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  • JUN Ji-hyun and SUL Kyung-gu portrayed greatest characters
  • by Yi Ch' ang-ho (KOFIC) /  Dec 19, 2008
  • JUN Ji-hyun and SUL Kyung-gu portrayed greatest characters


    Major Korean film magazine Movieweek polled to find out who Koreans regard as the ten greatest screen personas. JUN Ji-hyun’s role in My Sassy Girl claimed the top spot for greatest female character with 21% of the votes. 25% votes for SUL Kyung-gu’s character in the Public Enemy trilogy secured SUL the greatest male character title.


    In close pursuit of SUL is CHOI Min-sik’s Old Boy character (20%). SONG Kang-ho’s Memories of Murder character came in third (11%).


    The top three for women is completed by second placed LIM Soo-jung (19%) for her role in I’m a Cyborg, but That’s Ok, and third seed LEE Young-ae. LEE’s performance in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance earned her 13% of the votes.


    Movieweek compiled another Korea’s greatest characters list by itself. This unranked list consists of: SHIN Ha-kyun (Save the Green Planet), LIM Won-hee (Dachimawa Lee), KIM Jung-eun (Marrying the Mafia), KONG Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush), MOON So-ri (A Good Lawyer’s Wife), LEE Jun-ki (King and the Clown), JANG Jin-young (Singles), and YEA Ji-won (Old Miss Diary).


    Yi Ch’ang-ho (KOFIC)


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