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The early s has seen Ahn continue to balance more popular works with films by veteran directors. Im Kwon-taek's Strokes of Fire , in which he played a mentor to the lead character, became the first Korean film to win a prize at the Cannes film festival Best Director.
Ahn was also the obvious choice to play the nation's chief executive in the romantic comedy The Romantic President. Meanwhile Kang Woo-suk's big budget Silmido , in which he played a tough but loyal military trainer, became the first film ever to sell 10 million tickets in Korea.
Meanwhile Ryoo Seung-wan's Arahan presented Ahn with yet another new challenge: What are your criteria for selecting a film? I look for something new. Unusual or creative films are good. The script should be somewhat unconventional; that's how I get engaged in a film. I don't like melodramas. September 23, debuted in in the basketball-themed TV drama The Last Match , and quickly became the nation's most popular and talked-about star.
After acting in three more television dramas and two lesser-known films including Born To Kill with Jung Woo-sung , she made a permanent mark in the film industry with her performance in Hur Jin-ho's modern-day classic Christmas in August Later that year Art Museum by the Zoo , which presented a more down-to-earth side of the actress, saw her win over more critical praise for her acting abilities.
Throughout this period, Shim consistently topped magazine polls as the most popular actress in the film industry. In Tell Me Something , her star power combined with Han Seok-kyu to create one of the most highly anticipated works in Korean film history though most viewers ultimately expressed disappointment at the film's convoluted narrative.
The following year she appeared in Korea's first Dogme film Interview , which would end up being her last appearance. In , after rumors surfaced of an engagement which was later called off, Shim decided to give up her entertainment career. In the ensuing years, despite periodic rumors that she would resume her film career, Shim has tried her best to remain out of the public eye, studying in France and taking up painting.
However despite or perhaps because of her long absence, she remains the undisputedly most popular actress of the last decade. In October she was married to a professor from Yonsei University, and at the time she re-affirmed that she will not return to acting. What kind of film would you most like to make? A film featuring great female attraction.
Something like Beatrice Dalle in Betty Blue , perhaps. Is there anything that can compare to that film? August 17, began his career in the early 's as a dubbing artist, before being cast in the TV drama Moon Over Seoul.
By the late 90s he had become one of the most popular actors in Korea, starring in a series of both highly acclaimed and extremely popular films including Lee Chang-dong's debut film Green Fish , the groundbreaking gangster comedy No. From until early , however, Han took an extended leave of absence from filmmaking, only appearing occasionally on TV commercials. By the time of his return in the film Double Agent -- a spy film in which he stars with Ko So-young, which was a disappointment at the box-office -- he had lost his status as the most popular actor in the Korean film industry.
The following year, his appearance in The Scarlet Letter with now-deceased actress Lee Eun-ju opened well, but failed to make a big impression with audiences. Han's appearance in Im Sang-soo's political bombshell The President's Last Bang marked an impressive return to form, however, and even if it didn't translate into success at the box office, it showed that Han remained at the top of his form.
For his next project Han discards his serious image to play a stay-at-home dad who dresses up as a woman in order to enter a TV quiz show for housewives. People say that you have benefitted from your voice.
Do you think this is true? When I first started acting on TV, people criticized me, saying I spoke like a s movie star. Now I know how to control my voice. My experiences as a dubbing artist and a singer in high school taught me pronunciation and better control over the language. February 11, spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-kyu in The Contact.
She went on to establish a reputation as a "chameleon" who can take on a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a doctor in the hit melodrama A Promise , to that of a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having an adulterous affair in Happy End.
The following year she re-united with director Park Heung-sik in a dual role for the time-bending melodrama My Mother, the Mermaid. But it was her role in Lee Chang-dong's Secret Sunshine in that would see her emerge in full glory. Although the film itself, which debuted at Cannes, evoked widely differing assessments from international critics, Jeon's performance was universally praised, and indeed she was presented with a Best Actress award by the Cannes jury -- the first Korean ever to receive an acting award at Cannes.
Although not as broadly popular with audiences as some other stars, Jeon is widely respected for her acting abilities, and many young actresses cite her as a role model. This is partly my personality, but also the fact that I get so absorbed in acting, to where I can't see or think of anything else. I can't tell you what great acting is, but for me, it is to give everything you have with honesty, sincerity and persistence.
In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han Seok-kyu. After a turn in Kim Jee-woon's debut film The Quiet Family , Choi's breakthrough would come in , when he was cast in the record-breaking Swiri. After starring in a theater production of Hamlet in spring of , Choi took on his first lead role as a husband who discovers his wife's infidelity in Happy End , and in early starred as a third-rate gangster opposite Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung in the cult melodrama Failan.
In , Choi took on his most high-profile role yet in Im Kwon-taek's Strokes of fire , where he played the famous nineteenth-century Korean painter Jang Seung-up. Two years later, Choi would be back at Cannes with Old Boy , Park Chan-wook's Grand Prix-winning story of a man locked up for 15 years without knowing the reason why.
Choi's impassioned and cool acting in Old Boy caused his popularity in Korea to soar, and made his name known to many overseas viewers. More recent efforts from Choi include the role of a trumpet player who agrees to teach a school music class in Springtime , and that of a down-and-out former boxer who struggles to put his life back together in Ryoo Seung-wan's Crying Fist.
Together with Song Kang-ho and Sul Kyung-gu, Choi is now considered among the very top echelon of Korean actors in terms of presence and talent. October 30, first became well-known as a commercial model and as a TV actress. Although she made her film debut in the little-watched White Valentine in , it was not until later in the year when she was featured in an advertisement for an audio system that she became a popular sensation.
The dancing and attitude expressed in the ad made her into an icon for Koreans in their late teens and early twenties. After continuing her TV and modelling career, Jun made her first well-publicized film appearance in late with Il Mare. Jun's breakout film was comedy My Sassy Girl , which became a huge hit both in Korea and throughout Asia with its tale of a gullible college student and his slightly unhinged girlfriend. The film spent two weeks at 1 in Hong Kong, and turned her into Korea's most recognizable star in the Chinese-language market.
Two years then passed before she appeared in her next film, an "occult thriller" titled The Uninvited which wowed critics but failed to catch on with viewers. Throughout this time she was a constant presence in TV ads and on billboards in Korea and also in other Asian countries.
Windstruck cast her in the role of a policewoman, but many viewers felt it was too similar to My Sassy Girl. There were also signs that her popularity had started to suffer because of overexposure in advertisements. Nonetheless, Windstruck became the best-performing film ever in Japan, where My Sassy Girl was not as well known.
Nonetheless the film disappointed at the box-office and drew weak appraisals from viewers. In late it was announced the Jun would be making her long-predicted jump to Hollywood to take the lead role in Blood: The international co-production is the live-action adaptation of a popular Japanese anime. January 17, never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theatre groups after graduating from Kimhae High School.
Later he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theatre company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation which proved Song's training ground. Although regularly approached to act in films, he always turned down the opportunity until taking a role as an extra in Hong Sang-soo's The Day a Pig Fell into the Well In the following year, after portraying one of the homeless in Jang Sun-woo's docu-style Bad Movie , he gained cult notoriety for his show-stealing performance in Song Neung-han's No.
Since that time he's been cast in several supporting roles before before his high-profile appearance as Han Seok-kyu's secret agent partner in Kang Je-kyu's blockbuster thriller Swiri.
In early , Song became a star with his first leading role in the box office smash The Foul King , for which he reputedly did most of his own stunts. Song also starred in Park Chan-wook's acclaimed followup, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance , which centers around a father's pursuit of his daughter's kidnappers. The following year he played a leading role in yet another critically-acclaimed smash hit, Memories of Murder from young director Bong Joon-ho. In Song starred in a film by debut director Im Charn-sang that imagines the life of South Korean president Park Chung-hee's personal barber.
The following year he also took the lead in Antarctic Journal , a big-budget project by debut director Yim Phil-sung, about an expedition in Antarctica that performed weakly at the box-office. In Song was thrust back in the spotlight, however, with a leading role in Bong Joon-ho's record-breaking creature movie The Host.
The film helped to broaden international awareness of Song's talent, and indeed he beat out several of Asia's best known stars to be named Best Actor at the inaugural Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong in March Upcoming projects for Song include a gangster film from the director of Rules of Dating , Secret Sunshine , the next feature by the acclaimed Lee Chang-dong, and a Western set in Manchuria by Kim Jee-woon. In she was walking along the streets of Apkujong, Seoul when a recruiter approached her about a job in modeling.
In Bae continued to act in TV dramas and also expanded her presence on the screen, starring in the critically-acclaimed Barking Dogs Never Bite and later in Plum Blossom , a well-received film about adolescence and sex. At the time she concurrently studied in Hanyang University's department of Film and Drama. Bae's film Take Care of My Cat was highly acclaimed by critics and screened in many festivals including Rotterdam and Berlin. Her next features were more light in tone: Saving My Hubby , about a mother who straps her baby onto her back and goes out to rescue her husband from a band of gangsters, subway action film Tube , and Spring Bears Love , a melodrama by debut director Yong Yi.
She also appeared in multiple TV dramas. To date, however, Bae has yet to star in a solid box office hit. Bae's next film will be a Japanese film by Nobuhiro Yamashita titled Linda Linda Linda , in which she plays a Korean exchange student who joins an all-girl rock band. She is also rumored to have a part in Bong Joon-ho's creature movie The Host.
Bae Doo-na is a very beautiful young woman. But in the film you make her look very mundane, dishevelled, with no make-up Many actresses in Korea hate to act without make up, they want to look shiny! But Doo-na was great because she had no desire to show off, rather she really threw herself into the character.
I was really happy with her. May 1, studied at Hanyang University Department of Film and Theater, and upon graduation appeared in numerous theatrical productions. In the mids he began taking on minor roles in feature films, but it was not until that he made his breakthrough with major roles in The Bird That Stops in the Air , Rainbow Trout , and above all else, Peppermint Candy.
The critical acclaim and larger-than-expected popular appeal of this film instantly transformed Sol into one of the most respected young actors in Korea. After the rather heavy-themed work of his early career, Sol then appeared in a mix of genre movies and more serious work. The year was huge for Sol, starring in three major films which effectively made him into one of the most popular actors in Korea. As a violent police detective in Public Enemy he won both local acting awards and many new fans as the film drew close to 3 million viewers.
Sol continued his hot streak in when he starred in Silmido directed by Cinema Service founder Kang Woo-suk, which became the first Korean film in history to gross 10 million admissions. His next role was as the title character in Rikidozan , about the legendary ethnic Korean pro wrestler who became a national hero in Japan in the s. Despite winning great praise for his performance, however, the film vastly underperformed on its local release. In , Sol starred in the sequel to Public Enemy , which ended up outgrossing the original, and also signed on to star in a melodramatic love story together with Song Yoon-ah.
In order to master Shakespeare, she also spent time at a special acting academy at Oxford University. Kim has remarked that in her zeal to become Americanized quickly, she studied acting, academics and pronunciation with equal intensity.
In part due to this experience, Kim decided to return to Korea. She was quickly cast in the TV drama Wedding Dress and was also invited to act in Lee Kwangmo's feature Spring in My Hometown , although she ended up not taking this role.
Her breakthrough debut came in the film Shiri , making her an instant star throughout the country. After acting in a Japanese film and a low-profile feature set in Los Angeles, Kim appeared in the big-budget sci-fi feature Yesterday , which ended up bombing spectacularly at the box office. Then in , Kim took the lead role in Ardor , the feature film debut of acclaimed documentarist Byun Young-ju Habitual Sadness.
The film was invited to screen in a non-competitive section at the Berlin film festival, and Kim's acting earned widespread praise. After a couple quiet years, in Kim started appearing in the popular U. Shortly thereafter, she also received an offer to appear opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the Hollywood film Georgia Heat , about a woman who falls in love with an American and moves to the US. A fixture in TV dramas throughout the decade, Lee has continued to work in television even after becoming a major film star.
His movie debut came in as the lead in Who Drives Me Mad? For a long time thought of as just another pretty face, Lee eventually earned great praise for his acting, both for his turn in JSA and especially in Bungee Jumping of Their Own. He also starred in the popular television drama Beautiful Days , which screened in spring on SBS and would later be exported across Asia.
In , Lee starred with actress Lee Mi-yeon in Addicted , a melodrama about two brothers who fall into a coma on the same day. The following spring he also took the lead role in the highly popular TV drama All In , about a successful gambler. Also that year, several of Lee's TV dramas began to screen in Japan, and his popularity there started to soar. He eventually became even more popular in Japan than he is in Korea.
Although the film ended up performing below expectations in both Korea and Japan, it was selected to screen in the Official Selection out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, giving Lee the opportunity to "walk the red carpet" for his biggest moment of fame. August 18, ranked as the best internationally known film star from Korea. After making her debut as a child actor in the s, Kang continued to appear in a variety of low-profile films until her breakthrough with Im Kwon-taek's Surrogate Mother Her spirited performance in this film led the jury at the Venice International Film Festival to honor her with a Best Actress award, the first and only time a Korean actor had won such an award at one of the "big three" major international festivals.
At the same time, Kang won over younger fans with her appearance in Lee Kyu-hyung's hit film Mimi and Chul-soo's Adolescent Sketch , in which she played opposite Park Joong-hoon.
Over the coming years she would appear in a mixture of popular features and works by the leading directors of the so-called Korean New Wave. In all, Kang has acted in over 30 films. March 7, , who has starred in not one but two record-breaking box office hits, first entered the entertainment world in a talent contest in By the late s he had become quite popular in Korea, but he also became one of the very first Korean stars to garner a fan following in other parts of Asia.
Vietnamese audiences in particular fell quickly for Jang after several of his TV dramas were screened there in the late nineties. In , after acting in the critically acclaimed Nowhere to Hide as Park Joong-hoon's younger partner, Jang moved on to star in a feature that was filmed on location in Shanghai. Titled The Anarchists , this tale of five young terrorists from s China helped to elevate his status even further.
Jang's real breakout came in early in Friend , which smashed the box office record set by Shiri to become the biggest Korean film of all time. After playing the nice guy in almost all his previous roles, this portrayal of a tough-talking gangster from Pusan led him to local stardom.
The following year he also starred in the popular action blockbuster Lost Memories set in a futuristic Great Japan. After appearing in the low-budget film The Coast Guard by controversial director Kim Ki-duk, Jang then took the lead role in Kang Je-gyu's Taegukgi , an epic film about two brothers set during the Korean War.