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전도연 . Jeon Do-Yeon . 全度姸

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PROFILE
Name: Jeon Do-yeon [전도연 | 全度姸]
Born: February 11, 1973 | Seoul, South Korea
Body: 163.5cm | 42kg | Type O
Family: Parents, 2 older brothers, husband, daughter 
Education: Seoul Bukgajwa Elementary School > Yonhi Girls' Middle School > Changduk Girls' High School > Seoul Institute of the Arts (Broadcasting Entertainment / Bachelor of Arts)
Debut: 1990 CF ‘Johnson & Johnson’
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[ 60th Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress (2007-05-27) | Cr: EddyLemaistre/GettyImages ]

 

kofic ] JEON Do-yeon, winner of the Best Actress award at Cannes for her role in <Secret Sunshine>, is like a piece of white paper. A single touch of the brush and a sketch of the outline create a completely different image for her. It is amazing how deftly she can spin her image from a blank white paper to a multicolored picture. From <Happy End>’s femme fatale who gave a sleeping pill to her new-born baby to meet her lover ([JOO Jin-mo]) to <The Harmonium in My Memory>’s old elementary student who had a crush on her teacher ([LEE Byung-hun]), she depicted two extreme characters. She played a strong, battle-hardened woman in <No Blood, No Tears> and a morally upright widow who fell victim to a Casanova played by [BAE Yong-joon] in <Untold Scandal>. Slipping in and out of different characters, she delivered her best performances in <You Are My Sunshine> and <Secret Sunshine>. She played a HIV-positive prostitute who fell in love and a mother who wailed at the loss of her son in <Secret Sunshine>. For her performance in <Secret Sunshine>, she received rave critical reviews and the Best Actress award at Cannes. She was also invited to the Cannes Film Festival for her role in <The Housemaid>. 2011 saw JEON in a rare genre film appearance in <Countdown>, in which she starred as a strikingly beautiful grifter alongside [JUNG Jae-young]. JEON took on her next role in PANG Eun-jin’s drama <Way Back Home>, in which she appeared as a mother and wife who ends up unfairly incarcerated in a distant country. The star earned many plaudits for her performance. She next appeared in the 2014 period blockbuster <Memories of the Sword> alongside LEE Byung-hun. Also in 2015, she teamed up with LEE Yoon-ki for the steamy romantic drama <A Man and a Woman>, which she shot with GONG Yoo in Finland, and also <The Shameless>, the new OH Seung-uk, in which she played the girlfriend of a murder suspect who becomes involved with the detective investigating his cast, played by KIM Nam-gil. The film saw her return to the Croisette, as it was invited to screen at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section.

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The Chameleon of Korean Cinema

 

koreanfilm ] Jeon Do-yeon (b. February 11, 1973) spent five years starring in television dramas before achieving instant star status with her film debut opposite Han Seok-kyu in The Contact. She went on to establish a reputation as a "chameleon" who can take on a wide variety of roles, from her performance as a doctor in the hit melodrama A Promise, to that of a schoolgirl in Harmonium in My Memory to that of a wife having an adulterous affair in Happy End. In 1999 and 2000 she received a Best Actress award from both the Blue Dragon and the Grand Bell awards for her role in Harmonium in My Memory.

 

In 2001 she very skillfully played a very ordinary bank teller in Park Heung-sik's debut I Wish I Had a Wife. After starring as the tough-talking "Sunglasses" in Ryoo Seung-wan's No Blood No Tears, Jeon spent time acting in a TV drama titled "Shoot for the Stars".   In 2003 she found box-office success in E J-yong's Untold Scandal, based on the famous French novel Dangerous Liasions. The following year she re-united with director Park Heung-sik in a dual role for the time-bending melodrama My Mother, the Mermaid.

 

In 2005 Jeon burst back into the limelight playing a prostitute who contracts AIDS in Park Jin-pyo's hard-hitting melodrama You're My Sunshine. The performance helped turn the film into a box-office hit (3 million+ admissions), and also won her yet more additions to her collection of local acting awards. 

 

But it was her role in Lee Chang-dong's Secret Sunshine in 2007 that would see her emerge in full glory. Although the film itself, which debuted at Cannes, evoked widely differing assessments from international critics, Jeon's performance was universally praised, and indeed she was presented with a Best Actress award by the Cannes jury -- the first Korean ever to receive an acting award at Cannes.

 

Although not as broadly popular with audiences as some other stars, Jeon is widely respected for her acting abilities, and many young actresses cite her as a role model.

Interview excerpts:
"I enjoy acting a great deal, so I feel no need or desire to be called a great actor. This is partly my personality, but also the fact that I get so absorbed in acting, to where I can't see or think of anything else. I can't tell you what great acting is, but for me, it is to give everything you have with honesty, sincerity and persistence." [Kino, #56, October 1999]

 

 

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[ BIFAN 2017: ‘contacting’ Actress JEON Do-yeon ]

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

MOVIE (Src: kobis)
Opening Year | Title | Role | Total Admissions (people)

  • 2021 ‘Emergency Declaration 비상선언’ as Sook-hee 숙희 // Han Jae-rim
  • 2020 ‘Beasts Clawing at Straws 지푸라기라도 잡고 싶은 짐승들’ as Choi Yeon-hee 최연희 [620,260]
  • 2019 ‘ASHFALL’ as Sun-hwa 선화 {cameo} [8,252,491]
  • 2019 ‘Birthday 생일’ as Soon-nam 순남 [1,196,694]
  • 2017’ The Nest 보금자리’ as Ji-soo 지수 (short film)
  • 2016 ‘A Man and a Woman 남과 여’ as Sang-min 상민 [203,775] // Lee Yoon-ki 
  • 2015 ‘Memories of the Sword 협녀, 칼의 기억’ as Seol-rang 설랑 [431,310] // Park Heung-sik 
  • 2015 ‘The Shameless 무뢰한’ as Kim Hye-kyung 김혜경 [414,626]
  • 2013 ‘Way Back Home 집으로 가는 길’ as Song Jung-yeon 송정연 [1,854,625] 
  • 2011 ‘Countdown 카운트다운’ as Cha Ha-yeon 차하연 [471,547]
  • 2010 ‘The Housemaid 하녀’ as Eun-eui 은이 [2,304,487] // Im Sang-soo 
  • 2008 ‘My Dear Enemy 멋진 하루’ as Kim Hee-soo 김희수 [390,741] // Lee Yoon-ki 
  • 2007 ‘Secret Sunshine 밀양’ as Lee Shin-ae 이신애 [1,710,364] // Lee Chang-dong
  • 2005 ‘You are My Sunshine 너는 내 운명’ as Jeon Eun-ha 전은하 [3,051,134] // Park Jin-pyo 
  • 2004 ‘My Mother, the Mermaid 인어공주’ as Kim Na-young 김나영 / Jo Yeon-soon 조연순 [661,679] // Park Heung-sik 
  • 2003 ‘Untold Scandal 스캔들 - 조선남녀상열지사’ as Lady Jung 숙부인 정씨 [3,522,747] // E J-yong 
  • 2002 ‘No Blood No Tears 피도 눈물도 없이’ as Su-jin 수진 [225,038] // Ryu Seung-wan
  • 2001 ‘I Wish I Had a Wife 나도 아내가 있었으면 좋겠다’ as Jung Won-joo 정원주 [280,852] // Park Heung-sik 
  • 1999 ‘Happy End 해피 엔드’ as Choi Bo-ra 최보라 [730,000] // Jung Ji-woo
  • 1999 ‘The Harmonium in My Memory 내 마음의 풍금’ Hong-yeon 홍연 [148,494]
  • 1998 ‘A Promise 약속’ as Chae Hee-joo 채희주 [704,600]
  • 1997 ‘The Contact 접속’ as Soo-hyun 수현 [674,933]

 

DRAMA
Year | Network | Title | Role | Rating (highest rated episode)

  • 2021 JTBC ‘No Longer Human | 인간실격’ as Boo-jung 부정 // Hur Jin-ho
  • 2016 tvN ‘The Good Wife 굿 와이프’ as Kim Hye-kyung 김혜경 [6.2%]
  • 2008 SBS ‘On Air’ episode 2 as herself {cameo}
  • 2005 SBS ‘Lovers in Prague 프라하의 연인’ as Yoon Jae-hee 윤재희 [31%]
  • 2002 SBS ‘Shoot for the Stars 별을 쏘다’ as Han So-ra 한소라 [24.6%]
  • 1998 MBC ‘What You Cherish Can Never be Forgotten 간직한 것은 잊혀지지 않는다’ as Se-jin 세진
  • 1997 SBS ‘Snail 달팽이’ as Seon-ja 선자
  • 1996 MBC ‘Star in My Heart 별은 내 가슴에’ as Soon-ae 순애 {supporting role}
  • 1996 MBC ‘Way Station 간이역’ as Choi Kye-soon 최계순
  • 1996 KBS1 ‘Until We Can Love 사랑할 때까지’ as Seo Eun-joo 서은주 [47.1%]
  • 1996 KBS2 ‘Project 프로젝트’ as Yoo Hyun-jung 유현정 [10%]
  • 1996 KBS2 ‘Can I Find Lost Love by Going to Post Office 우체국에 가면 잃어버린 사랑을 찾을 수 있을까?’
  • 1995 KBS2 ‘Our Sunny Days of Youth 젊은이의 양지’ as Lim Jong-hee 임종희 [62.7%]
  • 1995 KBS2 ‘Six Steps to Separation 이별하는 여섯 단계’ as Joon-young 준영
  • 1995 SBS ‘Love is Blue 사랑은 블루’ as Na Hye-jin 나혜진
  • 1994 MBC ‘Scent of Love 사랑의 향기’ as Hye-jin 혜진 {supporting role}
  • 1994 MBC ‘General Hospital 종합병원’ as Kang Soon-young 강순영 {supporting role}
  • 1992/1993 MBC ‘Our Paradise 우리들의 천국’ {supporting role}

 

THEATER

  • 1998 ‘The Queen of Opera Tears’
  • 1997 ‘Educating Rita’


MUSIC VIDEO

  • 2002 The Name ‘The Name’ (with Jeon Do-yeon, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Ryoo Seung-bum)


MUSIC

  • 2005 ‘You are My Sunshine OST’


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[Cannes May 27, 2007 - Best Leading Actress: Jeon Do-yeon in "Secret Sunshine" | Cr: AFP]

The prize for Best Leading Actress was awarded by Alain Delon to South Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon for her performance in Secret Sunshine by Lee Chang-dong.
Jeon Do-yeon was overjoyed: "Good evening. I can't believe I'm up here. I heard that there were masses of wonderful actresses during the Festival; I hope that I might be able to represent them today. I am truly honored, in any case, to have this Prize; I don't know how to receive it... Of course, I want to thank the Cannes Festival and the members of the Jury. I thank director Lee Chang-dong, who gave me the opportunity to play this role, and especially the actor Song Kang-ho, thanks to whom I was able to exist. I thank all of you who appreciated this film Secret Sunshine. I will never forget it, for the rest of my life. Thank you very much!"
At the laureates' press conference, Jeon Do-yeon added this about her award: "It's the first time I've come to a foreign festival. I was very honored to be invited to a festival as big as Cannes. Naturally, I'm delighted to have received this Best Actress award. Before the ceremony, I was really tense; I did all I could to relax, saying to myself that nothing would happen. The people around me wouldn't stop talking to me about it, and I realy felt like hiding. I'd like to thank you all."

 

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[20th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actress (The Harmonium in My Memory) | Cr: Chosun]

 

AWARDS

[2020-06-05] The 56th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Film Actress (Birthday)

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[2019-12-17] The 6th Korean Film Producers Association Awards: Best Actress (Birthday)

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[2019-10-04] The 28th Buil Film Awards: Best Actress (Birthday)

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[2019-04-26] The 21st Udine Far East Film Festival: Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement

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[2016-06-03] The 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Film Actress (The Shameless)

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[2016-01-27] The 7th KOFRA (Korean Film Reporters Association) Film Awards: Best Actress (The Shameless)

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[2015-12-22] Cine21 Movie Awards: Best Actress (The Shameless)
[2015-10-03] The 24th Buil Film Awards: Best Actress (The Shameless)

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[2015-08-14] The 15th Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actress (The Shameless)
[2014-02-14] The 9th MaxMovie Best Film Awards: Best Actress (Way Back Home)
[2014-01-22] The 5th KOFRA (Korean Film Reporters Association) Film Awards: Best Actress  (Way Back Home)
[2011-03-05] The 31st Fantasporto International Film Festival: Director’s Week Official Section - Best Actress (The Housemaid)
[2011-02-28] The 2nd Seoul Arts & Culture Awards: Best Film Actor (The Housemaid)
[2009-12-21] The 12th Director’s CUT Awards: Cinema Angel Appreciation Plaque
[2009-11-29] The 4th Andre Kim Best Star Awards: Super Artist Award 
[2009-10-10] Order of Arts and Letters medal of France: Knighthood - Chevalier 
[2008-03-17] The 2nd Asian Film Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)

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[2007-12-27] The 7th Proud Korean Awards: Movie Acting
[2007-12-25] Cine21 Movie Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)
[2007-12-21] The 10th Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)
[2007-12-17] The 8th Women in Film Korea Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)
[2007-12-01] The 6th Korean Film Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)
[2007-11-30] The 27th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)
[2007-11-23] The 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)

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[2007-11-13] The 1st Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA): Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)
[2007-06-27] Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism -  Okgwan (Jeweled Crown; 4th Class) Order of Cultural Merit
[2007-06-08] The 44th Grand Bell Awards: Special Award (for winning Cannes’ Best Actress)
[2007-05-27] The 60th Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Secret Sunshine)

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[2006-07-21] The 43rd Grand Bell Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2006-02-16] The 3rd MaxMovie Best Film Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-12-31] SBS Drama Awards: Grand Prize, Top 10 Stars (Lovers in Prague)
[2005-12-27] Cine21 Movie Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-12-26] The 8th Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-12-15] The 13th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-12-12] The 25th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-12-08] The 6th Women in Film Korea Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-12-04] The 4th Korean Film Awards: Best Actress (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-11-29] The 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Couple with Hwang Jung-min (You are My Sunshine)
[2005-xx-xx] New York Film Academy (NYFA) Women’s Film Festival: Best Actress
[2004-12-28] Cine21 Movie Awards: Best Actress (My Mother, the Mermaid)
[2004-12-15] The 7th Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actress (My Mother, the Mermaid)
[2004-12-06] The 3rd Korean Film Awards: Best Actress (My Mother, the Mermaid) 
[2002-12-31] SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Actress, Top 10 Stars (Shoot for the Stars)
[2002-12-12] The 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star (No Blood, No Tears)

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[2001-03-29] The 37th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Film Actress (I Wish I Had a Wife)
[2000-12-02] The 21st Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star (Happy End)
[2000-xx-xx] The 20th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Actress (Happy End)
[2000-xx-xx] The 1st  Busan Film Critics Association (BCFA) Awards: Best Actress (Happy End)
[2000-10-27] The 8th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best Actress (Happy End)
[2000-xx-xx] The 37th Grand Bell Awards: Best Actress (The Harmonium in My Memory)
[1999-12-18] Cine21 Movie Awards: Best Actress (Happy End, The Harmonium in My Memory)
[1999-xx-xx] The 2nd Director’s CUT Awards: Best Actress (The Harmonium in My Memory)
[1999-12-14] The 20th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actress, Popular Star (The Harmonium in My Memory)

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[1999-xx-xx] The 22nd Gold Awards Festival: Best Actress (A Promise) 
[1999-04-03] The 35th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Film Actress (A Promise)
[1998-xx-xx] The 18th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best New Actress (The Contact)
[1998-04-06] The 34th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popular Film Star (The Contact) 
[1997-12-12] The 18th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actress (The Contact) 
[1997-xx-xx] The 35th Grand Bell Awards: Best New Actress (The Contact) 
[1995-12-31] KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Our Sunny Days of Youth)

 

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ACHIEVEMENTS

[2014] 67th Cannes International Film Festival: Competitive Jury Member

 

CFs

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Emons Furniture (2008) Hana Financial Group (2007) 'Driving Emotion' Hankook Tire (2006) Chung Kwang Plus One apartments (2006) Nadri Mesonie NAG Wrinkle Essence (2005) Shinsegae QUA [print ad] (2002) Yesprice.co.kr (2000) Hite (2000) Korea Telecom (1999) Daewoo Chorus (1999) Dongsan C&G Sexy Mild Essence (1997) Esquire Beart (1997) Orion Basic Crackers Haitai Sunkist 과일촌Ca (1996) Haitai Bongbong (1994) Lamy Cosmetics 라피네야채 (1994) Crown Jollypong Crown Orange Montt(몬트) (1993) Crown Caramel Corns&Peanuts (1992~1994) Crown Choco Heim (1992) Crown Minishell (1992) Johnson & Johnson Lite Baby Skin Lotion (1992)
Broadcasting KBS Yunyega/Entertainment Relay (1996) SBS 신세대 전원집합 

 

REVIEWS


NEWS
[2020-06-05] Owners of Best Actor/Actress Awards at "2020 Baeksang Arts Awards" unveiled

[2020-02-12] [Interview] Jeon Do-yeon can now dream about an Oscar

[2019-05-03] 21st UdineFarEastFilmFest: Conversation with Jeon Do-yeon & Lee Jong-un of ‘Birthday’

[2019-03-27] Actor Jeon Do-yeon says that while sad, ‘Birthday’ will help audiences appreciate life

[2017-07-17] Actress Jeon Do-yeon marks 20th anniversary of her debut


[2016-07-28]Jeon Do-yeon says romantic scene in drama made her ‘sad’
[2015-06-01] Jeon shows reluctance over her latest image

[2015-06-01] JEON Do-yeon Visits Cannes for the 4th Time with THE SHAMELESS: x

[2014-02-06] Jeon Do-yeon in Way Back Home & Memories of the Sword

[2014-01-28] From Actress to Mother to Actress

[2008-08-27] Jeon Do-yeon, Ha Jung-woo as Ex-Lovers: X
[2008-08-12] Jeon Do-Yeon & Ha Jung-Woo Square off in Lee Yoon-Gi's 멋진 하루 (My Dear Enemy): X

[2007-10-09] CNN TalkAsia Interview with Jeon Do-yeon
[2007-05-28] After 10 years of local stardom, Jeon Do-yeon finally wins nod at Cannes

[2007-05-28] S Korean wins best actress at Cannes

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^^ yeheeey!!! :w00t:

wow! a soompi thread about jdy. thanks yoonah! props! props!

yes, she is a chameleon! a great one. she's terrific in all of her popular movies, which would include... all of them!?! hihi.. well at least, those that were available on dvd and with english subs, and they were a handful of movies, where imo, she always shines in... ok, ok, maybe except untold scandal (imo), really didn't like that movie very much. :P

adorable (and kim ju hyuk) in lovers in prague, funny in her cutesy dance in shoot for the stars (with jo in sung)... oh and there was star in my heart with choi jin shil (another fave k-actress of mine, hehe, well after watching rosy life and the letter :)), the hair! hihi.

what were her other tv shows, btw? :D

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It's about time for a JDY thread, good for you... yoonah, for taking the lead. :) She's a chameleon indeed.

Btw, the awards list is not really updated, right... JDY had won at least 2 Best Actress awards last year.

For the new thread, previous article on JDY.

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Jeon Do-youn's multiple hits stem from passion for acting

Ironically, a certain similarity runs between the two utterly different characters of a seedy tearoom waitress and a gorgeous daughter of the president when played by Jeon Do-youn, one of the nation's most bankable actresses.

In the two contrasting characters, viewers discover a similar naive and fragile soul which seems to speak for itself. The 32-year-old actress fills up every role she takes with the same honest soul, giving life to the fictional characters.

Thanks to the nation's acting queen, director Park Jin-pyo's movie "You Are My Sunshine" and the SBS weekend primetime drama "Lovers of Prague" are overwhelmingly popular simultaneously. The movie is currently a No. 1 box-office hit, filling 917,000 seats in the first week of release, and the drama is also enjoying a commanding popularity with an over 20 percent viewer rating in its first week.

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Jeon Do-youn in "You Are My Sunshine" (left) and "Lovers of Prague"

In "You are My Sunshine," Jeon plays the role of a pitiful tearoom waitress who is also a sex worker. The waitress moves to a rural area away from Seoul to escape her abusive husband, and later falls in love with a farmer who showers her with love and gives her new hope. But as the cruelty of life flows, she is faced with the fact that she is infected with HIV, and her new love turns into another despair.

From the hardened woman, Jeon manages to bring out a fragile soul which arouses the viewers' sympathy. When played by Jeon, the woman is no longer just a pitiful sex worker, but instead, becomes a vulnerable - and perhaps even humdrum - woman with a lust for love and affection.

The same effect occurs in the TV drama "Lovers of Prague," when Jeon turns the charming daughter of the nation's most powerful man into a clumsy woman who likes eating junk food on the streets like every young Korean woman. From this character that appears to have everything - wealth, fame and beauty - Jeon manages again to bring out a soul of a naive and ordinary woman who has a lust for love like everyone else.

When a first love announces that he is leaving her, the "superwoman" replies "So, does this mean I'm being dumped?" without much feeling. But through Jeon's acting, viewers can see how much hurt the character is holding back in those numb words.

It is rare for a movie and a drama with the same leading actor or actress to become major hits at the same time. And often, actors and actresses avoid such cases, due to the risk of confusing audiences.

But Jeon managed to pull both roles off perfectly without causing any confusion.

While presenting lifelike acting for two completely different characters, Jeon never fails to turn the roles into her own, by blowing her own soul into each character.

When Jeon made her debut in the campus romantic drama "Our Heaven" in 1992, she was recognized as "just another" young and charming actress who arrived in TV land.

But since the 1997 movie "Contact," Jeon is considered by producers to have established herself as one of Korea's most-wanted actresses for the big screen.

Unlike other popular actresses who often face setbacks after a few major hits, Jeon's acting career has been a string of successes with hits like "Harmonium in My Heart" and "Happy End."

Jeon is regarded as an actress who has a "perspective-view" for choosing the right roles that can be best acted by her. And after making a choice, Jeon immediately pours all of her passion into the role.

"Often, it's hard to get back to real life after I finish a movie or a drama, because I truly believe that I am the character while the shooting is in process," Jeon once said in an interview with a local monthly magazine. "It's a bit like suffering from a broken heart, seeing from a fact that I always end up mourning over the characters as if they had been my lovers."

While acting, Jeon chooses to remain an "ordinary" person you expect to find on the streets, unlike other actresses who often strive to stand out from other people. Thus to women, Jeon is someone they could never hate or be jealous of, and to men, she becomes a symbol of an ordinary but lovable woman whom they hope to meet in real life one day.

Jeon's major power on the screen and TV was evidently not formed in one day. The actress' continuous efforts to develop a "sixth sense" for the right roles and to grasp viewers' expectations appears to have brought her the current success.

(hayney@heraldm.com)

By Shin Hae-in

2005.09.29

Source: http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/SITE/data/htm...00509290030.asp

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It's about time for a JDY thread, good for you... yoonah, for taking the lead. :) She's a chameleon indeed.

Btw, the awards list is not really updated, right... JDY had won at least 2 Best Actress awards last year.

yeah, if i remember correctly, for you are my sunshine, the film critics award (tie with lee young ae), and 4th korean film awards (?).. she also won the dae sang award (10 most popular also) at the year-end sbs acting awards, for lovers in prague.. i believe she also bagged some for her performance in 'my mother, the mermaid' in 2004, two or three i think, not sure which though. :)

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Indeed, her impressive collection of awards accumulated steadily each year. Lots to be updated! :lol:

Another article on JDY, from 2005.

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2005-10-25

Jeon Do Yeon, Next Year I Will Marry

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Jeon Do Yeon's love is bold. I don't know how she feels about her love described as "bold", but as I sat across her during the interview, I could not help but think so. She was honest about her experience in love, and she possessed unshakeable hope and conviction in love. Once a person crosses into the thirties, both men and women have scars from past love experiences and tend to settle for something less than love or give up on love completely. Jeon Do Yeon, on the other hand, says "love is a topic that can never be talked about enough, and there's always something more to say." And through her current movie "You Are My Sunshine" (directed by Park Jin Pyo, produced by b.o.m. Film Production Co., Ltd) which hit the theaters Sept. 23, she talks about love.

The Woman Who Loves Love

Jeon Do Yeon is a favorite of melodrama movies, and has been holding fast to her favored genre by filming only melodrama movies. The movie "You Are My Sunshine" is also a story of love in the traditional melodrama frame. She admits, "I do not feel too attracted to movies that do not deal with the theme of love." A transformation for Jeon Do Yeon stays within the frame of melodrama, showing different types of love.

"There are many different types of love I have yet to do in movies, and "You Are My Sunshine" is a movie that deals with love in a different light from my previous works," she says. Her previous movies like "The Harmonium in My Memory", "Scandal", and "My Mother, The Mermaid" dealt with a one-sided, almost platonic love. But in this recent film, she is the receiver of love. One way to characterize the love she receives is to say that it is "overwhelming." Whether such love does exist is almost doubtful.

She states, "I've been the giver and receiver of love many times. But this kind of love, I've never received before. And while filming the movie, I was able to reconsider love. I will not loose my faith in love."

Jeon Do Yeon and the Image

Jeon Do Yeon has multiple images, and if her fans were to state her image, the answers would vary. The most commonly acknowledged image is that of a "white slate." She seems to absorb whatever pictures projected onto her, and at the same time she seems to erase them as easily. Of those many images she has created through her movie roles, one image that cannot be left out is that her characters are all honest. For those with a mentality of "my love is romance, other's love is an affair", she is honest to the point where it reaches the point of boldness. The character Eun Ha in "You Are My Sunshine" is also no ordinary woman, who goes from being a tearoom waitress to a victim of HIV, Eun Ha lives a life of adverse fortunes.

According to Jeon Do Yeon, "the thought that certain roles might hurt my image has never crossed my mind. I believe that if an actor is preoccupied with the image, then it limits the actor's potentials and ultimately becomes the actor's loss."

Dreaming of Marriage

She is now thirty-two years old. At this time in life, a person can feel drained and dream of becoming a different person. And Jeon Do Youn is not exception. She is now looking toward marriage, the traditional step in life. "When the right time comes..." is the most common response to marriage by most celebrities, but Jeon Do Yeon gives a different answer. She firmly states, "next year." To use her expression, "I don't have a special other at the moment, but I have a strong, though unfound, feeling that I will marry next year."

"Every time I go to a fortune teller, I"m always told I'll be married next year. And even though I'm not firm believer of fortune-telling, it’s still a consolation to be told so. I’m quite simple-minded, aren't I?"

This article has been translated from Sports Today.

Picture courtesy of Sports Today.

Source: Tour2Korea.com

http://english.tour2korea.com/02Culture/En...num=1&kosm=m2_7

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The Contact (1997)

Starring: Han Seok Kyu, Jeon Do Yeon, Choo Sang Mi

Screenplay: Jang Yoon Hyeon, Jo Myeong Joo, Kim Eun Jeon

Director: Jang Yoon Hyeon

Genre: Romance, Drama

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The Contact was a breakthrough hit in 1997 that catapulted Jeon Do-yeon to stardom and took many Korean viewers by surprise: they had never expected such an urbane, meticulously constructed, intelligent melodrama from Korean filmmakers. The Contact is indeed an immensely well-crafted film: it cannot be brushed off as a gimmick movie about an internet romance ("A boy and a girl chat in the internet: they fall in love: will they recognize each other when they meet offline?"), or a star vehicle for Jeon and Han Suk-kyu, wonderful as they are in their respective roles. However, even after watching the film three times, and for each time being thoroughly absorbed and entertained by it, I still find the film a bit artificial and pandering to the fantasy of its target audience, which the producer admitted was young female workers ("office ladies").

The film is masterfully orchestrated by Director Jang Yoon-hyun. He had studied cinema in Hungary and co-produced and edited a powerful leftist polemic Before the Strike,(1990) and yet for his own directorial films, The Contact and Tell Me Something, (1999) he chose to make big-budgeted commercial products operating within the boundaries of melodrama and horror-thriller genres. For that reason, and perhaps also due to the paucity of his directorial output (he has been more active as a producer in recent years) Jang is seldom discussed in the same breaths with such auteurs as Im Kwon-taek, Kim Ki-duk and Hong Sang-soo. However, in my opinion, Jang is one of the most visually interesting directors currently working in Korean cinema. I am always intrigued by his color schemes, (in The Contact, blues and purples contrasted to beiges and greens, for instance) that call to mind the Italian masters of 1960s and 70s, and his blockings and camera setups are interesting without calling attention to themselves (Greatly aided by his Director of Cinematography Kim Seon-bok, also responsible for Shiri [1999], JSA [2000] and My Sassy Girl [2001]). Yet, Jang is not a stylist-for-the-sake-of-style-only: his "pictures" are for the most part subordinated to the art of storytelling. Indeed, he is several miles ahead of many younger, supposedly more visually-oriented Korean directors in terms of the economy, efficiency and originality of his visual idioms.

One problem I have with The Contact is its inability to transcend the melodramatic codes embedded in Korean cinema, despite its sophistication. The screenplay by Jo Myeong-joo (Love Wind Love Song [1999], Over the Rainbow [2002]) tries way too hard to make it difficult for the two leads to hit off, and once they hit off, to keep the audience at the edge of their seats in expectation of their physical encounter. The big payoff, expertly filmed and edited, is crowd-pleasing to be sure, but by then chunks of melodramatic cliches, including that overused bag of chips-on-the-shoulder known as the "trauma resulting from a friend/lover/sibling's suicide," have been mixed into the narrative. Another problem is that I cannot muster much sympathy for the character of Dong-hyeon, played by Han Suk-kyu. Yes, Han's acting skills and star charisma do strive to make Dong-hyeon appealing, but I still find the latter rather charmless, excessively moody, pedantic, and male-chauvinistic. (I admit that there is something about Han Suk-kyu lecturing women in non-honorific Korean that makes me feel like I am listening to a dentist's instrument working on a root canal... which I would like to think of as my "Dr. Bong problem") After having seen the film three times, I am still doubtful that its lead characters could have a decent chance at a romance, much less a happy marriage.

Dressed in jeans, overalls and ugly pastel-color shirts and her hair done in a decisively unflattering perm for most of the movie, Jeon Do-yeon as Su-hyeon makes a daring choice of presenting herself as a plain, homey figure, perhaps even subject to bouts of girlish delusion. Her gamble pays off handsomely, as we cannot help but be drawn to her warm, thoughtful personality. However, I must confess that I find Choo Sang-mi's character Eun-hee much more interesting than Su-hyeon. Eun-hee is an independent career woman, a go-getter who is open about the nature and direction of her sexual desire, and quite free from clinging to a done relationship. (The lead characters, in contrast, spend nearly the entire running time waffling about their "traumatic" past love affairs) An "upgraded" version of Eun-hee can be seen played by Lee Young-ae in Hur Jin-ho's exquisite One Fine Spring Day (2001).

The Contact is not quite a landmark classic of Korean cinema it is sometimes taken to be. Still, as two hours of smart, high-quality entertainment, it deserves to claim its position among the cream of the crop from Korean films of the 1990s. (Kyu Hyun Kim)

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Jeon Do Yeon is most definitely one of Korea's best actresses, if not THE best actress. She owned in Untold Scandal; I didn't recognize her at first in No Blood, No Tears. I loved her in I Wish I Had A Wife; her role in Happy End is bitterness and perfect melancholy. I'm definitely a fan. :D

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It's about time for a JDY thread, good for you... yoonah, for taking the lead. :) She's a chameleon indeed.

Btw, the awards list is not really updated, right... JDY had won at least 2 Best Actress awards last year.

yeah, if i remember correctly, for you are my sunshine, the film critics award (tie with lee young ae), and 4th korean film awards (?).. she also won the dae sang award (10 most popular also) at the year-end sbs acting awards, for lovers in prague.. i believe she also bagged some for her performance in 'my mother, the mermaid' in 2004, two or three i think, not sure which though. :)

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Indeed, her impressive collection of awards accumulated steadily each year. Lots to be updated! :lol:

Oh dear! :sweatingbullets::blush: I hope you guys could help me reconstruct her roster of achievements. Thank you so much! :)

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thanks so much for starting this thread! she is hands down, one of THE best actors in korea. i love her in every role. she's so real as every single one of her characters, i don't know how she does it. i watched her in a YSMM episode once, and when she first started acting, almost everybody in her acting company, etc, spread rumors that she got her first starring role by sleeping around [with the top executives, etc of the company.]

boy, did she prove them wrong.

chameleon of korean cinema!! <3

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Oh dear! :sweatingbullets::blush: I hope you guys could help me reconstruct her roster of achievements. Thank you so much! :)

from her sidushq page:

awards:

2006년 맥스무비 최고의 영화상 최고의 - 여자배우상 (max movie ?, best acress i think)

2005년 SBS 연기대상 - 대상/10대스타상 (yes, the sbs awards, dae sang and most popular)

2005년 춘사영화제 - 여우주연상 (chun-sa film festival, best actress)

2005년 대한민국영화대상 - 여우주연상 (korean film awards, best actress)

2005년 한국영화평론가협회상 - 여자주연상 (film critics awards, best actress)

2005년 여성영화인모임 여성영화인축제 - 연기자상 (women in korean films award, i think)

TV:

2005년 SBS <프라하의 연인> - praha

2002년 SBS <별을 쏘다> - shoot for the stars

1999년 SBS <러브 스토리-기억의 주인편> - love story (i dunno if this is the show with lee byung hun, and other stars, the one with many stories. maybe supporting role?)

1998년 MBC <간직한 것은 잊혀지지 않는다> - what you keep is unforgettable - mbc best theater, costarring so ji sub

1997년 SBS <달팽이> - snail

1996 MBC 일요가족극장 : 간이역 - supporting role again, i guess. main cast: lee hye sook, park in hwan,

1996년 MBC <별은 내 가슴에> star in my heart

1996년 KBS <사랑할 때까지> until time which loves

1996년 KBS <프로젝트> - project (ehehe), with choi soo jong

oowah! now, i wanna learn korean, haha! kiddin'! ok, now i'm sleepy. good day to you all. :)

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JDY is, to me, THE BEST actress Korea has. I know plenty of people compare her to Jeon Ji Yeon but if one compares ACTING PROWESS, there is NO exception. Yes Jeon Ji Yeon is sexy, glamorous, etc., Lee Hyori-esque, but I believe that's where the comparison ends. The starter of this thread is right when comparing Jeon Do Yeon to a chameleon. That's a perfect metaphor because she is absolutely believable in every role she takes on. I was looking forward to "Lovers in Prague" because I really like Kim Ju Hyuk and I LOOOOVE Jeon Do Hyun but when I heard about the plot of the drama series, I was disheartened. 'Gees,' I thought, 'please don't let this be another PRINCESS LULU type of drama.' And while I was skeptical that a rich woman could fall for a blue-collar cop and make it entertaining, I should have believed in the cast a little more because from the very first, it got me and Jeon Do Hyun AND Kim Ju Hyuk were spot on in their roles and infused enough realism to make it such a worthwhile series. I liked this series even more than "Lovers In Paris", although really I only watched "Paris" because of Lee Dong Gun. Anyway, I'm only expecting greater things from this fabuloso actress!

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JDY is, to me, THE BEST actress Korea has. ........ I liked this series even more than "Lovers In Paris", although really I only watched "Paris" because of Lee Dong Gun. Anyway, I'm only expecting greater things from this fabuloso actress!

Hi soonjap you said it for me ! lurve jdy in every work of hers, and yes, lovers in prague is far better than paris ofcoz :phew: jdy and kjh are 2 awesome leads :)

jdy forever :blush:

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Oh dear! :sweatingbullets::blush: I hope you guys could help me reconstruct her roster of achievements. Thank you so much! :)

For these 2 awards, she won Best Actress while Lee Byung Hun (A Bittersweet Life) won the Best Actor Award.

13th Chunsa Film Arts Awards (2005)

Best Actress; You Are My Sunshine

25th Korean Critics' Choice Awards (2005)

Best Actress; You Are My Sunshine

Director's Cut Awards 27.12.2005

Best Actress Award shared with Lee Young Ae (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), Best Actor was Jeong Jae Young (Welcome to Dongmakgol, The Wedding Campaign)

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YES! i fully agreed with you !

she is defintely one the BEST ! .amazing .actress with such talent and passion .~

.to me she never disappoint in her performance in whatever roles !

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^^ i think for the MBC awards 2004 is the same as the Korean Film Award just that they change the name

Best Actress (My Mother, the Mermaid), 3rd Korean Film Awards, 2004

Best Actress, MBC Awards, 2004

Best Actress, Baeksang Art Awards, 2001

and for Baeksang Art Awards, 2001 she won the best actress for I wish i had a wife

oh just something i hope can add to the thread ^^

Happy End

trailer

http://www.gaga.ne.jp/happyend/tr/happyend_1000k.wmv

i wish i had a wife

trailer

mms://stream.cineseoul.com/hepk/hepk003409.wmv

No blood no tears

mms://stream.cineseoul.com/hepk/hepk004148.wmv

Untold Scandal

trailer

mms://stream.cineseoul.com/hepk/hepk017289.wmv

MV

mms://stream.cineseoul.com/hmusic/hmusic017289.wmv

My mother , the mermaid

trailer

mms://stream.cineseoul.com/hepk/hepk018738.wmv

MV

mms://stream.cineseoul.com/hmusic/hmusic018738.wmv

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got to go off .~ :)

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from her sidushq page:

awards:

2006년 맥스무비 최고의 영화상 최고의 - 여자배우상 (max movie ?, best acress i think)

2005년 SBS 연기대상 - 대상/10대스타상 (yes, the sbs awards, dae sang and most popular)

2005년 춘사영화제 - 여우주연상 (chun-sa film festival, best actress)

2005년 대한민국영화대상 - 여우주연상 (korean film awards, best actress)

2005년 한국영화평론가협회상 - 여자주연상 (film critics awards, best actress)

2005년 여성영화인모임 여성영화인축제 - 연기자상 (women in korean films award, i think)

TV:

2005년 SBS <프라하의 연인> - praha

2002년 SBS <별을 쏘다> - shoot for the stars

1999년 SBS <러브 스토리-기억의 주인편> - love story (i dunno if this is the show with lee byung hun, and other stars, the one with many stories. maybe supporting role?)

1998년 MBC <간직한 것은 잊혀지지 않는다> - what you keep is unforgettable - mbc best theater, costarring so ji sub

1997년 SBS <달팽이> - snail

1996 MBC 일요가족극장 : 간이역 - supporting role again, i guess. main cast: lee hye sook, park in hwan,

1996년 MBC <별은 내 가슴에> star in my heart

1996년 KBS <사랑할 때까지> until time which loves

1996년 KBS <프로젝트> - project (ehehe), with choi soo jong

oowah! now, i wanna learn korean, haha! kiddin'! ok, now i'm sleepy. good day to you all. :)

For these 2 awards, she won Best Actress while Lee Byung Hun (A Bittersweet Life) won the Best Actor Award.

13th Chunsa Film Arts Awards (2005)

Best Actress; You Are My Sunshine

25th Korean Critics' Choice Awards (2005)

Best Actress; You Are My Sunshine

Director's Cut Awards 27.12.2005

Best Actress Award shared with Lee Young Ae (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), Best Actor was Jeong Jae Young (Welcome to Dongmakgol, The Wedding Campaign)

Updated the awards list. Thanks rubie and sweetness!

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Hi..I am just curious..

Did Jeon Do Yeon also played in the old drama Happy Together (Lee Byung Hun, Song Seung Hun, Kim Ha Neul)..There's a girl that looked like her who played as LBH's sister's friend who work in the night club..but the role for her was really small..

I firstly watched JDY in Shoot A Star (I love this drama) then when I watched Happy Together, I was quite sure the actress that I mentioned was her..

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i'm so happy that there is a Jun Do Yeon thread here!!!

i love her acting...and after seeing her in Lovers In Prague, i'm a fan!! can't believe she's 32...coz i tot she looked really young in Lovers In Prague wearing those sports suit! and i think she's really pretty, has a very special look...and i love her smile!!! coz it's so sweet...

Jun Do yeon rocks! :D

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Updated the awards list. Thanks rubie!

No problem! Glad to help! :lol:

Did Jeon Do Yeon also played in the old drama Happy Together (Lee Byung Hun, Song Seung Hun, Kim Ha Neul)..There's a girl that looked like her who played as LBH's sister's friend who work in the night club..but the role for her was really small..

I firstly watched JDY in Shoot A Star (I love this drama) then when I watched Happy Together, I was quite sure the actress that I mentioned was her..

Oops.. I watched Happy Together but can't remember the girl you mentioned. Could she be JDY? :sweatingbullets:

i love her acting...and after seeing her in Lovers In Prague, i'm a fan!! can't believe she's 32...coz i tot she looked really young in Lovers In Prague wearing those sports suit! and i think she's really pretty, has a very special look...and i love her smile!!! coz it's so sweet...

In Harmonium in My Memory, she was already 26-27 at the time but looked so 16! I had a hard time believing that she was actually older. :o

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