|Born||September 25, 1986|
Suwon, South Korea
|Education||University of Suwon - Film|
|Revised Romanization||Ryu Jun-yeol|
Ryu Jun-yeol (born September 25, 1986) is a South Korean actor. He gained popularity through his breakthrough role in the television series Reply 1988 (2015–2016). Known as a prolific Chungmu-ro actor, since then he has starred in box-office hit films The King (2017), A Taxi Driver (2017), Believer (2018), Money (2019), The Battle: Roar to Victory (2019).
While attending university under a scholarship, Ryu took on many part-time jobs, working as a pizza delivery person, a day labourer, an after-school tutor, and more. In 2012, Ryu started acting in short films and independent productions, before being cast in a bit part in the 2013 feature film INGtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls.
2015–2017: Rising popularity and breakthrough
Ryu first drew attention for his performance in his debut feature, Socialphobia in 2015, but it wasn't until later that year that Ryu gained widespread public recognition through starring in the popular teen series Reply 1988, alongside Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, and Lee Dong-hwi. His portrayal of one of the leads, Kim Jung-hwan, won him many accolades, including the Best New Actor in TV award at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards in 2016.
In 2016, Ryu starred in the coming-of-age film One Way Trip and crime thriller No Tomorrow. The same year, he played his first leading role in romantic-comedy Lucky Romance alongside Hwang Jung-eum.
In 2017, Ryu featured in political crime drama film The King, which became the 7th highest-grossing South Korean film of the year and for which he won the Best New Actor in Film award at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards. The same year, he featured in biopic A Taxi Driver, which became the highest grossing Korean film of the year and the twelfth highest-grossing South Korean film in history. Ryu also appeared in legal thriller Heart Blackened.
2018-present: Prominence in film
In 2018, Ryu featured in the critically acclaimed drama film Little Forest, and headlined the crime action film Believer. Believer was a box-office hit, becoming the first Korean film to surpass five million admissions in 2018. It was the fourth highest grossing film of the year in South Korea.
In 2019, Ryu starred in the action thriller film Hit-and-Run Squad directed by Han Jun-hee, the crime film Money and historical action film The Battle: Roar to Victory directed by Won Shin-yun. All three films performed well at the box-office, with The Battle: Roar to Victory and Money eventually becoming the 5th and 9th highest grossing Korean films of the year respectively. Ryu's continuous big screen success earned him a spot in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity for two consecutive years, 36th in 2018 and 11th in 2019.
Ryu is an environmental activist. While filming Youth Over Flowers: Africa in 2016, Ryu developed an interest in environmentalism and began to campaign for environmental protection. In December 2018, Ryu was reported to have donated ₩10 million to Greenpeace, a non-governmental environmental organisation. He has been making regular donations since 2016 for campaigns such as Save the Arctic. In 2020, Ryu made yet another donation to Greenpeace in response to Australian wildfires, and campaigned for animal protection and urgent action to tackle climate change on his Instagram account.
|2013||INGtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls||Gym man||Bit part|
|2014||Midnight Sun||Yong-hoon||Short film|
|People In a Hurry||Jae-hyun|
|Son Na-rae Rescue Operation||Hyun-woo|
|2016||SORI: Voice from the Heart||Seedless strawberry|||
|One Way Trip||Ji-gong|
|The Boys Who Cried Wolf||Dong-chul|||
|2017||The King||Choi Doo-il|
|A Taxi Driver||Goo Jae-sik|
|Heart Blackened||Kim Dong-myeong|
|Believer||Seo Young-rak (Rak)|
|2019||Hit-and-Run Squad||Seo Min-jae|
|The Battle: Roar to Victory||Lee Jang-ha|
|2023||Alien Part 2||TBA|
|2015||The Producers||Joo Jong-hyun, Rookie PD||KBS2||Cameo (Ep. 1-2)|
|2015–16||Reply 1988||Kim Jung-hwan||tvN|
|2016||Lucky Romance||Jae Su-ho||MBC|
|2021||No Longer Human||Kang-jae||JTBC|||
|2016||Youth Over Flowers: Africa||tvN||Cast member|||
Music video appearances
|2014||"Still I'm by Your Side"||Clazziquai Project|
|2015||소녀 (A Little Girl)||오혁 (OH HYUK)|
|2017||어떻게 (YOU)||Ryu Jun Yeol|
Awards and nominations
|2015||KAFA FILMS 2015||Rising Star||Socialphobia||Won|||
|2016||Korea First Brand Awards||Special Award for Figure||N/A||Won|||
|InStyle Star Icon||New Generation Actor Award||Socialphobia, Reply 1988||Nominated|
|11th Max Movie Awards||Best New Actor||Socialphobia||Won|||
|21st Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|||
|3rd Wildflower Film Awards||Best New Actor / Actress||Nominated|
|10th Korean Cable TV Awards||Rising Star||Reply 1988||Won|||
|52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Won|||
|1st tvN10 Awards||Made in tvN, Actor in Drama||Nominated|
|Rising Star Award, Actor||Won|||
|1st Asia Artist Awards||Best Rookie Award, Actor||Won|||
|2nd Fashionista Awards||Best Fashionista - TV Division||N/A||Won|||
|35th MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Lucky Romance||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Won|||
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||The King||Won|||
|Korea Minister of Health and Welfare||Suicide Prevention Contribution Award||N/A||Won|||
|26th Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The King||Nominated|||
|1st The Seoul Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||Won|||
|38th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||A Taxi Driver||Nominated|
|3rd Fashionista Awards||Best Fashionista – SNS Division||N/A||Nominated|||
|2nd Asia Artist Awards||Best Star Award – Actor||A Taxi Driver||Won|||
|2018||23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|||
|18th Korea World Youth Film Festival||Popular Actor Award||Little Forest||Won|||
|3rd Asia Artist Awards||Artist of the Year||N/A||Won|||
|2019||18th New York Asian Film Festival||Star Asia Rising Star Award||Money||Won|||
|39th Golden Cinema Film Festival||Cinematographers’ Choice Popularity Award||Believer||Won|||
|19th Korea Youth Film Festival||Best Actor Award||Money, The Battle: Roar to Victory||Won||[circular reference]|
|London East Asia Film Festival 2019||Rising Star Award||Money||Won|||
|10th Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards||Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism’s Commendation||N/A||Won|||
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