Song Kang-ho is a leading South Korean film actor. A graduate of Busan Kyungsang College, he started his career in theatre groups without professional training as an actor. He made his stage premiere in 1991, in the play Dongseung.
In 1996 Song started appearing in film roles and his 1997 part in No. 3, as a gangster training a group of recruits, won him his first acting award, at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Song's cachet rose with his high-profile supporting role in the 1999 box-office hit Shiri. In 2000, Song received his first leading roles as a wrestler in The Foul King and as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area.
In recent years he has received critical acclaim for his portrayals of a vengeful father in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002); an incompetent rural detective in Memories of Murder (2003); a barber who dotes on his only son in The President's Barber (2004); and a semi-intelligent but doting father in the The Host (2006). He won Best Actor in the 2007 Asian Film Awards.
As an actor:
2008 Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom
2007 Uahan segye
2005 Chinjeolhan geumjassi
2004 Hyojadong ibalsa
2003 Salinui chueok
2002 YMCA Yagudan
2002 Boksuneun naui geot as Park Dong-jin
2000 Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA
1998 Choyonghan kajok
1997 Nappun yeonghwa
1997 No. 3
1997 Chorok mulkogi
1996 Daijiga umule pajinnal
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