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Actor Song Kang-ho has set a new record as the first Korean celebrity whose movies have sold a total of 100 million tickets.

The veteran actor reached this new milestone in Korean cinema history as his film “The Age of Shadows” surpassed 7 million viewers on Tuesday.

Song has starred in a total of 22 films since his first leading role in 1998, including the internationally renowned “The Host” (2006), “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” (2008), “Snowpiercer” (2013) and “The Attorney” (2013). Last year also marked the actor’s 20th year since his acting debut. With his recent appearance in “Age,” the actor shows no signs of slowing down.

“The Age of Shadows” is a spy thriller set during the Japanese colonial era. Song plays a Japanese officer working as a double agent whose motivations are revealed throughout the movie. The film also marked the fourth working collaboration between Song and director Kim Jee-woon. Their teamwork played a big role in the success of Song’s extensive film career.

“The Age of Shadows” is in theaters now.

By Chung Jin-hong
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