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Choi Min-sik

Born April 27, 1962 in Seoul, South Korea
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
Actor
as "Cheon Man-deok"
as "Admiral Yi Sun-Shin"
Lucy (2014)
as "Mr. Jang"
New World (2013)
as "Section chief Kang Hyung-chul"
as "Choi Ik-hyun"
as "Drifter"
as "Kyung-chul"
as "白老师"
as "Gang Tae-shik"
Springtime (2004)
as "Hyeon-woo"
as "North Korean commander"
Oldboy (2003)
as "Oh Dae-su"
as "Jang Seung-up"
Failan (2001)
as "Kang-jae"
Happy End (1999)
as "Seo Min-ki"
Shiri (1999)
as "Park Mu-young"
as "uncle"
No.3 (1997)
as "Ma Dong-pal"
as "Mr. Kim"
as "Tae-sik"
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