Choi Min-sik

Age: 52
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Choi Min-Sik was born on January 22, 1962 and first achieved
fame on the stage and on television. He started appearing in films in 1992 and
soon began making his mark in such notable works as Ji-Wun Kim’s The Quiet
Family (1998). Commercial success came his way in 1999, when he played a North
Korean spy in Kang Je-Gyu’s blistering action film, Shiri, a huge box office
smash. In 2002 he received international acclaim by starring in Chihwaseon, a
film by Korea’s most revered director, Kwon-Taek Im. As the nineteenth-century
painter Seung-Up Jang, Choi created a vivid portrait of a proudly vulgar artist
who both upset aristocratic artistic norms and altered the shape of Korean
painting. Choi Min-Sik has said that he created the character, OH
Dae-su, in Oldboy in a very different manner than Chihwaseon. Choi said he felt
a responsibility to bring back to life the painter JANG Seung-Up in Chihwaseon,
while in Oldboy OH Dae-su is the absolute product of his imagination. At various points during 2006 Choi (and several other Korean
filmmakers, though separately from Choi) demonstrated in Seoul and at the
Cannes Film Festival against the Korean decision to reduce the Film Quota from
146 to 73 days. While not successful (the reduced quota stands), the market
share of Korean films remains at the top of the box office, with 7 of the top
10 films this year remaining homegrown (the same rate as in 2005).   - From

Movie Character Year
1ltsktwafrkfj47vsozcx2rz78d Shiri Park Mu-young 1999
Fct7n9v10e8t8a7wor90ccw0i48 Oldboy Oh Dae-su 2003
Uf8qm9u33g6zejrtydpp0m18lcr Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War North Korean Captain 2004
Ztm1zr3zjgisasm6tzrn71vnyba Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Mr. Baek 2005
4o52bprgvq7b2xfy1odvsioin1t I Saw The Devil Kyung-Chul 2011
Ldusfbxdw4hxxu7qpzqxfmdk0gq Nameless Gangster Choi Ik-hyeon 2012
2ya6mhllrzoyt4n0ywxgmohfju9 New World 2013
W1siziisijiwmtqvmdqvmtcvmjevmtivmjavotc4l3kyuhfjvunvtwfsnexcz0rqa0vusfrha0fvsi5qcgcixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisiju1edc1iyjdxq Lucy Kang 2014