Yoo Ji Tae


Yoo Ji-tae(born April 13, 1976) is a South Korean actor and director . After a stint as a fashion model, Yoo launched his acting career in 1998 then rose to fame through the filmsAttack the Gas Station(1999) andDitto(2000). In the succeeding years, he gained acting recognition by working with acclaimed directors such as Hur Jin-ho inOne Fine Spring Day(2001), Park Chan-wook inOldboy(2003), and Hong Sang-soo inWoman is the Future of Man(2004). Yoo began directing short films in 2003, which were well received in the film festival circuit. His feature directorial debutMai Ratimawas released in 2013.

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 Yoo Ji Tae's Career

. His sensitive and artistic image in this film and the warm character he displayed as a guest on TV talk shows helped to propel him to stardom. With the surprise success of his third filmDittoin spring 2000, Yoo's star status was secured. He also appeared in the successful firefighting filmLibera Me. In this early part of his career, he was known particularly for the wild colors that he would dye his hair (white inAttack the Gas Station, blue inDitto, blonde inLibera Me).

One Fine Spring Day. Although it wasn't a big hit with audiences, his performance in this film opened many critics' eyes and drew widespread praise, while officially launching the second stage of his career.

took an unusually long time to progress from shooting to a commercial release. He then appeared in three works in 2003:Natural City(which bombed, despite its big budget and special effects), the horror/suspense filmInto the Mirror, and Park Chan-wook 's acclaimedOldboy. Yoo's memorable role in the latter film as a wealthy eccentric fixated on revenge would make his face well known to international audiences.

(which, likeOldboy, screened at Cannes in 2004); Yim Pil-sung 's big-budgetAntarctic Journal, shot in New Zealand ; and the action/noirRunning Wildwith Kwon Sang-woo .He also established his own production company Yoo Movie in 2005.

about a Joseon -era gisaeng , Yoo chose to act in the playCome to the Ghost House. A graduate of Dankook University with a major in Theater and Film, he also established a theater to put on one play a year. Almost all the money for the theatrical productions comes from his own wallet. "I work on stage because it's there that I find the challenge and the stimulus an actor needs through continuous creative work," he said.


which reunited him withOldboycostar Yoon Jin-seo .Afterwards he played another villain in the real-time suspense thrillerMidnight FM.

In addition to directing his fourth short filmInvitation, Yoo wrote the script and plays the main character alongside leading lady Uhm Ji-won .

Mai Ratimawon the Jury Prize at the 2013 Deauville Asian Film Festival .

Human Trust.

Healer, written by Song Ji-na .

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 Yoo Ji Tae's Personal life

He is friends with comedian Kim JunHo

has promoted the adoption of abandoned dogs, and has campaigned against domestic violence towards migrant wives.His advocacies are World Vision , Compassion Korea, DAIL Community, Social Welfare Society Inc., YWCA of Korea,Nanum House of Sharing and Korean Association of Cinematheques.

Their first child, a son, was born on July 5, 2014.

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 Yoo Ji Tae's Filmography

As actor


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As director

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 Yoo Ji Tae's Theater

  • Ha-il(2004)
  • Come to the Ghost House...(2007)

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 Yoo Ji Tae's Other activities

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 Yoo Ji Tae's Awards

  • 1993 현대무용시상식: Grand Prize ("Daesang")
  • 1997 Model Center New Model Awards: Grand Prize ("Daesang")
  • 1998 Photographers' Association: Best Model Award
  • 2000 21st Blue Dragon Film Awards : Popular Star Award (Ditto)
  • 2000 8th Chunsa Film Art Awards : Best New Actor (Ditto)
  • 2000 1st Pusan Film Critics Awards : Best New Actor (Ditto)
  • 2003 20th Busan Asian Short Film Festival: Audience Award (The Bike Boy)
  • 2006 4th Korea Fashion World Awards: Best Dressed, Movie Actor category
  • 2006 23rd Busan Asian Short Film Festival: Fuji Film Award (How Does the Blind Dream?)
  • 2008 25th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards: Best Dressed, Movie Actor category
  • 2009 1st Korea Humanitarian Awards: Special Prize
  • 2011 Asia Model Festival Awards: Asia Special Award
  • 2011 1st Ministry of Health and Welfare : Minister's Award
  • 2013 Deauville Asian Film Festival : Jury Prize (Mai Ratima)

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 Yoo Ji Tae's References

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  2. "야수 (Running Wild) Press Screening Report". Twitch Film. 4 January 2006.
  3. "Screen Star Yoo Ji-tae Finds Creative Challenge in Theater". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 April 2007.
  4. "진주 새 앨범 'Pearlfect', 유지태 내레이션 참여" [Yoo Ji-tae goes kpop (kinda)]. Asia Economy (in Korean). 19 November 2008. 
  5. Oh, Jean (1 December 2008). "Mega drama duo signals hot winter". The Korea Herald. 
  6. Han, Sang-hee (2 December 2008). "Celebrity's Sweetheart Knocks on Viewers Hearts". The Korea Times. 
  7. Sung, So-young (26 February 2010). "Korea’s forbidden lovers of film return". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  8. Han, Sun-hee (10 August 2010). "MIDNIGHT FM, A Speedy Real Time Thriller". Korean Cinema Today.
  9. "Soo Ae: ‘I Felt Relieved After Filming Scenes Heaping Insults’". KBS Global. 20 September 2010.
  10. Lee, Ji-hye (7 April 2010). "Yoo Ji-tae's Movie Picks". 10Asia.
  11. Yoo Ji Tae Collection 2010. YesAsia. 27 July 2010.
  12. Lee, Hae-joo (29 May 2009). "Yoo Ji-tae's Invitation gets a premiere". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  13. Hwang, Sung-un (21 June 2013). "Actor-director Yoo Ji-tae's Song Picks". 10Asia. 
  14. Ji, Yong-jin (5 October 2012). "The Reality We Must Face Now: YOO Ji-tae, Director of Mai Ratima". Korean Cinema Today. 
  15. Sunwoo, Carla (7 June 2013). "Mai Ratima tackles the challenges of a multicultural Korea". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  16. Ji, Yong-jin (19 June 2013). "Director YOO Ji-tae and Actor BAE Soo-bin of MAI RATIMA: Cooperation Between Friendly Colleagues". Korean Cinema Today. 
  17. "Oldboy Villain Yoo Ji-tae to Direct First Feature". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 November 2011.
  18. Kim, Jessica (30 January 2012). "Yoo Ji-tae first feature cranks in". 10Asia.
  19. Jeon, Chanil. "Mai Ratima". Busan International Film Festival. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  20. "Yoo Ji-tae Shines Light on Mail-Order Brides at Helm of First Feature". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 October 2012. 
  21. Park, Eun-jee (16 November 2012). "Korean actors find satisfaction off-camera". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  22. Lee, Claire (10 March 2013). "Yoo Ji-tae wins Jury Prize at Deauville Asian Film Fest". The Korea Herald. 
  23. "Actor-Turned-Director Yoo Ji-tae Wins Jury Prize in Deauville". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 March 2013. 
  24. Conran, Pierce (12 March 2013). "MAI RATIMA Awarded Jury Prize at Deauville Asian Film Festival". Korean Film Council. 
  25. Schmidlin, Charlie (12 July 2013). "Vincent Gallo Joins Japanese Thriller 'Human Trust' Co-Starring Koichi Sato & 'Oldboy' Star Yu Ji-Tae". Indiewire. 
  26. Baek, Byung-yeul (30 November 2014). "Singing miracle". The Korea Times. 
  27. Jin, Eun-soo (26 December 2014). "The Tenor puts Yoo Ji-tae under pressure". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  28. Kim, Hye-in (16 September 2014). "Photos from the first script reading rehearsal for Healer unleashed". StarN News. 
  29. "Yoo Ji-tae: "My Dream is to Establish an Orphanage"". KBS Global. 2 May 2005. 
  30. "Celebrities Donate Treasured Items to Charity Auction". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 January 2011.
  31. "Celebrities Join Together To Raise Money For Facial Burn Victims". KBS World. 9 February 2012.
  32. 유지태, 오는 10월 네팔에 유치원 세운다 [Yoo Ji-tae sets up a kindergarten]. Sports Seoul (in Korean). 29 May 2009. 
  33. Lee, Hyo-won (1 January 2010). "Yoo Ji-tae Couple Donate 20 Million Won to Haiti". The Korea Times.
  34. "Yoo Ji-tae Donates to Help Build Schools in Myanmar". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 April 2011.
  35. Ki Sun-min, Kang Na-hyun (15 August 2012). "‘Social-tainers’ are talking about the issues". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  36. Sunwoo, Carla (September 13, 2012). "Yoo Ji-tae ambassador of the YMCA". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  37. http://yoomovie.com/about3.html
  38. 술술토크: (13) 가식없는 김효진의 매력 속으로... [Interview: Into Kim Hyo-jin's down-to-earth charm]. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 19 November 2008. 
  39. "Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Hyo-jin to wed in Dec.". The Korea Herald. 21 August 2011.
  40. "Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Hyo-jin Decide to Finally Tie the Knot". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 August 2011.
  41. Ko, Kyoung-seok (22 August 2011). "Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Hyo-jin to wed Dec 2". 10Asia.
  42. Chung, Ah-young (22 August 2011). "Yoo, Kim to marry on Dec. 2". The Korea Times.
  43. "Yoo Ji-tae and Kim Hyo-jin set a date to walk down the aisle". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 August 2011.
  44. "유지태-김효진 "내 사람이다vs심장이 먼저 반응" 예비부부 벌써 신혼" [Yoo Ji Tae & fiancee Kim Hyo Jin pose for Harper’s BAZAAR]. Sports Chosun (in Korean). 19 October 2011. 
  45. '결혼' 유지태·김효진, '완벽비주얼' 웨딩화보 [Yoo Ji Tae and Kim Hyo Jin reveal new pre-wedding photos]. Star News (in Korean). 1 December 2011. 
  46. 유지태-김효진 예비부부 ‘착한 청첩장’ 공개 [Yoo Ji Tae & Kim Hyo Jin, simplest of wedding invitations]. eto.co.kr (in Korean). 29 November 2011. 
  47. "Yoo and Kim release wedding photos". Korea JoongAng Daily. 1 December 2011.
  48. "Celebrity Couple Exchange Vows After 5-Year Romance". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 December 2011.
  49. Choi, Eun-hwa (2 December 2011). "Yoo Ji Tae and Kim Hyo Jin Say They’ll Live Happily". enewsWorld.
  50. Kim, Byung-kwan (2 December 2011). "Yoo Ji Tae & Kim Hyo Jin Tie the Knot". enewsWorld. 
  51. "Celebrity Couple Using Fame to Support World Vision". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 October 2011.
  52. Lee, Hye-ji (5 December 2012). "Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Hyo-jin Celebrate 1st Wedding Anniversary in Myanmar". 10Asia. 
  53. "Celebrity Couple Support School in Burma". The Chosun Ilbo. 6 December 2012. 
  54. Sunwoo, Carla (7 December 2012). "Yoo Ji-tae and wife celebrate anniversary with good deed". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  55. Lee, Sun-min (7 July 2014). "Celebrity couple gives birth to son". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  56. Lee, Yong-sung (31 October 2005). "Film stars attract audience to drama". The Korea Herald. 
  57. "Actor Yoo Ji-tae Invited as Juror for "Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival"". KBS Global. 24 January 2004. 
  58. D'Sa, Nigel (7 June 2007). "YOO Ji-tae on Short Shorts Jury". Korean Film Council. 
  59. "Yoo Ji-tae to Judge at Japanese Short-film Festival". KBS Global. 24 June 2007. 
  60. "4th JIMFF - Award / Jury". Jecheon International Music & Film Festival. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  61. "Hur Jin-ho and Yoo Ji-tae Appointed Judges for 2008 JIMFF". KBS Global. 13 August 2008. 
  62. "14th BIFF (2009) - Juries". Busan International Film Festival. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  63. "Alejandro Gonzalez I?arritu and juries share their thoughts on judging films for awards. ? Competition Official Press Conference". Tokyo International Film Festival. 22 October 2009. 
  64. Nam, Gyeong-wu (22 June 2011). "Looking Forward to this Winter's DMZ Movie Festival". GNews. 
  65. Lee, Hyo-won (20 September 2011). "DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival Opens Sept. 22". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  66. "DMZ Docs 2011 closes with Tiniest Place top winner". Korean Film Council. 30 September 2011. 
  67. Han, Sang-hee (19 June 2008). "Yoo Ji-tae Receives Japan Short Film Award". The Korea Times. 
  68. "Yoo Ji-tae Awarded at Japan's 'Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia'". KBS Global. 23 June 2008.
  69. Han, Sang-hee (5 July 2009). "Actor Yoo to Receive Seoul Womens Prize". The Korea Times. 

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