Koihime Musou Girls and Famous Koreans - REBOOTED, Part I: Li Dian, Kazuto Hongo and AHN Sung-ki (NSFW alert!)
|John AHN... PENIS. Wait... What? You intended to say this, didn't you?|
Most of Koihime Musou girls are sharing the same surname with Koreans but in particular way, there is a girl who share the same given name in Hangul or not related at all. In this Rebooted version of Koihime Musou Girls and Famous Koreans, we will talk about a famous and versatile Korean veteran actor with unusual name... or even extraordinary and outrageous.
First Lieutenant Ahn Sung-ki (Hangul/Hanja/Romanization: 안성기/安聖基/Ahn Seong-gi; born January 1st 1952 in Daegu Metropole) is a South Korean actor and military personnel in the Republic of Korea Army. He was born on January 1st 1952 in Daegu during Korean War (1950-1953). On that time, Ahn's family flee to Daegu from Seoul because North Korean Forces invaded South Korea's capital city. He is a member of Sunheung Ahn Clan (순흥안씨/順興安氏), a clan which is originated from the commune of Sunheung-myeon, Yeongju City, Northern Gyeongsang Province. As a devout Roman Catholic, he received his baptismal name 'John' (Kor: 사도요한).
He started his acting career when he was five years old. He grew up as a child actor - graduating Kyungdong Middle School in Seoul Seongbuk-gu, from which Cho Yong-pil also graduated - appearing in director Kim Ki-young's celebrated film The Housemaid/하녀 (1960). Starting from the 1980s, he appeared in nearly 100 movies and these include a box-office movie entitled Two Cops/투캅스 where he became a senior detective along with his sidekick, Park Joong-hoon as a new police recruit.
He was a later graduate of the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, majoring in Vietnamese Language. During Vietnam War (1955-1975), he served for the Republic of Korea Army as artillery officer in prior to his graduation from HUFS. He volunteered himself to serve the army for two years with his additional ability to speak Vietnamese. Because of his ability to speak several foreign languages, UNICEF appointed Ahn as a representative, and his image is often seen in advertisements on planes travelling to Korea. He acted twice as the President of South Korea in the movies the Romantic President (2002) and Hanbando (2006).
On 23 June 2012, Ahn, along with Lee Byung-hun, became some of the first Korean actors to leave their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He was recommended by the Korean Film Producers Association for his body of work. He married with Oh So-young and blessed with two sons, Ahn Da-bin and Ahn Philip. His second son, Ahn Philip is a tribute to Korean-American Actor and son of Korean Independence Activist - Sir Dosan Ahn Chang-ho, Philip Ahn.