Fantasia 2011: Actor Ryoo Seung-beom sends video thanks, too
Korean actor Ryoo Seung-beom had roles in two very different movies at Montrealâ€™s Fantasia Film Festival, and was quite convincing in both.
In the comedy Foxy Festival he played an everyday sort of guy who makes a living selling fishy snacks-on-a-stick from a food cart.
In real life Ryoo is in his 30s, but by his look and demeanour, this character could have been 18.
In The Unjust, Ryoo played a public prosecutor, a powerful man who wears fancy suits, yells at his employees, seems to have got his position at least partly through his father-in-law and seems remarkably uninterested in the very concept of justice.
The Fantasia Feature Film Jury gave a best actor award to Ryoo for this role, and to Hwang Jeong-min, who played his nemesis in the police dept.
Ryoo sent a thank-you video to the jury and Fantasia fans, just as his brother, Ryoo Seung-wan, the director of The Unjust did. ) Actor Ryoo says heâ€™s sorry he could not be here in Montreal to accept the award in person, but heâ€™d like to visit in the future. He says that heâ€™s a DJ as well as an actor and maybe he could play for us, so we can all Rock and Roll!