Im Won-hee

Im Won-hee (born October 11, 1970) is a South Korean actor. Im was an alumnus of the legendary Daehak-ro theater troupe Mokhwa (Korean목화), starring in many of Jang Jin's stage plays. He made his film debut in Jang's black comedy The Happenings in 1998, and through the years has become one of the most versatile supporting actors in Korean cinema, with notable roles in Three... Extremes and Le Grand Chef.[1] But Im is best known for his iconic role Dachimawa Lee,[2] which began in 2000 as the title character of a 35-minute short film that director Ryoo Seung-wan made as a parody/homage to '70s Korean genre action films.[3] The internet short was enormously popular and received more than a million page views, and in 2008, Ryoo again cast Im in an action-comedy feature film based on the same character, Dachimawa Lee.[4][5]

Im Won-hee
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Im Won-hee in September 2019
Born (1970-10-11) October 11, 1970 (age 50)
OccupationActor
Years active1995-present
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationIm Won-hui
McCune–ReischauerIm Wŏnhŭi

FilmographyEdit

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Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Le Grand Chef Nominated
2016 2016 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Genre Drama Dr. Romantic Nominated
2018 12th 2018 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award My Little Old Boy Won [21][22]
2018 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Wok of Love Won [23]
2020 14th 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple Award with Jung Suk-yong My Little Old Boy Won [24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Le Grand Chef depicts story of talented cook". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. 6 November 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  2. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (19 December 2008). "JUN Ji-hyun and SUL Kyung-gu portrayed greatest characters". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  3. ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 다찌마와 리 (Dajjimawa Lee)". Twitch Film. 7 March 2006. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  4. ^ D'Sa, Nigel (23 January 2008). "RYOO Seung-wan Remakes Short into Feature". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  5. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (14 August 2008). "Dachimawa Lee breaks new ground in comedy". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  6. ^ "Collectors (Korean Movie - 2019) - 도굴". HanCinema.
  7. ^ "LIM Won-hee, KIM Won-hae and YOON Je-moon Join ASTRONOMY". Korean Film Biz Zone. October 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (24 May 2013). "Not all is grim when the reaper pays a visit". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  9. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (30 July 2012). "Ju Ji-hoon says "I met director every single day to act out beggar and king"". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  10. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (28 April 2011). "Arrest gives '90s comedy zesty spin". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  11. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (3 September 2009). "Money Comes Up Rather Short". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  12. ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 주먹이 운다 (Crying Fist)". Twitch Film. 22 August 2005. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  13. ^ Kim, Kyu Hyun (7 February 2006). "Crying Fist DVD Review: Ryoo Seung Wan's latest shows his growth as a filmmaker". OhmyNews International. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  14. ^ Kim Na-kyung (May 7, 2021). "장광→임원희 '꽃 피면 달 생각하고' 합류, 명품 배우들 총 출동". hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  15. ^ Kim, Ju-won (March 29, 2019). [공식] '보좌관' 정진영, 김갑수, 정웅인, 임원희..명품 조연 군단 캐스팅 확정. Sedaily (in Korean). Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  16. ^ "'나인룸' 김재화X정원중X임원희X정연주X강신일, 명품 신스틸러 총출동". Naver (in Korean). MK News. August 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "[공식입장] '기름진 멜로' 임원희 출연 확정, 장혁X정려원과 호흡". Korea Daily (in Korean). April 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "OCN broadcasts its second made-for-TV film COMA". KoreaContent.org via Hancinema. 12 July 2006. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  19. ^ Giammarco, Tom (10 January 2010). "Coma 3: The Necklace (2005)". Seen in Jeonju. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  20. ^ Kim, Jae-heun (11 March 2015). "Real Men 2 returns with more reality". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  21. ^ OSEN (2018-12-29). "'반전의 대상' 받은 배우..올해의 프로그램 '미우새'(종합)[2018 SBS연예대상]". mosen.mt.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  22. ^ "[종합] 'SBS 연예대상' 이승기 대상…김종국♡홍진영 베스트커플상". sports.donga.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  23. ^ Lee, Jihyun (January 1, 2019). [SBS 연기대상] 감우성·김선아, 공동 대상..베스트 커플상까지(종합) [[SBS Drama Awards] Gam Woo-sung, Kim Sun-ah, co- grand prize.. Best Couple Award (Comprehensive)]. News1 (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  24. ^ Kang Jin-ah (December 19, 2020). "[2020 SBS 연예대상]임원희·정석용 베스트 커플상". newsis (in Korean). Retrieved December 19, 2020.

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