Cho Jin Woong: "National Police" of Korean film industry, once weighed 120kg, came to life thanks to the blockbuster "Signal"

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Cho Jin Woong is a Korean actor who is loved in Vietnam thanks to the hit movie Signal . Not only is his acting impressive, the male actor named Cho also attracts attention thanks to his masculine, attractive appearance and creates sympathy.

Cho Jin Woong entered the entertainment industry in 2004 with his first film, Once a Student. That same year, he also appeared in My Brother in a supporting role.

In 2006, the actor joined Gangster High as Jo Hong Kyu, playing Detective Shin in Les Formidables . He also appeared in A Dirty Carnival , short films Hello Stranger and Running Wild .

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In 2011, Cho Jin Woong appeared in the war film Frontline , a film set at the end of the Korean War. The film excellently won four Grand Bell Awards in the Best Film category.

In 2012, the actor appeared in Anonymous Gangster , a film set in the 1980s and 1990s in Busan when corruption and crime were rampant, forcing the government to declare war on it, determined to eliminate criminals. gangster forces in this city.

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Cho Jin Woong also participated in the action movie Dark Days with Lee Sun Kyun. The film is about G.un Su ( played by Lee Sun Kyun ), who is on his way to his mother's funeral when he causes a fatal accident.

He could not have imagined that the accident was also related to a corrupt police officer Park Chang Min ( played by Cho Jin Woong ) and that he was about to be caught up in a series of dark days beyond his imagination.

Dark Days was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and became one of the most popular Korean films of 2014. Through this film, Cho Jin Woong's true strength was clearly revealed and received the attention of many fans. tomb.

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He also participated in the action movie Assassination with Jun Ji Hyun and Ha Jung Woo. This is the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time in Korea thanks to attracting more than twelve million viewers.

In 2019, the actor appeared in Black Money with actress Honey Lee. On the first day of release, the film quickly became the most popular work and led the box office for five consecutive days.

In addition to his successes in the film industry, Cho Jin Woong also affirmed his name and film talent through popular television dramas.

In 2016, he appeared in the movie Entourage with famous actors like Lee Kwang Soo and Seo Kang Joon. The film is adapted from a famous series on American HBO.

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The actor also participated in the hit drama Signal with Kim Hye Soo and Lee Je Hoon.

Inspector Park Hae Young ( played by Lee Je Hoon ) accidentally picked up a strange walkie-talkie that helped him contact police officer Lee Jae Han ( played by Cho Jin Woong ) since 1989. The two joined forces. to find ways to investigate and resolve deadlocked cases.

Signal was once in the top 10 movies with the highest ratings in tvN history with an average of nearly 9 percent and received recognition from domestic and worldwide viewers.

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In addition, Cho Jin Woong also participated in other dramas such as Hot Blood , A Man Called God , Believe in Love and The Full Sun.

With the actor's contributions in both film and television, he has excellently received prestigious awards and nominations.

He won the Best New Actor A.ward, Best Supporting Actor A.ward, Best Actor A.ward, Grand Prize A.ward, Korea's Top Star A.ward, Golden Hand A.ward and many other large and small awards.

After the resounding success of the blockbuster Signal , he was fondly called by the audience by familiar names such as "national police" or "Uncle Lee".

He not only attracts fans with his great acting ability but also with his elegant, mature and mature appearance. That's why he made it into the list of the top ten hottest movie actors in Korea 2019.

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Few people know that before he had this appearance, Cho Jin Woong had a period of time weighing up to 120kg. This excessive weight makes it difficult for him to find scripts, only playing supporting roles or forcing himself into similar roles.

It wasn't until Cho Jin Woong tried to lose weight that his career began to flourish. It must be affirmed that it was the weight loss that gave him the aura he deserved. He has the opportunity to participate in major projects as well as have the opportunity to express himself more in different film genres. It is known that the amount of weight he has lost is about more than 40.

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Since gaining a slim figure, Cho Jin Woong has often been invited to action and thriller film projects. This has helped him be fondly called "national police" by Korean audiences.

In addition to the famous Signal , some of the films that made Cho's name include: The Maid, Black M.oney, A.ssassination, A Hard Day,... These are all films that helped him receive nominations. , w.inning prestigious awards.

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Having aura and recognition from both experts and audiences, Cho Jin Woong does not like fame. He lives very modestly and always has the notion that what he does has a significant impact on his fans, so he has to keep a clean image: "I know I have to be more responsible when I receive attention from the audience. So I feel burdened by that. When fans come and call me oppa or hyung, I realize that I have to live better to become an example for them."

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During his career, Cho Jin Woong constantly thought about quitting his job: "Every day. Really, every day, every moment I wanted to give up. But I couldn't say it. One time my wife said that Sometimes my wife finds that the way I live is too difficult for her, to the point that she wants to leave me. When I asked why she hasn't left yet, my wife replied: But since you're gone, I won't. There's a place to escape, isn't there?"

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Talking more about the wife that actor Cho often mentions in interviews, this is someone who has been with him for many years before they officially got married in 2013. Because his wife is not a celebrity. So Cho Jin Woong did not r.eveal her information to the media, only knowing that this is the person who has persistently been by his side to encourage and help him have his current glorious career. 4 years ago, the couple welcomed their first c.hild after 7 years of marriage.

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