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.
Comedian turned filmmaker wins over global audiences 2011/01/05, Source,
Director Shim Hyung-rae (Yonhap News)
Director Shim Hyung-rae is better known as a comedian than filmmaker. In the 1980s and 90s, his iconic TV character, Younggu, was the favorite of nearly all Korean children.
However, Shim decided to shift careers to become a director and producer, making a slew of movies for the domestic and overseas market and leaving behind his days as a comedian. Over time, as he concentrated on his films, his comedy career seemed to fade into memory,...More
Film critic puts his reputation on the line in directing debut 2011/01/05, Source, 'If I had waited any longer, I would never have been able to do what I'd always wanted to do. I didn't want to hide behind my success as a critic. So I took the leap'.
Film critic-turned-director Jeong Seong-il-I talks to the Korea JoongAng Daily in a cafe in Apgujeong-dong, southern Seoul. By Jeon Min-kyu
Long before the democratizing forces of the Internet made pundits of us all, Jeong Seong-il-I made the case of film as high art and changed how a generation of Koreans viewed movies. It has been more than two decades since Jeong - one of Korea's most influential film critics - started writing comprehensive reviews for the nation's first specialized film magazines, Roadshow and KINO. Last month, cinema's intellectual spectator finally became a participant himself, making his directorial debut with the epic three-hour and 18-minute "Cafe Noir",...More
Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads (not for episodes) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to sign up as a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show.