Director Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” was voted Best Picture at the Hollywood Academy Gala, making history by becoming the first non-English speaking film to win the top award.
The film is set in the current South Korea and follows two families of abysmal social differences: one of them is very wealthy and the other, very poor. Both are in unique circumstances in a story that goes from humor to thriller quickly and without clashing.
The history of “Parasite”, which is a mixture of suspense and black humor, stars the actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam. It is Choi Woo-shik, who, after his participation in the film, has been crowned as one of the most prestigious Korean actors of the moment.
Who is Choi Woo Shik? Despite his success on “Parasite,” little do they know that the “Train to Busan” actor also ventured into the world of K-pop, starring in music videos for the hits of well-known idol artists. Learn a little more about the South Korean actor below.
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE ACTOR OF “PARASITE”
1. Choi Woo Shik was born on March 26, 1990 in the city of Seoul, South Korea. His family emigrated to Canada when he was a fifth year elementary school student.
2. Choi lived in Canada for ten years, but in 2011, when he was in his junior year at Simon Fraser University, he returned to South Korea to attend auditions.
3. He made his acting debut in the historical drama “The Duo” (2011), then continued to perform various supporting roles in different South Korean television series.
4. She played her first leading role on television in the drama Ho Goo’s Love alongside Uee, a well-known actress and singer from her country.
5. The actor became known by starring in hit songs like “My Old Story” by soloist IU, he was also part of Im Seulong’s “That Moment” video clip, as well as “Congratulations” by the band DAY6.
6. In 2014, Choi landed her first lead role in the coming genre indie film “Set Me Free”.
7. He was the winner at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival, in the category of actor of the year, for his role in “Set Me Free”.
8. At the end of 2018, the record label JYP Entertainment confirmed that the exclusive contract with Choi Woo Shik had come to an end and their decision was not to renew.
9. In 2019 he starred in the “Gisaengchung” (“Parasite”) film directed by Bong Joon-ho and winner of the Oscar for Best Picture.
10. In February 2020, he joined the main cast of the movie “Time to Hunt” where he will play Ki Hoon.
CHOI WOO SHIK MOVIES
- Etude, Solo
- Circle of Crime – Director’s Cut
- Secretly, Greatly como Yoon Yoo Joon
- Set Me Free como Yeong Jae
- Big Match como Guru
- Train to Busan como Min Young Guk
- Marital Harmony
- okja as kim
- Hunting Time como Ki-hoon
- Monstrum como Hur
- The Divine Fury as Father Choi
- Gisaengchung como Ki-woo
- Time to Hunt como Ki Hoon
DRAMAS DE CHOI WOO SHIK
- The Duo as Gwi Dong (as a young man)
- Living in Style como Na Joo Ra
- Deep Rooted Tree as Jeong Gi Joon (as a young man) / Ga Ri On
- Special Affairs Team TEN como Park Min Ho
- Rooftop Prince como Do Chi San
- Shut Up Family como Yeol Woo Bong
- Culprit Among Friends como Do Hyun (de joven)
- 2013 Special Affairs Team TEN Temporada 2 como Park Min Ho
- Who Are You? como Hee Koo
- Principal Investigator – Save Wang Jo Hyun! como Boo Joong Shik
- You’re All Surrounded como Choi Woo Shik
- Fated to Love You como Lee Yong
- Pride and Prejudice como Lee Jang Won
- Hogu’s Love as Kang Ho Gu
- The Package (serie) como Kim Gyung-jae
- The Boy Next Door como Park Gyu Tae
WHAT IS “PARASITE” ABOUT?
Both Gi Taek and his family are out of work. When their eldest son Gi Woo begins private lessons at Park’s wealthy home, the two families, who have much in common despite belonging to two totally different worlds, begin a relationship with unpredictable results.
ACTORS AND CHARACTERS
- Song Kang-ho como Ki-taek
- Lee Sun-kyun como Mr. Park
- Cho Yeo-jeong as Yeon-kyo, Mr. Park’s wife
- Choi Woo-shik as Ki-woo, Ki-taek’s son
- Park So-dam as Ki-jung, Ki-taek’s daughter
- Jang Hye-jin as Chung-sook, Ki-taek’s wife
- Lee Jung-eun as Moon-gwang, the Park family’s housekeeper
- Jung Ji-so as Da-hye, Mr. Park’s daughter
- Jung Hyeon-jun as Da-song, Mr. Park’s son
- Park Seo-joon as Min, Ki-woo’s friend and former Guardian of the Park family (special appearance)
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