Song Kang-ho, the Best Actor of Korean Industry

Who is the best actor of Korean Industry? It is not easy to name ‘the one’ but if there is a list of best Korean actors or say, best Asian actors definitely Song Kang-ho will be in the list. His ability to switch roles and handle different kind of characters makes him one of the top actors in Asia. With no professional training on acting, Song started his career in mid 90s. After Jang Sun-woo’s docu-style Bad Movie, Song Kang-ho started getting roles in major projects that made him a reputable actor. It is with the award-winning role as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area/JSA that Song Kang-ho came to the forefront as one of Korea’s leading actors.

Since then he has been nominated for around 80 awards and has won 43. Huge by any margin. He is blessed to be a part of world classic movies like Memories of Murder, and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Song is referred to as one of the most influential people in the Korean industry.

 Must See Movies Of Song Kang-ha
11998The Quiet FamilyKang Yeong-min (son)
21999ShiriLee Jang-gil
32000The Foul KingDae-ho
42000Joint Security AreaSgt. Oh Kyeong-pil
52002Sympathy for Mr. VengeancePark Dong-jin
62003Memories of MurderDetective Park Doo-man
72006The HostPark Gang-du
82007The Show Must Go OnKang In-goo
92007Secret SunshineJong-chan
102008The Good, the Bad, the WeirdYun Tae-goo/The Weird
112009ThirstSang-hyeon
122010Secret ReunionAgent Lee Han-gyu
132013SnowpiercerNamgoong Minsu
142013The Face ReaderNae-gyeong
152013The AttorneySong U-seok
162015The ThroneKing Yeongjo
172016The Age of ShadowsLee Jung-chool
 Awards Won By Song Kang-ho
11997No. 3Best New Actor at the 35th Grand Bell Awards
21997No. 3Best Supporting Actor at the 18th Blue Dragon Film Awards
31998The Quiet FamilyBest Actor at the 18th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
42000The Foul KingBest Actor at the 5th Women Viewers Film Awards
52000Joint Security AreaBest Actor at the 38th Grand Bell Awards
62000Joint Security AreaBest Actor at Deauville Asian Film Festival
72000Joint Security AreaBest Actor at the 3rd Director’s Cut Awards
82000Joint Security AreaBest Actor at the 1st Busan Film Critics Awards
92000Joint Security AreaMost Popular Actor for Film at the 37th Baeksang Arts Awards
102003Memories of MurderBest Actor at the 6th Director’s Cut Awards
112003Memories of MurderBest Actor at the 40th Grand Bell Awards
122003Memories of MurderNetizen’s Popularity Award at the 40th Grand Bell Awards
132003Memories of MurderBest Actor at the 2nd Korean Film Awards
142003Memories of MurderBest Actor at the 11th Chunsa Film Art Awards
152003Memories of MurderBest Actor at the 23rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
162003Memories of MurderBest Actor at the 2nd CGV Audience Choice of the Year Awards
172006The HostBest Actor at the 1st Asian Film Awards
182006The HostBest Actor at the 9th Director’s Cut Awards
192006The HostGrand Prize (Daesang) at the 30th Golden Cinematography Awards
202007The Show Must Go OnBest Actor at the 27th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
212007The Show Must Go OnBest Actor at the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards
222007The Show Must Go OnBest Actor at the 8th Busan Film Critics Awards
232007The Show Must Go OnBest Actor at the 11th Fantasia Festival
242007Secret SunshineBest Actor at the 6th Korean Film Awards
252007Secret SunshineFIPRESCI Best Actor Award at 19th Palm Springs International Film Festival
262007Secret SunshineBest Actor at the 10th Director’s Cut Awards
272009ThirstBest Actor at the 12th Director’s Cut Awards
282009ThirstBest Actor at the 17th Chunsa Film Art Awards
292009ThirstBest Actor at the 1st KOFRA Film Awards
302013The Face ReaderBest Actor at the 50th Grand Bell Awards
312013The Face ReaderBest Actor at the 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
322013The Face ReaderBest Actor at the Korea Film Actor’s Association Awards
332013The AttorneyBest Actor at the 19th Chunsa Film Art Awards
342013The AttorneyGrand Prize (Daesang) for Film at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards
352013The AttorneyBest Actor at the 14th Director’s Cut Awards
362013The AttorneyBest Actor at the 23rd Buil Film Awards
372013The AttorneyBest Actor at the 9th Max Movie Awards
382013The AttorneyBest Actor at the 5th KOFRA Film Awards
392013The AttorneyBest Actor at the 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards
402013The AttorneyBest Actor at the Korea Film Actor’s Association Awards
412016The Age of ShadowsBest Actor at the 8th KOFRA Film Awards
422016The Age of ShadowsGrand Prize (Daesang) at the 6th SACF Artists of the Year Awards
432016The Age of ShadowsBest Actor for Film at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards

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