Go Soo

Go Soo(born October 4, 1978) is a South Korean actor . He has appeared in television series such asPiano,Green RoseandWill It Snow for Christmas?, as well as the filmsSome,White Night, andThe Front Line.

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 Go Soo's Career

1998-2005: Debut and breakout fame[edit]

Go Soo first appeared in a soft drink TV commercial in which he waits for his girlfriend at curfew, followed by a role as an extra in the 1998 music video "Last Promise" by the band Position. He made his television debut in 1999 through the MBC sitcomsMy Funky FamilyandJump. Go drew critical praise for his performance in the television dramaPianoin 2001, with one review describing him as an "actor with precision."Pianowas his first TV series produced by SBS ; he signed an exclusivity contract with the broadcast network, and thereafter all of his dramas have been SBS-produced.

Go made his big screen debut as a drug crime officer in 2004'sSome, in which he performed his own stunts and was later recognized as Best New Actor at the Grand Bell Awards . In 2005, he starred in the revenge dramaGreen Rose, which was shot on location in China and Korea. He played a simple man who falls in love with a rich woman and gets accused of a crime he did not commit. Then in the romantic comedyMarrying a Millionaire, Go played a delivery man who is asked by a TV producer to act like a rich bachelor to attract several women on a televised reality dating show

2006-2008: Military[edit]

Go began his two-year mandatory military service on March 2, 2006 and he was assigned as a Civil Service Personnel in Gangnam District , Seoul . He was discharged on April 25, 2008, and received recognition for being an outstanding Public Interest Service Personnel.

Piano, and the senior colleague he "most respects"), Go made his theater debut as the lead actor inThe Return of President Eom, which ran from May 23 to August 3, 2008.

He also completed his very first photo diary, with the concept "24 Hours with Go Soo." Shot by actor-singer Ryu Si-won , a photography hobbyist who used Go as a muse , it was published as a commemorative for Go's Japan fanmeeting on November 1, 2008. It was also released as a DVD with approximately 100 shots. Ryu, who had been active in Japan for many years as a singer, extended his support to friend and junior colleague Go when the latter decided to expand his career into the Japanese market.

2009-current: Comeback[edit]

, based on the Japanese novelByakuyak?by Keigo Higashino . Go said he was "completely absorbed by the intriguing storyline."

,then a grieving firefighter in the 2012 romance dramaLove 911.

, a TV series about the power struggle within a rich family living through Korea's turbulent economy of the 1990s.

, playing the devastated husband of a woman wrongfully accused of drug smuggling. Go said the reason he chose the film was because he wanted to work with acclaimed actress Jeon Do-yeon , and that through his character he "was able to tackle the challenge of internal and external change."

The Day Min-woo Arrives) is about a married couple separated for sixty years by the division of North and South Korea .Awaitingwas one of the four short films comprisingBeautiful 2014, an omnibus project that premiered at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival .Meanwhile,Myohyangsangwan("View of Mount Myohyang "), which depicted the rendezvous of a South Korean painter and a North Korean waitress in a North Korean restaurant, is a collaboration by contemporary artists Moon Kyung-won and Jeon Joon-ho, and combined a theatrical plot, experimental imagery, dance and performance art .

Lucid Dream, a psychological thriller in which Go played a former journalist who attempts to find his kidnapped son using lucid dreaming .Go has also been cast inThe Tooth and the Nail, based on the 1955 mystery novel by Bill S. Ballinger in which a magician discovers the incinerated teeth and fingernails of his missing butler.

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 Go Soo's Personal life

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 Go Soo's Filmography

Film[]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004 Some Kang Sung-joo
2009 White Night Kim Yo-han
2010 Haunters Im Kyu-nam
2011 The Front Line Kim Soo-hyuk
2012 Love 911 Kang-il
2013 Way Back Home Kim Jong-bae
2014 Awaiting Min-woo short filmfromBeautiful 2014
The Royal Tailor Lee Gong-jin
Myohyangsangwan He short film
2015 Lucid Dream Dae-ho
2016 The Tooth and the Nail

Television drama[]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
1999 My Funky Family Go Soo MBC
Jump MBC
Ad Madness KBS2
2000 Mothers and Sisters Jang Kyong-bin MBC
Say It With Your Eyes Ki-woong's brother MBC
2001 Piano Han Jae-su SBS
2002 New Nonstop guest appearance MBC
Age of Innocence Tae-seok SBS
2003 My Fair Lady Shin Young-ho SBS
2004 When a Man Loves a Woman Ji-hoon SBS
2005 Green Rose Lee Jung-hyun SBS
Marrying a Millionaire Kim Young-hoon SBS
2009 Will It Snow for Christmas? Cha Kang-jin SBS
2013 Empire of Gold Jang Tae-joo SBS
2016 The Flower in Prison Yoon Tae-won MBC

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
1998 "Last Promise" Position
"Pig Man" Noise
"Letter" Position
2000 "U Got the Funk" Lee Hyun-do
2001 "I'll Be Back" Yoo Seung-jun
2002 "Sadness" Kang Hyung-rok
"A Sad Gift" Kim Jang-hoon
2003 "1:1" Juju Club
"I Still Bite My Lips"Lee Soo-young
"Left Alone"
2004 "Confession" Park Hye-kyung
"Burying My Face in Tears" Jang Na-ra

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 Go Soo's Theater

YearTitleRole
2008 The Return of President Eom A

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 Go Soo's Discography

YearTitleNotes
2006 I Will Be Happy

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 Go Soo's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2000 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mothers and SistersWon
2001SBS Drama Awards Popularity AwardPianoWon
New Star AwardWon
2002SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsAge of InnocenceWon
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama SpecialWon
Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
2003 19th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Model Line - Popularity AwardN/AWon
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special My Fair LadyNominated
2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActorSomeNominated
2005 42nd Grand Bell Awards Best New ActorWon
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsGreen RoseWon
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning DramaWon
Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
2010 14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Fantasia AwardWhite NightWon
31st Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActorNominated
2011 4th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style IconsN/AWon
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Popular Star AwardThe Front LineWon
Best ActorNominated
2013 2nd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorEmpire of GoldNominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama SpecialNominated
2014 34th Golden Cinema Festival Best Actor Way Back HomeWon

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 Go Soo's References

  1. Chung, Ah-young (25 May 2006). "Theater Series Much Closer to Audience". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  2. Lee, Hyo-won (21 October 2009). "Son Ye-jin, Ko Soo to Bring Mystery Romance". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  3. Han, Sang-hee (1 December 2009). "New Drama to Bring Warmth This Christmas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  4. Oh, Jean (2 December 2009). "Is SBS' new melodrama classic or stale?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  5. Kang, Myoung-seok (27 November 2009). "SBS drama Will It Snow On Christmas? is all about love". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  6. Wee, Geun-woo (4 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Ko Soo - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  7. Wee, Geun-woo (4 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Ko Soo - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  8. Park, Sung-hee (16 June 2011). "The Front Line spotlights the Forgotten War". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  9. "Ko Soo Out to Prove He's More Than Just a Pretty Face". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  10. An, So-hyoun (23 April 2013). "Go Soo to Star in Drama Empire of Gold". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  11. Jang, Seo-yoon (1 July 2013). "PREVIEW: SBS Mon/Tue Drama Golden Empire". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  12. Tae, Sang-joon (14 November 2013). "WAY BACK HOME Nears Release Date: Cast and Director Participate in Press Conference". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  13. Tsui, Clarence (25 March 2014). "Beautiful 2014 (Mei Ho 2014/Mei Hao 2014): Filmart Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  14. "Myohyangsangwan". News From Nowhere. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  15. Moon, So-young (16 January 2014). "Mergers with pop culture good for art business". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  16. Conran, Pierce (26 December 2013). "HAN Suk-kyu and KO Soo Headline New Period Film". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  17. Lee, Seung-mi (19 December 2014). "Go Soo lightens up for The Tailors". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  18. Kim, June (21 January 2015). "KO Soo and SUL Kyung-gu Star in LUCID DREAM". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  19. Jin, Min-ji (19 June 2015). "Go Soo will star as magician in film". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  20. Sunwoo, Carla (11 January 2012). "Actor Ko soo to wed in February". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  21. "Actor Ko Soo to Exchange Vows with Art Student". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  22. "Bells are ringing as actor Ko Soo gets ready to tie the knot tomorrow". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  23. Sunwoo, Carla (27 August 2012). "Ko Soo to take on new role of father". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  24. "Actor Ko Soo is happy to be a dad". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 
  25. "Actor Go Soo welcomes birth of daughter". The Korea Times. 17 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-18. 
  26. "Ko Su Poem Reciting - I will be Happy". YesAsia. Retrieved 2013-03-18. 

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