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South Korean actor Gong Yoo turned 43 today. Here are the best movies and series to watch on the Squid Game actor’s special day:

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016)

“Guardian” is a unique show in which Gong Yoo plays the role of a 939-year-old goblin. The goblin leads a cursed life on the planet. He is looking for a bride who can put an end to his misery and help him leave this mortal world. His hunt for centuries leads him to Ji Eun-tak, his bride-to-be. The drama features powerful performances and explores emotions such as love and fear.

Coffee Prince (2007)

Coffee Prince is an important show in Gong’s career, which also cemented his position as one of the top actors in Korean cinema. In fact, some believe the show made him an overnight sensation in Korea. Coffee Prince ventures into the uncomfortable realms of sexuality, leading to a series of unfortunate and not-so-unfortunate events. Gong plays a café owner, Choi Han-kyul, who falls in love with Go Eun Chan, his café employee. However, she is a tomboy, which makes Choi question herself.

Seo Book (2021)

Seo Bok is a Korean hit film starring Gong Yoo as Gi-heon, a former secret service agent. The film explores the issue of human cloning as the protagonist grapples with Seo Bok, the first human clone. Bok is made by stem cells and genetic engineering. The heat rises as multiple forces, good and evil, seek to control Bok, who holds the secret to attain immortality. The film also has exciting action sequences that will keep the audience engaged.

Train to Busan (2016)

Train to Busan is a film that put Gong Yoo on the international map. Only the fittest and fittest can survive in the zombie apocalypse movie. However, the film also takes you on an emotional journey of Seok-woo and his daughter Su-an, who embark on a trip to Busan to celebrate the latter’s birthday with her mother. The alcoholic father’s struggle to fulfill his daughter’s wish will definitely bring you to tears.

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