Monday, August 3, 2009


Won Bin (born November 10, 1977 as Kim Do-jin in Jeongseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea) is a Korean actor and model. He is a popular actor and is well-known throughout East & Southeast Asia. Won Bin made his screen debut with a supporting role in 1997 in drama Propose. His role in Ready Go! (1998) helped hone his acting chops. He made his big breakthrough in 2000 with drama Kkokji and Autumn Fairy Tale. He's also had roles in several popular movies, including Guns & Talks and My Brother, but it is his portrayal of the sensitive younger brother in the blockbuster war movie Taegukgi (aka Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War) (2004) that has truly cemented his fame in the international realm. With the success of the critically acclaimed Taegukgi, recognition of his acting skills has reached an ever-wider international audience. Taegukgi is the best selling movie in South Korea in 2004 with 11.75 million admissions. Won Bin was appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador of the Korean Committee on September 6, 2007. He has participated in various programs and charity events in Korea for UNICEF from that time on, and has appeared in several promotional videos. In April 2008, Won Bin finally confirmed that his comeback project would be Mother directed by Bong Joon-ho. Filming started in September 2008 and finished in February 2009. The film was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Won Bin walked the red carpet at the film's world premiere on May 16, 2009 in the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Won Bin will start filming his new movie "This Man" in January 2010.

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