Actor Yoo Yeon-seok’s Top Dramas and Movies
Do you know South Korean actor named Yoo Yeon-seok? He is one of the most popular actors, who has starred in many television dramas and movies. The actor who has a real name Yoo Yeon-seok (유연석) and was born in Seoul, South Korea, on April 11th, 1984, started his career in acting around 2003 in the movie titled Oldboy.
Yoo Yeon-seok’s name is included in the long list of popular actors, such as his fellow celebrities Lee Min-ho, Lee Seung-gi, Park Bo-gum, Song Joong-ki, and many more.
Let’s check out the article below to find out more about Yoo Yeon-seok’s top dramas and movies!
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled Love, Lies (해어화), released in April 2016. The movie was distributed by Lotte Entertainment, directed by Park Heung-sik, and produced by Park Sun-jin.
The movie features three leading actors and actress, such as Yoo Yeon-seok, actress Han Hyo-joo, and actress Chun Woo-hee. Love, Lies is a movie with a story that tells about the last gisaeng in the nation and they are committed to singing a classical Korean song or jeongga. Jung So-yul (played by Han Hyo-joo) falls in love with a pop music producer, Kim Yoon-woo (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) and she makes a debut as a pop singer. Jung So-yul has a best friend named Seo Yeon-hee (played by Chun Woo-hee) which makes So-yul jealous and feeling betrayed after Kim Yoon-woo helps her to debut as a singer too. The amazing story-line has been written by Ha Young-joon, Jeon Yun-su, and Song Hye-jin.
The background story is set-up with a reconstruction of Seoul in the 1940s, accompanied by the costumes, music, and location setting which is praised for the great movie production.
Mood of the Day
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled Mood Of The Day (그날의 분위기), released in January 2016. The movie was distributed by Showbox, directed by Jo Kyu-jang, and produced by Choi Jin.
The movie starred by 2 leading actors and actress, such as Yoo Yeon-seok and Moon Chae-won. Mood Of The Day is a romantic-comedy movie telling the story of Kim Jae-hyun (played by Yoo Yeon-seok), who is a talented former basketball player who’s now working as a sports manager. In this movie, Kim Jae-hyun must head to Busan to fulfill his wish to send a novice and promising player Kang Chul to America. Moon Chae-won, who is playing the role of Bae Soo-jung, who works at an advertising agency is also headed to Busan for a business trip and they accidentally meet on the KTX train. Kim Jae-hyun and Bae Soo-jung spend 24 hours together in Busan as their story just begins.
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled Perfect Proposal (은밀한 유혹), released in June 2015. The movie was distributed by CJ Entertainment, directed by Yoon Jae-gu, and produced by Min Jin-su.
The movie is starring two lead actors and actresses, such as Yoo Yeon-seok and Im Soo-jung. Perfect Proposal is a movie that tells about a university student who just graduated and is working as a waiter at a Macanese bar, the girl named Jenny Yoo, whose real name is Yoo Ji-yeon (played by Im Soo-jung). She needs to work at the bar after her credit card gets stolen by her colleague and she has to pay all the sudden increasing debt. Luckily, one of her Macanese friends offers her a job and she has an interview with the son of a successful gambling corporation chairman who owns half of the casinos in Macau, named Kim Sung-yeol (played by Yoo Yeon-seok).
Yoo Ji-yeon is asked by Kim Sung-yeol if she wants to become his father’s new bride. Kim Sung-yeol does a trick to inherit his father’s property because he has been originally disinherited due to his status. The story begins after Yoo Ji-yeon accepts the offer and starts attracting the old man until a murder case happens in the middle of the movie’s story. The story-line is amazing, it is written by Yoon Jae-gu, who is also a director of the movie.
The Royal Tailor
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled The Royal Tailor (상의원), released in December 2014. The movie was distributed by Showbox in South Korea and Finecut worldwide, directed by Lee Won-suk, and produced by Kim Su-jin and Yun In-beom.
The movie is starred by three lead actors and one actress, namely Yoo Yeon-seok, Han Suk-kyu, Go Soo, and actress Park Shin-hye. The Royal Tailor is a movie that tells the story of the only royal tailor named Jo Dol-seok (played by Han Suk-kyu) and he is the one who made the revolution of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty fashion. The scene story begins at the kingdom of Joseon and Jo Dol-seok has tailored the clothes for three generations of Kings, which is around 30 years. In this movie, Jo Dol-seok is jealous of the talent of the young designer in the kingdom, named Lee Gong-jin (played by Go Soo), who invented hanboks for women in bell-shaped design. Meanwhile, they’re both working at the request from the Queen (played by Park Shin-hye) and King (played by Yoo Yeon-seok). The amazing story-line was written by Lee Byoung-hak.
A fun fact about The Royal Tailor is that more than 1000 hanbok appeared in the movie and it cost ₩7.2 billion of the total budget.
The Whistle Blower
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled The Whistle Blower (제보자), released in October 2014. The movie was distributed by Megabox Plus M and M-Line Distribution, directed by Yim Soon-rye, and produced by Lee Choon-yeon and Na Jung-il.
The movie is starred by three lead actors, such as Yoo Yeon-seok, Park Hae-il, and Lee Geung-yeong. The Whistle Blower is a fictional movie that tells a story based on a real-life scientist named Hwang Woo-suk, who is at the center of a large investigation of scientific fraud. Hwang Woo-suk gained internationally renowned in 2004 as he claimed a successful human cloning embryonic stem cells. In this movie, a TV news producer named Yoo Min-cheol (played by Park Hae-il) is desperate for his investigative journalism program PD Chase until one day, he discovers that a scientist named Lee Jang-hwan (played by Lee Geung-young) is involved in this case. Yoon Min-cheol keeps doing the investigation until he receives an anonymous call from a young scientist who works in Lee Jang-hwan’s lab, his name is Shim Min-ho (played by Yoo Yeon-seok).
A Werewolf Boy
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년), released in October 2012. The movie was distributed by CJ Entertainment, directed by Jo Sung-hee, and produced by Kim Su-jin, Yu In-beom, and Jeong Tae-seong.
A Werewolf Boy is a fantasy-romance movie starring Park Bo-young and Song Joong-ki as the leading female and male role. Meanwhile, Yoo Yeon-seok appears in a supporting role in this movie. The story of this movie revolves around Kim Sun-yi (played by Park Bo-young) who moves from Seoul to a small village where she eventually finds a young man who’s around 19 years old in their yard. The young man has been adopted by Kim Sun-yi’s mother and she named him Chul Soo (played by Song Joong-ki). However, it seemed strange because his blood type is unknown and he can’t speak nor read just like a normal human does. Chul Soo behaves like a wild beast, but Kim Sun-yi slowly trains him and believes that he can act normal like a human by teaching him how to wait patiently before asking for a meal, how to speak, write, wear clothes, and many things that human can do.
Everything seems peaceful until Ji-tae (played by Yoo Yeon-seok), the son of the business partner of Kim Sun-yi’s late father comes from Seoul and appears in front of Kim Sun-yi and Chul Soo. Ji-tae is interested in Kim Sun-yi which makes Chul Soo jealous and he wants to protect her as she is acting annoyed in Ji-tae’s presence.
One day, Ji-tae comes over and makes a fuss in front of Kim Sun-yi’s family and he tries to get rid of Chul Soo. Following his natural instinct as a beast, Chul Soo lets out his anger in order to protect Kim Sun-yi from Ji-tae and suddenly makes the whole village want to attack Chul Soo. As both of them have already opened their hearts to each other and share the same feelings, Kim Sun-yi needs to leave Chul Soo who risks his life to be with her and asks him to promise to wait for her until she comes back.
At the beginning of the movie, there’s a scene of an old woman who lives in the US and receives a phone call about the sale of her old family home in South Korea. The unknown elder woman is actually Kim Sun-yi and she has finally returned to her hometown and met her granddaughter as the flashback story of her and Chul Soo was going. Kim Sun-yi is in her sixties when she finally finds Chul Soo waiting for her inside the shed as he hands her the note that she wrote 47 years ago. Chul Soo waited for so long until he met Kim Sun-yi again and she asked him to read her a book until she fell asleep. When she woke up the next day, Chul Soo wasn’t there anymore and had left the place with her granddaughter as she received a phone call asking whether she wanted to sell the property or not and Sun-yi choose to not sell the place. Chul Soo stares from afar as Sun-yi’s car drives away from the place she used to live in with her family and Chul Soo.
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (낭만닥터 김사부), aired from November 7th, 2016, until January 16th, 2017. The drama was aired on SBS, directed by Yoon In-shik, and written by Kang Eun-kyung.
Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim is a medical, melodrama and romance television series that became a big hit as it reached 20% in ratings for plotting and the performance of every cast member. The drama starred Yoo Yeon-seok, Seo Hyun-jin, and Han Suk-kyu in the leading roles.
The drama tells the story of a certified surgeon and a person well-known as a genius, Boo Yong-joo (played by Han Suk-kyu), who used to work at Seoul’s top hospital, Geodae. One day, he gets traumatized by an incident and decides to disappear. He changes his name to Kim Sa-bu and begins to work at the small hospital, Doldam, which is located in Gangwon Province. As he is working there, Kim Sa-bu guides doctor Kang Dong-joo (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) and doctor Yoon Seo-jeong (played by Seo Hyun-jin), and they are being trained to reject the power of money to cure the patients.
Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) that aired from July 7th, 2018, until September 30th, 2018. The drama was aired on tvN and premiered internationally on Netflix, directed by Lee Eung-bok, and written by Jinnie Choi.
Mr. Sunshine is a historical, romance and melodrama television series which recorded as the 3rd top highest ranking for cable television drama with 21,828% from The Seoul. The drama starred Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han in the leading roles.
Lee Byung-hun is the actor who played the main character Mr. Sunshine, named Choi Yoo-jin, who was born in slavery but he successfully escapes to the United States after a traumatic event during 1871 Shinmiyangnyo, the expedition from the US to Korea and he changes his name to Eugene Choi. He returns back to Joseon as a US Marine Corps officer and finally meets an aristocrat’s daughter, Go Ae-shin (played by Kim Tae-ri) who lost her parents as an infant and she trains as a sniper to join the Righteous army. The story follows Choi Yoo-jin falling in love with Go Ae-shin. There is also a man named Goo Dong-mae (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) who’s the son of a butcher and he flees away to Japan after his parents’ death. In Japan, he becomes a part of a Yakuza group and names himself Ishida Sho. When he was young, he was helped by Go Ae-shin and feels gratitude toward her kindness, he grows a deep affection for her.