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Daegu

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker whose movies are characterized by the use of black humor, genre-mixing, and social themes. His 2019 film Parasite became the first non-English film to receive the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards, gaining Bong international recognition. In 2020, he was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

 2 Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook.
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul

Park Chan-wook is a South Korean screenwriter, filmmaker, and former film critic. Renowned for directing films that depict brutal subject matters, such as The Vengeance Trilogy, Park is regarded as one of the most popular and acclaimed filmmakers in South Korea. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, such as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award.

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 3 Kim Ki-duk

Kim Ki-duk.
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: December 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bonghwa County

 4 Joseph Kahn

Joseph Kahn.
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: October 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

 5 Shin Sang-ok

Shin Sang-ok.
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: October 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chongjin, North Korea
Died: April 11, 2006

 6 Phillip Rhee

Phillip Rhee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

 7 Im Kwon-Taek

Im Kwon-Taek
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: May 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nam-myeon, Jangseong-gun, South Korea
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