Shin Ha-kyun

Shin Ha-kyun

Highest Rated: 90% Save the Green Planet! (2003)

Lowest Rated: 54% Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

Birthday: May 30, 1974

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Actor Ha-kyun Shin is best known for his collaborations with influential South Korean director Park Chan-wook in such well-received films as the war thriller "J.S.A.: Joint Security Area," the crime drama "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance," and the inventive horror film "Thirst." Shin was trained as a theater actor in his home city of Seoul at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, but he quickly found a home in screen acting. After appearing in two films by director Jin Jang in the late '90s, Shin broke into the mainstream with his Blue Dragon Award-winning portrayal of Private Chong U-jin in Park's "Joint Security Area," about the murder of two soldiers in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. The film was a massive critical and commercial success and, at the time of its release in 2000, stood as the highest-grossing Korean film of all time. Shin next starred in the hit 2001 comedy "Guns & Talks" before reuniting with Park in "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance." Another milestone for both Park and Shin, the film follows deaf-mute Ryu (Shin) as he is pushed to extreme lengths to earn money for his sister's kidney transplant. Shin starred in several movies throughout the 2000's, including the outrageous comedy-fantasy "Save the Green Planet!" and "No Mercy for the Rude," in which he plays a chef moonlighting as a hitman. He landed a significant role in Park's genre-bending "Thirst," playing an old friend to the lead character, a priest who has recently become a vampire.

Highest rated movies

Save the Green Planet!
Welcome to Dongmakgol
Joint Security Area
The Villainess
Extreme Job
The Thieves




82% 82% Extreme Job Lee Mubae (Character) $1.6M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inseparable Bros Se-Ha (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 71% What a Man Wants Bong-soo (Character) - 2018
85% 66% The Villainess Jungsang (Character) $27.7K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room No.7 Du-sik (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detour Joong-pil (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire of Lust Kim Min-jae (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 33% Big Match Ace (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Running Man Cha Jong-woo (Character) - 2013
67% 70% The Thieves Unknown (Character) $137.0K 2012
69% 78% Go-ji-jeon Kang Eun-pyo (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Festival Jang-bae (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Café Noir Youngsoo (Character) - 2010
80% 75% Thirst Kang-u (Character) $296.4K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The devil's game Min Heedo (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 77% Yeui-eomneun geotdeul (No Mercy for the Rude) Unknown (Character) - 2006
88% 92% Welcome to Dongmakgol 2nd Lt. Pyo Hyun-Chul (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 64% Murder, Take One Kim Yeonghun (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 83% My Brother Sung-hyun (Character) - 2004
90% 88% Save the Green Planet! Byeong-gu (Character) $14.6K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Letter From Mars Lee Seungjae (Character) - 2003
54% 85% Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Ryu (Character) $45.2K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surprise Jeong-woo (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 80% Guns & Talks Jung woo (Character) - 2001
88% 91% Joint Security Area Jeong Woo-jin (Character) - 2000


No Score Yet No Score Yet You Quiz on the Block Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Mechanic Lee Shi-joon (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet All About My Romance Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brain Lee Kanghoon (Character) 2011-2012