Jang Dong-Gun is a multi talented artist - a fashion model, singer, TV star, and film actor. He is as well known across much of Asia -- including Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Vietnam -- as he is in his own homeland, Korea. Most recently, he starred in Taegukgi, which was released in early 2004 and broke all box office records in Korea, with over 12 million admissions.
Jang made his film debut in 1997 with Repechage, followed by the visually stunning Holiday in Seoul the same year. In 1999, he starred alongside Park Joong-hoon in the acclaimed Nowhere to Hide. Currently one of the most sought-after lead actors in Asia, Jang was cast in Kwak Gyeong-taek's semi-biographical film Friends in 2001. The film became one of the most successful Korean films ever made, rocketing Jang to stardom.
Jang also starred in the big budgeted sci-fi action film 2009: Lost Memories and The Coastguard helmed by controversial director Kim Ki-duk, as well as Typhoon, one of the most ambitious film projects ever produced in Korea.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
Dong-Kun Jang Facts
|Nowhere to Hide
|The Coast Guard
|Love Wind Love Song by Jang Dong Kun