For those of you who have seen many South Korean dramas and movies, you might be familiar with Kim Kang-woo, as he has appeared so many times on the big screen as well as the TV screen. Would you like to know more about this Cancerian? Then just keep on scrolling down!
Kim Kang-woo’s Profile
Kim Kang-woo is a South Korean actor who is best known for his roles in The Taste of Money and also Missing Noir M. He was born on July 11, 1978 in Seoul, South Korea. Before debuting as an actor, he received his education at Chung-Ang University, majoring in Theater and Film major. Currently, he works under the talent agency King Entertainment. Now, he is already happily married to Han Moo Young, and they have one son.
This 40-year-old actor started his career in the entertainment industry, playing a role as a soldier in Kim Ki-duk’s 2002 film The Coast Guard while still a senior. He later commented that the role of a soldier was the only one he could get without any prior experience. Later, he started to play in South Korean drama series too, playing consecutive roles in Breathless and Three Leafed Clover. These roles eventually gained him the nickname “Mr. Right”, as he became known for his portrayal of honest and reliable characters. Finally in 2005, he landed his first lead film role in Jeong Jae-eun’s 2005 sophomore feature The Aggressives, a film about youth’s life.
In 2007, he made another breakthrough when he starred in Park Heung-sik’s The Railroad, which told the story of two strangers who reveal their inner pain to each other when they are stranded at the last railway station before the Korean Demilitarized Zone. At first the film was only released in ten theaters, and Kang-woo was not pleased with that. What he did next was, he went to screenings by himself hoping to promote the film, there he greeted and conversed with members of the audience. Although the movie did not succeed in the box office, The Railroad found favor with critics, and Kim won the “Best Actor” award at the 25th Torino Film Festival. This, of course, boosted his acting career, but he also feel burdened by the increased expectations people would have over his future performances.
Since then, his career has continued improving, and he has kept appearing not just on the big screen but also in South Korean drama series, playing not just minor roles but also =lead roles. Before he joined the talent agency King Entertainment, he was in managed by the agency Namoo Actors. But in August 2014, he left that agency and decided to join C-JeS Entertainment. Later in August 2017, Kim Kang-woo’s contract with the C-JeS Entertainment expired, and he signed a contract with King Entertainment and continues to be active in the Korean entertainment industry up until now.
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List of Kim Kang-woo’s Movies
Since his debut, Kim Kang-woo has made plenty of movies. Here is the complete list of all of his movies from 2002 until the most recent one along with the roles too. Check these out!
|2018||High Society (Sangryusahwe)||Baek Gwang-Hyun|
|The Vanished (Sarajin Bam)||Park Jin-Han|
|2015||The Treacherous (Ganshin)||Prince Yeonsan|
|Tabloid Truth (Zzirashi: Wihumhan Somoon)||Manager Woo-Gon|
|2013||Marriage Blue (Gyeolhonjeonya)||Tae-Kyu|
|Mr. Go||baseball team director|
|In My End is My Beginning (Kkeutkwa Sijak)||Jung-Ha’s younger brother (cameo)|
|The Gifted Hands (Saikometeuri)||Detective Yang Choon-Dong|
|2012||Black Dawn (Gaiji Keisatsu)||Ahn Min-Chul|
|The Taste of Money (Donui Mat)||Joo Young-Jak|
|Doomsday Book (Inlyumyeolmangbogoseo)||Robot repair man Park Do-Won (segment “Creation of Heaven”)|
|2010||A Better Tomorrow (Mujeokja)||Kim Chul|
|Five Senses of Eros (Ogamdo)||Kang Hyun-Woo (segment “I’m Here” / “In My End is My Beginning”)|
|Marine Boy (Marinboi)||Cheon-Su|
|2008||Hello Schoolgirl (Sunjeong Manhwa)||Kyu-Cheol (Ha-Kyung’s ex-boyfriend)|
|2007||Rainbow Eyes (Gamyeon)||Cho Kyeong-Yoon|
|Le Grand Chef (Sikgaek)||Sung-Chan|
|The Railroad (Gyeong-ui-seon)||Man-Soo|
|2005||The Beast and the Beauty (Yasuwa Minyeo)||Tak Jun-Ha|
|The Aggressives (Taepungtaeyang)||Moggy|
|2004||Springtime (Ggotpineun bomi omyeon)||Ju-Ho|
|2002||The Coast Guard (Hae anseon)||Private Jo|