Yoo Hae-jin (born January 4, 1970) is a South Korean actor.
Yoo in 2014
(formerly Sim Entertainment)
|Revised Romanization||Yu Hae-jin|
As a child Yoo Hae-jin would often slip in through the backdoor of a cultural center near his home to watch events that were being held there. After seeing a play in eighth grade, the teenager decided on acting as his future career. He begged to be sent to an arts high school, but his family was conservative and not financially capable. So in his junior year in high school, Yoo joined an acting troupe. In the beginning, he ran errands for the other actors and tried to copy what they did from a distance. Though introverted, Yoo slowly began to learn how to act on stage. After applying twice for a Theater and Film course in college and getting rejected because of his looks, Yoo majored in Fashion Design instead. But acting remained his passion and he concentrated on his theater work rather than his fashion subjects, barely graduating. Due to a special selection process for college graduates based solely on their grades, Yoo was finally accepted to the theater department of the Seoul Institute of the Arts.
Yoo then began doing bit roles in films, graduating to supporting roles where he acquired a reputation as a scene stealer. Despite a short screen time, his performances made a strong impression on audiences and critics. As Korean films became more diverse in terms of genre, Yoo found opportunities in increasingly weighty roles, and now has become a bonafide marquee name in the box office. He has since established himself as one of the top character actors in the country, notably in King and the Clown, Small Town Rivals, Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard, Moss, The Unjust, The Pirates, The Classified File, Minority Opinion, Veteran, and Public Enemy and its sequels. 2017 was a successful year for Yoo - he had roles in three high-grossing films; Confidential Assignment, A Taxi Driver and 1987: When the Day Comes. In particular, A Taxi Driver earned him a Best Supporting Actor award at the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and a nomination at the Asian Film Awards.
Thereafter, Yoo began to take up lead roles. His lead starring film, Luck Key, surpassed 5 million viewers. He next starred in family comedy Love+Sling, and Intimate Strangers, a remake of the Italian comedy film Perfect Strangers. In 2018, he was cast in the historical war film Battle.
Yoo and actress Kim Hye-soo first met in 2001 after shooting the movie Kick the Moon and became close in 2006 after appearing together in Tazza: The High Rollers. Rumors of the two dating surfaced starting 2008 although both continuously denied any romantic involvement until early 2010 when paparazzi photographs of the two were released, and the couple officially confirmed their relationship. Yoo and Kim broke up in 2011.
|1999||The Spy||Eokkae 2|
|Attack the Gas Station||Yonggari|
|2001||Kick the Moon||Neopchi|
|Musa the Warrior||Du-chung|
|Break Out||Composed man|
|Jail Breakers||Police officer|
|The Coast Guard||Cheol-gu|
|Please Teach Me English||Subway passenger|
|2004||Ice Rain||Park In-soo|
|Dance with the Wind|
|Hi! Dharma 2: Showdown in Seoul||Yong-dae|
|2005||Another Public Enemy||Yong-man|
|Never to Lose||Gas bucket|
|King and the Clown||Yuk-gab|
|2006||Over the Border||Kim Sun-ho's brother-in-law|
|Tazza: The High Rollers||Ko Gwang-ryeol|
|Once in a Summer||PD Kim|
|2007||Small Town Rivals||Noh Dae-gyu|
|My Son||Man next door||Voice|
|Mission Possible: Kidnapping Granny K||Moon Geun-young|
|2008||Public Enemy Returns||Yong-man|
|Truck||Truck driver Jung Cheol-min|
|2009||Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard||Chorangyi|
|2010||A Little Pond||Refugee|
|Enemy at the Dead End||Park Sang-eob|
|The Unjust||Jang Seok-gu|
|2011||In Love and War||Jae-hoon|
|Mama||Mama's boy gangster Seung-chul|
|2012||Miss Conspirator||Red Shoes|
|The Spies||Department head Choi|
|Rise of the Guardians||Easter Bunny||Korean dubbed|
|2013||The Flu||Bae Kyung-ub|
|2014||Obsessed||Im, owner of Renaissance Music Hall|
|Tazza: The Hidden Card||Ko Gwang-ryeol|
|2015||The Classified File||Kim Joong-san|
|Minority Opinion||Jang Dae-seok|
|Veteran||Managing director Choi|
|Fatal Intuition||Pharmacist Min|
|2017||Confidential Assignment||Kang Jin-tae|
|A Taxi Driver||Hwang Tae-sool|
|1987: When the Day Comes||Han Byung-yong|
|2019||Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission||Kim Pan-soo|
|The Battle: Roar to Victory||Hwang Hae-cheol|
|2020||Space Sweepers||Robot (voice)|
|2004||The Land||Kim Pyeong-san/Kim Doo-soo||SBS|
|2013||March: A Story of Friends||Himself|
|2 Days & 1 Night||Cast member
(season 2, episodes 56-89)
|2015||Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village||Cast member||tvN|
|Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 2|
|2016||Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village|
|2019||Korean Hostel in Spain|
|2020||Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2006||43rd Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||King and the Clown||Won|
|27th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|14th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Tazza: The High Rollers||Nominated|
|2010||47th Grand Bell Awards||Moss||Nominated|
|31st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Won|
|8th Korean Film Awards||Won|
|2011||5th Asian Film Awards||Nominated|
|48th Grand Bell Awards||The Unjust||Nominated|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|2014||51st Grand Bell Awards||The Pirates||Won|
|35th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|1st Korean Film Producers Association Awards||Won|
|The Night of Stars-Korea Top Star Awards||Korea's Top Supporting Actor||Won|
|2015||6th KOFRA Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|10th Max Movie Awards||Nominated|
|51st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actor (Film)||Won|
|35th Golden Cinema Festival||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|24th Buil Film Awards||The Classified File||Nominated|
|52nd Grand Bell Awards||Veteran||Nominated|
|36th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|16th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|2016||11th Max Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2017||51st Taxpayers' Day||Presidential Commendation||N/A||Won|
|53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Luck Key||Nominated|
|22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|7th SACF Artists of the Year Awards||Artistic Impression in Motion Pictures Award||N/A||Won|
|12th University Film Festival of Korea||Best Actor||Luck Key||Won|
|37th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actor||A Taxi Driver||Won|
|38th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|2018||12th Asian Film Awards||Nominated|
|39th Blue Dragon Film Awards||1987: When the Day Comes||Nominated|
|2020||25th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||The Battle: Roar to Victory||Nominated|
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- "1987 Adds YOO Hae-jin, YEO Jin-gu and SUL Kyung-gu". Korean Film Biz Zone. 6 April 2017.
- "YOO Hae-jin and LEE Joon's KEY OF LIFE Began to Shoot". Korean Film Biz Zone. October 12, 2015.
- "LUCK-KEY Surpassed 5 Million Viewers". Korean Film Biz Zone. 3 November 2016.
- "YOO Hae-jin, LEE Sung-kyoung, and KIM Min-jae Starring Love+Stling Finishes Filming". Korean Film Biz Zone. 9 November 2017.
- "Putting his best foot forward : In 'Love + Sling,' Yoo Hai-jin plays a father helping his son succeed". Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 May 2018.
- "PERFECT STRANGERS Remake Begins Production". Korean Film Biz Zone. 29 January 2018.
- "RYU Jun-yeol and YOO Hae-jin Prepare for BATTLE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 28 August 2018.
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- "43rd Crowns King and the Clown". Korean Film Biz Zone. 26 July 2007.
- ""Secret Reunion" wins best picture at Blue Dragon awards". 10Asia. 29 November 2010.
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- "Kofra Film Awards Recognizes CHUN Woo-hee". Korean Film Biz Zone. 28 June 2015.
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- "Kim Hye-soo and Sul Kyung-gu to be awarded the Best Actress and Actor". Hancinema. Segye. 20 September 2015.
- "YOO Hae-jin and KIM Min-hee Take Acting Honors". Korean Film Biz Zone. 16 December 2015.
- "THE FORTRESS Dominates 37th Korean Film Critics Association Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 30 October 2017.
- "Asian Film Awards 2018 nominations". South China Morning Post. January 11, 2018.
- 청룡영화상 후보 발표, ‘1987’ 최다·‘공작’도 9개부문 후보. Newsen (in Korean). 1 November 2018.