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A Complete Guide To Lee Min Ho's Past Movie Roles

His first role was a gangster!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Gangnam Blues/Showbox/Mediaplex, (RIGHT) Bounty Hunters/Le Vision Pictures

As we all know, Lee Min Ho's new drama, The King: Eternal Monarchwill be hitting our small screens this April! We're sure you've already binge-watched his well-known dramas such as Legend Of The Blue Sea (2016), The Heirs (2013), City Hunter (2011), and Boys Over Flowers (2009) in preparation for his role as an Emperor from a parallel universe. 

Our bb boy, although he hasn't starred in many films yet, has had some memorable movie roles since 2008. Check them out below: 

1. Public Enemy Returns (2008) 

Genre: Drama/Action 

Lee Min Ho's role: Jeong Ha-yeon, a young "gangster" 

What the movie's about: The Korean Film Council tells us that in this film, a detective named Kang Chul-jung (Sol Kyung Gu) has been fighting crime for 15 years, but "he leads a financially insecure life." Meanwhile, there's Lee Won-sul (Jung Jae Young), the wealthy honcho who recruits young boys to work for him AND forces them to take the fall whenever his crimes are discovered. Chul-jung makes it his mission to take him down. 

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Fun fact: The film is the sequel to Public Enemy (2002) and Another Public Enemy (2005). 

2. Our School's E.T. (2008) 

Genre: Drama/Comedy 

Lee Min Ho's role: A high school student named Oh Sang-hoon

What the movie's about: According to the Korean Film Council website, a gym teacher named Chun Sung-geun (Kim Soo Ro) is called "E.T." by his students. He works at a competitive private high school, but he's not exactly the most hardworking teacher there. So, when a parent requests that the school get rid of the "useless gym class" and expand the hours for English classes, Sung-geun does his best to become an English teacher in two weeks in order not to lose his job.

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The website writes: "His only weapon is his amazingly incomparable physical strength and with the help of a few students who understand his warm heart, he starts a perilous and knee-slapping journey to become the schools E.T." 

Fun fact: The movie also stars well-known K-drama personalities like Park Bo YoungBaek Sung Hyun, and Moon Chae Won

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3. Gangnam Blues (2015)

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Genre: Action/Drama 

Lee Min Ho's role: Kim Jong-dae, the adopted son of a former gang leader

What the movie's about: The movie is set in the 1970s, during the height of political corruption in Gangnam, Seoul. Gangnam Blues' Korea Film Council description goes like this:

"Childhood friends Jong-dae (Min Ho) and Yong-ki (Kim Rae Won) struggle to get by, until their shanty homes are demolished by local thugs. Desperate for cash, they get involved in violent political clashes and are separated during one of the skirmishes. Three years later, Jong-dae lives as an honest man with former gang leader Kil-su. Meanwhile, Yong-ki has joined Seoul's most powerful criminal organization and fights over the lands in Gangnam, all in the name of putting together secret political funds that drive up the value of the city." You can stream the movie on Viu

Fun fact: Soompi writes that Min Ho also filmed a sex scene with actress Kim Ji Soo, but it was edited out of the movie. 

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4. Bounty Hunters (2016) 

Genre: Action/Comedy 

Lee Min Ho's role: San, a martial arts expert 

The sitch: The Chinese + Korean film tells the story of five bounty hunters who travel all over Asia in search of money. Soompi writes that Lee Min Ho's character is incredibly skilled in martial arts, but he still maintains his charming and cute personality. The film takes place in many locations across Asia, including Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand.

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Fun fact: According to SBS, the movie made 50 million Chinese Yuan (P357.76 million) on its opening day. WOW! 

BONUS: Lee Min Ho had a ~*cameo*~ in the 2018 film Believer

"My seat was right next to Lee Min Ho...His face is smaller than mine!" Watch the funny scene here: 


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