Park Yong-woo

박용우 / Park Yong Woo

Park Yong-woo(born March 16, 1971) is a South Korean actor.

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 Park Yong-woo's Early life

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 Park Yong-woo's Career

Supporting actor[edit]

(1999),Ditto(2000) andAge of Warriors(2003). He later said those ten years of experience enabled him to have greater freedom and control with his acting,and that he believes a person is not just born a good actor, but rather good acting requires much preparation and work, with some luck thrown in. Park said, "I guess every actor dreams of playing a main character and I'm not an exception. But for me, it is more important to become a good actor regardless of how big my roles are."

2005-2006: Career breakthrough[edit]

(2005). He won Best Supporting Actor honors at the Chunsa Film Art Awards and the Korean Film Awards , as well as nominations at the Grand Bell Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards .

With a relatively low budget and lead actors who were not particularly famous at the time, Son Jae-gon's debut film was a sleeper hit and became the tenth top-selling domestic film of the year with 2,286,745 tickets sold.After its release, witty dialogue from the film were continuously quoted and parodied , and their performances made Park and Choi stars.

Leading roles[edit]

a detective who sacrifices his ethics to pay for his wife's medical bills inBeautiful Sunday(2007),one husband of two partner-swapping married couples inLove Now(2007), and a suave con artist out to steal treasure inOnce Upon a Time(2008).

, Park said he hoped viewers wouldn't interpret the two characters as simply good and evil, but as real people with understandable motivations within the context of their situations.

2010: Return to television[edit]

Jejungwon, about the establishment of Gwanghyewon (later renamed Jejungwon ) in 1885, the nation's first "modern" Western hospital which historical records show treated sick people regardless of their economic status despite the hierarchical society of the era.Loosely based on a real-life person, the protagonist Park played is born a poor butcher's son and becomes Joseon 's first surgeon and an independence fighter.


, Park played the white knight to a divorced, has-been actress.

Forest of Time(2012), which blurs the boundary between documentary and narrative filmmaking, as Park and Japanese actress Rina Takagi spend ten days searching for the reportedly 7,200-year-old Jōmon Sugi , a cryptomeria tree in the renowned forest of Yakushima , a UNESCO World Heritage Site that inspired the Hayao Miyazaki animated filmPrincess Mononoke.

In 2014, he played a genius sculptor who suffers from a progressive muscular paralysis after the Korean War inLate Spring.

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 Park Yong-woo's Filmography


Television series[]

  • Life Tracker Lee Jae-goo(SBS, 2015)
  • My Lover, Madame Butterfly(SBS, 2012)
  • Jejungwon(SBS, 2010)
  • Best Mother(SBS, 2005)
  • Terms of Endearment(KBS2, 2004)
  • Age of Warriors(KBS1, 2003)
  • Sun-hee and Jin-hee(MBC, 2001)
  • Crystal(SBS, 1999)
  • Paper Crane(KBS2, 1998)
  • Run Barefoot(MBC, 1998)
  • Myth of a Hero(MBC, 1997)
  • A Bluebird Has It(KBS2, 1997)
  • Hometown Legends"검룡소애" (KBS2, 1997)
  • MBC Best Theater"My American-style Boyfriend" (MBC, 1997)
  • Ganyiyeok(MBC, 1996)
  • Dangerous Love(MBC, 1996)
  • MBC Best Theater"당신의 편지를 냉동실에 보관하세요" (MBC, 1995)
  • Apartment(MBC, 1995)
  • The Fourth Republic(MBC, 1995)
  • Professor Oh's Family(SBS, 1993)

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 Park Yong-woo's Theater

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 Park Yong-woo's Awards

  • 2005 4th Korean Film Awards : Best Supporting Actor (Blood Rain)
  • 2005 13th Chunsa Film Art Awards : Best Supporting Actor (Blood Rain)
  • 2003 KBS Drama Awards : Excellence Award, Actor (Age of Warriors)

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 Park Yong-woo's References

  1. "Playing Monopoly With Park Yong-woo". The Chosun Ilbo. 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  2. Kim, Tae-jong (4 May 2005). "Good Guy Actor Shows Different Side". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  3. "K-FILM REVIEWS: 혈의 누 (Blood Rain)". Twitch Film. 12 September 2005. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  4. "Herald Interview: Actor on a roll but still hungry". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. 5 April 2006. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  5. Paquet, Darcy. "My Scary Girl". Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  6. "Korean Box Office Report - April 7/9". Twitch Film. 10 April 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  7. "Son Jae-Gon Talks 달콤, 살벌한 연인 (My Scary Girl)". Twitch Film. 16 April 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  8. Lee, Min-a (13 November 2006). "Smart girl chooses two silent types to go missing with". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  9. Kim, Tae-jong (28 August 2006). "Actor Park Yong-woo, No More Good Guy". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-11-06. 
  10. "Actor Park Yong-woo". The Dong-a Ilbo. 22 March 2007. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  11. Song, Woong-ki (15 January 2009). "Cell phone topic of new thriller". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  12. Lee, Eun-joo (4 February 2009). "Thriller Handphone rings true to reality". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  13. Kang, Myoung-seok (6 January 2010). "Actors save lives on set of TV series Jejungwon". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  14. Kang, Hye-ran (14 January 2010). "Historical drama concocts formula for success". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  15. Lee, Hyo-won (11 January 2011). "Will film do justice to missing children case?". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  16. Kim, In-koo (15 February 2011). "Veteran actor finds peace in life, career". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  17. "Papa (2012)". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  18. Lee, Nancy (20 December 2011). "Go Ara and Park Yong Woo Charm in Cosmopolitan". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  19. Cho, Suyoun (10 June 2013). "Actor Park Yong-woo appeals charismatic image through pictorials". BNTNews. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  20. "Forest of Time (2012)". The Chosun Ilbo. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  21. Kim, Gab-sik (2 March 2001). "Hollywood hit The Sting remade as musical". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 

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