Ha Jung-woo in 2016
March 11, 1978
School of Performing Arts and Media - Theater
|Revised Romanization||Ha Jeong-u|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Seong-hun|
Ha Jung-woo (Hangul: 하정우; born Kim Sung-hoon on March 11, 1978) is a South Korean actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His breakthrough to stardom came with the role in Na Hong-jin's serial killer film The Chaser (2008). One of the leading actors of his generation in Korean cinema, Ha Jung-woo showcased his versatility across movies from many genres: road movie My Dear Enemy (2008), sports film Take Off (2009), crime drama The Yellow Sea (2010), gangster saga Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012), romantic comedy Love Fiction (2012), spy thriller The Berlin File (2013), and action thriller The Terror Live (2013). He made his directorial debut through the comedy film Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013), followed by Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2015).
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Other activities
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Theater
- 7 Discography
- 8 Book
- 9 Awards and nominations
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Born as Kim Sung-hoon, Ha Jung-woo came from an acting family. His father Kim Yong-gun is a well-known veteran actor who has appeared in many movies and television series, while his younger brother Kim Young-hoon (stage name: Cha Hyun-woo) is an aspiring actor. Ha has said that since he was 4 or 5 years old, he has always dreamed of becoming an actor like his father. Before entering college, Ha studied at a private acting institute and at one point had actor Lee Beom-soo as his instructor. He then enrolled at Chung-Ang University as a theater major, where he acted on the stage.
In 1998, Ha began his military service, working in the Armed Forces Public Relations Department. He put his acting experience to good use during this time, appearing in 10 promotional films for the military.
Kim Sung-hoon made his acting debut in the 2002 SBS sitcom Honest Living and his feature film debut in the 2003 film Madeleine. For the next few years, Kim's acting career was relatively low-key, appearing in several supporting roles, but not receiving a lot of attention. In 2005, Kim signed with talent agency SidusHQ and on their recommendation adopted the stage name "Ha Jung-woo." He then appeared in his first starring role in the indie film The Unforgiven, a blistering critique of the physical and psychological violence within military ranks.
Ha's subsequent roles in controversial arthouse director Kim Ki-duk's Time and Breath brought more notice to his acting talents in Korea and overseas. His portrayal of a cool-headed prosecutor who is romantically involved with a feisty police officer played by Go Hyun-jung in the popular MBC drama series H.I.T attracted female fans and gained him popularity among the masses. He also starred in the American indie film Never Forever opposite Vera Farmiga, which garnered praise from the film festival circuit.
Ha's breakout came in the 2008 film The Chaser, in which he played a psychopath character loosely based on serial killer Yoo Young-chul. The movie became a huge hit at the Korean box office, raking in over 5 million ticket sales, while also garnering high praise from critics and numerous awards from local award-giving bodies. American director Martin Scorsese, rumored to be attached to a Hollywood remake of The Chaser,[needs update] has complimented Ha as having as much potential as his The Departed stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. Ha followed this up with a portrayal of a charming scoundrel in My Dear Enemy that same year, showcased his versatility and elevated his status as one of the most sought-after actors in the Korean film industry. From 2008-2009, he took on diverse but compelling roles in The Moonlight of Seoul, Boat, and Take Off. Take Off, based on the Korean national ski jumping team, became one of the biggest box office hits of 2009.
2009–2013: Commercial and critical success
Ha reunited with his The Chaser director Na Hong-jin and costar Kim Yoon-seok in Na's sophomore feature The Yellow Sea, which netted Ha Best Actor trophies from the Asian Film Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards and the Korean Association of Film Critics. Ha then starred in the legal thriller The Client, which evoked his early days of theater, and the director praised Ha for his "moments of true brilliance and genius" during the production. In early 2012, Samsung Electronics produced an ambitious PPL-frequent-film project featuring Galaxy Note, their latest Tablet hybrid mobile. Titled as Cine Note, the giant project comprises three shorts by directors Kang Hyeong-cheol, Jang Hoon and E J-yong. Ha played the leading role for all the three of the films, while celebrated musician Lee Seung-chul produced music using the device, and noted webtoon artists Son Jae-ho and Lee Gwang-soo created the film’s animated content.
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time was Ha's third collaboration with longtime friend director Yoon Jong-bin, also starring acclaimed veteran actor Choi Min-sik. This was followed shortly by the unconventional romantic comedy Love Fiction opposite Gong Hyo-jin. Both were box office hits. After wrapping Love Fiction, Ha along with Gong and 14 other actors went on a cross-country walking trip from Seoul to Haenam, South Jeolla Province. Their journey was chronicled in the documentary 577 Project, denoting the total distance covered in kilometers. Ha was in charge of three aspects of the production including planning, acting and casting. He said he did it to thank fans for their support after he won back-to-back Best Actor awards at the 2010 and 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards. In Ryoo Seung-wan's The Berlin File, Ha starred as a North Korean agent in Berlin who is betrayed and cut loose in the midst of a financial espionage intrigue. He then appeared the action thriller The Terror Live, playing a news anchor with an exclusive, live broadcast on a terrorist attack.
2014–present: Directorial works, Assassination and The Handmaiden
Ha then made his directorial debut with Rollercoaster (released internationally as Fasten Your Seatbelt), based on his own screenplay about the comic interactions between the cabin crew and passengers (including an arrogant Hallyu star played by Jung Kyung-ho) of a flight from Tokyo to Gimpo International Airport which becomes in danger of crashing when the plane hits a major storm. The film was a box office success.
Working with Yoon Jong-bin again, Ha played a Joseon era butcher-turned-outlaw in the period action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant. In 2015, Ha directed, wrote and starred in Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, a film adaptation of Chinese author Yu Hua's 1995 novel. He then appeared in one of the biggest domestic hits of the year, Choi Dong-hoon's Assassination about resistance fighters given orders to kill a Japanese army commander in the colonial era.
In 2016, Ha starred again in two box office hits; Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden, an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith also set during 1930s Korea;, and survival thriller The Tunnel.
In 2017, Ha starred in Kim Yong-hwa's Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, an adaptation of the webtoon Along With the Gods, about a court in the afterlife where the deceased undergo multiple trials for 49 days, and 1987: When the Day Comes, about a political crisis that led to the June Democratic Uprising in 1987 which ended the military regime of President Chun Doo-hwan.
Ha Jung-woo is also an artist. Though it began as a hobby in his university days, Ha began painting in earnest in 2007. His paintings, all done in a hybrid of Pop art and Expressionist styles, have been displayed in several solo art exhibitions. Critics have said his paintings, with their strong colors and interesting composition are reminiscent of those by American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. "Life as an actor is like living through an invisible war. Paintings soothe me and make me rational. It is too extravagant to say that painting is my hobby; it is rather a way for me to survive as an actor," said Ha.
In 2011 he published a compilation of essays titled Ha Jung-woo, Good Feeling. Besides his musings on life, Ha also wrote his thoughts on famous artists such as Pablo Picasso. The book also included about 60 of his own drawings.
Ha dated fashion model Gu Eun-ae from August 2008 to January 2012. Ha Jung-woo interviewed Newsen at a cafe on August 4, 2016. Ha Jung-woo's long hobby and habit is to walk. He also drinks beer.
|Year||English title||Korean title||Role|
|2004||Superstar Mr. Gam||슈퍼스타 감사용||Kim Yoo-weol|
|2005||She's on Duty||잠복근무||Detective Jo|
|The Unforgiven||용서받지 못한 자||Yoo Tae-jeong|
|The Fox Family||구미호 가족||Son fox|
|2007||Never Forever||두번째 사랑||Kim Ji-ha|
|2008||Forever the Moment||우리 생애 최고의 순간||Blind date man|
|The Chaser||추격자||Je Yeong-min|
|Beastie Boys||비스티 보이즈||Jae-hyun|
|Our School's E.T.||울학교 이티||Handsome doctor|
|My Dear Enemy||멋진 하루||Jo Byung-woon|
|2009||Like You Know It All||잘 알지도 못하면서||Sculptor / Cheon-soo's neighbor|
|Take Off||국가대표||Cha Heon-tae / Bob|
|2010||Parallel Life||평행이론||Jang Soo-young|
|The Yellow Sea||황해||Gu-nam|
|2011||Come Rain, Come Shine||사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다||Other man|
|The Client||의뢰인||Kang Sung-hee|
|2012||Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time||범죄와의 전쟁||Choi Hyung-bae|
|Love Fiction||러브 픽션||Goo Joo-wol / Detective Ma Dong-wook|
|577 Project||577 프로젝트||Himself|
|2013||Behind the Camera||뒷담화: 감독이 미쳤어요||Himself|
|The Berlin File||베를린||Pyo Jong-seong|
|The Terror Live||더 테러 라이브||Yoon Young-hwa|
|2014||Kundo: Age of the Rampant||군도: 민란의 시대||Dolmuchi / Dolchi|
|2015||Chronicle of a Blood Merchant||허삼관||Heo Sam-gwan|
|2016||The Handmaiden||아가씨||Count Fuijiwara|
|2017||Suh Suh Pyoung, Slowly and Peacefully||서서평, 천천히 평온하게||Narrator|
|Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds||신과 함께: 죄와 벌||Gang-rim|
|1987: When the Day Comes||1987||Choi Hwan|
|Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days||신과함께: 인과 연||Gang-rim|
|Year||English title||Korean title||Notes|
|2013||Fasten Your Seatbelt||롤러코스터||Director, screenwriter|
|2015||Chronicle of a Blood Merchant||허삼관||Director, screenwriter, producer|
|Year||English title||Korean title||Role||Network||Notes|
|2002||Honest Living||똑바로 살아라||Ha Jung-woo||SBS|
|2003-2004||Age of Warriors||무인시대||Lee Ji-gwang||KBS|
|2005||Lovers in Prague||프라하의 연인||Ahn Dong-nam||SBS|
- "Betrayal" (Big Mama, 2007)
- Othello (2003)
- Waiting for Godot (2002)
- The Glass Menagerie (2002)
- The Good Doctor (2001)
- Carmen (2001)
- Be Strong, Geum-soon! (2000)
- "Alaska" (Romantic Chimpanzee feat. Ha Jung-woo - Love Fiction OST, 2012)
- Ha Jung-woo, Good Feeling (essays, 2011)
Awards and nominations
|2005||25th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best New Actor||The Unforgiven||Won|
|8th Director's Cut Awards||Best New Actor||Won|||
|2006||42nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|27th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|5th Korean Film Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|2nd Pyeongtaek Film Festival||New Currents Best Actor||The Unforgiven, Time||Won|
|2007||27th Oporto International Film Festival||Best Actor||Time||Won|||
|2008||2nd Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Movie Star - Male||The Chaser||Nominated|
|16th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|4th Premiere Rising Star Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|9th Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award||Won|||
(Arena Homme + and Audi Korea)
|Man of the Year (Intelligence category)||N/A||Won|||
|11th Director's Cut Awards||Best Actor||The Chaser, My Dear Enemy||Won|||
|17th Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||The Chaser, Beastie Boys||Nominated|
|45th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||The Chaser||Nominated|
|31st Golden Cinematography Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|29th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|7th Korean Film Awards||Best Actor||My Dear Enemy||Nominated|
|2009||3rd Asian Film Awards||Best Actor||The Chaser||Nominated|
|45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||My Dear Enemy||Nominated|
|3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Movie Star - Male||Take Off||Won|
|17th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Ensemble Acting Award (Cast)||Won|
|10th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||My Dear Enemy||Won|||
|18th Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|46th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Take Off||Nominated|
|5th University Film Festival of Korea||Best Actor||Won|||
|30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|Popular Star Award||Won|
|2010||7th Max Movie Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Won|||
|2011||5th Asian Film Awards||Best Actor||The Yellow Sea||Won|||
|47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Won|||
|20th Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|31st Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|2012||6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Movie Actor||Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time||Nominated|
|16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Producer's Choice Award||N/A||Won|||
|5th Style Icon Awards||Top 10 Style Icon||N/A||Won|
|56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival||Best Supporting Actor||Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time||Nominated|
|21st Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|4th Pierson Movie Festival||Best Actor||Won|||
|3rd Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards||Prime Minister Award||N/A||Won|
|33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time||Nominated|
|Popular Star Award||Won|||
|2013||7th Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||The Berlin File||Won|||
|7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Movie Star – Male||Nominated|
|14th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||The Terror Live||Won|
|22nd Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|6th Style Icon Awards||Top 10 Style Icon||N/A||Nominated|
|34th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||The Terror Live||Nominated|
(Arena Homme + and Audi Korea)
|2014||9th Max Movie Awards||Best Actor||The Terror Live||Nominated|
|9th Osaka Asian Film Festival||Most Promising Talent||Fasten Your Seatbelt||Won|||
|Grand Prix Award||Nominated|
|50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Director (Film)||Nominated|
|Best Actor (Film)||The Terror Live||Nominated|
|34th Golden Cinema Film Festival||Grand Prize (Daesang) for Acting||Won|
|2015||20th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||Kundo: Age of the Rampant||Won|||
|35th Hawaii International Film Festival||Renaissance Award||N/A||Won|||
|15th Gwangju International Film Festival||Excellent Asia-Pacific Young Director Award||Chronicle of a Blood Merchant||Nominated|
|52nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Assassination||Nominated|
|2016||2nd Fashionista Awards||Best Fashionista – Movie Category||The Handmaiden||Nominated|
|37th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||The Tunnel||Nominated|
|53rd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||Won|||
|2018||7th Marie Claire Film Awards||Pioneer Award||Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds||Won|
|52nd Taxpayers' Day||Presidential Commendation||N/A||Won|||
|16th Florence Korea Film Fest||Cultural Award||N/A||Won|||
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