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Bong Joon Ho

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14.09.1969 Daegu, South Korea
5' 11¾'' (1,82 m)
Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for social dramas Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017) and Parasite (2019) [the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at The Oscars].

He bought his first video camera with savings from selling doughnuts at a school cafeteria. ''I still remember sleeping at night hugging the Hitachi camera,'' Bong said. While studying sociology at Yonsei University in Seoul, he co-founded a filmmaking club named Yellow Door with students from neighboring universities, where he made his first short films. To make a living, he shot wedding videos.

He is the first Korean director to win the Oscar for best director.
He is the 2nd Asian director to win the Oscar for best director after Ang Lee.
Is among an elite group of nine directors who have won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (Orig/Adapted) for the same film