Choi Min-sik


Biography

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 asianmediawiki.com


2017Heart Blackened as Lim Tae-san
2017The Mayor as Byeon Jong-gu
2016Old Days as
2015The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale as Cheon Man-deok
2014The Admiral: Roaring Currents as Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
2014Lucy as Mr. Jang
2013New World as Section chief Kang Hyung-chul
2012Ari Ari the Korean Cinema as Himself
2012Nameless Gangster as Choi Ik-hyun
2011Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild as Drifter
2010I Saw the Devil as Kyung-chul
2008Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells as Choi
2005Sympathy for Lady Vengeance as Mr. Baek
2005Crying Fist as Gang Tae-shik
2004Springtime as Hyeon-woo
2004Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War as North Korean commander
2003Oldboy as Oh Dae-su
2002Painted Fire as Jang Seung-up
2001Failan as Kang-jae
1999Happy End as Seo, Ki Min
1999Shiri as Park Mu-young
1998The Quiet Family as uncle
1997No.3 as Ma Dong-pal
1992Our Twisted Hero as Mr. Kim
1990All That Falls Has Wings as Tae-sik
1989Kuro Arirang as
2017Heart Blackened as Lim Tae-san
2017The Mayor as Byeon Jong-gu
2016Old Days as
2015The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale as Cheon Man-deok
2014The Admiral: Roaring Currents as Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
2014Lucy as Mr. Jang
2013New World as Section chief Kang Hyung-chul
2012Ari Ari the Korean Cinema as Himself
2012Nameless Gangster as Choi Ik-hyun
2011Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild as Drifter
2010I Saw the Devil as Kyung-chul
2008Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells as Choi
2006Holiday as Music
2005Sympathy for Lady Vengeance as Mr. Baek
2005Crying Fist as Gang Tae-shik
2004Springtime as Hyeon-woo
2004Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War as North Korean commander
2003Oldboy as Oh Dae-su
2002Painted Fire as Jang Seung-up
2001Failan as Kang-jae
1999Happy End as Seo, Ki Min
1999Shiri as Park Mu-young
1998The Quiet Family as uncle
1997No.3 as Ma Dong-pal
1992Our Twisted Hero as Mr. Kim
1990All That Falls Has Wings as Tae-sik
1989Kuro Arirang as