Song Kang-ho

Song Kang-ho


Song Kang-ho was born on Jan 17, 1967 in South Korea. Song Kang-ho's big-screen debut came with Green Fish directed by Lee Chang-dong in 1997, strarring Pan-su. Song Kang-ho is known for Broker directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, Song Kang-ho stars as Sang-hyeon and Dong-won Gang as Dong-soo. Song Kang-ho has got 60 awards and 63 nominations so far. The most recent award Song Kang-ho achieved is Cannes Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Song Kang-ho plays is Broker which will be released on Jun 08, 2022.

Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ground. Although regularly approached to act in films, he always turned down the opportunity until taking a role as an extra in Hong Sang-soo's Le jour où le cochon est tombé dans le puits (1996). In the following year, after portraying one of the homeless in Jang Sun-woo's docu-drama Timeless Bottomless Bad Movie (1997), he gained cult notoriety for his scene-stealing performance in Neung-han Song Songneunghan (1997) as a gangster training a group of young recruits, winning his first Best Actor award.Since that time he was cast in several supporting roles before his high-profile role as Han Suk-kyu's secret-agent partner in Je-kyu Kang's blockbuster thriller Shiri (1999). In early 2000, Song became a star with his first leading role in the box office smash Banchikwang (2000), for which he reputedly did most of his own stunts. But it was with his award-winning role as a North Korean sergeant in JSA - Joint Security Area (2000) that Song has come to the forefront as one of Korea's leading actors. Song also starred in Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), which centers around a father's pursuit of his daughter's kidnappers.In 2002 Song starred in another major production by Myung Film titled YMCA Yagudan (2002), about Korea's first baseball team, which formed in the early 20th century. He came to international attention with the film The Host (2006), which reunited him with director Bong Joon Ho. With Snowpiercer: Le Transperceneige (2013), his third collaboration with Bong, he made his debut in an English-language film with international theatrical distribution.In 2008 he starred in Kim Jee-woon's film Le bon, la brute et le cinglé (2008), where he played Tae-goo, the motorcycle-riding, walther-wielding counterpart to "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"'s Tuco.In 2015, Song Kang-ho works on 'The Throne', a period drama of palace intrigues par excellence and whose film is nominated that year for best non-English-language film and costumes at Satellite awards. Already in 2016 he makes his fourth collaboration with Korean director Kim Jee-woon and is none other than the critically acclaimed film "The Empire of Shadows." A period drama with a background of espionage intrigue with a very good technical bill.

  • Birthday

    Jan 17, 1967
  • Place of Birth

    Gim-hae, South Gyeongsang Povince, South Korea
  • Also known

    宋康昊, Сон Кан Хо, سونغ كانغ هو, 송강호, Song Kangho, Song Gang-ho, Сун Ган-ху, سونگ کانگ-هو, Song Kang Ho, ソン・ガンホ

Known For


60 wins & 63 nominations

Cannes Film Festival
Beurokeo (2022)
Winner - Best Actor
Chicago Indie Critics Awards (CIC)
Best Supporting Actor
Winner - CIC Award
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