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Shin Seong-il

Born in occupied Korea, Kang Shin-yeong attended Geonguk University, majoring in Korean Literature. He made his film debut in director Shin Sang-ok's Romance Papa in 1960 and has appeared in more than 500 movies since then. In his debut film, director Shin suggested the name Kang Shin-sung-il but that was subsequently shortened to simply Shin Sung-il which he used for his entire professional career. He has won several awards for best actor or best supporting actor for films such as Gajeong gyosa (1963) and Dalbit sanyang gun (1986). In 1979, he became the chairman of the Korean Actors League and held the position for several consecutive terms. After a long career as an actor and having directed and even produced, Shin Sung-il has retired from the film industry in favor of pursuing a career in politics. He was elected to the National Assembly where he remains to this day.

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May 8, 1937 In Taegu, Korea
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Romance Papa 1960-01-28
Latest Project:
Movie Door to the Night 2013-11-06
Known For
Poster of Who Saw The Dragon's Claws?
Poster of Moonlight Hunter
Poster of Come Down to a Lower Place
Poster of Love's Condition
Movie Door to the Night Jong-Sub 2013-11-06
Movie Cold Eyes Go-hyeol-ap 2013-07-03
Movie Action Boys Self 2008-08-28
Movie Typhoon President 2005-12-14
Movie Who Saw The Dragon's Claws? 1991-04-05
Movie Mayumi: Virgin Terrorist Investigator Lee 1990-06-09
Movie Watercolors in Rain Yang-boo 1990-02-17
Movie Holy Night Unknown 1988-01-30
Movie Moonlight Hunter 1987-03-14
Movie Gilsoddeum Unknown 1986-04-05
Movie Mother 1985-11-01
Movie The Oldest Son Lee Tae-yeong 1985-06-22
Movie Come Down to a Lower Place Ahn Shin-sam 1982-06-26
Movie Temptation Unknown 1982-08-14
Movie Free Woman Unknown 1982-10-29
Movie 삐에로와 국화 Unknown 1982-12-16
Movie A Man Who Died Daily 1981-02-14
Movie Ban Geum-ryeon Unknown 1981-03-13
Movie Under an Umbrella Unknown 1979-08-23
Movie Love's Condition 1979-03-16
Movie A Rose with Thorns 1979-09-28
Movie Heavenly Home Coming of Stars Part II Unknown 1978-11-16
Movie Night Journey 1977-04-23
Movie Winter Woman Heo Min 1977-09-27
Movie Japanese Invasion in the Year of Imjin and Gye Wol-hyang Unknown 1977-07-30
Movie My Hometown Min Jun-tae 1976-01-31
Movie Blood Relations Unknown 1976-10-30
Movie Ascetic Unknown 1976-03-13
Movie Bird of Paradise 1975-07-05
Movie You Become a Star, Too Unknown 1975-08-23
Movie Wildflowers on the Battleground 1974-01-01
Movie Heavenly Homecoming to Stars Unknown 1974-04-26
Movie Tto Sun Yi, a college girl Unknown 1973-02-23
Movie Farewell Unknown 1973-09-11
Movie Lost Love 1973-12-27
Movie Is Your Husband Like This Too? Unknown 1971-03-17
Movie Two Sons Unknown 1971-07-01
Movie The Midnight Sun 1971-07-01
Movie Mi-ae Unknown 1970-02-21
Movie Empty Heart Unknown 1969-04-18
Movie Starting Point 1969-02-02
Movie Until That Day Unknown 1969-09-09
Movie The Eunuch 2 Unknown 1969-11-15
Movie Legends 1968-03-01
Movie Femme Fatale, Jang Hee Bin King Sukjong 1968-01-27
Movie A Day Off Huh-wook 1968-01-01
Movie The General's Mustache Kim Chul-hoon 1968-09-14
Movie Desire Unknown 1968-03-20
Movie Woman Unknown 1968-12-23
Movie The Eunuch Jung-ho 1968-12-10
Movie Correspondent in Tokyo 1968-12-21
Movie Herb of Desire Unknown 1968-11-23
Movie A Misty Grassland 1967-03-17
Movie The Three Hen-pecked Generations Unknown 1967-02-09
Movie A Full Danger 1967-01-01
Movie The White Crow Unknown 1967-03-29
Movie Mist Unknown 1967-10-18
Movie Sound of Magpies Unknown 1967-11-26
Movie The Starting Point Unknown 1967-06-01
Movie Why a Cuckoo Cries Unknown 1967-07-28
Movie Stroller Unknown 1967-07-20
Movie An Early Rain Cheol 1966-06-09
Movie Yeraishang Unknown 1966-02-05
Movie A Student Boarder Park In-seok / Kang Min-gu 1966-06-29
Movie Horse-year Bride Unknown 1966-01-01
Movie Late Autumn Unknown 1966-12-11
Movie Dangerous Youth 1966-07-30
Movie Gunsmoke Jin-woo 1966-12-08
Movie I Am a King Young-chul 1966-09-15
Movie The Heir Unknown 1965-04-07
Movie An Empty Dream The male patient 1965-07-03
Movie The Continental Spy 1964-05-22
Movie Barefooted Youth Jo Doo-soo 1964-02-28
Movie The Lost Sun Unknown 1964-09-03
Movie The Classroom of Youth 1963-01-01
Movie Kinship Unknown 1963-10-02
Movie Private Tutor Unknown 1963-03-07
Movie Tyrant Yeonsan Unknown 1962-01-01
Movie Prince Yeonsan Unknown 1961-12-31
Movie Under Heaven in Seoul Unknown 1961-12-16
Movie Romance Papa Unknown 1960-01-28
Movie Madam White Snake Seon Heo 1960-10-02