Kim Kang Woo

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

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
12
Kim Joon Hyuk Main Role
8.9
2016
4
Kim Hyo Chan Main Role
7.1
2016
20
Min Sun Jae / Park Eun Chan Main Role
7.4
2015
10
Gil Su Hyeon Main Role
8.5
2014
20
Kang Do Yoon Main Role
7.3
2012
16
Lee Tae Seong Main Role
7.0
2009
20
Chae Do Woo Main Role
8.0
2008
14
Shi jun Main Role
7.5
2005
16
Yoon Sung Woo Main Role
6.4
2003
16
Shin Mu-Cheol Main Role
6.1

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2015
Prince Yeon San Main Role
7.1
2014
Dong Jun Main Role
7.9
2014
Manager Woo Gon Main Role
7.6
2013
Tae Kyu Main Role
7.4
2013
[Baseball team director] Main Role
7.5
2013
[Jung Ha's brother] Guest Role
6.1
2013
Yang Chun Dong Main Role
8.3
2012
Ahn Min-Chul Main Role
8.4
2012
Joo Yeong Jak Main Role
6.4
2012
Park Do Won Main Role
6.7
2010
Kim Chul Main Role
7.6
2010
Kang Jung Ho Supporting Role
6.5
2009
Kang Hyeon Woo Main Role
6.3
2009
Cheon Su Main Role
6.9
2008
Gyoo Cheol Guest Role
7.2
2007
Cho Kyeong Yoon Main Role
7.5
2007
Kim Man Soo Main Role
7.3
2007
Seong Chan Main Role
7.3
2005
Tak Jun Ha Main Role
7.4
2005
Mogi Main Role
6.8
2004
Ju Ho Supporting Role
7.1
2003
Min Ho Supporting Role
8.0
2002
Jo Il Byeong Supporting Role
6.5

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    Itsme Eiei 14 days ago

    Cheer up! from Circle I love his cute and charming smile.

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    Artis 27 days ago

    Underrated actor!

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    DragonAlien Jun 8, 2017

    Definitely one of the best actors out there. The way he plays psychotic complex roles is really fantastic. ♥♥♥

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    abee Jun 4, 2017

    smexy

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    XingBack Jun 2, 2017

    1st saw him in The Gifted Hands, and I really liked his acting, then I rediscovered him in Circle and he is amazing there, and I'm also watching Missing Noir M... and I'll be looking forward to more of his work...

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    MinaVIP May 31, 2016

    So handsome and talented <3

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    AngelRu Apr 17, 2016

    Gonna start all his movies :) oppa fighting :)

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    ScarletStar Jan 1, 2016

    is it just me or he looks like Kwon Sang Woo at times?

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    katrina21 Jul 11, 2015

    happy birthday

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    FdRyu0201 Jan 2, 2015

    I fall for him in marriage blue

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    rainruma Dec 28, 2014 - edited

    I like his well-proportioned body ... and love his charisma on screen ... and he's a good actor ! .... But mainly I like his body ;) ...hehehe

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      _Rosie May 27, 2015

      I admire your honesty :D

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    katrina21 Jul 11, 2014

    happy birthday

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    Cameliia Jul 11, 2014

    Happy Birthday !!!!!!!!!!

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    Yume Dec 25, 2013

    i love his acting xD

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    1234567890 Jul 11, 2013

    Happy Birthday!! :D

Details

  • Name:

    Kim Kang Woo
  • Native name:

    김강우
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    July 11, 1978
  • Age:

    39

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