Ryu Seung-ryong joins top actor club
His latest film, “A Gift from Room 7,” reached the milestone on Saturday, a month after its release on Jan. 23, according to the Korean Film Council. It is the eighth Korean film to do so.
“Gwanghae,” also starring Ryu, has become the third-most-watched film in the domestic industry since being released in September with ticket sales of 12.3 million. The other actors in the group include Seol Kyung-gu, who starred in “Silmido” and “Haeundae,” and Kim In-kwon of “Haeundae” and “Gwanghae.” Ryu is the first actor whose two films have reached the milestone consecutively. In “A Gift from Room 7,” Ryu played Yong-gu, a father with a developmental disability convicted for a crime he didn’t commit. He is held at prison cell No. 7 along with some of the country’s worst criminals.
In “Gwanghae,” he played Heo Kyun, a high-ranking official in the royal court. By Moon Gwang-lip