Film Actor Ahn Sung-ki

What is it to stay consistent? One's original passion and thoughts can easily fade away and be forgotten as time passes by. Ahn Sung-ki (안성기), one of the most celebrated Korean film actors of all time, sat with MiA Collective Art and shared the challenges and struggles of his early career as a young actor and how he persisted to keep his original thoughts and passion in acting. 

Born in 1952 in South Korea, Ahn Sung-ki is one of Korea's most acclaimed and respected actors, having debuted in 1957 as a child actor at the age of five. Since the 1980s, he appeared in nearly 100 movies, winning numerous best actor awards from domestic and Asia-Pacific film festivals. In 1996, he was awarded the "Sports Nipon Art Grand Prize" with "Sleeping Man" directed by Okuri Kohei, a renowned Japanese director. Ahn was also appointed as a special representative from UNICEF with his ability to speak several foreign languages and along with Lee Byung-hun in 2012, Ahn became some of the first Korean actors to leave their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.