Chen Kun

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Chen Kun (actor))
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Chinese baseball player, see Chen Kun (baseball).
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Chen Kun
Chen Kun 2007.jpg
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Kūn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Kwan1 (Cantonese)
Born (1976-02-04) February 4, 1976 (age 38)
Chongqing, China
Other name(s) Aloys Chen
Occupation Actor, Singer,
Genre(s) Mandopop
Voice type(s) Baritone
Years active 1999–present
Children 1 son

Chen Kun (born February 4, 1976), sometimes credited as Aloys Chen, is a Chinese actor and singer. He has won the Hundred Flowers Award's for Best Actor, Huabiao Award for Best Actor, and has received one Golden Horse Award nomination for Best Actor.

Chen gained recognition from the 2001 television drama Love in Shanghai and the 2002 film Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress. He rose to international prominence from the 2006 film The Knot and the 2008 fantasy film Painted Skin, which also garnered him a Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor.

Biography[edit]

Chen was born in Chongqing. His parents divorced soon after Chen's second younger brother was born, and Chen began working part-time in high school to support his mother. He started as a typist at the municipal office and later as a solo singer at night clubs. He showed early talent in singing and was strongly recommended by his vocal trainer and mentor to join the China Oriental Song and Dance Ensemble (now China National Song and Dance Ensemble) at Beijing in 1995. In 1996, he was admitted to the Beijing Film Academy, where he began taking acting classes.

Chen debuted in the 1999 film National Anthem,[1] and rose to prominence on the 2001 television drama Love in Shanghai. He was nominated for Best Actor from his role in A West Lake Moment at the 2005 Golden Horse Awards, won Best Actor for his role in The Knot at the 2007 Huabiao Film Awards, and won Best Actor for his role in Painted Skin at the 2010 Hundred Flowers Awards.

Apart from acting, Chen is also an established singer. He frequently performs theme songs for his television series and has released three full-length studio albums, winning Most Popular Male Vocalist at the MTV Asia Awards for his second album, Come True Again. To support his third album Mystery&Me, he held his first solo concert in Beijing in February 2010.

Chen has one son.[citation needed]

Actor and singer Chen Kun has been crowned Asia's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity Man 2013 after a fierce battle on PETAAsiaPacific.com by animal rights group PETA Asia.

As of July 2014, Chen has the most popular account on Sina Weibo with over 70 million followers, many drawn to him because of him being an anime aficionado who doesn't mind re-posting photoshopped images of him as an anime character. For this reason he is known as the "#1 Coser (Cosplayer)" in China.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 National Anthem
国歌
Nie Er
2002 Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
巴尔扎克和小裁缝
Luo Ming
2003 Kung Fu Girls
中国功夫少女组
Tang Zheng
2004 Baober in Love
恋爱中的宝贝
Maomao Beijing Student Film Festival for Most Popular Actor
2005 A West Lake Moment
鸳鸯蝴蝶
Qin Nominated — Golden Horse Award for Best Actor
2006 The Music Box
理发师
Lu Ping Shanghai Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Shanghai International Film Festival for Best Actor
2006 The Knot
云水谣
Chen Qiushui Shanghai International Film Festival for Most Popular Chinese Film Star
Shanghai International Film Festival for Breakthrough Award
Golden Phoenix Award for Most Outstanding Actor
Huabiao Film Award for Best Actor
Beijing Student Film Festival for Most Popular Actor
Nominated — Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Golden Rooster Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Shanghai International Film Festival for Best Actor
2007 The Door
Jiang Zhongtian Shanghai International Film Festival for Most Popular Chinese Film Star
Shanghai International Film Festival for Breakthrough Award
Beijing Student Film Festival for Students' Most Focused On Actor
2008 Playboy Cops
花花型警
Lincoln Lin
2008 Painted Skin
画皮
Wang Sheng Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actor
Nominated — Beijing Student Film Festival for Students' Most Focused On Actor
2009 Mulan
花木兰
Wentai
2009 The Founding of a Republic
建国大业
Chiang Ching-kuo Nominated — Beijing Student Film Festival for Students' Most Focused On Actor
2010 My Ex-wife's Wedding
跟我的前妻谈恋爱
Ma Yong
2010 Let the Bullets Fly
让子弹飞
Hu Wan
2011 The Founding of a Party
建党伟业
Zhou Enlai
2011 Rest on Your Shoulder
肩上蝶
Yan Guo
2011 Love on Credit
幸福额度
Zhang Quan
2011 Flying Swords of Dragon Gate
龙门飞甲
Yu Huatian / Wind Blade
2012 Qian Xuesen
钱学森
Qian Xuesen
2012 Full Circle
2012 Painted Skin: The Resurrection
画皮II
General Huo Xin[3]
2013 Angry Kid
2013 Choosing Love Short film
2013 Bends
2013 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
2015 Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal [4]

[5] [6]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Love Story in Shanghai
像雾像雨又像风
Chen Zikun Nominated — China Television Arts for "Top Ten Best" Actors
2001 Traveller Story
旅人的故事
Fang
2001 Pink Ladies
粉红女郎
Romeo guest appearance
2001 Love in Sunshine
爱在阳光灿烂时
Ouyang Jun
2002 Only You
非你不可
Ke Lei Nominated — China Television Arts for "Top Ten Best" Actors
2002 The Noble Family
买办之家
Yu Zikun guest appearance
2003 The Story of a Noble Family
金粉世家
Jin Yanxi China Television Arts for "Top Ten Best" Actors
China Central Television Awards for Most Popular Actor
2003 Red Carpet, Black Dream
红色地毯黑色梦
Lan Hao
2003 Farewell Vancouver
别了,温哥华
Luo Yi Chunyan Award for Best Actor
2003 Shuang Xiangpao
双响炮
Xu Heng guest appearance
2004 Mingyang Hua Gu
名扬花鼓
Mingyang
2004 Chinese Story
中国故事
Xiaodong appeared in the segment Brother's Story (哥们的故事)
2004 Chang Jian Xiangsi
长剑相思
Yan Zhuiyun
2005 Tiandi Zhenqing
天地真情
Lin Shijie guest appearance
2005 Eager for True Love
渴望一份真爱的感觉
Hu An television film
2005 Fengyu Xiguan
风雨西关
Liang Jinkun
2005 Hero of the Year
好想好想谈恋爱
Lu Kun guest appearance
2006 The Conquest
爭霸
Fan Li
2007 Zhu Jia Huayuan
朱家花園
Li Bowen
2008 Qing Zheng Jinsheng
情证今生
Zhou Hao
2008 C'est La Vie, Mon Chéri
新不了情
Cheung Siu-kit
2009 Remembrance of Dreams Past
故梦
Lu Tian'en

Discography[edit]

  • Osmosis (2004)
  • To Come True Again (2006)
  • Mystery&Me (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beijing Review Volume 52 2009 p.42 "Ten years ago, while still a student in the Beijing Film Academy, Chen Kun was selected to play Nie Er, composer of the People's Republic's national anthem, in a tribute film. He said the experience of playing again in a tribute film benefited ..."
  2. ^ 厂花?男神?陈坤!
  3. ^ (Chinese)陈坤曝《画皮Ⅱ》角色人妖难辨 冯绍峰玩性感
  4. ^ "http://www.filmbiz.asia/news/3-d-fantasy-zhong-kui-starts-china-shoot". Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Brief Introduction of Chen Kun". ichenkun.com. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chen Kun Profile". ichenkun.com. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 

External links[edit]