Song Kang-ho, the Best Actor of Korean Industry

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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
1 1998 The Quiet Family Kang Yeong-min (son)
2 1999 Shiri Lee Jang-gil
3 2000 The Foul King Dae-ho
4 2000 Joint Security Area Sgt. Oh Kyeong-pil
5 2002 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Park Dong-jin
6 2003 Memories of Murder Detective Park Doo-man
7 2006 The Host Park Gang-du
8 2007 The Show Must Go On Kang In-goo
9 2007 Secret Sunshine Jong-chan
10 2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird Yun Tae-goo/The Weird
11 2009 Thirst Sang-hyeon
12 2010 Secret Reunion Agent Lee Han-gyu
13 2013 Snowpiercer Namgoong Minsu
14 2013 The Face Reader Nae-gyeong
15 2013 The Attorney Song U-seok
16 2015 The Throne King Yeongjo
17 2016 The Age of Shadows Lee Jung-chool

Awards Won By Song Kang-ho
1 1997 No. 3 Best New Actor at the 35th Grand Bell Awards
2 1997 No. 3 Best Supporting Actor at the 18th Blue Dragon Film Awards
3 1998 The Quiet Family Best Actor at the 18th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
4 2000 The Foul King Best Actor at the 5th Women Viewers Film Awards
5 2000 Joint Security Area Best Actor at the 38th Grand Bell Awards
6 2000 Joint Security Area Best Actor at Deauville Asian Film Festival
7 2000 Joint Security Area Best Actor at the 3rd Director’s Cut Awards
8 2000 Joint Security Area Best Actor at the 1st Busan Film Critics Awards
9 2000 Joint Security Area Most Popular Actor for Film at the 37th Baeksang Arts Awards
10 2003 Memories of Murder Best Actor at the 6th Director’s Cut Awards
11 2003 Memories of Murder Best Actor at the 40th Grand Bell Awards
12 2003 Memories of Murder Netizen’s Popularity Award at the 40th Grand Bell Awards
13 2003 Memories of Murder Best Actor at the 2nd Korean Film Awards
14 2003 Memories of Murder Best Actor at the 11th Chunsa Film Art Awards
15 2003 Memories of Murder Best Actor at the 23rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
16 2003 Memories of Murder Best Actor at the 2nd CGV Audience Choice of the Year Awards
17 2006 The Host Best Actor at the 1st Asian Film Awards
18 2006 The Host Best Actor at the 9th Director’s Cut Awards
19 2006 The Host Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 30th Golden Cinematography Awards
20 2007 The Show Must Go On Best Actor at the 27th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
21 2007 The Show Must Go On Best Actor at the 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards
22 2007 The Show Must Go On Best Actor at the 8th Busan Film Critics Awards
23 2007 The Show Must Go On Best Actor at the 11th Fantasia Festival
24 2007 Secret Sunshine Best Actor at the 6th Korean Film Awards
25 2007 Secret Sunshine FIPRESCI Best Actor Award at 19th Palm Springs International Film Festival
26 2007 Secret Sunshine Best Actor at the 10th Director’s Cut Awards
27 2009 Thirst Best Actor at the 12th Director’s Cut Awards
28 2009 Thirst Best Actor at the 17th Chunsa Film Art Awards
29 2009 Thirst Best Actor at the 1st KOFRA Film Awards
30 2013 The Face Reader Best Actor at the 50th Grand Bell Awards
31 2013 The Face Reader Best Actor at the 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
32 2013 The Face Reader Best Actor at the Korea Film Actor’s Association Awards
33 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the 19th Chunsa Film Art Awards
34 2013 The Attorney Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards
35 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the 14th Director’s Cut Awards
36 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the 23rd Buil Film Awards
37 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the 9th Max Movie Awards
38 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the 5th KOFRA Film Awards
39 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards
40 2013 The Attorney Best Actor at the Korea Film Actor’s Association Awards
41 2016 The Age of Shadows Best Actor at the 8th KOFRA Film Awards
42 2016 The Age of Shadows Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 6th SACF Artists of the Year Awards
43 2016 The Age of Shadows Best Actor for Film at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards

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