Kang Woo-suk

Kang Woo-suk (born November 10, 1960 in Gyeongsan) is a South Korean film producer and director.[1] He has often been called the most powerful man in Korean cinema, topping Cine21 magazine's list of '50 Most Powerful Men in Korean Cinema' for seven consecutive years from 1998 to 2004.[2]

Kang Woo-suk
Revised RomanizationGang U-seok
McCune–ReischauerKang U'sǒk

Kang started as a director of successful comedy films before directing Two Cops in 1993, a box office hit whose success at the time was only surpassed by Sopyonje. More recently, he has directed several Korean blockbusters, including the Public Enemy series (Public Enemy, Another Public Enemy, and Public Enemy Returns) and Silmido.

After the success of Two Cops Kang founded his own film production and distribution company, Cinema Service, which has since become the biggest homegrown studio in the Korean film industry and along with CJ Entertainment, one of the two largest film distributors in South Korea. In 2005 Kang stepped down from the position of president of Cinema Service, claiming he intends to concentrate more on his personal film projects.

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  1. ^ Kim, Young-jin (26 September 2005). "Kang Woo-Suk Talks About 한반도 (The Korean Peninsula) (Film2.0 Interview)". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160831000926
  3. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (11 April 2013). "Old Hands Looking for New Action". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (1 July 2010). "Kang Woo-seok offers fresh spin on Moss". The Korea Times. Retrieved 25 January 2015.

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