16 March 1947 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Baek Yun-shik|
Theatre and Film
|Revised Romanization||Baek Yun-sik|
Baek Yoon-sik made his debut in 1970 on KBS TV. In the coming years he would appear in four films, taking lead roles in his debut Excellent Guys and in romantic comedy Only With You with Seo Mi-kyung, a young star of the time. He also studied in the film and theater department at Chung-Ang University's graduate school.
Nonetheless, his film career appeared to end in the 1970s and he became known thereafter as a TV actor. In the late 1990s and early 2000s he attained a certain degree of visibility in TV dramas such as Moon Over Seoul (1994, with Han Suk-kyu and Choi Min-sik) and Jang Hee-bin (2002, with Kim Hye-soo).
In 2003, however, Baek's career was revived in spectacular fashion with a major role in Jang Joon-hwan's acclaimed debut feature Save the Green Planet!. Playing an arrogant company executive—believed by the film's hero to be an alien from Andromeda Galaxy—Baek's performance won him a Best Actor Award from the 2003 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, as well as numerous best supporting actor mentions from local awards ceremonies. He quickly became sort of a cult figure among younger cinephiles.
Following on this success, Baek went on to appear in several more high-profile films, including a memorable role in Choi Dong-hoon's caper film The Big Swindle and a showstopping performance as intelligence chief Kim Jae-gyu in Im Sang-soo's controversial drama The President's Last Bang.
The year 2006 turned out to be a particularly prolific year for Baek, as he took leading and supporting roles in four films. (It was a profitable year as well, with his fee rising to $400,000 per film—just a shade below that of the top stars.) Of these four, Choi Dong-hoon's Tazza: The High Rollers proved to be a runaway hit, selling close to 7 million tickets.
Baek divorced his wife in March 2004 after 27 years of marriage. His two sons Baek Do-bin and Baek Seo-bin are also actors.
|1970||Hometown of Legends||Television (KBS)|
|1970||Arirang||Na Woon-gyu||Television (KBS)|
|1976||Only With You||Film|
|1976||A Woman's Castle||Film|
|1977||Chun-ha, My Love||Film|
|1979||The Solitude of Eun Ji-hwa||Lee Jung-seob||Television (KBS)|
|1984||영상시극||Lee Sang-hwa||Television (KBS)|
|1984||Independence Gate||Television (KBS)|
|1989||숲은 잠들지 않는다||Television|
|1991||교토 25시||Television (KBS)|
|1991||저린 손 끝||Television (KBS2)|
|1994||Moon Over Seoul||Television (MBC)|
|1994||Han Myeong Hoe||Sung Sam-moon||Television (KBS1)|
|1995||War and Love||Television (MBC)|
|1995||Jang Nok Soo||Television (KBS2)|
|1997||A Bluebird Has It||Baek Kwan-jang||Television (KBS2)|
|1998||Until the Azalea Blooms||Television (KBS2)|
|2000||Duk Yi||Jang Cheon-il||Television (SBS)|
|2000||A Masterpiece in My Life||Film|
|2001||Ladies of the Palace||Jeong Yoon-gyeom||Television (SBS)|
|2002||Jang Hee-bin||Jo Sa-suk||Television (KBS2)|
|2003||Apgujeong House||Father||Television (SBS)|
|2003||Save the Green Planet!||Kang Man-shik||Film|
|2004||The Big Swindle||Mr. Kim||Film|
|2005||The President's Last Bang||Kim Jae-gyu||Film|
|2006||The Art of Fighting||Oh Man-su||Film|
|2006||Like a Virgin||Coach||Film|
|2006||Tazza: The High Rollers||Pyung Gyung-jang||Film|
|2006||How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men||Dong Chol-dong||Film|
|2007||Bravo My Life||Cho Min-hyuk||Film|
|2007||The Bank Attack||Film|
|2009||Jeon Woo Chi||Master||Film|
|2009||Hero||Jo Yong-deok||Television (MBC)|
|2010||Harvest Villa||Park Tae-chon||Television (tvN)|
|2011||Meet the In-Laws||Young-kwang||Film|
Horse Riding Association
|2011||Tree With Deep Roots||King Taejong||Television (SBS)|
|2012||Immortal Classic||Hwang Young-chul||Television (Channel A)|
|2012||The Taste of Money||Company president Yoon||Film|
|2012||I Am a King||Hwang Hee||Film|
|2013||Guam Heo Jun||Yoo Ui-tae||Television (MBC)|
|2013||The Face Reader||Kim Jongseo||Film|
|2003||7th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Best Actor||Save the Green Planet!|
|2003||40th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Save the Green Planet!|
|2003||24th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Save the Green Planet!|
|2003||2nd Korean Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Save the Green Planet!|
|2004||5th Pusan Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Big Swindle|
- "KBS2 '추리극장 명탐정 Q' 패널들 사건 전개 알아맞히기". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). 20 February 2001. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "백윤식". Nate (in Korean). Retrieved 2010-01-22.
- "Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema: Baek Yoon-shik". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
- "BAEK Yoon-shik". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-11-10.
- Frater, Patrick (20 July 2003). "Korea's Save The Green Planet wins PiFan festival". Screen International. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "K-FILM REVIEWS: 그때 그사람들 (The President's Last Bang)". Twitch Film. 24 July 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "엽기적인 캐릭터로 웃음 터트리게 만드는 백윤식". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). December 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- "66-year-old actor in love with TV reporter 30 years younger". The Dong-a Ilbo. 14 September 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-24.