Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Kang Dong-won (강동원)

Ah, some people have it all. Not only does Kang Dong-won posses model good looks, he's also smart and comes from a well-to-do family (Daddy's the vice president of a huge corporation).

A modelling agent spotted Dong-won back in 2000, when the young man was still studying Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University (one of the best private universities in South Korea). With his androgynous good looks, Dong-won became a professional model before he started acting. He debuted in the drama The Funny Wild Girl (2003) before making his movie debut in Too Beautiful to Lie (2004).

People started taking notice of the model-turned-actor after he appeared in Temptation of the Wolves (2004). The flick made him one of the most promising young actors in South Korea. In fact, he is considered one of the leading stars of the second generation Hallyu (the 27-year-old is particularly popular in Japan.)

In 2006, the actor starred in the critically-acclaimed Our Happy Time. He then proved to all and sundry that he is more than just a pretty face by toplining hit movie Voice of a Murderer the same year. Only his voice is heard in the flick.

In 2007, the actor tackled the role of the Prozac-popping novelist Min-woo in director Lee Myung-se's M. The flick was their second collaboration together after 2005's Duelist. At the time of writing, Kang Dong-won is said to be starring in director Choi Dong-hun's Tale for Jeon Woo-chi, which is scheduled for release in early 2009.

Here's the lowdown on Kang Dong-won:

Name: Kang Dong-won (강동원)
Date of birth: Jan 18, 1981
Place of birth: Busan, South Korea
Height: 186cm
Weight: 68kg
Blood type: B
Education: Graduated from Hanyang University with honours (major in Mechanical Engineering) & currently in Sangmyung University's Graduate School (major in film)


  • Tale of Jeon Woo-chi (2009)
  • M (2007)
  • Voice of a Murderer/ His Voice (2007)
  • Our Happy Time/ Maundy Thursday (2006)
  • Duelist (2005)
  • Temptation of Wolves/ Romance of Their Own (2004)
  • Too Beautiful To Lie/ Don't Believe Her (2004)
TV dramas:
  • Magic (2004)
  • 1% of Anything/ Something About 1% (2003)
  • Funny Wild Girl/ Majestic Lady/ Lady of Dignity (2003)
Source: Wikipedia, bestuff & HanCinema
Pic credit: Newsen


miss_tree said...

loved him in Temptation of Wolves!
it's a must-see movie.
cried my heart out watching him..

wawa said...
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wawa said...

never watched any of his works yet... maybe i should watch Temptations of Wolves!

jicks said...

i am so gonna marry him XD

Hong Ngoc said...

i love this guy !

iena said...

love him in 1% of everything

Anonymous said...

Temptation of Wolves was pretti gud.
I watchd 1% of anything jus bc hes in it. lol
hes veri gud looking buh I din noe he was from a rich family. din noe he was smart either.
damn hes d whole package! droolz
marry me!!


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