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Lee Chang-dong was born on April 1, 1954 (age 66 years) in Daegu, South Korea. He is a celebrated director.
Director and screenwriter who has directed a number of critically-acclaimed films, including Peppermint Candy (2000), Secret Sunshine (2007) and Burning (2018). Burning received the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
He graduated from Kyungpook National University with a degree in Korean literature. He taught Korean at the high school level before turning to a life in the arts.
He is a fiction writer, having published the novel Chonri (1983) and the short story collection There's a Lot of Sh*t in Nokcheon (1992).
As our current database, Lee Chang-dong is still alive (according to Wikipedia, Last update: January 6, 2020).
He married Lee Jeong-ran.
His film Burning was based on the novel of the same name by Haruki Murakami.by blog Admin
From being born in a middle-class family of workers to being the reigning actor-director-producer of Hollywood, Clinton ˜Clint' Eastwood has had a dreamy uphill career, but not without his share of failures. It is hard to believe that this prolific actor-director-producer has had an extremely humble start. He struggled with various odd jobs, before being recommended to try his luck at acting. Clint's first shot to fame was for his role as Rowdy Yates for the TV series, ˜Rawhide'. The series gave him the breakthrough and opened doors for him to journey further in the world of showbiz. After a couple of films, Clint made his debut as a director in 1971 and in no time, made a mark as his films received both commercial and critical success. He turned producer with the launch of his own production house, Malpaso Productions. In his five decades long career, he has starred, directed and produced films of various genres, right from soulful romantics to violent action and slapstick comedies to biopics.
Marine biologist, writer, and director who created the Nickelodeon animated series Spongebob SquarePants.
Steven Spielberg is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, director and producer known for some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the late 20th Century and early 21st Century. Notorious as one of the biggest names in Hollywood, he is regarded as one of the most influential directors in the history of movie making. Having worked in the movie industry for more than four decades, Spielberg has contributed to films of many different themes and genres, including science-fiction and adventure as well historical features. This versatility has allowed him to continue steady work on successful films throughout his life. He has been nominated and awarded with a great deal of achievements throughout his career, as his work has been able to reach individuals of many different backgrounds and interests. His films have set box office records, setting the standards for what it means to be a blockbuster movie. The film maker revolutionized the genre of sci-fi with the special effects included in movies such as the Jurassic Park and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Over the years the director has become a champion of humanistic causes and his projects focus on issues such as the holocaust. To know more about the life and works of this eminent director read on the following biography
With an estimated net worth of 7.3 billion, George Lucas is widely regarded as one of the most commercially successful filmmakers in the American film industry. However, filmmaking was not his ambition when he was young. Interestingly, this ace director was in love with speed and cars and aimed to be a car racer. Nevertheless, a near death accident forced him to change his mind and with this changed his destiny as well. He later attended the University Of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts, where he studied motion picture and its essence and went on to make a number of student films. His short film, ˜Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB', won the first prize at the National Student Film Festival. He later went on to make some of the most successful films in Hollywood. He created the famous ˜Star Wars' franchise, a series of six films that earned over 5 billion. He also conceived the legendary character of ˜Indiana Jones', seen in all the ˜Indiana Jones' series of films. He is also the founder of the film and television production company, ˜Lucasfilm', which he later sold to The Walt Disney Company. Apart from being a filmmaker, he is a philanthropist and founder of ˜The George Lucas Educational Foundation'.
It is true that talent and innovativeness can set any man's career soaring high and Tim Burton is no less. Blessed with a great acumen for imaginativeness coupled with excellent drawing skills, Burton soon converted his passion and hobby into his career and had no looking back since then. A graduate of California Institute of Arts, he started his career by taking up the position of an apprentice animator at the Walt Disney studios. However, this was just the beginning of his super illustrious career as he set forth to make a mark as a director, producer, writer, poet and stop motion artist in the American film industry. In his four decades of career, he came up with dark, gothic, macabre and quirky horror and fantasy films. Adding to the dark gothic setup is the effective use of musical interludes which is prominently seen in almost all his films. Most of his films focuses around a misunderstood outcast and include characters who distrust the protagonist. As of 2012, he has directed 16 films and produced 12 films. Some of his super successful films include ˜Pee-wee's Big Adventure', ˜Batman', ˜Batman Returns', ˜Planet of the Apes', ˜Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and ˜Alice in Wonderland'.
Kenny Ortega is an American film and television producer, director, and choreographer. He began his career working with the dancer and choreographer Gene Kelly in the film ˜Xanadu.' He went on to choreograph several music videos and in time, established himself as a reputed professional in this field. He made his directorial debut with the musical comedy drama film ˜Newsies'. The film, however, was a flop commercially and was met with mixed to negative reviews. Even though disappointed, he did not let his initial failure affect his future works. In the coming years he directed many other films, including the super-hit ˜High School Musical 3: Senior Year', which made more than $250 million on a $11 million budget. The film was the third installment of the ˜High School Musical' trilogy. The previous two installments were TV films which were also directed by Ortega. He has also directed many episodes of TV shows, such as the medical drama series ˜Chicago Hope' and the comedy drama series ˜Gilmore Girls'. Ortega has won several awards in his career, including two Emmy Awards out of five nominations.
Filthy Frank is a Japanese-born artiste who has grown popular by posting unconventional content on his social media channels. Filthy Frank started his career in June 2008 by becoming part of a YouTube group called 'Tempura Boyz.' Most of the content he created was based on rants, abuses, and raps on others. The story behind the birth of his ˜DizastaMusic' channel is quite interesting. When he was in his college, Filthy Frank placed a bet with his friends that he could post a video based on offensive content and still get a lot of viewership. In his video, he talks about explosive diarrhea. The video got more than 10,000 views quickly encouraging him to start a new channel. His friends obviously lost the bet to him! As the first video was based on a filthy concept like diarrhea, he got the nickname of Filthy Frank from his fans which he continues to use to this day. Other than using abusive words in his videos, Filthy Frank also differentiates himself through the weird clothes he wears during the filming of his videos.
Either an individual grasps Quentin Tarantino's films, or doesn't. Those who do understand his movies, relate to his craft of making a daring fusion of thrillers, neo-noir, and non-linear films. Those who do not apprehend his films, pass them off as mere art-house cinema material. Nonetheless, Quentin Tarantino has grown to become one of the biggest names in Hollywood. Not only has he managed to gather a cult following for his films, he, unlike his previous generation of filmmakers, has understood in entirety, what ˜kind' of films get the audiences flocking to cinema halls. From the famous ˜Pulp Fiction' to ˜Inglorious Basterds' and ˜Reservoir Dogs' to ˜Natural Born Killers', he has come a long way from working in a video rental store to one of the most legendary director-screenwriters of all time. Through most part of his life, he juggled as the multifaceted actor, director, screenwriter and producer and in the latter part of his life, decided to stick to doing what he knew best - direction and production. One would be able to spot a Quentin Tarantino classic from a mile away. His films are pregnant with dissimilar traditions, gangster violence, Blaxploitation themes and accented language.
Taiwanese director who first received attention for his 2000 fantastical action film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He then went on to win Academy Awards for Best Director for his work on the American films Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi.
Film, commercial and music video director who has worked with Disney, Marvel, DreamWorksTV, Universal Music and other music production companies. He wrote, directed, produced and acted in a 2011 series called Apartment 157.
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