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SERIES – Glory isn’t just for the young. The Golden Globe ceremony, boycotted by Hollywood this year, awarded actor O Yeong-su the award for best supporting actor. The 77-year-old actor plays player 001 in the Netflix seriesSquid Game.
This is the first time that a South Korean actor has won this distinction, dismissing big names in American cinema: Billy Crudup, Kieran Culkin, Mark Duplass and Brett Goldstein.
This recognition of the world of cinema comes at the same time as the sudden notoriety of O Yeong-su. The 77-year-old actor has seen his life change since leavingSquid Game on Netflix. “I feel like I’m floating in the air,” he explained on the MBC channel. “Things have changed a lot. Even when I go out to a cafe or a place like that, I must now be aware of [l’image que je véhicule]. It made me think that being famous is hard too. ”
O Yeong-su is a victim of “Squid Game Syndrome”. “So many people have contacted me, and since I don’t have a manager to help me, it is difficult for me to manage the volume of calls and messages that I receive,” he says. It is his daughter who helps him to manage all these new requests.
World famous Squid Game
Si O Yeong-su starred in other feature films and plays before Squid Game, since he began his acting career in the 1980s. But it is thanks to the Netflix series that he has gained worldwide notoriety.
Planetary success, Squid Game, which will be entitled to a season 2, broke all records on the Netflix platform. The series was released on September 17, 2021 on Netflix and has captured more than 140 million homes worldwide. It was ranked number 1 in 94 countries. And Squid Game has been a godsend for the streaming platform, as its broadcast has seen it gain 4.4 million new subscribers and earn nearly $ 1.4 billion. Double the amount earned in the third quarter of 2020.
O Yeong-su thus knows a world notoriety at the twilight of his life, and welcomes him with philosophy. “Our company often recognizes only the first place, as if all the others don’t matter. As if only the first place existed, and the second made no sense. But even though the second place lost to the first, the second place also beat the third. Everyone is therefore a winner ”, he confided in October on the South Korean television channel.
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