SHIM was born in 1958. He made his debut as a comedian in 1982 with the Korea Broadcasting Service and won the KBS Best Comedian of the Year Award in 1988. In 1990, he received the KBS Performer of the Year Award, with over 90 motion picture appearances and as a producer. In 1993, he established Younggu Art(Zeronine Entertainment) and released < Younggu and Dinosaur ZuZu > as director and lead actor. he directed eight films from 1994 to 1999 and starred in most of them. He was given the New Intellectual Award for being 'a model for the new millenium' in 1999, and the same year Asiaweek selected him as a Leader of the Millenium Society and Culture.
Shim Hyung-rae declared bankrupt 2013/03/07, Source,
Comedian Shim Hyung-rae is officially bankrupt, the Seoul Central District Court declared yesterday. Officials there will now tally his current assets and disposable income in order to determine whether he must pay former employees of his company Younggu Art. The employees filed a petition seeking unpaid wages in 2011, and Shim was ordered to pay 891.5 million won ($822,000) in wages and severance,...More
Comedian's Hollywood Dream Goes Bust 2013/02/07, Source, Shim Hyung-rae, who began his entertainment career decades ago in slapstick and later produced a comedy that went on limited release in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy. Shim, who invested a lot of money into his production company Younggu Art to make several movies, apparently suffered financial difficulties after they flopped,...More
Korean Mega War Movie Targets Pan-Asian Audience 2011/12/15, Source, Kang Je-gyu's new pan-Asian movie "My Way" premieres on Dec. 22. Kang, who drew over 10 million spectators with the clunking history epic "Taegukgi" in 2004, is now hoping for Asia-wide success with the biggest budget and the most ambitious scale in many years.
The movie portrays the tragic destiny of two young men, one from Korea and the other from Japan, who are drafted into the Japanese Army during World War II and later have to fight in Soviet and German uniform. The movie is very loosely based on a true story,...More
Comedian apologizes for stiffing his employees 2011/12/05, Source, Film producer and director Shim Hyung-rae said he deeply apologizes to his employees for not paying 800 million won ($707,200) of their wages and promised he will pay back the money owed.
Shim, 53, comedian-turned-director and a living legend of Korean comedy, was accused by former employees in August of embezzling 4.1 billion won of the company's money and not paying employees' wages.
Prosecutors banned Shim from leaving the country in October because of the massive amount of debt he has accumulated,...More
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