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Hwang Jung-min

Hwang Jung-min (황정민) is a South Korean actor. He was born on September 1, 1970 and began his career in musical theatre, making his acting debut in Line 1 in 1995. He then starred in various musicals and plays in Daehangno such as "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Cats". Despite a career on stage, Hwang had difficulty transitioning to film. He went through a long struggle for recognition, with people saying he "didn’t have the right face for film." He even considered giving up his dream, but stuck to his conviction about walking the path of acting. Hwang said, "After becoming interested about the stage and how it feels to be that person on stage, I've never thought of anything else. That I never swayed -- that is one thing I can say with confidence." His big break came when he was cast in Waikiki Brothers, a 2001 film that was a sleeper hit in Korea. In his role as a hopeless drummer, Hwang left a strong impression and earned favorable reviews, with director Im Soon-rye calling him "an uncut gemstone." It was in 2005 that Hwang became a household name, portraying a naive farmer in love with an AIDS-stricken prostitute in the hit melodrama "You Are My Sunshine". Hwang explains that he was "moved by the tale of the genuine love between two people. I agreed with the director's idea of showing it as pure love, like an uncut gem, without sloppily adding to it or embellishing it." When he accepted the best actor award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for his performance in You Are My Sunshine, many were moved by his now-famous speech: "All I did was add a spoon to a dinner table that had already been prepared by others."

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Sep 1, 1970 In Masan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie General's Son 1990-06-09
Latest Project:
Series Suriname 2022
Known For
Poster of The Battleship Island
Poster of A Bittersweet Life
Poster of Under A Big Tree
Poster of Shiri
Series Suriname Unknown 2022
Movie Hostage: Missing Celebrity Hwang Jung-min 2021-08-18
Movie The Point Men Unknown 2021-12-31
Movie Deliver Us from Evil Kim In-nam 2020-08-05
Series H.U.S.H. Han Joon-hyuk 2020-12-11
Movie Money Investor (voice) 2019-03-20
Series Amazing Saturday Self 2018-04-07
Movie The Spy Gone North Heuk Geum-seong / Park Seok-yeong 2018-08-08
Movie The Battleship Island Lee Kang-ok 2017-07-26
Movie A Violent Prosecutor Byun Jae-Wook 2016-02-03
Movie The Wailing Il-Gwang 2016-05-12
Movie Asura: The City of Madness Park Sung-bae 2016-09-28
Series Kim Je-dong's Talk to You Himself 2015-05-03
Movie The Himalayas Um Hong-gil 2015-12-16
Movie Veteran Seo Do-cheol 2015-08-05
Movie Man in Love Han Tae-il 2014-01-22
Movie Ode To My Father Yoon Deok-soo 2014-12-17
Movie In My End Is My Beginning Min Jae-in 2013-04-04
Movie New World Jung Chung 2013-02-21
Movie Fists of Legend Lim Deok-gyu 2013-04-10
Movie Dancing Queen Hwang Jung-min 2012-01-18
Series Peninsula Seo Myung-joon 2012-02-06
Movie Battlefield Heroes Silla King 2011-01-27
Movie Moby Dick Lee Bang-woo 2011-06-09
Movie Blades Of Blood Hwang Jung-hak 2010-04-28
Movie The Unjust Choi Cheol-gi 2010-10-28
Series Running Man Unknown 2010-07-11
Movie Private Eye Hong Jin-ho 2009-02-16
Movie Five Senses of Eros Min Jae-in 2009-07-09
Series The Accidental Couple Unknown 2009-04-29
Movie A Man Who Was Superman Superman / Lee Hyun-suk 2008-01-31
Series Family Outing himself 2008-06-15
Movie Happiness Young-su 2007-10-03
Movie Black House Jun-oh 2007-06-21
Movie My 11th Mother Baek-joong 2007-11-29
Movie Bloody Tie Lieutenant Do 2006-04-27
Movie A Bittersweet Life President Baek 2005-03-31
Movie This Charming Girl Writer 2005-03-10
Movie You Are My Sunshine Seok-joong 2005-09-23
Movie Heaven's Soldiers Park Jung-woo 2005-06-14
Movie All for Love Na Do-Chul 2005-10-07
Movie The Last Wolf Unknown 2004-04-01
Movie Digital Short Film Omnibus Project Twentidentity, Vol. 1 Man - segment: "Under a Big Tree" 2003-01-01
Movie Under A Big Tree Unknown 2003-01-01
Movie A Good Lawyer's Wife Joo Young-jak 2003-08-14
Movie YMCA Baseball Team Ryu Kwang-tae 2002-10-03
Movie Road Movie Dae-shik 2002-10-18
Movie Waikiki Brothers Kang-soo 2001-10-27
Movie Shiri Special Investigation Team (cameo) 1999-02-13
Movie General's Son Umigwan manager 1990-06-09