He's been cast as the leading man in some of the most celebrated and recognized movies in South Korea, and is one of the highest-profile actors in the ROK film industry.
He never had any formal training, only in social theatre groups.
South Korean (domestic)
- Joint Security Area- Oh Kyung-pil
- Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance- Park Dong-jin
- Memories of Murder- Park Doo-man
- The President's Barber- Seong Han-mo
- The Host (2006)- Park Gang-du
- The Show Must Go On 2007- Kang In-goo
- The Good, the Bad, the Weird- Yoon Tae-goo, "The Weird"
- Thirst (2009)- Sang-hyeon
- Secret Reunion- Lee Han-gyoo
- Snowpiercer- Namgoong Minsoo
- The Age Of Shadows- Lee Jung-chool
- A Taxi Driver- Kim Man-seob
- Parasite (2019) - Kim ki-Taek
- Broker - Sang-hyeon
International, including American
- Madagascar (2005) - Alex (Korean dub, theatrical version)
- The Interview (2014) - DMZ soldier watching the interview (Uncredited cameo)