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Shim Hyung-rae (심형래)

Male - 1958/01/03

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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.

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  • Bankrupt Comedian Faces Embezzlement Charges

    2011/11/01, Source,
    The movie production center owned by comedian-turned-director Shim Hyung-rae sold for W4 billion at auction, a district court in southern Seoul said on Monday (US$1=W1,106). Shim is broke after his latest films failed to make money. The building that housed the production company, Younggu Art, was appraised at W3.72 billion and bought by a property developer, the only bidder. The money will be used to pay the back wages of 43 staff at Younggu Art and their W891 million severance pay. The rest will go to repaying Shim's bank debts. A 244 sq. m luxury condominium owned by Shim has also been put up for auction,...More
  • 'D-War' director banned from leaving country

    2011/10/31, Source,
    Shim Hyung-rae facing charges of embezzlement, remodeling firearms Film producer and director Shim Hyung-rae has been banned from leaving the country on suspicions that he embezzled 4.1 billion won ($3.7 million) of his company's money and remodeled manufactured firearms. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said Shim, 54, the CEO of Younggu Art and director of "D-War" (2007) and "The Last Godfather" (2010), has also been under investigation since August for failing to pay about 800 million won in employee wages and other charges,...More
  • [TALK OF THE TOWN] Former employees sue Shim

    2011/10/24, Source,
    Comedian and director Shim Hyung-rae's company Younggu Art is facing a lawsuit filed by former employees, a government legal body revealed yesterday. According to Korea Legal Aid Corporation, 43 former employees of Younggu Art have sued Shim's company for unpaid wages and severance payments worth 891.53 million won ($777,000). The lawsuit was filed in the Seoul Southern District Court,...More
  • 'The Last Godfather" director under probe for unpaid wages

    2011/10/20, Source,
    By Kim Rahn Shim Hyung-rae, a well-known comedian-turned-film director, is being investigated over allegations involving unpaid wages. The probe came after the Seoul Southern District Employment and Labor Office referred the case to the prosecution Tuesday. Shim has been accused of having delayed paying 850 million won (~US$850,000) in wages to the employees of Younggu Art, a production firm he founded. The company went under in July due to debt problems,...More
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