15 de jun de 2007

Ahn Sung-ki (korean actor)

Ahn Sung-ki´s Biography

Born January 1, 1952, is the consummate veteran actor, having starred in close to 70 films.
The korean press calls him "The National Actor". He made his debut back in 1957 in The Twilight Train, a film by cult director Kim Ki-young.

Two years later he would win the Best Child Actor Award at the 1960 San Francisco International Film Festival for Teenagers' Rebellion, another film by Kim. His oldest surviving feature is Kim's masterpiece The Housemaid (1960), which continues to amaze audiences to the present day.

As an adult, Ahn's filmography resembles a list of Korean cinema's greatest achievements. First gaining wide notice in Lee Jang-ho's acclaimed Fine Windy Day and Im Kwon-taek's Mandala, he starred in some of the biggest hits of the 1980s by Bae Chang-ho (Whale Hunting, Deep Blue Night, Our Sweet Days of Youth), and in debut works by acclaimed filmmakers Park Kwang-su (Chilsu and Mansu), Jang Sun-woo (The Age of Success) and Lee Myung-se (Gagman).

In the 1990s he continued to take high-profile roles, such as Jung Ji-young's Vietnam War drama White Badge and the politically-themed North Korea's Southern Army, the smash hit Two Cops by Kang Woo-suk, Park Kwang-soo's To the Starry Island, Im Kwon-taek's The Taebaek Mountains and Festival, Lee Kwang-mo's acclaimed Spring in My Hometown, and Lee Myung-Se's Nowhere to Hide.

Ahn also took an active role (as his friend actor Choi Min-sik) in supporting Korea's Screen Quota System. In the 2000s starred in Im Kwon-taek's Chihwaseon (Best Director Cannes film festival(2002); Kang Woo-suk's Silmido (2003); as a kung-fu master in Ryoo Seung-wan's Arahan (2004); as a Chosun-era detective in Lee Myung-Se's stylish action/drama Duelist (2005).

Other films: Hanbando (2006); The Romantic President (2002); Musa (2001)
Awards: Best Actor at Grand Bell Awards 2007, Radio Star (2006).

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