Baek in August 2018
|Born||16 March 1947|
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Chung-Ang University - Theater and Film|
|Children||Baek Do-bin |
|Revised Romanization||Baek Yun-sik|
Baek Yoon-sik (born 16 March 1947) is a South Korean actor. He is known for his characteristic near-expressionless facial acting.
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 acting debut Excellent Guys and in romantic comedy Only with You with Seo Mi-kyung, a young star of the time. He also obtained his bachelor's degree and master's degree in Theater and Film at Chung-Ang University.
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 The Moon of Seoul (1994, with Han Suk-kyu and Choi Min-sik) and Jang Hui-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.
|1976||Only with You|
|A Woman's Castle|
|1977||Chu-ha, My Love|
|2000||A Masterpiece in My Life||Boss Yang|
|2003||Save the Green Planet!||Kang Man-shik|
|2004||The Big Swindle||Mr. Kim|
|2005||The President's Last Bang||Kim Jae-gyu|
|2006||The Art of Fighting||Oh Pan-su|
|Like a Virgin||Ssireum coach|
|Tazza: The High Rollers||Mr. Pyeong|
|How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men||Dong Chol-dong|
|2007||Surf's Up||Big Z (voice, Korean dubbed)|
|Bravo My Life||Cho Min-hyuk|
|The Bank Attack||Detective squad captain Gu|
|2009||Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard||Master (cameo)|
|2011||Meet the In-Laws||Young-kwang|
|Champ||President of |
horse riding association
|2012||The Taste of Money||Chairman Yoon|
|I Am the King||Hwang Hui|
|2013||The Face Reader||Kim Jongseo|
|2015||Inside Men||Lee Kang-hee|
|2016||The Last Princess||Emperor Gojong|
|2017||The Chase||Shim Deok-su|
|2018||Feng Shui||Kim Jwa-gun|
|1970||Hometown of Legends||KBS|
|1979||The Solitude of Eun Ji-hwa||Lee Jung-seob||KBS|
|1981||Great Vocation||Crown Prince Sohyeon|
|1984||Independence Gate||Yun Chi-ho||KBS1|
|TV Tale of Chunhyang||Byeon Hak-do||KBS2|
|1986||Southern Cross||South Korean student||KBS1|
|1989||숲은 잠들지 않는다|
|1991||저린 손 끝||Principal Moon Joong-hoon|
|School of Love|
|Kyoto 25 City|
|1993||어떤 날의 시작||KBS1|
|3rd Republic||Kim Dae-jung||MBC|
|1994||Han Myung-hoi||Seong Sam-mun||KBS2|
|The Moon of Seoul||Art teacher Kim In-cheol||MBC|
|1995||Jang Nok-su||Grand Prince Je-ahn||KBS2|
|War and Love||Hang-so||MBC|
|1996||The Brothers' River||Dr. Choi||SBS|
|Hometown of Legends "덕대골"||Terminally ill husband||KBS2|
|1997||Hometown of Legend "Sashin's Smile"|
|A Bluebird Has It||Director Baek|
|1998||Until the Azalea Blooms||Baek Woon-soo|
|2000||She's the One|
|2001||Ladies of the Palace||Jeong Yun-gyeom|
|2002||Jang Hui-bin||Jo Sa-seok||KBS2|
|2010||Golden House||Park Tae-chon||tvN|
|2011||Deep Rooted Tree||King Taejong||SBS|
|2012||Immortal Classic||Hwang Young-chul||Channel A|
|2013||Hur Jun, the Original Story||Yoo Ui-tae||MBC|
|2014||Naeil's Cantabile||Franz von Stresemann||KBS2|
Awards and nominations
|2003||7th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Best Actor||Save the Green Planet!||Won|
|40th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|24th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Won|
|2nd Korean Film Awards||Won|
|2004||5th Busan Film Critics Awards||The Big Swindle||Won|
|25th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|3rd Korean Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Sitcom||Apgujeong House||Won|
|2005||41st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||The President's Last Bang||Nominated|
|2013||50th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Face Reader||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Golden Acting Award, Actor||Hur Jun, the Original Story||Nominated|
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