The 20-year-old actor, the first Korean actor to win the Best Actress award at the Venice International Film Festival, responded firmly, "No." And he said, "Star. It's just the beginning." It was an interview with humility and spirit.

The actor who announced the beginning of the legend has become a symbol of the Korean film industry for more than 30 years. The name is Kang Soo-yeon. This name Seokja, who lived in the same era or not, is deeply imprinted in the public's head. Kang Soo-yeon was the beginning of the 'World Star'.

At 3 p.m. on the 7th, Kang Soo-yeon ended her short life of 55 years and became a star in the sky. Kang Soo-yeon, who had collapsed at home on the 5th and was receiving hospital treatment, eventually passed away without regaining consciousness. The incredible news shocked and saddened the film industry as well as the public.

The actor dies and leaves his name and work. We looked back on the 51 years since the debut of the original world star Kang Soo-yeon, debuted.

Born in 1966, Kang made her debut as a child actor at the age of four. He acted as an exclusive actor on Dongyang Broadcasting (TBC) and appeared in about 100 movies and dramas until he was 20 years old. The transition from child to adult has surpassed the transition with charm and acting skills. He became a "high-teen star" with the KBS youth drama "High School Student Diary," and jumped to become a youth star by appearing in "Whale Hunting 2" and "Mimi and Chul-soo's Youth Sketch."

Kang Soo-yeon, who met director Lim Kwon-taek, began to show her acting skills at a young age in her 20s. In 1987, she won the Best Actress Award at the Venice International Film Festival for director Lim Kwon-taek's film "Seedback," surprising the domestic and foreign film industry. Kang was the first Korean actor to win an acting award at one of the world's top three film festivals. Two years later, in 1989, she won the Best Actress Award for "Azease Baraje" at the Moscow International Film Festival, one of the world's top four film festivals.

Although the international spotlight received at a young age could have been a burden, Kang Soo-yeon continued her bold challenge without being weighed down by the weight of the prime minister. He expanded his acting range by appearing in various genres such as "Falling Has Wings" in 1990, "On the Way to the Racecourse" in 1992, "Blue in You" in 1993, "Go Alone Like the Horn of Musso" in 1995, "Daughters' Dinner" in 1998, and " Trout" in 1999. The 1990s were called the 'Korean Film Renaissance.' Kang Soo-yeon, who was already the best star in the film industry, has helped develop the quality of Korean films by showing her new works such as Im Sang-soo and director Lee Hyun-seung.

It swept the awards not only abroad but also at home. She was spotlighted as the best actress by receiving more than 10 Best Actress awards at the Daejong Award Film Festival, Baeksang Arts Awards, and Blue Dragon Film Awards.

In his 20s, he received attention from all over the world as a character that showed the classical female image of Korea, but in his 30s, he showed off his acting skills by showing the independent female image of modern Korea. Based on the solid basic skills of accurate pronunciation and vocalization, he skillfully used various emotions and showed unwavering performance in any work.

Kang appeared in many TV dramas as a child and a teenager, but her career as an adult was mainly in movies. However, he challenged a TV drama in 2001 and announced his successful return to his home turf. It was the SBS historical drama "Woman Incheonha," which aired in 2001.

In this work, Kang Soo-yeon played a charismatic role as Jeong Nan-jeong, who overcame her humble status and rose to the top power in the palace through resourcefulness and secret struggle. The movie gained popularity as a national drama with a viewer rating of nearly 50 percent. Kang Soo-yeon, who led the 150th long drama, reaffirmed her reputation as the best actor in the broadcasting industry by receiving the year-end acting award.

As his reputation and position became solid, he focused not only on acting activities but also on administrative activities as a filmmaker. He was very interested in the pending issues of the film industry, spoke out, and ran on his feet. In the early 2000s, he worked hard to protect Korean films against U.S. trade pressure while serving as vice president of the "Screen Quarter Guardian Angels."

The Busan International Film Festival, which has established itself as an international film festival representing Korea, has been together since the beginning. Since the launch of the Busan International Film Festival in 1996, he has served as a judge and executive committee member, contributing to strengthening the foundation of the film festival, and in 2015, he led the film festival for two years.

This was when the festival faced its worst crisis. After the "Diving Bell" incident in 2014, it was not only under external pressure but also under internal conflict, and in 2016, it was unclear whether the film festival would be held. Kang Soo-yeon, who attended a press conference at the time, expressed her determined will to revise the articles of association, a key topic of holding the film festival, saying, "There is no way to keep the film festival without doing it."

Kang Soo-yeon, who took full responsibility for the film festival in crisis, reportedly felt a lot of pressure and stress. Eventually, he resigned in 2017 to take responsibility for years of conflict and disruption.

Kang Soo-yeon, who expressed her desire for a "grandmother actor," reiterated that her duty was "acting." He also said that the fate of the actor, who has no choice but to be a "chosen person," has no choice but to wait for a good work.

Kang Soo-yeon's wish came true for the first time in more than a decade. He was cast in the new film "Jung-eun," directed by Yeon Sang-ho, who is currently the hottest in the film and OTT industries. Director Yeon Sang-ho wrote with Kang in mind from the stage of writing the scenario. Kang finished filming in January. It was his first return to acting in 10 years, but he was more passionate than any other actor and took care of his colleagues and production crew.

It was time to rewrite the word "start now," which he said in his early 20s. An environment has been set up to put down the mission and responsibility of an adult representing the film industry and to be faithful to the actor's role.

However, Kang Soo-yeon collapsed at her home on the 5th and became a star in the sky without waking up. To quote actor Cho Hyun-chul, who said, "Death is a change in the way of existence," she has only been subjected to biological changes, and we will all be forever in our hearts as "actress Kang Soo-yeon."

May she rest in peace.

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