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Gong Yoo

Biography

Known for his assignments in such Southern Korean motion pictures as The Think (being a North Korean spy) and Silenced (as a skill instructor), he also appeared in a number of television shows, gaining a 2006 MBC Play Award for his function in the intimate series One Great Day. After finding a level in theater from Kyung Hee School, he was ensemble within a starring function in the South Korean tv series Hello My Instructor. He offered as the South Korean spokesman for the US Children’s Finance. He was created and elevated in Busan, South Korea. In 2007, he costarred with Yoon Eun-hye in the tv screen series The very first Shop of Espresso Prince.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gong Yoo
Date Of Birth July 10, 1979
Place Of Birth South Korea
Height 1.84 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education Kyung Hee University
Nationality South Korean
Parents Gong Won
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1In 2016, Gong Yoo has resurgence in his career by starring in two major movies at the same time, Train to Busan (the first movie in 2016 to score 10 millions viewer) and The Age of Shadows (as the South Korea contender for the submission for the 89 Oscar for Best Foreign Movie).
2Gong Yoo was named as an ambassador of the National Tax Service of South Koreain 2014.
3Gong Yoo played the role of a father for the fourth time in "Train to Busan." In the past he played the role of a father in "The Suspect," "Silenced," and "A Man And A Woman.".
4Gong Yoo will be starring in TV series called "Goblin," his first drama series after 2012.
5Gong Yoo became the most popular actor in South Korea for August 2016.
6His movie "Train to Busan" is the first Korean film of 2016 to break the audience record with over 10 million theatergoers.
7In 2014 Gong Yoo appeared in Kim Dong Ryul's music video titled "How I Am." The song depicts a man who misses his lover.
8Gong Yoo went on a diet for three months to reduce his body fat. He learned the Russian martial art Systema for the film's fight scenes, and performed car chases, rock climbing and skydiving at the Han River without using stuntmen, for his role on The Suspect back in 2013.
9Gong Yoo's name is actually Gong Ji-chul, however Yoo is actually his mother's family name.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sseulsseulhago Chalranhashin: Dokkaebi2016-2017TV SeriesKim Shin
The Age of Shadows2016Kim Woo-Jin
Busanhaeng2016Seok-woo
Nam-gwa yeo2016Ki-Hong
The Suspect2013Ji Dong-cheol
Dating Agency: Cyrano2013TV SeriesSoo-ah's Crush
Big2012TV Mini-SeriesSeo Yoon Jae
Do-ga-ni2011Kang In-ho
Kim-jong-wook-chat-gi2010Han Gi-Joon
Keopi peurinseu 1-hojeom2007TV SeriesChoi Han Kyul
Ryû ga gotoku: Gekijô-ban2007Park
Eo-neu Meot-jin Nal2006TV Mini-SeriesSeo Gun (as Goeng-Yu)
One Fine Day2006TV SeriesSeo Gun (2006)
Ryû ga gotoku - jissha-ban2005Video shortPark the Korean hitman
Hello My Teacher2005TV SeriesPark Tae In (2005)
Jambok-geunmu2005No-young
Eseu daieoli2004Yu In
Superstar Gam Sa-Yong2004Park Cheol-su
Spygirl2004Choi Ko-bong
Donggabnaegi gwawoehagi2003Jong-soo

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leonning maen2013TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Blue Dragon AwardBlue Dragon AwardsPopular Star AwardDo-ga-ni (2011)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Baek Sang FilmBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorDo-ga-ni (2011)


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#Quote
1Some day I will marry and become a father, but I should've already had 2 kids considering my current age. In fact, my friends are parents of elementary students, but despite my age, I am still very young [mentally]. Just by what I see from others around me, I can tell that getting married, creating a family, and having kids is extremely difficult. I think that's also why my younger, married friends seem more like brothers to me.
2I prefer old Korean music like Lee Seung Hwan, Lee Moon Se, and Yoo Jae Ha. However, among the current musicians, I think GD [G-Dragon] and IU have really nice sensitivity. They're really cool. Anyway, after taking a drink, the music I play is from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. I'm really getting old, right?
3I think (social media) is so scary, I think it's a tool that makes people lonelier. You feel insecurities you don't need to feel on social media.
4[On his role as a father] It gave me a chance to think about how I would treat my child in the future if I have children. I don't want to crush the child's sense of hope, but I also don't want to lie. It actually made me more afraid of raising a child,
5[On his experience on Train to Busan] I've filmed realistic action films before so I thought they were doable, but fighting with the zombies was extremely complicated.
6[ On his acting career] I've grown more apprehensive. I have these ambitions that I don't want to lose sight of. I think might become self critical about the things I try to change about myself as I grow older and more knowledgable, more so than before.
7[On his experience on Train to Busan] I naturally get scared easily. When I was young, I hated going to haunted houses. So filming with zombies for this movie was too scary for me.
8[On his experience on Train to Busan] There were so many times a zombie caught up to me while we were filming. I heard the director yell cut and stood in place, but the zombie actors behind me couldn't hear it and kept running after me. So there are lots of behind-the-scenes videos of me looking pretty stupid.
9[On his experience on Train to Busan] I thought zombie and action films were a piece of cake, but I struggled.


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