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Kim Kang Woo

Kang Woo Kim

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  • Name: Kim Kang Woo
  • Native name: 김강우
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 11, 1978
  • Age: 39

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Kang Woo Kim

Kang Woo Kim

  • Name: Kim Kang Woo
  • Native name: 김강우
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 11, 1978
  • Age: 39
Kim majored in film production at Chung-Ang University, and made his debut in Kim Ki-duk's 2002 film The Coast Guard while still a senior, later commenting that the role of a soldier was the only one he could get without any prior experience. Subsequent roles in the drama series Breathless and Three Leafed Clover earned Kim the nickname "Mr. Right" as he became known for his portrayal of honest and diligent characters. His first leading film role was in Jeong Jae-eun's 2005 sophomore feature The Aggressives, for which he and co-star Chun Jung-myung were the co-recipients of the "Best New Actor" award at the 6th Pusan Film Critics Awards.

In 2007, Kim 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. Kim was upset when the film was only released in ten theatres, and went to screenings by himself in an effort to promote the film, where he greeted and conversed with members of the audience. In spite of its poor box office performance, The Railroad found favour with critics, and Kim won the "Best Actor" award at the 25th Torino Film Festival. Although happy to win the award, Kim found it more gratifying to observe Italian audiences responding to the film in the same way as Korean audiences, recognising the power of film to transcend national borders. He also admitted to being anxious because of the increased expectations people would have over his future performances.

Kim found commercial success with his next film, Le Grand Chef, which despite opening during a slow season sold more than three million tickets to become the fourth biggest selling South Korean film of 2007. Based on a popular manhwa, the film focused on the conflict between two rival chefs, played by Kim and Im Won-hee. To prepare for his role, Kim attended cooking classes for one and a half months, and for one crucial scene in particular he visited a slaughterhouse, receiving a big shock as he knew nothing about the slaughtering process. In addition, he was required to film a number of scenes with a cow, and spent some ten days acquainting himself with it—grooming it, feeding it and taking it for walks—remarking that it was "like working with a very sensitive actress". -wikipedia
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2015 The Treacherous
Korean Movie, 2015,
Prince Yeon San (Main Role)
Prince Yeon San
Main Role
7.2
2014 Cart
Korean Movie, 2014,
Dong Jun (Main Role)
Dong Jun
Main Role
7.9
2014 Tabloid Truth
Korean Movie, 2014,
Manager Woo Gon (Main Role)
Manager Woo Gon
Main Role
7.6
2013 Marriage Blue
Korean Movie, 2013,
Tae Kyu (Main Role)
Tae Kyu
Main Role
7.4
2013 Mr. Go
Korean Movie, 2013,
[Baseball team director] (Main Role)
[Baseball team director]
Main Role
7.4
2013 The Gifted Hands
Korean Movie, 2013,
Yang Chun Dong (Main Role)
Yang Chun Dong
Main Role
8.3
2012 Gaiji Keisatsu: Black Dawn
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Ahn Min-Chul (Main Role)
Ahn Min-Chul
Main Role
8.4
2012 The Taste of Money
Korean Movie, 2012,
Joo Yeong Jak (Main Role)
Joo Yeong Jak
Main Role
6.4
2012 Doomsday Book
Korean Movie, 2012,
Park Do Won (Main Role)
Park Do Won
Main Role
6.7
2010 A Better Tomorrow
Korean Movie, 2010,
Kim Chul (Main Role)
Kim Chul
Main Role
7.6
2010 HaHaHa
Korean Movie, 2010,
Kang Jung Ho (Support Role)
Kang Jung Ho
Support Role
6.4
2009 Five Senses of Eros
Korean Movie, 2009,
Kang Hyeon Woo (Main Role)
Kang Hyeon Woo
Main Role
6.3
2009 Marine Boy
Korean Movie, 2009,
Cheon Su (Main Role)
Cheon Su
Main Role
6.9
2007 Rainbow Eyes
Korean Movie, 2007,
Cho Kyeong Yoon (Main Role)
Cho Kyeong Yoon
Main Role
7.5
2007 The Railroad
Korean Movie, 2007,
Kim Man Soo (Main Role)
Kim Man Soo
Main Role
7.3
2007 Le Grand Chef
Korean Movie, 2007,
Seong Chan (Main Role)
Seong Chan
Main Role
7.3
2006 Tazza: The High Rollers
Korean Movie, 2006,
Boss Nam (Support Role)
Boss Nam
Support Role
7.7
2005 The Beast and the Beauty
Korean Movie, 2005,
Tak Jun Ha (Main Role)
Tak Jun Ha
Main Role
7.4
2005 The Aggressives
Korean Movie, 2005,
Mogi (Main Role)
Mogi
Main Role
6.8
2004 Springtime
Korean Movie, 2004,
Ju Ho (Support Role)
Ju Ho
Support Role
7.1
2003 Silmido
Korean Movie, 2003,
Min Ho (Support Role)
Min Ho
Support Role
8.0
2002 The Coast Guard
Korean Movie, 2002,
Jo Il Byeong (Support Role)
Jo Il Byeong
Support Role
6.4
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Circle
Korean Drama, 2017, 12 eps
Kim Joon Hyuk (Main Role)
12
Kim Joon Hyuk
Main Role
8.8
2016 Clocking Out
Korean Drama, 2016, 4 eps
Kim Hyo Chan (Main Role)
4
Kim Hyo Chan
Main Role
7.1
2016 Goodbye Mr. Black
Korean Drama, 2016, 20 eps
Min Sun Jae / Park Eun Chan (Main Role)
20
Min Sun Jae / Park Eun Chan
Main Role
7.4
2015 Missing Noir M
Korean Drama, 2015, 10 eps
Gil Su Hyeon (Main Role)
10
Gil Su Hyeon
Main Role
8.5
2014 Golden Cross
Korean Drama, 2014, 20 eps
Kang Do Yoon (Main Role)
20
Kang Do Yoon
Main Role
7.3
2012 Haeundae Lovers
Korean Drama, 2012, 16 eps
Lee Tae Seong (Main Role)
16
Lee Tae Seong
Main Role
7.0
2009 A Man's Story
Korean Drama, 2009, 20 eps
Chae Do Woo (Main Role)
20
Chae Do Woo
Main Role
8.0
2008 Bicheonmu
Korean Drama, 2008, 14 eps
Shi jun (Main Role)
14
Shi jun
Main Role
7.6
2005 3 Leaf Clover
Korean Drama, 2005, 16 eps
Yoon Sung Woo (Main Role)
16
Yoon Sung Woo
Main Role
6.4
2003 Breathless
Korean Drama, 2003, 16 eps
Shin Mu-Cheol (Main Role)
16
Shin Mu-Cheol
Main Role
6.1
Articles
Circle (It's More Like a Pretzel)
Editorials - Jul 12 2017

CharlieBishop's review of the recently completed KDrama, "Circle".

Currently Watching: Circle
Drama Recaps - Jun 20 2017

In this sci-fi mystery, we have two intertwining stories happening, one known as "BETA Project" that takes place in present day 2017, the other known as "Grand New World" that takes place in a dystopian future in the year 2037.

ChaNee's Weekend Movie Recommendations
Editorials - Jun 12 2015

Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat and enjoy some nonstop action topped off with some intense situations. It's time for some Actions, Thrills and Spills.

Currently Watching:Missing Noir M
Drama Recaps - May 07 2015

What happens when an ex FBI agent joins forces with a Korean detective? Pure magic in the form of the Special Missing Persons Unit.

Currently Watching: Blood
Drama Recaps - Mar 24 2015

What is it like to be a human? What do you need, to be qualified, to be one?

Currently Watching: Golden Cross
Drama Recaps - May 21 2014

The spring trend in South Korea seems to be thrillers. Stop by and see why this one might interest you more than all the rest.