"Squid Game," Netflix Korea's newest survival drama series starring actors Park Hae Soo, Lee Jung Jae, and Wi Ha Joon, received critical acclaim from fans and viewers all over the world since its much-awaited release on September 17.
The survival drama series follows the exhilarating story of a group of people who gambled and risked their lives in a large, mysterious survival game with a cold 40 million USD prize.
Undoubtedly, apart from the exciting storyline, the main actors and cast gave a show-stopping performance that left a significant impact on the people who watched "Squid Game."
In this list are four fun facts that you need to know about "Squid Game" actor Park Hae Soo, who has shown exemplary acting performance in the series.
Park Hae Soo Started His Career in the Theater Stage
If you list down the actors who are skillful and versatile, Park Hae Soo will undoubtedly be there.
Not only is he a great actor but he is also a talented singer. The "Squid Game" actor actually started his acting career on the theater stage in 2007 with "Mister Lobby".
Park Hae Soo then continued to pursue his career as he was cast as a part of several famous stage dramas "Macbeth," "Frankenstein," and "The Chorus: Oedipus."
Because of his skills and outstanding acting performances, he was then cast by Shin Won Ho, who was eyeing him to lead the series from the get-go in the 2017 black comedy series "Prison Playbook."
Park Hae Soo Made His Breakthrough Role in 'Prison Playbook'
After his long list of dramas, films, and theater plays, Park Hae Soo finally made his big breakthrough in the 2017 black comedy-drama "Prison Playbook."
He participated in several popular dramas such as "God of War," "Legend of the Blue Sea," "The Liar and His Lover," and "Memories of the Alhambra," but 2017 was the actor's golden year.
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He starred as Kim Jae Hyuk, a basketball player who was sent behind bars after he beat his sister's sexual predator to death. Because of his exemplary performance and 100% synchronization with his character, he gained popularity and appreciation from fans worldwide.
Park Hae Soo is an Award-Winning Actor
What happens to an actor who shows exemplary performances in every role he takes on? Give him the appreciation he deserves.
The actor received his first award for his role in "Prison Playbook," in which he bagged the Best New Actor Award at The Seoul Awards in 2018.
In the year 2019, he was awarded the same title in the Blue Dragon Film Awards for his film "By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture."
Park Hae Soo is Housed Under BH Entertainment
The "Squid Game" actor is currently managed by the agency that houses huge names in the industry.
"Strong Woman Do Bong Soon" actress Park Bo Young. "Yumi's Cells" actress Kim Go Eun, "Penthouse" actress Lee Ji Ah, and GOT7 member and "The Devil Judge" actor Jinyoung.
On the other hand, the actor is currently in the middle of filming his forthcoming film based on the Spanish heist crime series "Money Heist." He will take on the role of the head of the heist, Berlin.
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Written by Elijah Mully.