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.
'Sector 7': groundbreaking tech, groundless drama 2011/07/28, Source,
Actress Ha Ji-won, center, in a scene from "Sector 7". Korea's first 3D IMAX creature feature opens in theaters on Aug. 4. / Courtesy of CJ E&M Pictures
By Lee Hyo-won
The late legendary producer Samuel Goldwyn once said that Hollywood filmmakers "remain little more than glassblowers, huffing and puffing and blowing up slender ideas - their own or others - into some sort of shape for the screen. What has happened to fresh, honest, vital, original writing for the screen?",...More
Learn Which Residential Areas Are Hot Among The Stars 2011/05/11, Source,
The lives of celebrities never fail to intrigue the regular Joes out there. Much attention is paid to what they do, who they date, and where they live. Being that celebrities tend to seek out homes that are appropriate for their higher salaries in quiet neighborhoods where they can live out their private lives in peace, many coincidentally flock to the same buildings or areas.
For example, two very famous Korean star couples live in the same luxury-style villa in Samsung-dong of Seoul: comedian Lee Hwi-jae and his wife, and Korea's Brangelina, Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young. Jang and Ko moved into Lee's building last April to live right beneath him. There are rumors that the two couples get together often due to their shared love for baseball,...More
Is Hollywood Ready for Korean Comedies? 2011/03/08, Source,
From left, scenes from "Detective K", "Hello Ghost" and "The Last Godfather"
Several Korean comedy films have made their way to Hollywood recently, either as remakes or in the original Korean version. Either way, it will be interesting to see how much Korean-style comedy can impress American audiences.
"Detective K", which attracted 4.58 million viewers in the month since its release in Korea, will hit screens in the U.S. and Canada this month. Distributor Showbox said Thursday the film will be released in 10 cities in North America starting with Los Angeles on Friday, and in San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Chicago, Dallas, Hawaii and Vancouver a week later,...More
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