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Choi Min-sik

Choi Min-sik

Gender: male | Birthday: 1962-04-27 | Place of Birth:

Choi Min-Sik was born on January 22, 1962 and first achieved fame on the stage and on television. He started appearing in films in 1992 and soon began making his mark in such notable works as Ji-Wun Kim’s The Quiet Family (1998). Commercial success came his way in 1999, when he played a North Korean spy in Kang Je-Gyu’s blistering action film, Shiri, a huge box office smash. In 2002 he received international acclaim by starring in Chihwaseon, a film by Korea’s most revered director, Kwon-Taek Im. As the nineteenth-century painter Seung-Up Jang, Choi created a vivid portrait of a proudly vulgar artist who both upset aristocratic artistic norms and altered the shape of Korean painting. Choi Min-Sik has said that he created the character, OH Dae-su, in Oldboy in a very different manner than Chihwaseon. Choi said he felt a responsibility to bring back to life the painter JANG Seung-Up in Chihwaseon, while in Oldboy OH Dae-su is the absolute product of his imagination. At various points during 2006 Choi (and several other Korean filmmakers, though separately from Choi) demonstrated in Seoul and at the Cannes Film Festival against the Korean decision to reduce the Film Quota from 146 to 73 days. While not successful (the reduced quota stands), the market share of Korean films remains at the top of the box office, with 7 of the top 10 films this year remaining homegrown (the same rate as in 2005).   - From asianmediawiki.com

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Known For

The Mayor
The Mayor

The Mayor   2017

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies:

Director: Park In-je / Moon So-ri /

Stars: 
Choi Min-sik  /  Kwak Do-won  /  Shim Eun-Kyung
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale

The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale   2015

Rating: 7.2

Production Companies:

Director: Park Hoon-Jung /

Stars: 
Choi Min-sik  /  Jeong Man-sik  /  Kim Sang-ho
The Admiral: Roaring Currents
The Admiral: Roaring Currents

The Admiral: Roaring Currents   2014

Rating: 7

Production Companies: CJ Entertainment / Big Stone Pictures /

Director: Kim Han-min /

Stars: 
Choi Min-sik  /  Kim Myung-gon  /  Ryu Seung-ryong
Lucy
Lucy

Lucy   2014

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Universal Pictures / TF1 Films Production /

Director: Isabelle Querrioux / Scarlett Johansson /

New World
New World

New World   2013

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Sanai Pictures /

Director: Park Hoon-Jung /

Stars: 
Lee Jung-jae  /  Choi Min-sik  /  Park Sung-woong
Nameless Gangster
Nameless Gangster

Nameless Gangster   2012

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Showbox/Mediaplex /

Director: Yoon Jong-bin / Ha Jung-Woo /

Stars: 
Choi Min-sik  /  Kwak Do-won  /  Ha Jung-Woo

Acting

2017
The Mayor

as    Byeon Jong-gu

2015
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale

as    Cheon Man-deok

2014
Lucy

as    Mr. Jang

2014
The Admiral: Roaring Currents

as    Admiral Yi Sun-Shin

2013
New World

as    Section chief Kang Hyung-chul

2012
Nameless Gangster

as    Choi Ik-hyun

2011
Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild

as    Drifter

2010
I Saw the Devil

as    Kyung-chul

2005
Crying Fist

as    Gang Tae-shik

2005
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

as    白老师

2004
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

as    North Korean commander

2003
Oldboy

as    Oh Dae-su

2002
Painted Fire

as    Jang Seung-up

2001
Failan

as    Kang-jae

1999
Happy End

as    Seo, Ki Min

1999
Shiri

as    Park Mu-young

1998
The Quiet Family

as    uncle

1997
No.3

as    Ma Dong-pal

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