CGV Moviegoers Name Song Kang Ho Best Actor
luvsmiling, March 25, 2015, 9:44 a.m.
Song Kang-ho has been named Korea's most skilled actor. In a straw poll of 925 moviegoers by CGV in January and February, 28 percent picked Song. Asked whether they would watch Song's next film, 57 percent said yes. Hwang Jung-min came second, followed by Ha Jung-woo, Choi Min-sik and Kang Dong-won. The rankings confirm to the axiom that a lead in his 40s improves the chances of the film becoming a hit in Korea. Ha Ji-won, at 13th overall, was named best actress.
Song Kang Ho is a leading South Korean actor. Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Gimhae High School. After getting a Broadcasting degree from Busan Kyungsang College, he later joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theatre company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation which proved Song's training ground. He made his stage premiere in 1991, in the play Dongseung. 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 The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (1996).