Who is Bong Joon-ho?
Bong Joon-ho is the south Korean filmmaker/director who has recently won the “Best Director Oscars 2020” for the movie Parasite. Bong’s directed movies The Horst(2006) and Snowpiercer(2013) are one of the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea. Bong won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his movie ‘Parasite’ and became the first Korean director to win that title. Further, he is well known for writing and directing popular movies like Okja(2017), Memories(2003) and Snowpiercer(2013). Besides, Bong Joon-ho is also quite active in politics and is currently a member of Southe Korea’s, New Progressive Party.
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|Birth Name||Bong Joon-ho|
|Birthplace||September 14, 1969|
|Parents||Bong Sang Gyun (Father) and Park S0-young (Mother)|
|Married/ Husband||Jung Sun-young|
|Siblings||Bong Joon-soo (older brother) and Bong Ji-hee(elder sister)|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
Wiki, Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, & Family
The South Korean director Bong Joon-ho was born on September 14, 1969. By September of 2019, he has successfully completed 50 years of his age and is on the way to turn 51. He was born in Daegu, South Korea under the birth sign Virgo. Bong took birth in the house of parents Bong Sang Gyun (Father) and Park S0-young (Mother). His father was a graphic and industrial designer as well professor and his grandfather, Park Taewon was a noted author. Besides, Bong raised along with his two siblings: Bong Joon-soo (older brother) and Bong Ji-hee(elder sister). Bong’s older brother is an English professor at the Seoul National University and his older sister teaches fashion styling at Anyang University. Further, he holds South Korean nationality and his ethnicity is not available.
Turning back and putting some flash into Bong’s education, he studied in elementary school before his family relocated to Seoul. After that, Bong enrolled in Yonsei University in 1988. Moreover, Bong also served as a military for two years in accordance with South Korea’s compulsory military service. After that, he again joined the college in 1992. There he co-founded a film club named Yellow Door with a student from nearby Universities. Finally, in 1995, he graduated from Yonsei University with a degree majoring in sociology.
Bong Joon-ho: Career, Awards, and Achievements
Bong started showing his directing capacity from his University days. While in University, he made his first film Looking for Paradise and a 16mm short titled White Man with his co-founded club. Soon after his graduation, he started to assist other film directors u=in various capacities. Further, Bong was given the credit of assistant director and screenplay writer credits in Park Ki-young’s film Motel Cactus. Besides, he also got credit for his writing in the 1999 action thriller movie ‘Phantom the Submarine’.
Moreover, Bong made his feature film debut with 2000 dark comedy “Barking Dogs Never Bite”. The film was premiered in various film festivals. In 2003, his second directed movie ‘Memories of Murder’ was released. Further, Bong directed segments of ‘Twentidentity’ and ‘Influenza’. In 2009, his directed movie ‘Mother’ was premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. His movie was so good that it earned three awards at the Asian Film Awards. Apart from this, Joon-ho also directed the 2011 anthology film ‘3.11 A Sense of Home’. In fact, it was based on the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. In 2013, he directed his first-ever English movie ‘Snowpiercer’ that was very successful in the box office as well as in the satisfying audience. The movie was based on a science fiction action novel ‘Le Transperceneige’ by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette.
Further, the film also starred famous actors like Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, etc. Bong’s directed movies The Horst(2006) and Snowpiercer(2013) are one of the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea. Bong won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his movie ‘Parasite’ and became the first Korean director to win that title. Further, he is well known for writing and directing popular movies like Okja(2017), Memories(2003) and Snowpiercer(2013).
Recently, he won the “Best Director Oscars 2020” for his movie Parasite, on February 9, 2020. Besides, Bong Joon-ho is also quite active in politics and is currently a member of Southe Korea’s, New Progressive Party.
How much is the Net Worth of Bong Joon-ho?
Bong has already completed his 20 years career as a director. He has earned a good amount of net worth in his career till now. As of 2020, he has a net worth of $30 Million. Besides, he hasn’t discloed any information about his other income and properties.
Bong’s movie Snowpiercer earned $86 million which was made on a budget of $40 Million. Further his movie Okja earned $50 Million at the box office which was made on the budget of $2 million. Similarly, one of the best directed movie ‘Parasite’ made under budget $11 million earned $170 Million globally.
Bong Joon-ho: Marriage, Spouse and Children
Bong Joon-ho is a happily married man. He tied his knot with his beautiful wife Jung Sun-young. However, he hasn’t disclosed any information about his dating life and marriage. Besides, the couple has a son named Bong Hyo-min. Bong is living his happy life with his spouse and children. Till now any rumors recording their separation or divorce haven’t come to hear.
Height, Weight and Other Body Measurement
The 50, years old Bong Joon-ho seems physically and mentally fit. He is not diagnosed with any kind of disease. However, he hasn’t discloed his anybody’s measurenment. Besides, he has Asian black hair and eyes.