Kim Ho-jung is a South Korean actress. Born in 1968, Kim has starred in many Korean movies. She is also recognized as a senior actress in the entertainment industry. One of her appearances, her portrayal as an ailing wife who is dying of cancer in Im Kwon-taek’s film Revivre (2015), won her the Best Supporting Actress at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards. Recently, she was confirmed to appear in the Korean thriller movie Memento Mori, which has been said to become Korean ‘Saw’ movie.
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Kim Ho-jung’s Profile
Name: Kim Ho-Jung
Birthdate: March 10, 1968
Birthplace: South Korea
Education: TV graduate from Dongkuk University
List of Kim Ho-jung’s Movies:
|2000||Barking Dogs Never Bite||Bae Eun-sil|
|2000||Scent of Love|
|2002||A Letter from Hiroshima||Short film|
|2004||Woman Is the Future of Man||Park Bo-young||Cameo, voice|
|2006||The Peter Pan Formula||Yoo In-hee|
|2006||The Catch Man||Foreign woman|
|2007||The Happy Life||Sun-mi|
|2009||Where is Ronny…||Mi-seon|
|2014||5 Minutes Serenade||Woman||Short film|
|2015||Revivre||Mr. Oh’s wife|
|2016||Will You Be There?||Hye-won|
|2017||Fabricated City||Kwon Yoo’s mom|
TV Show List:
|2004||Tropical Nights in December||MBC|
|2015||Heard It Through the Grapevine||Uhm So-jeong||SBS|
|2018||Partners for Justice||Oh Hwa-soo||MBC|
|2015||51st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Revivre||Won|
|2015||24th Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Revivre||Nominated|
|2001||54th Locarno International Film Festival||Bronze Leopard for Best Actress||Nabi||Won|
|2000||1st Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Barking Dogs Never Bite||Won|
Acting with Dedication, Kim Ho-jung
Kim Ho-jung is one of the most talented actresses in South Korea. Various roles and appearances prove how she is dedicated to her job, which is acting. One of her most noticed roles was in the movie Revivre (2015) where she shaved her head to give the best result for her role as a dying wife.
The movie Revivre was directed by Im Kwon-taek, and it was his 102nd movie. Revivre was introduced to the Busan International Film Festival and other festivals, and got great reviews, especially Kim Ho-jung’s acting. Lee Yong-gwan, the president of the BIFF said, “I have seen her whole.” Stockholm IFF said, “Kim Ho-jung’s heart-breaking performance and director Im’s 102nd movie is ruminating people.” Hollywood Reporter claimed, “She expresses the helplessness of a dying person, anger and self contempt all at the same time.”
Her full dedication was revealed as she said, “I am a cancer patient so it was tough from the beginning, but now that it’s all over, I don’t think it was so bad.” She analyzed her character way before the making started, and even shaved her head to resemble a cancer patient. Not many people know, but the fact is, she has already experienced the pain of going through cancer, so she made it seem more real.
Kim Ho-jung’s acting comes from a well experienced career of various movies and theater productions. She won Best Actress at the Locarno Awards for the 2001 movie “Butterfly”. From Revivre itself, she won Best Supporting Actress in 51st Baeksang Arts Awards 2015. She is currently starring in the MBC TV drama “Partners for Justice”.
In recent news, Kim Ho-jung is also confirmed to join a Korean ‘Saw’ movie, a survival game thriller ‘Memento Mori’ which is going to be released on 28th June 2018. The film ‘Memento Mori’ deals with a survival game in which people trapped in an underground bath wake up at the same time without knowing the English language. Besides Kim Ho-jung, the characters, such as Hwang Seung-hyun, Jae-hee, and Cha Seung-bae, escape from the eerie underground baths and fight against each other with intense brains to figure out the connection between them. The immersive story of setting up and reversing the struggle to survive in a closed space stimulates curiosity by announcing the birth of the Korean version of ‘Saw’.
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