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List of notable or famous screenwriters from South Korea, with bios and photos, including the top screenwriters born in South Korea and even some popular screenwriters who immigrated to South Korea. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South Korean screenwriters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These screenwriters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known screenwriter from South Korea is included when available.

List is made up of people like Kim Ki-duk and Bong Joon-ho.

This historic screenwriters from South Korea list can help answer the questions "Who are some South Korean screenwriters of note?" and "Who are the most famous screenwriters from South Korea?" These prominent screenwriters of South Korea may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South Korean screenwriters.

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Ahn Byeong-ki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 51 Ahn Byeong-ki is a South Korean film director, producer, and screenwriter specializing in horror films. His representative horror works are Phone and Bunshinsaba while his non-horror produced ...more

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Bong Joon-ho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 48 Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His films include South Korean hits Memories of Murder, based on a true-life serial murder case, monster movie The Host, and his ...more

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Byun Young-joo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 51 Byun Young-joo is a South Korean film director. Her films explore issues of women's rights and human rights.

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Chang Yoon-hyun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Chang Yoon-hyun age 50 Chang Yoon-hyun is a film director, film producer and screenwriter.

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Chang-hwa Jeong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 89 Chang-hwa Jeong is a film director and producer.

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Cho Eun-Ryung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Dec. at 31 (1972-2003) Cho Eun-Ryung was a Screenwriter, film director and producer.

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Choi Dong-hoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 47 Choi Dong-hoon is a South Korean film director. He ranks as one of the most consistently successful directors working in contemporary Korean cinema, with all four of his films becoming ...more

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Christine Shin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Christine Shin is a South Korean-born writer–director.

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Chung Ji Young is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Chung Ji Young age 71 Chung Ji-young is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Among his most well-known films are North Korean Partisan in South Korea, White Badge, Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid, ...more

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Eun-Jeong Kim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Eun-Jeong Kim age 51 Eun-Jeong Kim is a screenwriter.

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Eung-cheon Kim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Eung-cheon Kim Dec. at 66 (1935-2001) Eung-cheon Kim was a film director and screenwriter.

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Gina Kim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 44 Gina Kim is a filmmaker and academic. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Kim's five feature-length films and short films have garnered ...more

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Ha Yu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 55 Yoo Ha is a South Korean film director, screenwriter and a contemporary poet. He directed the critically acclaimed films Marriage Is a Crazy Thing, Once Upon a Time in High School, and A Dirty ...more

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Jang Hang-jun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 48 Hang-jun Kang is a South Korean actor. He is also a film director and screenwriter.

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Heo Jin-ho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 54 Hur Jin-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

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Hong Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 57 Hong Sang-soo is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

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Hwang Gyu-Deok is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Hwang Gyu-Deok age 59 Hwang Gyu-Deok is a film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Im Kwon-taek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 81 Im Kwon-taek is one of South Korea's most renowned film directors. In an active and prolific career, his films have won many domestic and international film festival awards as well as ...more

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Im Sang-soo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 55 Im Sang-soo is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He has twice been invited to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, with The Housemaid in 2010 and The Taste of ...more

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Jang Hee Chul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Jang Hee Chul is a film director, editor, and screenwriter.

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Jang Hoon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 42 Jang Hoon is a South Korean film director. He directed the films Rough Cut, Secret Reunion, and The Front Line.

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Jang Hyeon-su is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Jang Hyeon-su age 58 Jang Hyun-su is a screenwriter and film director.

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Jang Jin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 47 Jang Jin is a South Korean film director, theatre director, playwright, screenwriter, film producer, actor and TV personality. Considered one of the most distinctive voices to emerge from the ...more

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Jang Jun-hwan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 48 Jang Joon-hwan is a South Korean film director. A graduate of Sungkyunkwan University, Jang's first directing job was on the 1994 short film 2001 Imagine. His feature-length debut was the ...more

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Jeon Soo-il is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 58 Jeon Soo-il is a South Korean film director, film producer and screenwriter. After graduating from the Department of Theatre & Film of Kyungsung University in Busan, he studied Film ...more

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Jeong Jae-eun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 49 Jeong Jae-eun is a South Korean film director.

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Ji-na Yeo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Ji-na Yeo Ji-na Yeo is a screenwriter.

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Jinoh Park is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 47 Jinoh Park is a screenwriter, film director and producer.

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John H. Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
John H. Lee age 47 John H. Lee is a film director and screenwriter.

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Kang Je-gyu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 55 Kang Je-gyu is a South Korean film director.

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Kang Woo-suk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 57 Woo-seok Kang is a film editor.

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Ki-hwan Oh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Ki-hwan Oh age 50 Ki-hwan Oh is a South Korean director, producer and screenwriter.

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Kim Han-min is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Kim Han-min age 48 Kim Han Min is a Screenwriter

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Kim Hyeon-Seok is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Kim Hyeon-Seok age 45 Kim Hyeon-Seok is a screenwriter and film director.

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Kim Jho Kwang-soo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 53 Kim Jho Gwang-soo, also known as Peter Kim, is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, film producer and LGBT rights activist.

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Kim Jee-woon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 53 Kim Jee-woon is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Kim Jee-woon has a history of successfully tackling a wide range of film genres, garnering a cult following among fans of Asian

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Kim Ki Bum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Kim Ki Bum Kim Ki Bum is a screenwriter.

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Kim Ki-duk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 57 Kim Ki-duk is a South Korean filmmaker noted for his idiosyncratic "art-house" cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit. He is not related to ...more

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Kim Ki-young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Dec. at 79 (1919-1998) Kim Ki-young was a South Korean film director, known for his intensely psychosexual and melodramatic horror films, often focusing on the psychology of their female characters. Kim was born in ...more

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Kim Kyung-Mook is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Kim Kyung-Mook age 33 Kim Kyung-Mook is a film director, film editor and screenwriter.

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Kim Sang-jin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 50 Kim Sang-Jin is a South Korean film director, writer and producer.

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Kim Seungok is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 76 Kim Seungok is a South Korean novelist and screenwriter.

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Kim Tae-Yong is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 48 Kim Tae-yong is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. After his feature directorial debut Memento Mori, he helmed the critically acclaimed Family Ties, and the English-language remake ...more

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Kim Tai-sik is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Kim Tai-sik age 58 Kim Tai-sik is a film director and screenwriter.

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Kim Young-ha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 49 Kim Young-ha is a modern South Korean writer.

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Kôhei Tsuka is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Dec. at 62 (1948-2010) Kôhei Tsuka was a screenwriter, playwright, theatre director and novelist.

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Ku Hye-sun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 33 Ku Hye-sun is a South Korean actress, singer/songwriter and director. She is best known for her roles in the television dramas Pure in Heart, Boys Over Flowers and Angel Eyes.

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Kwak Jae-yong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 58 Kwak Jae-yong is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He studied physics at Kyunghee University. He achieved success with his debut film Watercolor Painting in a Rainy Day in 1989, but ...more

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Kwak Kyung-taek is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
Kwak Kyung-taek age 51 Kwak Kyung-taek is a South Korean film director best known for his 2001 record-breaking film Friend.

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Lee Chang-dong is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Screenwriters from South Korea
age 64 Lee Chang-dong is a South Korean film director, screenwriter and novelist. He is best known for his films Peppermint Candy, Oasis, Secret Sunshine, and Poetry. Lee won the Best Director award at ...more