Jang Dong gun

March 7, 1972

Jang Dong-gun(born March 7, 1972) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the filmsFriend(2001) andTaegukgi: The Brotherhood of War(2004).Jang is one of the highest paid actors and celebrity endorsers in Korea,consistently topping surveys by industry insiders of most bankable stars.

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 Jang Dong gun's Early life

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 Jang Dong gun's Career

Jang Dong-gun on April 16, 2009

,co-starring Shim Eun-ha , and he eventually made his film debut inRepechage(1997) together with Kim Hee-sun .

as Park Joong-hoon 's younger partner, Jang moved on to star in a feature that was filmed on location in Shanghai . TitledAnarchists, this tale of five young terrorists from 1930s China helped to elevate his status even further.

, which smashed the box office record set byShirito become (at the time) 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 Busan led him to local stardom. The following year he starred in the popular action blockbuster2009 Lost Memoriesset in a futuristic Great Japan.

by controversial director Kim Ki-duk , Jang then took the lead role in Kang Je-gyu 'sTaegukgi, an epic film about two brothers set during the Korean War . The film brokeFriend 's record with an astounding 11 million tickets sold. By this time, Jang's name had become known widely throughout Asia.

Meanwhile, he was cast inTyphoonas a modern-day pirate who has been betrayed by both North and South Korea. Directed byFriend 's Kwak Kyung-taek ,Typhoonset a new record in 2005 for the highest production budget in Korean film history at $15 million.

was the most expensive Korean movie to date (with an estimated budget of ₩28 billion),But despite being simultaneously released in Korea and Japan in December 2011,the film flopped at the box office.


, a revenge thriller based on the novel of the same name by Jung Yoo-jung. He plays a character who takes revenge on his daughter's murderer, by killing his son.The film premiered in 2018.

, which premiered in 2017.Jang is set to star in Kim Sung-hoon 's period zombie action filmRampantnext.

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 Jang Dong gun's Personal life

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 Jang Dong gun's Filmography


Jang Dong-gun in an LG ad in 2011
1997 Repechage Min-gyu
Holiday In Seoul taxi driver
1998 First Kiss cameo
1999 Love Wind Love Song Tae-hee
Nowhere to Hide Detective Kim
2000 Anarchists Sergei
2001 Friend Lee Han Dong-su
2002 2009 Lost Memories Masayuki Sakamoto
The Coast Guard Private Kang
2004 Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War Lee Jin-tae
2005 Typhoon Sin
The Promise Kunlun, the slave
2009 Good Morning, President Cha Ji-wook
2010 The Warrior's Way Yang
2011 My Way Kim Jun-sik
2012 Dangerous Liaisons Xie Yifan
2013 Friend: The Great Legacy Dong-su
2014 No Tears for the Dead Gon
2017 VIP Park Jae-hyuk
2018 Seven Years of Night Young-je
Rampant Kim Ja-joon

Television series

1992 Our Heaven MBC
1993 Il Ji Mae Iljimae
1994 The Last Match Yoon Chul-jun
1996 Icing Yoon Chan
1997 Medical Brothers Kim Su-hyung
Model Lee Jung SBS
Myth of a Hero Kim Tae-wooMBC
1998 Ready Go! Shin Ji-soo
Love Jung In-ha
1999 Springtime Kang Hyun-woo
Ghost Jang Dae-hyup SBS
2000 All About Eve Yoon Hyung-chul MBC
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity Kim Do-jin SBS
2018 Suits Choi Kyung-seo KBS
TBA Once Loved You Distressed Forever Xu Zhi

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 Jang Dong gun's Discography

Album informationTrack listing
너에게로 가는 길
  • Track fromOur HeavenOST
  • Released: March 1, 1993
  • Label: 킹
Track listing
5. 너에게로 가는 길 - Jang Dong-gun
With Justice And Peace For All
  • Album
  • Artist: Jang Dong-gun
  • Released: June 1993
  • Label: 킹
Track listing
  1. 우리들의 천국(Main Theme)
  2. 너에게로 가는 길(주제곡)
  3. 처음느낀 너
  4. 내 안에 있는 너
  5. 우리들의 천국(Love Theme)
  6. 고독 그리고 나
  7. 너에게로 가는 길(Remake Dance)
  8. 구름과 나
  9. 우정
  10. Happy Ending
  • Album
  • Artists: Jang Dong-gun and Jeon Cheol
  • Released: June 1994
  • Label: Asia (Shinchon Music)
Track listing
  1. 그대가 있기에
  2. 나의 친구
  3. 너에겐 너무 미안해
  4. 늘 푸르른 소나무 처럼
  5. 사랑한다는 이유만으로
  6. 슬픈추억
  7. 이제 난 알아
  8. 조금씩
飛翔 (Flying)
  • Album
  • Artist: Jang Dong-gun
  • Released: October 1995
  • Label:Seoul Records
Track listing
  1. 프롤로그-소중한 너에게
  2. 슬픈 발라드
  3. 나만의 착각
  5. 연인에게
  6. 부킹
  7. 에덴의 저편
  8. 바람둥이
  9. 밤은 깊은데
  10. 사랑을 내곁에
Bon Seung & Dong Gun
  • Album
  • Artists:Goo Bon-seungand Jang Dong-gun
  • Released: February 12, 1998
  • Label: Doremi
Track listing
  1. Bach & Andante
  2. 풍경
  3. Love Song (Piano Version)
  4. 불멸의 사랑
  5. 동거
  6. Remember
  7. Love Song(Full Version)
  8. Bach & Adagio
  9. Remember
  10. 정말 그러길 바랄께
  11. 내안에 있는 너
  12. 풍경 Repeat
  13. 풍경 Repeat & B.T
정말 그러길 바랄께
  • Track fromDong Gam: Sympathy 1970~2001. June
  • Released: June 22, 2001
  • Label: One Entertainment (Sony Music Korea)
Track listing
Disc 1 - 1. 정말 그러길 바랄께 - Jang Dong-gun
과거는 흘러갔다 (From Film)
Track listing
9. 과거는 흘러갔다 (From Film) - Jang Dong-gun
  • Single
  • Released: March 5, 2010
  • Label: A&G Modes
Track listing
  1. 우리 (We) -Gong Hyung-jin,Kim Seung-woo,Lee Ha-na, Jang Dong-gun,Ji Jin-hee,Hwang Jung-min
  2. 우리 (We) (Inst.)
나보다 더 (More Than Me)
Track listing
1. 나보다 더 (More Than Me) - Jang Dong-gun

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 Jang Dong gun's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1993 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Il Ji MaeNominated
1994 30th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) The Last MatchWon
1997 33rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV) Medical BrothersWon
18th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor RepechageWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Medical BrothersWon
1999 20th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting ActorNowhere to HideWon
2000 37th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
21st Blue Dragon Film Awards Popular Star Award AnarchistsWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor All About EveNominated
2001 46th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Supporting ActorFriendWon
22nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Popular Star AwardWon
Best ActorNominated
2002 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActorThe Coast GuardNominated
2003 40th Grand Bell Awards Best ActorNominated
2nd Korean Film Awards Best ActorNominated
2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film)Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of WarNominated
41st Grand Bell Awards Best ActorNominated
Best ActorWon
2005 2nd Max Movie Awards Best ActorWon
2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards Best Actor TyphoonNominated
2007 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards Hallyu Arts AwardN/AWon
Korea TV Advertising Festival Best Couple Award Won
Star (Movie) AwardN/AWon
2009 46th Savings Day President's CommendationN/AWon
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actor Good Morning, PresidentNominated
2012 Top 10 Style IconsN/AWon
Style Icon of the YearN/AWon
Top 10 StarsA Gentleman's DignityWon
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Serial DramaWon
2017 5th Marie Claire Asia Star Awards Actor of the Year VIPWon

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 Jang Dong gun's References

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  2. "Jang Dong-gun Voted Korea's Most Bankable Star". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 October 2005.
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  4. Kim, Ji-yeon (1 July 2012). "Star Dictionary 2.0: Jang Dong Gun, From 'Beautiful' to 'Actor'". enewsWorld. 
  5. "Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema: Jang Dong-gun". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  6. "Local Blockbuster 'Taegukgi' Creates Waves". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 February 2004. 
  7. ""The Promise" Starring Jang Dong-gun to Be Shown in Cannes". KBS Global. 10 May 2005. 
  8. "'Typhoon' Puts Action Above Character Development". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 December 2005. 
  9. Min, Ines (10 October 2010). "Jang's Hollywood debut to bridge East and West". The Korea Times.
  10. Lee, Hyo-won (23 November 2010). "Jang Dong-gun brings Asian vibe to Hollywood". The Korea Times.
  11. Lee, Seung-han (25 November 2010). "Interview: Actor Jang Dong-gun". 10Asia.
  12. "Jang Back to Silver Screen in 4 Years". The Korea Times. 20 July 2009.
  13. Lee, Hyo-won (22 September 2009). "Actor Jang Dong-kun Returns as President". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. 
  14. Park, Sun-young (25 September 2009.). "Korean stars take turns playing president". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  15. Song, Woong-ki (26 September 2009). "Jang Dong-gun tired of being a bachelor". The Korea Herald. 
  16. Lee, Ji-hye (8 October 2009). "Jang says not calling for a fight with President". 10Asia. 
  17. "Jang Dong Gun: 'I Want to Film Movies That My Son Can Watch Later'". KBS Global. 17 May 2011.
  18. Kim, Jessica (1 July 2011). "Jang Dong-gun starrer My Way cranks up". 10Asia.
  19. "Korean Mega War Movie Targets Pan-Asian Audience". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 December 2011.
  20. Lee, Hyo-won (20 January 2011). "Jang-Odagiri film set for release in Japan". The Korea Times.
  21. "Global film projects fail to be hits in Korea". Korea JoongAng Daily. 17 December 2010. 
  22. Hong, Lucia (8 February 2012). "Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ha-neul cast as leads in new SBS TV series". 10Asia.
  23. "Jang Dong-gun Excited About New Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 May 2012.
  24. Oh, Jean (24 May 2012). "Jang Dong-gun gets first 'proper' kiss scene". The Korea Herald.
  25. Kim, Ji-yeon (26 August 2012). "Interview: Jang Dong Gun "I Just Wanted to Make My Fans Laugh"". enewsWorld. 
  26. Jeon, Su-mi (18 November 2012). "Jang Dong Gun and Kim Min Jong Meet Children in Congo and Ask for Help". enewsWorld. 
  27. Sunwoo, Carla (16 November 2012). "Gentlemen show a sensitive streak". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. 
  28. Ko, Kyoung-seok (22 September 2011). "Jang Dong-gun set for Hur Jin-ho pic joined by Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung". 10Asia.
  29. Lee, Hyo-won (23 September 2011). "Jang Dong-gun to co-star with Zhang Ziyi, Cecilia Cheung". The Korea Times.
  30. "Jang Dong Gun: 'I Am Glad to Work with Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung'". KBS Global. 28 September 2011.
  31. Son, Jin-ah (5 September 2012). "Dangerous Relationship Jang Dong-gun to return as a playboy". StarN News.
  32. Ho, Stewart (7 September 2012). "Jang Dong Gun Charms Zhang Zhiyi and Cecilia Cheung With His Bad Boy Ways in New Movie Stills". enewsWorld.
  33. Lee, Claire (5 October 2012). "Zhang, Cheung touched by Jang Dong-gun's professionalism". The Korea Herald. 
  34. Lee, Jin-ho (7 October 2012). "Interview: Jang Dong Gun on Family and Who He is as an Actor". enewsWorld. 
  35. Jung, Hyun-mok (8 October 2012). "Language no barrier to Jang's appeal". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 17 October 2012. 
  36. Ji, Yong-jin (18 October 2012). "JANG Dong-gun of DANGEROUS LIAISONS: I want to be more active in co-produced films". Korean Cinema Today. 
  37. Lee, Sun-min (29 August 2013). "Jang becomes a killer". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  38. Baek, Byung-yeul (2 June 2014). "Unlikely hitman: After string of disastrous films, heartthrob Jang Dong-gun is back". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. 
  39. Jo, Yeon-kyung (31 May 2014). "Interview: Jang Dong Gun Confesses He Fell into a Slump for Years". enewsWorld. 
  40. Jo, Yeon-kyung (31 May 2014). "Interview: Jang Dong Gun was Glad to Act Opposite Kim Min Hee in Crying Man". enewsWorld. 
  41. "Jang Dong-gun takes role in thriller". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 August 2015. 
  42. "Jang Dong-gun to Appear in Chinese TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 June 2016. 
  43. "Jang Dong-Gun Leads A-list Cast in Upcoming Film 'VIP'". Asian Movie Pulse. 2 August 2016. 
  44. "Jang Dong-gun is ready to go again : After falling into a slump, the 'V.I.P.' star has finally hit his stride". Korea JoongAng Daily. 22 August 2017. 
  45. "JANG Dong-gun Joins Hyun-bin in Period Zombie Film". Korean Film Biz Zone. 24 May 2017. 
  46. "Jang Dong-gun cast for Korean remake of U.S. series 'Suits'". Yonhap News Agency. 22 September 2017. 
  47. "Jang Dong-gun, Park Hyung-sik to Star in Remake of U.S. TV Series". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 September 2017. 
  48. "Jang Dong-gun Lightens up a Little for 1st TV Role in 6 Years". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 April 2018. 
  49. 组图:娱乐圈明星信佛知多少(in Chinese). Tencent. 27 February 2007. 
  50. "Japanese Fans Flock to See Korean Celebrities Play Baseball". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 January 2011. 
  51. Kim, Tong-hyung (5 November 2009). "Guess What! They've Been Dating for 2 Years". The Korea Times.
  52. Park, Sun-young (12 November 2009). "Korea’s most eligible bachelor finds love" Archived 2012-07-10 at Archive.is. Korea JoongAng Daily.
  53. "Jang to Disclose Wedding Plans in March". The Korea Times. 1 February 2010.
  54. "Jang Dong-gun: 'Bless the Start of Our New Life'". KBS Global. 8 March 2010. 
  55. "Star Couple to Marry Vast Assets". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 November 2009.
  56. Han, Jane (4 February 2010). "Jang-Ko Wedding Sets Off PR War". The Korea Times.
  57. Lee, Hyo-won (22 April 2010). "Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young Expecting Baby". The Korea Times.
  58. "Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young 'Ecstatic' Over Pregnancy". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 April 2010.
  59. Lee, Hyo-won (2 May 2010). "Jang, Ko tie knot". The Korea Times.
  60. Yim, Seung-hye (4 May 2010). "Jang-Ko fever doesn’t end with the wedding" Archived 2012-07-19 at Archive.is. Korea JoongAng Daily.
  61. Kim, Jessica (4 October 2010). "Jang Dong-gun wife gives birth". 10Asia.
  62. "Jang Dong-gun, Ko So-young Celebrate Birth of Son". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 October 2010.
  63. Min, Ines (5 October 2010). "Actors Jang, Ko become parents". The Korea Times.
  64. Kim, Hannah (14 October 2010). "Jang plays proud papa" Archived 2012-07-13 at Archive.is. Korea JoongAng Daily.
  65. Park, Jin-hai (25 February 2014). "Jang couple get newborn daughter". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 
  66. Kim, Gwang-kuk (25 February 2014). "Jang Dong-gun and Wife Welcome Baby Girl". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. 
  67. Jin, Eun-soo (26 February 2014). "Ko, Jang celebrate 2nd child". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  68. Kim, Hannah (4 March 2010). "WE are singing for charity". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. 
  69. "Silmido Takes Best Picture at Blue Dragon Awards". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 November 2004. 
  70. "Jang Dong-gun, Bae Yong-joon and others awarded at the First Annual Hallyu Awards". Broasia. 16 May 2007. 
  71. Lee, Nancy (25 October 2012). "Jang Dong Gun Wins Style Icon of the Year at 2012 SIA". enewsWorld. 
  72. Oh, Mi-jung (26 October 2012). "Jang Dong Gun Talks About His Year at '2012 SIA'". enewsWorld. 
  73. "Big Winners of 2012 Announced at Drama Awards Ceremonies of Major Broadcasters". 10Asia. 1 January 2013. 

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