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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 52
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 49
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 52
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 51
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 90
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 48
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 72
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 52
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 45
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 56
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 49
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 55
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 58
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 60
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 82
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 56
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 43
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 59
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 48
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 49
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 59
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