Han Suk-kyu (born November 3, 1964 in Seoul) is a South Korean actor. One of the leading actors of Korean cinema, Han's notable works include No. 3 (1997), Christmas in August (1998), Shiri (1999), and The President's Last Bang (2005).
The film 'Berlin' is already the most popular film at the box office.According to theKorean Film Association, 'Berlin' was watched by 302,997 moviegoers on its opening day, January 31st KST. The total number of moviegoers amounts to around 713,000 people.Competing film 'The Present from Room 7' was …
entertained viewers with his 'thousand faces' on the recent episode ofKBS' 'Happy Together'.During the episode, Jo Jung Chi tried imitating the faces of actorHan Suk Kyuand singerJohn Park. Despite his efforts, the MCs and guests told him, "You look more likeAhn Young Mithan Han Suk Kyu," …
The October 17th broadcast ofSBS' 'One Night of TV Entertainment' took an in-depth look inside some of the financial aspects of the entertainment industry.It was revealed thatLee Byung Hunreceived 600 million won (~543,000 USD) for his role in 'Masquerade'. The actor is also expected to receive a &q…
While a student at the Film and Theater department of Dongguk University , he sang in an amateur folk rock band. He took a brief, year-long contract as voice actor at KBS , before moving on to TV and film acting.
(1994), a charming gigolo from the slums determined to attain wealth at all cost in the big city. "Choon-Seop", an old friend from hometown played by Choi Min-sik , struggles hopelessly to stop "Hong-shik" from his self-ruin. The partnership of Han and Choi as uneasy allies or foes, parlayed into two flagship films of the 1990s:No. 3andShiri. Both the series and "Hong-shik" character have since become beloved icons, as part of the Korean television's golden era before the advent of Korean wave .The cast also features veterans who are now luminaries in Korean cinema: Na Moon-hee ofThe Quiet Family, Kim Hae-sook of Park Chan-wook 'sThirst, and Baek Yoon-sik ofSave the Green Planet!.
Before the end of the 20th century, Han headlined films that were critically acclaimed (Green Fish,No. 3) and commercially successful (The Contact,Christmas in August,Shiri-- the latter two making particular impact in Japan).
Han's experience in the early stages of Korean cinema renaissance in the 1990s, cemented his belief in a script-driven model for movie-making. Thus the founding of "Makdong Script Festival" (named after his role inGreen Fish), with co-sponsor film magazineCine 21. Winners may claim two cash prizes funded by Han, with the potential to launch directing careers based from their own scripts. The annual contest is now extant over 10 years, with two titles produced so far: the comedy2424(2002) andPrivate Eye(2009) starring Hwang Jung-min .
,Joint Security Area,Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance(as the father), andFulltime Killer(as Andy Lau 's friend/foe.)
.Nonetheless, these controversial works screened at Cannes , and were featured in a tribute to the actor at the Austrian FilmAsia festival.
He remained self-managed until as late as 2006, before joining KM Culture agency due to increased regimentation of the industry.
White Nightstarring Son Ye-jin , Han has a long-awaited reunion with Choi Min-sik slated to begin production in Autumn 2009.
For his part, Han has cited influences by legendary Korean actor Kim Seung-ho , Al Pacino , Ken Takakura ,The Godfathertrilogy, and Hayao Miyazaki .
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