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Song Il Kook 송일국

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edited June 1 in actors & actresses

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PROFILE

Official Name: Song IL Kook 송일국
Date of Birth: 01-Oct-1971
Height: 6.06' / 185 cm  
Family: Married, Mother/Actress Kim Eul Dong, Sister Song Song Yi
Talent Agency: Haneol Entertainment

 
  
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updated by Metaltiger on August 2010
SONG IL KOOK
is noted not only for his good looks and acting abilities in the Korean drama scene, but he also brings a distinguished family history.  He is the grandson of Kim Du-han, a well-known right wing politician, and the great grandson of General Kim Jwa-jin, a famous Korean Independence Movement leader.  His mother Kim Eul Dong is a talented actress, recently rejuvenating her career with Mapado (2005) and Golden Era of Daughter-in-Law (KBS, 2007).

Song Il Kook graduated from the Cheongju  University, majoring in Performing Arts, although he admits that he was more interested in art and design at the time.  His started  acting in Korean dramas in 1998 at the age of 27, and was considered a “late bloomer.”  He played many  small roles, populating daily and morning dramas, New Year's specials through the early 2000s.  His first significant role was in the action drama Bodyguard (KBS, 2003), playing a slightly off-kilter villain. Song's breakthrough, however, came from two roles in particular: Jang Soo in the weekend drama Terms of Endearment (KBS, 2004), and his impressive turn as Yeom Jang in Emperor of the Sea (KBS, 2005). In those two dramas, Song showed both sides of the acting spectrum: the charming everyday man and the most charismatic villain in the last few years.

Song attained mega star status when he was cast in Jumong (MBC, 2006), which brought him the prestigious Daesang Award in 2006. Jumong is one of the most successful Korean TV dramas of all time, capturing an average of 40% viewership, and staying on the number one chart for 40 consecutive weeks. Jumong continues to this day to be popular all over the world, in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Iran, Turkey, and Iraq.  Jumong’s legacy was extended to the 2009 drama Kingdom of the Wind, where Song played Muhyul, grandson of Jumong.  Kingdom of the Wind was entered as a foreign in the 2009 International Film Festival.   He also won the KBS Best Actor 2009 award for this role.

Song typically takes on physically challenging roles that display his outstanding skills in sword-fighting, archery, martial arts and horsemanship.   Additionally, his talent as a sketch artist was captured in his roles as Yeom Jang  (Emperor of the Sea) and Muhyul (Kingdom of the Winds).
He is a vice-president of the Korean Triathlon Confederation and participated in the 2008 Seoul International Triathlon, 2009 and 2010. In April 2008, Song carried the Olympic torch through Seoul.  

Besides acting, Song has modeled professionally, both on the runway and in print, and won the 2009 Asian Model Award.


On March 15, 2008, Song married a Busan High Court Judge (identified only by her family name "Jung") in a private traditional Korean wedding away from the media spotlight at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul.  Because of her sensitive position as a legal counsel, she remains out of the media spotlight.

In 2009, the State of Hawaii honored him by designating March 21 as Song Il Kook day when he headlined 4803023242_5998626110_o.jpg a fan meeting in Honolulu.  An exclusive hibiscus flower, created by a fan, was named, GeNtLe Song 4743053813_6be704690e_o.jpg
, in his honor.  

As a result of his strong fan support in Hawaii, he insisted that the first episode of his 2010 drama, A Man Called God, be filmed in Hawaii.  Dramatic action scenes shot against the island’s natural beauty had never before been seen in Korean dramas.  In addition, Song prepared for his role as Michael King in this drama for 8 months by physically working out and losing over 30 lbs.  His new look was a stunning change from Jumong and Muhyul.

He is currently playing the dual lead roles in a stage play “I am You” in Seoul from July 27 – August 22, 2010.  It is the first stage play he has ever done, and it was especially challenging because he plays the role of a historic hero, Ahn Joong Geun, and his son, Ahn Joong Saeng, whose life is miserable for being kept in the shadow of his heroic father.
His dedication and hard work is being rewarded with numerous positive reviews, sold-out shows, and standing ovations.  Song Il Kook has said his ambition is to expand his experiences in theater by taking on a variety of roles, the more difficult the better.  He especially values working and learning from other experiences thespians.  In his personal life, he has said he wants to be a good father, good husband, and strive to be a man true to his words.    


FAN SAY...

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THEATER

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I Am You 나는 너다 / Ahn Jung-Geun
July 27 to August 22, 2010
National Theater of Korea, Seoul
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Second Season of I Am You with Song Il-Kook  
May 17 to June 06, 2011
Seoul Art Center, Towol Theater

About "I Am You":  Marking the centenary of the  heroic death of Ahn Jung-Geun, the drama centers on the contrast between An as a  man (before he became a hero) and his son Ahn Jung-Saeng who became a traitor  through his father. Through the anguish of Ahn Jung-Saeng, who is remembered only  as the vile son of a noble father, it takes a new look at the story of Ahn Jung-Geun’s heroism.



BROADCASTING


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2013 Healing Tour - KBS2 - Soompi Thread
2013 Mysteries of the Human Body - KBS 40th Anniversary Special Program - KBS World Site
2012 Hallyu Dream - MBC Special
2012 Qualifications of Men Season 2 - KBS
2012 Road for Hope - KBS
2011
Fermented Family 발효가족 - jTBC Soompi Thread   
2011 Meat Rhapsody - MBC Special
2011 Crime Squad / Detectives in Trouble  강력반
- KBS Soompi Thread
2010 A Man Called God
/ The Divine Hero 신이라 불리운 사나이 - MBC Soompi Thread
2008 Kingdom of the Winds
/ Land of Wind 바람의 나라 - KBS Soompi Thread
2007 Lobbyist
/ 로비스트 (说客) - SBS Soompi Thread
2006 Jumong
/ Book of Three Hans 추몽 - MBC Soompi Thread
2005 Emperor of the Sea
/ Haesin 해신 (海神) - KBS Soompi Thread
2004 Terms of Endearment
/ 애정의 조건 - KBS Soompi Thread
2004 The Water Flower Village
/ Water Bloom 물꽃마을 사람들 - MBC
2003 Desert Spring
/ Oasis 사막의 샘 - MBC
2003 Bodyguard
/ 보디가드 - KBS
2003 Royal Story
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2002 People in the Alley - KBS
2002 Album of Life / 인생화보 - KBS - Soompi Post
2002 Hard Love/Unreserved Love
/ 거침없는 사랑 - KBS
2002 Eun-Jea Story - Soompi Post
2001 Thousand Year's Dream - KBS
2001 I Only Know Love - KBS
2001 Age of Beauties - Soompi Post
2000 Ten Commandments of Husband and Wife - Soompi Post
1999 Into the Sun - MBC
1999 The Boss
- MBC
1998 Advocate
- MBC


MOVIES

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2014 Tattooist
2013 Vertigo
2005 Art of Seduction
2004 Red Eye



MUSIC VIDEO


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2005 Sad Love Story 4803023242_5998626110_o.jpg  with Han Go Eun By Jo Eun



AMBASSADORS

2013 Athletic Ambassador, Human Resource Development Foundation
2010         G20 Successful Korean traditional archery, festival ambassador
2010         2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Bid Committee ambassador
2010         Chungcheongnam ambassador
2009         United States Hawaii Hallyu ambassador
2007         Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs countries love ambassador
                Triathlon Federation Vice-President
2007         IRS Goodwill Committee
2007         Seoul ambassador
2006         Honorary citizen of Tongyeong
2006         Sohn Peace Marathon ambassador



AWARDS

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2013 Best Historical Drama Award (by Korean Folk Village)
2012 GCS International Grand Award
2011 Cultural Minister Award
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2010 G20 Summit Award
2009 Hawaii Ambassador of Hallyu
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2008 KBS Drama Award: Best Couple Award with Choi Jung Won for Kingdom of The Winds
2008 KBS Drama Award:
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2006 Korean Broadcasting Producers Award: Best TV Actor of the Year for Jumong
2006 MBC Golden Actor Award for Jumong

2006 MBC Drama Award: Daesang Award for Jumong

2006 MBC Drama Award: Top Excellence Award for Jumong
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2005 KBS Drama Award: Best Couple with Soo Ae
for Emperor of the Sea
2005
KBS Drama Award: Most Popular Actor for Emperor of the Sea
2005
KBS Drama Award: Best Actor for Emperor of the Sea
2004
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2002 KBS Drama Award: Best New Actor for Album of Life

ALL Award Pictures




FAN LINKS


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PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS

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2013 Samsung Life 
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2013 Prado 4803023242_5998626110_o.jpg
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by Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (2008)
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Replies

  • vicvic Posts: 109Member

    ROOKIE

    I love him in Terms of Endearment handsome, gentle, loving husband. Great couples with Han Ga In. I miss them.
  • jujubeejujubee Posts: 217Member
    edited October 2005
  • YooMiRiYooMiRi Sydney - AustraliaPosts: 126Member
    More pictures, enjoy!!!

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    still more...

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    He's so charming...!!!
  • YooMiRiYooMiRi Sydney - AustraliaPosts: 126Member
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    Image Credit: www.yahoo.co.kr
  • creidescacreidesca Garden Grove, CaliforniaPosts: 7,351Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

  • winkwink Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(YooMiRi @ Oct 6 2005, 03:14 AM) »

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    Is these from a CF???
    can someone please post the link.
  • AnnyAnny Posts: 1Member
    QUOTE(wink @ Oct 7 2005, 12:01 AM) »

    Is these from a CF???
    can someone please post the link.


    The first one is Il Kook' CF -百歲酒
    http://www.ksdb.co.kr/company/press/downloadfile/cf16.wmv

    The second one is 韓佳人's CF- 山寺春 酒广告
    http://www.soolsool.co.kr/asx/hangain.asf

    From Koreanwind
  • YooMiRiYooMiRi Sydney - AustraliaPosts: 126Member
    Thank you so much for sharing... image
  • quteachoquteacho SmallvillePosts: 3,013Member

    ROOKIE

    Skills of Proposition



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    Put Shin Ming Joon, a man who boosts that he can
    make as young as 3 years old girl upto old women to fall in love with him and Han Hae Won,
    a young and beautiful lady who hides her 100 fox’s tails beneath her sweet and
    innocent smile together, what will happen?

    “Skills of Proposition” is a romantic comedy
    that will teach you the steps of how to capture your victim’s heart swiftly.

    The first step, plan your moves and make them
    look as natural as possible, create ‘accident’
    and make them look natural. ‘Pretend to be sick’
    and evoke ‘the man’s desire to protect a damsel in
    distress’, sexy queen Son Ye Jin will demonstrate how best to do this.

    The second step, ‘never put your real feeling and
    emotion’ into a courtship to protect yourself,
    Shin Ming Joon teaches the viewer how to stay cool and do nothing.

    The third step, ‘beauty comes from the eyes
    of the beholder’, let’s see how this couple use
    their brains and battle to capture each other’s heart but eventually fall in love with each other.
  • winkwink Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    edited October 2005
    QUOTE(Anny @ Oct 8 2005, 10:07 PM) »

    The first one is Il Kook' CF -百歲酒
    http://www.ksdb.co.kr/company/press/downloadfile/cf16.wmv

    The second one is 韓佳人's CF- 山寺春 酒广告
    http://www.soolsool.co.kr/asx/hangain.asf

    From Koreanwind


    Thanks Anny for the links...does he have any MV?
  • YooMiRiYooMiRi Sydney - AustraliaPosts: 126Member
    edited October 2005
    SIK's MV I have so far seen is for Jo Eun's Sad Love Story (조은 - 슬픈 연가). He starred with Han Go Eun in it. Both the song and the MV are very good... Jo Eun's mellow voice, the song's sad melody, plus the MV's story and casts are just great!!!
    The other one is for the drama Hae Shin (해신) or Emperor of the Sea's OST. The song's title is Gi Do, by Lee Hyun Sub (기도 - 이현섭). The MV consists of Yeom Moon (SIK) and Jung Hwa (Soo Ae) scenes together in the drama. Again, this song is beautifully made, the lyrics can really tell Yeom Moon's unrequited love for Jung Hwa.
  • quteachoquteacho SmallvillePosts: 3,013Member

    ROOKIE

    Art of Seduction Screen Caps
    credits to MBC
    from iyejin.com


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  • winkwink Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(YooMiRi @ Oct 16 2005, 04:44 AM) »

    SIK's MV I have so far seen is for Jo Eun's Sad Love Story (조은 - 슬픈 연가). He starred with Han Go Eun in it. Both the song and the MV are very good... Jo Eun's mellow voice, the song's sad melody, plus the MV's story and casts are just great!!!
    The other one is for the drama Hae Shin (해신) or Emperor of the Sea's OST. The song's title is Gi Do, by Lee Hyun Sub (기도 - 이현섭). The MV consists of Yeom Moon (SIK) and Jung Hwa (Soo Ae) scenes together in the drama. Again, this song is beautifully made, the lyrics can really tell Yeom Moon's unrequited love for Jung Hwa.


    Do you have these mv can you please share it with us. image
  • YooMiRiYooMiRi Sydney - AustraliaPosts: 126Member
    edited October 2005
    Here is Jo Eun's MV:
    mms://211.196.186.116/MusicVideo/048/102748.WMV

    Credit : Shirley (from CF & MV thread)

    Sorry, I can't find the other one...
  • Xa Thi ManXa Thi Man Posts: 204Member
    thanks YooMiRi for providing the link... i've been looking for this mv for a while now image
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    Current Drama  - Miss Rose
  • just jessjust jess Posts: 759Member

    ROOKIE

    SIK is sucha good actor and his face has an endearing quality... the more i see him, the better looking he gets. cant wait for his movie with SYJ.
    robert pattinson<3
    g dragon
    TAEK&KHUN aka "cookies n' cream"
  • winkwink Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE(YooMiRi @ Oct 19 2005, 02:30 AM) »

    Here is Jo Eun's MV:
    mms://211.196.186.116/MusicVideo/048/102748.WMV

    Credit : Shirley (from CF & MV thread)

    Sorry, I can't find the other one...


    Thanks YooMiRi, for the link. image
  • quteachoquteacho SmallvillePosts: 3,013Member

    ROOKIE

    edited October 2005
    Well, here'z more uv SIK from Art of Seduction...

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    credits to YTN Star
    from iyejin.com
  • winkwink Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    anymore info regarding SIK...lovelife?
  • koalabearkoalabear Whole Hearted Happiness PhilippinesPosts: 3,810Member

    IDOL

    I just posted this news on Song Il Kook a few days ago on the drama news thread...I'll just repost it here to for all his fans...although I admire him personally as an actor

    Actor's politics wins him few fans

    October 19, 2005 ㅡ

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    ▶ Left: Kim Eul-dong with politicians
    Right: Ms. Kim's son, Song Il-kook.
    [JoongAng Ilbo]
    Fans of the Korean television drama actor Song Il-kook, 34, are aghast at his recent announcement that he would support his mother's political work.
    By doing so, Mr. Song is not only breaking an unwritten rule that entertainers and politicians should not mix, but he is doing so on the behalf of a rather unpopular politician.
    Mr. Song said last Friday that he had decided to support his mother, who is working in a campaign for an independent candidate, but adding that he was doing so "only out of love for my mother."
    But when some of his fans found out that Mr. Song's mother was backing the former Grand National Party floor leader Hong Sa-duk, who has been at times a controversial figure, the actor's homepage faced a barrage of criticism.
    One of Mr. Hong's more infamous statements was that participants in candlelight vigils were "jobless people," who were "bored enough" to take part in demonstrations.
    When the government was considering sending troops to Iraq, Mr. Hong said that if the troops went, he would go with them. Korean troops were sent to Arbil, Iraq in 2003; Mr. Hong has not yet joined them.
    "That was a promise between me and the former defense minister," Mr. Hong said in an interview with a Seoul paper. "But he stepped down shortly afterwards, so I couldn't go."
    Some fans expressed concern that Mr. Song's reputed ability to play honest characters will be damaged by the move. Mr. Hong's supporters, however, had different reasons for opposing the alliance.
    "We have seen many unfortunate cases when actors recklessly jumped into the political world," one person wrote on the Web site for Mr. Hong's campaign. "[Mr. Song] should just concentrate on acting instead."
    Making things worse, Mr. Song's mother came to the defense of her son ― which did not impress many.
    "I asked my son to help me," Ms. Kim said on a morning talk show. "I am very proud of him."
    Some responded by asking why a grown man took order from his mother. He explained that after his mother had lost in a Grand National Party internal election, she wanted to help Mr. Hong win instead. Mr. Song said he told her that she would have his full support.
    "I saw tears in my mother's eyes, it was the first time I saw her cry," he said in his statement titled, "My mother's dream."


    by Lee Min-a <mina@joongang.co.kr>

    credits to JoongAng Daily
    http://joongangdaily.joins.com/200510/18/2...0091009101.html
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