Choi Min-sik

Name in Native Language: "최민식" (Korean/KO)
Actor | * 04/27/1962 (58) | Seoul, South Korea
Choi Min-sik (born May 30, 1962) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his critically acclaimed roles in Oldboy (2003), I Saw the Devil (2010), and The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014). He also starred alongside Scarlett Johansson in the 2014 film Lucy. His critically acclaimed film Oldboy (2003) won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: 40th Baeksang Art Awards, 24th Blue Dragon Awards and 41st Grand Bell Awards. ()
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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

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Thriller

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Movies with Choi Min-sik as Actor(30)

as Jang Yeong-sil2019 Forbidden Dream
as Hong Beom-do2019 The Battle: Roar to Victory
as Lim Tae-san2017 Heart Blackened
as Byeon Jong-gu2017 The Mayor
as himself2016 Old Days
as Cheon Man-deok2015 The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale
as Admiral Yi Sun-Shin2014 The Admiral: Roaring Currents
as Mr. Jang2014 Lucy
as Section chief Kang Hyung-chul2013 New World
as Choi Ik-hyun2012 Nameless Gangster
as Kyung-chul2010 I Saw the Devil
as Gang Tae-shik2005 Crying Fist
as Hyeon-woo2004 Springtime
as North Korean commander2004 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
as Oh Dae-su2003 Oldboy
as Jang Seung-up2002 Painted Fire
as Kang-jae2001 Failan
as Park Mu-young1999 Shiri
as Seo Min-ki1999 Happy End
as uncle1998 The Quiet Family
as Ma Dong-pal1997 No. 3
as Mr. Kim1992 Our Twisted Hero

Movies with Choi Min-sik as Crew(1)

Sound/Music2006 Holiday

Additional Information

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Full Name: Min-sik Choi
Citizenship: South Korea
Born: Friday, 04/27 1962 (April) in Seoul (current age: 58 years + 103 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: Korean (KO)
Educated at: Dongguk University
Other names for Choi Min-sik (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Choi Min-shik"
"Min-sik Choi"
"Choe Min-sik" (Revised Romanization)
"Ch'oe Minsik" (McCune-Reischauer Romanization)
Choi Min-sik frequently works together with these people:
Cho Young-wuk (7x, Crew)
Park Chan-wook (6x, Crew)
Song Kang-ho (5x, Actor)
Cho Sang-kyung (5x, Crew)
Kim Jee-woon (5x, Crew)
Park Hoon-jung (5x, Crew)
Song Jong-hee (5x, Crew)
Kang Je-gyu (5x, Crew)
Han Jae-duk (5x, Crew)
Jo Hwa-seong (5x, Crew)
Kim Sang-bum (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4385, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/12/2020