Yoo Ah-in is considered by many as one of the best actors of his generation. He is best known for taking on a wide variety of roles in both TV and film and his dynamic characters has earned him numerous acting accolades. This includes a recent Best Actor win at the Asian Film Awards 2021 as well as the Baeksang Arts Awards and the Fantasia International Film Awards.
Famous in South Korea, Yoo has recently been receiving critical acclaim overseas, particularly after the success of the movie, Burning where his performance was met with praises from critics locally and abroad. Before he stars in his three next movies and upcoming Netflix series, Hellbound, it’s time to check out the previous work of this amazing actor.
Not sure where to start? We rounded up the best shows and movies that Yoo Ah-in starred in to get you excited for his upcoming projects.
1. Voice of Silence
It goes without saying that Voice of Silence should be on your watch list. Not only did the film win many Best Film awards from the new filmmaker, Hong Eui-jeong, Yoo also earned a number of accolades for his dialogue-free performance—his character didn’t speak a single line throughout the film.
The low-budget indie movie follows Tae-in (Yoo) and Chang-bok (Yoo Jae-myung), who sells egg to make ends meet. As a side job, they work as a clean-up crew for a crime organisation. But things change when they received a task to look after an 11-year-old kidnapped girl to who they become attached to.
For his role, Yoo gained over 15 kilograms, shaved his head and watched gorilla videos in order to use more body language to communicate. Besides his Best Actor win at the Asian Film Awards, he also brought home prizes from the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, Fantasia International Film Festival and Buil Film Awards.
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