Bong Joon-Ho

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Bong Joon-Ho (봉준호; b. ​September 1969) - as a screenwriter and film director, Bong has been recognized as the preeminent Korean filmmaker, as evidenced by Parasite (2019), which has won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globe Awards (the first Korean film to do so on both fronts). 

Parasite has also been nominated for six Academy Awards, including for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Foreign Language (Best International) Film, making it the only Korean film to be nominated in any of these major categories. It is also only the 12th foreign language film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. He then made Academy Award history by becoming the first Korean director and screenwriter to win the Academy Award, with Parasite winning a total of 4 Academy Awards at the 92nd Academy Awards Ceremony. 

​Bong is also known for his cross-cultural and -language films such as Okja (2017), which was also nominated for the 2017 Palme d'Or, and Snowpiercer (2013). His directorial debut was Barking Dogs Never Bite​ in 2000. 

UPDATED 2/23/2020