Thank you for all of your support to me to continue writing :). I have read it all, khamsahamnida :). For now, I”ll bring Hallyu Wave “Korean Wave” section. I think it will be nice if we know more about the actor/actress/singer that we love ♥ :). Here I bring Song Il Gook *he still captures my mind for now* hihihi^^. Surely, his acting captivating me so much :). Yayyy I’m so happy he ever came to Bali :))). Hwaiting oppa, you are one of best!
Song Il Gook (alternately Song Il Guk) (송일국) is a popular South Korean actor. He starred in several historical Korean dramas such as Jumong and Emperor of the Sea. He graduated from the Cheongju University and majored in Performing Arts. He is the grandson of Kim Du-han, son of the famous Korean independence movement general Kim Jwa-jin during the early 1900s. He is the son of actress Kim Eul Dong.
His first significant role was in the action drama Bodyguard (KBS, 2003), playing a slightly off-killer villain. Song’s breakthrough, however, came from two roles in particular : Jang Soo in the weekend drama Terms of Endearment (KBS, 2004), and his impressive turn as Yeom Jang in Emperor of the Sea (KBS, 2005). In those two dramas, Song showed both sides of the acting spectrum: the charming everyday man and the most charismatic villain in the last few years.
Song attained mega star status when he was cast in Jumong (MBC, 2006), which brought him the prestigious Daesang Award in 2006. Jumong is one of the most successful Korean TV dramas of all time, capturing an average of 40% viewership, and staying on the number one chart for 40 consecutive weeks. Jumong continues to this day to be popular all over the world, in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. Jumong’s legacy was extended to the 2009 drama Kingdom of the Wind, where Song played Muhyul, grandson of Jumong. Kingdom of the Wind was entered as a foreign in the 2009 International Film Festival. He also won the KBS Best Actor 2009 award for this role.
Song typically takes on physically challenging roles that require sword-fighting, martial arts and horsemanship. He is a vice-president of the Korean Triathlon Confederation and participated in the 2008 Seoul International Triathlon Competition. In April 2008, Song carried the Olympic torch through Seoul.
Additionally, Song has talent as a sketch artist. His skill was captured during filming of Emperor of the Sea and Kingdom of the Winds.
In addition to acting, Song has modeled professionally, both on the runway and in print. Recently, in 2008, he and several of his colleagues, Joo Jin Mo, Ko Soo, Jang Geun-suk, and Park Jae-jung,were the subjects of the “Kolon Christmas Photo Shoot”.
On March 15, 2008, Song was wed to a Busan High Court Judge, initially identified only by her family name “Jung”, in a private traditional Korean wedding away from the media spotlight at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul. Later, Song’s bride’s full name was revealed to be Jeong Seung Yeon (정승연).
In 2009, the State of Hawaii designated March 21 as Song Il-Gook day.
In April 2010, Song was invited to the Blue House to dine with heads of state, including the president of Kazakhstan because the series Jumong garnered popularity in Kazakhstan.
- Name : 송일국 / Song Il Gook (Song Il Guk)
- Profession : Actor & Model
- Birthdate : 01 October 1971
- Height : 185 cm
- Weight : 80 kg
- Star sign : Libra
- Blood type : A
- Hobbies : Mountain biking, fencing, in-line skating
- Family : Married Jeong Seung Yeon (정승연), Mother : actress Kim Eul Dong, Sister : Song Song Yi
- Talent agency : Haneol Entertainment
- Web site : http://www.barunsonenter.com/gentle%2Dsong/
- Personal homepage : http://planet.daum.net/4004song19
- 2010 A Man Called God / The Divine Hero 신이라 불리운 사나이 – MBC
- 2008 Kingdom of the Winds / Land of Wind 바람의 나라 – KBS
- 2007 Lobbyist / 로비스트 (说客) – SBS
- 2006 Jumong / Book of Three Hans 추몽 – MBC
- 2005 Emperor of the Sea / Haesin 해신 (海神) – KBS
- 2004 Terms of Endearment / 애정의 조건 – KBS
- 2004 The Water Flower Village / Water Bloom 물꽃마을 사람들 – MBC
- 2003 Desert Spring / Oasis 사막의 샘 – MBC
- 2003 Bodyguard / 보디가드 – KBS
- 2003 Royal Story / 장희빈 – KBS
- 2002 People in the Alley – KBS
- 2002 Album of Life / 인생화보 – KBS
- 2002 Hard Love/Unreserved Love / 거침없는 사랑 – KBS
- 2001 Thousand Year’s Dream – KBS
- 2001 I Only Know Love – KBS
- 1999 Into the Sun – MBC
- 1999 The Boss – MBC
- 1998 Advocate – MBC
- The Art of Seduction (2005)
- Redeye (2004)
- I Am You (나는 너다)
- Sad Love Story (2005)
- 2009 Asia Star Award at the Asia Model Festival Awards
- 2008 KBS Drama Awards : Best Actor (The Kingdom of the Winds)
- 2008 KBS Drama Awards : Best Couple Award with Choi Jung Won for The Kingdom of The Winds
- 2006 Korean Broadcasting Producers Award : Best TV Actor of the Year
- 2006 MBC Best (Golden) Actor
- 2006 MBC Drama Awards : Daesang Award
- 2006 MBC Drama Awards : Top Excellence Award
- 2005 KBS Awards : Best Actor, Most Popular Actor, Best Couple (With Soo Ae)
- 2005 KBS Acting Awards : Best Actor of 2005
- 2004 KBS Awards : Best Couple (With Han Ga-in)
- 2002 KBS Acting Awards : Best New Actor
Do you love him more now? :) ♥
~The world is an ocean of energy. Energy is the driving force of all activity~
Choi Kang Ta
Credit : wiki, soompi, ampedasia