Two world-famous Korean movie stars make appearances in Netflix’s “Squid Game” series. Did you recognize them?
Each major series has its guest stars, and Squid Game is no exception! The new Netflix phenomenon, number one in consultations in more than 70 countries, has indeed welcomed two distinguished guests, well known to moviegoers and fans of Korean cinema!
The first guest appears from the first episode. In the role of the seller who contacts Gi Hoon to offer him a part of ddakji (see above) Gong Yoo (known to audiences for his role in the horror film Last Train to Busan) made an appearance that was as short as it was memorable.
His presence is not entirely a coincidence, since the 42-year-old comedian had already been directed by Hwang Dong-hyeok, the creator of Squid Game, in his film Silenced (2011). New in France, the film was nevertheless screened in Paris as part of the Korean Film Festival in 2012.
Another actor also directed Hwang Dong-hyeok (this time in the landmark film The Fortress) appears in Squid Game : this is Lee Byung-hun. Huge star of Korean cinema (he appeared in the excellent films A Bittersweet Life and I met the devil by Kim Jee-woon) he recently left to conquer Hollywood to shoot big-show movies like Terminator. : Genisys and GI Joe: Conspiracy …
Lee Byung-hun only appears at the end of the series, in a role nonetheless of capital importance: it is indeed he who lends his features to the masked man who reveals his face Hwang Jun-ho (the policeman infiltrated behind the scenes of the Squid Game) in the penultimate episode.
The entire series Squid Game can be found now exclusively on Netflix.