Won Bin is one in all Korea’s most acknowledged actors, but his reputation is truthfully perplexing for a lot of new to the Korean leisure scene. How did he get so common? Why hasn’t he been performing? These are simply among the questions followers have had since attending to find out about him.
Won Bin debuted in 1997 with a small function within the film Propose. He continued to take smaller roles till 2000, when he made his breakthrough to the Korean public in Kkokji and Autumn in my Heart. Autumn in my Heart particularly shot him to stardom, not solely in Korea, however all through Asia. Won Bin would journey this reputation with roles within the drama Friends, plus lead roles in extremely common movies Taegukgi and My Brother.
Then got here a 5 yr hiatus, the place throughout that point, he served his obligatory navy service. Following his navy service and some extra years of not performing, he joined the solid of Bong Joon Ho‘s movie Mother, and followed that up with his most notable work that Korean entertainment fans will recognize: The Man from Nowhere.
The Man from Nowhere was released in 2010. That was 12 years ago. Since then, Won Bin has had ZERO acting projects, and yet remains one of Korea’s most beloved actors. So why hasn’t he acted since then? The reply is a mixture of his excessive pickiness in choosing works, and a few dangerous luck.
Won Bin bought married to Lee Na Young in 2015, and following his marriage and delivery of his first baby, he was seeking to get again into the performing business. In 2016, he was supplied the lead function within the Korean remake model of Umberto Pasolini‘s film Still Life. However, due to differences between the director and Won Bin, he ultimately refused the role.
That same year, The Man from Nowhere was in discussions for a Hollywood remake, and Won Bin was a part of those discussions. He tried to make his comeback through the remake, but poor coordination between the production team and Won Bin’s facet brought about the looks to fall via. Director Lee Chang Dong, who produced Burning, was additionally in discussions to hitch the manufacturing workforce.
More just lately, Won Bin was in discussions to make his return via a drama as a substitute. He was contemplating a job in ₩40 billion KRW blockbuster drama The Immortal. Directed by Mr. Sunshine PD Jang Young Woo, the 16 episode drama incorporates a lady who remembers her previous life after constantly dying and being reincarnated for 600 years, and a person who’s immortal for 600 years. He ended up rejecting this drama as he felt like he was too burdened with returning to the business via a drama, regardless that the script and screenplay was glorious.
Through this complete time, Won Bin has solely been taking part in CF’s, and was most just lately noticed filming for an additional one in May of this yr. Part of what makes Won Bin engaging to Koreans are his extraordinarily good-looking visuals, however solely time will inform when Won Bin makes his long-awaited return to the display screen, whether or not it’s the small display screen or film, to indicate them once more.