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'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
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
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