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PROFILE

Name: Seol Kyung-Gu [설경구 | 薛景求]
Born: May 14, 1967 | Chungcheongnam-do, Seocheon-gun, Hansan-myeon
Body: 175cm | Type O

Education: Mapo Elementary School > Mapo Middle School > Mapo High School > HanYang University (Theater and Film / Bachelor)
Family: Wife (actress Song Yoon-ah; 2009-present), daughter (with ex-wife; 1996-2006 divorced), son
Religion: Buddhism -> Catholicism (baptismal name: Matthias)
Debut: 1993 play ‘Shimbasaemae 심바새매'
Agency: C-JeS Entertainment [ HP | InstagramPost.Naver | TV.Naver | Youtube | VLive ]
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[CJ-eS] Seol Kyung-gu started his acting career in theaters in 1993. Drawing from his long accumulated acting skills, he demonstrated powerful performances in movies, ‘Peppermint Candy’ and ‘Oasis’, and was hailed the best harvest of Korea’s movie industry. He starred in ‘Public Enemy’ series and the character he played, Mr. Kang Cheol-jung, is loved to date. He was the main actor in ‘Shilmido’ and ‘Haeundae’, both drew more than 10 million movie goers each.  He has since been in various movies across genres, from ‘Tower’ to ‘Cold Eyes’, ‘Hope’, ‘The Long Way Home’, proving that his starred movies have both quality and commercial success.

 

[kofic] SUL Kyung-gu has pursued a different acting career from the rest. His projects range from art-house to big budget commercial films. He appeared in the films looked at as a commentary on social issues such as <A Peppermint Candy> and <Oasis> but at the same time he has not shun the blockbusters such as <The Legend of Gingko>, <Jail Breakers>, <Silmido> and <Haeundae>. He was so strong, powerful, and intimidating when he was in the <Public Enemy> series and <Silmido>. But he is very delicate and skillfully depicts details when he recreated the ordinary everyday life in sober on-screen melodramas such as <I Wish I Had a Wife> and <Lost in Love>. He proved his acting caliber and commercial viability playing a ruthless cop in the thriller film, the <Public Enemy> series. He is a dedicated actor who extremely gains and loses weight for roles – he is even nicknamed “Mr. Fluctuating weight.” SUL Kyung-gu is often listed as Korea’s top character actors alongside [SONG Kang-ho]. His acting goes way over the top when he takes on a role of a sluggard or an outlaw, but contrary to his charismatic look, he is very good at portraying delicate feelings. SUL Kyung-gu showed off impeccable acting talent appearing in two recent crime thrillers, <No Mercy> and <Troubleshooter>. SUL returned to blockbuster status as the lead in the inferno thriller <The Tower>, which opened on Christmas Eve in 2012. 2013 saw him in no less than three diverse commercial projects: as a spy in the action-comedy The Spy: Undercover Operation, a surveillance expert in the thriller Cold Eyes and as a father trying to cope with his daughter’s assault in LEE Joon-ik’s Hope. In 2014, he appeared as a struggling actor in the 1970s who gets the role of lifetime, impersonating North Korean dictator KIM Sung-il for the government, only to fall into mental disrepair, in LEE Hae-jun's second solo directing effort <My Dictator>. The following year saw him appear in the Korean War blockbuster <The Long Way Home> from Lotte Entertainment and the techno thriller <Lucid Dream>, alongside KO Soo.

 


FILMOGRAPHY


MOVIE (Src: Kobis)

Opening Year | Title | Role | Total Admissions (people)

2022 ‘The Moon 더 문‘ // Kim Yong-hwa (filming: May-Aug 2021)

2021 ‘Ghost 유령’ // Lee Hae-young 
2021 ‘Boys 소년들’ // Chung Ji-young 
2021 ‘Yaksha: Ruthless Operations | 야차’ as Gang-in 강인 // Na Hyun

2021 ‘Kingmaker 킹메이커: 선거판의 여우’ as Kim Woon-beom 김운범 // Byun Sung-hyun

2021 ‘The Book of Fish 자산어보’ // Lee Joon-ik 

- ‘I Want to See Your Parents’ Face | 니 부모 얼굴이 보고 싶다’ as Kang Ho-chang 강호창 // Kim Ji-hoon (postponed)
2019 ‘Man of Men 퍼펙트맨’ as Jang Soo 장수 [1,240,022]
2019 ‘Birthday 생일’ as Jung-il 정일 [1,196,694] // Lee Jong-eon 
2019 ‘Idol 우상’ as Yoo Joong-sik 유중식 [183,784] // Lee Su-jin 
2017 ‘1987: When the Day Comes’ as Kim Jung-nam 김정남 (special appearance) [7,231,638] // Jang Joon-hwan 
2017 ‘Memoir of a Murderer 살인자의 기억법’ as Kim Byung-soo 김병수 [2,658,589] // Won Shin-yun
2017 ‘The Merciless 불한당: 나쁜 놈들의 세상’ as Han Jae-ho 한재호 [951,797] // Byun Sung-hyun
2017 ‘Lucid Dream 루시드 드림’ as Song Bang-seob 송방섭 [102,170]
2015 ‘The Long Way Home 서부전선’ as Jang Nam-bok 장남복 [609,063] // Chun Sung-il 
2014 ‘My Dictator 나의 독재자’ as Kim Sung-keun 김성근 [385,934] // Lee Hae-joon
2013 ‘HOPE 소원’ as Dong-hoon 동훈 [2,711,071] // Lee Joon-ik 
2013 ‘The Spy: Undercover Operation | 스파이’ as Chul-soo 철수 [3,435,801] // Lee Seung-joon 
2013 ‘Cold Eyes 감시자들’ as Chief Hwang [5,508,017] // Cho Ui-seok 
2012 ‘The Tower 타워’ as Kang Young-gi 강영기 [5,181,014] // Kim Ji-hoon 
2010 ‘Omnibus Trilogy Camellia: Kamome | 옴니버스 3부작 카멜리아: 카모메’ as Park Yong-soo 박용수
2010 ‘No Mercy 용서는 없다’ as Kang Min-ho 강민호 [1,144,238]
2009 ‘Troubleshooter 해결사’ as Kang Tae-sik 강태식 [1,873,327]
2009 ‘A Brand New Life 여행자’ as Jin-Hee’s father (special appearance) [18,797]
2009 ‘Haeundae 해운대’ as Choi Man-sik 최만식 [11,453,338] // Yoon Je-kyun 
2009 ‘Closer To Heaven 내사랑 내곁에’ as Kim Jong-do 김종도 (cameo) [2,160,265] // Park Jin-pyo 
2008 ‘Public Enemy Returns | 강철중: 공공의 적 1-1’ as Kang Cheol-jung 강철중 [4,300,670] // Kang Woo-suk 
2007 ‘Venus And Mars 싸움’ as Kim Sang-min 김상민 [382,422] // Han Ji-seung 
2007 ‘Voice of a Murderer 그놈 목소리’ as Han Kyung-bae 한경배 [3,143,247] // Park Jin-pyo 
2006 ‘Cruel Winter Blues 열혈남아’ as Shim Jae-moon 심재문 [570,059] // Lee Jeong-beom 
2006 ‘Lost In Love 사랑을 놓치다’ as Woo-jae 우재 [529,138] // Choo Chang-min 
2005 ‘Another Public Enemy | 공공의 적 2’ as Kang Cheol-jung 강철중 [3,911,356] // Kang Woo-suk 
2004 ‘Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary | 역도산’ as Rikidozan 역도산 [1,386,179] // Song Hae-sung 
2003 ‘Silmido 실미도’ as Kang In-chan 강인찬 [11,081,000] // Kang Woo-suk 
2002 'Mudang: Reconciliation Between The Living and The Dead‘  (Narrator) [17,200]
2002 ‘Jail Breakers 광복절 특사’ as Yoo Jae-pil 유재필 [3,101,900] // Kim Sang-jin 
2002 ‘Oasis 오아시스’ as Hong Jong-doo 홍종두 [537,068 (Seoul)] // Lee Chang-dong
2002 ‘Public Enemy 공공의 적’ as Kang Cheol-jung 강철중 [1,161,500 (Seoul)] // Kang Woo-suk 
2000 ‘I Wish I had a Wife 나도 아내가 있었으면 좋겠다’ as Kim Bong-soo 김봉수 [280,852 (Seoul)] // Park Heung-sik 
2000 ‘The Legend of Gingko 단적비연수’ as Jeok 적 [616,349 (Seoul)]
1999 ‘Peppermint Candy 박하사탕’ as Kim Young-ho 김영호 [290,352 (Seoul)] // Lee Chang-dong
1999 ‘Rainbow Trout 송어’ as Min-soo 민수 [8,578 (Seoul)]
1999 ‘Phantom, The Submarine 유령’ as 432 (supporting) [347,965 (Seoul)]
1999 ‘The Bird Who Stops in the Air 새는 폐곡선을 그린다’ as Kim 김 [1,078 (Seoul)]
1998 ‘Girls' Night Out 처녀들의 저녁식사’ as Kyu-sik 규식 (supporting) [290,502 (Seoul)]
1997 ‘Love Story 러브스토리’ as Young-ho 영호 (supporting)
1996 ‘A Petal 꽃잎’ as Woorideul 우리들 (supporting)

 

DRAMA

2001 NHK ‘Prince Shotoku 聖徳太子’ as Samurai Lee Seon 무사 이선
1994 MBC ‘Big Sister 큰 언니‘

 

PLAY

2005 ‘Love Letter 러브레터‘
2003 ‘Shimbasaemae 심바새매‘ (1993, 1995)
1996 ‘Snake and His Bride 구렁이신랑과 그의 신부‘

1996 ‘Mosquito 모스키토’
1996 ‘True West 트루웨스트’
1994 ‘A Song Like This 이런 노래’

 

MUSICAL
1996 ‘Subway Line Number 1 | 지하철1호선‘ (1994-1996, 1997-1998, 2001)



AWARDS

[2019-07-21] The 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal:  CHEVAL NOIR AWARD – Feature Films for Best Actor: Han Seok-kyu & Sul Kyung-gu (Idol)
[2018-01-30] The 9th KOFRA (Korean Film Reporters Association) Film Awards: Best Actor (Memoir of a Murderer)
[2017-12-19] Cine21 Film Awards: Best Actor (The Merciless)
[2017-12-07] The 17th Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actor (Memoirs of a Murderer)
[2017-11-25] The 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star (The Merciless)
[2017-11-09] The 37th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Actor (The Merciless)
[2017-10-25] The 54th Grand Bell Awards: Best Actor (The Merciless)
[2017-07-04] Korean Film Shining Star Awards: Film Star Award (The Merciless)
[2015-09-20] The 35th Gold Awards Festival: Best Actor (My Dictator)
[2014-12-23] The 1st Korean Film Producers Association Awards: Best Actor (My Dictator)
[2014-11-28] The 22nd Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards: Grand Prize in Film (My Dictator)
[2014-07-07] The 13th New York Asian Film Festival: Star Asia Award
[2014-05-27] The 50th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Film Actor (Hope)
[2013-11-22] The 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star (Hope)
[2010-09-14] The 18th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Actor (No Mercy)
[2009-11-30] The 17th Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards: Grand Prize in Film (Haeundae)
[2008-11-20] The 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star (Public Enemy Returns)
[2003-10-2x] The 3rd Korea Youth Film Festival: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2003-03-28] The 26th Gold Awards Festival: Popular Actor (Public Enemy)
[2003-05-22] The 29th Seattle International Film Festival: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2002-12-24] Cine21 Film Awards: Best Actor (Oasis, Public Enemy, Jail Breakers, The Bird Who Stops in the Air)
[2002-12-12] The 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actor (Public Enemy)
[2002-12-06] The 22nd Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2002-12-03] The 1st Korea Film Awards: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2002-xx-xx] The 5th Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2002-11-26] The 10th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2002-11-15] The 3rd Busan Film Critics Association (BCFA) Awards: Best Actor (Oasis)
[2002-05-26] The 39th Grand Bell Awards: Best Actor (Public Enemy)
[2002-03-13] The 38th Baeksang Arts Awards: Grand Prize in Film (Public Enemy)
[2000-12-26] Cine21 Film Awards: Best Actor (Peppermint Candy, The Legend of Gingko)
[2000-12-01] The 2nd Bratislava International Film Festival: Best Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-12-01] The 21st Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-xx-xx] Norway Oslo International Film Festival: Special Mention Award (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-10-28] The 1st Korean Film Festival: Audience’s Best Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-10-28] The 1st Korean Film Festival: Filmmakers’ Best Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-10-27] The 8th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Actor (Peppermint Candy, Public Enemy)
[2000-06-23] The 20th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best New Actor  (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-04-18] The 37th Grand Bell Awards: Best New Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-04-01] The 36th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[2000-03-09] The 23rd Gold Awards Festival: Best New Actor (Peppermint Candy)
[1992-xx-xx] The 28th Baeksang Arts Awards: Theater section’s Best New Actor

 

 

REVIEWS

Cold Eyes: KyuHyunKim

 

 

NEWS

[2019-12-31] THE SCREEN 1985-2019 K-Movie Actor Box Office Power 50: 1

[2014-07-08] 2014NewYorkAsianFilmFest’s StarAsiaAward: Interview 

 

 

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Data: gathered/translated from CJ-eS | namu | kobis | kobiz | 

Images: re-uploaded from Naver + CTTO (all copyrights/credits belong to original sources/creators)

 

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PEPPERMINT CANDY 박하사탕 (1999)

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Yong-ho is a crazy forty year-old man who shows up unexpectedly at the twentieth reunion of former factory workers. The film goes on a time travel as seven past episodes of Young-ho's personal life reveal a link to twenty years of social and economic changes in Korea.

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The Legend of Gingko 단적비연수 (2000)

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Synopsis :

Two rival tribes, Hawk and Volcano, battle against each other until Hawk, cursed by the Mountain God, is cast away to the wastelands. Several generations pass and two lovers from each tribe, Han and Soo fall in love and give birth to a daughter, Bee. However the family is parted through Soo’s attempt to conquer the world by killing Bee, who is bestowed with the secret of the Mountain God. Han takes Bee away to his own tribe the Volcanoes, which he once deserted for love, to save his daughter. Now a Volcano, Bee makes friends with warriors Dan, Jok and Yon. As an eclipse which will awake God’s sword draws near, the Mountain God summons Bee. In order to put a stop to all the death and destruction wreaked upon her beloved family, friends and tribe, Bee decides to leave.

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PUBLIC ENEMY 공공의적 (2001)

ANOTHER PUBLIC ENEMY aka PUBLIC ENEMY 2 공공의적2 (2005)

Synopsis (credit http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr) :

(1) KANG Chul-joong is a detective who is more vicious than a gangster. His unorthodox methods and work habits single him out for criticism from his superiors. While investigating a murder, he comes across a killer named Gyu-hwan. Gyu-hwan looks like a gentleman, working as a fund manager at a respected company, but in fact he is a heartless murderer who never leaves any traces behind. As Detective Kang gets on Gyu-hwan’s tail, it becomes a fight to the final showdown.

(2) KANG Cheol-joong, a most promising and righteous prosecutor, prefers to be at the scene of a crime rather than sitting for a desk job. He naturally takes part in most of the stakeouts. When given the case of HAN Sang-woo, the future chairman of Myung-sun foundation, he feels that something very dangerous is about to happen. What’s more, the one involved in this case is none other than his high school classmate Sang-woo who was always one step ahead him…

I WISH I HAD A WIFE 나도 아내가 있었으면 좋겠다 (2001)

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Synopsis from http://www.koreanfilm.org/kfilm01.html#wife

Long before this film hit the theaters, I Wish I Had a Wife drew interest for its pairing of two of Korea's most respected stars: Sol Kyung-gu (Peppermint Candy) and Jeon Do-yeon (Happy End). In their first crack at romantic comedy, Sol and Jeon take on parts which, although lacking the emotional extremes of their previous roles, form the very heart of this charming film.

Sol plays a lovesick bank teller who can't get marriage off his mind. He records videos for his future wife, telling her how curious he is to find out who she will turn out to be. When he meets a former classmate (played by Jin Hee-kyung), he thinks he's finally found his match. Jeon, meanwhile, plays a teacher who works across the street from his bank. After a few accidental meetings, she works up the courage to ask him out, but is rudely rebuffed.

This is the debut work of director Park Heung-shik, who worked as assistant director to Hur Jin-ho for Christmas in August (1998). The influence of the latter film can be seen in I Wish I Had a Wife: in its visual style, its grounding in everyday life, and also in a subtle reworking of Christmas's famous umbrella scene.

At times the film's music recalls a Sleepless in Seattle or When Harry Met Sally, but I Wish I Had a Wife is a much different kind of movie. Content to revel in the ordinary, it lingers on unimportant details and its heroes' various quirks. Although at times this comes at the expense of plot, it imparts to the film a sense of honesty, as well as an unhurried pleasure. By the latter half of the film we begin to feel quite intimate with the characters.

Ultimately this movie feels like a comfortable old pair of jeans. While it makes little effort to leap out and grab one's attention, viewers will be pulled in by its light humor and the way it makes its characters' lives feel so familiar. (Darcy Paquet)

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KIM Bong-soo is a manager at a small bank in an apartment complex. During his three years there- no, for 23 years if you count his school days, he has never once been late. However, he purposely decides to skip work one day. There is only one reason. Inside a subway train that has suddenly stopped on his way to work, everyone else around him reaches for their cell phones to call someone. At that moment, he realizes that he does not have a single person to call. However, he does not know that in the educational center across the street from his bank, there is a 27-year-old woman named Won-ju who is nurturing a small love for him. Bong-soo and Won-ju run into each other every day, at the ramen restaurant, at the bank, at the bus station... All kinds of trivial incidents occur but Bong-soo still does not truly recognize Won-ju's presence. One day, while looking over the bank's CCTV tapes, Bong-soo discovers someone pitifully calling out his name to the small, closed-circuit camera that does not even record sound…

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JAIL BREAKERS 광복절특사 (2002)

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OASIS (2002)

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SILMIDO (2003)

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RIKIDOZAN 역도산 (2004) - Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary

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I don't know if he is married. And I think I would be the only want to think SGG and KTH is a good match (all of KTH's fans fan her with KRW) But some of this pics is just so sweet. I guess no deeper meaning

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He usually made her laugh a lot, every time they goes together

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June 19, 2008

Sul 'Returns' as Kang Cheol-jung

By Lee Hyo-won

Staff Reporter

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Actor Sul Kyoung-gu, front, resumes his role as hardball detective

in "Public Enemy Returns." / Courtesy of CJ Entertainment

This year has so far marked the return of many screen heroes, such as Indiana Jones and Rambo ― and the antihero Kang Cheol-jung. In "Public Enemy Returns," Sul Kyoung-gu ("Public Enemy," 2002; "Another Public Enemy," 2005) brazenly exhibits his sixth sense for acting as the diehard detective. Cheol-jung does not let his boss ― or the audience ― down in this funny, street-smart sequel, which also raises some critical social issues.

With disheveled hair, an unwashed windbreaker and a scar here and there, Cheol-jung is always diving headfirst into crime scenes. After 15 years of close calls with death, he's seen and done it all. The most notorious criminals sheepishly surrender to this thug of a man, who recklessly beats men twice his size, referees duels between schoolboys and openly accepts small bribes.

And of course, when a situation calls for good cop, bad cop tactics, we can guess the role Cheol-jung takes. But it's hard not to develop an affinity for this flawed man, who's seen getting seriously offended by a third grader's joke and submitting to his little daughter.

In "Return," Cheol-jung is the same disheartened man. He decides to quit once and for all when he is unable to get a proper bank loan for his house. His boss, detective Um (Kang Sin-il), files away the resignation form with a dozen more such "whines" from Cheol-jung. But he's serious this time.

However, a high school murder case draws Cheol-jung back into the task force ― or more precisely, the promise of a retirement grant does. A 17-year-old boy, the head of a gang of troublemakers, is found dead in his classroom. What appears to have been a skirmish among juvenile delinquents, however, takes an unexpected twist when the dead boy's fingerprints match those found in an unsolved homicide.

While investigating the dead boy's friends, Cheol-jung senses that their new boss, Geoseong Group CEO Lee Won-sul (Jung Jae-young), may be involved. Cheol-jung learns that the convict-turned-businessman brainwashes schoolboys and molds them into little devilish tools of murder. Their underage status prevents their fingerprints in crime scenes from being detected, and when they do get caught, their zeal for Geoseong keeps them quiet.

But Cheol-jung does not back down, and is determined to annihilate the public enemy. Continuing the tradition of the "Public Enemy" franchise, "Returns" eschews the cat-and-mouse game typical to the detective genre, and the battle between Cheol-jung and Won-sul is more like one between two dogs.

The film is well crafted, with complex layers of narrative unfolding in an organic form, interjected with just the right amount of comic relief. Compared to its rather grave prequels, "Returns" is much more determined to make you laugh, particularly by downright making fun of the police.

Yet some might find this movie more disturbing than previous ones as it involves teenage crime. Angst-ridden troublemakers, Cheol-jung says, will become either thugs or cops. Cheol-jung does manage to dissuade a few kids from becoming felons. But what will happen to them for sure, nobody knows. It is a bittersweet reminder of the soaring number of underage offenses in Korea.

The beauty of the movie lies in the unforgettable glances, grimaces and gestures of the actors. The magical casting does not end with Sul and Jung, but includes other eccentrically talented actors such as Lee Mun-sik, Kang Sin-il, and Yoo Hye-jin, and charismatic veteran Moon Sung-keun also makes a brief appearance. Fresh young actors also dazzle the silver screen with their uninhibited acting.

Great expectations for the film are reflected by the crowded press screening and overbooked public previews, where at one Seoul theater, people were willing to sit on the aisle steps to catch the flick before its box office release. High anticipation is of course displayed by the palpable PPL (product placement) ― advertisements ranging from drinks and restaurants to cell phones.

"Returns" currently tops the online reservation ranking ― the first Korean movie in 11 weeks to do so since "The Guard Post" ("GP506"), according to major portal site Maxmovie and the Korean Film Council. Big Hollywood movies trail behind, including Dreamworks animation "Kung Fu Panda" and "The Incredible Hulk." This may be an auspicious sign for the struggling Korean film industry, which marked a record low in May.

Now showing in theaters. 15 and over. 125 minutes. No English subtitles. CJ Entertainment.

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Haeundae 해운대 (2009)

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'Kang Cheol-jung' Seol Kyeong-gu, next work is 10 billion won project "Haeundae"

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Seol Kyeong-gu has returned in seven years as detective Kang Chul-joong in "Public Enemy Returns" which premieres on the 19th. His next work will be the blockbuster "Haeundae".

The movie "Haeundae" will start test filming in August.

A representative of "Haeundae" said, "Seol Kyeong-gu's role has been confirmed. We will start filming in Haeundae in August, when people start gathering there".

"Haeundae" is a blockbuster prepared by Director Yoon Je-kyoon, who directed "Sex Is Zero" and "Miracle on 1st Street". It is about a tsunami that covers Pusan Haeundae. Ten billion won has been invested, and Ha Ji-won will be in it.

Seol Kyeong-gu plays a father with two children, and will act as a father once again following "Voice of Murderer" and "Public Enemy Returns".

Hans Uhlig, the computer graphic supervisor for "The Perfect Storm" and "The Day After Tomorrow", will help in "Haeundae". There is anticipation for a realistic portrayal.

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CJ blows up a storm with "Haeundae"

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SEOUL -- CJ Entertainment will bankroll and co-produce "Haeundae," a disaster movie with one of the largest ever budgets for a Korean movie.

The company announced on Wednesday that it will provide the entire financing for the movie and act as co-producer.

Helmed by Yoon Je-kyun ("Sex Is Zero"), pic began lensing on August 18 at a beach in the southern city of Busan, familiar to visitors of the Pusan festival. Story follows events after the tourist resort is struck by a giant tsunami.

Pic is also getting attention for its star casting. Talent line-up is headed by Ha Ji-won ("Duelist"), Sul Kyung-goo ("Public Enemy Returns"), Park Joong-hoon ("Radio Star") and Uhm Jung-hwa ("Seducing Mr. Perfect".)

Polygon Entertainment ("The Perfect Storm" "Tomorrow") is set to work on CGI. After conventional lensing in Busan is wrapped, crew will head to the U.S. in November for special effects photography. Pic will be wrapped in December and released in the summer of 2009.

Source: Variety Asia

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Now koreran internet in this pics is popular hot issue. :lol:

29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Redcarpet Funny pics.

Seol Kyung-Ku is watch to our Han Ye Seul.har har B):D

after he running to Redcarpet photo press state. :D

pics is so so fuuny.kiki :P

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JUN Ji-hyun and SUL Kyung-gu portrayed greatest characters

--Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

Major Korean film magazine Movieweek polled to find out who Koreans regard as the ten greatest screen personas. JUN Ji-hyun's role in My Sassy Girl claimed the top spot for greatest female character with 21% of the votes. 25% votes for SUL Kyung-gu's character in the Public Enemy trilogy secured SUL the greatest male character title.

In close pursuit of SUL is CHOI Min-sik's Old Boy character (20%). SONG Kang-ho's Memories of Murder character came in third (11%).

The top three for women is completed by second placed LIM Soo-jung (19%) for her role in I'm a Cyborg, but That's Ok, and third seed LEE Young-ae. LEE's performance in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance earned her 13% of the votes.

Movieweek compiled another Korea's greatest characters list by itself. This unranked list consists of: SHIN Ha-kyun (Save the Green Planet), LIM Won-hee (Dachimawa Lee), KIM Jung-eun (Marrying the Mafia), KONG Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush), MOON So-ri (A Good Lawyer's Wife), LEE Jun-ki (King and the Clown), JANG Jin-young (Singles), and YEA Ji-won (Old Miss Diary).

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1. Kang Cheol-Jung 25%

<Public Enemy series> Seol Kyung-Gu

2. Oh Dae-Soo 20%

<Old Boy> Choi Min-Shik

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3. Park Du-Man 11%

<Memories of Murder> Song Kang-Ho

4. Yun Tae-Gu 10%

<The Good, The Bad, The Weird> Song Kang-Ho

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5. Jo Pil-Jung 8%

<No. 3> Song Kang-Ho

6. Cho-Won 6.5%

<Marathon> Jo Seung-woo

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7. Mr. Kim 6%

<My Teacher Mr. Kim> Cha Seung-Won

8. Seok-Joong 5.5%

<You Are My Sunshine> Hwang Jung-Min

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9. Pyung Gyung-Jang 5%

<Tazza> Baek Yoon-Shik

10. Dong Chi-Sung 3%

<Someone Special> Jung Jae-Young

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1. Her 21%

<My Sassy Girl> Jeon Ji-Hyun

2. Young-Gun 19%

<I'm a Cyborg, But That's Okay> Im Soo-Jung

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3. Geum-Ja 13%

<Sympathy for Lady Vengeance> Lee Young-Ae

4. Madam Jung 11%

<Tazza> Kim Hye-Soo

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5. Eun-Ha 7%

<You Are My Sunshine> Jeon Do-Yeon

6. Han Yi-Yeon 6.5%

<Someone Special> Lee Na-Young

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7. Hanna 6.2%

<200 Pound Beauty> Kim Ah-Joong

8. Cha Eun-Jin 6%

<My Wife is a Gangster> Shin Eun-Kyung

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9. Mina 5.8%

<My Scary Girl> Choi Kang-Hee

10. Yeo-Il 4.5%

<Welcome to Dongmakgol> Kang Hye-Jung

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Byung-Gu <Save the Green Planet!> | Shin Ha-Kyun

Dachimawa Lee <Dachimawa Lee> | Im Won-Hee

Jin-Kyung <Marrying the Mafia> | Kim Jung-Eun

Yang Mi-Sook <Crush & Blush> | Gong Hyo-Jin

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Ho-Jung <A Good Lawyer's Wife> | Moon So-Ri

Gong-Gil <The King and the Clown> | Lee Jun-Ki

Na-Nan <Singles> | Jang Jin-Young

Mi-Ja <Old Miss Diary> | Yeh Ji-Won

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Oh Dong-Gu <Like a Virgin> | Ryu Deok-Hwan

Yoo Tae-Hee <Take Care of My Cat> | Bae Doo-Na

Park Joong-Pil <Conduct Zero> | Ryu Seung-Beom

Jang Eun-Shik <Sex is Zero> | Im Chang-Jung

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Seol Kyung-Gu ( 설경구 / 薛景求 )

Date of Birth : 01-MAY-1968

Field : Actor

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[KoreanFilm.org] Sol Kyung-gu (b. May 1, 1968) studied at Hanyang University Department of Film and Theater, and upon graduation appeared in numerous theatrical productions. In the mid-1990s he began taking on minor roles in feature films, but it was not until 1999 that he made his breakthrough with major roles in The Bird That Stops in the Air, Rainbow Trout, and above all else, Peppermint Candy. The critical acclaim and larger-than-expected popular appeal of this film instantly transformed Sol into one of the most respected young actors in Korea.

After the rather heavy-themed work of his early career, Sol then appeared in a mix of genre movies and more serious work. He starring in the romantic comedy I Wish I Had a Wife with Jeon Do-yeon in 2001, and then acted in a Japanese TV drama produced by NHK.

The year 2002 was huge for Sol, starring in three major films which effectively made him into one of the most popular actors in Korea. As a violent police detective in Public Enemy he won both local acting awards and many new fans as the film drew close to 3 million viewers. In August, he starred in Lee Chang-dong's highly acclaimed third film Oasis, which won the Best Director Award at the Venice Film Festival, and which won him yet more acting awards in Korea. Finally in November, he acted together with Cha Seung-won in the smash hit Jail Breakers by popular director Kim Sang-jin.

Sol continued his hot streak in 2003 when he starred in Silmido directed by Cinema Service founder Kang Woo-suk, which became the first Korean film in history to gross 10 million admissions. His next role was as the title character in Rikidozan, about the legendary ethnic Korean pro wrestler who became a national hero in Japan in the 1950s. Sol gained 20kg for the role and also delivered 95% of his lines in Japanese. Despite winning great praise for his performance, however, the film vastly underperformed on its local release.

In 2005, Sol starred in the sequel to Public Enemy, which ended up outgrossing the original, and also signed on to star in a melodramatic love story together with Song Yoon-ah.....

Filmography [KMDb/KOFIC]

Haeundae (2009)

Public Enemy Returns / Pubic Enemy 1-1 ( Kangchuljung ) (2008)

Venus and Mars ( Ssaum ) (2007)

Voice of a Murderer ( Gue-nom Mok-so-ri ) (2006)

Cruel Winter blues (Yeol-hyeol-nam-ah) (2006)

Lost in Love ( Sarang-eul Nochida ) (2005)

Another Public Enemy (Gonggong ui jeok 2) (2004)

Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary (Yeokdosan) (2004)

Silmido ( Silmido ) (2003)

No. 815 / Jail Breakers (Gwangbokjeol Teuksa) (2002)

Oasis ( Oasiseu ) (2002)

Public Enemy (2001)

I Wish I Had a Wife (Nado Anaega Isseoseumyeon Joketta) (2000)

The Legend of Gingko (Dan-Jeok-Bi-Yeon-Su) (2000)

The Bird Who Stops in the Air (Se nun Pyegokseoneul Geurinda) (1999)

Phantom, the Submarine (Yulyeong) (1999)

A Peppermint Candy (Baghasatang) (1999)

Rainbow Trout (Song-eo) (1999)

Girls' Night Out (Cheonyeodeul-ui jeonyeogsigsa) (1998)

A Petal (Kkoch-ip) (1996)

Love Story (Leobeuseutoli(Love story)) (1996)

Awards

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International Film Festivals [KOFIC]

2008 Fribourg International Film Festival (Oasis) (Tribute to Lee Chang-dong)

2008 Fribourg International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) (Tribute to Lee Chang-dong)

2008 NatFilm Festival (Cruel Winter blues) (Asian Tiger)

2008 New York Asian Film Festival (Public Enemy Returns) (International Premieres)

2008 San Diego Asian Film Festival (Public Enemy Returns) ()

2007 Ankara International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2007 Shanghai International Film Festival (Lost in Love ) (Non-Competition)

2007 Udine Far East Film Festival (Cruel Winter blues) ()

2006 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival (Lost in Love ) (Competition )

2006 Arsenals International Film Forum (Oasis) (KIM & Chi. The South Side )

2006 BLACK MOVIE festival de films des autres mondes (Oasis) (Bodies : a Chronicle )

2006 Bogota Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2006 Castellinaria International Festival of Films for Youth (Oasis) ()

2006 Newport Beach Film Festival (Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary) (Feature Film )

2006 Paris Cinema (Peppermint Candy) (New Korean Cinemas )

2006 the Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase (Peppermint Candy) ()

2005 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival (Another Public Enemy) ()

2005 Deauville Asian Film Festival (Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary) (Panorama )

2005 Fantasia Film Festival (Another Public Enemy) (Korean Cinema )

2005 Fantasia Film Festival (Silmido) (Korean Cinema )

2005 Filmasia Film Festival (Another Public Enemy) (Focus on Korea )

2005 International Istanbul Film Festival (Oasis) (Korean Cinema )

2005 International Istanbul Film Festival (Silmido) (Korean Cinema )

2005 Tokyo International Film Festival (Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary) (Closing Screening)

2005 Transilvania International Film Festival (Silmido) (Supernova )

2005 Tribeca Film Festival (Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary) (Wide Angle )

2005 Udine Far East Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2005 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema (Oasis) (Section thématique: Naitre et étre différent)

2005 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (Public Enemy) (Korean Cinema Special)

2004 Bergen International Film Festival (Silmido) ()

2004 Fantasia Film Festival (Jail Breakers) (Korean Cinema)

2004 Filmfest Hamburg (Silmido) ()

2004 Jakarta International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2004 Jakarta International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2004 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2004 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival (Silmido) (Eastern Showcase)

2004 Melbourne International Film Festival (Silmido) (Regional Focus)

2004 Palm Springs International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2004 Portland International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2004 Stockhom International Film Festival (Silmido) (아시아 이미지)

2004 Transilvania International Film Festival (Oasis) (Focus Korea)

2003 Auckland International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Barcelona Asian Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Black Nights Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Brisbane International Film Festival (Oasis) (Asia Pacific section)

2003 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Cairo International Film Festival (I Wish I Had a Wife ) ()

2003 Cairo International Film Festival (Jail Breakers) ()

2003 Cairo International Film Festival (Public Enemy) ()

2003 Cannes International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Chicago International Film Festival (Oasis) (World Cinema)

2003 Cinema Novo Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Fantasia Film Festival (Public Enemy) (Faces of Korea)

2003 Fantasia Film Festival (The Legend of Gingko) (Faces of Korea)

2003 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Göteborg International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 International Film Festival Rotterdam (Oasis) ()

2003 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Public Enemy) ()

2003 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Oasis) (Horizons-Awarded Films)

2003 Leeds International Film Festival (Oasis) (Wide World)

2003 Melbourne International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Munich International Film Festival(Filmfest Muenchen) (Oasis) ()

2003 NatFilm Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Palm Springs International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Prague International Film Festival Febiofest (Peppermint Candy) ()

2003 San Francisco International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Seattle International Film Festival (Jail Breakers) ()

2003 Seattle International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Seattle International Film Festival (Public Enemy) ()

2003 Sofia International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2003 Udine Far East Film Festival (Jail Breakers) ()

2002 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival (Public Enemy) ()

2002 Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival (The Legend of Gingko) ()

2002 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (The Legend of Gingko) ()

2002 Fantasporto Oporto International Film Festival (I Wish I Had a Wife ) ()

2002 Shanghai International Film Festival (Public Enemy) ()

2002 The Times BFI London Film Festival (Oasis) (World Cinema)

2002 Tokyo FilmEx (Oasis) (Special Screening)

2002 Toronto International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2002 Vancouver International Film Festival (Oasis) (Dragons and Tigers)

2002 Venice International Film Festival (Oasis) (Venezia 59)

2001 Barcelona Asian Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) (Guest Country Korea)

2001 Brisbane International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 Cleveland International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) (Asian Adventure)

2001 Moscow International Film Festival (The Legend of Gingko) ()

2001 NatFilm Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 New Directors/New Films Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 Portland International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 San Francisco International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 Shanghai International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2001 Shanghai International Film Festival (The Legend of Gingko) ()

2001 Udine Far East Film Festival (I Wish I Had a Wife ) ()

2000 Black Nights Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Bratislava International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Cannes International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Chicago International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Montreal World Film estival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 The Times BFI London Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Titanic Budapest International Filmfestival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Tokyo International Film Festival (The Legend of Gingko) ()

2000 Toronto International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Umea International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Vancouver International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2000 Warsaw International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

2003 Seattle International Film Festival (Oasis) ()

2000 Bratislava International Film Festival (Peppermint Candy) ()

'Peppermint Candy', 'Oasis'

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'Public Enemy', 'Silmido'

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'Jail Breakers', 'Voice Of A Murderer'

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okay this is totally news

Sul Gyung Gu (41 ) getting married with Song Yoon ah (36) on 28th May

there will be a press confernce on 9th

설경구-송윤아, 5월28일 결혼

톱스타 설경구와 송윤아가 오는 28일 전격 결혼식을 올린다.

8일 측근에 따르면 송윤아와 설경구는 오는 28일 웨딩마치를 울릴 예정이다. 그간 남몰래 사랑을 키워온 두 사람은 최근 양가의 허락을 받아 결혼식 날짜를 잡았다.

이들은 결혼식을 앞두고 오는 9일 서울 리츠칼튼 호텔에서 결혼 관련 기자회견을 열 계획이다.

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2002년 영화 '광복절 특사'의 남녀 주인공으로 처음 인연을 맺은 두 사람은 2006년 멜로영화 '사랑을 놓치다'에서 다시 남녀 주연을 맡은 바 있다.

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