The enticing villain of “Reborn Rich” Lee Sung Min: Working his way up from minor role, earning ‘Best Actor’ in his 50s 

Lee Sung Min promises to bring the best performance to the series with years experiences and awards under his belt. 

While Song Joong Ki confidently takes over the lead in new and anticipated JTBC’s drama “Reborn Rich”, the series main villain Jin Yang Chul, played by Lee Sung Min, is also a considerable character. A top dog in the business world, Yang Chul single-handedly built the all-mighty Sunyang corporation. Certainly, Jin Yang Chul could never foretell the day the close secretary murdered by the family would be reborn as his youngest grandson, Jin Do Joo. Traveling back in time to be reincarnated as a young boy, Hyun Woo plots a plan to overthrow Jin Yang Chul, archnemesis and now his grandfather. 

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To take over the main villain of the series, Lee Sung Min has a spine-chilling performance. Not surprisingly, this is not the actor’s first time as a villain. In fact, he has taken on a variety of roles throughout his career. 

A veteran actor with 40 years of experience under his belt 

Lee Sung Min was born in 1968 and first debuted as a theater actor in 1985. Early in his career, with polished acting skills, Sung Min was recognized with a series of awards, including ‘Best New Actor’ at the “Daegu Theater Festival” 1992, ‘Best Actor’ at the “Daegu Theater Festival” 1998 and at the “Korean Theater Festival” 2001. 

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2014 marked his transition to filming with minor roles in such films as “Father and Son: The Story of Mencius”, “Flying Boys” and “My Mother, the Mermaid”. These movies were from famous producers, gaining subsequent fame following release. Despite his relatively little screen-time, Lee Sung Min strived to fulfill his role and received corresponding respect from his colleagues. 

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Championing in the field

After 30 years in the field, Lee Sung Min only received attention from the public and critics in 2011. The year witnessed many of his television works, including “My Princess”, “Can You Hear My Heart”, “A Thousand Days’ Promise” and “Brain”. A year later, he took on a supporting role in “The King 2 Hearts” and a main role in the hit medical series “Golden Time”. 

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The fruits to his labour came in 2015 as he won the ‘Best Actor – Television’ at the “Baeksang Arts Awards” and ‘Best Actor – Film’ in the same award ceremony 4 years later. They stood as a testimony for his finally recognized success in both movies and television series. 

Source: K14

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