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Min-sik Choi

Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han Seok-gyu. 1997 marked his return to motion pictures, ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale
Chun Man-duk
 2014 The Admiral
Admiral Yi Sun-Shin
 2014/I Lucy
Mr. Jang
 2013 New World
Section Chief Kang (as Choi Min-sik)
 2011 Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild
Wanderer - Nagnae (voice)
 2011 Kiss & Cry
Narrator (Korean version) (voice)
 2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Mr. Baek
 2005 Crying Fist
Gang Tae-shik
 2004 Springtime
 2004 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
North Korean Captain
 2003 Oldboy
Dae-su Oh
 2001 Pairan
Kang-jae (as Min-shik Choi)
 1999 Happy End
Seo, Ki Min
 1999 Swiri
Mu-young Park
 1998 The Quiet Family
Chang-ku Kang (Uncle)
 1997 No. 3
 1994 Seoul ui dal (TV Series)
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Min-Shik Choi | Min-shik Choi | Choi Min-sik


5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

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Western ghosts are evil, but Korean ghosts are about making peace. That is part of our Korean psyche. See more »


Has starred in two of Park Chan Wook's Vengenace Trilogy films - 2003's Oldboy and 2005's Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. See more »

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