Ha Jung-woo (Korean: 하정우; born Kim Sung-hoon on March 11, 1978) is a South Korean actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer. One of the highest grossing actors in South Korea, Ha's starring films have accumulated more than 100 million tickets. Only 3 other actors have reached this milestone, with Ha being nearly a decade younger than the rest when achieving this. His breakthrough to stardom came with the role in Na Hong-jin's serial killer film The Chaser (2008). One of the leading actors of his generation in Korean cinema, Ha showcased his versatility across films of various genres: road movie My Dear Enemy (2008), sports film Take Off (2009), action thriller The Yellow Sea (2010), gangster saga Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012), romantic comedy Love Fiction (2012), spy actioner The Berlin File (2013), and action thriller The Terror Live (2013). Ha is also known for his role as grim reaper Gang-rim in the fantasy action film Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and its 2018 sequel. He made his directorial debut through the comedy film Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013), followed by Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2015).
Ha dated fashion model Goo Eun-ae from August 2008 to January 2012.
Born as Kim Sung-hoon, Ha Jung-woo came from an acting family. His father Kim Yong-gun is a well-known veteran actor who has appeared in many movies and television series, while his younger brother Kim Young-hoon (stage name: Cha Hyun-woo) is an aspiring actor. Ha has said that since he was 4 or 5 years old, he has always dreamed of becoming an actor like his father. Before entering college, Ha studied at a private acting institute and at one point had actor Lee Beom-soo as his instructor. He then enrolled at Chung-Ang University as a theater major, where he acted on the stage.In 1998, Ha began his military service, working in the Armed Forces Public Relations Department. He put his acting experience to good use during this time, appearing in 10 promotional films for the military.
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After moving into a new house, a young girl begins displaying strange and disturbing behavior until, one day, she disappears behind a closet. While the devastated father is left with no clue about his...
Miss & Mrs. Cops
Mi-Young used to work as a detective and now works as a desk worker. When Ji-hye is assigned to Mi-Young's civil complaints team, the two female cops get caught up in a serious criminal case that lead...
The mythical and majestic Baekdu Mountain has been Stagnant since 1903 at an elevation of 9000'.
On the day that the U.S. became a country. A team of elite mercenaries embark on a secret CIA mission to abduct North Korea's politician in an underground Bunker below the Korean Demilitarized Zone in...
Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days
In the afterlife, one guardian helps a man through his trials, while his two colleagues help a former guardian on earth.
A Single Rider
A promising fund manager is about to lose everything when his company goes bankrupt. He went to Australia because he was overwhelmed by despair and his wife and son lived there. He gets a chance to lo...
Suh-Suh Pyoung, Slowly and Peacefully
Joseon Teresa, also known as the German missionary Elisabeth Johanna Shepping, is the subject of a documentary.
1987: When the Day Comes
A college student was killed during a police interrogation in 1987. The cremation of the corpse was ordered by the government. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release raises questio...
Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
3 people took the firefighter to the afterlife. He will be able to reincarnate when he passes 7 trials over the course of 49 days.
Three freedom fighters are assigned to kill a genocidal military leader and his top ally. The plan goes awry amidst double-crossings, counter-assassinations, and a shocking revelation about one of the...
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
Set in a village right after the Korean War, poor but good-hearted Heo Sam-gwan sets out to win the most beautiful girl in the village, Heo Ok-ran, by selling his blood to earn money. When Sam-gwan's ...
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A South Korean reality show called "I Live Alone" follows a group of single celebrities who form a club called "Rainbow" and live alone.
The Berlin File
When an arms deal goes bad, a North Korean spy is targeted not only by the South Koreans, but also by his own bosses.
Behind the Camera
A director leaves for Hollywood to shoot a film on his cell phone. Fourteen actors and actresses were dumped. Fourteen actors and actresses are getting ready for an attack.
Fasten Your Seatbelt
Hallyu star Ma Joon-Gyu boards an airplane that will take him from Tokyo to Seoul, but the plane is swept up into a typhoon and faces danger.
The Terror Live
Someone calls a radio station. Terrorist threats are broadcasted live throughout the country.
A corrupt customs officer is in danger of losing his job. His life changed when he met a ganster. Hyeong-bae helps Ik-hyeon set up a business with money from drug traffickers, while Ik-hyeon lobbies f...
If he won the best actor award for 2 years in a row, Ha Jung Woo would walk across South Korea. When he did, the adventure will begin.
The comedy was about the romance between an obscure novelist and his new girlfriend.
Kin is Korea's youngest criminal court head judge. The case of the mathematics professor who killed his wife is before the court. The life of Kurt Gdel is very similar to that of Sohn.
The Yellow Sea
The borders of North Korea, China, and Russia form a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. On the Chinese side of the bor...
Like You Know It All
There is a comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of a film director.
Hyeong-gu is a young Korean who visits Japan by boat three or four times a month to help with Bo-gyung. Tooru is a young Japanese man who welcomes him. For the sake of their families, money, and frien...
Five men from the Korea national ski jumping team are going for gold.
Several of Joong-ho's girls have recently gone missing without clearing their debts, making him a dirty detective turned pimp. While trying to locate the missing girls, he discovered that they were al...
Forever the Moment
The Danes and Koreans shared four Olympic titles for women's handball from 1988 to 2000. The two dueling teams met again in 2004, and the game went to two overtimes and a penalty throw, butKorea lost,...
Our School's E.T.
Seong Geun, a lazy gym teacher, is content with his easy gig teaching high school P.E., but times are getting tough and his job is in danger. Seong Geun made an important decision when his school deci...
Two friends are in the male escort business. One starts a relationship with one of his clients. The other cheated on his girlfriend and had a lot of scam going on.
My Dear Enemy
Hee-soo is without a job in her thirties. She is looking for her ex-boyfriend on a nice day. Hee-soo lent Byoung-woon money a year ago, but it wasn't love that brought them together. Byoung-woon is ha...
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H.I.T, also known as Homicide Investigation Team, was a South Korean television series that starred Go Hyun-jung, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Jung-min, and Yoon Ji-min. MBC aired it from March 19 to May 22, 2007...
The married female artist who decorates the condemned prisoner's prison cell is slowly falling in love with him. Yeon is a lonely artist locked in a loveless marriage while Jin is a convicted killer o...
In order to save her marriage, an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker.
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Lovers in Prague
A police detective and a diplomat meet and fall in love. The daughter of the Korean President has to maintain a low profile. Things are complicated by the secrets surrounding Young Woo and Sang Hyun. ...
She's on Duty
In order to befriend the daughter of a notorious mobster, a detective goes undercover in a high school.
After completing his military service, a man gets a distress call from one of his subordinates, who is also an old classmate.
The story follows the lives of two girls living together and their separate love lives, as they struggle to find and maintain their new relationships. The movie is about a pretty girl. Hee-Jin is work...
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