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Name: Lee Jung-jae | 이정재 | 李政宰

Born: December 15, 1972 | Seoul, South Korea

Body: 180cm | 70kg | Type B

Religion: Protestantism 
Family: Parents, older brother
Education: Soongeui Elementary School > Cheongdam Middle School > Hyundai Senior High School > Dongguk University (Theater / Bachelor) > Dongguk University Graduate School of Culture and Arts (Theater and Film / Master)
Military Service: Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) - The 52nd Infantry Division (1994.12.26 ~ 1996.6.27)

Debut: 1993 SBS drama ‘Dinosaur Teacher | 공룡선생'
Hobbies: Golf, watching movies
Specialties: Interior (design), ball games, bodybuilding
Nicknames: Yeomra Unnie (given by Ha Jung-woo), Jaeri (given by fans)

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[ kofic ] LEE Jung-jae is an actor who hardly opens up himself. A rare display of emotions may become a critical drawback to an actor. But that is not the case for him. He turns his weakness to an incomparable strength. He has an indifferent look on his face but unveils an inner wound that runs deep at heart. Strangely enough, his unemotional face makes a good fodder for romanticism. His romantic image has extended from a TV drama, <Sand Glass>, to films such as <An Affair> portraying a love affair with his fiancée’s elder sister ([LEE Mi-sook] ), <Asako in Ruby Shoes> where his character fell for a Japanese woman ([Tachibana Misato]) that he met just online, <Il Mare> where he costarred with [Gianna Jun] and portrayed love unbounded by time and space, <Interview> that asked endless questions over love, <Over the Rainbow> which rediscovered the forgotten first love. All of his characters are as charming as a face on TV commercials. LEE never loses his usual coolness even when he punctuates his career once in a while with self-destructive characters.

Born in 1972, LEE Jung-jae debuted in 1993 in the youth series <Dinosaur Teacher>. He made a strong impression the following year in his first big screen role in <The Young Man> (1994) and achieved a rare grand slam by picking up newcomer awards from the three most prestigious award ceremonies in Korea (which are Blue Dragon Film Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards and Grand Bell Awards). Action drama film <City of the Rising Sun> (1999) marked his first lead role in cinema, and he quickly became a bankable actor.  His major movie roles include <City of the Rising Sun>, <The Last Witness>, <Oh! Brothers> and <Typhoon>. After a brief outing to the TV screens, he returned to the film sector with his role as a macho man in <The Housemaid> who cheated on his wife and seduced his housemaid. LEE’s image began to change in 2012, as he appeared in a charismatic turn in the smash hit <The Thieves>. He drew even more notice in 2013 for his leading role in the well-reviewed gangster saga <New World> and for his scene-stealing supporting role in the period hit <The Face Reader>, which earned him many industry awards. 2014 saw him take on the role of an MMA fighter who must go on the run as he is forced to participate in a dangerous game show when his brother is kidnapped in the film <Big Match>. Re-teaming with director CHOI Dong-hoon, LEE was seen the following summer in the period thriller <Assassination>, alongside HA Jung-woo and JEON Ji-hyun.  After another successful turn as a macho hero in <Operation Chromite> (2016), he incarnated the King of the Underworld in the fantasy epic <Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds> (2017) and its follow-up. Next for him was the role of a pastor investigating a mysterious cult in the occult thriller <SVAHA : THE SIXTH FINGER> (2019). In 2020, he starred alongside HWANG Jung-min in <DELIVER US FROM EVIL> (2020), the most-watched film in Korea during the Covid-19 pandemic, drawing more than 4 million spectators to theaters.  Already a star in Korea, he reached international stardom overnight with the release of <Squid Game>, the survival original Netflix series that dominated the conversation all over the world in Fall 2021. This led him to receive a large number of accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. Taking on a new challenge, he made his directing debut with the action film <HUNT> (2022) and presented it at the Cannes Film Festival that year.


‘LeeJungJae Exhibition' (20th debut anniversary; hosted by KoreaFilmArchive) at CinemaTech in Seoul


~ Lee Jungjae | theactorispresent | 이정재 ~


He knows how to make a ‘cool’ appearance. As a top actor since his youth star days, he is a passionate innovator who renews his prime character every time he appears in a film


In 1995, the drama Sandglass took South Korea by storm, and it was a critical shot for Lee Jungjae to impress the public.  Playing the role of bodyguard Baek Jaehee, Lee shook the hearts of viewers with his character silently standing by the heroine with intense eyes and action performance without a single line.  After leaving this indelible impression, Lee Jungjae made himself known on screen by playing Hongki, a young man in the youth action film City of the Rising Sun (1998), directed by Kim Sungsoo.  Perfectly depicting a young man dazzled by money and dreams, Lee has since been always in his element without stepping down from the top star position on screen.


From the sexy characters in Firebird (1997) and An Affair (1998) to the melodramatic heroes in Interview (2000), Il Mare(2000), Asako in Ruby Shoe (2000), and Last Present (2001), as well as the comic character in Oh! Brothers (2003), Lee Jungjae showed a variety of images through the films.  However, the character that defined all of his various aspects was Hoon in The Housemaid (2010), which was invited to the competition section of the Cannes International Film Festival.  Hoon, a mean owner who plays tricks on the housemaid, is a character that shows the essence of Lee Jungjae’s acting tone.  Since then, in The Thieves (2012), which opened the prelude to tentpole films in Korea, Lee Jungjae caught the public’s attention as a sneaky thief Popeye.  In crime noir New World (2012), he formed another fandom by playing the role of Lee Jasung, an undercover cop who walks in a tightrope between the police and criminal organizations.


Another chance where Lee Jungjae took another leap forward was the role of Prince Suyang in the historical film The Face Reader (2013) directed by Han Jaerim.  By creating a new image of a young Prince Suyang who is filled with ambition, Lee vividly proved how much impact an actor can have on the film.  Lee appeared in the mid-section of the film and dominated the scene with his overwhelming appearance.  “Do I look like a king?” is one of the most memorable lines of his.


After jumping to the next level with The Face Reader, Lee Jungjae played Yeom Seokjin, a two-faced provisional government agent in the period film Assassination (2015), a character who shook the subplot of the film.  Lee’s performance, which features the combination of sophisticated and urban images, animal instinct, and opposing elements of meanness and innocence, is always seductive and transcends good and evil.  Recently, he played some intense characters, such as a pastor fighting heresy in SVAHA : The Sixth Finger (2019) and a Korean-Japanese Yakuza member in Deliver Us From Evil (2020).  In 2021, he will direct and star in the spy action Hunt, raising people’s expectations. [Written by Lee Hwajung. Published in March 2021]




The 13th New York Asian Film Festival: Korean Actor in Focus - Lee Jung-Jae

Discovered while working at a cafe in the trendy Seoul neighborhood of Apgujeong, Lee Jung-jae began his career as a model. He made the transition to television with 1993's Dinosaur Teacher and became a star almost overnight. He gained his first film role in 1994 in The Young Man but that same year the TV drama Feelings cemented Lee as a household name. Sandglass saw his silent bodyguard character gain more and more screen time over the course of increasingly behemoth ratings because audiences just wanted to see more of him. Lee was a heartthrob and went on to star in several more dramas before a starring role in E J-yong's 1998 romantic drama An Affair turned him into a full fledged movie star.  Lee followed this up with a Blue Dragon Film Award for his role in 1999's City of the Rising Sun, where he played a gambling addicted swindler who befriends a washed up boxer. He appeared in romantic dramas and comedies such as Il Mare, Last Present, and Over The Rainbow, but he also starred in action and thriller films like The Last Witness and Typhoon. Recently he has had a string of hits with films like the international crime caper The Thieves, gangster political film New World and Joseon-era court drama The Face Reader -- the latter two films in particular have demonstrated Lee's maturation as a character actor, where he has delivered some of his best dramatic performances to date.  It is for this long career, and the fact that he is one of the biggest stars in Korea and continues to challenge himself professionally, that we are celebrating Lee Jung-jae as this year's Korean Actor in Focus. We're bringing Lee Jung-jae over with the support of Korean Cultural Service in New York and screening The Face Reader, New World and Il Mare, all with Lee in attendance! ]

Unforgettable film entrance (The Face Reader)




MOVIE (Src: kobis)

Opening Date / Title / Role / Total Admissions (people)

  • 2022-08-10: ‘HUNT | 헌트’ as Park Pyung-ho 박평호 [4,352,407] // executive producer, screenwriter, director
  • 2020-10-28: ‘DELIVER US FROM EVIL FINAL CUT | 다만 악에서 구하소서 파이널컷’ as Ray 레이 [37,961]
  • 2020-08-05: ‘DELIVER US FROM EVIL | 다만 악에서 구하소서’ as Ray 레이 [4,357,873] // Hong Won-chan 
  • 2019-02-27: ‘Trade Your Love | 어쩌다, 결혼’ as attorney 변호사 (cameo) [76,746]
  • 2019-02-20: ‘SVAHA : THE SIXTH FINGER | 사바하’ as Park Woong-jae 박웅재 [2,398,519] // Jang Jae-hyun
  • 2018-08-01: ‘Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days | 신과함께-인과 연’ as King Yeomra 염라대왕 [12,274,996] // Kim Yong-hwa 
  • 2017-12-20: ‘Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds | 신과함께-죄와 벌’ as King Yeomra 염라대왕 [14,410,754] // Kim Yong-hwa 
  • 2017-05-31: ‘WARRIORS OF THE DAWN | 대립군’ as To-woo 토우 [837,500] // Chung Yoon-chul 
  • 2016: ‘Operation Chromite: Extended Edition | 인천상륙작전 : 익스텐디드 에디션(확장판)’ [27,070]
  • 2016-07-27: ‘Operation Chromite | 인천상륙작전’ as Jang Hak-soo 장학수 [7,049,643] // John H Lee
  • 2016: ‘Tik Tok 대역전 | 惊天大逆转’ as Kang Seung-joon 강승준 {CN}
  • 2015-07-22: ‘Assassination | 암살’ as Yeom Seok-jin 염석진 [12,705,700] // Choi Dong-hoon 
  • 2014-11-27: ‘Big Match | 빅매치’ as Choi Ik-ho 최익호 [1,177,438] // Choi Ho 
  • 2013-09-11: ‘The Face Reader | 관상’ as Prince Soo-yang 수양대군 [9,134,586] // Han Jae-rim
  • 2013-02-21: ‘New World | 신세계’ as Lee Ja-sung 이자성 [4,682,492] // Park Hoon-jung
  • 2012-07-25: ‘The Thieves | 도둑들’ as Popeye 뽀빠이 [12,983,330] // Choi Dong-hoon 
  • 2010-05-13: ‘The Housemaid | 하녀’ as Hoon 훈 [2,304,487] // Im Sang-soo 
  • 2008-12-03: ‘The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan | 1724 기방난동사건’ as Cheon-dong 천둥  [286,657]
  • 2005-12-14: ‘Typhoon | 태풍’ [4,094,395] as Kang Se-jong 강세종 // Kwak Kyung-taek
  • 2003-09-04: ‘Oh! Brothers | 오! 브라더스’ as Oh Sang-woo 오상우 [3,148,748] // Kim Yong-hwa
  • 2002-05-16: ‘Over The Rainbow | 오버 더 레인보우’ as Lee Jin-soo 이진수 [240,110 (Seoul)]
  • 2001-11-15: ‘The Last Witness | 흑수선’ as Detective Oh 오 형사 [409,399 (Seoul)]
  • 2001-03-24: ‘Last Present | 선물’ as Jung Yong-gi 정용기 [479,679 (Seoul)] // Oh Ki-hwan
  • 2000-12-09: ‘Asako In Ruby Shoes | 순애보’ as Woo-in 우인 [46,148 (Seoul)] // E J-yong
  • 2000-09-09: ‘Il Mare | 시월애’ as Sung-hyun 성현 [248,597 (Seoul)] // Lee Hyeon-seung
  • 2000-04-01: ‘Interview | 인터뷰’ as Eun-seok 은석 [157,431 (Seoul)] // Byun Daniel H
  • 2000: ‘MOB 2025 | MOB 2025 1편 : 전운’ (short)
  • 1999-06-26: ‘The Uprising | 이재수의 난’ as Lee Jae-soo 이재수 [56,913 (Seoul)]
  • 1999-01-01: ‘City of The Rising Sun | 태양은 없다’ as Hong-gi 홍기 [329,778 (Seoul)] // Kim Sung-soo 
  • 1998-10-03: ‘An Affair | 정사’ as Woo-in 우인 [304,666 (Seoul)] // E J-yong
  • 1997-04-26: ‘Father Vs. Son | 박대박’ as Park Soo-seok 박수석 [21,741 (Seoul)]
  • 1997-02-01: ‘Fire Bird | 불새’ as Young-hoo 영후 [22,970 (Seoul)]
  • 1996-07-13: ‘Albatross | 알바트로스’ as Pyung-san 평산 [9,714 (Seoul)]
  • 1994-12-17: ‘The Young Man | 젊은 남자’ as Lee Han 이한 [72,347 (Seoul)] // Bae Chang-ho



Year / Network/ Title / Role

  • TBA TBA ‘Ray | 레이’ as Ray 레이 // ‘Deliver Us from Evil’ spin-off
  • 2024 NETFLIX ‘Squid Game 2 | 오징어 게임 2’ as Seong Gi-hun 성기훈 // Hwang Dong-hyuk 
  • TBA Disney+ ‘The Acolyte | 디 애콜라이트’ // ‘Star Wars’ series
  • 2021 NETFLIX ‘Squid Game | 오징어 게임’ as Seong Gi-hun 성기훈 // Hwang Dong-hyuk 
  • 2021 Lifetime ‘Dramaworld | 드라마월드’ as advertising model (special appearance)
  • 2021 SBS ‘Delayed Justice | 날아라 개천용’ (special appearance) // Kwak Jung-hwan 
  • 2019 JTBC ‘Chief of Staff | 보좌관 - 세상을 움직이는 사람들’ as Jang Tae-jun 장태준 // Kwak Jung-hwan 
  • 2009 MBC ‘Triple | 트리플’ as Shin-hwal 신활 // Lee Yoon-jung
  • 2007 MBC ‘Air City | 에어시티’ as Kim Ji-sung 김지성
  • 1998 SBS ‘White Nights 3.98 | 백야 3.98’ as Lee Young-jun 이영준 // Kim Jong-hak 
  • 1997 SBS ‘Snail | 달팽이’ as Dong-cheol 동철
  • 1995 SBS ‘Sandglass | 모래시계’ as Baek Jae-hee 백재희 // Kim Jong-hak
  • 1994 SBS ‘Love is Blue | 사랑은 블루’ as Na Jae-sung 나재성
  • 1994 KBS2 ‘Feeling | 느낌’ as Han-jun 한준 // Yoon Seok-ho 
  • 1994 KBS2 ‘The Lonely Man | 남자는 외로워’ as Jae-jung 재정
  • 1993 SBS ‘Dinosaur Teacher | 공룡선생’ as Lee Jung-jae 이정재



  • 2022: ‘ICEBIRD GAMES: God Three Kingdoms | 아이스버드 게임즈: 갓삼국’ || ‘Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance | 현대해상’ || ‘MODAMODA‘ (bts) ||  ‘Bang & Olufsen: Beosound Theatre‘ (Soundbar) ||  
  • 2021: ‘SERY BOX: SERYBURN NIGHT OASIS | 세리박스: 세리번 나이트 오아시스' (body fat management) || ‘Danal Fintech: PAYCOIN | 다날핀테크: 페이코인’ || ‘Harim: The Gourmet Ramen | 하림: 미식 장인라면’ || ‘Daewoo E&C: Gumi PRUGIO EligibleForestCity | 대우건설: 구미 푸르지오 엘리포레시티’ || ‘Gucci | 구찌’ (Italian luxury brand) || ‘Lightning Market | 번개장터’ (2nd hand trading app) || ‘Woongjin AI Learning smart All | 웅진 AI학습 스마트올’ || 
  • 2020: ‘Lotte E&C: Osan Lotte Castle Sky Park | 롯데건설: 오산 롯데캐슬 스카이파크’
  • 2019: ‘Electrolux | 일렉트로룩스’ || ‘CERAGEM | 세라젬’ || ‘ChongKunDang Healthcare: Promega | 종근당건강: 프로메가’
  • 2017: ‘Pernod Ricard Korea: Ballantine | 페르노리카코리아: 발렌타인’ || ‘IBK Industrial Bank of Korea | 중소기업은행’
  • 2016: ‘Volvo Korea: All-New Xc90 | 볼보코리아: 올뉴 XC90’ || ‘Korea Yakult: Helicobacter Project Will | 한국야쿠르트: 헬리코박터 프로젝트 윌’ (yogurt drink) || ‘Hyundai Card | 현대카드’ || ‘Rocket Mobile: Ghost with Rocket |  로켓모바일’ (mobile game) || 
  • 2015: ‘OB Beer: OB premier | 오비맥주: 프리미어 OB’ || ‘Montbell | 몽벨’ (outdoor) || ‘Ace Bed | 에이스침대’ || ‘WMF’ || ‘Amore Pacific: Hera Homme | 아모레퍼시픽: 헤라옴므’ || ‘Samsonite: Business line/bag | 샘소나이트: 비즈니스 백’ 
  • 2014: ‘Burger King | 버거킹’ || ‘SK Telecom: Broadband LTE-A | SK텔레콤: 광대역 LTE-A’ 
  • 2013: ‘Namyang Dairy: French Cafe Nouveau | 남양유업: 프렌치카페 누보’
  • 2010: ‘DawnField: Crocodile | 던필드: 크로커다일’ || ‘Maeil Dairies: Sangha Cheddar Sliced Cheese | 매일유업: 상하 체다슬라이스 치즈’
  • 2009: ‘Daesang: ChungJungOne | 대상: 청청원’
  • 2007: ‘Daban | 다반’
  • 2004: ‘The Basic House: MindBridge | 더베이직하우스: 마인드브릿지’ || ‘DongSuh Foods: Maxim Ice Coffee, Maxim Coffee | 동서식품: 맥심 아이스 커피, 맥심 커피’
  • 2003: ‘EZenTech: Charbyl | 이젠텍: 챠빌’ || ‘KT: Double Call Plan | KT: 더블통화 요금제’
  • 2002: ‘DongSuh Foods: Maxim Coffee | 동서식품: 맥심 커피’ || ‘KT: Magic N | KT: 매직엔’ || ‘Hana Financial Group: Foreign Exchange Card | 하나금융그룹:  외환카드’ || ‘Meritz Financial Securities: Meritz Securities | 메리츠종합금융증권: 메리츠증권’
  • 2001: ‘YeonSeung Apparel: Clride | 연승어패럴: 클라이드’
  • 2000: ‘OB Beer: OB Lager | 맥주: 라거’ || ‘LG U+: Kai | LG유플러스: 카이’
  • 1999: ‘Sungdo Electronic Communication: 700-5425 | 성도전자통신: 700-5425’
  • 1998: ‘NIX International So Basic | 닉스인터내셔널 쏘베이직’ || ‘Winia Daewoo: Solo | 위니아대우: 솔로’ || ‘써제스트’
  • 1997: ‘CJ Lion: Lenio Essence Shampoo | CJ라이온: 레니오에센스샴푸’
  • 1996: ‘GC Pharma: U | GC녹십자: 유’ || ‘Taewoong Cosmetics: Settima Ssoren | 태웅화장품: 세띠마 쏘렌’ 
  • 1995: ‘SK Telecom: Beep 012 | SK텔레콤: 삐삐 012’ || ‘CG녹십자: Lip Plus 립플러스’ || ‘Korea Security Service: CAPS | 한국보안공사: 캡스’ || ‘Lotte Confectionery: TwinKy, Prime | 롯데제과: 트윈키, 프라임’
  • 1994: ‘DongWha Pharm: WHAL MYUNG SU Q | 동화약품: 까스활명수큐’ || ‘Hataihtb: Today’s | 해태htb: 투데이스’ || ‘LG Electronic: 3DO Alive Game Machine | LG전자: 3DO 얼라이브 게임기’ || ‘Lotte Confectionery: ZEC, Popoli, Pepero | 롯데제과: 제크,  뽀뽀리, 빼빼로’
  • 1993: ‘Lotte Confectionery: ZEC, Popoli, Pepero, Screw Bar, Ghana Chocolate, Crunky Chocolate |  롯데제과: 제크, 뽀뽀리, 빼빼로, 꽈배기 스크류바, 가나 초콜릿, 크런키 초콜릿’



  • 2022: Gucci - Global Ambassador
  • 2021: 2030 Busan World Expo - PR Ambassador
  • 2013: The 11th Asiana International Short Film Festival - special jury member 
  • 2012: 국립현대미술관 홍보대사
  • 2009: 제이엘앤컴퍼니 등기이사
  • 2008: 아우디코리아 홍보대사
  • 2007: 인천공항 명예홍보대사
  • 2007: 국가정보원 명예요원
  • 2007: FAB Inc 이사
  • 2006: 제5회 미쟝센 단편영화제 공포판타지부문 명예심사위원
  • 2005: 평화의료재단 홍보대사
  • 2005: 기상청 홍보대사
  • 2005: 한국보디빌딩 홍보대사



[2023-01-13] 2022 Hawaii Film Critics Society (HFCS) Awards: Best New Filmmaker (HUNT)
[2023-01-11] 19th Korea Image Awards: Korea Image Stepping Stone Award



[2023-01-08] 2023 VISIONARY AWARDS

[2022-12-27] Culture Ministry: Geumgwan Order of Cultural Merit

[2022-12-14] 9th Korean Film Producers Association Awards: Best Director (HUNT)

[2022-11-25] 43rd Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Director (HUNT)



[2022-11-23] 42nd Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best New Director (HUNT)

[2022-11-16] 25th (British) GQ Men of the Year Awards

[2022-11-11] 7th DongA.com’s PICK] Two Suns under the Sky Award (with Jung Woo-sung)



[2022-10-19] 7th London East Asia Film Festival: LEAFF Honorary Award (for Contribution to East Asian Cinema)



[2022-10-06] 31st Buil Film Awards: Best New Director (HUNT)

[2022-09-20] 2022 National Brand Awards: Cultural field

[2022-09-12] 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Squid Game)




[2022-08-14] 2nd Annual Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards: Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama (Squid Game)




[2022-07-19] 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards: Best Actor (Squid Game)

[2022-05-03] 1st Asan Chungmugong International Action Film Festival (AIAFF) 2022: Best International Global Star

[2022-03-17] 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards:  Best Actor in an Action Series (Squid Game)

[2022-03-13] 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards: Best Actor in a Drama Series (Squid Game)

[2022-03-06] 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series (Squid Game)

[2022-02-27] 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Squid Game)


[2021-12-03] 6th Asia Artist Awards (AAA): Grand Prize Actor of the Year, Hot Trend - Actor, Fabulous - Actor (Squid Game)

[2020-12-15] 25th Consumer’s Day Awards - KCA Cultural and Entertainment Awards: 2020 Audience Choice Movie Actor of the Year (Deliver Us from Evil)

[2020-11-28] 5th Asia Artist Awards (AAA): Grand Prize Film Actor of the Year (Deliver Us from Evil)






[2018-11-12] 2nd Elle Style Awards: Super Male Icon

[2016-03-16] 8th Style Icon Asia (SIA): Top 10 Style Icon

[2015-10-03] 3rd Marie Claire Asia Star Awards: Actor of the Year (Assassination)

[2015-10-02] 24th Buil Film Awards: Best Actor (Assassination)




[2015-05-26] 51st Baeksang Arts Awards: InStyle Fashionista Award




[2014-05-27] 50th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Supporting Film Actor (The Face Reader)



[2014-01-22] 5th KOFRA (Korea Film Reporters Association) Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor (The Face Reader)

[2013-11-29] 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: CJ CGV Star Award (The Face Reader)

[2013-11-12] 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor (The Face Reader)





[2013-11-01] 50th Grand Bell Film Awards: Popularity Award

[2011-03-05] 31st Fantasporto International Film Festival - Directors' Week Official Section: Best Actor (The Housemaid)

[2010-08-26] 4th Mnet 20's Choice: 20's Most Influential Stars



[2008-10-30] 1st Style Icon Awards: Actor

[2006-03-30] 29th Gold Awards Festival: Acting Grand Prize (Typhoon)

[2001-xx-xx] 38th Savings Day: Prime Minister's Commendation

[1999-12-14] 20th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actor (City of the Rising Sun) 





[1999-xx-xx] 19th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Actor (City of the Rising Sun)

[1999-04-03] 35th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popular Film Actor (City of the Rising Sun)

[1997-03-26] 33rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Popular Film Actor (Firebird) 

[1995-12-31] 1995 SBS Drama Awards: Best Newcomer (Sandglass)

[1995-12-07] 16th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actor (The Young Man)

[1995-xx-xx] 15th Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards: Best Newcomer (The Young Man)

[1995-xx-xx] 33rd Grand Bell Film Awards: Best New Actor (The Young Man)

[1995-03-23] 31st Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New TV Actor (Sandglass)

[1995-03-23] 31st Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Film Actor (The Young Man)




Magazines: Cine21 | 

 gettyimages | 





2010.05.19 Entertainment Weekly (Guerrilla Date) // The Housemaid 


2013.02.13 Entertainment Weekly (Guerrilla Date) // New World 


2014.07.06 13th New York Asian Film Festival - Korean Actor in Focus: Lee Jung-Jae


2014.12.12 Hallyu World interview // Face Reader


2014.12.06 Entertainment Weekly (Guerrilla Date) // Big Match


2016.07.04 Entertainment Weekly (Guerrilla Date) // Operation Chromite

2016.09.01 Showbiz Korea


2017.05.01 Entertainment Weekly // Warriors of the Dawn cast


2017.05.15 Entertainment Weekly (Star Zoom In) // Warriors of the Dawn


2017.06.09 Showbiz Korea

2017.10.30 Entertainment Weekly // with jws 


2017.11.26 SectionTV

2017.11.28 Showbiz Korea // Along with God cast


2018.04.23 Entertainment Weekly


2018.07.26 Along with the Gods GV


2019-02-18 Entertainment Weekly (Guerrilla Date) // Svaha cast

2019.04.14 STYLE Interviews Jung Woosung & Lee Jungjae in HongKong


2019.05.15 ELLE HK This or That: Lee Jungjae & Jung Woosung


2020.07.22 The Manager episode 13 // Delivere Us from Evil cast



2020.09.03 (Boss in the Mirror episode 68) // Deliver Us from Evil 





2021.10.05 JTBC Newsroom


The Late Show


[2022-] YouQuizontheBlock EP.137


[The Game Caterers 2] 











[2022-09-13] Emmy-winning actor Lee Jung-jae in his second heyday

[2022-06-01] Backstage Magazine story

[2022-05-22] Squid Game’s cast+creator reflect on the series’ meteoric rise. netflixqueue

[2022-04-01] KoreanCulturalCenterNY - Master’s Series: Actor Lee Jung-jae: koreanculture

[2022-02-28] From local heartthrob to global star, Lee Jung-jae sees his heyday never end: yonhap
[2022-02-28] [CELEB] Lee Jung-jae has a night to remember: joongang

[2022-02-15] Squid Squad on creating the biggest show of the year: netflixqueue

[2021-12-09] ESQUIRE interview - Lee Jung-jae is King of the World

[2021-11-06] Squid Game stars attend 10th Annual LACMA Art+Film Gala: x
[2021-08-10] Squid Game invites you to deadly childhood games on September 17: x | 

[2020-12-15] Gallup Korea "Movie Stars Who Shined the Year of 2020”: ( x )

[2020-07-30] Deliver Us from Evil interviews: Yonhap | donga | chosun | joongang | zapzee | 
[2020-07-27] LEE Jung-jae Goes on the HUNT for Directorial Debut: koreaherald | koreatimes | kofic | 

[2020-03-10] Netflix confirms Lee Jungjae & Park Haesoo for RoundSix/SquidGame: x | 

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

[2019-02-10] ‘Svaha: The Sixth Finger’: joongang | koreatimes
[2017-05-26] The many shades of Lee Jung-jae
[2017-05-24] Lee Jung-jae questions of true lead in ‘Warriors of the Dawn’
[2016-11-03] Korea’s top 10 movie stars of 2016: x

[2016-08-01] Onwards and upwards for Lee Jung-jae: x

[2015-10-05] Middle-aged actors rule mobile game ads
[2015-09-02] Top Korean Actors Who Guarantee Box Office Success: x

[2014-11-26] Lee Jung-jae returns as an invincible fighter: koreaherald
[2014-01-02] [BNT PICK] Rediscovered Actor in 2013, Lee JungJae

[2013-09-29] Lee Jung jae celebrates his 20th anniversary of debut: bnt | StarN

[2012-07-29] Lee Jung-jae talks about his acting career, being single

[2010-04-14] Im Sang-soo says “‘Housemaid’ is classy dead-end drama”: tenasia



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Data: gathered/translated/updated from namu | artistcompany | kobis | kobiz | 

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


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Guest phunatik

annyounghaseyo!!!! thanks for starting this thread!!! i soooo loooooveeee him in IL MARE!!!

im looking forward to see him his other films....:):wub:

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annyounghaseyo!!!! thanks for starting this thread!!! i soooo loooooveeee him in IL MARE!!!

im looking forward to see him his other films....:):wub:

Totally agree! Finally a thread for LJJ! :lol:

Thanks Ha Tinh Nhi for starting the thread. Awesome actor this man & absolutely looking forward to better & more of Lee Jung Jae. ^_^

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Guest polarpooh17

Awww, I loved seeing him in "Il Mare" even though his role was more... "silent". But I never got a chance to see him in anything else.

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Guest phunatik

if i were to be a professional photographer, i would really choose him and Kim Jung Eun as one of my subjects...


pensive looking in black and white...


fresh looking! :)


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November 04, 2005

태풍 (Typhoon) Theatrical Trailer Released


Almost 20 Billion Won after marketing expenses. Shooting in Thailand, Russia, Korea and more. Three of the biggest stars in Chungmuro: Jang Dong-Gun, Lee Jung-Jae and Lee Mi-Yeon. But up to now, all you've heard about Kwak Kyung-Taek's 태풍 (Typhoon) was talking. Now here's some action, finally!

The film opens in theaters next December 15.


태풍 (Typhoon)

Director: 곽경택 (Kwak Kyung-Taek)

Cast: 장동건 (Jang Dong-Gun), 이정재 (Lee Jung-Jae), 이미연 (Lee Mi-Yeon), David McInnis, 김민주 (Kim Min-Joo)


Making Of (Streaming, Real Media)

Busan Highlight Reel+Interview (Streaming, 700k, Windows Media)

Movie Stills/Posters

Produced By: 진인사필름 (ZinInSa Films)

Distributed By: CJ 엔터테인먼트 (CJ Entertainment)

Rating: TBA

RELEASE: December 15


Theatrical Trailer - Link 1


(Streaming, 700k, Windows Media)

Theatrical Trailer - Link 2 mms://wms07.bcst.krn.yahoo.com/c/cine21.com/movie/trailer/2005/11/typhoon_tr_700k.wmv (Streaming, 700k, Windows Media)

Theatrical Trailer - Link 3


(Streaming, 700k, Windows Media)

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» Posted by X at November 4, 2005 08:34 PM



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Guest ruffluv109

Thanx for starting this thread :) . He's a great actor with oozing charisma and charming smile. Hope to see this thread grows :)

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Thank for starting Lee Jang Jae thread. Been searching for his latest news not much.

Typhoon seem to promode JDG more than him.

I think LJJ he's really great actor. He's trying to change his charactor nearly every flim that he plays.

I saw 6 of his films they all good. I like him in AN AFFAIR the most.

I read from the other web that after OH BROTHER ,he took 2 years off.

He has opened Italian Restuarent.

Anybody know anything about him please share.


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Guest dadedum

Oh yay! Someone finally started a LJJ thread! I was waiting for one. :lol: I think he's a great actor, a bit underrated and overshadowed by his contemporaries imo. I love him in Il Mare and An Affair.

Now if only another person will start a Yoo ji tae thread that would be perfect... :wub:

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I've only seen LJJ in Il Mare and An Affair ... 2 very contrasting roles but he delivers in both! In An Affair especially, such a bold & daring role. Love him with Lee Mi Sook in the movie... despite being a senior actress, LMS is such a charismatic actress... one that we don't see that often.

Oh... didn't know that LJJ has his own Italian restaurant... no wonder, we don't see him that often like other K-stars. Thanks for the info, bha-mee.

Hoping that the upcoming movie will showcase his intense talent even more, bringing in a much-deserved recognition & appreciation.

Now... waiting for another LJJ fan... our Inez to show up at the thread! :lol:

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:rolleyes: ..HI ALL LEE JUNG JAE BABES!!

thanks for starting this thread!!..

hugs to Rubie and all!!

Since my PC is going bonkers right now i can't post some of his hot pics i have!!

Keep the news and pics of LJJ coming!!..

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**bha-mee, I can't change the title, only the mod can change

OH MY GOD, Lee Jung Jae had a girl friend?????????So SAD all of sudden :(<_<:lol: I think Lee Jung Jae is really perfect, speaking not as a fan.( He and Lee Young Ae are the best Korean actor in my heart). You know when you are a fan of some actor - actress, you love them in everything...You think they are all great, when the truth is they aren't that great. But I really really think Lee Jung Jae is a GREAT ACTOR :rolleyes::P:lol:

Is Il Mare really sad? I haven't got the chance to watch it :(

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