Lee Jung-jae,
the Never Failing Actor

By October 11, 2021One Comment

Watch Lee Jung-jae’s Works on OnDemandKorea!

Greetings, OnDemandKorea viewers!

You’ve probably heard of Squid Game, the drama series about a mysterious survival game in order to win a large reward. It has become a worldwide sensation due to its aesthetically unique set and thrilling storyline.

LEE JUNG-JAE plays the main character Seong Gi-hun, a kind-hearted gambling addict who took part in the nightmarish games in order to pay for his ill mother’s hospital bills. Although Lee made his mark in Squid Game, he is actually a veteran actor who starred in many impressive projects. With his debut in 1993, he has played diverse roles and is now one of the greatest actors in Korea.

If you want to see more of Lee Jung-jae, look no further! OnDemandKorea has what you need! Here are just a few of his iconic roles from different genres that show you how versatile he can be.

The Thieves, Assassination – The Memorable Villain

Whether it’s a lead role or a supporting role, Lee is always committed to bringing his characters to life. Two movies that really allowed viewers to see his dedication to his roles are The Thieves and Assassination. He stars as traitors in both films, but he skillfully depicted their distinguishable personalities.

In The Thieves, his character Popeye tried to kill his friends, and he also endangered his fellow criminals in order to possess a rare diamond. In Assassination, his character Yem Seok-jin is an agent of the interim government, but he backstabbed his colleagues and secretly reported everything to the Japanese. He shamelessly justified his actions, saying, “I didn’t know Korea would become independent!” Lee effectively illustrated their significance with his dandy image and solid acting skills.

Along with the Gods Series – He Stole the Limelight

Both Along With the Gods : The Two Worlds and Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days are box office hits that attracted more than 10 million viewers. In the movies, Lee takes the role of King Yeomra of the Underworld who monitors the grim reapers and decides if a soul will be reincarnated or not. The actor gave birth to a striking King Yeomra with his overwhelming charisma and majestic appearance.

Despite his brilliant role as the most powerful figure in the underworld, he had just been making a “special appearance.”

Watch Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds

New World – His Presence in a Film Noir

New World is a masterpiece that is loved by fans of Korean movies. The film noir revolves around the factions’ power struggle over the next boss of Gold Moon, South Korea’s most extensive criminal organization, and the police’s conspiracy to take advantage of it.

Lee stars as Lee Ja-sung, an undercover cop who spent eight years rising in the ranks of Gold Moon. He was praised for delicately expressing Lee Ja-sung’s dilemma as he is forced to choose between staying loyal to Jung Chung or fulfilling his duties as a police officer.

Watch New World

Our Sunny Days – An Attractive Actor Who Can Act

Viewers who first knew Lee through Squid Game may think, “That actor who is good at acting like a loser is really handsome.” But in fact, Lee was considered a heartthrob in the ‘90s. He appeared in hit dramas like Feelings and Sandglass and became famous for his good looks and dandy image.

Then he made a breakthrough role in Our Sunny Days that became a huge success. Lee made a strong impression with his character Hong-ki, who dreams of making it big in life but is stuck in a swamp of debt.

Not only did he get acclaim for his acting, but he also got the best friend, his co-star Jung Woo-sung.

Watch Our Sunny Days

These are only a few of Lee Jung-jae’s most recognized movies, and they’re all available on OnDemandKorea. We can’t wait to see more of his talented acting in future projects. 

OnDemandKorea will return with more entertaining content next time. Toodles!

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