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Song Kang-ho is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter Sud coréen born on 17 january 1967 at Gimhae (Coree du sud)

Song Kang-ho

Song Kang-ho
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Nationality Coree du sud
Birth 17 january 1967 (53 years) at Gimhae (Coree du sud)
Awards Asian Film Award for Best Actor

Song Kang-ho ([sʰoːŋ ɡaŋho]; born January 17, 1967) is a leading South Korean actor.

Biography

Carrière théâtrale et cinématographique

Song Kang-ho possède son diplôme à Kimhae High College et, sans suivre de formation d'acteur, rejoint une troupe de théâtre social et le domaine de l'improvisation. L'expérience dans sa carrière de théâtre lui permet d'enrichir ses qualités bien que sa première scène date 1991 avec la pièce Dongseung. Il refuse d'abord toutes les propositions des producteurs et réalisateurs, puis finit par accepter un petit rôle dans Le Jour où le cochon est tombé dans le puits de Hong Sang-soo, en 1996.

L'année suivante, après avoir joué l'un des sans-abris dans le film documentaire Bad Movie de Jang Sun-woo, il a acquis une notoriété culte pour sa performance dans le film No. 3 où il incarne le rôle de Jo-pil, un gangster qui forme un groupe de jeunes recrues. Il remporte son premier prix du meilleur acteur dans un second rôle aux Blue Dragon Film Awards en 1997. Par la suite, il a joué dans plusieurs seconds rôles avant sa percée pour le thriller Shiri de Kang Je-gyu dans le rôle du partenaire de l'agent secret de Han Suk-kyu, Lee Jang-gil.

En 2000, il continue sa percée avec son premier rôle principal dans le film The Foul King, pour lequel il a fait la plupart de ses cascades. Mais c'est son rôle primé de nombreuses fois d'un sergent nord-coréen Oh Kyung-pil dans le film Joint Security Area qui le placera parmi les principaux acteurs de la Corée du Sud. Ensuite, il joue dans le film Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance de Park Chan-wook où il joue le père qui poursuit les ravisseurs de sa fille.

Deux ans plus tard, il joue dans le film YMCA Baseball Team sur la première équipe de baseball de Corée qui s'est formé au début du XX siècle. L'année suivante, il a incarné le rôle d'un détective incompétent dans le film, Memories of Murder où il a été une nouvelle fois été acclamé par la critique.

Il est repoussé à l'honneur en 2006 dans le film de science-fiction The Host de Bong Joon-ho. Le film a contribué à accroître la sensibilisation internationale sur le talent de Song Kang-ho et il a en effet été reconnu parmi les célébrités les plus connues d'Asie à la suite de sa nomination du meilleur acteur aux Asian Film Awards tenue à Hong Kong en mars 2007.

Song Kang-ho est réuni pour la quatrième fois avec le réalisateur Kim Jee-woon dans le film d'aventure Le Bon, la Brute et le Cinglé en prenant le rôle de Yun Tae-goo, le cinglé en 2008. Le film a été inspiré du film italien Le Bon, la Brute et le Truand de Sergio Leone.

En 2013, il incarne le rôle de Namgoong Minsu dans le film d'action et de science-fiction, Snowpiercer, le Transperceneige, adapté du roman graphique français Le Transperceneige de Jacques Lob. Il joue aux côtés de Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton et Jamie Bell. Ensuite, il tient le rôle de Nae-gyeong, fils d'une famille noble déchu qui est capable de discerner la personnalité, l'état mental et les habitudes d'une personne en regardant son visage qui le fera impliquer dans une lutte de pouvoir entre le prince Sejo et le général Kim Jongseo dans le film The Face Reader. Il a aussi interprété le rôle de Song Woo-suk dans le film dramatique The Attorney, inspiré de l'affaire Burim dans laquelle, 22 étudiants, enseignants et les employés de bureau qui appartenait à un club de lecture ont été arrêtés sans mandat sur de fausses accusations qu'ils étaient des sympathisants de la Corée du Nord pendant le régime autoritaire de Chun Doo-hwan en 1981. Le scénario lui est venu de façon inattendue. Il avait d'abord refusé ce film qui se concentrait sur les jours en tant que procureur de l'ancien président Roh Moo-hyun et l'affaire Burim. Il pensait qu'il jouerait le défunt président encore controversé. Il a estimé qu'il était tout simplement pas prêt pour cela et une semaine plus tard, il a accepté de prendre le rôle.


Vie privée
Song Kang-ho épouse Hwang Jang-sook en 1995 et ont eu deux enfants, Song Jun-pyong (né en 1997) et Song Ju-yeon.

Best films

Parasite (2019)
(Actor)
Snowpiercer (2013)
(Actor)

Usually with

Bong Joon-ho
Bong Joon-ho
(5 films)
Oh Dal-soo
Oh Dal-soo
(8 films)
Kim Jee-woon
Kim Jee-woon
(4 films)
Jo Yeong-wook
Jo Yeong-wook
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Song Kang-ho (32 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Parasite
Parasite (2019)
, 2h11
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Bong Joon-ho, Uwe Boll
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Jang Hye-jin, Park So-dam
Roles Kim Ki-taek
Rating85% 4.298984.298984.298984.298984.29898
Toute la famille de Ki-taek est au chômage. Un jour, leur fils réussit à se faire recommander pour donner des cours particuliers d’anglais chez les Park, une famille richissime dont le mode de vie est en tous points opposé au leur. C’est le début d’un engrenage incontrôlable.
The Drug King, 2h19
Directed by Woo Min-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Song Kang-ho, Jo Jung-suk, Bae Doona, Lee Sung-min, Lee Hee-joon, Yoon Je-moon
Roles Lee Doo-sam
Rating61% 3.0525553.0525553.0525553.0525553.052555
Le film raconte l'ascension et la chute de Lee Doo-sam (Song Kang-ho), un petit malfrat de Busan, qui commence par aider un groupe de trafiquants de drogues rencontré par hasard. Astucieux et plein d'idées, il intègre ce milieu, gravit peu à peu les échelons de la mafia et développe son propre trafic, jusqu'à bâtir un empire de la drogue du Japon à Busan. Il mène alors une double vie : homme respecté, promoteur du développement rural et national le jour, infâme seigneur de la drogue la nuit... jusqu'à sa chute, entraînant celle de nombreux complices, hauts fonctionnaires corrompus.
A Taxi Driver, 2h17
Directed by Jang Hoon
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hae-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol, Ko Chang-seok, Jung Jin-young
Roles Kim Man-seob
Rating79% 3.9524553.9524553.9524553.9524553.952455
En 1980, un journaliste allemand travaille au Japon pour une chaîne de télévision allemande. Au mois de mai de la même année a lieu, en Corée du Sud, le soulèvement de Gwangju. Ce mouvement, principalement étudiant et syndical, s’oppose à la dictature de Chun Doo-hwan, mise en place après l’assassinat de Park Chung-hee. Il décide alors de se rendre dans le pays. Il prend un taxi de Séoul à Gwangju et filme tout ce qu’il voit. Son retour jusqu'à Séoul sera éminemment compliqué puisqu'il leur faut échapper à la surveillance aérienne. De retour au Japon, il envoie son film en Allemagne.
The Age of Shadows, 2h20
Directed by Kim Jee-woon
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Spy films
Actors Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, Han Ji-min, Shingo Tsurumi, Shin Sung-rok, Seo Yeong-joo
Roles Lee Jung-chool
Rating71% 3.550983.550983.550983.550983.55098
Un policier coréen, membre des forces de l'ordre de l'empire du Japon, doit empêcher un mouvement d'indépendance coréen, soutenu par des éléments occidentaux et opposé à la modernisation du pays sous l'égide du Japon, de commettre une série d'attentats meurtriers à Séoul.
The Throne
The Throne (2015)
, 2h5
Directed by Lee Joon-ik
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Song Kang-ho, Yoo Ah-in, Moon Geun-young, Jin Ji-hee, Kim Hae-sook, Seo Ye-ji
Roles King Yeongjo
Rating69% 3.4953553.4953553.4953553.4953553.495355
Durant le règne du roi Yeongjo, le prince héritier du trône, Sado, 27 ans, est jugé inapte à gouverner et est condamné à mort par son propre père. Il est enfermé dans une caisse de riz pendant huit jours jusqu'à ce qu'il meure affamé et étouffé.
The Interview, 2h32
Directed by Seth Rogen, Zack Snyder, Evan Goldberg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Assassinat, Spy films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors James Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Seth Rogen, Randall Park, Timothy Simons, Diana Bang
Roles Soldier Watching the Interview (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.2478953.2478953.2478953.2478953.247895
Dave Skylark, host of the talk show Skylark Tonight, interviews celebrities about personal topics and gossip. After Dave and his crew celebrate their 1,000th episode, they discover that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a fan of Skylark Tonight, prompting the show's producer Aaron Rapoport to arrange an interview. Aaron travels to rural China to receive instructions from Sook-yin Park, the North Korean chief propagandist, and Aaron accepts the task of interviewing Kim, on behalf of Dave.
Snowpiercer, 2h6
Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Environmental films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Rail transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Song Kang-ho, Alison Pill, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Roles Namgoong Minsu
Rating70% 3.5468553.5468553.5468553.5468553.546855
In 2014, an attempt to counteract global warming through climate engineering results in an ice age that extinguishes all life except the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a massive train powered by a perpetual motion engine that travels a globe-spanning track, created by the transportation magnate Wilford. By 2031, elites inhabit the extravagant front cars and the "scum" inhabit the tail in squalid and brutal conditions. Under watch by Wilford's guards, they are brought only gelatinous protein bars to eat and kept in their place in the social order by Minister Mason, while sometimes small children are taken away.
The Face Reader, 2h22
Directed by Han Jae-rim
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Jung-jae, Baek Yun-shik, Kim Hye-soo, Lee Jong-suk, Jo Jung-suk
Roles Nae-kyung
Rating67% 3.3944453.3944453.3944453.3944453.394445
Nae-gyeong, the most skillful face reader in the Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a gisaeng. Nae-gyeong accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get involved in a murder case. With his face reading skills, Nae-gyeong successfully identifies the murderer and his skills are soon acknowledged by King Munjong who orders him to identify the potential traitors who threaten his reign. However after the unexpected death of Munjong, Nae-gyeong is courted by Grand Prince Suyang who yearns to become King himself by killing the young successor Danjong. Nae-gyeong decides to keep his loyalty to the late King and help Kim Jongseo protect the young King which forces him into the biggest power struggle in the history of the Joseon dynasty.
The Attorney, 2h7
Directed by Yang Woo-seok
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Song Kang-ho, Yim Si-wan, Kim Young-ae, Oh Dal-soo, Kwak Do-won, Lee Sung-min
Roles Song Woo-seok
Rating76% 3.844163.844163.844163.844163.84416
With only a high school diploma, legal attorney Song Woo-suk (Song Kang-ho) is somewhat of an outcast in Busan society ruled by university connections. Determined to become economically affluent, he accepts cases that colleagues shun, and with his business acumen and appetite for money, he soon builds a successful practice dealing with real estate and tax law. But Woo-suk becomes embroiled in a civil liberties case involving a group of young student activists detained by police, who are accused of being communist sympathizers. One of them is Park Jin-woo (Yim Si-wan), the son of Choi Soon-ae (Kim Young-ae), a restaurant owner that Woo-suk is indebted to.
Day Trip
Day Trip (2012)
, 18minutes
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Genres Drama, Fantasy
Actors Song Kang-ho
Roles Teacher
Rating67% 3.3918253.3918253.3918253.3918253.391825
A master (Song Kang-ho) and his student (Jeon Hyo-jung) visit a mountain to practice pansori following a music competition that left the trainee disappointed.
Howling
Howling (2012)
, 1h54
Directed by Yoo Ha
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Thriller, Adventure
Actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Na-young, Lee Sung-min, Shin Jung-geun, Nam Bo-ra, Lee Min-ho
Roles Jo Sang-gil
Rating61% 3.0961653.0961653.0961653.0961653.096165
Mapo district, Seoul. Middle-aged police detective Jo Sang-gil (Song Kang-ho), a single father with a young son and daughter, is assigned the seemingly straightforward case of a man, Oh Gyeong-il, who set fire to himself inside a car. Chafing at his lack of promotion after so long on the police force, but under pressure from his boss-cum-friend (Shin Jung-geun), he also grudgingly agrees to work with rookie detective Cha Eun-young (Lee Na-young), a 30-year-old divorcee who has just been transferred from motorcycle patrol duty. The dead man, who had drugs in his system, has a large dog-bite on his thigh but no fingerprints. The police discover the immolation was not suicide but was triggered by a timer in the victim's trouser belt. Sang-gil traces the sex club the victim had visited but bawls out Eun-young when she makes an amateurish error during a fight. Against protocol, Sang-gil omits to file reports on the progress of the case, as he wants to earn all the kudos himself and thereby a promotion. His boss finds out, just as a second victim, Nam Sang-hun, is found bitten to death by a large dog or wolf. After talking to dog-trainers, the police learn the man they need to see is Min Tae-shik, a retired police dog trainer who lives with his drug addict daughter; during a raid on his house, Min escapes and a wolf-dog subsequently kills a woman in the backstreets. Eun-young starts questioning police-dog trainers, as well as investigating those missing or dead, and comes up with the name of Kang Myung-ho, who supposedly committed suicide a while ago. She sets off to investigate on her own.
Hindsight
Hindsight (2011)
, 2h1
Genres Drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Song Kang-ho, Shin Se-kyung, Chun Jung-myung, Lee Jong-hyuk, Kim Min-joon, Youn Yuh-jung
Roles Du-heon
Rating63% 3.1519153.1519153.1519153.1519153.151915
Busan, South Korea, the present day. Legendary retired gangster Yoon Doo-hun (Song Kang-ho) dreams of opening a restaurant, and enrolls in a cooking class, where he gets to know Jo Se-bin (Shin Se-kyung). Doo-hun then hears that his former boss, Man-gil, has died after being hit by a car; the gang's members need to find Man-gil's will to see whom he nominated as his successor, though most of them expect it is Doo-hun. Meanwhile, Se-bin's roommate Lee Eun-jung (Esom) has become indebted to some Haeundae moneylenders, who force Se-bin, in return, to spy on Doo-hun. After Eun-jung steals a suitcase containing cocaine from the moneylenders, Se-bin is ordered to kill Doo-hun but can't bring herself to do it. Instead, Eun-jung tries to run him over with a car and subsequently disappears. Doo-hun survives and takes over as head of his old gang, intent on discovering who killed Man-gil. Among various problems, he has to contend with Baek Kyung-min (Lee Jong-hyuk), an ambitious young member of the gang, and his continuing relationship with Se-bin, who is under pressure from assassination agency head Madame Kang (Youn Yuh-jung) to kill him.
A Little Pond, 1h26
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Song Kang-ho, Kim Roi-ha, Kang Shin-il, Moon Sung-keun, Moon So-ri, Park Won-sang
Roles Police officer (cameo)
Rating66% 3.335873.335873.335873.335873.33587
The plot draws on No Gun Ri victims' experiences, but the characters are all fictional. The film opens with scenes establishing the ordinary domestic rhythms of a midcentury Korean village, with children at play, men relaxing over a board game, and a young teacher leading her pupils in practice for a singing contest. But the fighting front of the war, which began several weeks earlier, soon intrudes as combat moves south.
Secret Reunion, 1h56
Directed by Song Kang-ho, Kim Ki-duk, Jang Hoon
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Song Kang-ho, Kang Dong-won, Ko Chang-seok, Yoon Hee-seok, Park Hyuk-kwon, Choi Jung-woo
Roles Lee Han-kyu
Rating68% 3.4438153.4438153.4438153.4438153.443815
Ji-won is one of numerous North Korean undercover spies living in South Korea as ordinary citizens, until he's called to fulfill his mission: the assassination of Kim Jong-il's second cousin who wrote a book that the North Korean government deems as a great betrayal to the Fatherland. However, one of his fellow spies, Tae-soon, betrays his orders by switching his allegiance to South Korea, and Ji-won mistakenly becomes the target for both countries.
Thirst
Thirst (2009)
, 2h13
Directed by Park Chan-wook
Origin Coree du sud
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Vampires in film
Actors Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun, Kim Ok-vin, Eriq Ebouaney, Kim Hae-sook
Roles Priest Sang-hyeon
Rating70% 3.549793.549793.549793.549793.54979
Sang-hyun is a Catholic priest who volunteers at the hospital, providing ministry to the patients. He is well respected for his unwavering faith and dedicated service, but he secretly suffers from overwhelming feelings of doubt and sadness. Sang-hyun volunteers to participate in an experiment to find a vaccine for the deadly Emmanuel Virus (EV). Although the experiment fails disastrously and Sang-hyun is infected with the seemingly fatal disease, he makes a complete and rapid recovery after receiving a blood transfusion.