Du Chun at a news conference for Down the South We Go on 26 January 2010 in Beijing
|Born||22 May 1981|
|Alma mater||Beijing Film Academy|
|Parent(s)||Du Zhiguo (father)|
Yang Li (mother)
Du Chun was born in Hebei, China. His parents are also in the performing business. His father, Du Zhiguo is also an actor, and his mother, Yang Li, is a dancer and dancing instructor. At the age of 11, Du Chun got admitted to The Dance School of Central University of Nationalities (CUN) (i.e. Minzu University of China), one of the key disciplinary bases of national minority arts and the cradle of ethnic dancers, to fulfill his mother's dream to be trained professionally in one of the top dancing schools in China. After graduation, he applied for Central Academy of Drama but failed. After one year preparation, including coached by several prestigious actors, Du got admitted into Beijing Film Academy in 1999 with one of the highest admission test scores even though he did not take the regular middle and high school courses.
In 2003, Du auditioned for a minor role in the historical drama The Emperor in Han Dynasty. But after the audition, the director decided to give him cast him in the role of the young Emperor instead. He showed his acting talent on portraying an ambitious and playful young leader which established his acting career. Du then starred in The Prince of Han Dynasty, portraying a Han dynasty general named Li Ling.
In 2007, he was selected as a leading role in a Wuxia drama, The Legend of the Banner Hero, which is adapted from Gu Long's novel. The drama was one of the most popular of the year and was selected as the Best Costume Drama of 2007.
The same year, Du was selected to star in the patriotic drama Logistics Depot 51, a remake of a classic Chinese spy movie during World War II. Following the drama, Du rose in popularity and was hailed as one of the new generation patriotic idols. He won the Best Actor award at the TVS Award Ceremony.
He then starred in another patriotic drama Emigrate to the West. The drama registered an average viewing rate of 9.6 percent, the highest rating for a CCTV series since 2002. He received a best actor nomination in the 41st Monte Carlo TV festival.
Du moved on to idol dramas next. In 2010, he starred in the romantic comedy series Rent a Girlfriend for the New Year. The drama was well-received by viewers, who praised the drama for being heartwarming and meaningful. The same year, he starred in the family drama Puberty hit Menopause, which won him the Most Popular Actor award at the China Student Television Festival.
In 2011, Du starred in the time-travel romantic drama Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior, a remake of the classical movie played by Zhang Yimou and Gong Li. The same year, he played Ximen Qing, a notorious playboy figure in Chinese classical literature All Men Are Brothers.
In 2012, Du starred in the youth drama Beijing Youth, directed by Zhao Baogang. The drama, about teens in Beijing struggling against the strict and traditional culture of their parents, was well received among young Chinese mainland audiences. The same year, he starred in the historical time-travel hit Palace II and rose in popularity.
In 2013, Du starred in the drama Hello 30 Years Old, which also talks about the struggles of youths born after 80s and resonated with the audience. The same year, he played Li Shimin in the historical drama Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties.
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Role||Notes|
|2011||The Founding of a Party||建党伟业||Xu Deheng|||
|2012||Back to 1942||一九四二||Secretary|
|2012||On My Way||跑出一片天|||
|2013||I Want to See Messi|
|2014||Unexpected Love||谁说我们不会爱||Xin Xiaoye|||
|2016||The Wasted Times||罗曼蒂克消亡史|||
|2017||Mad Ebriety||断片之险途夺宝||Zhi Guo|||
|2018||The Faces of My Gene||祖宗十九代||Mei Xiwang|||
|2019||The Eight Hundred||八佰||Xie Jinyuan|||
|TBA||The Three-Body Problem||三体||Wei Cheng|||
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|2003||The Emperor in Han Dynasty||汉武大帝||Young Liu Che||Guest appearance, ep 16-24|
|2004||Vixen Executive||少女总裁||Jiang Nanyu|
|2004||The Censor of Qing Dynasty||大清御史之云南铜案||Xiao Duo||Cameo|
|2004||The Prince of Han Dynasty||大汉天子2||Li Ling|
|2005||Judge of Song Dynasty||大宋提刑官||Meng Shushi||Guest appearance, ep 33-39|
|2005||Yellow River Homage||大河颂||Kangxi Emperor|||
|2006||Pretty Girls in Jianghu||江湖俏佳人||Hei Mu|||
|2007||The Legend of the Banner Hero||大旗英雄传||Tie Zhongtang|
|2007||Love with No Regret||爱无悔||Du Haoran|||
|2007||Prince to Pauper||换子成龙||Lin Junshan|
|2007||Logistic Depot 51||51号兵站||Little Boss/Liang Hong|
|2008||Mistaken Son||非亲父子||Qiao Xiaodong|||
|2008||Enemy Camp for 18 Years||敌营十八年||Jiang Bo|||
|2009||Emigrate to the West||走西口||Tian Qing|
|2009||Enemy Camp for 18 Years 2||虎胆雄心(敌营十八年2)||Jiang Bo|||
|2009||Chinese Family||中国家庭||Yan Chuan|||
|2010||To the South We Go||南下||Meng Siyuan|||
|2010||Nanny and Security Guard||保姆与保安||Li Guoling|||
|2010||Rent a Girlfriend for the New Year||租个女友回家过年||Sun Yiwei|
|2010||Kill Traitor||锄奸||Li Biao|||
|2010||Puberty hit Menopause||青春期撞上更年期||Deng Jiaqi|
|2010||The Legend of Incorruptible Stone||廉石传奇||Yuan Fei||Cameo|
|2011||All Men Are Brothers||水浒传||Ximen Qing||Guest appearance, ep 23-28|
|2011||Fight and Love with a Terracotta Warrior||古今大战秦俑情||Meng Tianfang/Lan Tian/Luo Kaiping|
|2012||My Economical Man||我的经济适用男||Feng Zhihao|||
|2012||Beijing Youth||北京青年||He Bei|
|2012||Palace II||宫锁珠帘||Prince Guo|
|2012||Allure Snow||倾城雪||Xu Hen|||
|2013||Heroes in Sui and Tang Dynasties||隋唐演义||Li Shimin|
|2013||Puberty hit Menopause 2||青春期撞上更年期2||Deng Jiaqi|||
|2013||Hello 30||30岁你好||Tong Youyi|
|2013||Fall in Love||恋爱的那点事儿||Lin Zefeng|||
|2013||Longmen Express||龙门镖局||Zhang Wenjin||Cameo|
|2013||Little Daddy||小爸爸||Wei Ni||Cameo|
|2014||Cosmetology High||美人制造||Xue Shao||Cameo|
|2014||God of War||战神||Ma Zheng||Cameo|
|2014||Beautiful Trap||美丽背后||Lin Yiwei||also producer|
|2014||The Young Doctor||青年医生||Feng Lei||Cameo|
|2015||Ice and Fire of Youth||冰与火的青春||Luo Hao|||
|2015||Love Yunge from the Desert||大汉情缘之云中歌||Meng Jue|
|2015||The Dream Come True||美梦成真||CEO Du||Cameo|
|2015||Pretty Wife||老婆大人是80后||Lu Bufan|
|2016||Women Must be Stronger||女不强大天不容||Lv Fangcheng|||
|2016||Love the Courier||功夫之爱的速递||Xiong Dan|||
|2016||Happy Mitan||欢喜密探||Emperor Shunzhi||Cameo|
|2017||Mature Male Develop a Mind||熟男养成记||Fei Zhongjie|||
|2017||Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion||维和步兵营||Lin Haonan|||
|2017||Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy||海上牧云记||Lu Ranqing||Cameo|
|2019||Last One Standing||无主之城||Luo Ran|||
|2019||Guns and Roses||黄金大劫案||Xiao Sanjiang|||
|TBA||Winter Begonia||鬓边不是海棠红||Yuan Xiaoqiu|
|TBA||Lost and Love||最初的相遇，最后的别离||Zhao Yanhui|||
|Year||English title||Chinese title||Album|
|2008||"Dilemma"||两难||Enemy Camp for 18 Years OST|
|2009||"Innocence"||纯真||Nanny and Security Guard OST|
|2012||"In Support of the Love"||爱的供养||Palace II OST|
|2012||"Live On"||活着||Beijing Youth OST|
|2015||"The Sky Outside"||云天外||Love Yunge from the Desert OST|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2010||3rd Huading Awards||Best New Actor||N/A||Won|||
|2011||China Student Television Festival||Most Popular Actor||N/A||Won|||
|2017||Macau International Movie Festival||Best Supporting Actor||The Wasted Times||Nominated|
- "杜淳：最怕演神要演人". Shanghai Xinbao (in Chinese). March 26, 2010.
- "杜淳曾活在父亲"阴影"中:只想有立足的空间". Netease (in Chinese). October 19, 2010.
- "男神杜淳演的电视剧有哪些 《大汉天子2》李勇获赞赏". Beijing Weekly (in Chinese). September 24, 2016.
- "《大旗英雄传》再登央视 杜淳演活古龙笔下大侠". Tencent (in Chinese). July 17, 2008.
- "《51号兵站》掀经典热 网友捧杜淳青春革命偶像". Sina (in Chinese). May 23, 2007.
- "《走西口》央视热播 杜淳：红色偶像如此炼成". Tencent (in Chinese). January 20, 2009.
- "《走西口》创央视开年收视纪录". Netease (in Chinese). February 5, 2009.
- "杜淳日薪五百"租女友" 温馨剧情感动三代观众". NetEase (in Chinese). June 11, 2010.
- "大学生电视节沈阳落幕 杜淳封获最受喜爱男演员". Sina (in Chinese). October 30, 2011.
- "杜淳安以轩出演电视剧《古今大战秦俑情》(图)". NetEase (in Chinese). December 30, 2010.
- "新《水浒传》新突破 杜淳甘婷婷追求真爱". Sina (in Chinese). May 18, 2011.
- "《北京青年》再度来袭杜淳演绎坏小子". Sina (in Chinese). November 12, 2012.
- "杜淳主演《宫锁珠帘》引争议 淡定称演好角色就好". China News (in Chinese). February 16, 2012.
- "《三十岁你好》引共鸣 杜淳为80后鸣不平". Sina (in Chinese). December 16, 2013.
- "《隋唐演义》杜淳演绎如水帝王李世民". Sina (in Chinese). December 25, 2012.
- "《云中歌》横店持续热拍 杜淳张雅萌等领衔主演". People's Daily (in Chinese). January 17, 2014.
- "李小冉杜淳领衔《老婆大人》 豪华幕后保驾护航". Sohu (in Chinese). December 21, 2015.
- "杜淳杜志国同演《建党》 父子首度大银幕齐亮相". Sina (in Chinese). June 23, 2011.
- "杜淳《跑出一片天》 三十而立迎来小丰收". Sina (in Chinese). November 3, 2011.
- "《谁说我们不会爱》将映 颖儿杜淳擦火花". Sina (in Chinese). August 15, 2013.
- "《罗曼蒂克消亡史》杜淳领衔玩透神秘". Sina (in Chinese). April 28, 2015.
- "《断片之险途夺宝》定档 葛优岳云鹏杜淳联手". China Daily (in Chinese). June 29, 2017.
- "《祖宗十九代》33位明星齐贺岁 吴京支招岳云鹏"追"林志玲". Tencent (in Chinese). November 21, 2017.
- "《八佰》杜淳演谢晋元&姚晨饰何香凝 导演管虎：没有番位，只有番号". Mtime (in Chinese). March 8, 2019.
- "曝唐嫣杜淳加盟《三体》 搭冯绍峰张静初". Sina (in Chinese). May 4, 2016.
- "《大河颂》精彩剧照：杜淳饰康熙２". Sohu (in Chinese). December 29, 2005.
- "钟丽缇杜淳合作演绎古装剧《江湖俏佳人》(图)". Sohu (in Chinese). February 11, 2005.
- "高圆圆杜淳《爱无悔》今晚播出(附图)". Sina (in Chinese). March 19, 2008.
- "杜志国杜淳首演父子 亲生父子成就《非亲父子》". Sina (in Chinese). December 7, 2007.
- "杜淳《敌营十八年》连演硬汉80集接近崩溃(图)". Sina (in Chinese). December 27, 2008.
- "《虎胆雄心》央视热播 红色偶像杜淳演活江波". Sina (in Chinese). August 10, 2009.
- "杜淳走出《中国家庭》 感悟家庭责任". Sina (in Chinese). November 20, 2009.
- "杜淳与导演王文杰合作默契 《南下》共谱心酸史". Sina (in Chinese). February 8, 2010.
- "《保姆与保安》登北京 杜淳演"保安之花"(图)". Sina (in Chinese). August 17, 2010.
- "《锄奸》登陆北京 杜淳挑战人情人性(图)". Sina (in Chinese). November 26, 2010.
- "杜淳《大汉口》从商救国献礼辛亥革命百年". Sina (in Chinese). November 29, 2011.
- "杜淳挑战出演《我的经济适用男》获肯定(图)". Sina (in Chinese). November 29, 2011.
- "连奕名张嘉译杜淳首聚 三大硬汉联袂《雪狼谷》". Sina (in Chinese). June 10, 2011.
- "杜淳董洁《倾城雪》一见钟情 演绎凄美爱情(图)". Sina (in Chinese). April 18, 2011.
- "《青春期撞上更年期2》杜淳不急结婚". Sina (in Chinese). March 4, 2013.
- "杜淳《恋爱的那点事儿》上演爱情大作战". Sina (in Chinese). October 19, 2012.
- "《美丽背后》开机 杜淳首当监制太操心". Sina (in Chinese). March 26, 2013.
- "杜淳《冰与火的青春》高冷霸气闯股巿(图)". Sina (in Chinese). July 13, 2015.
- "《女不强大》杜淳海清演夫妻体验生活". Sina (in Chinese). March 31, 2015.
- "《爱的速递》姚笛杜淳演绎功夫撞爱情". Sina (in Chinese). July 21, 2015.
- "《熟男养成记》热拍 杜淳领衔演绎熟男成长记". Netease (in Chinese). May 8, 2014.
- "杜淳《维和步兵营》演战神 弥补未当过兵的遗憾". Sina (in Chinese). May 17, 2017.
- "杜淳刘奕君《无主之城》曝海报 赵天宇跨界超级网剧". ifeng (in Chinese). May 17, 2018.
- "《黄金大劫案》曝片花 杜淳马苏大冒险". Sina (in Chinese). March 5, 2013.
- "杜淳新剧首度携手郑晓龙 颠覆自我展硬汉本色". Netease (in Chinese). May 17, 2019.
- "华鼎盛典荣誉名单". Sina (in Chinese).
- "大学生电视节沈阳落幕 杜淳封获最受喜爱男演员". Sina (in Chinese). October 30, 2011.