After appearing in TV dramas and some minor roles in film, Joo was first cast as a lead in Dance Dance in 1999, for which he underwent extensive dance training.
Although the film itself did not perform well, it gave Joo some publicity before he broke through with the box-office and critical hit Happy End.
His role as a spurned lover in this psycho-drama attracted considerable notice in Korea, and the film itself also traveled to Hong Kong.
After some films he had been cast in were cancelled due to lack of financing, Joo did the 2003 boxing drama Punch with Shin Min-ah, then returned to the big screen in 2004, in the comedy Liar based on the play Run for Your Wife by Ray Cooney.A Frozen Flower, Yoo Ha's controversial 2008 film which revolved around the love triangle between a homosexual Goryeo king (Joo), his queen (Song Ji-hyo), and the royal guard (Jo In-sung) they're both in love with, He said he is still waiting for a new role, a complete departure from the brooding masculinity he has come to be equated with."All male actors dream of playing macho men at one point or another, but they also dream of playing emotionally complex roles. On the big screen, Joo reunited with director Kwak Kyung-taek for Friend: The Great Legacy, the sequel to the 2001 hit film.Commenting guidelines - Stay on topic and do not spam.- Emoticons are fun, but actual thoughts are appreciated. - Post only in English, as this is an English language community. i love all his movies and dramas specially terroir. I think he is so great and much different from other actors.
- Do not share pages or media unrelated to the topic you are commenting on. Repeated rule breaking will result in blacklisting. he has this mysterious aura that you would like to unravel. He is ordinary looking but is so much better than that.- Do not request or mention illegal download/streaming services. - Respect the right of other users to share their opinion. I think he is handsome more than good looking actors.I'm sadly to say but I wish him the very best b/c I know somedays he's unhappy b/c his father died the veteran actor Kim Mu Sang.Subscribe to Han Cinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.To comply with Wikipedia's lead section guidelines, please consider modifying the lead to provide an accessible overview of the article's key points in such a way that it can stand on its own as a concise version of the article.