Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Song Kang Ho 송강호

rubierubie hanya tulusnya hatiEverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

LEGEND

edited January 23 in actors & actresses

image

SONG KANG HO 

image
Name: SONG KANG HO (Song Gang Ho, 송강호)
Date of Birth: January 17, 1967
Status: Married with daughters
Management:
Debut: 1991
Website: songgangho.com

Sourced from koreanfilm.org --- Song Kang-ho (b. January 17, 1967) never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theatre groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theatre company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation which proved Song's training ground. Although regularly approached to act in films, he always turned down the opportunity until taking a role as an extra in Hong Sang-soo's The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996).

In the following year, after portraying one of the homeless in Jang Sun-woo's docu-style Bad Movie, he gained cult notoriety for his show-stealing performance in Song Neung-han's No. 3 as a gangster training a group of young recruits, winning his first Best Actor award. Since that time he's been cast in several supporting roles before before his high-profile appearance as Han Suk-kyu's secret agent partner in Kang Jae-gyu's blockbuster thriller Shiri.

In early 2000, Song became a star with his first leading role in the box office smash The Foul King, for which he reputedly did most of his own stunts. But it is with his award-winning role as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area that Song came to the forefront as one of Korea's leading actors. Song also starred in Park Chan-wook's acclaimed followup, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, which centers around a father's pursuit of his daughter's kidnappers.

In 2002 Song starred in another major production by Myung Films, YMCA Baseball Team, about Korea's first baseball team which formed in the early 20th century. The following year he played a leading role in yet another critically-acclaimed smash hit, Memories of Murder from young director Bong Joon-ho. In 2004 Song starred in a film by debut director Im Chan-sang that imagines the life of South Korean president Park Chung-hee's personal barber. The following year he also took the lead in Antarctic Journal, a big-budget project by debut director Im Phil-sung, about an expedition in Antarctica that performed weakly at the box-office.

In 2006 Song was thrust back in the spotlight, however, with a leading role in Bong Joon-ho's record-breaking creature movie The Host. The film helped to broaden international awareness of Song's talent, and indeed he beat out several of Asia's best known stars to be named Best Actor at the inaugural Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong in March 2007. 

Upcoming projects for Song include a gangster film from the director of Rules of Dating, Secret Sunshine, the next feature by the acclaimed Lee Chang-dong, and a Western set in Manchuria by Kim Jee-woon. 

image

Complete filmography
The Attorney (2013)
The Face Reader (2013)
Snowpiercer (2013)
Day trip (2012)
Howling (2012)
Hindsight (2011)
A Little Pond (2010)
Sworn Brothers / Secret Reunion (2009)
Thirst (2009)
The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008)
Secret Sunshine (2007)
The Show Must Go On (2006)
The Host (2006)
Antarctic Journal (2005)
The President's Barber (2004)
Memories of Murder (2003)
YMCA Baseball Team (2002)
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Joint Security Area (2000)
The Foul King (2000)
Shiri (1999)
The Quiet Family (1998)
No. 3 (1997)
Bad Movie (1997)
Green Fish (1997)
The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996)

Sourced from imdb.com --- Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theatre groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theatre company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation which proved Song's training ground. Although regularly approached to act in films, he always turned down the opportunity until taking a role as an extra in Hong Sang-soo's The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996). In the following year, after portraying one of the homeless in Jang Sun-woo's docu-drama Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie, he gained cult notoriety for his show-stealing performance in Song Neung-han's No. 3 (1997) as a gangster training a group of young recruits, winning his first Best Actor award.

Since that time he's been cast in several supporting roles before his high-profile role as Han Suk-kyu's secret agent partner in Kang Jae-gyu's blockbuster thriller Swiri (1999). In early 2000, Song became a star with his first leading role in the box office smash The Foul King, for which he reputedly did most of his own stunts. But it is with his award-winning role as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area, that Song has come to the forefront as one of Korea's leading actors. Song also starred in Park Chan-wook's next feature, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, which centers around a father's pursuit of his daughter's kidnappers.

In 2002 Song will be starring in another major production by Myung Film, YMCA Baseball Team, about Korea's first baseball team which formed in the early 20th century. He will also star in the second film by director Bong Joon-ho (Barking Dogs Never Bite), which is based on a true story about a vicious serial killer.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENT 
2013 - Best Actor at 5th KOFRA Film Awards (The Attorney, The Face Reader, Snowpiercer)
2013 - Gallup Korea Most Outstanding Actor (Snowpiercer, The Face Reader)
2013 - Best Actor at 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics (The Face Reader)
2013 - Best Actor at 50th Daejong Film Awards 2013 (The Face Reader)
2009 - Best Actor at the 12th Directors' Cut Awards (Thirst)
2009 - Top Excellence Best Actor Award at 17th Chunsa Film Festival (Thirst)
2008 - FIPRESCI Award Best Actor at 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Secret Sunshine)
2007 - Best Actor at 10th Director's CUT Awards (Secret Sunshine)
2007 - Best Actor at 27th Critics Choice Award (The Show Must Go On)
2007 - Best Actor at 6th Korea Film Awards (Secret Sunshine)
2007 - Best Actor at 28th Blue Dragon Awards (The Show Must Go On)
2007 - Best Actor at 8th Busan Film Critics' Awards (The Show Must Go On)
2007 - Best Actor at Asian Film Awards, HKIFF (The Host)
2006 - Best Actor at 9th Director’s CUT Awards (The Host)
2004 제38회 납세자의 날 대통령표창
2003 - Best Actor at 6th Director's CUT Awards (Memories of Murder)
2003 - Best Actor at 40th Daejong Award (Memories of Murder)
2003 - Best Actor 2nd Korea Film Award (Memories of Murder)
2003 - Best Actor 11th Chunsa Film Art Award (Memories of Murder)
2003 - Best Actor 23th Critic Choice Award (Memories of Murder)
2001 - Second runner-up Best Actor Prize at Seattle International Film Festival (JSA)
2001 - Best Actor at the 38th Grand Bell Awards (JSA)
2001 - Best Actor at Deauville Asian Film Festival (JSA)
2000 - Best Actor at 3rd Director's CUT Awards (JSA)
2000 - Best Actor at Pusan Critic Award - Lee Byung-heon/Song Kang-ho (JSA)
1998 영평상 남자연기상
1997 - Best Newcomer Male at 35th Daejong Award (No 3)
1997 - Best Supporting Actor at 18th Blue Dragon Award (No 3)

Sourced from wikipedia --- Song Kang-ho (born January 17, 1967 in Gimhae) is a leading South Korean film actor. A graduate of Busan Kyungsang College,[1] he started his career in theatre groups without professional training as an actor. He made his stage premiere in 1991, in the play Dongseung.

In 1996 Song started appearing in film roles and his 1997 part in No. 3, as a gangster training a group of recruits, won him his first acting award, at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Song's cachet rose with his high-profile supporting role in the 1999 box-office hit Shiri. In 2000, Song received his first leading roles as a wrestler in The Foul King and as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area. In recent years he has received critical acclaim for his portrayals of a vengeful father in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002); an incompetent rural detective in Memories of Murder (2003); a barber who dotes on his only son in The President's Barber (2004); and a semi-intelligent but doting father in the The Host (2006). He won Best Actor in the 2007 Asian Film Awards.

Related pages [IMDb] [Wikipedia] [hancinema.net]

Info credits to koreanfilm.org, CINE21, imdb, wikipedia, hancinema.net, naver, empas, various related sites & soompi.com movie threads; Shirley, kdramafanusa et.al


Korean Dramas & Movies Forum image RULES
image
EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
«13456742

Replies

  • atelatel Posts: 2,326Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    edited December 2007
    ooo... thanks for starting this thread. image now that i think about it, it'd be kinda wrong not to have his thread here. he's been in a lot of good korean movies.
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    edited May 2010

    ^ Exactly, teal! It'll be soooooo weird (pun intended!) if we don't have a SKH soompi thread. image


    FILMOGRAPHY

    작은 연못 A Little Pond, 2010
    image

    의형제 Sworn Brothers / Secret Reunion, 2010
    image

    박쥐 Thirst / Bakjwi / Evil Live, 2009
    image Cine21

    좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈 The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, 2008
    image Cine21 » soompi thread

    밀양 Secret Sunshine, 2007
    image Cine21 » soompi thread

    우아한 세계 The Show Must Go On, 2007
    image Cine21

    작은 연못, 2007
    image naver.com

    괴물 The Host, 2006
    image Cine21 » soompi thread Highly-recommended, extensive pics+info image

    남극일기 Antartic Journal, 2005
    image Cine21

    친절한 금자씨 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, 2005
    image Cine21 » soompi thread

    효자동 이발사 The President's Barber, 2004
    image Cine21

    살인의 추억 Memories of Murder, 2003
    image Cine21

    YMCA 야구단 YMCA Baseball Team, 2002
    image Cine21

    복수는 나의 것 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, 2001
    image Cine21

    동창회 2000 Cine21

    반칙왕 The Foul King, 2000
    image Cine21 » soompi thread

    공동경비구역 JSA Joint Security Area, 2000
    image Cine21 » soompi thread

    쉬리 swiri, 1999
    image Cine21 » soompi thread

    조용한 가족 The Quiet Family, 1998
    image Cine21

    나쁜영화 Timeless, Bottomless, 1997
    image Cine21

    넘버 3 NO.3, 1997
    image Cine21

    초록물고기 Green Fish, 1996
    image Cine21

    돼지가 우물에 빠진 날 The day a pig fell into the well, 1996
    image Cine21

    Source: Cine21, naver.com
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND


    Some 2007 NEWS UPDATES on SONG KANG HO
    http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?sho...868&st=2220

    Jan 31: Inaugural Asian Film Awards' Korean Selections page 122
    Feb 8: Song Kang Ho, Jung Woo Sung and Lee Byung Hun in movie "The Good, the Bad and the Strange" page 123
    Feb 7: Korean actor trio ride to Western
    Feb 8: Top Stars Roped Into Korean Western
    Mar 6: Actor Song's New Show Goes On page 131
    Mar 6: Lee Chang-dong's New Film Opens In May page 132
    Mar 20: Song Gang-ho Wins Best Actor at HK Film page 136
    Mar 28: Song Kang-ho tests his versatility again page 138
    Apr 5: 'Show' Shows Life Must Go On page 140
    Apr 10: Minister Returns as Director of 'Sunshine' page 140
    Apr 14: Director trots the globe in search of the perfect western page 142
    Apr 20: Top Producer Talks About Three-Star Hat-Trick
    Apr 20: Two Korean Films to Be Shown in Competition at Cannes
    Apr 24: 2007 Most Important Figures in Korea Film Industry page 144
    May 2: 'Secret Sunshine' Asks Existential Questions
    May 14: 'Miryang' to Be Released at Home, Cannes May 24 page 147
    May 24: Star heats Korea's "Secret Sunshine" at Cannes page 150
    May 24: Festival Hot List: 10 Foreign-Language Films to Watch For in Cannes
    May 25: Competition-Shy Director Braves Competition at Cannes
    May 20: ARP Takes French-speaking Rights to "The Good, the Bad, the Weird"
    May 27: 'Secret Sunshine' Impresses at Cannes
    May 27: 'Secret Sunshine' Steals Limelight in Cannes
    May 28: Jeon Do-yeon Wins Best Actress at Cannes page 151
    May 28: Record Sales for The Good, the Bad, and the Weird at Cannes Market
    Jun 11: 25 Most Beautiful People 2007 by Movieweek page 154
    Jun 19: Korean film stars cutting own fees page 156
    Jun 29: Showbox pulls out of high profile "The Good, The Bad and the Weird" page 158
    Sep 3: DVD review Clouds break with secret sunshine page 172
    Sep 11: 'Secret Sunshine' Heads to Academy Awards page 174
    Oct 3: Secret Sunshine Contender at 1st Asia Pacific Screen Awards
    Oct 5: Busan film critics hand out awards
    Oct 26: "Milyang" Finds Success at French Box Office page 183
    Oct 26: The Good, The Bad, The Weird wraps up China shoot

    --- will be updated from time to time image
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND


    November 24, 2007

    "Show Must Go on" Wins Blue Dragon Award

    image

    image

    Director Han Jae-rim’s "The Show Must Go On" has won the domestic award for best picture.

    At the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Friday, the movie's lead actor Song Kang-ho also won best actor. Jeon Do-yeon won best actress for her performance in "Secret Sunshine.” Earlier in May, the actress won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in the film.

    The best director award went to Huh Jin-ho for “Happiness.”

    Kim Sang-ho was named best supporting actor for his role in “The Happy Life” and Na Moon-hee best supporting actress for her role in "Cruel Winter Blues."

    The awards are the nation's version of Hollywood's Oscars.

    Reported by KBS WORLD Radio


    November 25, 2007

    image

    Blue Dragon Awards Winners: Actress Jeon Do-yeon, left, who won the best actress award at the 60th Cannes film festival for her role in “Secret Sunshine,” and actor Song Gang-ho pose after winning the best actor-actress awards for their roles in the same film at the 28th Blue Dragon Awards, which was held at National Theater of Korea in Seoul, Friday./ Yonhap

    Source: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sport.../173_14327.html
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    edited December 2007

    'Secret Sunshine' Wins 4 Film Awards
    Sunday, December 2, 2007

    image

    The film "Secret Sunshine" directed by Lee Chang-dong has won four prizes in the sixth Korean Film Awards.

    In downtown Seoul Saturday, the film earned top honors for best film, best directing and best leading actor and actress.

    The award for the best supporting actor went to Sung Ji-ru for "Paradise Murdered" and that for best actress went to Gong Hyo-jin for "Happiness."

    Daniel Henney was named best new actor for “My Father” and Song Hye-kyo best new actress for "Hwangjini."

    Reported by KBS WORLD Radio

    http://english.kbs.co.kr/news/newsview_sub...;key=2007120204


    image

    List of WINNERS, thanks to yum yum dimsum

    Best Picture - 'Secret Sunshine'
    Best Director - Lee Chang Dong 'Secret Sunshine'
    Best Actor - Song Kang Ho 'Secret Sunshine'
    Best Actress - Jeon Do Yeon 'Secret Sunshine'

    Best Supporting Actor - Sung Ji Roo 'Paradise Murdered'
    Best Supporting Actress - Gong Hyo Jin 'Happiness'
    Best New Director - Kim Mi Jung 'Shadows in the Palace'
    Best New Actor - Daniel Henney 'My Father'
    Best New Actress - Song Hye Gyo 'Hwang Jin Yi'
    Best Original Screenplay - Choi Dong Hun 'Tazza'
    Best Art Direction - Yoo Joo Ho & Yoon Sang Yoon 'M'
    Best Cinematography - Hong Kyung Pyo 'M'
    Best Editing - Shin Min Kyung 'Tazza'
    Best Lighting - Choi Chul Soo 'M'
    Best Sound Effects - Kim Suk Won, Kim Chang Sup, Lee Tae Gyu 'Voice of A Murderer'
    Best Music - Bang Jun Suk 'Radio Star'
    Best Visual Effects - 'D-War'

    6th Korea Film Awards, 1 December 2007 -- thread by Shirley
    http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=180529

    Stars At The 6th Korea Film Awards -- photo thread by yum yum dimsum
    http://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=180584

    6th Korea Film Awards -- more award photos
    http://travel.innolife.net/innoreport/list...&ai_id=2717
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND


    Clip and captures copied from PlanetBH0712, merci!

    - short interview with the actors of The Good, the Bad, the Weird

    image GBWpreview2.wmv (2MB) Original link » sendspace

    Some captures from the clip above ^^ full GBW caps at the movie thread

    image

    image image

    image image

    image image
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • luff_pandaluff_panda Posts: 4Member
    edited December 2007
    Oh my god, Finally! Its about time this talented actor got his own thread image
  • kdramafanusakdramafanusa Posts: 10,039Friend of Soompi

    SUPERSTAR

    edited December 2007
    The 27th Critics Choice Awards (11/30/2007)
    BEST ACTOR Song Kang-ho (The Show Must Go On) & BEST ACTRESS Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine)
    imageimage
    imageimage
    [photos=Chosun]


    Song Kang-ho also won Best Actor at Pusan Film Critics Award (held on 10/5/2007) for his performance in "The Show Must Go On".

  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    QUOTE (kdramafanusa @ Dec 3 2007, 12:06 AM) »
    The 27th Critics Choice Awards (11/30/2007)
    BEST ACTOR Song Kang-ho (The Show Must Go On) & BEST ACTRESS Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine)
    ---
    Song Kang-ho also won Best Actor at Pusan Film Critics Award (held on 10/5/2007) for his performance in "The Show Must Go On".


    Thanks so much kdramafanusa for the Pusan Critics award mention, as I obviously did not remember about this. image Lucky that we have the details posted at the 12PIFF thread.. list have been updated, hope we'd be able to get the complete set.

    Really appreciate the highlight and the 27th Critics Choice Awards winners' pics. Both JDY & SKH are definitely the clear 'regulars' at the awards of 2007. image

    Well done Song Kang Ho & Jeon Do Yeon!
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • ZombieZombie Posts: 3,212Member
    Rubie dear....what takes you so long... to start this thread...yr second k/fav man. image

    He is THE MAN that really has true talents and deserving all the awards that he had gotten.

    Checking his movie credentials,..ha..ha. I had almost watch all his movies except those in his pioneering days.
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    edited December 2007
    QUOTE (Zombie @ Dec 3 2007, 04:39 AM) »
    Rubie dear....what takes you so long... to start this thread...yr second k/fav man. image

    He is THE MAN that really has true talents and deserving all the awards that he had gotten.

    Checking his movie credentials,..ha..ha. I had almost watch all his movies except those in his pioneering days.


    image Huh.. what took me so long? image What took you so long.. I'm sure you're better informed about SKH than I really am. image Like I said.. I just don't want to let the thread down (well, any thread that I started.. which is too many already image ) but really.. imagine.. soompi without a SKH thread.. is .. simply unthinkable. image

    My second fave man image .. is currently HJM.. hehee (oops, sorry LJJ-ssi) but as an actor.. SKH is just perfect, everytime and anytime. That I can vouch.. considering the limited info I have on him.
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • ZombieZombie Posts: 3,212Member
    QUOTE (rubie @ Dec 3 2007, 06:45 PM) »
    image Huh.. what took me so long? image What took you so long.. I'm sure you're better informed about SKH than I really am. image Like I said.. I just don't want to let the thread down (well, any thread that I started.. which is too many already image ) but really.. imagine.. soompi without a SKH thread.. is .. simply unthinkable. image

    My second fave man image .. is currently HJM.. hehee (oops, sorry LJJ-ssi) but as an actor.. SKH is just perfect, everytime and anytime. That I can vouch.. considering the limited info I have on him.


    Ha..ha.. so SKH is not yr second fav k/star, but HJM, image , but you still have yr very good taste. Like fine connoisseur of k/movies & dramas, you are way...better than I am. image

    As you had mentioned, starting a thread is a commitment... not just starting one and leaving it for others for update and input. Just find it too time consuming to do that. image
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND


    This is an interesting topic.. translated & highlighted by dramabeans (please refer link). Merci!

    image Stars dreaming of being actors vs. Actors dreaming of being stars

    The grass is always greener...
    http://www.dramabeans.com/2007/12/the-gras...always-greener/

    Amongst the familiar names in the industry, SKH (so as HJM, Sul Kyung Gu) are being mentioned in the article.. it's a good read.
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • BitterLemonBitterLemon Leon ik hou van jou The White Moat where I dream to be with youPosts: 760Member
    It's about time, gals! SKH is definitely one of the best actors in Korea, in the world probably. Great reading, Rubie. Thanks for the article. And yes, I share the sentiment. Soompi without SKH - Korean Cinema without SKH is simply unthinkable. The man probably does not have the best look in the world, but it is actors like SKH who will retain the longevity of the Korean Wave, and K-cinema in general.
    o5asno.jpg
    you can't hurry love
  • jicksjicks i come with the rain Posts: 1,543Member

    IDOL

    Thanks for starting this thread, rubie!

    It's kinda funny that (arguably) Korea's best actor took so long to get his own thread on soompi. Oh well, better late than never!

    So far I have seen him in:

    Joint Security Area
    Memories Of Murder
    Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
    The Quiet Family
    The Foul King
    The Host
    Sympathy For Lady Vengeance


    ^A couple of them are my all-time favourite movies. He is an extraordinary actor. Really looking forward to Good Bad Weird <3

    PS- Congrats on the recent awards!
    Visit me @ Candy.Me ★☆ for a bit'a dorama and fangirl love  
  • shirleyshirley Posts: 6,962Friend of Soompi
    edited December 2007
    QUOTE (rubie @ Dec 2 2007, 02:45 PM) »
    AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENT Obviously needing help with this image to compile a complete list of awards won by SKH, please post or PM me so that the list can be updated

    2007 - Best Actor at 27th Critics Choice Award (The Show Must Go On)
    2007 - Best Actor at 6th Korea Film Awards (Secret Sunshine)
    2007 - Best Actor at 28th Blue Dragon Awards (The Show Must Go On)
    2007 - Best Actor at 8th Busan Film Critics' Award (The Show Must Go On)
    2007 - Best Actor at Asian Flim Awards, HKIFF (The Host)
    2001 - Second runner-up Best Actor Prize at Seattle International Film Festival (JSA)
    2001 - Best Actor at the 38th Grand Bell Awards (JSA)
    2001 - Best Actor at Deauville Asian Film Festival (JSA)


    i think the other awards include these following

    2003 40th Daejong Award - Best Actor (Best Actor - Memories of a Murderer )
    2003 2th Korea Film Award (Best Actor - Memories of a Murderer )
    2003 11th Chunsa Film Art Award - Best Actor ( Memories of a Murderer)
    2003 23th Critic Award - Best Actor (Memories of a Murderer)
    2001 38th Daejong Award - Best Actor (JSA)
    2000 Pusan Critic Award Best Actor: Lee Byung-heon/Song Kang-ho (JSA)
    1997 35th Daejong Award ( Best newcomer male - NO 3)
    1997 18th Blue Dragon Award - Best Supporting Actor (No 3 )


    and here a good write up of Mr Song till his movie The President's Barber


    Song Kang Ho - The Choco Pie Guy i am sure all who have watch JSA know why we call him choco pie guy
    written by Russell Edwards
    Published 2005/07/25


    http://global.yesasia.com/en/mc/-/Aq33f02X...x/articleId-35/


    this is a recent acticle wriiten by Mr X on gangster movie which of course speak of No 3 and the Show must go on .
    Gangster Films: The Yin and Yang of Korean Film Culture
    written by X
    Published 2007/12/10
    http://global.yesasia.com/en/mc/-/9K361xy9.../articleId-156/


    this is his website which stored alot of clips data too , if you want to watch some NO 3 clips i think there are some in the site. No 3 was really one wacky black comedy .lol and Mr Song Kang Ho's role in it was soo classic you wont forget .it had me laughing too hard till it hurts . just that the subtitles in the DVD released didnt do justice to his lines which i think shd be so more witty in korean . but still for black comedy genre Quiet Family is my personal favourite

    http://www.songgangho.com/
    Shirley4.jpg
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    edited December 2007

    ^ Thanks Shirley for the awards list. Got it updated, finally! Merci beaucoup! Mr. Song only won Best Newcomer and Best Supporting Actor once for each for the same movie in 1997.. after that, it's Best Actor all the way! image

    The articles are awesome sharing.. The Choco Pie Guy... hahaa.. I remember that in JSA. His action definitely got LBH's character sweating, too. image

    QUOTE (BitterLemon @ Dec 11 2007, 01:15 AM) »
    It's about time, gals! SKH is definitely one of the best actors in Korea, in the world probably. Great reading, Rubie. Thanks for the article. And yes, I share the sentiment. Soompi without SKH - Korean Cinema without SKH is simply unthinkable. The man probably does not have the best look in the world, but it is actors like SKH who will retain the longevity of the Korean Wave, and K-cinema in general.


    Hi BitterLemon... you've got it spot on! image Must make it right in the soompi forum, huh.. we must have a SKH thread or it wouldn't be complete. Nonono..

    As jicks mentioned.. better late than never... but quite a few years late, that is. image

    Hope everyone would share thoughts or articles you came across on SKH... so that we can fill the thread, befitting Korea's Best Actor.
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • EpiktEpikt Paris (France)Posts: 422Member
    edited December 2007
    QUOTE (rubie @ Dec 2 2007, 07:45 AM) »
    NOT RIGHT image not right at all. image

    Not right indeed.
    So... thanks rubie for starting this thread ! (yep, I'm really original)

    Song Kang-Ho is not one of my favorite actors (I'm affraid I don't have a lot of male fav actors image ), but he's just great. The best in Korea, for sure.
    I recently saw him in Secret Sunshine and he's impressive, it's his best performance IMHO. In fact, I really didn't understood all the big sensation with Jeon Do-Yeon (she's just OK) as Song Kang-Ho is far better... maybe we're so used to his excellence we don't need to remind of it (oh no ! SKH got the best actor award again ! maybe we should create a "second best actor" award image )
    Hop ! hop ! here is Bae Doo-Na's thread ! (and watch Linda Linda Linda !!!)
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    edited December 2007

    ^ Hi Epikt! Good to see you here.. must make it right indeed..

    Looks like SKH wins again.. at the 10th Director’s CUT Awards image Hahaa.. perhaps, it's time to create a 'second Best Actor' award.. image

    Btw, anyone knows which movie he won the award for?

    December 21, 2007

    image

    image

    Source: empas.com
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
  • rubierubie hanya tulusnya hati EverythingLBHPosts: 46,730Friend of Soompi

    LEGEND

    edited December 2007

    Thanks to the highlight by Shirley

    Song Kang Ho - The Choco Pie Guy
    written by Russell Edwards
    Published 2005/07/25


    If he is lucky, an actor might get such a scene once in a lifetime.

    A North Korean guard of the 38th parallel is being visited (such is the central conceit of the film) by two South Korean guards. They are buddies by now, having shared many secrets and laughs. On this visit, the senior, chubby-faced guard with a knife scar under one eye is given a South Korean confection, a Choco Pie. Like a guilty child, the North Korean stuffs the chocolate disc into his mouth. One of his visitors suggests that if he defected to the south, he could eat Choco Pies until he burst.

    Defection. It's been a subject that their joyful, clandestine, friendship has successfully avoided... until now. The North Korean, cheeks puffed out by their contents, offers a galled look to his chocolate benefactor, before spitting the chewed gift into his own palm.

    Sternly he says to the visiting soldier: "I'm only going to say this once, so listen well. My dream is that one day our republic makes the best damn sweets on the peninsula. Got it?"

    A long pause as the camera rests on the shocked expression of the South Korean guard, then the North Korean looks down at the masticated Choco Pie in his hand. "Until then," the North Korean continues," all I can do is dream about these Choco Pies."

    And after a moment's reflection, the offended but dignified soldier shovels the chewed confectionery back into his mouth.

    image

    The film, well-known to fans of modern Korean cinema, is JSA (or Joint Security Area). The actor is Song Kang Ho and it is the golden, star-making moment in a career of distinction. Once you've been told, it is obvious that Song Kang Ho never trained professionally as an actor. But that doesn't diminish his talent. Rather, theatrical schooling often interferes with the art of being natural on screen. Song's presence seems so raw in his early mid-90s films, like early Robert DeNiro, Song has that animalistic quality of an actor performing by sheer instinct.

    image

    Song's theatrical career first gathered momentum when he joined a troupe with an emphasis on improvisation. Given that such skills are usually honed rather than taught, I'm willing to assume that Song was already a powerful performer when he signed up. His film acting debut came in Hong Sang Soo's The Day a Pig Fell into the Well. The film is constructed in four overlapping parts and in the first quadrant, Song plays a rather coarse colleague in a publishing company that employs one of the film's major characters. With his rough and tumble ways, Song creates a vivid first impression.

    image

    The chronology gets a bit hazy for the next three movies. Depending on who you want to believe it is No 3 or Green Fish. For the sake of argument, let us assume that it is, as some people claim, Jang Sun Woo's Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie. Despite requests from the audacious auteur for professional actors to appear in his three hour-plus film, most turned Jang down. The virtually unknown Song, possibly seeking an opportunity to work with Korea's then most internationally famous director, is in a single scene where a homeless man sings a religious tune. Song claps his hands in time to the music. Total running time? One minute tops!

    In DeNiro terms, Song Neung Nan's No. 3 (1997) is Song's Mean Streets, and the actor gives an explosive performance as a knife toting gangster who trains a group of young criminal recruits with a bullying attitude and a belligerent stupidity. It resulted in a Best Actor award from the Korean film industry, and gave audiences a full serving of Song's malevolent side.

    Arriving the same year as No. 3 was Green Fish, the directing debut of Lee Chang Dong, who would go on to direct Peppermint Candy and Oasis as well as to become the government minister for culture. Here, Song is the mustachioed owner of a strip club whose demeanour changes from moment to moment. One minute he's beating up the lead, then offering him a cigarette, then blowing smoke in his face. Loud Hawaiian shirts and a leering grin are the only constants in his performance. When he attacks he kicks like a dancer, graceful and deadly accurate.

    Song widened his range to include black comedy in the gruesome laffer The Quiet Family. Song is the son of the family who in their incompetent efforts to run a hotel, end up becoming serial killers of unfortunate guests. While some of the characters are more sly than others, no single character in this film is particularly bright and Song is lovably dopey in this hilarious bloodbath.

    image

    In 1999, if there was any film a Korean actor would have wanted to be in, Shiri was it. Demoting James Cameron from King of the World to a runner-up, the espionage thriller beat Titanic's local box office record and became an international news story. Song was the secret agent partner of Han Suk Kyu and acquits himself well in this subsidiary role. There is a confidence in his acting that seems to be expressing itself for the first time.

    image

    But as important as Shiri is to Korean film's rebirth, the real breakthrough for Song was The Foul King in which he got to play the male lead for the first time. The Foul King is like the Shall We Dance? of wrestling flicks. Song is a put-upon salaryman who begins wrestling because his lambasting boss dishes out discipline in the form of a headlock. DVD slow-mo indicates Song did his own backflips and probably other stunts as well. But it's more than athletics that makes Song worth watching. His wrestling ferocity is frightening, but comedic sequences like the Las Vegas Elvis dream that has Song adorned in sideburns and a disco chest are memories hard to shake.

    With the success of The Foul King under his belt, by the time Park Chan Wook's fabulous JSA hit Korean screens, Song was now a national celebrity. While both Shiri and JSA reflect the internal schism of the South Korean people, the role of Sgt. Oh in JSA is an embodiment of the other. The aforementioned Choco Pie scene is of course a favourite, but his Sgt. Oh's encounter with the Swiss-born investigator (Lee Young Ae) in which he brags about his scars and then comes across as bashful when she calls his bluff is also highly memorable. In brief, Song's performance is a high point in a film that absolutely brims with them.

    Song was recruited by Park Chan Wook again for the dark Sympathy for Mr Vengeance. While JSA is an affirmation of the Korean spirit tinged with sadness and grief, the latter film is a confronting gaze into the face of evil that has an Old Testament-flavoured bloody finale. Riddled with jet black comedy, Vengeance is a film that is definitely not for everybody. The film essentially has two narrative threads, one which has Song playing a wealthy businessman whose daughter has been kidnapped, and the other featuring the kidnappers (played by Shin Ha Kyun and Bae Du Na), who have undertaken their ill-fated mission in order to finance a child's kidney transplant. Song is powerful as the enraged businessman, but also displays a vulnerability because his character is unprepared for the type of people who assail him.

    image

    After that intense experience, YMCA Baseball Team cannot help but be thought of as an anti-climax. A cute little period film about Korea's first baseball team, Song gives a serviceable turn but the local hit was never likely to cross over to non-Korean markets. Memories of Murder, however, heralded a return to form for Song. An intense depiction of a real-life murder investigation that occurred in 1980s rural Korea, Song plays a rough and tumble detective who is willing to jail the first person tailor-made to take the fall.

    image

    The opening shows Song arriving at a roadside farm where a woman's body has been discovered. The quality of the police work is instantly apparent and played for laughs as the yokels and incompetent patrolmen contaminate the crime scene and jeopardise the existence of evidence. The ability of Song to work both the comedic and dramatic sides of the street, stand him in good stead here and he acts as an anchor, preventing the film from tipping too far in one direction or the other. Memories of Murder is like a compelling modernisation of Orson Welles's Touch of Evil with a bloodless dash of Seven.

    image

    And that almost leads us to the present day. The President's Barber a Forrest Gump-like film made in 2004, marks Song's third period film in a row, this time set in the pre-democracy Korea of the 60s and 70s. Knowledge of Korean politics would help, but once you realise that Korea was home to repressive regimes, all the details you require are right in front of you. Song plays the titular role of Han Mo, an unsophisticated, but patriotic barber who has never asked too many questions. Because his barber shop is a mere hair toss away from the seat of government, Han Mo is drawn into the junta's inner circle and becomes the hairdresser laureate. At first he cuts hair with ignorant pride. Later the consequences of being closely allied with one (highly paranoid) political party becomes apparent. Unlike Gump, who remains apolitical, Han Mo is slowly radicalised by the environment thrust upon him, and appears to symbolise a Korean everyman who upon waking up to government corruption is ready for a more transparent system. Symbolic roles are difficult to convincingly carry off but Song meets the challenge of the required nuances admirably.

    Source: http://global.yesasia.com/en/mc/-/Aq33f02X...x/articleId-35/
    image
    EverythingLBH.com Website * Twitter * Facebook * Fan Forum * MJ&BH
    i'm not strong * i'm so alone * comfort me * make me belong : timeless haiku by bheng
«13456742
Sign In or Register to comment.