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Park Kwang-jung dies at 46

Korean actor starred in 'Wife's Lover'

Korean actor and theater director Park Kwang-jung, who starred in “Driving with My Wife’s Lover,” died of lung cancer Dec. 15 in Seoul. He was 46.

Park debuted in theatrical world as a director in 1992, and was one of the most well-known theater directors in Korea. He also performed in various films and TV dramas, usually as a supporting actor portraying. As a film actor, he started his career in helmer Lee Jang-ho’s “Myong-Ja Akiko Sonia”(1992) and starred in more than 20 films including helmer Song Neung-han’s “No.3″(1997).

In 2006, he took a leading role for the first time in his film career with “Driving with My Wife’s Lover.” He received the Best Actor award from the 1st International Emerging Talent Film Festival in Monaco for his performance as a man obsessed with his wife’s affair.

Pic was screened in Sundance and Rotterdam in 2007, and its remake rights were recently sold for the U.S.

— Han Sunhee

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