Gang Dong-Won (Kang Dong-won) born 18 January 1981. He is a South Korean actor. Kang lay low in 2013, with the exception of appearing in The X, a 30-minute spy thriller directed by Kim Jee-woon that showcases the visual potential of ScreenX, a new 270-degree exhibition system. In 2014, Kang returned to the big screen in Yoon Jong-bin’s period action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant, playing an illegitimate nobleman’s son who attempts to destroy a group of Robin Hood-like outlaws in 19th century Joseon Dynasty.
He next starred in My Brilliant Life, E J-yong’s film adaptation of Kim Aeran’s bestselling novel My Palpitating Life about a couple who must watch their son suffering from progeria grow prematurely old. This is his second time to collaborate with actress Song Hye-kyo, after Love For Sale; at the time they both belonged to United Artist Agency, which Kang had joined in 2013. (He signed with a new agency, YG Entertainment, in 2016.)
In 2015, Kang reunited with Jeon Woo-chi co-star Kim Yoon-seok in mystery thriller The Priests. In 2016, he starred alongside Hwang Jung-min in the crime film A Violent Prosecutor; the film is currently the 2nd highest grossing Korean film of the year. He then appeared in Uhm Tae-hwa’s fantasy film Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned and Cho Ui-seok’s thriller film Master. Kang has also been cast in the upcoming film Burning, directed by award-winning Poetry director Lee Chang-dong.