Ko Chun-hsiung (Chinese: 柯俊雄; pinyin: Kē Jùnxióng; 15 January 1945 – 6 December 2015) was a Taiwanese actor, director and politician. He had been acting since the 1960s and had appeared in more than 200 films.
Ko Chun-hsiung in Taipei in 2007.
Ko Chun-liang (柯俊良)
15 January 1945
|Died||6 December 2015 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University of Arts|
|Occupation||Actor, director, politician|
Taiwan Farmers' Party (2007—2008)
(m. 1970; div. 2004)
His career accolades included three Golden Horse Awards, two Asia Pacific Film Festival Awards for Best Actor, a Panama International Film Festival Award for Best Actor. In 2005, Chinese Film Association of Performance Art named Ko on the list of 100 Outstanding Artists in Chinese Film (1905 - 2004).
Ko was born in Kaohsiung, during Taiwan under Japanese rule, he attended Kaohsiung No.2 School and graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts, he also studied at Tokyo University and Saint John's College.
Ko began his career by appearing in small roles before 1965. He appeared in The Silent Wife later that year. In 1967, Ko starred as Feng Ze in Ching-Zue Bai's Lonely Seventeen, for which he won his first Best Actor Award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. In 1974, Ko starred as Zhang Zizhong in the historical film The Everlasting Glory, which earned Ko his second Best Actor Award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival. In 1976, Ko acted in the historical film Eight Hundred Heroes directed by Ting Shan-hsi, playing the role of Xie Jinyuan, he won a Golden Horse Award.
In 1981, Ko self-directed and performed in My Grandfather, which earned him a Best Actor Award at the Panama International Film Festival. In 1989, Ko starred as Duan Yihu, reuniting him with co-star Jackie Chan, who played Guo Zhenhua, in the romantic comedy film Miracles, which were highly praised by audience. In 1999, Ko filmed in Cao Cao, he received the Best Actor Award at the 36th Golden Horse Awards. In 2012, Ko participated in the Taiwanese-language television drama Feng Shui Family.
Ko became involved in politics in 1990.
Ko was twice married. Originally wed to actress Chang Mei-yao in 1970, he became the father of two children, Ko Yishan (柯懿珊) and Ko Pinyin (柯品吟). They divorced in 2004, as Ko was involved in an affair with Tsai Qinghua (蔡清樺), who Ko married the next year. Ko's second marriage also produced two children, Ko Jianyu (柯鑒育) and Ko Zier (柯姿而). Chang, Ko's first wife, died in 2012.
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|The Silent Wife||《啞女情深》|
|Lonely Seventeen||《寂寞的十七歲》||Feng Ze|
|I Hate You Deeply||《恨你入骨》|
|1969||Storm over the Yang-tse River||《揚子江風雲》|
|1970||Bye, My Lover||《再見阿郎》|
|Home Sweet Home||《家在台北》|
|I Want You||《我要你》|
|Life and Mother||《母與女》|
|Happiness and Joy||《歡天喜地》|
|Five Plus Five||《五對佳偶》|
|Splendid Love Affairs||《難忘負心人》|
|Love is Smoke||《輕煙》|
|The Perfect Match||《門當戶對》|
|Crimes Are To Be Paid||《五虎摧花》|
|My Father, my husband and my son||《我父、我夫、我子》|
|The Devils Treasure||《黑夜怪客》|
|Haze in the Sunset||《煙雨斜陽》|
|The Everlasting Glory||《英烈千秋》|
|Spring Comes Not Again||《不再有春天》|
|The Looks of Hong Kong||《香港屋簷下》|
|1976||Painted Waves of Love||《浪花》|
|Rhythm of the Wave||《海韻》|
|Eight Hundred Heroes||《八百壯士》|
|1978||A Teacher of Great Soldiers||《黃埔軍魂》|
|1979||Gone With Honor||《香火》|
|The Brave Ones||《強渡關山》|
|1980||The Coldest Winter in Peking||《皇天後土》|
|Mission over the Eagle Castle||《血濺冷鷹堡》|
|The Battle for the Republic of China||《辛亥雙十》|
|The Professional Killer||《職業兇手》|
|Offend the Law of God||《怒犯天條》|
|Days In the Army||《動員令》|
|The Head Hunter||《獵頭》|
|Attack Force Z||《Z字特工隊》|
|From Here to Prosperity||《奪寶計上計》|
|I am a Chinese||《我是中國人》|
|The Heroic Pioneers||《唐山過台灣》|
|The Kinmen Bombs||《金門炮戰》|
|Somewhere My Love||《不歸路》|
|Rich and Famous||《江湖情》|
|The Kinmen Bombs||《八二三炮戰》|
|Yes, Sir 2||《報告班長2》|
|The Story of Haybo||《喜寶》|
|The Dragon Family||《龍之家族》|
|1989||Fight to Survive||《我在江湖》|
|A Home Too Far||《異域》|
|1991||Island of Fire||《火燒島》||Prison Chief|
|Retreat of the Godfather||《大哥讓位》|
|1993||End of The Road||《異域之末路英雄》|
|1995||Remember M Remember E||《哪有一天不想你》|
|2001||The Last Salute||《報告總司令》|
|Year||English Title||Chinese Title||Role||Notes|
|1983||Days in Xiang River||《香江歲月》|
|2003||Crystal Boys||《孽子》||A Qing's father|
|2004||My Boyfriend Is A Superstar||《我的明星男友》||Guan Zixiong|
|2011||Independent Heroes||《廉政英雄》||Biao Su/ Zhang Guohao|
|Father and Son||《父與子》||Wang Dazhu|
|2012||Feng Shui Family||《風水世家》||Gao Shenhuang|
|1968||Lonely Seventeen||Asia Pacific Film Festival for Best Actor Award||Won|
|1975||The Everlasting Glory||Asia Pacific Film Festival for Best Actor Award||Won|
|1976||800 Heroes||Golden Horse Award||Won|
|1979||A Teacher of Great Soldiers||Golden Horse Award for Best Actor||Won|
|1981||My Grandfather||Panama International Film Festival for Best Actor||Won|
|1999||Cao Cao||Golden Horse Award for Best Actor||Won|
|2005||100 Outstanding Artists in Chinese Film (1905 - 2004)||Won|
- 舒淇柯俊雄拍三级片假戏真做 王力宏作何感想(组图). ZYnews (in Chinese). 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23.
- 舒淇曾被迫和有"黑社会"背景的柯俊雄拍激情戏. Sina (in Chinese). 2010.
- 影帝柯俊雄客串《最佳嫌疑人》 自曝偶像是英若诚. Chinanews (in Chinese). 2013.
- "Ko Chun-hsiung, a leading man of the 1970s". Straits Times. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
- 《黄埔军魂》风靡小金门 影帝柯俊雄演技精湛. 163.COM (in Chinese). 2013.
- 金马影帝柯俊雄演技精湛观众飙泪 《黄埔军魂》风靡小金门. chinayes.com (in Chinese). 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
- 在港參選 中共要求退KMT 柯俊雄拒絕. tvbs.com.tw. (in Chinese)
- Huang, Tai-lin (25 July 2004). "`War hero' takes aim at politics". Taipei Times. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- 藝人從政 成績比一比 Archived 2013-02-09 at Archive.today. worldjournal.com (in Chinese)
- Tsao, Yu-fan; Wang, Ching-yi; Chen, Christie (7 December 2015). "Film industry, lawmakers mourn death of actor Ko Chun-hsiung". Central News Agency. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
- "Golden Horse Best Actor Ko Chun-hsiung dies". The Straits Times. Singapore Press Holdings. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015.