Cha Seung won

차승원,차승원 / Cha Seung Won

Cha Seung-won(born 7 June 1970) is a South Korean actor, who began his career as an in-demand fashion model in the 1990s. Cha achieved stardom through the hit comedy filmsKick the Moon(2001),Jail Breakers(2002),My Teacher, Mr. Kim(2003), andGhost House(2004). After proving his versatility in other genres, notably in the period thrillerBlood Rain(2005) and the melodramaMy Son(2007), Cha's popularity continued with the television seriesBodyguard(2003),City Hall(2009), andThe Greatest Love(2011).

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 Cha Seung won's Career

He was cast in the TV sitcomNew York Story, which would eventually pave the way for his debut in film.

In June 2010

. The following summer, the runaway success of Kim Sang-jin 's comedyKick the Moon(over 4.3 million tickets sold) secured his place in the industry as a leading actor with strong star appeal.Since then, Cha has become one of the few surefire box office draws in the country. In a 2005 survey of influential movie producers, he was ranked among the top ten most bankable stars.

). His next role, inGhost House, reunited him with director Kim Sang-jin in a successful comedy about a man who buys a dream home, only to discover it is haunted by a young female ghost.

(also known asThe Big Scene).

(2008),andSecret(2009) followed.

followed by spy seriesAthena: Goddess of War.

In September 2012

This was followed by his third team-up with director Jang Jin in the comedy noir filmMan on High Heels, which subverted Cha's "macho" image by having him play a transgender homicide detective.

Splendid Politics, which focused on power struggles for the throne amid the backdrop of the Joseon Dynasty .Cha next plays cartographer and geologist Kim Jeong-ho in Kang Woo-suk 's period epicGosanja, Daedongyeojido, adapted from Park Bum-shin 's novelThe Map Maker.

by the Hong sisters .


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 Cha Seung won's Personal life

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 Cha Seung won's Filmography


1997 Holiday in Seoul Leg model's boyfriend
1998 If the Sun Rises in the West Ji-min
1999 Ghost in Love Na Han-su
Attack the Gas Station bit part
Fin de Siecle Sang-woo
2000 Black Honeymoon Kim Joon-ho
Libera Me Yeo Hee-su
2001 Kick the Moon Choi Ki-woong
2002 Break Out Yang Cheol-gon
Jail Breakers Choi Mu-seok
2003 My Teacher, Mr. Kim Kim Bong-doo
2004 Ghost House Park Pil-gi
Lovely Rivals Kim Bong-doo (cameo)
2005 Blood Rain Lee Won-gyoo
Murder, Take One Choi Yeon-gi
2006 Over the Border Kim Sun-ho
2007 Small Town Rivals Jo Choon-sam
My Son Lee Kang-shik
2008 Eye for an Eye Ahn Hyun-min
2009 Secret Kim Seong-yeol
2010 Blades of Blood Lee Mong-hak
71: Into the Fire Park Moo-rang
2012 The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser Cha Seung-won (cameo)
2014 Man on High Heels Yoon Ji-wook
2015 Minions ,Koreandubbed)
2016 The Map Against The World Kim Jeong-ho
2018 Believer
2019 Cheer Up Mystery

Television series

1997 New York Story SBS
1998 Song of the Wind
Woman vs. Woman MBC
Run Barefoot
Shy Lovers Im Sung-bom
Angel's Kiss Jang Tae-ju KBS2
1999 Roses and Bean Sprouts Choi Gyu-dae MBC
Sunday Best"Someone Is Watching Me" KBS2
Woman on Top Seung-ilSBS
Love Story"Message"
2003 Bodyguard Hong Kyung-tak KBS2
2009 City Hall Jo GookSBS
2010 Athena: Goddess of War Son Hyuk
2011 The Greatest Love Dokko Jin MBC
2014 You're All Surrounded Seo Pan-seok SBS
2015 Splendid Politics Prince Gwanghae MBC
2017 A Korean Odyssey Woo Hwi-chul tvN

Variety shows

1998 Lee Seung-yeon's Say Say Say Co-host SBS
GO! Our Heaven Host MBC
Kim Hye-sooPlus You Co-host SBS
Music Camp MCMBC
2006 Cha Seung-won's Health Club(Sunday Sunday Night)Himself
2015 Three Meals a Day: Fishing VillagetvN
2016 Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village

Music video appearances

YearSong TitleArtist
1998 "Even if the World Fools You" Kim Jang-hoon
"Poison" Uhm Jung-hwa
2000 "I am a Man" Kim Jang-hoon
2001 "I Love You" Position
2002 "In My Heart" 4U
2003 Project X
2008 "Rain Shower" Kim Jang-hoon
2011 "Cry Cry"T-ara
2012 "Lovey Dovey"
"I'm Sorry" Lena Park
2017 "Beautiful" Wanna One

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 Cha Seung won's Theater

2012 Bring Me My Chariot of Fire Lee Soon-woo

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 Cha Seung won's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
1995 Model Line Best Dressed AwardN/AWon
Korea Model AssociationModel of the YearN/AWon
Korea Fashion Photographers AssociationN/AWon
12th Best Dressed Awards Best Dressed, Model categoryN/AWon
1996 Korea Fashion Association Male Model of the YearN/AWon
1997 Model Center's Adieu Fashion Festival Grand Prize (Daesang) in FashionN/AWon
1999 16th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Best DressedN/AWon
2000 37th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor A Century's EndNominated
21st Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting ActorLibera MeNominated
2001 38th Grand Bell Awards Best ActorNominated
22nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActorKick the MoonNominated
2002 25th Golden Cinematography Awards Popularity AwardWon
2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film) Jail BreakersWon
40th Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorMy Teacher, Mr. KimNominated
24th Blue Dragon Film AwardsNominated
16th Grimae AwardsBodyguardWon
KBS Drama Awards Popularity AwardWon
Top Excellence Award, ActorWon
Korea Advertisers Association Good Model AwardN/AWon
2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) BodyguardNominated
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film) Blood RainNominated
2007 TVCF Awards Best CF Model for 2006N/AWon
15th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actor My SonWon
Korea Fashion & Design Awards Fashion Icon AwardN/AWon
2008 1st Korea Jewelry Awards Sapphire AwardN/AWon
2009SBS Drama Awards Top 10 StarsCity HallWon
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama SpecialWon
2010 5th Asia Model Festival Awards Asia Special Award, Film categoryN/AWon
2011 1st Hong Kong Cable TV Awards Best Actor City HallNominated
5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Male Body (Best Six-Pack)N/AWon
Hot Drama Star - Male The Greatest LoveWon
4th Style Icon Awards Style Icon of the YearN/AWon
9th Korea Lifestyle Awards Best Dressed of the Year - MaleN/AWon
4th Korea Drama AwardsBest ActorThe Greatest LoveNominated
38th Korea Broadcasting AwardsWon
24th Grimae AwardsWon
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Athena: Goddess of WarNominated
MBC Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Gong Hyo-jinThe Greatest LoveWon
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesWon
2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV)Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special You're All SurroundedNominated
2015 10th Asia Model Festival Awards Asia Star AwardN/AWon
8th Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)Splendid PoliticsNominated
4th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial DramaNominated
MBC Drama Awards Top 10 Stars AwardWon
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project DramaNominated
Grand Prize (Daesang)Nominated
2017 Elle Style Awards Super Icon (Male)N/AWon
8th Korean Popular Culture Awards Presidential RecommendationN/AWon

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 Cha Seung won's References

  1. 차승원 영화배우, 모델(in Korean). Naver. July 22, 2011. 
  2. "Cha Seung-won's Movie Picks". 10Asia. January 18, 2010.
  3. "Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema: Cha Seung-won". Retrieved 2012-11-04.
  4. "Jang Dong-gun Voted Korea's Most Bankable Star". The Chosun Ilbo. October 20, 2005.
  5. "Small Town Rivals puts comic twist on friendship". The Korea Herald. March 22, 2007.
  6. "Dogged Cha Seung-won: Movie Tears of Blood". The Dong-a Ilbo. April 13, 2005.
  7. "K-FILM REVIEWS: 혈의 누 (Blood Rain)". Twitch Film. September 12, 2005.
  8. "Cha Seung-won: Not Groomed for Stardom". The Chosun Ilbo. August 2, 2005.
  9. "The Big Scene showcases a clever detective thriller". The Korea Herald. August 11, 2005.
  10. "K-FILM REVIEWS: 박수칠 때 떠나라 (Murder, Take One)". Twitch Film. January 2, 2006.
  11. "Comic star's melodramatic acting in South of the Border". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. April 27, 2006.
  12. "Go South". The Dong-a Ilbo. April 27, 2006.
  13. "Border, Personal Stories of NK Defectors". The Korea Times via Hancinema. May 4, 2006.
  14. "Movies Reflect on Contemporary Fathers". The Korea Times. April 24, 2007.
  15. "Eye Spies Perfect Crime" Archived August 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. The Korea Times. July 24, 2008.
  16. "Thriller lays bare the secrets that we keep". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 27, 2009.
  17. "INTERVIEW: Cha Seung-won - Part 1". 10Asia. December 2, 2009. 
  18. "INTERVIEW: Cha Seung-won - Part 2". 10Asia. December 2, 2009. 
  19. "INTERVIEW: Cha Seung-won - Part 3". 10Asia. December 2, 2009. 
  20. "City Hall to Bring Public Officials to TV". The Korea Times. April 21, 2009.
  21. "More romantic comedy for prime time". The Korea Herald. April 29, 2009. 
  22. "Male Actors Try New Roles in TV Dramas". KBS Global. July 2, 2009. 
  23. "Interview: Actor Cha Seung-won - Part 1". 10Asia. April 27, 2010.
  24. "Interview: Actor Cha Seung-won - Part 2". 10Asia. April 27, 2010.
  25. "Traces of Lee Joon-ik's work in Blades of Blood". 10Asia. April 20, 2010.
  26. "Korean War resurrected onscreen". The Korea Times. May 11, 2010. 
  27. "TOP says lived as 17-year-old for 6 months for Fire (1)". 10Asia. May 11, 2010.
  28. "TOP says lived as 17-year-old for 6 months for Fire (2)". 10Asia. May 11, 2010.
  29. "Will Athena Exceeds Popularity of IRIS?". KBS Global. September 1, 2010.
  30. "Athena to sneak into homes this month" Archived October 3, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.. The Korea Times. November 30, 2010.
  31. "Preview: SBS TV series Athena". 10Asia. December 3, 2010.
  32. "'Iris' spinoff set for its small-screen debut". Korea JoongAng Daily. December 7, 2010.
  33. "TV soap to peek into celebrity life". The Korea Times. May 3, 2011.
  34. "Preview: Cha Seung-won: I wanted to show the cute side to men". 10Asia. June 23, 2011.
  35. "Interview: Actor Cha Seung-won". 10Asia. June 27, 2011.
  36. "Cha Seung-won to expand career into play". 10Asia. September 7, 2012.
  37. "Cha Seung-won stars in Tokyo play". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 6, 2012. 
  38. "Korean, Japanese actors come together in Chariot". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 8, 2012. 
  39. "Veteran actor Cha works with YG". The Korea Times. January 20, 2014. 
  40. "YG Entertainment signs more actors". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 21, 2014. 
  41. "Lee Seung-gi, Cha Seung-won, Go Ara Confirm New Drama". 10Asia. February 26, 2014. 
  42. "Still cuts show Cha Seung-won garnered as woman in High Heel (2014)". The Korea Herald. May 29, 2014. 
  43. "Gender focus of noir film". Korea JoongAng Daily. June 2, 2014. 
  44. "Three Meals a Day spawns spinoff". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 13, 2015. 
  45. "Chajumma signs ad deals". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 21, 2015. 
  46. "Cha Seung-won has to act hungry for power". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 26, 2015. 
  47. "Gwanghaegun returns in factional drama". The Korea Times. April 7, 2015. Archived from the original on April 10, 2015. 
  48. "CHA Seung-won Boards Period Epic". Korean Film Biz Zone. May 11, 2015. 
  49. "Cha Seung-won will star in tvN's 'Hwayugi'". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 17, 2017. 
  50. "PARK Hae-joon Joins CHA Seung-won for CHEER UP MYSTERY". Korean Film Biz Zone. June 19, 2018. 
  51. "Cha Seung-won "My energy charger is my daughter"". Newsen via Hancinema. June 26, 2011.
  52. "Cha Seung-won reveals his son Noah, already 20 years old". Newsen via Hancinema. December 8, 2011.
  53. "Cha Seung-won is sued by wife's ex". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 7, 2014. 
  54. "Cha Seung-won cleared of libel charges". The Korea Herald. October 8, 2014. 
  55. "Cha Seung-won to star in 'Minions' as voice actor". Kpop Herald. May 18, 2015. 
  56. "LEE Hae-young's DOKJEON Wraps with CHO Jin-woong and RYU Jun-yeol". Korean Film Biz Zone. December 1, 2017. 
  57. "Project X - Original Music DVD". YesAsia. March 14, 2003.
  58. "차승원, 춘사영화제 블랙수트로 한껏 멋냈어요~" Archived March 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. (in Korean). Newsen via Daum. September 6, 2008.
  59. Ko Jae-wan (January 10, 2010). "Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. 
  60. "차승원-공효진, 20's 초이스 나란히 2관왕…'최고사' 인기 실감". Chosun (in Korean). July 7, 2011. 
  61. "Cha Seung-won "The Best Icon of 2011"". Hancinema. Nate. November 3, 2011. 
  62. "Hyundai Mobis awarded grand prize at 2011 Korea Lifestyle Awards". The Korea Herald. December 6, 2011.
  63. "제38회 한국방송대상, EBS '학교란 무엇인가' 대상 수상". Asia News Agency (in Korean). September 2, 2011. 
  64. "그리메상 최우수연기자상에 차승원·하지원". JTBC (in Korean). December 5, 2011. 
  65. "The Greatest Love snags 7 honors at 2011 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. January 2, 2012.
  66. "고소영X공효진X배두나 등 '엘르스타일어워즈' 수상자 확정 [공식]". Sports Donga (in Korean). October 20, 2017. 
  67. "엑소·박보검·지성·윤여정 등 28人 2017 대중문화예술상 수상". Osen (in Korean). October 30, 2017. 

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